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Top Ten Tuesday: They did WHAT?


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Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares. I’d been taught from the Traveling Pants series that there were always happy resolutions for the girls. But this was not the case at all in its conclusion. It was very unsettling.

The Duff by Kody Keplinger. The concept of the Duff barely made a lasting appearance in the story. I felt cheated into reading a cliched teen romance.

Love Story by Jennifer Echols. I’m not sure this counts as an instance of deceit, but, c’mon. That ending? What’s up with THAT?

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Going by the cover alone, I expected some sort of masquerade. It just led my mind in a different direction entirely. Thankfully the story ended up being TOTALLY AWESOME.

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I thought this would be a cutesy winter read, but it ended up being chaotic and the Book of Dares was left by the wayside maybe halfway through. The title was misleading.

Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy. The cover is a coffee cup with a heart in its foam. Yet, the story is about a spunky tomboy being in a band. What’s up with that?

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I was expecting a cute, romantic read focusing on a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Instead the story revolves around the protagonist and her relationship with her father – which is okay, just not what the summary sold me.

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. I expected a cute, beach read. Instead the story is very serious (and, consequently, boring). It didn’t live up to its description.


*I know there’s only 8, but this post decided to eat itself before posting, and I had to recreate it from memory in a shorter amount of time.

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5 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: They did WHAT?”

  1. Carissa says:

    Oh wow! Totally bummed about DUFF – I was looking forward to that one =(
    I haven’t read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet either, but I’m glad you liked it despite the deception!!

  2. Tara says:

    I had Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my list too – though for me it was because I didn’t like the UK edition hardcover’s cover at all!

    And I think you’re right with the Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight – I was hoping for more fluffy romance than I got based on the cover!

    Great list!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  3. I know what you mean about so many of these! ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ with the whole feather mask thing screams masquerade! And Duff and ‘Statistical…’ totally deceive with their titles! Great post!

    My TTT:

  4. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I also abandoned Book of Dares. I agree with you. It was chaotic.

    Here’s my
    Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Were Deceiving.
    I’d love to have you stop by!

  5. I have to agree with THE DUFF. I felt it was juvenile and petty and, frankly, I felt dirty after having read it lol.

    Great list, Alissa! 🙂

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