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Top Ten Tuesday #11

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
 
Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More Than I Did
 
1. Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy #1) by Jennifer Estep. (I really wanted to like this book! So many other people loved it and I thought I would too. Maybe it was just the fact that it was the first book and it was setting up all the others? I'm not sure. The idea behind it was really neat, but it was lacking for me.)
 
2. Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie. (I really liked Matched, the first book in the series, so I thought I would love Crossed. Not so much. It definitely had second book syndrome and just didn't do it for me. I was bored and was skimming the pages just to get to where Cassia and Ky were reunited.)
 
3. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh. (Seriously, a book set around Edgar Allen Poe? Count me in! I was all kinds of excited for this. But, I just couldn't get into it. I didn't like how Creagh handled the 'romance' between Isobel and Varen and I just felt like there was too much missing for me to enjoy it.
 
4. Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire. (Ok, I loved Beautiful Disaster. In fact, I read it multiple times. This one was just a let down for me. Again, maybe it's because I went in expecting something completely different than what I actually got.)
 
5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. (I thought the summary sounded so good! A book talking about how love is a disease that must be cured? How cool is that?! But, this one just fell flat for me. I found myself skimming through the pages just to get to the parts with Lena and Alex.)
 
 
 
 
6. Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid. (I was really looking forward to this and was excited I got an ARC copy from NG. However, I couldn't identify with the characters and I really disliked the female lead. She got on my nerves to NO end.)
 
7. Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) by Andrea Cremer. (I think alot of you probably feel the way I do about this book. One word: Ren. Tsk, tsk Andrea Cremer, that was not the way to go.)
 
8. Rebel Heart (Dustlands #2) by Moira Young. (I really liked Blood Red Road. It was different and I really liked Saba's determination to save her brother. This book, however, I felt like the character did a complete 360! All of a sudden, the characters I fell in love with from the first book are gone and in their place are people I could not respect and stand up for.)
 
9. Magic Bites (Kate Daniels #1) by Ilona Andrews. (Ok, so everyone has said to keep reading this series because the books get better and better. Well, I'll take their word for it, because the first book just did NOT do it for me at all.)
 
10. Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins. (This book INFURIATED me. I almost feel like she was on a deadline and just slapped an ending on there. Not to mention, I was unhappy with the unnecessary things she did in this book.)
 
 
 

 

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32 comments

  1. Ha - Mockingjay made my list too. And, I too wasn't thrilled with the first Kate Daniels book. I have the next two in the series still sitting unread. :(

    TTT at Krista's Dust Jacket

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    1. Krista, so many people told me the Kate Daniels books get better and better. I'm still waiting on the second one from my e-library. I would like to at least read the second so I can see if it's worth continuing. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Great point about Mockingjay. It was definitely my least favorite in the series.

    CeCe @ Steaming Mug of Books

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    1. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought it didn't measure up to the other two!!

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  3. Ohh No, I just got A Pretty Dark Nothing, I am hoping I don't hate the main character. Oh and I agree about Ren... I was not a happy about that decision.

    Our TTT

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Ashley, you might really like Pretty Dark Nothing. I know a few people who really did. I might be the odd man out this time, LOL. Yeah, I wasn't even 'Team Ren' but I still thought that was a crap way to resolve things.

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  4. Walking Disaster and Matched is on my list as well! I was so upset by Walking Disaster

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Oh good! I'm not the only one who was super bummed! Now, I loved the epilogue. If the whole book would've went in that direction, I think I would've liked it.

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  5. YAY! someone else doesn't like Evermore. Sorry that sounded bad, but it seems like Evermore is one of those books where everybody just loves. And it was a DNF for me.
    Old follower
    my TTT
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-18.html

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    1. It came very close to a DNF for me. And I've never not finished a book. That one was almost my first!

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  6. I tried to get into Evermore, but just couldn't do it. I was so excited for a book based on Poe, but this wasn't what I wanted.
    Here's my TTT

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    1. Same for me Natalie. It had such a neat concept too.

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  7. I agree with you on Mockingjay and Delirium. I was so disappointed with Mockingjay after the first 2 books. I was expecting more from Delirium. :-)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you agree with me Chelsea. I just felt like Mockingjay couldn't even compare to the first two. :( And I really wanted to like Delirium. I even read Pandemonium, but then I thought it was even worse. I'm not even going to bother with Requiem. Though, I did go to the store and peek to see who she chose.

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  8. I have not read any of these! A Touch of Frost is on my to-read list, though, because I am a mythology junkie!

    My TTT post :)

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    1. I love mythology! I was so hoping I would like Touch of Frost. I'm going to read the second one to see if I like it any better.

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  9. I can understand your frustration with Bloodrose, eventhough I was on Team Shay. Most of my friends were just as furious as I'm sure you were. Mockingjay was definintely a disappointment. It did not take the direction I thought it would on so many levels.

    Did you read the rest of the Delirium series? I liked the first book, but book 2 was a struggle. The final book was much better than the second, but not as good as the first. If you didn't like book one, you probably will not like the rest.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-thought-i-would.html

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    1. I was on Team Shay too, LOL. I just felt like she could've resolved the triangle better. I read Pandemonium and thought it was even worse than Delirium. :( I tried though! Hahah.

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  10. I'm sad Nevermore didn't work for you :( It's among my favorites ever.
    I also have Pretty Dark Nothing for review but haven't started it yet... I hope the female MC won't annoy me as much because I hate when that happens.
    Mockingjay didn't really do it for me either. I haven't read the Matched series but my friend did and she also loved the first but hated the second. I think I've actually heard that from several people.
    Really interesting list! You have quite a few serieses on there that I've been meaning to start because they were hyped...

    My TTT

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    1. I really wanted to like Nevermore. I loved the concept, but something was just missing for me. :( I hope you like Pretty Dark Nothing- alot of people have liked it, so it might just be me, lol. Now, I liked the last Matched book. It wasn't as bad as the second.

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  11. I feel you about Mockingjay. I read all 3 books in succession and after so much awesomeness in the first two, Mockingjay was a real disappointment. :(

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    1. Yes! Same for me. I read them back to back and Catching Fire was my favorite book. Mockingjay really made me so mad.

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  12. I could not stand Crossed. Next to nothing happens, and Ky and Cassia sound exactly the same. Nice list!

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    1. Agreed! I kept waiting for something to happen... and it never did! LOL.

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  13. I haven't read a single one of these! A few are on my TBR list, but some I hadn't even heard of. (A Pretty Dark Nothing?) I have been wanting to read A Touch of Frost, and also try some Illona Andrews.

    Here's my TTT list for this week.

    Happy reading (and may you have fewer disappointing books this year!)

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    1. Pretty Dark Nothing just came out today, so it's a new one. I wanted to like it, I really did. I hope you like Touch of Frost more than I did. I'm still sad I couldn't get into it.

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  14. I think everyone agrees with you about Matched #2. Seems like a ton of people are disappointed in this series.. I'm scared to start it now

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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    1. It wasn't a bad series, but it just wasn't mind-blowing either. I enjoyed the first and last book, but I doubt I'll re-read them.

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  15. I totally agree with you about Touch of Frost, I felt like I HAD to like it but I just couldn't

    http://www.shesinlovewithbooks.blogspot.com

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    1. Which is such a shame! It had such a great idea behind it! Bummer.

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  16. I haven't read most of these, but I have been experiencing a lot of "second book syndrome" lately, so I know what you mean on that one. It may even be why I haven't read CROSSED yet -- I'm scared :(

    Happy TTT!

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    1. I hate that so many books seem to suffer from SBS! It's definitely disappointing and doesn't make us want to continue with the series!

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