Top 5 Wednesday March 15: BOOKS I FELT BETRAYED BY

118368Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. Each week there is a new bookish topic, where everyone can join and create their top 5 list. You can find more information on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group. This week’s topic is:

Books I Felt

betrayed by

-Beware the Ides of March! What books (or characters) did you feel betrayed by, for whatever reason…big or small.

This Top 5 Wednesday is going to be a bit all over the place. Here are some different random book and book related things that I feel betrayed by.

1.Mr Poe from A Series of Unfortunate Events

If you have read A Series of Unfortunate Events, you know how terrible of a job this character does to protect the Baudelaire Children from County Olaf. It infuriates me and I feel betrayed that he cannot do his job.

2.Jane Austin’s writing

I have tried two times now to read her books, one time in English and one time in Norwegian. The last book I tried to read was Sense and Sensibility, and I DNF’ed it at 30%. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but I just can’t get through them. I really want to like her books since they are well loved classics, but I just don’t care about the stories or the characters in them.

3.Scott Lynch the author of The Lies of Locke Lamora

I feel betrayed by something that happens at the end of this book. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m not going to say what. Scott Lynch, you are a terrible person. Sorry, I didn’t mean it, or do I? Hmm ok, maybe a little bit, haha.

I just want to mention that this betrayal doesn’t make this a bad book. This book is still my Favorite, as you probably know by now If you have been following my blog for a while.

4.Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series

I have heard so many great things about this book series, and the premise sounds amazing. I was very disappointed when I read the first book. Even though I love parts of the book (mainly the world-building and the peculiars) and the pictures in the book, I felt betrayed because it wasn’t as great as I thought it would be.


I loved Illuminae, the first book in the Illuminae Files.  It was one of my favorite reads of last year. When I read Gemina, I felt really disappointed and betrayed that I didn’t like it.

Illuminae REVIEW


6.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child PLAY

I feel betrayed by this because I will never be able to go to London and see this play live. I know a lot of people didn’t like this read, but I actually enjoyed it. I WANT TO GO AND SEE IT LIVE!!!

❤ -Rakel

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17 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday March 15: BOOKS I FELT BETRAYED BY

  1. I’ve read The Lies of Locke Lamora, I can’t put my finger on what you felt betrayed by but there’s a bell going ballistic in the back of my head.
    Mr Poe was always a source of frustration for me as well. He was just so oblivious and stupid!

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    1. Haha maybe for the best. No just kidding. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but the really sad thing that happened at the end of the book. Yeah Mr Poe is almost as bad as Count Olaf.


  2. Oh goodness, I completely agree with you about Mr. Poe. He was such a disastrous character who just couldn’t do his job. It made me soma when he didn’t believe the children or when he was simply being obtuse LOL. So frustrating, but I still love the books!

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  3. I really like that not only did you do books you felt betrayed by but also characters in books and even an author’s writing. I like your unique take on this. I did this and I only stuck with books. I have Gemina on my TBR list. I am anxious to read it now to see if I actually like it or not.

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    1. Thanks 🙂 I did a bit of everything. I thought it would be more fun to write. I just wrote down the first things I thought of, and it ended on 6 things. Yeah Gemina was a huge let down for me 😦 I really wanted to like it.


  4. I have a vendetta against Jane Austen’s writing. LOVE the stories, but I will never read one of her books again. I’m only read Pride and Prejudice; the only reason I was able to finish that one is because it was for school!


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