Top Ten Tuesday [9]: The Love is Gone.


photo-7 Hi there!

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday are books that well, I’ve fallen out of love with. You know what I mean? Books that once upon a time I couldn’t get enough of until one day, the feeling’s gone. I’m not writing them off completely just yet. But for now, it’s looking like it ain’t happening anytime soon.

Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
  There is no particular reason why this series and I didn’t really click. I think it’s more a case of the genre is just not something I’m a regular reader of.





The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas I don’t know what to say. I’ve been trying to read Throne of Glass since I got approved on it at Net Galley, but I just couldn’t get into it. You all know fantasy and I don’t really mix well so I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I didn’t return its phone call. Le sigh.


IMG_7121 The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Can you try and hold off the tomato-throwing until I get done with the rest of my list? I’m sorry, okay? Daemon is…I don’t know how to explain it. It was one of those relationships where I woke up one morning, saw who was next to me in bed and realize, damn. I deserve better! We had a toxic relationship, Daemon and I. So then I dropped him like a hot space debris.




The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz.  Hot sex couldn’t save this relationship. Well, that and I’m not into degrading sex. Sorry.




Steampunk. You are cold and hard to read. I don’t even know what I saw in you.





The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore. This one for sure I can say that the love is fully gone. This book’s multiple personalities didn’t bode well with me.






What can I say? I realized my mistake as soon as I bought these books. I just knew we weren’t going to be serious.





The Collector by Victoria Scott. Well, I should’ve learned my lesson with Daemon.






The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. You used to be so good. Tried and tested and true. But you just got…old.

  • Alana

    I definitely agree with some of you choices.. especially the Lux series.. I feel like it’s being dragged on forever too! I generally feel that way about books if I have to wait a long time for the next book.. because by the time it’s come out i’ve forgotten completely what’s happened in the previous books!

  • I was never “madly in love” with Daemon, but quite liked the first book…. then I just lost interest (probably because I wasn’t THAT interested in the first place and mostly was just in love with the idea of an alien and a blog blogger, lol)
    Haven’t read the others…. or well, I have read (and enjoyed) I am Number Four but by the time the next book came out I was over it. 😛

  • Elin

    Throne of Glass series is still my favorite series. I’m still trying to get a copy of The Assassin’s Blade and Heir of Fire when it comes out. I agree with you about The Lorien Legacies. The last book I skimmed through the whole book. It has gotten so boring but I want to know how it ends so I just skim through it.

  • I haven’t read most of these, and I guess that might be a good thing! I’ve consciously decided not to read the Lux books (and anything Jennifer Lynn Armentrout–though that’s just to be contrary, really) because I just can’t see them appealing, and I didn’t much like The Collector. I do love the Throne of Glass books, but you’ve said you’re not big on fantasy, right? I don’t think anyone could fault you if they’re just not your cup of tea. 🙂

  • haha you’re too funny. I think urban fantasy definitely can be great if you’re a fan if you aren’t I can see it reading a bit ridiculous.

    I’m not one for saucy paranormal romance so Daemon doesn’t sound appealing to me.

    Oh Throne of Glass – no worries I’ve been wanting to read it forever and still haven’t LOL

  • The Lorien Legacies supposedly changed authors halfway through the series and I’ve heard that the series goes downhill. I enjoyed The Collector, but I haven’t been motivated to pick up the other two books yet. I’ve heard that the Throne of Glass series gets better and better, though 🙂

  • Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

    Haha! Fun post. Some of those books I actually have enjoyed, some I haven’t finished, but I will one day. Thanks for sharing though!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • Ugh I really want to read Throne of Glass, but I just keep putting it off because I hear so many good things about it, and I’m afraid it’s not going to live up to it’s name. Unlike you though, I do love fantasy, so maybe I will love it tons 😀

  • Send me the Dan Brown! I can read his books twice, then I too am out of love.

  • You know… I could always read the Throne of Glass series for you (I haven’t read it yet), so if you could just hand Heir of Fire over… Kidding! 😛

    I understand falling out of love with a book or series! I fall out of love with series when I have to wait too much in between books. I’ll forget all about it and then not get all that excited anymore.

    I haven’t read the Lux series, but I read White Hot Kiss by JLA and it wasn’t all that in my opinion.

  • I’ve only read the first one but I have some of your other choices. I was a little like your for the Briggs but when I won the next book in the series I get into it and the love came back.

  • I’m actually really curious about the Mercy Thompson books, and I hope I have better luck with those than you did.

    Throne of Glass was just okay for me, but I’m willing to push through this series since basically everyone has been raving about it.

    Oh my God, completely agree about the Lux books! Book one was a huge drag for me, and Daemon? I never liked that guy. So tomatoes for both of us, Joy!

    For the Lorien Legacies, I enjoyed books 1-2, but then… I just suddenly lost interest as well. I don’t ever plan on continuing this series. The characters are way too bipolar. 😉

    I don’t read ripoffs. I don’t find them funny at all.

    The Collector… I gave it 2 stars I think? I wasn’t into Dante, but mostly, it was the female lead I was really pissed at.

    Thanks for sharing, Joy!

  • Jillyn

    The Lux series and Throne of Glass books are both ones I’d like to read eventually. As for The Lost Symbol… I didn’t care for it much at all. I much preferred the earlier books.

  • OMG! New Moan? I cannot… LOL

  • I love Mercy Thompson. It took me until I finished book two to work out why I was reading them but by that time – love. I think I love how practical she is when compared to a lot of heroines.
    I’m also a fan of Throne of Glass – currently reading Heir of Fire and oh wow.. just love.
    I get why you’re not into the Lux series. I don’t like Daemon. I don’t find him to be the devastatingly gorgeous heartthrob everyone else considers him to be but there’s something about the series that keeps me reading. I thnk it’s because they’re fairly quick and this way I know what people are talking about. I don’t like hating on things I don’t really know anything about… which probably explains why I read so many books I find horrid… oh well!

  • Throne of Glass is one that I’m teetering on wanting to-read-or-not as well. I’ve been seeing everyone rave about it (especially with the release of Heir) and I’m still just like “meh”. But hey, if it’s not for you it’s not for you–nothing to fret about!

    joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts

  • I have Throne of Glass on my kindle and it has been sitting there for a while. I am so hesitant to start it, high fantasy is typically not my bag of chips. It is nice to hear that someone else is not 100% crazy about Throne of Glass, I am not the odd one out 🙂

    • Lol! I know your partner in crime is such a huge fan! Nicole was the first in line for Sarah J Maas’ signing at BEA! Lol. I can’t believe I stood in line for Heir of Fire when I haven’t even read Throne of Glass. *smh* I need therapy.

  • So funny! I want to like steampunk, but it’s usually not for me. And fantasy — yep, I just wrote up a review about Heir of Fire. It’s a beautifully written book, but I’m wondering if this series has taken a turn into high fantasy and left me behind 🙁 And those sexy bad boys can go either way for me. Sometimes I love them, other times I think they need a restraining order against them…
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  • So funny! I want to like steampunk, but it’s usually not for me. And fantasy — yep, I just wrote up a review about Heir of Fire. It’s a beautifully written book, but I’m wondering if this series has taken a turn into high fantasy and left me behind 🙁 And those sexy bad boys can go either way for me. Sometimes I love them, other times I think they need a restraining order against them…

    • Lol! And sometimes, they need to file a restraining order against me. But not in Daemon’s and Dante’s cases, however. I’m still hoping I’ll be able to read them…maybe in the distant, distant, distant future. 🙂

  • The Lorien Legacies and The Lux series are also series that I have dropped too. I knew that me and the Lorien Legacies books wouldn’t get on from the first book, but I did try with the Lux series, I even read book two, who knows maybe if I end up giving it another go, I may end up liking Daemon! 😉 Brilliant list Joy! 🙂

    • I loved I Am Number Four and gave it 5 stars even. But then the second book was a complete turn around. It was awful! And I don’t know…maybe I’ll give Daemon another chance one of these days…

  • Aww, I love the Mercy Thompson series but I’ve fallen out of love with both the Lux series and the Throne of Glass books. MT still works for me because of Adam Hauptman though. 😉

    • I know! Rachel loves, loves this series. I think I’ll give it another go one of these days. 🙂

  • OMG The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten looks hilarious!

    Love this post Joy!!

    • I think I shouldn’t give up on it just yet. Just for comedic merits. Lol.

  • Though I’ve only read Obsidian so far, I did really enjoy it and hope to continue on with the series. As far as Dante in the Collector… yes, it’s a must. He’s incredible. So snarky and conceited and outright hilarious. I just gave into the Throne of Glass pressure and started book 1 recently. It’s taking me a while to get through it because I’m reading others at the same time, but so far it’s pretty good. Great picks! 🙂

    • Maybe one of these days i will give Dante and Daemon another chance but for now, I don’t see it happening. Lol.

  • I have a bit of trouble with spteampunk too but omg, I can’t believe that Throne of Glass and The Lux series doesn’t work for you anymore!!

    • I knowwww! And yet, I keep buying them. I’d probably end up buying Opposition too, yanno? I need to get my head examined.

  • Aww sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy the Throne of Glass and Lux series. I love your explanation for each, they make me really laugh 🙂

  • It definitely shows that not all books are for everyone. 😉
    For some reason even though I loved the first book in the Lux series I never continued either. I should at least give it another try but, I kind of have no desire to for some reason either.

  • Hah! I’m surprised to find another reader who isn’t mad in love with Daemon. That guy just didn’t do it for me either and I want to punch him several times. I’ve abandoned that series entirely and most of Armentrout’s books. She’s just not the author for me.
    As for the Throne of Glass series. I loved the first 2 books and I recently started Heir of Fire and I was bored out of my minds. I think I’m losing interest. Honestly though, there are some fabulous YA fantasies out there that you most definitely have to try, Joy!

    • That is exactly how I felt! Ugh. So I think we’re in a tiny, tiny minority of readers who’d dropped most of JLA’s books. I read the first of Lux, the first of the Covenant series and her first adult romance books. I didn’t continue afterwards. *high five*

  • Hmm, I can’t help you out on any of these, lol. However, there has only been one steam punk series that I adored above all else. Susan Dennard’s Something Strange and Deadly series is one I can recommend whole heatedly. It’s not heavy steam punk, which may be a plus, but it plays a role.

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    • I will definitely check that out. I have the first here somewhere, I think. I can probably handle a little steampunk but not too much of it. 🙂

  • Ack. I love this post, Joy 😀 Thank you for sharing. <3 And omg. I have SO MANY series that I stopped reading because I didn't care for them anymore 🙁 Which is just DEPRESSING. And ohh. Throne of Glass. Hah. I read 80 pages of the ebook via netgalley too. Didn't like it 🙁 But I will try again. Someday. Have yet to start the LUX books, but I own them all. HAH. And ohh. It's been forever since I read I Am Number Four. But I think I actually rated it 5 stars. And I own all the books. But have yet to read them.. hah. One day, though. Fingers crossed you might read these books someday too 🙂 Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

    • I really liked I Am Number Four but the second book took a turn for the worst. That’s why I dropped it. I felt the same way about Throne of Glass – I didn’t get very far. I don’t know I kept buying the rest of the books, to be honest. :/