1. The Host by Stephenie Meyer- From the summary (Earth has been invaded), I was expecting an overwhelmingly scifi story that was just going to bore me to death. Add on to the fact that Meyer was insanely popular at the time, therefore I had mixed emotions. Instead, I was completely blown away by this book. LOVED the world Meyer built and definitely enjoyed the 'aliens'.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-Fun Fact: I actually heard about this book through Stephenie Meyer's website.Anyways, I wasn't a huge fan of the cover and I had only known Collins as a children's writer, so I was under the impression this was going to be a juvenile read. Ummm.....WRONG! Another book I wasn't expecting to fall head over heels for!
3. Cell by Stephen King- I know King is a legendary writer, and so I was expecting Cell to be unputdownable. Plus, the story centered around mindless zombies, an immediate magnet for me. However, the story was just really drawn out in the middle and boring at times. It definitely lacked the spark I was looking for.
4. Unwind by Neal Shusterman- I normally don't read a lot of books in the male POV and I had picked this book up on a whim. The summary sounded interesting but I really wasn't dying to read this book. However, once I did start reading I was totally sucked in! I laughed, I cried, and became deathly afraid of disobeying anyone for the next few days!
5. Angel Star by Jennifer Murgia- I wasn't really thrilled with the cover for this book, but the summary is soooo enticing. It talks about unearthly love, light vs. dark, the sacrifices of love, everything a girl would want in a an angel book. I even read some encouraging reviews saying how GREAT this book was. I bought it. I read it. I HATED it. For me, the book is nothing like its summary. The love is rushed and unreal and the terror is left for the last ten pages. Not a fan.
6. Across the Universe by Beth Revis- Another book I initially thought was going to be riddled with scifi-ness that wouldn't interest me. There is so much more to this book though! Just proves I shouldn't cast off an entire genre!
7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer- Yet, another book I thought would be too scifi for me. The summary mentions cyborgs and androids in a futuristic New Beijing. There are robots and flying hovercrafts and futuristic medicine. I just wasn't sure if it'd interest me. After seeing all the incredible reviews I bought it and LOVED it! Maybe I really am a closet scifi junky.
And I really can't think of anymore books that deceived me. So we'll leave it at a Top Seven!