TTT: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top TEN Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype.

Well, I was out of the reading game from 2016-Jan 2018. I’m just going with books that were hyped to me by a bunch of booktubers and/or people who have suggested a book/series, several times, since I started blogging. This week, I’m going to attach my reviews on the names of the books (next to numbers), if you want to read them!

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

I saw this everywhere and I think it was my first hyped book in 2018. I was so glad because I loved it so much. This was 5 stars for me!

2. Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)

I was seeing this book everywhere and I was really hesitant. I’m so glad I picked this one up though. I gave this one 4 stars and really enjoyed it. I’m not a big fan of zombies but I didn’t have a problem with it here.

3. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)

I think this might be my favorite book in this series. I loved getting Warner’s POV. I can’t wait for the next book. I have this one 5/5 stars.

4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

This is probably the number one book/series that has been recommended to me. It’s been everywhere during my time blogging. I am so glad because I love it so much. I’m currently in the middle of book three. 4/5 stars.

5. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)

This is the second book/series that was most recommended here. I love this series so much. It’s so different and so dark. Mia is just awesome. I gave this 5/5 stars.

6. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Eliza and Her Monsters

Ahh.. This is one of my top books of the year. I saw this one all over booktube and decided to pick it up. I’m not a big contemporary reader but I loved this book so much!! I gave it 5/5 stars.

7. The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

The Prince and the Dressmaker

Whattt?? Yup. Guys, my first graphic novel made the list. I saw this everywhere and so many people were loving it. It caused me to pick up my very first Graphic novel. I gave it 4/5 stars.

8. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Abertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)

This book has been everywhere. Even more so, with the movie Love Simon. Guys, the movie and book were just so good. I gave it 4/5 stars.

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


I could not watch a book-tubers favorite books or a video along those lines, without seeing this one. I loved this one. I’ve liked a few of Rainbow Rowell’s books, so I wasn’t too worried about not liking it. This one is my favorite of hers though! 4/5 stars.

10.  Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

I think this might have been the most hyped up book of the year. I was SO hesitant to read it but it sounded so good. I really enjoyed it and I’m glad that it’s getting so much hype. I gave this one 4/5 stars.

This was hard… there’s a lot of books that were hyped that I loved. I think the key is just being picky and knowing whether or not it calls to you. I definitely could fill this with the top 10 books that were hyped and I didn’t like. Anyways, what about you? Any of these on your list?

Let’s discuss and Happy Reading~


31 thoughts on “TTT: Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

  1. I tried reading Fangirl last year (before I was aware of how hyped it was on BookTube) and ugh I just couldn’t get into it. 😦 I’m going to really try and give it another go around at the end of this year because I am curious as to what the hype is about and I LOVED Eleanor & Park. We’ll see how that goes!

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    • That happens sometimes!! I know there are a lot of books that people love and I just couldn’t get into it. I loved Eleanor & Park too! This one is a bit different, so that could be why! Good luck on your second attempt. Although, if you can’t get into it, it’s okay! 🙂

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  2. When I read Eliza, no one was talking about it, but it DESERVES every bit of hype it gets. One of my favorite reads of the year. I also really enjoyed Fangirl and Simon too. I need to get around to some of these others :O Thanks for stopping by my blog to comment!

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  3. I also loved The Cruel Prince, A Darker Shade of Magic, and Nevernight! I’m actually still super hesitant to read Children of Blood & Bone because of the hype, but I’m thinking I’ll need to give in at some point, haha. 🙂

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    • Yeah, I totally get that. I really liked it. It was different and now it’s getting so much more hype. Jimmy Fallon is even reading it for his summer book club too.


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