Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they come up with a topic and invite whoever wants to add their own list to their own blog.
There’s really nothing I hate more than picking up a book, thinking it’s something, and then it turns out it’s NOTHING like I thought. Conversely, I sort of love when a book leaves my expectations totally shocked and is definitely not what I expected. I know… I’m a walking enigma.
On the one hand, it’s great going into a book thinking it’s going to be about one thing and it turns out to take a twist so crazy-like that it leaves you breathless and shocked, like a sudden dip on a roller-coaster that you didn’t know was coming. But on the other, how much does it suck when you get all dead set on a book being something and ends up being totally lame and nothing like you imagined?! Bah deceivers!
Here are my Top Ten Books that were totally deceiving:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – I was pleasantly (okay, awesomely) creeped out by this book, but it was nothing like I was expecting. There were so many plot twists by the end of the book I wasn’t even sure if I was reading the same book I had gone in reading!
Fallen – The cover of this one deceived me. It looks like some angsty, emo book and it completely wasn’t!
Texas Gothic – Again, this is one of those books where the cover doesn’t match the plot. It was fresh and fun, sexy… the cover? Not so much.
Saving Francesca – The back of this book makes it seem like a fun, cutesy story about a girl who goes to an all-boys school and the crazy antics she gets into. Um, yeah… this book is NOTHING like that.
Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married – Like Saving Francesca, this book’s premise promised fun, crazy antics of a 20-something dealing with stresses of her life and dating. While it pretty much met these expectations, I found so much more in it that was deeper and surprisingly relatable.
Jane Eyre – Although we all know that plot shocker is coming, I feel like this book is totally deceiving. It’s supposed to be a romantic story about a governess falling in love with her employer and them living happily ever after. He’s not supposed to have a crazy wife locked up in the attic!
Destined – It was supposed to be so good! Sadly, it was not. Pretty covers do not always equal good books.
Stardust – I really loved this movie… It’s one of my favorite rainy-day afternoon movies, especially Robert Di Nero dancing in drag. I had such high expectations for the book… but it was so deceiving! It was much darker than I expected it to be. Sad day!
Evermore series – This one promised such good things and really fell flat. I thought it was going to be this tale of love-torn lovers… and it ended up being a tale of whining because two people can’t have sex.
The Forest of Hands and Teeth – It wasn’t until AFTER I finished this book that I realized it was about zombies. Calling them “unconsecrated” totally deceived me into thinking they were something else besides zombies.