Top Ten Tuesday: Unique BooksPosted: April 8, 2014
Before I start, I just wanted to send a shout out to the lovely Amber A. Baradan, who tagged me for the writing process blog hop. Sadly, I already did it already, but you all should go visit her and shower her with love.
This week’s theme at The Broke and the Bookish is the ten most unique books I’ve read. This is hard, because there are so many books out there. Just because a book is unique to me, that doesn’t mean there aren’t dozens out there similar to it. I even considered skipping Top Ten Tuesday and posting something else. But I figured this is my blog and this is my list. These books are unique to me, and that will have to do. :p
Pivot Point by Kasie West. This book’s main plot device is a girl whose talent is to see two alternate futures, based on a decision she is about to make. The ending took my breath away.
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. I know I mentioned this book last week, but it’s Steampunk in feudal Japan, with fantasy creatures. It doesn’t get much more unique than that!
Dragoncharm by Graham Edwards. Set in a world with no humans, this book is the first in a trilogy where all the characters are dragons. I’m due to re-read it, now that I think about it!
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey. Alternate Earth fantasy with a BDSM twist (a little bit of kink!) and politics that would do Machiavelli proud.
Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. This is the first book in the series on which the TV show Dexter is based. Although Hannibal Lecter was the first serial killer I read about, he wasn’t the protagonist. Dexter, on the other hand, I could cheer for.
Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh by Katie Hamstead. Intrigue and romance in Ancient Egypt. I’ve read Egypt-like fantasy before (such as Joust by Mercedes Lackey) but not historical fiction.
Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey. This is the first book in a trilogy about Vanyel, the first and only homosexual fantasy protagonist I’ve come across. I love him to pieces.
Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig. Miriam Black, the protagonist in this book, has a filthy mouth and robs the dead. But at least she doesn’t kill them first. This book’s not for the fainthearted.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling. I’m sure there are dozens — or hundreds — of immatators out there now, but Rowling’s rich world of magic and mystery in a wizard’s school is still the best.
The Memory Game by Sharon Sant. The protagonist in this book, David, dies just before the opening scene. The book deals with his experience as a ghost, haunting the weird girl from school. Heartbreaking stuff.
What would you say is the most unique book you’ve ever read?