BOOKENDING SPRING 2020: The Cinderella Effect
Happy Sunday Storytellers! Today is my last day as host for Bookending Spring and I’m so sad that my time is up with all in this capacity! You all have made my spring with your entries and posts and my heart is full by meeting all of you!
If this is your first time here on my blog (hi! Hello! I’m Sam!) and you don’t already know what Bookending Spring is, its a month long event in April that was created by myself and Clo @ Cuppa Clo where we aspire to bring the bookish community closer together through the platform we love the most–blogging! Each day throughout the month, we have different prompts from different hosts that participants can replicate! I am so excited to check out everyone’s posts and prompts as we get more into the month as our hosts this year are dishing out quality content! You can also catch me smiling from ear to ear as I get to meet all of you on your blogs and on our Twitter (@bookend_events if you haven’t followed, you totally should!) page!
Also, don’t forget that we have a blog hopping masterlist! The list features all of our participants and those who are participating in Bookending Spring can put their post links next to their name for easy blog hopping! Can’t wait to see all your amazing posts! And with that, let’s get into today’s prompt!
The Cinderella Effect
Name 5 books that you couldn’t wait to get your hands on but turned into a pumpkin (a dud) when you got it.
This is probably the saddest one on this list because I so wanted to love this story. The hype around this book and series is strong; but by golly I could not for the life of me get passed page 80. I’ve tried twice to push through and every time I just couldn’t get through. The premise is what drew me in and I couldn’t wait to deep dive into all the fantasy and action that everyone was so enamored with. Unfortunately the deep dive was as deep as a kiddie pool because the only thing I got enamored with was that one guy’s mustache in the very beginning.
I’m just going to start this one off with the fact that I love John Green. I read Looking for Alaska while in high school and the story and his way with words brought me closer to my passion for the written word. But Paper Towns is a used piece of toilet paper compared to his other work. When I had finished the story I felt absolutely nothing. There was no connection between myself and the characters, and I honestly remember forcing myself to finish it for the sake of finishing it.
I honestly don’t remember a single thing from this story. Everyone in the book community knows the hype around this book, as one of our own wrote it. But by golly was I hoping for something…more-ish. I do remember racing to the bookstore to snag a copy, and then finally reading it and making this face:
I blame this one on the fact that the cover is super freaking misleading. Based on the synopsis and the cover, I thought I was going into this super meet cute romcom-esque love story, but what I got was a angsty romance that was overly dramatic. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of angst that the story was going to give me and how everything within the story revolved around this traumatic moment that the characters faced before the book began. Like wow.
This is the moment where I whisper that the movie was better. I know it hurts my heart to say it too. I read this one for my online book club, Lit Lit, and I wish we had chose a different romance. I remember wanting to strangle a better portion of the entire cast and had serious problems with the pacing of the novel. The author took great pains of describing and detailing all the fancy things to the point where I found myself skimming just to get through and realized I skimmed an entire chapter and didn’t miss a single thing regarding the plot.
What books had the Cinderella Effect for you?
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