Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays: Books that were Totally Deceiving!

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Top 10 books that were totally deceiving....

Finding Daddy
I thought this would be a fairly light, fluffy read about family dysfunction..... but holy cheese on rye, this book was CREEPY! Scary, even! And... a little gruesome.
If you plan to read this, be warned!

Death by Bikini
Sounds pretty weird, right? Like it should be a fluffy murder mystery.... BUT IT'S NOT. This series was so intense and action-packed that it swept me off my feet when I read this! I was very pleasantly surprised with this book.

Private series
This pretty much looked like a grown-up version of the Clique series, but my friend really recommended it, so I though what the heck?
Umm.. turns out that this series is actually super duper addicting! Seriously! And, there is a LOT more going on than just spoiled prep girls..... like, say... murders and a psychopath!

Not sure if this really counts---it was highly deceiving to me because here I thought: Oh hey, cute story about a summer romance.... and I mean it was... but good gosh I did not expect that every single character could be talking in a southern accent! All the dialogue was pretty much written phonetically, which drove me crazy.

Saving Francesca
DO NOT judge this book by its cover. It is highly deceptive. I know it looks all cute and chick-lit-like and fluffy and a quick read.... and if you think that, then you obviously have not read Melina Marchetta's books. This book was an utter emotional rollercoaster!

The author makes this book out to be about Hansel and Gretal and the evil witch.... but let's just say she totally threw me for a loop when she connected it back to the fenrir (wolves).

I didn't really know what to expect from this book.... certainly some sort of supernatural element.... but DEFINITELY not what the actual twist was...
Totally. Did. Not. See. It. Coming.

 Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran
I read this for school, so I was totally expecting to be like your average children's book (but in French of course).... but let's just say there were some *ahem* mature content involved.... *cough cough* les putes for one.

If you've read this, then I think you probably already know why the ending left me bug-eyed and sputtering.
No spoilers, but all I can say is.... nothing is as it seems *smiles cryptically*

Reckless Magic
The blurb talked about how one of Eden's main tasks was saving her friend from a foreign prison.... but there wasn't even any TALK about it until 4/5ths of the way through the book! Not the most deceiving thing, really, but I couldn't think of anything better...


  1. Great list! I've not read a single one, which is awesome! So many TTT are all the same books. It's ncie to see something different. Now to go check out the books.

    I think 'Breathing' looks good but I hate phonetic-al writing! It's so annoying!!!

  2. Hi! Found you through the IBBA awards nominees for YA on Goodreads! :) thought I'd make some new friends while trying to win votes in the Adult Fiction category! :) I'm now following your blog and I hope you will consider following mine (and voting for me in the Fiction category if you haven't already voted for someone else): http://authorjess.blogspot.com/2012/04/grand-opening-giveaway.html

  3. Death By Bikini's cover looks very interesting to me. I thought about reading that and Death By Latte. As for Sweetly: Holy Heck that cover creeps me out. I would read it but leave it face down so that face doesn't follow me around the room!! :)

  4. Eeeewww.... I did NOT like M. Ibrahim either!!! (eh, J'ai deteste M. Ibrahim....C'est un livre tres maladroit!!!)


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