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Top (Nine) Hyped Books I've Never Read

Today's bookish topic - brought to us by the ladies of Broke and Bookish, is all about books that are hyped. Generally when I think of a "hyped" book, I think of something like the Marvel world because even if we don't all like the world, we all know of it at a minimum. But sometimes "hyped" can also be about a small, but loyal group of fans that do everything they can to help a book see its full potential. It's all in how you look at the bragging of a certain book. Why am I talking about this? Well, because the nine books I'm featuring are various forms of "hype." Or in my opinion they are. Some are known on a wider scale, other aren't. But that doesn't mean I'm not excited, anticipating and wanting to read some of them. Others I really don't plan to pick up now or at a later date. Below are the nine such "hyped" books.

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Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

Okay, so I'm not 100% sure if this series was hyped (was it?), but from everything I know, it was kind of the "it" series to be reading when it was current. I adore the movies, so who knows! Maybe someday I'll give the books a chance. Have you read them?
2.) Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot
Another popular teen series I didn't read. The movies are some of my favorite (to this day) feel-good, girly movies and while I don't see myself going back to read the original books, I'm considering reading this follow up, Royal Wedding. Because who doesn't love a good love story?

3.) Rook by Sharon Cameron
I've seen this book everywhere. Or so it seems. Not that I mind since rumor has it, it's a loose re-telling of The Scarlet Pimpernel (for the YA crowd). What could be better?
4.) Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
I'm really NOT sure why I added this one... but I did. I've not read it, and though I love Rosamund Pike (who starred in the film), I don't see myself picking it up either. From all that I've read about it, the book sounds a bit too creepy (physiologically) for my tastes.

5.) The Gifting by K.E. Ganshert
I am loving all of the attention I'm seeing this book get. K.E. (aka Katie Ganshert) always writes beautiful contemporaries, so I've no doubt her foray into YA is no different.
Ps; because of a silly mistake by moi, there might be a paperback giveaway for this one.
6.) Paper Towns by John Green
For the purpose of this post, I'm just assuming pretty much every book by John Green is hyped.

7.) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Pretty sure we ALL know how hyped this series is - and from what I've gathered, this is one of those universally "hyped" series. "Everyone" talks about it.
8.) Divergent by Veronica Roth
Never read the books. But the movies... *happy sigh* loved Divergent and anticipate the same for Insurgent.

9.) An Amber in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
This seems to be the "must have" book right now. Nearly everyone is buzzing about its epicness.
That's a wrap on another Top Ten Tuesday topic. Which of these have you read? Which should I make a priority? Leave your Top Ten Tuesday posts below. I'd love to visit.
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  1. Throne of Glass, Gone Girl, and Paper Towns are all a top priority! :)

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway.

    1. Hi, Lauren! I agree, those two are must-reads for me - especially the latter considering it's being made into a film. :)

      Thanks for your TTT post. I'm definitely going to be visiting. :)

  2. I highly recommend Divergent, especially if you liked the movie! :-) My TTT!

    1. Thanks, Chrissi! That's awesome to know. I did love the movie, so reading the book is something I would like to at least attempt. We'll see. :)

  3. Ohh, SO many epic books here!! I love Throne of Glass and zomg yes Paper Towns is definitely hyped up all over the place right now isn't it? Because of the movie I guess? I saw the movie of Gone Girl and have decided never eeever to touch the book. XD LOL I'm still recovering from the trauma. XD Here's my TTT!

    *whispers* I absolutely love your header!! It's so beautiful. <3

    1. Hi, Cait; thanks for visiting. I'm glad to hear about glowing reference for Throne of Glass. It does look amazingly epic and I cannot wait to try the series. As for Paper Towns, I'd agree. The movie is giving it more recognition. I liked "Stars" by John Green better than anticipated, so I'll give this one a try, too.

      Thanks for affirming my thoughts about Gone Girl. I'll steer clear of that one. :)

      Off to visit your post... and thank you! I have lots of fun with my header designs. :)

  4. I've read or have most of the books you listed, and I really liked some and really didn't like some. It seems like most of the time I'm not a big hyped book loving gal. Paper Towns was wonderful but it's weird it really isn't that popular of a book so I think the movie will not be huge like The Fault In Our Stars was/is. I hope I'm wrong.

    I hated Gone Girl and really any book by her, not sure something about her books/writing style and I just don't mesh together and the movie was not good but than I'm not a Ben fan.

    I have seen The Gifting books everywhere and might have to get them her adult books are so good her YA will be amazing right?! :)

    Divergent books are 100% better than the movies, well at least Insurgent book was. They ruined the movie so now they will have to ruin Allegiant since there is no way to repair the damage they did. OK I'll stop on that topic they just really mad the 3 of us mad while watching Insurgent. Massive head shake it was like they re-wrote the whole book for the screenplay. It just doesn't make sense!

    1. Well, I'm glad then to have some input on these books, Shannon. :)

      To be honest, I didn't know how well Paper Towns did as a book, but I just assumed anything by John Green is hyped. Maybe not the "good kind" of hype, but still... ;) I'm not a big fan of Ben Affleck either. I mean, he's okay, but I don't *have* to see everything he's in. Katie's YA books have no choice but to be amazing. That's for sure. :D

      I'm glad to hear the Divergent books are so good. I've not seen Insurgent yet so I'm nervous now about reading the book. ;) Here's hoping the final movie lines up with the book better... though I confess to not finding if they'd change the end. Because from all those spoilers I've read, I wouldn't mind.

    2. I will say we are excited about the movie and think Cara as Margo is perfect, we weren't sure at first but she is it! Can't wait to see it, here's to hoping its just as wonderful as the book.

    3. Right on. I know you have been disappointed before by adaptations, so yes, I certainly HOPE this one lives up to your expectations. Happy watching. :)

  5. I've only read book one of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but I want to read the others. Paper Towns is one that I am hoping to read in the next few weeks! I've heard great things about it and the movie looks so amazing! Great list!
    Please feel free to see mine here
    Happy Reading!

    1. Hi, Kaycee. Thanks so much for visit.

      I really enjoy the "Sisterhood" movies and though the books are way past being geared to me as a reader, I'd be willing to pick them up sometime just to learn more about the character and go on some additional adventures with them. Hope you enjoy Paper Towns. I'd like to read that this summer, too!

      Off to visit your Top Ten Tuesday... and same to you, happy reading. :)

  6. Yes, I don't see myself reading Gone Girl either.

    I do hope to read Rook during Paris in July.

    Here's my TTT post!

    1. It doesn't look like the kind of book I'd like, that's for sure. As for Rook, that's amazing! Perfect time to read that, I'd say. I hope you enjoy your trip, Deb. :)

  7. I haven't read any of those books either (yet).
    Maybe we"ll both get around to them some time, right? :)

    1. Right! Here's hoping, Ella. And here's wishing that we'd enjoy those we do pick up. :) :) :)

  8. Throne of Glass is good. Gone girl is on my list too. I liked Divergent, but Insurgent was disappointing. Paper Towns I didn't like... Of all his books I liked Looking For Alaska best. MyTTT

    1. I *really* want to try Throne of Glass, Sue. It looks amazing. I really like the Divergent movie, so reading the book is potentially on my TBR. Just depends. I suppose the John Green that I hear is generally the most popular is The Fault in Our Stars. It was better than I thought, so we'll see what happens with Paper Towns...

      Thanks for visiting. :)

  9. I just got The Rook! I had to, since it has to do with the Scarlet Pimpernel.;) I do hope it lives up to the hype!
    I hope to get a hold of The Gifting.;)
    Divergent is good, but I've failed to read the sequels yet...
    I haven't read anything by John Green. And, I have zero interest in Gone Girl. From what I have heard, it sounds like both main characters should of been locked up...
    Great list! I always enjoy seeing what is on yours.;)

    1. As do I, Amanda. Plus, I adore the story of the Pimpernel... he's too cool not to like. ;)

      Happy reading of The Gifting. I bought a Kindle copy and paperback (yay!), so am hoping to read it asap; that's what I hear about the Divergent books; I've read "Stars" by Green in anticipation of the movie, and surprisingly, liked both. Though to be honest (for me), the movie was far more emotional. That's a good way to put the feeling behind Gone Girl. It sounds crazy to me. ;)

  10. If you liked the movie Divergent, I'd definitely recommend you read the book!, I'd say the books are definitely better I also really enjoyed Gone Girl and would recommend it, although it is quite dark.

    My TTT:

    1. That seems to be a great way to look at the possibility of reading Divergent! Thank you. I did indeed love the movie, so attempting to read the book should go on my TBR at the very lead. :)

      Thanks for visiting and sharing your TTT link. I'll definitely be by to visit. :)

  11. We've got a few books in common on our list I just read and reviewed EMBER last week. Definitely read it! I have GONE GIRL on my Kindle but just never feel in the mood for it.
    My TTT

    1. I hear that hesitation with Gone Girl. I just don't see myself ever reading it, but I'm glad to hear someone recommend 'Ember' here. Thanks! Off to visit your TTT post. :)

  12. Oh, Insurgent ... ! I need to watch that. I'm not such a fan of the books that I had to be at the theater for either of the movies, but I don't mind watching them later if I happen to have access. :)

    Dance A Real
    walking in the air.

    1. I haven't seen either one of the Divergent adaptations in theaters either, Hannah... but I did love the first. I think (so far) it's my favorite YA dystopian novel-turned-movie. And of course, as an adaptation, I really shouldn't judge this considering I've not read the book. ;)

  13. I haven't read An Ember in the Ashes yet either! I intend to get to it soon, though. I need to know what all the fuss is about. The Throne of Glass series is my absolute favorite right now. It's definitely worth trying. :)

    1. Yay for Throne of Glass. That series looks epic and of course, 'Ember' does as well. Both are on my "must" list. Thanks for sharing some enthusiasm for Sarah's novels. :)

      ...and thanks for visiting, Kaitlin. :)


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