Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!
Books I Thought I'd Like LESS:
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
This one is a big deal for me, because if you've seen my review or heard me talk about it, you'd know that this is one of my favorite books EVER. But before I actually, you know, READ it, I was soooo skeptical, and I did not think this would be my cup of tea. I thought it was interesting, but I thought I'd get bored with it. I WAS SO FREAKING WRONG.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
My friend Dolly pretty much verbally abused me until I agreed to read this one. And, oh sweet goodness, I am so thankful now. I thought this book would be so dry and take forever--even though it's a small book. But I read this book in less than a day and wish soooo much that I owned it so I could look back on this perfect awesomeness as much as I want. Goodness, y'all...*TEARS*
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I'd had my eye on this one for a while but was always too much of a wimp to actually grab it and give it a chance. But then one day, I was sitting in the library and decided "WHY THE HECK NOT?!?!" and checked it out. 24 hours later, I was crying myself to sleep about Ty and..just...goodness. Love. Love love love.
Love's Forbidden Flower (Forbidden Flower #1) 
Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella
Because of the content of this book, I kind of doubted how much I'd really enjoy it. But then I started reading it....and I was freaking HOOKED. Now I wish Christopher was real and am dyyyying for book 2.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
I made a whole bunch of assumptions about this book before I read this one. Then I read it and was a MESS and wanted to slap myself around a bit for being so stupid. This book is FANTASTIC, guys.
Books I Thought I'd Like More:
As I Wake 
As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
This book had such an interesting premise and I really liked a few of her other books. But this one? Did not work for me. I got so confused and it just ended up giving me a headache. I'm still a fan of Elizabeth Scott, though!
The Temptation (Kindred, #1) 
The Temptation by Alisa Valdes
I thought this one would have everything I looked for in a book--cool paranormal stuff, a swoon-worthy boy, and a character that made me laugh. This one did, but all of that was given to me in cliches that I just did not like.
Halo (Halo, #1) 
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
Ohmygoodness, this book. It looked like something I'd love, all angels and love. And at first, I actually thought I kind of liked it. But then it sat on my mind and I was thinking about it and thinking about it and...no. Just no. No just no. These books do not work for me. None in the trilogy. Boring characters, a plot that I simply do NOT like. My biggest problem with this trilogy was the change in Gabriel. jut...ugh! I hope Adornetto writes something new so I can read it and love it. But for now, this author is not on my happy list.
That Summer 
That Summer by Sarah Dessen
I know what you're going to say, okay? I KNOW. But I'm not saying I hated this book. I actually very much enjoyed this book. But not as much as I thought I would. This was my second-to-last Sarah Dessen book I read--I'd read all of them except What Happened to Goodbye before this one. And that was only because What Happened to Goodbye wasn't released yet. But compared to her other novels, this one was just not as good to me. I love her other ones better. SO, DO NOT GET ME WRONG. I heart Sarah Dessen and her books more than I can say. But this one was not as fabulous as I thought it'd be. That is all.
The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax (The Mephisto Covenant, #1)
The Mephisto Covenant: The Redemption of Ajax by Trinity Faegen
I love Jax. So much. But this book, overall? Did not live up to my expectations at all. It was a lot of repeated back-and-forth, fickleness. That bothered me. There WERE parts that I got all googly-eyed over, but I still thought I'd like this book more. Nevertheless, Ajax? Is in my heart.
Okay, that's ten, y'all! I think. Let me check...
Yep. That's ten.
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  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bones is one of my favorites!! I just tried to start Darkest Minds (in audiobook format) and was just not feeling it, so I might give the actual paperback a try.

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  2. I was surprised that I like Stolen so much too. And I thought Halo was really boring too, but I had to read the whole series from the library because I wanted to know what would happen in the end lol!

  3. LOVED The Darkest Minds! The world and characters especially are amazing:)

  4. I am very curious with The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken and Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella. These books seem catch my eyes.


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