Hey, it’s Tuesday again! So that means another Top Ten Tuesday!
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This week’s topic is Popular Books That Lived Up to the Hype. So, I’ll be posting a mix of books that I read because of the hype, and those that I read and was a part of the hype.
1. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I adore this book. I devoured it and just absolutely loved the way that he told the story. This was a book that was well-deserving of the hype and I am so glad they made a movie for it when they did.
2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
This series was one that I was DEFINITELY a part of the hype for. I lived and breathed everything Harry Potter from the time I was 8 and on, so we’re going on 18 years here. This series is what sparked my love for reading, and I know it was the same for a lot of people in my generation and that’s why I have to say this series is one that lives up to the hype no matter how you spin it.
3. Literally anything by Rick Riordan
I know most of the hype surrounding Uncle Rick has to do with Percy Jackson, but I really do think that all of his books are worth the hype. He’s got a way with writing all the gods and demigods and really researching the mythologies.
4. The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
Another series I was a part of the hype for. I’d already been reading The Mortal Instruments by the time this came out, so I jumped in at the beginning. The time period these took place in made it such a cool setting for the Shadowhunters and the steampunk aspects. And the villain in this series was fantastic.
5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
This one I’d heard about for ages but didn’t start reading until about a month before the final book was out. Actually very happy for that, I would have died if I had to wait the full amount of time between books.
6. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
I know this one was hyped just because it was Marissa Meyer, but to me it not only met, but exceeded my expectations. I adored this book SO MUCH. I cannot wait for the second one, I’ve already got tickets to her signing!
7. The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvated
Loved these book so freaking much. Blue and the boys were just the best group of characters ever!
8. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Another one that I picked up from the beginning and absolutely adored from page one. And Legendary managed to keep the hype up and definitely surpassed expectations.
9. Arc of a Scythe series by Neil Shusterman
I mean, another book series to constantly rip you heart out. But, man! Did this book and its sequel live up to the hype. Probably one of my favorite series ever.
10. The Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff
Need I say more? I was late to the game when it came to these ones, but the first book was one of the best first books to a fantasy series I’ve ever read!