Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by the lovely ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish and this week’s topic is the Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did
1. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. The Percy Jackson series is one of the best series I have ever read. So I was expecting way more from Riordan with his Egyptian mythology series. Alas, it was a let down and I couldn’t even finish the first book.
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I had high expectations for this series. I only ever heard really good things about it. But halfway through, I was so sick of it I couldn’t continue. The slang was annoying, there was no character development and Thomas, the main character was immature. It was a great plot, but it could have been executed better.
3. Matched by Allie Condie. I love dystopic futures and this book seemed very interesting. But it was boring and monotonous.
4. The Magician King by Lev Grossman. I loved The Magicians, it was like Harry Potter for adults, and was eagerly anticipating the sequel. While I liked it, I didn’t love it. And I actually haven’t finished it yet. This is one i’ll go back to at some point, it might be a while yet.
5. Across The Universe by Beth Revis. I was super excited for this book. I haven’t read too many good sci/fi books in the YA genre and had read some good reviews for it. But as I rant here, it just wasn’t very good.
6. Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Barnes. My manager at the bookstore absolutely loved this series. But the insta-love in it just pissed me off, and they were fairly lame werewolves.
7. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer. Lame, lame, lame. The idea was cool, but the characters were annoying. Bleh.
And now for a few that I loved more than I thought!.
8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodlkin. The synopsis for this one did not appeal to me at all, and I actually thought it sounded pretty boring. But boy was I wrong! This series was unreal. Pulse pounding, a psychological thriller, mysterious and sexy, this was amazing.
9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I was pretty vampire’d out and when I picked this one up I wasn’t too excited. That all changed when I met Rose Hathaway. She is easily my favourite badass leading lady in a YA series. This whole series was amazing. I devoured it so quickly.
10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. WOWZA this was an amazing book, as was it’s sequel, Days of Blood and Starlight. Mysterious, gothic and beautifully written. Loved this one and can’t wait for the third!!
Some honorary mentions go to The Madman’s Daughter by Meghan Shepherd- LOVED, and Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi- also loved. Ten TIny Breaths by K. A Tucker- It got me hooked on NA.
What are some of your let downs and unexpected loves?