February 7: Top Ten Books I Wish Had More Plot Twists
Is it just me or are more and more books (YA especially) becoming boringly predictable? We need some more unexpected twists and turns, please?!
1. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
The entire sequence of events was foreseeable, although the well-written characters made up for its obvious structure.
2. Cherry by Lindsey Rosin
Everything was wrapped up too nicely with this novel, which was totally unrealistic: there simply wasn’t enough drama considering its subject matter.
3. Dear Charlie by N.D. Gomes
Whilst this novel had a promising theme, disappointingly, it tapered off. The main character was interesting enough, but there wasn’t enough plot development.
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Whilst I can appreciate that as a retelling of Cinderella there are only so many directions in which the story could go, literally nothing surprised me about this: all the plot reveals were clearly defined from the outset.
5. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
The whole story is essentially build up to the expected fairy-tale style ending, regardless of the number of bumps in the road.
6. Legend by Marie Lu
I did enjoy this first novel in a YA trilogy, but I did find the plot to be predictable (and the simple fact that I can’t remember every facet of the story speaks for itself).
7. Grey by E.L. James
The original trilogy was actually pretty good (despite the horrific writing), but this rewrite from Christian’s perspective was pure trash.
8. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Looking back on this series, I can appreciate how pre-teens would find it funny and relevant, but in all honesty, it was a bit boring.
9. Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
Whilst I did enjoy this YA LGBT novel, it was lacking in the plot department. Characterisation wise it was wonderful, but it was rather repetitive.
10. Paradise Lost by John Milton
It would have made my MA essay on the poem much easier if there had been some serious plot points to discuss!
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