Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Reading a lot has many benefits. You learn a lot, you travel the world without leaving your couch, you make lots of fictional friends and you get to fall in love with so many different worlds. I would say there are no downsides to reading a lot… except maybe that after a while, you’ll become better and better at predicting the way the plot will go. The journey is still fun, but it’s not always fun when you can already predict most of the plot 20% into the book.
Luckily, this is not always the case. Some books still manage to surprise me. Some things I did not see coming AT ALL. And I love it when this happens. Of course what surprises me, may not surprise you, or vice versa. But here are some of the books that surprised me in some way.
Note: this post does not contain any actual spoilers, meaning I will not say what exactly surprised me (like: character X died, or X and Y got together, or THIS THING happened). However, if you consider the fact of a book having a plot twist to be a spoiler or to lessen your enjoyment of the book in any way, then I advise you to not continue reading this post.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
For a book that’s kind of tropey in general, I thought I had everything figured out early on. But no, this plot twist took me completely by surprise and I still feel it deeply.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Looking back and re-reading, it should have been obvious. It was hinted quite a few times. But I did not see it coming either way.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
I heard mixed things about this, either people had their mind blown by the ending or they saw it coming from a mile away. Me? Mind blown.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Oh wow, this twist stayed with me for the longest time. I still feel chills just thinking about it.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
In book one, I had hoped for this particular twist. But I hadn’t expected it to actually happen, so imagine my surprise when it did. Only downside is that this particular twist is getting a little too frequent in Sarah J. Maas books and it’s losing its’ appeal a bit. But that first time in ACOMAF? Magic.
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
This is a collection of fairytales set in the Grisha world and the main reason I adored this book so much is that every single fairytale had a nice little, dark twist to it. I adored them all.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Holy crap that ending! I am in awe and I need The Wicked King like now.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I let this book lull me into a false sense of security and I was so shocked when that thing happened, I had to re-read to see if I read correctly.