Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Books That Were Totally Deceiving

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish with a different topic for a top-ten list each week. You can find out more about it here.

The links will take you to my reviews, if available.

This week's topic is:

Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving

1. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

This book has candy on the cover. Candy! And in my mind, candy equals fun and fluff. If there are two words that definitely do not come to mind when I think Sweethearts, it's fun and fluff. Incredible, amazing, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking, yes, but never fun and fluff.

2. Crash Into Me by Albert Borris

The cover for Crash Into Me looks, to me, like a Perfect Chemistry-rip-off, just another romance. And Crash Into Me is so not a romance novel (not that I mind romance)!

3. Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz

The cover makes this seem like a fun, guilty-pleasure, feel-good, beach-read kind of book, which is not the case at all. Invincible Summer deals with lots of serious topics, and it's actually a very literary book.

4. Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

I kind of hate the covers for Jennifer Echols books. They're so embarrassing and just... ugh. The actual books are so much more than the covers make them out to be!

5.  While He Was Away by Karen Schreck

While He Was Away looks sickly sweet, like a totally cliched romance, which it definitely isn't!

6. The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

I actually haven't read this book, but the cover is very happy-go-lucky, and knowing Nina LaCour's Hold Still, the actual book will be anything but happy-go-lucky.

Sorry, but I can't think of ten books to fit this topic, just six. But anyways, these are some books where the covers and descriptions totally deceived me. What about you?


  1. I agree that the cover of The Disenchantments looks happy and the book is pretty serious, but I still think the cover fits...somehow. I completely agree about Going Too Far as well! Great choices.
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Oooh, on the topic of The Disenchantments... the protagonist is a guy, too, right? And the cover has a girl? Adds to the deceiving :D

    Oooh, another one? When I first saw Lola dn teh Boy Next Door, I totally wrote it off, because I thought the cover was a little meh... I was wrong :D

  3. Aww these books are on my TBR list so I can't really say anything but I agree on the covers. :P
    My TTT;http://booknookgirl.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-ten-tuesday-4.html

  4. I totally agree... I love Jennifer Echols books but hate the covers too... they are so cringe-worthy!! I'm a new follower and just wanted to drop by and say hi :)

    Feel free to check out my blog & follow too!!

    -Riya :) (The Teen Book Guru)

  5. Right, that too - I didn't even think of that, but that makes it even more deceiving! I haven't read Lola yet, but I hope to soon, since I loved Anna :)


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