Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: High Stakes Deception

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving 

1. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
I had no intention of reading this book. I only skimmed the synopsis and saw mention of seeing ghosts and at the time that really wasn't my thing. But the cover beckoned to me so I picked it up. This book is not about ghosts and I'm so glad I picked it up.

2. Chime by Frannie Billingsley
I wrote this book off because the cover looked frivolous. Then when it became a National Book Award Finalist I picked it up. There is absolutely nothing frivolous about this book. 

3. The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
I should have known by the title. I should have actually read the synopsis. But this book looks like it's YA - girl in a prom dress, you know - and I love Carol Goodman (Juliet Dark is a pen name). I was a couple pages in and realized that this is very much an adult novel. 

4. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday 
This book looks like it's fluffy. I picked it up because I wanted something fun and light. It wasn't even until the end that I realized this book had something very important to say. 

5. A Long Long Sleep by 
 
A re-telling of Sleeping Beauty? I expected a romance. But romance is barely on this book's radar. 

6. Variant by Robinson Wells
This book presents itself to be your run of the mill dystopia. About half way through I was completely shocked.

7. Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
I never thought a zombie novel could be so absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful. The magical aspects were unexpected as well. 

8. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Ok, this is a personal - this is not what I expected - example. I so did not think I'd sob through half this book, but I definitely did. 

9. Eve by Anna Carey
This book was blurbed as a cross between The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's Tale. It was nothing like either. I was so disappointed. 

10. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
I was not expecting this book to be historical for some reason. That was a nice surprise. 

16 comments:

  1. Great post! I also really loved Chime despite the cover, and I agree A Long Long Sleep's cover is really deceiving! They should have gone sci-fi with it all the way.

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    1. I love the cover for A Long Long Sleep - but yeah, it just doesn't match!

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  2. I actually haven't read any of these - I thought about reading Catching Jordan, then decided not to - but I think I might now!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

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    1. You definitely should! I loved it so much. Awesome awesome book =)

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  3. Totally agree with you about 'Chime'- I haven't read it and wouldn't have if it wasn't for this post! Now I'm considering it!

    My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-were-totally.html

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    1. You should, it's an amazing book. It took me a bit to get through the beginning but it's so worth reading.

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  4. I can't read scary and scary covers drive me away every time.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Deceiving.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

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    1. I'm so opposite! I love scary books and I love their scary covers =) Anna Dressed in Blood and Possess by Gretchen McNeil - both those covers freak me out and they are super scary, but I love them. haha.

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  5. Loved Hourglass, and yes, the cover was a turn off initially. But now, after reading it, I rather like it:)

    My TTT

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    1. I think I was ultimately drawn in by the cover, but the synopsis turned me off. I love it so much though.

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  6. I loved both Hourglass and Variant. They both were amazing. I look forward to reading a couple of these titles, including Cold Kiss.

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    1. I love Hourglass - I'm still not quite sure if I liked Variant or if it just completely shocked me...But Cold Kiss was a lovely surprise. It's a beautiful book.

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  7. Fantastic list! Catching Jordan is on my TBR list. New follower via GFC :)

    http://ajarndtbooks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Catching Jordan is wonderful! Thanks so much for following =)

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  8. Hi! Found you through the IBBA awards nominees for YA on Goodreads! :) thought I'd make some new friends while trying to win votes in the Adult Fiction category! :) I'm now following your blog and I hope you will consider following mine (and voting for me in the Fiction category if you haven't already voted for someone else): http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/04/grand-opening-giveaway.html

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  9. SO many that I've pushed down my list b/c I wasn't too sure about them...but I may be changing my mind now. Great post! Check out our Top 10 this week! Happy reading!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: High Stakes Deception

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving 

1. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
I had no intention of reading this book. I only skimmed the synopsis and saw mention of seeing ghosts and at the time that really wasn't my thing. But the cover beckoned to me so I picked it up. This book is not about ghosts and I'm so glad I picked it up.

2. Chime by Frannie Billingsley
I wrote this book off because the cover looked frivolous. Then when it became a National Book Award Finalist I picked it up. There is absolutely nothing frivolous about this book. 

3. The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
I should have known by the title. I should have actually read the synopsis. But this book looks like it's YA - girl in a prom dress, you know - and I love Carol Goodman (Juliet Dark is a pen name). I was a couple pages in and realized that this is very much an adult novel. 

4. Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday 
This book looks like it's fluffy. I picked it up because I wanted something fun and light. It wasn't even until the end that I realized this book had something very important to say. 

5. A Long Long Sleep by 
 
A re-telling of Sleeping Beauty? I expected a romance. But romance is barely on this book's radar. 

6. Variant by Robinson Wells
This book presents itself to be your run of the mill dystopia. About half way through I was completely shocked.

7. Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
I never thought a zombie novel could be so absolutely heartbreaking and beautiful. The magical aspects were unexpected as well. 

8. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Ok, this is a personal - this is not what I expected - example. I so did not think I'd sob through half this book, but I definitely did. 

9. Eve by Anna Carey
This book was blurbed as a cross between The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's Tale. It was nothing like either. I was so disappointed. 

10. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
I was not expecting this book to be historical for some reason. That was a nice surprise. 

16 comments:

  1. Great post! I also really loved Chime despite the cover, and I agree A Long Long Sleep's cover is really deceiving! They should have gone sci-fi with it all the way.

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    1. I love the cover for A Long Long Sleep - but yeah, it just doesn't match!

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  2. I actually haven't read any of these - I thought about reading Catching Jordan, then decided not to - but I think I might now!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You definitely should! I loved it so much. Awesome awesome book =)

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  3. Totally agree with you about 'Chime'- I haven't read it and wouldn't have if it wasn't for this post! Now I'm considering it!

    My TTT: http://www.pocketfulofbooks.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-were-totally.html

    ReplyDelete
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    1. You should, it's an amazing book. It took me a bit to get through the beginning but it's so worth reading.

      Delete
  4. I can't read scary and scary covers drive me away every time.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Deceiving.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so opposite! I love scary books and I love their scary covers =) Anna Dressed in Blood and Possess by Gretchen McNeil - both those covers freak me out and they are super scary, but I love them. haha.

      Delete
  5. Loved Hourglass, and yes, the cover was a turn off initially. But now, after reading it, I rather like it:)

    My TTT

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    1. I think I was ultimately drawn in by the cover, but the synopsis turned me off. I love it so much though.

      Delete
  6. I loved both Hourglass and Variant. They both were amazing. I look forward to reading a couple of these titles, including Cold Kiss.

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    1. I love Hourglass - I'm still not quite sure if I liked Variant or if it just completely shocked me...But Cold Kiss was a lovely surprise. It's a beautiful book.

      Delete
  7. Fantastic list! Catching Jordan is on my TBR list. New follower via GFC :)

    http://ajarndtbooks.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Catching Jordan is wonderful! Thanks so much for following =)

      Delete
  8. Hi! Found you through the IBBA awards nominees for YA on Goodreads! :) thought I'd make some new friends while trying to win votes in the Adult Fiction category! :) I'm now following your blog and I hope you will consider following mine (and voting for me in the Fiction category if you haven't already voted for someone else): http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/04/grand-opening-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. SO many that I've pushed down my list b/c I wasn't too sure about them...but I may be changing my mind now. Great post! Check out our Top 10 this week! Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete