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April 10: Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving (those covers or titles that don’t fit the books, a book that was totally different than its summary, or those books you thought were going to be fluff that turned out to be more serious etc etc.)
Some of my answers this week may seem a bit silly, but I don’t always read the blurbs/synopsis/reviews before I read a book – so what may have deceived me may be an odd answer.
1. Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer. I found Twilight deceiving on several levels. First? I was certain I would hate it. I don’t like popular books (or at least I didn’t!) and this seemed so lame, especially because so many teen girls loved it so much. I was wrong. Terribly Wrong. Also? Because the vampires? They weren’t real vampires. (At least not the stereotypical type!)
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett. An example of how I didn’t read the blurb, just read it at the recommendation of a friend. I never expected it to be such a significant plotline, I was expecting fluff.
3. American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson. I was expecting the usual hilarity that I expect from Craig – not deep and honest and dramatic. (I just reviewed this one yesterday!)
4.Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare. This was deceiving in a different way – Everyone I know loved it, and for the most part? I agree with all these people when they love and hate books. But I just couldn’t get into this one. Four tries, Four DNF’s and I gave up for good.
5. Ten Things We Did by Sarah Mlynowski. I was sure this one would be light and fluffy, and I would love it. It wasn’t. I didn’t. (Although I know plenty of people did love it… Just wasn’t my cup of tea.)
6.Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. I didn’t like the cover, and I was burnt out from Twilight, so I swore I’d never read it. When I did? I loved it! (It’s one of my favorite series!!) (But I am still not a fan of the cover!)
7. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. When someone was describing this to me (the first time I’d heard of it) and they kept saying 1984. UGH. I hated 1984. And then the whole kids killing each other – the Minotaur is a myth that I love, and I didn’t want to have retelling type thing just ruin it. But wow – comparisons to either are limited, and this book is nothing but wonderful. (But you already know that!)
8. The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc by Loraine Despres. My husband snagged this one for me once, from the bargain shelf at the local bookstore. UGH. The cover was cheesy, the synopsis too. And the title? UGH!! But I loved every moment of this one.
9. Cinder by Marissa Meyer . I hate Sci-Fi. I hate Cyborgs. And nothing you can write or say can change my mind. Those things are for nerds like my best friends older brother who wore a pocket protector and watched Star Trek over and over – he even once tried to speak Cling-On (or however it’s spelled) for a week!! But This? Is nothing like that. Nothing.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along!(Just remember, NO SPOILERS!!)
This week I re-read my one of my favorite books! So you’re getting a teaser from that! (During my re-read, it’s the moment I fell in love with Etienne St. Clair all over again! *swoon* )
Mademoiselle Oliphant. It translates to ‘Point zero of the roads of France.’ In other words, it’s the point from which all other distances in France are measured.” St. Clair clears his throat. “It’s the beginning of everything.”
I look back up. He’s smiling.
“Welcome to Paris Anna. I’m glad you’ve come.”