I’m pretty terrible at remembering to review books in a timely manner, so there have been a fair few that have slipped through the cracks!
It mostly tends to be mediocre books that I had no strong feelings towards that I forget to review, as I don’t find myself desperate to talk about them. Plus once it’s been a couple of weeks since I read them, I’ve usually forgotten the specifics, which makes it so much harder to review them!
So I thought I’d do a quick post where I attempt to remember and summarise my feelings towards a few of the books I’ve forgotten to review over the past couple of years. So here goes:
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson
Back when I first read the Mistborn books, I was really interested to read the series of shorter books that Sanderson did in the same world, three-hundred odd years in the future. I read the first one, The Alloy of Law, and from what I can remember it was OK, but not amazing. And I haven’t really been tempted to pick up the next one, so I guess that says a lot!
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
I only realised the other day that I hadn’t ever reviewed this book, and I was shocked! This one genuinely must have just slipped my mind, because the Stormlight Archive books have been some of the best I’ve read in recent years.
I enjoyed Oathbringer less than the earlier two books, but it still should have been worth a review, so I can’t believe I never wrote one!
Two Dark Reigns by Kendare Blake
I read this back in July, and somehow never bothered to post a review. I think a lot of that though is that I’ve found the last couple of books in the Three Dark Crowns series to be a bit ‘meh’. This one in particular took me ages to get through, even though it isn’t that long, and I haven’t felt overly inspired to write any kind of review.
Heart on Fire by Amanda Bouchet
The Kingmaker Chronicles trilogy by Amanda Bouchet was one of those series I read, thought was OK, but didn’t really have any strong feelings about on the whole. I think I reviewed the first book, but never bothered with the second two.
Catwoman: Soul Stealer by Sarah J. Maas
I was really excited to read Catwoman: Soul Stealer, because I’d really enjoyed the Wonder Woman and Batman books from the DC Icons series, and this one was written by Sarah J. Maas! I remember enjoying it at the time, but I wasn’t as blown away as I expected, and I think that’s why I never got round to writing a review.
Voyager by Diane Gabaldon
It really annoys me when I look back and see that I’ve reviewed books 1, 2 and 4 in the Outlander series, but somehow I missed book 3? I remember enjoying it too, even if it was a little slow in parts (as the Outlander books tend to be), so I have no idea why I never reviewed it!
So have you read any of these books? What did you think? Do you often forget to review books?