Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!
This week, the question is:
Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did
This is a tricky one, because I find myself having high expectations about some books just because of all of the hype surrounding them. I am also very happy to find I like a book way more than I thought I would!
Books I Liked So Much More Than I Thought I Would:
1. Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake- I don't read a lot of horror, but I am totally in love with this book. Cas is such a wonderful character, the story is fast and creepy and wow, there is some definate gore. But in a good-creepy-oh-my-god-i-love-it kinda of way
2. New Girl by Paige Harbison - I am skeptical about Rebecca remakes, especially because it's one of my favorite books of all time. But this is not only a wonderful retelling, but holds its own as a suspenceful YA book.
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth - Pretty cautious about anything that resembles Hunger Games, or any type of bandwagon book, but Divergent is fun, thrilling and different. Tris and Four, man. Tris and Four.
4. Captive in the Dark by C.J Roberts - Self publised, romance/erotica book about a captor and his captive. Dark sex, real issues. I was thinking- how is this going to work? But it did. Brilliantly.
5. Broken by Megan Hart - I Don't read a lot of erotica, but this is the first Megan Hart book I read and I still re-read it to its day. Yes, the sex is hot, but it's the characters that make this book enjoyable. Real, complicated, guilt ridden and tortured, this book is why Megan Hart is a favorite among erotica readers.
Books I Liked less Than I Thought I Would:
6. Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson- Such a great premise! But this book was just too long and fell flat for me.
7. The Vanishing Act by Mette Jackobsen - A mysterious stranger, a missing mother, an island and magic. This book should have been a slam dunk for me. But instead, I never got a feeling of warmth or heart from the characters. And the story was sadly thin, leaving me grateful it was only 200 pages.
8. Wonderous Strange by Lesley Livingston - I'm not going to lie. I'm not a "fairy" person. I don't read a lot of fairy books, but I had just finished the Wicked Lovely series and loved it and though I woudl give this one a try. Sadly, I couldn't finish book one.
9. Vesper by Jeff Sampson- The premise is cool, but it didn't hold my attention.
10. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl - Are you sure it's a male POV? Cause he sounds awfully like a whiny teenage girl. <eye roll> Don't get me started.
What is your TTT?