Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week we get a new topic for a top ten list. Uniqueness counts for a lot when it comes to books. Readers want to be surprised and awed. Here are ten that get the job done.
1. The Archived, Victoria Schwab. The premise of this one is just so freaking amazing and the execution is even better.
2. Cinder, Marissa Meyer. The author takes one of the most well-known stories and puts a completely unique spin on it. She also builds this amazingly detailed world around it so that you see the nods to its fairytale origin but still feel as though you’re reading something totally different.
3. Scarlet, A. C. Gaughen. If you haven’t read this book yet, then I have nothing more to say to you until you do.
4. Tiger Lily, Jodi Lynn Anderson. This is Peter Pan like you’ve never seen.
5. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor. Angels and devils and an epic love story and gahhh I love this series.
6. Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein. The most breathtaking friendship I’ve ever read.
7. The Scorpio Races, Maggie Stiefvater. I know I just talked about this last week, but seriously. Water. horse. races.
8. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak. Having Death narrate is a unique choice as is, but the most original part of this story is just how human Death really is.
9. All Our Pretty Songs, Sarah McCarry. Seems like I’m really digging the retellings this week.
10. The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner. Eugenides is the most unique fantasy character ever. You will love him. There’s no other choice.