Apr 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday - Being Deceitful

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this feature includes random weekly bookish top tens. This week's list is - top ten books that were totally deceiving. Here's the description from the broke and bookish babes: those covers or titles that don't fit the books, a book that was totally different than its summary, or those books you thought were going to be fluff that turned out to be more serious etc etc. Here's my list with some explanations! I've added the cover when it's the cover I'm referring to :o)
  1. Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    The cover of this book is soooo freaking creepy. I was ready for something along the lines of Anna Dressed in Blood. But I got a story about a kid whose grandpa had "special" friends and time traveling abilities. Really? NOT the cover for this book.
  2. Steig Larsson - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
    This title is so deceiving because, honestly, the book isn't just about the girl with the dragon tattoo. Her dragon tattoo isn't even that important. The original Swedish title, "Men Who Hate Women," is much more appropriate.
  3. Eileen Cook - Unraveling Isobel

    The cover for this book does not even show the level of creepy and disturbing step father business at ALL. I had NO clue that this book was heading in that direction from the title or the cover!
  4. Justine Larbalestier - Liar

    This one takes a very weird twist in the middle, and nothing about this cover gives you that impression. Sure, books take strange turns, but this book is so out there. I'll never forget it, but you don't even know the half of it until you just read it.
  5. Amy Garvey - Cold Kiss

    I don't feel like this cover really does this book any good. Sure, it looks like a cold kiss, which would be appropriate, but this book has a zombie of sorts in it. This cover doesn't really scream that. I guess that's okay, but still.
  6. Lynn Weingarten - The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers
    I expected a bit more of a love story in this one when I read the description, which is ridiculous because it hardly mentions that part at all. It's mostly about this secret sisterhood, which should be obvious. Oh well. I was deceived for no good reason.. lol.
  7. Elizabeth Scott - As I Wake

    This cover deserves a better story than what's behind it currently. In all fairness, I did only read an ARC. However, this book didn't make me want to run out and read something else by this author, which was a shame. I have a few of her books, too. Anyway, I don't feel like the cover fits the story.
  8. Caroline Bock - Lie
    This book is so deep, and the title doesn't let you in on any of it. I had zero clue what this book was about when I read it, and it completely knocks you on your butt. But by the title, you have no idea about the extremely taboo subject matter found in the pages. Wow.
  9. Talia Jager - If I Die Young

    Yeah.. a book called If I Die Young probably SHOULD have an totally upbeat looking cover to it, right? Honestly now. It's a totally downer of a book. UGH.
  10. Sarah Addison Allen - The Girl Who Chased the Moon
    By the title of this one, I had no idea that this had any supernatural stuff going on. The cover doesn't help either. But there's some weird thing with lights in the town, and it turns out to be a supernatural thing. No clue. Oh well.

So there's my list! I wonder if any of you agree with my list. Or if you disagree too! Let me know and leave me a link to yours. Happy Tuesday!

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