Hello everyone! I’m coming at you today with a top ten Monday post about the books that I liked way more than I thought I would and the books that I didn’t like quote as much as I thought I would.
Let’s start with five books I liked way more than I thought I would.
1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Eden told me to read this book when I was first getting back into reading a lot. I really truly did not think that fantasy was a genre for me and then I read the first three books of the TOG series. Ugh, it changed me for the better and will forever be my number one book I didn’t anticipate to like as much as I did.
2. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I would never have pin myself as a sci-fi fan… until I read the Red Rising series. Brown is an amazing author and I can’t wait to see where else he takes us with this world.
3. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
It’s not that I wasn’t anticipating liking this book, I just didn’t think I would love it as much as I do! Such a great book.
4. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I do not like Alice in Wonderland. I never have and I probably never will truly love it. This book almost made me change that. Meyer did something great with this story and I truly appreciate this novel.
5. The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
I was pretty sick of retellings there for a while and I wasn’t super excited to pick up this book. I’m so glad I did though because it quickly became one of my favorite books ever. Ahdieh really knows how to tell a story and keep you wanting more. I loved this book so much.
Now the books I didn’t like quite as much as I was hoping to.
6. American Girls by Alison Umminger
Fictional book discussing the Manson murders, yes please? The way this book was done, no thank you.
7. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
I have no idea why my hopes were even highh for this one since I didn’t really enjoy Lady Midnight. This was definitely a downhill ride from that book.
8. Of Fire and Stara by Audrey Coulthurst
A book centered around horses with the name Mare for one of the characters as well… Too much for me.
9. The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
Such a pretty cover for such a disappointing book.
10. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead
This book took such a strange twist of events that I wasn’t expecting at all I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I hoped. We had more fun making fun of it.