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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was not expecting this book to be historical for some reason. That was a nice surprise.