It's easy to choose my favorite books of 2016. Way too easy, in fact, that I decided to switch things up and share some of the most disappointing books of this year. Quick disclaimer before I begin: These choices are all my opinion of the books. That also doesn't necessarily mean that if a book is featured here, I hated it. In fact, some of the books on here were 3 or 4 star reads. I enjoyed them, but my expectations for some of the titles were not met or exceeded.
1. Beast by Brie Spangler
As one of my most anticipated titles of 2016, I was disappointed to not even have finished this book. You can read all about my full DNF review here. Would I have taken this book of my list had I finished it? Maybe, but now we'll never now. I specifically stated in my review why I didn't make it past 100 pages. I don't even want to talk about it again, so if you want to know in detail be sure to read my review.
2. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
If you all know me, I am absolutely obsessed with the Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. That is all true, except for the fact that I wish this third book didn't exist! You know that saying, "if you're going to do it, do it right"? I don't know if it was intended or not but the ending to this marvelous trilogy was very rushed and abrupt, to say the least. The final battle went by in a blink of an eye and before I knew it, things were happening that I had no knowledge of. It just felt very rushed and the pacing was different from its predecessors.
3. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I was sadly disappointed. When I read Since You've Been Gone back in the summer of 2015, I was sure that Morgan Matson was instantly going to be an auto-buy author for me. TUE sounded like a dream come true and a novel that I would really enjoy. It's not that I didn't enjoy it, after all I did give this book a very high star rating. I was just disappointed in it compared to what I had read from her a year before in SYBG. Frankly, I don't like to base my opinions of a book based on the character's themselves but the characters in this book were just infuriating! I didn't like where the story went, and I think the relationship between her and her father could have been taken a little farther.
4. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
I loved Night Film by Marisha Pessl. It was exactly the mysterious, thrilling read that I had been looking for at the time I read it. However from all the hype it was receiving, I was expecting a lot more. Some people might not agree, but I thought the ending really let the entire story down. The whole story and plot was leading up to this huge revelation in the end, where hopefully we got some closure and some drama. I didn't get any of that. I thought the author took the easy way out and gave us an ending that, sure, made sense but wasn't at all entertaining or gave me that "oh wow" moment. I just wanted the ending to blow me out of the water, the same way the beginning of the story and characters did.