Hey everyone, and welcome back for another Top 5 Wednesday? Have you ever gone into a book blind? Or maybe you are one of those people who prefer to read the book first, rather than the synopsis. If so, you are exactly like me. I absolutely love being able to go into a book without knowing what to expect. It helps me enjoy the book more. So, today I am going to be listing my top 5 FAVORITE books to read blindly. Hope you enjoy!
- White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
This book is definitely one that I would recommend picking up whether you have read the synopsis. It’s an amazing paranormal read and Jennifer L. Armentrout’s writing is a mixture of witty and romantic. Literally, what more could you want. But, the synopsis on the back of this book just spoils important parts of the novel that most people would prefer to find out themselves. But, this book is filled with swoon-worthy males, witty remarks and a butt-load of drama that you do not want to miss! And even, you will not be able to stop humming Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses, whether you like rock music or not.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater:
The synopsis on this book is literally a waste of time. The first sentence is taken directly out of the first chapter. A lot of the rest of information given on the back is also stated within the first chapter. But, I feel like I would’ve enjoyed this book even more if I didn’t read the synopsis. I know that they are supposed to give you a brief, non-spoilered explanation of the novel, but I believe that The Raven Boys would be way more enjoyable if you read it before you read the synopsis.
An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir:
If there is anything that I don’t want to read in a synopsis, it’s that two “future” love interests WILL meet. Not that they are destined to meet, but that they WILL. That’s what Sabaa Tahir did with her novel. This book definitely isn’t the worst on this list, but I feel like you could enjoy it whether you read the synopsis or not. I actually think that I ended up reading the synopsis before the book, and I still really enjoyed it. But, this book has such a detailed cover that I believe that guessing instead of knowing what happens is best for this book!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff:
The synopsis for this book is great, but I think that there is a little too much information. It’s one of those books that has a great synopsis to read when you are buying, but not when you are about to read the book. This one is also an amazing option to go into blindly. If you read the synopsis, you kind of know what is going to happen to the planet, the major relationship and everybody on board the fleets. Going in blind, every page will be a new surprise!
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout:
Yes, my favorite book is back on this list. Just typing about this book is making me want to re-read it. But, this book is a perfect option if you are planning to blindly read a book. I would really like to see someone’s reaction if they do not know what Daemon is. Anyone who reads the synopsis would have already known, but I’ve always wondered what somebody would think if they reached the halfway point and finally realized that this wasn’t their average paranormal read. If you’ve given this a go, definitely shoot me a comment below.
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