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Title: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: eclipse on December 11, 2019, 07:51:16 AM
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: ScarletBea on December 11, 2019, 09:00:25 AM
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
This question is for me, isn't it? :P

Yes, before reading City of stairs it'd been in a far away backburner of my mind, and it was only you making it the Readalong AND pestering asking me several times if I was going to read it that made me actually read it. The rest is history, 5 stars ;D
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on December 11, 2019, 09:02:08 AM
It's probably the Powder Mage trilogy for me. I had a real hard time getting into the books, spending months trying to read the first one to no avail. Then somehow, once I got past a certain part in the book, the pages flew and near the end of book 2 I was whipping through the pages with anticipation.
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: isos81 on December 11, 2019, 09:25:04 AM
Have you headed into a book thinking this might not be for me but before you know it has sucked you in?
This question is for me, isn't it? :P

Yes, before reading City of stairs it'd been in a far away backburner of my mind, and it was only you making it the Readalong AND pestering asking me several times if I was going to read it that made me actually read it. The rest is history, 5 stars ;D

+1 ;D

Demon cycle was the same. No expectations, great pleasure :)
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: ScarletBea on December 11, 2019, 09:28:16 AM
My answer isn't even for "no expectations", as that's happened with many books in the past: it's really having initial LOW expectations, hehe
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: Peat on December 11, 2019, 10:07:32 AM
I didn't expect a huge amount from Age of Assassins by RJ Barker, and mainly got it because it was a pound, and it became my favourite book of the year close enough.
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: cupiscent on December 11, 2019, 11:13:25 AM
hmmmm the most recent one I can remember is Seraphina by Rachel Hartmann, which I went into going, "ehhh, dragons, whatever" and the prologue did NOT impress, but once it got going it was a magnificent book.
Title: Re: Low expectations to page turner
Post by: Lanko on December 11, 2019, 12:28:33 PM
Most of my page turners were like this, when I went into them without expecting much, if anything, while a lot of books that were super hyped turned into massive disappointments.