Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish. Each week, a new list topic is posted, and book bloggers fill in their choices. This week's topic is "Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More/Less Than I Did."
Thought I'd Like More:
1. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu. The idea for this one sounded awesome. But I didn't like it one bit - the insta-love and unhealthy relationships ruined it for me.
2. Pulse by Patrick Carman. This one was okay. Creative idea for a dystopian, which had given me high hopes for it, but the unlikeable characters and a stalker-ish romance made me want to gag.
3. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton. Still enjoyed this, but I didn't think it was as good as the first book (Angelfire). I was disappointed after liking the first one a lot; I thought the main character made some really stupid choices.
4. Black City by Elizabeth Richards. After all the hype for this, I was ready to be blown away. And it was a decent read, I just wasn't crazy about it.
5. Venom by Fiona Paul. I really enjoyed Venom - but didn't quite love it. Probably because I had enormous expectations for it, and it just wasn't everything I'd hoped for.
Thought I'd Like Less:
6. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg. After reading the summary and some reviews, I thought this would be a cute, light read. What I didn't expect was to fall completely in love with it and have it end up being one of my top ten books of 2012.
7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. I love fantasy, but I wasn't prepared to love Shadow and Bone as much as I did. It's everything a fantasy book should be. Perfection.
8. Crewel by Gennifer Albin. Talk about awesomeness. Before I read this, everyone raved about how creative it was. But after reading so many dystopians, I was like "Yeah, right, we'll see how creative this is." I so take that back. Crewel is mindblowing-ly creative and unique.
9. Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson. I'd read some so-so reviews, so I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not. Thank goodness, I loved it. The Norse mythology was epic and awesome, and the romance was just swoon-worthy.
10. Of Poseidon by Anna Banks. I have trouble finding mermaid books I enjoy, so I'd simply been hoping for a fun summer read. Of Poseidon was way more than that - it was laugh-out-loud hysterical, heartwarming, and adorable. Loved it.
What books are on your TTT today? Comment with a link to your TTT!
~ The Bookworm