I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their incredibly awesome meme: Top Ten Tuesday.
This is a meme involving lists, peoples. LISTS! I love lists.
This week’s prompt is: Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t. Of which my brain boggled and I nearly skipped this week. Until I read Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm (awesome blog that, one of my favourites, so GO OVER THERE SOMETIME) who wrote about books she wished she’d put down. I had a lightbulb moment. I’m going to split my post into 2 halves. Books I’m glad I stuck with AND books I wish I’d stopped.
If you’ve been hanging around us for a while, you’ll know we adore The Lunar Chronicles. I’m talking down-right-crazy-OBSESSION.
Hard to believe I DNF’ed this originally, right? Well it’s the truth! I read the first chapter and then sent it back to the library — partly because I ran out of time, and partly because it just didn’t grab me. Gosh, am I glad I borrowed it back out! It’s now a 5-star book and I love the series!
You’re laughing at me, right? Come one, confess. I KNOW you are. I rave about Maggie Steifvater and all her books regularly…so it’s hard to believe I read the first chapter of this one and sent it back to the library. BUT I DID. I promise I’m not lying! I used to not be fond of ghost stories. Or supernatural things. Ha! Funny little mite, I was.
Again, this is a 5-star book and one of my favourites.
I read the first chapter of this one (because Lydia told me to) and then I sent it back to the library. It started off wickedly well, but then it swapped narrators! It went into this boring story about Maddie who lived in England and liked motorcycles and blah blah. Can we get back to the poor person being held by the Gestappo?
AGAIN: now it’s a 5-star read, totally tore my feels out, scarred me for life, and I can’t recommend it enough.
I chomped through this without sending it back to the library at any point…but I did despair at the beginning. I was so confused. The world was really detailed and intense and I didn’t understand the religions or who-was-in-charge-of-who. BUT, I stuck through it and it inspired me in writing my own fantasy. Also: it’s now rated 4-stars.
I didn’t like the first book, Shatter Me, at all. Not even a bit! I was frustrated and confused…and slightly weirded out by the strange writing. But a lot of bloggers told me the next two books where better. I persevered! And what happened?
I have super fond thoughts of this series! I rated the last two books 4-stars, and I truly adore the final book, Ignite Me.
Oh I wish I could burn this book from my brain. It infuriated me and, honestly, made me fill sick. I wrote out why in my Goodreads review. But was this book honestly about bullies bullying bullies? (Very eloquent, I am.) Nope. Just nope.
This is a prime example of a happy family who moves to the country and gives their daughter eeeeverything she could want. (A pony! Yay!) Until, of course dear darling finds out she’s adopted and HOW DARE YOU NEVER TELL ME. I HATE YOU. I’M RUNNING AWAY WITH A STRANGER NOW.
You know those books that make you cry because you’re a) confused and b) bored? This was one of them for me. Dom felt like 35 years old, even though he was only 15. And all religions are wrong! Except for the Egyptian one! Because that’s not contradictory at all!
The title says it, and I’ve said it, and I’ll say it again: don’t even think about this book. I’m sure my intelligence dropped while I read it. Larissa, I will always listen to you in the future. I promise.
I also refuse to believe that teenagers are really this unintelligent.
From a purely dystopian view-point, this book completely ripped off EVERY famous dystopian out there. I wish I was exaggerating. But, no! First of all our sweetie-pie couple are matched together (Matched by Ally Condie). After they escape their society and find another, they get “truth pills” (Divergent by Veronica Roth), and then they go to train for special forces. Lucky we’re all good at archery (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) because now only one boy and one girl will survive the training!
I have never in my life been so ANGRY while reading a book.