Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

A meme from the That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s Topic: Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way)

  1. Darth Vader: Volume 1 – I wasn’t sure what to expect from this series but I think the surprise that was the most satisfying was seeing in-depth the dynamic between the Emperor and Vader.
  2. The Private Eye  – This job did a good job of building a future that felt familiar and new, then it used that familiarity against me. I did not expect several things about the ending of this book and it was wonderful.
  3. All New Wolverine – I hadn’t met Laura Kinney before I started this book, I expected loveable and gruff like her predecessor. I didn’t expect the warmth and the laughter that would come throughout this book. It continues to surprise me with its ability to balance the horror of their history with the now.
  4. JSA: The Golden Age – I was expecting something that fit the formulaic cliché’s in my head and while it did play to some of those it also had true death and other dark elements that I did not expect.
  5. Nailbiter – I expected horror but you also get the tale of a town, the stories of people, that are even harder to turn away from than the blood.
  6. Birthright: Volume 1, Homecoming – I expected it to be about a little boy trying to survive in another world, and it is but I was surprised by the fact that the harder part is him coming home.
  7. Curse Words: Volume 1 – I expected it to be silly, just a fun romp but it is definitely more. There is darkness and there is depth and there are mysteries yet to be answered.
  8. Watchmen – I was surprised by the emotion. There is raw pure emotion in this book that no movie will ever be able to capture.
  9. We Can Never Go Home: Volume 1 – This was the epitome of flipped expectations. I expected a fairly familiar mutant coming of age story but this is something more.
  10. Deathbed #1 – I was ready for a certain story, a split narrative, are his tales true? Sometimes the rules and expectations should be broken. I can’t wait to see where it goes. The surprise gave it such energy.

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