T5W – Books to Read Without the Synopsis

Good morning everyone!

First, I just want to say thank you to everyone that has sent us well wishes during this storm. We’re doing ok and didn’t experience as much damage as we’d anticipated. Note: while we are safe and have limited damage, this is not the case for many Floridians. We were very lucky.

Second, I had a review planned for today, but when I saw today’s top five Wednesday I had a couple of books come to mind right away. So the review will be up on Friday and today we talk book synopsis.

Anyway, enjoy!

Strange the Dream by Liani Taylor

The synopsis for Strange the Dreamer suggests we get a lot less of Lazlo than we actually do. This synopsis does a disservice to this book because it is genuinely so good and that synopsis just isn’t.

Winter Song by S. Jae Jones

Winter Song’s synopsis is not actually misleading, but for some reason, this book still wasn’t what I expected. Maybe it’s the subject matter but the book and synopsis don’t seem to gel well.

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

When I read the synopsis of Of Fire and Stars I was immediately intrigued. That is not how I felt after reading the book. This is a case where the synopsis oversold a book.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Yes, The Unexpected Everything synopsis explains what is to happen in the book, however, it doesn’t fully explain how heavy the story is. The Unexpected Everything seems like a lighthearted contemporary based on the synopsis. While it’s lighthearted in many ways, it covers much heavier subjects than its synopsis suggests.

The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

For a long time I was put off by the synopsis of this book because it just sounded ridiculous, which is completely unfortunate. After finally reading it about two years ago now, I can definitely say this book is one of my favorites and isn’t done justice by its synopsis.


3 thoughts on “T5W – Books to Read Without the Synopsis

  1. Glad you made it out okay through the storm!

    I completely agree about The Unexpected Everything. I sped through it but the synopsis didn’t sell the book really well at all.


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