Man have I read a lot of bad books
First thing that comes to mind is Divergent, yuck. A Hunger Games rip off with boring, forgettable characters and a predictable plot. Why don't YA authors just get the hint and realize that the dystopia genre has been beaten to death already? I heard that the movie wasn't too bad, but I've been avoiding that series with such passion that I haven't seen it.
Hush, hush is the typical bad boy love story but with... a fallen angel? And it got oddly sexual, I think? I read it a looong time ago, so I don't remember the whole story, I just remember it being horridly cliche.
Twilight, oh Twilight. I'm not the only one that thought Edward Cullen was creepy, right? Didn't he, like, watch Bella Swan (or w/e her name is) sleep or something? Creepy!
The Mortal Instruments or whatever was pretty bad, too, I can't believe I read the first four books! The world, though, was... pretty interesting, actually? The ideas were cool, but the actual book was horrible, a real typical YA novel with a love triangle and all. Love triangles are a big pet peeve of mine, especially when the lady is supposed to be all tough and independent, like, girl, you're an independent woman but you can't choose between two guys!?
The Fault in Our Stars. Ugh. A book that tried to say, "hey, don't romanticize cancer," and then promptly went and romanticized cancer. I don't like a lot of John Green's books, actually, something about them just rubs me the wrong way... (This video can explain why the Fault in Our Stars is so bad better than I can: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rt5_rSYQgzM)
I wasn't too fond of Maximum Ride, either. (I... I'm not the only one who read that series, right?) I found the plot really weird, like, all the characters were part of this weird "angel experiment" and they all had wings, and... monsters called Erasers were after them? If that isn't the silliest name for a monster I don't know what is. I couldn't resist imagining giant erasers with legs and claws chasing them around
I'll also add anything Rick Riordan's ever written to the list! That... probably sounds harsh, but I don't like his writing style or his books at all. I thought I would enjoy the Percy Jackson series, because I love Greek Mythology, but I found myself disappointed with how he portrayed the gods. And then I saw the Kane Chronicles, and I practically live and breathe Egyptian Mythology so I thought that it would be better, but no. The characters didn't interest me, Rick disappointed me with the gods again, and it got really creepy too? The female character (who was like..... 12????) took romantic interest in Anubis. ANUBIS. A 4,000 year old god. And she was pretty young, I think. Ew. Yeah, I won't be reading any more of his books any time soon.
I'm very picky when it comes to literature, so, yeah. (And half of the books I hate, I read a very long time ago, so maybe my opinions aren't justified.) The only book I've read that I've been like, wow, that's awesome, is The Book Thief, so for a good book I definitely recommend that The Hunger Games is also a guilty pleasure of mine, mostly because it was the first typical dystopia love triangle story I read, so I thought it was amazing.