I have a love/hate relationship with hyped books. A lot of the time I read them and agree with the hype, but there are a few times where I am extremely disappointed. This week’s theme from That Artsy Reader Girl, is all about celebrating the books that DID live up to the hype. Check them out if you haven’t yet, because I think all of these are worth the chance!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I have so many books left in this series, but after the first two books I am obsessed. It is such an incredibly vast and developed world and I love how complicated and bad ass the characters are.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Another Sarah J. Maas series, because shes amazing. I was skeptical to read this with all of the hype surrounding it, but it was so worth it and gave me one of my biggest literary crushes of all time.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
This story just SCREAMS for a film adaptation. It is such a dark concept and I live for it. The three queens are all amazing, and the twists had me on the floor… not exaggerating.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I STILL CANNOT GET OVER THESE BOOKS! I just finished the last one, and I’m a little dead inside now. The unusual format, which I wasn’t sure I would like at first, adds so much to the story. SO intense, so amazing.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I couldn’t put this book down. It was such an interesting and beautiful form of magic and the characters are super vivid and real. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton
I loved this one. I was nervous that it would seem cheesy, but it definitely lived up to the hype. I was completely enamored with the world Clayton created, and I’m annoyed that I have to wait so long for the next one!
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book was super hyped when I first started blogging, and I put off reading it because I was nervous it wouldn’t live up and then I started seeing some mixed reviews, so I put it off even farther. Well, I finally read it and I am so glad I did. It was fascinating and slightly sinister, which I loved. I’m reading the sequel right now, and I like it just as much, if not more.
The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
I am obsessed with this series, and the third one comes out so soon! It reminds me of a futuristic Gossip Girl, and I ate up every bit of the drama. I also really care about the characters and cannot get over how clever the version of this future NYC is.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I have been hearing about this book forever, and I finally read it. I understand now. It is a gripping story, and a perfect dystopian/fantasy mix. It also has one of the best, and most complicated villains I have read in a long time.
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Do I really need to explain myself?