Just to immediately clarify: I DO NOT mean this for book reviews. I mean more like when you’re in the middle of a book and someone asks you, “How is it so far? Do you like it?” Have you ever accidentally lied in your response?
When asked this question while reading Heir of Fire I found myself unintentionally lying. I started out saying, “I like it so far!” But after finishing the book, I realized that was a lie.
I wasn’t purposely lying to people; I was lying to myself. I WANTED to like the book so desperately and I so EXPECTED to love it, that I told myself (and thus others) that I was liking it. In reality, I was kind of bored and waiting for it to get good, but it never really got “good” for me until like page 500. But I didn’t even fully realize this until after I finished the book and reflected on it. In the moment, I think I actually thought I was liking it just because I was subconsciously trying to convince myself of that!