Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving

Top Ten is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - This truly broke my heart. The cover was amazing, anyone could just fall in love with it, and the reviews that gave it such high stars made me gravitate towards that novel, and imagine my shock when I actually read this book I hated it. It was terrible. The main character was plain and the entire plot-line was just flat! Nothing compared to the cover that it had that depicted a very different story.

2. Fallen by Lauren Kate - Another book that I had been dying to get my hands on because of the wonderful things I've heard of it. And even the actual plot line looked like it had some substance to it, but once again the story fell short of what I expected. It was really sad actually.

3. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima - People told me how wonderful this book was, but when I picked it up I was just angry on how bad this was. Another one where I let the reviews get the best of me and fall for this book. And even the cover just made me want to read it. Honestly, I judge a book by it's cover, and so I know this is bad, but I can't help it most of the time. I look at a cover and think, "Wow, this must be good".

--Now that I got the negative books out of the way---

4. Crave by Melissa Darnell - This was the type of cover that was incredibly tame. It hardly reflected the amazing story that laid inside and so I was surprised.

5-6. Torment & Passion by Lauren Kate - I was a little hard on the first book, but just because I was expecting too much. And I probably would not have continued the series if it wasn't for my friend who actually owned them and I just borrowed them. Well, imagine my shock when I found myself actually laughing and wanting more! It makes me rethink everything about a book series; like just because the first book sucked doesn't mean that the rest will. So I might give Lauren DeStefano another chance.

7-8. Spirit Bound & Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead - I fell in love with the Vampire Academy series, but after the fourth book things started to go downhill and quickly. I never realized how selfish Rose was or just how devious Lissa could be or how things just didn't make sense in the book series. I was getting upset than happy with it. So, of course I'm getting mixed messages. While some books start from the ground and slowly make their way up to the top, some start from the top and just crumble down.

9. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - At first I thought this was going to be some weird history lesson, especially with how thick they were, but it doesn't take long to get swept into the story of Jamie and Claire.

10. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini - I wasn't sure how the Greek myth would fall into place, so I was happy to see everything worked out well!


Pocketful of Books said...

Ahh I am sorry you had your heartbroken by those books! I haven't read Fallen or Wither but I do want to! Hopefully the rest of the series will redeem them!

My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-were-totally.html

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I get angry and frustrated when all the reviews rave about a book...and then I read it and it's not what it was made out to be.

Here's my
Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Deceiving.
I'd love to have you stop by!