Top Ten Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

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Top Ten Popular Books that Lived Up to the Hype

Honestly, I don’t spend enough time on social media to find out what’s being hyped and what’s not until I finish the book and check out Goodreads for the info I need. I don’t read that many ARCs compared to other ARC reviewers and I’m not really aware of what’s being hyped. Add to that, this is my opinion of books that I loved and later found out a lot of very vocal reviewers did too.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

See my review here.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

See my review here.


The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater.

See my review here.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Harry Potter, #8)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling et al

I did read this but I did not review it – a planned group review never happened and now I cba.

And sure, you could argue that the book/play did NOT live up to the hype but come on, the hype for this was HUGE, nothing could ever possibly have lived up to THAT… but I still enjoyed it.

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

See my review here.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

See my review here.

Shadow Study by Maria V Snyder

See my review here

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

No review, but I remember the hype. Hype for this hadn’t been seen since the later Harry Potter or Twilight novels.

Ruined by Amy Tintera

Was this hyped? I feel like this was hyped.

See my review here.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian

See my review here.



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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