https://thebandarblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/wrap-ups-9.pngHave you ever read a book, loved it, and just wished there were more of it? Or perhaps read a book and thought it was mediocre because there just needed to be more to the story? Or maybe you thought a book would benefit from having more romance scenes or more deaths or WHATEVER. Well today I’m going through 8 books that just needed more something. Caution: there will be a lot of snarkasm in this post, so avert your eyes if you offend easily.
1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern needed more pizazz
Sorry (not sorry) friends who loved this book. I really enjoyed it until the ending, at which point it just kind of fizzled out. In fact, I can barely recall how it ends. All I remember is that I wish there had been more oomph . Yes, waiter, I’ll have some oomph with a side of pizazz please. Make that a double so I don’t yawn my way through the ending next time.
2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline needed more because I’m obsessed
Why can’t this book be just the first in a 100-book series (shut up all of you who are saying it wouldn’t be as good if there were more books. I CAN LIVE IN MY FANTASY WORLD). I loved this book, and I WANT MORE READY PLAYER ONE.
3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn needed more parents acting like parents
Our main characters in Gone Girl would have benefitted by having more parental units in the picture, because those two people were FUBAR’d and could have used being slapped around as kids once or twice (or a million times… I’m looking at you, Amy).
4. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness needed more beta readers
*SPOILER ALERT* I’m sorry (no I’m not), but I was pissed about this book ending EXACTLY where it began. Why didn’t someone stop Patrick and say, Sir, you should end this book differently. Actually, I don’t want to read a 500-page book only to have my main character View Spoiler »STUCK WITH THE SAME PEOPLE HE WAS TRYING TO ESCAPE THE ENTIRE TIME. WTF. « Hide Spoiler
5. The Bone Season (series) by Samantha Shannon needed more lovin’
I swear Nora Roberts needs to freaking stage an intervention with Samantha Shannon because WE NEED MORE DAMN ROMANCE IN THESE NOVELS. Never before has a kiss felt as rewarding as it does in this series, but I’m ready for things to be taken up a notch, okay?
6. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake needed more, um, plot?
I actually really enjoyed this book, but a lot of people didn’t, because Blake sets up this amazing plot and then only manages to get 10% through it? I mean, you expect it to end with a winner of the crown. WHO’S GOING TO BE QUEEN?! You don’t expect it to end at the beginning of the competition to win the crown… durrrr, what?
7. The Wind in the Willows needed more cats
How can you have a book all about animals and NOT FEATURE A FANTASTIC FELINE!? I almost boycotted on principle.
8. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs needed more horror
COME ON! With a cover like that, how could it not be scarier?! Someone must have had a typo and wrote “horror” when they meant to write “borer” (yes, I know this is not what this word actually means).
So now it’s your turn. If you could change something about some of the books you read recently, what would it be? What would you add to a book?
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