Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday 7/10/12 (Books that surprised me)

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is a Freebie, and I really liked how they did there's over at Once Upon a Twilight, so I'll do it.

Top Ten Books That Surprised Me (In a Good Way)

The Alchemy of Forever (Incarnation, #1)
 The Alchemy of Forever by Ashley Avery
I didn't think I would like it, but I started it and could not stop, I'm just not a fan of the ending.

Wuthering High (Bard Academy, #1)The Scarlet Letterman (Bard Academy, #2)Moby Clique (Bard Academy, #3)A Tale of Two Proms (Bard Academy, #4)
Bard Academy series
Wuthering High by Cara Lockwood

Anna and the French Kiss
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins 

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers, #1)
My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

The Looking Glass Wars (The Looking Glass Wars, #1)Seeing Redd (The Looking Glass Wars, #2)ArchEnemy (The Looking Glass Wars, #3)
The Looking Glass Wars series
The Looking Glass Wars #1 by Frank Beddor
Seeing Red #2 ''
ArchEnemy #3 ''
It's a Alice in Wonderland retelling

The Pledge (The Pledge, #1)
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

The Merchant's Daughter
The Merchant's Daughter by melanie Dickerson
A retelling Beauty and the Beast.

Wake (Dream Catcher, #1)Fade (Dream Catcher, #2)Gone  (Dream Catcher, #3)
The Dream Catcher series
Wake #1 by Lisa McMann
Fade #2 ''
Gone #3 ''

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Another retelling, this one of Cinderella, if you haven't noticed. :)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I was in the YA section of Borders and there was a woman with her daughter there, a man walked in and grabbed the second book Catching Fire and the woman said "That's a great series." The man said "Yes it is." But I still didn't get it until later at the library. 


Tanya Patrice said...

Awesome list idea! Cinder did surprise me because I didn't expect it to be as good as it was - I didn't like the cover and was hesitant to even read it.

yarereviews said...

great list & topic too! (x
I agree w/ most of these! The alchemy of forever was so shocking. It ended up being WAY different than I thought it would be. :P
my TTT: http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/07/top-ten-tuesday-endings.html

Paula Phillips said...

OMG you are one of the few people who have read the Bard Series. They are one of my all-time fav series. I first fell in love with Wuthering High and just had to buy the whole series :)
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Aimee @ Penmanship Smitten said...

I thought I'd love Anna and the French Kiss from the summary, but it surprised me that I ended up loving it AS much as I do today.

The Looking Glass Wars is one of my favorite series! I love how unique it is - I've never read an Alice in Wonderland retelling like it before.

Cinder's story surprised me as well - it wasn't like anything I expected, but I loved it a lot.

I'm curious about the other books on this list because I haven't read them. Will have to remedy that immediately!

Aimee // http://penmanshipsmitten.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-ships-that-broke-my-heart

Sarah S said...

Cinder was my top surprise of the year so far, although I love Cinderella, I didn't think I'd like this because of the cover.

I can't now wait for The Impossibility of Tomorrow (Incarnation #2). *.*

I read the first Bard Academy from the library and just had to buy the rest because they didn't have them.

I did not expect that from The Looking Glass Wars, a friend told me about them, but I was hesitant to read them. I'm glad I did though! (=

Thank you for all the comments! :)


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