Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish

I really like this week's topic! There are so many times where I am blown away by a book I never expected to love and then sadly there are times where I think I will love a book and end up disappointed.


1. Greta and the Goblin King by: Chloe Jacobs- I expected to like this one... I did not expect it to knock me on my ass! I absolutely loved this book and the characters!

2. The Immortal Rules by: Julie Kagawa- I love Julie's Iron Fey books so I really thought I would love this one too! Sadly it was not all I had hoped it would be.

3. Bloodspell by: Amalie Howard- This is another one that really surprised me. I picked it up based on the cover and was shocked by how much I loved the story!
4. Walking Disaster by: Jamie McGuire- I LOVED Beautiful Disaster and could not wait to get inside Travis' head. Sadly I did not enjoy being in his head as much as I thought I would.

5. Deadlocked by: Charlaine Harris- I had always loved the Sookie books but then this one was just... ugh... I can't even talk about it without it upsetting me.. just no.

6. Matched by: Ally Condie- So many people love these books and the premise is so cool and I thought it was perfect for me, but then there was just something missing.

7. Obsidian by: Jennifer L. Armentrout- So we all know I ADORE this series. But when I first picked it up I wasn't sure about it... I mean aliens? Initially it just sounds... I don't know.. but I was hesitant. Daemon stole my heart quickly as did Katie. And the rest is history... I am now a JLA fangirl for life.
8. Vampire Academy by: Richelle Mead- I actually avoided this book for years because it just seemed like another typical vampire book. When I finally picked it up I was shocked at how much I loved Rose and Dimitri and then I proceeded to hit myself for taking so long to read it.

9. Tithe by: Holly Black- It's fairies... cool faeries.. where could it go wrong? Sadly it did. I liked it, but I wanted to love it.

10. Ruining Me by: Nicole Reed- This one knocked me on my ass! I was amazed at how much I came to care for the characters and how invested in the story I got when really I just expected a nice New Adult.

What made your list? Link me.



20 comments:

  1. Haha I just read Vampire Academy series recently and had the same reaction. LOL I don't know why I waited so long!

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  2. I was the same about VA and I've been putting off obsidian because of the whole alien thing but I just need to get on it!
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  3. I totally agree with Walking Disaster. I don't know what I've expected but not that. I also loved VA and Obsidian :) Great list :)

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  4. I still haven't read Walking Disaster, but I've heard similar reasons as to yours. It worries me because I have so many questions I want answered.

    Jess @ Literary, etc

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  5. Funny! I was dubious about Obsidian too because of the alien factor. But like you, I quickly became a fan of Daemon and Katie. There is something about those two which makes me want to shout MORE!!! Can't wait for Origin.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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  6. Vampire Academy is amazing!!! I think a lot of people felt disappointed by Walking Disaster. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Exactly the same thoughts with Matched and Vampire Academy! There was just some missing excitement with Matched, and VA turned out to be one of my favorite series! :D
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  8. Vampire Academy seems to be making it on to a lot of lists this week! I loved it!

    I had no expectations going into Greta and the Goblin King, but I ended up loving it!

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  9. Walking Disaster was definitely a bit disappointing. I was hope to be able to better understand Travis, but really, he's just kinda crazy :)

    Love Obsidian, too! And DAEMON!

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  10. I really loved VA, too, and I had put it off for a long time before reading it. That's interesting about Greta...I have a copy, but it never really caught my eye. Now I'm interested.

    Jennifer
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  11. I definitely agree with Matched, I wanted to love it but, it was just meh for me. But could you tell me why you didn't like The Immortal Rules?

    ~Jules

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    1. I didn't hate The Immortal Rules, but I didn't love it like I was expecting to. Also I struggle with Allie. I have a hard time connecting to her I liked The Eternity Cure a lot more though.

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  12. I definetly agreed with Matched in my TTT!

    http://booknerdsjourney.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-i-liked.html

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  13. I thought The Immortal Rules was pretty good, but it didn't blow me away like I was expecting it to.

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  14. I totally agree with you on Vampire Academy, Obsidian *swoon*, Ruining Me, and Tithe. Those others you loved, I'm adding them to my TBR! ;)

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  15. Aww that stinks you didn't really care for Immortal Rules. I really enjoyed how different it was. Sadly, Bloodspell didn't do it for me. I just liked it ok. When I first started Obsidian I didn't think I would like it because Daemon was a jerk! And now I'm a Daemon fangirl for life. LOL. I also held off on Vampire Academy for awhile, but I read it and was like, 'where have you been all my life?!'

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT Teresa!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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    1. Haha so many people seem to say that about VA. It is one of those books that sneaks up on you.

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  16. JLA for life! I love this list! I still need to read Greta and the Goblin King! I'm excited about it! And I was a bit hesitant about Obsidian, too. Though I'm also so glad I took a chance on it ;D
    I avoided Vampire Academy,too, and hopefully I can pick it up, and change my view on it. Since the first book was just okay to me :D

    Magen Chambers

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  17. So much awesome in this post, Teresa! I really loved the Matched series, I think it was one of the first dystopian novels I read and fell head over heels for! Absolute YES to Vampire Academy! Those books were just . . . nope, there's absolutely no words! And of course anything JLA writes is worth a read!
    Great picks lovey! =D

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  18. The immortal rules was a bit of a let down for me too, just too slow.

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