Are there any books that you had high expectations for that they didn't live up to?
For me, I would say Bram Stoker's Dracula. Although I didn't have exceptionally high expectations for it in the beginning (I decided on it because it fit the requirements for a school reading list), nor am I a fan of any vampire books such as Twilight, I thought this would be a good read since I'm into classics and normally like darker stories. As well, I enjoy reading from the time frame this was set in.
However, what I got was an extremely uneventful and unnecessarily long story about a bunch of around middle-aged, Christian, white guys simply talking about how they wanted to kill Dracula and discussing how horrible he is. There was relatively no action in it besides the first quarter, and Dracula legitimately lived in the house next to the main character's. To make it worse, the only good character in the book, Dracula, wasn't really in it besides the first few chapters. The interaction between Mina and Dracula was seriously disappointing as well, I wasn't expecting a romance or anything, but I expected there to be something else between the two.
The only romantic part of the book was the scenes between Dracula and Jonathan Harker, yet even those didn't last long.
I was heavily disappointed in that book, I expected it to have a lot of action and not just be some metaphor for traditional sexual values.