Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

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A meme from the Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s topic: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

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1. The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause – I love vampires. I thought this would be a no brainer for me but in the end I think it was possibly worse than Twilight. It’s an awkward love story that happens to have a vampire. (Finished.)

2. Generation Dead by Daniel Waters – Zombies, high school… sounds funny at least. Except this book was not. It was high school drama that happens to have zombies and plot holes. (Finished.)

3. Heaven’s Shadow by David S. Goyer and Michael Cassutt – I struggled through this. I think partially because a lack of arc to carry me through. Instead of a nice plot arc this looks more like a heart rate monitor. (Finished.)

4. The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma – I blame this more on whoever wrote the back copy. This is not science fiction. This is slight of hand. I think it was well written but I was so thrown off I never finished it. (Not finished.)

5. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan – This case of quitting was because of absolute rage and frustration at the protagonist. Even just thinking about it I want to curse at her simpering. (Not finished.)

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6. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – I thought this was just going to be way too much sappy romance and love triangle. It has those things but it also has some really cool world building. The love triangle includes the best friend she never thought that way about and the new guy who she definitely thinks that way about but he is stillan unknown.

7.The Wikkeling by Steven Arntson, illustrated by Daniela J. Terrazzini – This was so strange but so fascinating. It is a very quick read but it is creepy and fun and it makes you think.

8. Kitty’s Greatest Hits by Carrie Vaughn – I’m not a huge short story person so I was especially hesitant about ones where a good number are set in an unfamiliar world but they are perfect in the amount of immersion.

9. The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen – I thought I would at least give this book a try. I did not expect to get completely sucked into a series completely out of my norm. The characters are definitely part of the charm.

10. Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles – It was a class assignment. I thought I would just push through it. I didn’t expect it to truly tear at my heart-strings. Comfort is such a character, such a force of nature, but even she can’t stop death.

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