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I'm participating in the Top Ten Tuesday meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week you will find the top ten books that left me with my mouth hanging. Wow, this is a difficult one! It's difficult to chose which book had the biggest "wow" factor, but I'll try to pick only ten. What did you pick?
Liar :: This one left me scratching my head .. banging it against the wall ... generally walking around in a daze. "What? What just happened?" was all I could think while reading this book. It was great.
Between :: This isn't a book that I would have picked up normally, but I'm glad I read it, it was a great book. It stayed with me for quite a few weeks after I closed the book.
The Book Thief :: It took me a long time to get though this book, but mostly because it was so packed with emotion that I had to take it in little bites.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone :: This entire book is just beautiful. Laini is an awesome writer. It didn't really on a cliffhanger, but it ended with me wanting more. I can't wait for the sequel.
The Name of the Star :: This is Maureen's first paranormal novel, and I enjoyed it immensely. The villan in the story is a ghost and the main characters are your modern day ghostbusters (sorta ...). The last paragraph had me wishing I waited to read the book, but only because I can't wait until the sequel comes out.
Daughter of the Blood :: The entire Black Jewel trilogy was a great read. I revisit these books from time to time. The ending of Daughter of the Blood made me happy that I had the second book to five into right away. I practically devoured these books. Note, this isn't a YA novel.
Goliath :: I really wish that this was not a trilogy ... I know it was a retelling of WWI, but I wish there was more to this story. I can't say it was too cliffhanger-y, but it was definitely jaw-dropping.
Crossed :: I admit, I liked Matched, but I didn't love it. However, Crossed, I loved the ending. I definitely wanted to have the final book in my hand, ready to go. I can't wait to see the reactions to this one.
The Hunger Games :: Well, I didn't put Harry Potter on this list but, I have to put Hunger Games. This book especially had me on pins and needles to get to the next book. I can't wait to see it realized on the silver screen.
Rampant :: Two words; killer unicorns.