Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday- Unique Reads

Top Ten Tuesdays is a great weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where you get to share fun book related topic top ten lists. It is also another great meme for finding great new books, authors and blogs! 

This week is 

Top Ten Unique Books You've Read

So without further ado, and in no particular order….

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer - What can I say: dystopian, fairy tale retellings and sic-fi all in one?! What? Awesome! And Cinderella as a Cyborg? Enough said.

 This is the first book I can remember that had a young, female thief who planned a heist with a team of other teenagers. I don't know, I just love this book and it just felt really unique and fresh and original - I still haven't come across any others that feel like this one did for me.

Ohhhh, Harry Potter. What can I say about this one - or more like, need I say more? These books (to me) really put YA on the map as books that were for EVERYONE and that could be enjoyed by everyone too. They are just perfect for me, I grew up with them and I love them. They are amazing - the end.

The premise for this one was completely new to me, I loved the touch of fairytales and folklore that's used in this series. I was just blown away by these and the two main characters and their roles - I don't want to spoil it so I won't say more, but these are great.

I've Got Your Number was such a fun, fresh and wonderful Chick Lit read. I loved it - what was unique? Well this is the first time I have come across footnotes in a fiction book that add to the story and have fun little comments. I just really loved that addition.

These two I am grouping together because they are similar in their uniqueness but still different. I loved both of these reads because they both had a unique way of telling the story. The stories are told completely through emails (though one I believe has a voicemail or two thrown in). Anyway - I loved the idea and the format - so fun!

I loved the twist on the classic Cinderella story, the kick-butt herione and her plight of obedience. This was such a fun retelling and really got me into the fairy tale retelling genre in the first place.

I loved the take on Time Travel and the whole mystery surrounding it in these books, for me this felt fresh, and new and different. It wasn't like any other books on time travel I've come across…and I of course had to show the covers because - well look! Aren't they gorgeous?

 This one came to mind because I don't think I've ever come across another series like it. This series is a spin off of Kate Brian's Private series and it follows the socio-path former rich girl socialite, who was put away for murder and escapes - bent on once again regaining her place in life. It was just - wow, I don't know how to describe it, but it was a first for me.

How about you what are your "unique" reads?
 Please feel free to comment and link up so I can visit your Top Ten!

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  1. Nice! Seeing lots of Harry today! I still need to read Ruby Red! At least at my rate I'll be able to read them all back to back! Have an ARC of the third one too! Only one more to get a hold of!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I kinda figured Harry would be a popular one - but I hold those books so dear that I couldn't leave them out :) Also, I definitely recommend the Ruby Red trilogy- definitely a fun, interesting read. I recently got the first movie (German) to watch. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I am really interested in checking out Flock!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. The Stork series is really great, I'm very excited to see more from Wendy DelSol - definitely worth checking out. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Great list :) Harry Potter made my list too, such a brilliant series and the most unique one I have come across. I've seen the Lunar Chronicles on so many lists, very excited to get to that one now. My TTT.