Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostava – This was more of a title deception, I was not interested at all in the book based on its title or cover. Thankfully I read the blurb because it turned out to be a pretty awesome Dracula rewrite!
Sunshine by Robin McKinley – I picked this book up because a friend told me how amazing it was, I still remember him handing it to me and me thinking how boring it looked because the cover was not at all intriguing.
Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer – Honestly still not really sure what she was doing there. Metaphors I guess? Not impressed, Ms. Meyer.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett – I wouldn’t have picked this book up based on its cover, it’s definitely a beautiful cover but didn’t draw me in as others have.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I hesitated picking this book up for a long time, the cover was strange and I didn’t really like it. After reading the book I do have to say that though it was one of my FAVORITE books this year and its basically amazing, the cover is still a little confusing to me.
Snow White and Rose Red by Patricia C. Wrede – The “newer” version of this book is downright ugly. I LOVE this story and the older cover was pretty and old fashioned and reminiscent of fairy tales.
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – I had no idea that this book was about werewolves when I first saw the cover. I understand the whole mystery aspect but I really wasn’t drawn in. Ironically, I didn’t really enjoy the story much either.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Being a librarian I saw this book waaaayy before it became popular (I actually cataloged the library’s first copy) and I remember thinking how bland the cover seemed. After reading the story I can see how things fit but it was definitely a book I was pleasantly surprised by after getting past the cover!
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay – This cover has nothing at all to do with the story!! I assume the cover is to show Juliet’s conflict by brooding near the sea and so forth but really she wears jeans the whole time and doesn’t go near the water at all. Even more confusing is the cover to the sequel, Romeo Redeemed. Granted I am only half way through but so far there have been no trysts near the beach..
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – I have read A LOT of opinions about the cover of this book. People are so annoyed/confused because they don’t understand why Mara is drowning in some random body of water in a really cute dress. I like to think its a metaphor for her “drowning” in her thoughts/anxieties and Noah is metaphorically pulling her out of the abyss. However, upon seeing this cover I didn’t expect a paranormal romance but some sort of murder mystery type of book.