Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did (11)

This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This weeks Top Ten is:
I decided to go with books that I thought I like less than I did!
1. Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini
I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would! I don't really like all that Greek mythology, but I do know a lot of people who love it, so I decided to give another try at it in this book. I heard good reviews and it seemed like a book that I would enjoy so I picked it up anyways. I honestly couldn't stop reading it. I remember being up till 3 in the morning reading about Helen. Josephine Angelini has this unique way of writing that is very captivating. Such a great book and the sequel is great also but not as good as Starcrossed was!
2. Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Another books I liked way more than I expected too. For some reason, I just didn't pick this book or have any desire to read it. I don't know why, but one day I decided to read it anyways cause I found it on sale at a bookstore. I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I tried reading it once before and couldn't get into it, but when I started it again for the second time I couldn't put it down. I must have been in some weird book funk the first time! Loved it!
3. If I Stay - Gayle Forman
This book just seemed so depressing and I didn't really want to read something like that cause at the time I read my share of Sarah Dessen books at that moment, but my friend wouldn't stop pestering me about so I picked it up. It was literally wonderful. Made me cry so much and I loved it. Also the sequel Where She Went is even better if you can believe it! I totally recommend them!
4. The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
When I first saw this on goodreads I avoided it. I read that it was about faeries and I wasn't interested. At that time, I had only read one other book about faeries and I didn't enjoy it so I had some weird prejudice thing against faerie books after that. Funny, right? :) Well anyways, I was bored one day and I found the first chapter available so I went ahead and read it. I loved it! So I picked up the book and devoured in one setting almost. I'm so glad I got my prejudice! :)
5. Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
After reading Anna and the French Kiss and being slightly disappointed cause my expectations where so high, I thought I wouldn't like this one much either. WRONG. I couldn't have been more wrong. This book was brilliant! SO GOOD. I loved it so much. I think it helped with having no expectations going into this. It was great. Yeah, I can't think of any words to describe how much I loved it.
6. Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
I knew that I probably would like this book, but I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. I never read a book quite like this one before. It has such an interesting concept and the main character is very wonderful to read from. I also just love Sam so much! I can't believe I haven't read the next book yet. I need to get on that.
7. Audrey, Wait! - Robin Benway
I was honestly surprised by how much I liked this. I heard really good reviews over it and thought that I would probably enjoy it, but I loved it! It was so funny and it one of my favorite contemporaries for sure. If you haven't read this yet, I highly recommend it. Audrey was so fun to read from and the story is just hilarious. If you are fans of Meg Cabot, then I recommend this for you!
8. Sweet Evil - Wendy Higgins
Oh my gosh, this book! One of those fangirling moments here! Sweet Peril is so close to coming out! I can't wait to read it! Anyways, Sweet Evil was just amazing. I liked it way more than I thought I would. I remember reading the first couple of chapters and thinking, "Wow. This is really good." I also stayed up all night reading. Let's not forget about Kaidan either ;)
9. I Know It's Over - C.K. Kelly Martin
I can understand if someone didn't like this novel, since it does have a touchy subject matter but I didn't think to like it as much as I did. The writing was done so well and the main character, Nick, was refreshing to read from. I like to read from a guys pov now and again and he was great to read from. C.K. Kelly Martin has a very interesting way of writing, it all flowly and smooth. I need to read another book by her.
10. Dairy Queen - Catherine Gilbert Murdock
This was such a fun read! I thought that I would probably just like, but I loved it! The writing was so real with the family dynamics and the relationship that D.J. had with Brian. This was also one of the very first contemporaries that I read and I'm so glad that it was this one. I need to read the rest of this series!


  1. I didn't have high expectations for The Iron Fey, but I really like it! As for Lola, I must respectfully disagree. Loved Anna, disappointed with Lola. I should finish the Dairy Queen series too! It's super cute. http://wp.me/pzUn5-1uq

  2. I really liked Lola, too (although I did like Anna more). I enjoyed the Dairy Queen, but haven't read the sequels. Audrey Wait! was a cute book and I just ordered Sweet Evil. I've heard great things.
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