Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week’s topic is Top Ten books I love more/less than I thought I would. I put a slight spin on it and chose books that I was highly anticipating or had a lot of hype so I was very happy I loved them.
10. Caraval – Stephanie Garber. This was one of my most anticipated for 2017 and I was so happy to fall in love with the characters and the whole mysterious circus setting.
9. The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye. The sequel to this one is on my most anticipated for 2017 list. I’d heard a lot of good things about it before I read it but I never expected to fall in love and hurt this much.
8. The Orphan Queen – Jodi Meadows. I’d heard great things about Jodi Meadows but had never read one of her books until The Orphan Queen. It blew me away and I couldn’t wait until The Mirror King came out.
7. Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman. I loved Neal Shusterman’s Unwind series so I went in with high expectations and they were blown apart but this amazing book.
6. Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys. This author gets so much love that it kind of scared me away from picking up one of her books. When I did, it was Salt to the Sea and I never regretted it. Well, my heart did but it was amazing.
5. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven. This book was getting such high praise and it definitely lived up to the hype for me. Even if it did break my heart.
4. Throne of Glass – Sarah J Maas. Throne of Glass was one of my first, if not my first, big YA fantasy series. So many people were saying how amazing it was, which meant I had to buy it. I blame this book for my shelves so rapidly filling with YA fantasy.
3. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas. The hype is everywhere with this book and it’s all very deserved. It blew away every expectation I had and I would have kept reading if there had been more pages.
2. Under a Painted Sky – Stacey Lee. I love history and westerns so this book was highly anticipated and lived it up it all and more.
1. Harry Potter – JK Rowling. I don’t think I could have predicted the impact this series would have on my life.