10 April, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Totally Deceiving

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week I've listed my Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving (those covers or titles that don't fit the books, a book that was totally different than its summary, or those books you thought were going to be fluff that turned out to be more serious etc etc.)

  1. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi: The premise of this book seemed a little weird to me. When I bought it, I knew it was some Science Fiction meets fantasy. The UK cover doesn't really do the premise justice, but I really was blown away by how well the story worked! It's one of my favourites of the year.
  2. Stardust by Neil Gaiman: This was one book I read after viewing the film. That was a huge mistake. I thought the original novel would have the same light-hearted humour and spirit the movie did. I was wrong. I did not like the book at all. Nope.
  3. Poison Study by Maria V Snyder: This was one of the first books I bought for my e-reader way back when. The cover wasn't fantastic and the premise seemed a little cheesy, but I took a chance. The selection for the Sony Reader Store wasn't fantastic then. I'm glad I took the chance! It's one of my favourite series!
  4. Sabriel by Garth Nix: The cover of the edition I own does not do this book (and series) justice. It's much more exciting than the cover leads you to believe.
  5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: Before I read this book I was really wary of the hype. I had some interesting friends read this book who hardly ever pick up this book. I was worried it wasn't what others said it was. I was wrong. I eat my words!
  6. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand: I previously did not enjoy angel stories and the premise seemed a bit Twilight-esque. However, I couldn't ignore the rave reviews and I'm glad I didn't!
  7. Firelight by Sophie Jordan: The crazy premise of humans having a dragon form of sort was a bit weird to me. I got the book on sale and bought it because of the pretty cover, I think. It actually pleasantly surprised me. It was better than the summary.
  8. Marked by P.C. Cast: I got into this series during my vampire phase. I had nothing but high hopes for this series because I loved the premise of a vampire school. I gave up after a few books and turned to the much better series of Vampire Academy. 
  9. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray: The title of this book is really kinda cool. It and the cover drew me into this read, but I'd say the title was an odd choice. It doesn't necessarily reflect the book in my opinion, though A Great and Terrible Beauty was mentioned in the book.
  10. Maze Runner by James Dashner- The book is very different from the synopsis, as I read an edition released after the Hunger Games. It was advertised as being similar to The Hunger Games. I didn't buy it for that, but after reading it, I'd say that the statement was really off. The summary and advertisements were much different from the book, especially the ending.
What were your top ten?


  1. Awesome list! I totally agree with THG and The Maze Runner - though I have to say I just love TMR series :)

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  2. Great list! I put the house of night books on my list too. I am glad u liked under the neve sky I really want to read it.
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  3. I'm so glad to hear that Poison Study was surprisingly good!! That's high up on my list of things I want to read!

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  4. Fun, I totally had Unearthly and Sabriel on my list too!

  5. Yay, Poison Study!! That book is just fantastic.

    Also, it's interesting to see Firelight on your list, but for the opposite reason I put it on mine, LOL. It didn't live up to the hype for me, but that just goes to show how books work differently for everyone! Glad you enjoyed it more than you expected :)


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