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Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish! Today we have compiled a list of 5 books each that have tricked us somehow. Was it because of faulty cover art? Was the summary in the back completely different than the actual contents of the book? Or did you expect […]

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June 17, 2012 - 11:50 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I love how unique this topic is – it’s awesome! And the books that you guys mentioned sound like a lot of fun to read. So far, I’ve only read 3/10… We’ll see how I feel about the rest!

April 15, 2012 - 8:01 am

In My Mailbox: April 15, 2012 - […] Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn (E) Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist (M) Top 10 Books that were Totally Deceiving Jersey Angel by Beth Ann Baumann […]

April 12, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Elise - Magan, I usually hate to be deceptive, but in this case I’m thrilled Populazzi made your “totally deceiving” list. Thanks for the kind words! Estelle, I’m excited to hear that Princesses of Iowa is terrific. I know Molly from The Debutante Ball, and her book is high on my TBR list!



April 11, 2012 - 11:08 pm

Jasmine Rose - I just sat here and laughed to myself because OWFL sounds kind of like “awful” in my head ๐Ÿ˜›
I totally agree about Matched/Crossed. I loved Matched but Crossed didn’t feel like a part of the same series.
Noooo! I’m so sad you didn’t like The Probability of Miracles. I recently read it and adored it, but I like a good non/minimal romance sometimes.

April 11, 2012 - 10:34 am

Jenny - Magan, I totally agreed with you on Crossed. I loved Matched. I loved it more than The Hunger Games. I was so excited to read Crossed, and I still haven’t finished it. It is so boring and slow that I haven’t been able to get through it. I am glad it’s not me! I keep saying I will finish it, but there are always better books I’m wanting to read more than that one!

April 10, 2012 - 10:11 pm

Christina (BookTasty) - I’m laughing at myself b/c I actually really like the Anna cover and it has been on everyone’s list today! haha I guess I’m missing something. Oh well ๐Ÿ™‚

April 10, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Lena - YES! I agree with almost everything in y’all’s list. ANNA has such a terrible cover, but it’s soooo ridiculously good! I was also really upset with CROSSED. I liked the cover more MATCHED, however, the story fell extremely flat. Le sigh.

April 10, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Hannah @ so obsessed with - I completely agree with you on Crossed! I really liked Matched and just finished Crossed two days ago… It wasn’t at all like I expected. I still have hope for the third book, but I’m going to be frustrated if it’s a letdown, too. Anna and the French Kiss also made my list. I really wish they’d given it a better cover!

April 10, 2012 - 4:27 pm

elena - The Princesses of Iowa and Anna and the French Kiss are definitely two books suffering from their title. I wouldn’t have even picked up Anna without all the praise either and of course, I fell in love! The Princesses of Iowa sound like a reality show for me but after your review, I’m going to give it a shot. Eek, I thought The Disenchantments had a female POV too! In fact, it’s waiting in the library for me now. I’m going to have to readjust my expectations for the book. Fantastic list, the both you of you! Now I have books on my TBR that I wouldn’t have taken a second glance at. Never judge a book by its title, I guess.

April 10, 2012 - 2:25 pm

BarefootMedStudent - The only book I’ve read (or heard of) is Anna, and that one is on my list too!

April 10, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I love that Anna is popping up everywhere. I wish publishers would pay more attention to what their covers are telling people.

Magan, I’m reading Crossed right now, and I’m only 30 pages in, but I already know exactly what you’re talking about. I’m quite frustrated with it, and am actually setting it aside for now in the hopes that I will like it more later.

Great choices, girls! Some of them I already own and am more excited to read now, and some of them I’ll have to go look for!

April 10, 2012 - 2:04 pm

April Books & Wine - I’m glad the Populazzi cover is deceiving because when I saw the cover, I was like this looks dumb, but in fact your description makes it sound good.

ALSO I FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME ABOUT ANNA. Like, what a crap cover for such a wonderful book.

April 10, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog - Anna sure made it onto a lot of Top Tens this week! Great list guys.

April 10, 2012 - 11:29 am

Sharon @ Fictionally Inclined - Anna and the French Kiss is on my list, as well.

Great list! There are a couple on there I’d never seen before, but they look very promising!

April 10, 2012 - 10:06 am

TeacherMotherReader - Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is on my list too. I just didn’t think I would like the characters that much by the end of the book. I laughed my butt off, then I cried and cried. ๐Ÿ™ My review hits my blog this week.

April 10, 2012 - 9:59 am

Kristin - Ok, I guess i really need to read Anna and the French Kiss, the cover whenever I look at it screams way to YA for me lol but everyone seems to love it.

My TTT: http://youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com/

Estelle: Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park Pages: 400 Release Date: April 11, 2011 Target Audience: Young Adult/Adult Contemporary/Romance Publisher: Createspace Format: Nook eBook How I found out about it: Read about it on a blog a long time ago & downloaded it. Summary: Julie has just moved to Boston from Ohio to start her freshman year […]

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September 13, 2012 - 8:55 am

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April 20, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park - The Busy Bibliophile - […] opinions: The Bookish Mama Rather Be Reading The Compulsive Reader SharePrintEmailDigg Filed Under: 5 owls, chick-lit, geek, golden owl, […]

January 10, 2012 - 6:17 pm

Mands - Ooh, I haven’t heard of this book but I am going to add it to my to-read list – thanks!

January 6, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Yay! Thank you! I trust you, and am off to buy it right now! ๐Ÿ™‚

January 6, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Estelle - Jessica, no biggie! I figured you might get a lot of tweets from readers! ๐Ÿ™‚ I find a lot of the eBooks have quirks like that. It’s so bizarre.

January 6, 2012 - 1:36 pm

Jessica Park - Estelle-LOL! Sorry for acting like I hadn’t tweeted with you. I’m known to be a scatterbrain like that. I will try to fix this Nook fiasco!

January 6, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Estelle - Jana – like you, I am a cryer. But I did not cry during this book. The circumstances are sad but there is so much hope and genuine love in this book… it all levels itself out? It’s really worth reading. It’s well written and well developed and I think you’ll really relate to the main character. I was thoroughly addicted. ALL. THE. TIME. Hope this helps! Thanks for the comment!

January 6, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - Estelle, is this really sad? Everyone keeps saying it’s heartbreaking, but I think it sounds adorable! Why is it heartbreaking? I have this awful phobia of sad books. Help me! You make it sound so great and wonderful, and I want to read it. Haha.

January 6, 2012 - 1:25 pm

Estelle - Jessica – you are so welcome! That reader might have been me! You were nice enough to tweet with me after I finished. Truly one of my best reads in a long time. Glad it was my last read of the year. ๐Ÿ™‚

January 6, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Jessica Park - Wow. Thank you so much for the stupendous review! It’s really wonderful to hear when a reader truly enjoys this story. (I do not know why Nook says my book is so ridiculously long… Someone else recently told me this, and I can’t figure out how to change that!)

January 6, 2012 - 1:02 pm

Estelle - Alexa – Ah! I’m so glad that I made you feel that way. When I saw the page count, I was really like “oh crap this better be good” and I just can’t even begin to tell you how much I didn’t want it to end. I hope when you get around to it, you’ll review it too! ๐Ÿ™‚

January 6, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - From the way you articulated your thoughts to the overall impression this book leaves me with, I’m sold on reading it. Maybe not right now while I’m backed up with review requests and other books, but as soon as I can.