Have you ever read a book you thought you’d hate but loved? Or vice versa?
I can only think of one that I thought I'd hate but ended up loving. I'm sure there's more, but this is all that's coming to mind at the moment. So when I was 18, in my first year of University, people were going on and on about this book and telling me I had to read it. That book was Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brace yourselves! I kept refusing because, well, it was a children's book. Yes, I know! I was one of those people. But don't hold it against me! I learned my lesson well. I'm now obsessed with Harry Potter. And read mostly YA. Go figure.
As for those I thought I'd love but ended up hating...there's definitely been a few of them. But I'm still having a hard time thinking of more than one! I know I'm in the minority but I am not a fan of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth. I pushed myself to finish Divergent and only sort of liked it - well, parts of it - and then I recently read Insurgent and hated it. I had high expectations because most reviews I'd seen gushed about it being better than the first, but I did not find that the case. I've given up on finishing the series.
So...still want to follow me? I swear I'm not all bad!
Tell me about what books surprised you, either for good or bad.