Top Ten Tuesday: “Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving”
Top Ten Tuesday is a fun way to spice up Tuesdays (because everyone hates Mondays, Wednesdays are the halfway point, Thursdays are “little Fridays”, and everyone knows about Fridays… :)) and it’s hosted by The Broke and Bookish.
This list is a mixture of books that either: 1) The cover caught my attention and I was let down (my fault for judging a book by it’s cover), 2) Seeing a ton of good reviews on Goodreads and not liking it (over-hype), 3) Books in general that, thinking back, I really didn’t like. Here they are!
Steampunk is not my thing apparently. This is the first steampunk book I had ever read and I couldn’t stand it! Nothing made sense, there were these things that reminded me of Transformers (the movie) but it was set early England with carriages and horses…weird.
There’s a number of people that like this book…it was a *shrug* type book fore me. It was cute, had a good twist on the Romeo and Juliet story, but there were still parts that I wasn’t all that excited about. I really don’t want to read the second book…Romeo can’t be redeemed after what he pulled in this book.
This had a weird concept to me. A girl kills herself, comes back to life, has this stuff called “touch” that she has to dish out to people, and she’s in love with an angel. Maybe I wasn’t just open minded enough? My Review.
I am ready for the haters that will want to bash me for putting this up. The book was ok. I don’t think this was a horrible book, the ending had me wondering what happened to someone, but it just was a “meeeeh” book for me. To me, this book is over-hyped. My Review.
The ending had me wanting to strangle the author. I read the whole book for THAT?!? My Review.
If I wanted to re-read Twilight, I would have done that instead of reading the first half of this book. The second half was good…I just can’t believe the author got away with writing the first half like that. My Review.
Again…ready for the haters. I could not finish this book. I really really wanted to like it. It was so “teeny boppy”…I know that’s a horrible word, but it was such an immature book with characters that did NOT seem like angels.
I love Frank Peretti and you don’t know half of it. I read the kid books he published when I was younger and then got hooked on his other books. But this one…this one had something like a Bigfoot in it and all I can remember is a girl being picked up with this Bigfoot acting like King Kong.
I love historical fiction books! I was so excited to see one for young adult, but it just fell flat. I couldn’t even get to the middle of it for some reason.
I love Margaret George’s books. I read through her Henry VIII (it’s a behemoth of a book) and loved her Cleopatra and Helen of Troy books. This one just couldn’t hold me for some reason.