I have so little desire to review “popular” or “hyped” books if I agree with the majority. I usually feel like I have nothing to add to what thousands of people have already said.
I recently encountered this problem when I sat down to review Cress by Marissa Meyer. I felt like hundreds of bloggers had already reviewed the book, and everyone who did absolutely loved it. Everyone who reviewed Cress had also already read the other two books in the series and loved those. So when I read Cress and loved it, I felt like there was nothing left to be said. Everyone already covered how amazing it was, to the point where I felt like it has become generally accepted that the entire Lunar Chronicles series is amazing. Period. That’s it.
Now if I had NOT liked the book, I would have had no problem reviewing it because I’d be offering a new view point. But I loved it! And when I sat down to write my review, I just felt like I had nothing new or original to add my review that hadn’t already been said by someone. I think this was made worse by the fact that Cress is a series. I loved Cinder, then I loved Scarlet, so my review for Cress was basically, “Cress was just as amazing as the two other books!” And that’s it. That’s all I really had to say.