Top 5 Tuesday | 5 Excellent Hype Books

Top Five

I perpetually run from overly hyped books, so it wasn’t easy to come up with five.  I also noticed that most of them tend to be Fantasy, so when I do get bold it tends to only be in that genre.

I have a feeling these may be on a few of our lists today.

Top 5 Tuesday was started by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm!

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows was a majorly hyped book, and I wasn’t planning to read it at all.  I didn’t read The Grisha books, and so I wasn’t interested.  Until I saw it in the bookstore, that is.  This book is absolutely gorgeous, and that’s all the motivation I needed.  Not only it is beautiful, but it is well worth all the hype.

Six of Crows


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I was so unbelievably turned off by the cover of these books.  I think I’ve been burned by the frou frou YA romance novels too many times.  I know it’s almost like blasphemy, but I’m not a fan of Sarah Dessen, and I felt pretty confident that Jenny Han would be similar.  Whether they are or aren’t, I ended up really enjoying this trilogy.  I’m one of her fans hoping for a spin-off.

All the boys I've loved before


Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo

This is a series that I wanted to collect because they were superheroes, and they are from multiple authors.  However, I still wasn’t sure I wanted to read Wonder Woman.  I’m not a huge fan of Wonder Woman so even though it was written by Leigh Bardugo (and I love her) I was ready to write this one off.  I was so wrong!  It was awesome!  I should never have doubted Bardugo!

Warbringer


Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

I think my big problem with Nevernight was the fact that Jay Kristoff intimidated me.  I don’t even know why.  Maybe it was because I really wanted to be a fan, but I feared I wouldn’t be.  Anyway, this is another one that tricked me into reading it because it’s so beautiful.  That cover is amazing!  It really fits the brilliance of the story inside.

Nevernight


A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

VE Shwab is a very beloved author.  When I started blogging I felt like everyone was talking about VE Schwab, and I was skeptical.  Nothing about the cover pulled me in, which I hate to admit is what really turns the tide for me and the hyped books.  But, I bought the trilogy on a whim and fell madly in love.  This woman can write.

Darker Shade


 

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33 Responses

  1. I have to admit I much preferred the UK covers of the Shades of Magic series, I wasn’t such a fan of the US covers. Nevernight has the most gorgeous cover, it definitely makes me more tempted to pick it up!

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  2. delphinethebabbler

    Yessss to the All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. I gobbled up all three in one week ❤ The first remains my favorite though just cause I think it's hilarious how Lara Jean and Peter get together.

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  3. It’s funny you mention your intimidation of Jay Kristoff! That’s why I held off from reading his books for so long! Everyone seemed to love him and I loved him as a person because of his Twitter account. I was obsessed with his Twitter because he was just so funny and he fascinated me as a person. I think I was afraid that his books would take that away from me lol!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list! 🙂

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  4. I love your interpretation of this week’s prompt! I tend to stay away from super-hyped books as well; I never think they can live up to their reputation, so it’s really cool when they do.
    I’ve heard of most of these but the only one I’ve actually read is A Darker Shade of Magic and I am of the 0.01% of the internet that…*whispers* did not like the book at all.

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  5. Loved SoC! ❤ Still gotta read WW: Warbringer (despite having bought it as soon as it came out). lol I still need to read Crooked Kingdom, too. Great post! The others you included on this list are ones I really want to check out at some point as well. Good to know they live up to all the hype! 😀

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