Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me (With Plot Twists) in a Good Way

A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

I was originally going to make a list of books I loved more than I thought I would but then I realized I basically did that list. So then it hit me, I can make a list of books with crazy twists I did not see coming. If you know me then you know I pride myself on being able to solve twists so books where I didn't predict them are all the more sweet.

1.) The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
I could really include any book in the Mistborn series. I mean every book in that series has one major twist that I definitely did not see coming. But the one in Bands of Mourning was insane. I mean it harkened back to The Final Empire.

2.) Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
I could probably make a list of 10 books written by Sanderson. Instead I'll stick with these two. This series had great twists, but this one was probably the best one for me because I was so distracted by a smaller reveal that I didn't see the big one coming.

3.) The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
The ending of this book was insane. I mean I was reeling so hard that I think I'm still not over it. It was so crazy confusing and I loved it.

4.) The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater
I still can't believe that I didn't figure out the twist about halfway into this book. When I reread it when The Raven King came out I was kicking myself because it seemed so obvious. But fool me once shame on you, never fool me again.

5.) Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I'm rereading this now and even though I know the twist about that one character is coming it still shocked and angered me. I mean how could you ruin one of my favorite narrators like that!

6.) Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
I love me some Amie and Megan reads, they are full of surprises. Last time I made a list it had These Broken Stars but the ending in this book was out of control and it shocked me in the best possible way.

7.) The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
I loved the twist in this book so much. I really did not see it coming at all. It made an already book even better and is one of the main reasons I loved this book.

8.) Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
And another book with an insane twist that made me love this book even more. This is one of those books where I think I looked at every possibility and was still surprised. It's an amazing mystery.

9.) This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Victoria Schwab writes some books with really great surprises. There were some big surprises in this one that caught me off guard including a big reveal at the end that was totally amazing.

10.) The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The thing about this book is that I kind of knew where it was heading but the reveal still shocked me in the best possible way. It was a great twist and another book that I loved even more for it.\\

There you have it, the books that surprised me (with twists) in a good way. What books had great twists for you? Leave me a comment for your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Hey we did the same twist on the topic :) Although, I'm surprised you have this many books that you didn't figure out!! Like Dangerous Girls!! I totally would think you would be all over the twist in that one. I was like 😱😱, but it did alert me to that possibility-- because other books tried to pull that same stunt and I saw it coming a MILE a way!!

  2. Oh and I still need someone to explain THE WALLS AROUND US to me.

  3. Ooh nice picks! Loved Gemina and This Savage Song!! Totally remember that twist to Gemina now that you said it! Lol!

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  4. Nice books!! Glad you enjoyed the twists!!

  5. Dangerous Girls made my list this week too. That book definitely toyed with my head and my emotions. I loved it!