Good evening fellow readers! So of course I found a new challenge to participate in the hopes of proving myself better than the last. I picked up this challenge from The Chronicles of Radiya and very much look forward to 30 consecutive (hopefully, gulp) days of blogging.
Day 8: Most Overrated Book
When I read this one book immediately came to mind but I recently did a review on it so I was a hesitant to talk about it again but at the end of the day, I have to go with my gut.
My gut says Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.
The reason for this versus other books (like 50 Shades of Grey) is because with other books I knew what I was getting myself into but with Prince Caspian I was misled.
This novel is apart of The Chronicles of Narnia, not only a GREAT series but a TIMELESS series. They are famously known as one of the greatest children series ever and Prince Caspian is one of the more famous ones.
So, logically, I went in with very high hopes and came out severely disappointed. I have no idea why this novel did so well because it’s literally 100 pages of nothing happening!
The children get called back to Narnia. Prince Caspian learns his uncle is evil (which he should have seen coming). The children find Prince Caspian. Peter and Evil Uncle fight for one minute. End of novel.
I’m not even exaggerating, in fact I wish I was because I love C.S. Lewis and I wanted to love this novel but I couldn’t. I can’t love a novel with zero character development and zero action (and a super whiny and annoying character– Susan).
So if you want to read the Chronicles of Narnia, don’t start with Prince Caspian. The series truly is wonderful and I don’t want your first impression to fall flat.
What is overrated book to you? Share below and happy reading!
- The Chronicles of Narnia (joshuadavidthelwell.wordpress.com)
- Classics Club #1: “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis (voyageofatimewanderer.wordpress.com)
- For Narnia! (jvan357.wordpress.com)
- 30 Day Book Challenge: Day 3 (yabookspot.wordpress.com)