Five Books That I Hope Live Up to the Hype & Five Books That Did

Posted July 30, 2018 by Jana in Top Ten Tuesday / 41 Comments

We’ve all heard about those SUPER AMAZING BUY THEM NOW kinds of books that are so hyped, and almost always overly so that they end up being a huge letdown. I know I’ve been there countless numbers of times and I think that’s the main reason why I actually tend to shy away from hyped books. Today I’m sharing with you five super popular books that I plan to read and hope live up to the hype for me, and five books that did!

Five Books I Hope Live Up to the Hype

1. Warcross by Marie Lu
2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
3. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
4. An Ember In the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
5. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Five Books That Lived Up to the Hype (for Me)

1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
2. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
5. Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Have you read any of the first 5 books I listed? Did they live up to the hype for you?
Anything I need to really hurry up and read?
Do you agree with the books I chose that I felt did live up to the hype?

 

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41 responses to “Five Books That I Hope Live Up to the Hype & Five Books That Did

  1. I really enjoyed “Warcross” and it’s not even my comfort zone genre. Hoping to like “Geekerella” too – and I think that one was meant to be on my list today, but I spaced and left it off.

    …also thanks to an order mishap with Book Outlet, I have a copy of “The Hating Game.” It sounds cute, so I think I’ll give it a chance. :)
    Rissi @ Finding Wonderland recently posted…Top Ten Tuesday | Books that Live up to the Hip, Hip, Hooray Hype!

  2. I keep thinking I’ve read An Ember in the Ashes, but then remembering I read Rebel in the Sands. I guess I can kind of see why I get them mixed up?

    Shadow and Bone didn’t do it for me, but I so loved Six of Crows and related works that I might have to give the first series another try.

    I’m also hoping for Warcross to live up to my hopes! I have it on my shelf right now!

  3. The Night Circus is just beautiful and Geekerella is super cute so I hope you enjoy both and that they live up to the hype for you :) The Hating Game definitely lived up to the hype for me as well <3

  4. Warcross and Geekerella were both fabulous reads for me, so I am keeping my fingers crossed you enjoy them too. I really enjoyed The Hating Game as well, and Dangerous Girls made my TTT list.

  5. I have read the Night Circus and Warcross from your list of TBR Hyped books. For me, they both lived up. Night Circus is very atmospheric, and Warcross seems to be a little polarizing (people either love it or hate it).

    Dangerous Girls definitely lived up to the hype for me, way more so than other similar books. I enjoyed the Grisha books, but I really loved the Six of Crows novels. If you liked Grisha, I 100% recommend SoC!

    Cinder for me was pretty predictable, but the series as a whole was very enjoyable. I read ACoTaR, and didn’t love love love it, but I hear it gets better as the series progresses. ♥

  6. I LOVE The Night Circus – I’ve been seeing it on a lot of lists today. I actually never really saw any hype for this book, I read it before I started blogging and I just thought it sounded interesting. It’s such a beautiful book!

  7. Cinder certainly lived up to the hype for me too. The Night Circus…both did and did not. I understand the hype around it, but it’s really all about setting/atmosphere, which is wonderful as far as it goes, but I care more about characters and I found them a bit lacking.

  8. I loooved An Ember in the Ashes and The Cruel Prince! When I first started reading TCP, I thought I wasn’t going to love it, but by the end of the book I loved it! 😻

    My TTT post!

  9. I absolutely ADORED The Night Circus!! I don’t remember how I found it, but I hadn’t heard a lot of hype about it, which made it all the more magical since I had no idea what to expect. I definitely plan to re-read it at least once in the future.

    I haven’t read Cinder or ACOTAR yet but I’ve heard a lot of hype about both from some of my favorite bloggers, so I’m hoping they live up to it!