We all have books we can’t wait to pick up but we’re also terrified of at the same time (the duality of dead trees you see). Most of the time, we know that we will love these books but the thought of actually reading them makes us balk in fear. I know that YOU know this feeling all too well that is why I’m using “us” and “we” over here. This is a collective struggle.
I, for one, am also scared of a lot of books and I don’t mean the horror ones (nobody asked but I recently enjoyed The Girl from the Well) or the thick ass ones that can serve as murder weapons if you have enough arm strength to wield them (I’m looking at my hardbound copy of The Priory of the Orange Tree). I’m talking about the books that can demolish my heart and make me sob my eyes out at 1:00 in the morning. Those are the books that I fear.
In this post I will be exposing myself for the wimp that I am so grab some popcorns and revel in my unshed tears!
Here are some of the books I’m really scared of reading:
HAVE YOU HEARD THAT WE’RE GETTING AN ADAPTATION OF JADE CITY? Also the announcement came out weeks after I talked about a Jade City adaptation on this blog?? I definitely manifested this you’re welcome.
Yes, I’m really excited to see the sexy Kaul siblings on screen. No, the excitement I felt when I saw the adaptation news didn’t make me less fearful of the last book in this series. I’m so thankful that Jade Legacy comes out in 2021 and not this year because The Burning God already gave me enough pain thank you very much.
I fear this book because I know Fonda Lee will not pull any punches in this series conclusion (figuratively and literally). The first two books almost made all of my hair white (anime style) and even though I still have a lot of time to prepare myself for this book, I know I will never be ready for it.
Ever since Uncle Rick dropped the ball of pain that is The Burning Maze, I became more fearful of his future releases than usual. Now that we’re in the end of the Trials of Apollo, I have a lot of fears™ because I WILL NOT SURVIVE ANOTHER MAJOR CHARACTER DEATH. I’m also sad because for the first time in so many years, Uncle Rick won’t have a pending book release after Tower of Nero. I don’t know what’s in store for the Riordanverse afterwards but at least there are still a lot of Rick Riordan Presents books to look forward to.
I read Ace of Shades in 2018 and it was easily one of my absolute favorite reads of that year. However, I haven’t read the sequel yet because 1) I don’t have a copy, 2) I never had the time to buy/read it, 3) I need to reread book one because my memory is rusty and most importantly, 4) every single person I know who has read King of Fools was absolutely destroyed by it. I am so afraid to be broken by this book. Even though I hardly remember anything about the plot, I am still very invested in the characters and I’m not prepared to know what has happened to them after all this time.
The last book in the series, Queen of Volts, comes out this year and of course I am not ready for THAT as well. This didn’t stop my impulsive ass from requesting the book on Edelweiss though. The funny thing is that I ACTUALLY GOT APPROVED so now I have no excuse to catch up on this series soon.
It’s not a secret that I’m a self-proclaimed Greek mythology trash and it’s a huge shame that I haven’t read this book yet. But look, I HAVE REALLY VALID REASONS OKAY. I am not ready for the emotions and the pain that this book can bring 😭😭😭
I already know how this ends and thinking about it is already painful. I’m planning to read this some time this year so I’ll just prepare a truckload of tissues. I know I will need it.
It’s only a matter of time before my friends start to bully me into reading this series. The Daevabad trilogy has a lot of hype and it also has a lot of wounded readers at its belt. Seeing my friends’ reactions and comments about this series, I am sure that my heart will get broken by it more than once and…(yes you guessed it again) I AM NOT READY FOR THAT. I haven’t even read a single word from this series and yet I’m already attached to the characters and I know there’s also a very particular cave scene I need to prepare myself for.
Oh the random things you pick up from random screams on book twitter 😌
JUST SEEING THE TITLE AND THE BOOK COVER IS GIVING ME A DOSE OF TERROR. Queen Talyien has already been through a lot in The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and I can’t imagine what kind of hell she has to go through in this sequel 😭
Even though I am scared of this sequel, I still have a lot of happiness in my heart because I’m going to be a part of the blog tour for The Ikessar Falcon next month! I have Caffeine Book Tours to thank for this opportunity to break my heart earlier than usual because I already have the e-ARC waiting ominously in my Kindle library.
I hope Rayyel chokes in this book ❤️
These are just the books at the top of my head but I know there are still a lot more that I fear. I’ll end this post by giving you examples of books I have already read and YOU should really be afraid of:
That’s all for now! I hope y’all are having a great reading month so far.
What are books that you’re too scared to pick up?