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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #13

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the wonderful blog; Broke and Bookish. This weeks Top Ten is the Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did. In no particular order: 

Dinner With a Vampire (The Dark Heroine, #1)Books I enjoyed more than expected:
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater 
Dinner with a Vampire - Abigail Gibbs
Delirium series - Lauren Oliver
A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin
Scent of Magic - Maria V. Snyder

I loved these books. It's always made all the more better when you totally don't expect to enjoy them! I highly recommend them all.

Books I enjoyed less than expected:
Divergent - Veronica Ross 
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Steifvater
Ink - Amanda Sun
Touch of Power - Maria V. Snyder
Pantomime - Laura Lam 

The only book in the above 'Less' category which is less than a 4* is Ink. I was so disappointed with that book. The reason for the rest are that I thought they would basically be an instant 5* but they weren't. 


  1. Wow, I think you're one of the few people I've seen who didn't like Divergent as much as they thought they would. Too much hype?

  2. I just started Pantomime, hopefully its not too disappointing. As for Ink, I keep hearing that it is a bit of a let down. Steifvater is one of my favorite authors, I loved The Raven Boys!

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    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  3. I don't think I would like The Scorpio races either. I still have yet to read the Raven Boys, my blogmate has though :)!
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  5. Did you switch the more/less topics? :D
    And you didn't like ASoIaF as much as you thought you would? It was a bit different for me though I had no opinion about them really. I was pleasantly surprised. :D

    *sorry for the delete :P*

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog. =)

    Good lists, still have to read some of those. :)

  7. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy The Raven Boys! But it's definitely a book that isn't for everyone. I haven't read The Scorpio Races or Divergent, but I definitely want to check out The Scorpio Races.

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    Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader

  8. I haven't read most of these. The only one I've read is Divergent, actually! :p

    Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I've only actually read Delirium from your list, only the first in the series to be exact, and it also happened to make my list as a book I liked more than I expected too.
    There are a couple of others that I've toyed with reading, and they happen to be books you enjoyed more than you thought you would.. So that's a good thing, right?

  10. I'm sorry you didn't like Divergent as much as you thought you would. At some point I should read Game of Thrones, I just don't know when that will happen. Thanks for visiting my TTT.

  11. I loved Delirium so much! I enjoyed The Raven Boys but it didn't blow me away whereas Divergent did blow me away ;)

  12. I loved Divergent, but I can understand it not meeting expectations. I still need to read the Delirium series so I hope I enjoy it as much as you did. Thanks for visiting!

  13. I passed an opportunity to accept Dinner with a Vampire arc, because it was long and sounded like same-old same-old. I'm now regretting that decision. :/
    I keep reading bad reviews about Ink and comparisons to Twilight. I was so excited about that book but now I dread reading it....
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.


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