Happy Tuesday! I’ve completely lost track of the days since finishing University last week, so I can’t believe it’s already time for another Top 5 Tuesday! This week’s theme is about books I loved that others didn’t, which I think is a really interesting topic. However, some of the books on my list aren’t ones I loved, but they are ones that I enjoyed.
Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm – if you’re interested in participating or checking out Shanah’s blog, click here!
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book is a lot like marmite; some people loved it, some people hated it. Luckily for me, I was one of the ones who loved it. As much as I enjoyed it, I do think that this book was over-hyped and maybe that’s why so many people were disappointed after reading it.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Red Queen is another book that has a lot of mixed reviews surrounding it, but I thought it was really good. It’s been a couple of years since I read this, so I can’t remember too much about all the little details, but I loved the world that was created and the red blood vs silver blood aspect of it. I know a lot of people had issues with it being similar to other YA books, but I feel like there was enough in the plot to make it stand out amongst other books.
A Thousand Nights by E.K Johnston
I have never read the tale that this book was based upon so I don’t know whether it’s a faithful adaptation, but I can say that this book was so beautifully written. I will admit that I struggled a lot with this book, some parts were so confusing and it was hard to keep up with it at times, but the way this book was written made up for that.
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine
I am obsessed with fairy tale retellings, I love them so much! I picked this one up a few years ago and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it as I’d heard so many negative things about it. The one thing I’ve gathered about this book is that people think it’s similar to other books out there. However, it’s a completely different take on the Snow White tale and I really loved it.
The Selection series by Kiera Cass
This series will always be a guilty pleasure of mine because I really enjoyed it. I know that a lot of the characters are flawed, but I loved the concept of the books. But it definitely should have stayed as a trilogy, the other books were pretty pointless.