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.
The Hunger Games is one that I stayed away from for a good while, but finally caved. Holy heck am I glad I did. It's incredible! Brilliant list 🙂
I put shiver on my list too, I read the first and some of the second and I just couldn't get into the story either, I know a lot of people love the series but I just couldn't get into it. Great List!My TTT: http://youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com/your newest follower,Kristin
I agree, The Help DOES have a deceptive cover.http://ajarndtbooks.blogspot.com/
I actually loved the cover of The Hunger Games. I read it release week and thought it looked all science fiction-ish and I was totally diggin' it!I don't get the cover of Mara Dyer, but I suppose it could be the way you described. Seems right to me! But I seriously had no idea what was going on with that book when I finished. What was real? What wasn't? I don't know…move on.
I don't really like the smoke and bone cover either, but I've heard great things about it. Glad to hear you liked it.
Totally with you on Twilight. Also, I've been avoiding Daughter of Smoke & Bone b/c of the cover, so I'm glad to hear it's actually good!New follower, BTW!
I actually really liked the craziness of Mara Dyer, I like when books surprise me and it made me want to read the second one to find out what is going on!!
Thanks for following!! You should really read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it was so soo good!!
I'm sorry I didn't make it here yesterday! I hear you had a crap day, and then I had a crap evening, so I didn't get much visiting done. Such a good list, I agree with the ones I've read! I really want to read Sunshine…I need to read anything and everything by Robin McKinley for that matter. I feel bad that I put Juliet Immortal on my list and went off about how the cover has nothing to do with the book, but failed to mention that I actually did like it very much!