Hyped Books I Have Not Read

Posted July 7, 2015 by Carlisa in Features, Top Ten Tuesday / 38 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday

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):

uprootedUprooted by Naomi Novik

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’tthrone of glass 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!



viciousVicious by Victoria Schwab

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 the way of kingscreating 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.


gone girlGone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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

the lightening thiefThis 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.


city of bonesThe Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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 the perks of beingand 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.


the raven boysThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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

the wrath & the dawnI 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!

  • Zed Amadeo

    I’m with you with the Mortal Instruments. I tried reading the first book in the series (during my YA phase no less) and I just couldn’t get through it. I think I might be the only person in the world who wasn’t a huge fan of Confessions of a Wallflower. I haven’t seen the movie, though.

    • Why didn’t you like Perks of Being a Wallflower? If you don’t mind my asking.

      • Zed Amadeo

        I can’t place my finger on exactly what it is, but I felt like the story was missing something – I didn’t seem to get as much from it as everyone else did. Not saying that it’s a bad book by any means, just perhaps not my cup of tea.

  • Rissi

    Great list! I would agree about Gone Girl and City of Bones. For me, those are not books I’m not likely to read. But I would really like to read Throne of Glass and ‘Dawn’ does sound interesting.

    • I’ve heard such good things about Throne of Glass and only good things about The Wrath and the Dawn so I’m excited to get started!

  • The Raven Boys and The Wrath and the Dawn made my list this week too! I have seen them on a few lists so I don’t feel too bad for not having read them! They both sound great. I love the Percy Jackson series and Throne of Glass- both are so enjoyable!

    Mallory @
    The Local

    • About 90% of the comments today have been people telling me how much they love Throne of Glass….so I need to start it right away. I own the e-book so I just need to get started!

  • AnneBennett

    I just got The Wrath and the Dawn in the Mail today. I am looking forward to reading it.
    The Raven Boys, and the other books in the series, are so good. I can’t recommend it high enough.

    • What’s your favorite part about The Raven Boys? I haven’t read any Steifvater before so is it her writing, or the world building, or the characters perhaps? People LOVE this series and I need to get my hands on it!

  • Lauren

    Throne of Glass and The Raven Boys were both fantastic. I’ve just recently read Blue Lily, Lily Blue and I’m kind of freaking out about the final book, too. 🙂

    Check out my TTT and my current giveaway.

    • I’m really excited to read both of those series. The general consensus I’ve gotten from comments today is that I need to read Throne of Glass. Like right now.

      Thanks for visiting!

  • THRONE OF GLASS, Percy Jackson, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower <3!! All favourites of mine!! I really hope you decide to give the Percy Jackson series another chance. The Raven Boys and The Mortal Instruments series made it onto my list as well! Uprooted, Vicious, and The Wrath of the Dawn are ones I hope to read soon! Gone Girl, I own it but I'm not sure I'll ever get around to actually reading it…

    My TTT

    • All the comments from today have made me realize that I really need to get on reading Throne of Glass. Like now.

      Also, we need to figure out if we’re going to be doing a co-review for SBPT or if we wanna try something else. My post for you is in a couple of weeks! Excited to feature you 🙂

  • Now it makes sense why everyone is talking about The Raven Boys lately! Eight months until the final book? That should be plenty of time to catch up haha!

    • Have you read any of them before? I really want to start this series.

      • No, I haven’t! I borrowed the first one from the library a couple of months ago but never got around to it. I would REALLY like to try again though.

  • I really want to read The Wrath and The Dawn at some point. I’ve heard amazing things about it! I enjoyed Gone Girl but it certainly does divide people!

    • Yesss, about The Wrath and the Dawn. People LOVE it. So I hope it lives up to the hype…That’s the bad thing about hype, you know? If you don’t like it, it’s a much bigger disappointment than if you had heard nothing beforehand.

  • My TTT did not overlap yours at all, however, nearly every book here that I have not read is on my TBR pile! Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my all time favorite books.

    Such a fan of The Raven Boys, Vicious, Percy Jackson and Throne of Glass. 🙂

    • I’m glad to hear that some of my TBR books are held in such high opinion by you! I really need to try out Perks soon! Thanks for visiting 🙂

  • debnance

    Good to know about Gone Girl. I probably wouldn’t like it either.

    Here’s my TTT post!

    • A lot of people do like Gone Girl, it just wasn’t for me. But that’s okay with me. I just don’t like the excessive crudity so I just didn’t want to sit through 300+ pages of it.

  • I agree with Lightning Thief. It’s on my list, along with Gone Girl, for the same reason 🙂 I love Maggie Stiefvater’s Lament and Ballard much more than Raven Boys which was just okay.

    • Thanks for visiting and following Sue! I’m glad to hear that I’m not alone about the Percy Jackson series. My mom loves it, but I just couldn’t get into the premise. But that’s okay! Books aren’t meant to be loved by everyone.

  • I actually just bought Uprooted because of all the hype. The cover is beautiful and though I’ve only read the first 2 pages, it’s already beautiful. It feels very old-school fantasy.

    And yes, I am gasping in disbelief because HOW CAN YOU NOT HAVE READ THRONE OF GLASS?!?! Read it you must. I will unashamedly push this series on you. I liked ACoTaR, but I think Throne of Glass is better.

    I am also left gasping over Percy Jackson! But at least you gave it a shot. Though you should give it another 🙂 *hint hint*

    The Raven Boys was surprisingly good. It’s definitely worth checking out. And the Wrath and the Dawn! I’ve seen that everywhere. I don’t think I’ve seen a bad review yet. Which makes me hesitant, yet desperate for it.

    Great list! You have some good books to choose from!

    • I bought Uprooted because of the hype, too! I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet but I’m super excited! Let me know how it is when you’re done!

      And, yes, I haven’t read Throne of Glass…*bows head in shame*. BUT I bought it on my Nook a few weeks ago when it was on sale, so it’s going to happen! No doubt. And when it does, I will probably freak out. And you will hear about it.

      • Will do! Hopefully I’ll be flailing about it’s awesomeness. Just gotta get through my current book…

        Well owning it is the first step to reading. And I will gladly embrace your freak out when you are done reading.

  • danicapage

    I loved Maas and a lot of the others made my list as well.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my TTT

    My $30 giveaway ends soon so check it out.

  • The Raven Boys is worth giving a chance. I had reservations about it, and though it starts off pretty slow, once it picked up, I could barely put it down.

    • Good to know! I’m excited to get my hands on it and read it!

  • Great list! I really want to check out Vicious too. I recently purchased a copy so hopefully I’ll be getting to it soon too! I also want to check out Throne of Glass and Percy Jackson.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • I’ve just heard so many things about Vicious and I own a copy too so I need to start reading it!

  • I have not read any of these, either.

    • Hopefully we get to them!

  • Oooo so many awesome books! I have Vicious on my bookcase and am waiting for the time to get to it, but it sounds fantastic! Onto the ones I have read and ADORED. ‘The Wrath & The Dawn’ is gorgeous, a truly stunning debut and so so beautiful. ‘The Raven Boys’. Oh Maggie Stiefvater, take my money, my heart and my soul. I adore all her books, but TRB is such an incredible and the start of an amazing series. And yes the freak out is totally justified this early.

    • I’m so excited to read all of those! I really need to get my hands on TRB. Like right now.

  • I’m glad you can forgive me for my stance on Percy Jackson, lol. Maybe someday I’ll try them again. And yeah about TMI, that’s a very common criticism that I’ve heard. That the series never ends. But I’m glad you at least enjoyed them in the beginning!