Tuesday, April 8, 2014




Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the awesome ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Apparently, they are overly fond of list-making and love to share their bookish lists with the rest of us book nerds.  =) We're game.







This week's list features the Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read. Maybe the MC was really different, maybe it was the way it was written, a very unique spin on a genre or topic, etc.


April's picks:

The Scorpio RacesBlood MagicRed RisingDaughter of Smoke & BoneForbidden

The Scorpio Races is unlike any book I've ever read, or I should say listened to. Everything about it was unique. Blood Magic, I chose that one because it was so different. Dark and Lyrical. Red Rising, I just loved how he took so many genres and mixed them up into something totally awesome. Daughter of Smoke & Bone was so neat and very different. And well, Forbidden is about a bother and sister falling in love and you don't read about that everyday. lol


Jen's picks:

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed, #1)Some Quiet Place (Some Quiet Place, #1)The Archived (The Archived, #1)

I don't want to say much about why I found The Kiss of Deception so unique for fear of spoilers since the book isn't out yet, but maybe my Review in a GIFfy will help explain? Blood Red Road, the first book in Moira Young's Dust Lands series, features a barren wasteland, a future with little hope for survival, and characters who speak like The Beverly Hillbillies. It's all kinds of awesome. One word as to why I consider The Beautiful and the Cursed to be different: gargoyles. Some Quiet Place follows an almost robotic-like protagonist who expresses little-to-no emotion, yet I didn't find her completely unlikable. But I think it's the culmination of so many different aspects of other stories coming together that made this one feel so unique: an amnesia plot, emotions personified, changelings, etc. And The Archived just had such a unique premise, which is what drew me to the series in the first place...plus, it has possibly one of my favorite love interests and he's also very different...he even wears guy-liner! =)

So, what are some of the most unique books you've read? :)  Share the link to you TTT post so we can visit!

18 comments:

  1. Daughter Of Smoke & Bone made it to my list too! I love this list, so many here are on my TBR list! :)

    My Top Ten Picks!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

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    1. I almost put DoSaB on my list, too, but I had a feeling April would have it on hers already...I did kind of force her to read it after all. =)

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  2. I can't wait to read The Archived!! It's on my list to read this month :) I would also like to finally read a book by Maggie Stiefvater. I can't believe I haven't read anything by her yet.

    My TTT

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    1. I wish I could go back and read The Archived again for the first time, but it's totally worth a re-read, too. :P And, yes, get thee to a Maggie book...there's not a single one that I haven't liked, though The Scorpio Races and The Raven Boys are my favorites.

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  3. RED RISING! YAY. I'm so glad you guys used it too, because honestly I don't think that book gets enough credit for it's freaking awesomeness. *fangirls endlessly over Red Rising* I am literally exploding with the need for book #2. x) Love your picks!!

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    1. I haven't read it yet, but April keeps pushing it on me. :) She even texted me yesterday to tell me it was on sale for Kindle, so now I have no reason not to read it. Because once I purchased it, then I saw that I could get the audiobook for around $5. So, yeah....no excuses, though I really wanted to read it anyway after April fangirled all over it, too.

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  4. I don't know how I did not realize to include Forbidden on my list....
    I'm looking forward to reading Red Rising and the Kiss of Deception.
    Great list!

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    1. I haven't read Forbidden...I'm just not sure I can handle the topic, but that many people can't be wrong, right? :P The Kiss of Deception is PHENOMENAL...I HIGHLY recommend.

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  5. Is it weird that I haven't read any of these?!? 0_0 That's just craziness!

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    1. Absolute craziness! Get on that, woman! :D

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  6. I am excited to read The Scorpio Races! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. It's still one of my absolute favorite stories, in print or on audio. Maggie can do no wrong! =)

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  7. Some Quiet Place made my list and Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Scorpio Races made Nicole's list. Great minds think alike :) Kiss of Deception... I have not heard of it but your review through GIFs is fantastic. Definitely caught my attention and will be giving this one a try!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. I feel like Some Quiet Place deserves more recognition for being such a different book. Great minds, indeed. :) Yesyesyes....you will love The Kiss of Deception...I'm pushing it on everyone. :D

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  8. The Scorpio Races and Daughter of Smoke and Bones made my list too. nice list!
    Here is My Top 10 Tuesday

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    1. Yes, they are both very unique books, aren't they? Some of my absolute favorites.

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  9. Great selections ladies! I really need to read the Beautiful and the Cursed...I've been dying to read it but still haven't made the time.

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  10. The Scorpio Races also made my list (though it wasn't published). :( I'm about to dive into The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so I'm really excited about that! Oh, and The Archived has been on my TBR forever. I need to get around to that one too. Basically, I love your list, ladies. I've got quite a few recommendations out of it and that's always wonderful!

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