Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful girls at The Broke and the Bookish.

This week I’ve decided to start doing Top Ten Tuesday posts! And our topic this week is “top ten of the most unique books we’ve read.” Here are my picks by genre:


Fantasy

Unique Books #1

1. The Archived by Victoria Schwab // How often is it that you come across a novel where people keep bodies to preserve their memories? And you can access these memories by touching them. Sometimes, though, these bodies wake up and Keepers are needed to bring them back to sleep in the Archive. Awesome, right?

2. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen // I can’t stop raving about how awesome this novel is. I don’t read a lot about Trolls, but this one definitely changed my view on them. This one’ll change your views on trolls. In this novel, they’re portrayed as beautiful, cunning creatures that’ll lure you in and catch you when your off guard.

3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa // A third court is added! It isn’t just the Summer and Winter courts in Kagawa’s novel. Here, were are introduced to the Iron Court.

4. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder // This is another awesome high fantasy that features a girl who must taste the Commander’s food to ensure they aren’t poisoned. Mix that in with a beautifully crafted world and a hell of a lot of magic.


Science Fiction

Unique Books #2

5. Unwind by Neal Shusterman // Although I wasn’t a huge fan of this one, I can easily admit that it’s a unique novel. Children are sent off to be “unwound,” which is basically cutting their bodies apart and donating various parts to others.

6. Cinder by Marissa Meyer // Guys. Cinderella’s a cyborg.

7. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay // Did you guys know that Beauty was blind? But there was this garden of roses, that when she pricked herself and shed some blood, she could see? Hells yeah.

8. All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill // The main reason I think this is unique is because it’s one of those time travel novels that kept me hooked. We have then and now characters who meet… well, that’s not all that unique, but you get my point.


Contemporary

Unique Books #3

9. Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas // This contemporary novels showcases two possible outcomes of a girl’s choices. It was still done in a light way–very cute.

10. Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols // Female pilots. Not all that unique, but it’s the first I’ve read of in YA so far.

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SIG - Aimee

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55 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Unique Reads

    1. Yes, read Stolen Songbird! <33 I love Maria V. Snyder's writing and would love to read more of her work. I hope you enjoy Cinder as well! Don't worry–I want to read so many books as well!

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  1. Ah yes Ask Again Later was hella unique and full of swooning! And yes to All Our Yesterdays. That ending…

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    1. Lol! One of my friends enjoyed Unwind more than I did when I lent it to her, so I hope it works out for you. The Archived and Stolen Songbird are both awesome. ;)

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  2. I have to agree with a lot of your picks.A huge yes to Stolen Songbird-it was a hidden treasure I found in netgalley,Iron King and Poison Study.I haven’t Cinder yet,but I’ve got to agree that the concept is pretty unique.
    Here’s my As the page turns

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  3. Love your list! I really want to read Poison Study.
    If you liked reading about female pilots – have you read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein? It’s historical YA and it’s fantastic.

    Oooh, and yes for Unwind. Definitely unique – forgot about that one!

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    1. I haven’t yet, but historical novels are a bit out of my comfort zone. >< I usually only like them if they're historical fantasy or historical romance, haha!

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  4. All of those book are on my to-read list (except for the stolen songbird. I’ll have to check that out), but I have to say that I haven’t read any of them. Now, I’m even more excited to do so though, if they’re als unique! I just love original books and stories and characters!

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  5. The Archived yeah, I need to read this pretty. Also, Stolen Songbird, based on all the reviews I’ve read–yes! This is unique and trolls lols. So much awesomeness :D THE IRON KING. Gaaahhhhh, I need to re-read this series. Cinder, um. ’nuff said. I did know that Beauty was blind and this makes it so much more interesting. I can’t wait to tackle this gorgeous novel. Aimee, alllllll your picks are just such perfection. Love your post today :)

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    1. It’s definitely pretty! And Stolen Songbird = awesomeness! <3 I don't do rereading, but the Iron Fey series is definitely worth rereading. Yay, thanks, Siiri! :D

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  6. Fantastic list! So many that I’ve yet to read, but have them on my list already. It was my first TTT this week too :)

    Unwind sounds completely morbid! I had no idea what it was really about, only that it seems to have so many fans. The only one I’ve read is All Our Yesterdays, and really enjoyed it too. I wasn’t big on time travel, but that one changed my mind. I think I’m one of a small few who didn’t like Cinder, I couldn’t finish it actually. I really want to try again, but the start just seemed so dull.

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    1. I don’t read a lot of time travel either, so All Our Yesterdays was a big surprise! Cinder started off realllyyyy slowly and took me a while to get into, but it did grown on me as it went on. Sorry you didn’t like it, Kelly. ;(

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      1. Ooh, I just finished Poison Study Trilogy!!! Have you read the spin-off? About Opal?
        Where can you find Stolen Songbird?? My library(s) don’t have it, my ebook library(s) don’t have it!
        So, I’ll break down and buy it for my kindle for SIX dollars. Sigh.

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  7. Loved the Archived! And I have All Our Yesterdays on my shelf; I’ve heard it was good but I keep putting it off xD I’m glad to hear that it’s pretty unique amid the multiple time travel books out there!

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  8. Yay! I always get a little flutter of excitement whenever I see Stolen Songbird mentioned haha. The Iron King is also an amazing book. Both it and Stolen Songbird have such detailed/intricate worlds and beautiful writing. Plus awesome characters like Cécile lol. It makes them stand out from other books in YA.

    I’m sad to admit I haven’t read the other books on this list. Though I do have Ask Again Later on my E-reader and ready to go c:

    awesome list! (:

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    1. Same here, Larissa! I seriously cannot rave enough about it. And the same goes for The Iron King! Cecile was awesome. And for the Iron Fey, we have Puck! <3

      I hope you enjoy Ask Again Later!

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  9. Oh yes, I just loved Snyder and Kagawa, it’s 2 wonderful choice! I confess I haven’t read the others yet but I have CInder at home, I really need to get into it now!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this is the BEST TTT list I have seen this time around. So many good books here and so many more I need to read ;) Of Beauty and Beast sounds awesome!! I can’t wait :DDDDD

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