- These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerI
don’t normally read a lot of sci-fi books and this one was mind blowing
for me. I loved the intrigue and mystery, along with new plants and
being in outer space. I thought it was an unique story within the young
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
This series is blowing my mind. I love the dynamics of chimera, angels and humans. Definitely a special, one-of-a-kind read! I cannot wait to see how the series finishes up.
- The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
This is one of the first vampire books I read and still one of my all-time favorites. The book so elegantly blended history into vampirism and there was no corny over-sexed, shiny vampires.
- Wicked by Gregory Maguire
This was one of my first “fairy-tale” retellings. I loved falling in love with the “villain” and seeing life from the Wicked Witch’s POV. I had to read it twice to really appreciate it, but definitely unique and creative!
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
This book is seriously off the deep end, but in an awesome way. Strangeness all over the place – it was like a traveling circus. I still need to read the second book, but I am sure it will be just as unique as the first.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Oh Gone Girl, one of those books you want to throw against the wall when you are done. It is achingly painful to read, the whole first section you have cannot put down and then the second part you are invested. I cannot wait for the movie (although I have heard they are changing things a lot)
- Code Name Verity
Code Name Verity is one of the first books within the World War II era I read and I was hooked. It was done so well that I went right to The Book Thief and Sarah’s Key.
- The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
This one was crazy town, the vampire / zombie-ish monsters, the dark basement lab and insane asylum – SO crazy and unique!
- Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
Jenny Lawson’s memoir was the funniest thing I have ever read. I was laughing so hard in the prologue. It kills me, I really need to read this again. I was reading parts out loud to anyone near me because they were hilarious and so out of this world, things could really only happen to Jenny.
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I loved how unique and well-blended Cinder was. Marissa took the fairy tale and bumped it into a dystopian, sci-fi world. It was so unique and she is continue to weave in the best fairy tale characters into the story. Loved Scarlet and Cress, and cannot wait for Winter! (This is the only time in my life I can say “I cannot wait for Winter!”)
Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read
Tuesday, April 8, 2014