Top Ten Books That Were Totally Deceiving
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10. Sweetly by Jackson Pearce
Let’s just say the bad guy wasn’t exactly what I was expecting…
I was told “super hero story” which eventually happens, but in the beginning there was not so much of a super hero vibe going on.
The title had me thinking something like The Hunger Games, or at least with the same level of action. Not so much.
7. Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
For some reason I was under the impression that it was an Alice in Wonderland remake. (Spoiler: it’s not)
6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I was imagining something like The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke because that is how my mind works.
5. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
I’d watched the musical on youtube first, so I was expecting the musical. It is not the same as the musical.
4. Beast by Donna Jo Napoli
I was expecting the Beast to be a bit more human or at least able to transform into a human at certain times, as the cover makes it seem, but instead we get a lion. Like…he’s a lion. A lion.
3. The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Based on the title you’d assume it’s about the host, but it’s much more about the alien, and anything we learn about the host is through the alien lens.
2. Looking for Alaska by John Green
I actually thought it was about them travelling to Alaska. Yupp.
1. The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson
The title had me assuming that this would be similar to her novel Girl at Sea and would take place in the tropics.