Book hype is something I only just started noticing when I started book blogging. Before then the only hype books got was when the movies were coming out. Like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter and even Twilight. But with book blogging comes the knowledge of so many books coming out. And people reviewing them. And raving about them. Which leaves you dying to get your hands on said book. But, unfortunately, it’s impossible to read every book that comes out. However much I would want to. So some super hyped books get left in my TBR list on Goodreads, waiting anxiously for the day when I see it in the library or find it on sale at the bookstore. But, alas, for now, they remain unread by me. So here are ten super hyped books that I have not read yet (hint click on the pictures for the Goodreads page):
This one is on my shelf! I’ve heard such wonderful things about it and I’m just trying to get through some of my library books before I tackle it. But it’s beautiful. And you can’t tell from this picture, but the gold on the cover is metallic and shiny. Like I said, BEAUTIFUL.
I’m very excited for this one!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I know, I know. I hear your gasps from here. I haven’t read this one. In fact, I haven’t read any Sarah J. Maas books yet. And don’t worry, I’m hoping to get there. I don’t think I’m going to try ACOTAR because it sounds too steamy for my tastes but Throne of Glass is definitely on my TBR list!
This one is also already owned and on my bookshelf, so don’t you worry your pretty little mind. Kick-butt superheroes sounds right up my alley. And Victoria Schwab is a world-building genius, so there’s that.
Hoping to get to this one soon!
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
I have loved Brandon Sanderson ever since I first read Mistborn. He has a way of creating these beautiful, intricate, and completely unique worlds and pulling you in so you never want to leave. This book has rave reviews. It has a 4.61 rating on Goodreads for crying out loud. That’s nearly perfect! But the siiiiize. It makes me so nervous to start. With its 1007 pages. BUT I WANT TO. But then I see the page count again and I start cowering in the corner once again.
This is a hyped one that I’m not going to end up reading. I actually talked about it more in my discussion yesterday, and I had started it. Twice. But it was so unnecessarily crude. I couldn’t get past it, no matter if the story was supposed to be so good/creepy/twisted.
Not for me.
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
This is a super popular one and I actually tried reading it a few years back, and I just couldn’t get into it. I’m sorry all you Percy Jacksonites! (What’s your fandom called? I have no idea). But, yeah. I just don’t think these are for me.
Maybe in the future? We’ll have to see.
Again, I started reading this one, waaay back in like 8th or 9th grade. And I just didn’t like it and stopped reading. But people love it and a movie came out (that people seemed to love considerably less) and now there’s a TV show coming out…so maybe I should give it another shot?
What do you think?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This is one of those that seems like it’s going to be a classic, remembered for years and years. And it’s interesting that I have that opinion even though I haven’t read it or seen the movie yet. But I have an old roommate who loved it. Like it was her favorite of all time. It just seems like it’s powerful.
So I need to read this one, for sure.
Lately I’ve seen people just raving over this series. I think people are increasingly talking about it because the final book of the series is coming out in March of next year. And people are already freaking out. Eight months in advance. That should tell you sometime, for sure.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
I really have been meaning to read this one. I’m #1 on hold for my library right now. Seriously people freaked out about this book. Freaked. Out. And it’s a retelling of the classic A Thousand and One Nights…so Arabia. That’s awesome. And I want to read it now.
So what do you think? Have you read any of these hyped books? Did you love them or hate them or somewhere in between? Please let me know!