Monday, August 25, 2014

[Coffee Shop Talks] My Favorite Controversial Read!

Something you may not know about me..I'm a Twilight fan...or at least I was. It has been 4 or 5 years since I read the first installment so I'm not certain that the series would have the same impact on me that it did back then. But I did devour all 4 stories as quickly as I could and loved every minute of it. 

I'm told that Breaking Dawn was the most controversial book of the series for a few reasons. It was darker and more mature than the previous stories, it received more negative reviews than any other novel in the series, and many book critics claimed that it was a mistake not to divide Breaking Dawn into two separate stories. While the Twilight conclusion did have its flaws and wasn't my favorite of the series, I still loved it.

What's your favorite controversial read?




The vast majority of my controversial reads are comic books. LOL! You wouldn't believe how heated the discussions get between nerdkind! The most recent one was Batman '66, by Jeff Parker. One of my friends on Goodreads and I nearly tore the walls down over whether or not it was any good. We even managed to drag innocent bystanders into the war zone. The Trinity War and Forever Evil are another two hot topics right now. But the absolute tippy-top is Aquaman. I'm a rabid fangirl, so woe to the poor bastard who disagrees with me. ;)

Bookworm Brandee said...

I don't know if it's the most controversial book I've ever read but I quite enjoyed Beautiful Bastard. I know there was a lot of fervor over it online - things about it being fan-fic, etc. But I thought it was a fun story and it made me laugh.

BTW, I'm a Twilight fan as well. And I loved Breaking Dawn although it might have been my least favorite of the 4. Hmm, or maybe that was New Moon. LOL

Melanie Simmons (mlsimmons) said...

I've read the Twilight series, while I didn't hate them, I didn't love them. I'm just over the hype of them. I have not read the Fifty Shades of Grey books. I've read excerpts and couldn't deal with those, so I didn't even try. Probably the most controversial books would probably be the Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice.

fishgirl182 said...

Agree that this one is pretty controversial. Most of my friends hated it. Not because it was dark or more mature but because they felt that the ending was pretty lame and the whole Renesmee thing was weird.

Carmel @ Rabid Reads said...

I didn't really find Twilight all that controversial, and like you, I am also a fan of that series. I guess maybe it was for its time? *shrugs* My most risque read was probably the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. I rarely venture outside of the Paranormal genre, but I just HAD to see what all of the fuss was about, and the books were actually pretty good, editing aside of course.

Danielle Romero said...

I actually really enjoyed the twilight series. Its what got me into reading in the first place :)

Alexa said...

I really didn't like this book when I first read the series but about two years ago I went back to reread the entire series and I actually had a higher opinion of Breaking Dawn after rereading it after so many years. I think a lot of people were upset because the author is of a certain religion and so they expected to not have sex in the story and yet that is what happened. I think a lot of people were upset just over that let alone the fact that Jacob might have needed his own story told separately. Although back when Twilight was published it wasn't really that common for YA spin-offs yet which might be why there was never more to Jacob's story to begin with.
Great choice though!

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