Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me


Happy Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is Books That Surprised Me (in a good or bad way). I’m basically gonna list some books that left me shook af. I live for shocking plot twists in books but I’m hardly ever surprised by plot twists in general. Here are a few books with twisted endings that left me with my jaw on the floor.

Let’s begin!

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1. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma: If you’ve read this book, then you know what I’m talking about. That’s all I’m gonna say about it.

2. Broken Prince by Erin Watt: The second installment in The Royals series made me want to throw my phone on the train tracks and leave it there. There was not one, BUT TWO MAJOR PLOT TWISTS and I couldn’t deal.

3. Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair: There was a lot of drama surrounding the release of this book because it’s said to be based on true events and then everyone in the romance community was trying to figure out who the “anonymous” author was. If this book truly is based on true events, then I never want to find out who this “anonymous” author is. I can’t ever look at romance authors the same way again after this book. 

4. Blackbird by Molly McAdams: This book had me on the FLOOR! I can’t really explain why without spoiling it but I actually haven’t continued this series because I’m still not over that ending.

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5. The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre: The ending of this book just messed me up. I didn’t even see this coming and I actually went back to read because I couldn’t believe that the plot twist was actually the plot twist. 

6. Spiders in the Grove by J. A. Redmerski: ALL OF IZZY’S CONFESSIONS! I CANNOT DEAL! I can’t even predict what will go down in the next book and I’m stressed.

7. Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker: There were SO MANY twists in this book and the last 5% of this book made me throw my eReader. Don’t trust any of these characters if you do pick this one up.

8. Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher: Only Tarryn Fisher could write a book like this because only Tarryn Fisher has an imagination wild enough to write a book like this.

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9 & 10. The Pretty Little Dolls series by Ker Dukey and K. Webster: This entire series is just on a whole other level of fucked-up. Just when I thought these two couldn’t get anymore twisted, they manage to out do themselves with each installment. It made my skin crawl. I really wouldn’t recommend series to anyone, not even to those who are fans of the dark reads. 

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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

5 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

  1. I’ve been meaning to read K.A.Tucker’s Until It Fades, but I’ve heard some great things about Keep Her Safe as well. I don’t read a lot of thriller’s but I like it when the author keeps me guessing.

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    1. Keep Her Safe will definitely keep you guessing until the very end. I thought I had the story figured out but there were so many layers I ended up re-reading certain parts to see how I could’ve missed the twist, lol. Until It Fades was such a sweet contemporary. It’s very slow but the wait is worth it.

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    1. If you’ve read McAdams Forgiving Lies series, then Blackbird will shock you because the books are connected and the author never mentioned that when she published Blackbird. The In the Company of Killers series has soooo many twists. I still don’t understand how Redmerski keeps all of these different story lines in order.


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