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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.