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Hello, Wednesday-ers! This is my first post for this weekly meme and I am super excited to start! I know I already have another list meme, but I LOVE lists so here I am!
I am super excited for this weeks’ theme because I HAVE a few books that I have rated and/or enjoyed the second time I read them.
If you don’t already know, I LOVE rereading books, especially those books that I love. However, there are times when I have DNF’d a book and for some reason or another, pick them back up again THEN FALL IN LOVE WITH IT! This has happened to me a number of times that I even blogged about it!
Cinder is one of those books that I originally didn’t care much of. At that time, I was barely reading YA and this was perhaps one of my very first fairy tale retellings. I followed this book with Scarlet but I also didn’t get into it as much. UNTIL a few months later when I picked up Scarlet again and the rest is history!
I reread Cinder after I finished Cress and fell in love with the book and the whole series. The Lunar Chronicles is now one of my favorite fandoms.
Throne of Glass is one of those books that I liked when I first read it but I wasn’t really into it. Fast forward to one year after I first read ToG when I got hooked! I then binge read books 2-4 and I am now a LEGIT fan! I now absolutely LOVE this series! Not just love, BUT FREAKING OBSESSED! I cannot begin to even explain this series to you guys. I have also convinced Pierre to read it and HE HAS! He actually read all 4 and is
impatiently waiting for the next one!
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake was a book a started that I HATED and DNF’d after a few pages. For some reason, I picked it up again a few years later and fell in love with Calpurnia the heroine! In fact, I have read this book multiple times already and I still can’t get enough of Callie and Gabriel! Swoooon!
To this day, this is one of my favorite Sarah McLean books!
Devil in Winter is one of Lisa Kleypas’ 5 starred books, with Sebastian St. Vincent as a favorite among romance readers. Me, not so much. However, I heard THE NEWS about the newest cross-series (sort of) book, Devil in Spring, featuring Evie and St. Vincent’s son, SO I HAD to read this book again. I actually enjoyed it more this time around and bumped my previously rated 3-star to a 4-star because of Evie. I mean, SHE made this book. Still not a fan of St. Vincent, though, but he did redeem himself in the end. Only, he just isn’t my favorite.
I only read Divergent once and I have also seen the movie and now that I think about it, I just don’t get the popularity of the series. I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy Divergent, I DID, only I wasn’t too crazy about it. I mean, I read this after I read The Hunger Games so maybe that lessened my enjoyment to this one? I just have to say that I am a little losing interest in dystopias. For now. At least. THE HORROR, I know but that’s my confession. Anyway, I didn’t even read the other two books in the series. And now that I KNOW the book ends with [spoiler]TRIS DYING!! [/spoiler] I don’t even know if I WANT to read them. Also, the second half of Allegiant is going straight to TV now?
So, tell me the books you felt differently about the second (or even third) time you read it.
Have you read any of the books on my list? Let me know your thoughts on them!
I felt very similarly when I first read Cinder too. Kinda meh and didn’t really get the hype. But I picked it up last year so I could finish the whole series and I fell in love. It’s still my least favorite in the series, but I don’t feel meh about it.
With TOG my feelings are the opposite. I loved the first two books, but I really couldn’t stand HoF and I couldn’t get through. I think if I re-read those books now, I’d really dislike them.
Ahhh! That’s so funny how you hated Nine Rules! It was one of my very first HR so I was in love. And I was surprised by how sexual HR couples are hahaha. I re-read the book earlier and I still love it!
As for Divergent. UGH. Same. I deleted the book from my shelves because I couldn’t stand it!
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YES! Cinder is my least favorite of the series (but I gave it 4 stars) but overall the series was just FANTASTIC!
I really hated the way TOG just switched the couples around. But the whole series really hooked me. I actually want to learn more about Manon. And Chaol, of course. I’m so happy there will be novellas featuring him!
9 Rules still remains as one of my fave historicals! 🙂 The first book that got me hooked into HR was Secret Ways by Kat Martin! LOVE!
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
Wait, so the second half of Allegiant is going to be on TV instead of in theaters? That’s so weird!
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Yes! It’s supposed to be a 10-12 episode series now. I never really understood dividing the last book into 2 movies. Allegiant Part 1 really dragged.
I gave up on Cinder and haven’t read anything else by the author. I haven’t read the Lisa Kleypas book, but she one of the few authors I will still read historicals by. I am sooooooo burned out on historicals. Kleypas’ contemporary books leave me pretty cold though. All the female main characters seem to come from abuse and I don’t need that no matter how their lives turn around.
Cyn @ Bookmunchies says
Haha, I was the same with Cinder. Enjoyed it but didn’t love love it. But than cake Scarlet. And with re-reads, I definitely loved Cinder (the book) more!
I’m glad you ended up enjoying 9 Rules!! It’s one of my favouritest romance. Love Callie. I’ve got mixed feelings about the Throne of Glass series ): I’m so excited for Devil in Spring!!!
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My thoughts exactly, Cyn! The rereads really help! I also listen to the audiobooks and that usually makes me rethink my love for the book! 🙂
AND YES TO 9 RULES! I’ve probably read it multiple times – well, more than I can count on both hands!
I also can’t wait for Devil in Spring!