T5W – Books & Characters I felt Betrayed By


Right! Another Top 5 Wednesday meme, join here!

This week’s theme is books or characters you felt betrayed by, for any reason. That means that the books and characters I’ve mentioned are mentioned because of different reasons 🙂

5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman

This book wasn’t bad, I was just expecting, I don’t know, more. I’m a mythology nerd so I had to buy this book when I found out about the upcoming TV-series, but ended up just dragging myself through it.

4. You-Know-Who from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

I didn’t really like any of the characters in this book so much, except for them. Gods I was ROOTING for them through this book, and they made me continue reading it. And what the hell happens? THEY TURN OUT TO BE A TRAITOR. EVERYTHING THEY HAD SAID WAS A LIE. I was not okay.

3. You-Know-Which from Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

Yeah. Them. If you’ve read this book, you know actually which two character’s I’m talking about. In difference though to the above example, this did not make me like the book less. Because DAMN those reveals? I was so shocked when the first one was revealed that I had to put down the book and walk off my shock and frustration because it was so damn obvious. But I LIKED them so much, they were among my favourites, god I was shipping one of them with another favourite character character uuugh.

2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

When I first heard of this book I got all super excited for the fictional world sounded just so awesome. But man, after this book I’ve hardly been able to pick up any Fantasy YA. Throughout the ENTIRE book I was waiting for things to start to happen. When the book was over, I was like “wait what when did it start?”. I was expecting an interesting world building, political intrigue, great cast of different characters. But what I got was a girl stalked by a hot angel in Prag. Instalove follows. What. I tried the next book, but no. Definitely not for me.

1. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

No, I don’t mean this book because it did not live up to my expectations. On contrary, it was so much better than what I had expected. But the thing is, I knew this was a series so I expected that… well… The next book would be the whole gang of con-artists on new adventures. Ha ha. No. If you’ve read this book, you know very well what event that turned things I’m talking about. Damn, I am STILL not over it goddamn you Scott (but I still love you).


These were my picks! Do you feel the same by any of these? Or is there any other book or character you felt betrayed by? Then comment below! 😀


7 thoughts on “T5W – Books & Characters I felt Betrayed By

  1. I wrote a review of American Gods (audio book) a while back. It had such promise and fell short of my expectations so often.

    I know exactly what you mean about Locke Lamora. Still not over that myself. I was VERY underwhelmed by the third in the series.

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  2. Have you seen the trailer for the upcoming TV show for American Gods? Even though I was underwhelmed by the books I’m excited for the show now, based on what I saw of the trailer. Plus, it has Lincoln (from The 100) in it 😍😍😍

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