Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me (In a good or bad way)

Top Ten is an original feature/weekly meme created here at
The Artsy Reader Girl that features a great bookish top ten every week.

Books that surprised me, either in a good, or a bad way.


I'm going to do half and half. Half books that surprised me in a good way, and half books that surprised me in a bad way. So let's start with surprised me in a good way.

The Call (The Call #1)Baby DollThe Naturals (The Naturals, #1)The Girl Who Was Supposed to DieFollow Me Back (Follow Me Back, #1)

And the ones that surprised me in a not so good way.

Grimm Fairy Tales: Alice In WonderlandThe 11th HourMind Games (Mind Games, #1)The First Days (As the World Dies, #1)Cuckoo Song


I will do a split too like Ash. 
These are the books that suprised me in a good way. I just didn't know they would be so good. 

Obsidian (Lux, #1)Midnight at the ElectricTo Kill a KingdomFinnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles, #1)Between Shades of Gray

The ones that surprised in a bad way. I just had higher expectations and they disappointed me. 

Harmony HouseSpellcaster (Spellcaster, #1)We All Fall DownLabyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)The Belles (The Belles #1)



  1. YES to FOLLOW ME BACK!!! I was not expeciting to really like that one at all-- and I ended up 100% OBSESSED with it.

    Also, I'm happy to see THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE on here. I really like April Henry, so I am excited to read that one :)

  2. Can't wait to read To Kill a Kingdom, I've heard great things! I also really want to read Finnikin of the Rock, I'm glad you enjoyed them!

  3. I'm so glad The Naturals was a good surprise for you!! I love that series. Oh and I can't wait to read To Kill a Kingdom!

  4. Ooh, I'm glad Midnight at the Electric and To Kill a Kingdom are in the good surprise category, I'm really looking forward to reading those. I was also very disappointed by Labyrinth Lost. I also think I have a copy of Baby Doll somewhere around here, so I'll have to pick it up now!

    1. I read babydoll in one sitting. It was amazing

  5. I still need to read Follow Me Back; sorry you didn't like The Belles Jenn!

  6. OOoh nice! I still need to read Follow Me Back, The Call, and Spellcaster! Loved Obsidian and To Kill a Kingdom! Sorry to hear Spellcaster was a letdown though!

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  7. I’ve got The Call on my TBR, I’m so excited to read it!

  8. I've not read any of these! I'll have to look them up. Thanks for visiting my post!

  9. I keep hearing great things about Follow Me Back so I'm excited to see it on the list of good surprises. Same with To Kill a Kingdom, which I just checked out of the library today and can't wait to read.

  10. Oh, I am so happy to see To Kill A Kingdom on your list! It was fantastic and even was a surprise for me too. When I started it I never imagined I would like it so much that it would be a 5 star read for me. Like what? :D

    Oh I am sorry that The Belles disappointed you. I want to read it so badly :(

  11. I've not read any of these, so my tbr might grow :)

  12. You've chosen some great titles! It's a shame that The Belles and Cuckoo Song have appeared on your bad surprises lists because I've been really excited about reading both of them! I'm also torn on The Call: it surprised me in a good way because it was much more interesting than I thought it was going to be, but I also didn't like it all that much. Great lists!

  13. I was pleasantly surprised by Obsidian too! I read it when it was being really hyped up so I was worried that I'd end up hating it but fortunately I didn't :)

    - louise ☆


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