Nov 24, 2013

Super Six Sunday: Books I’m Thankful I Took A Chance On

Super Six Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the awesome people @ Bewitched Bookworms. The theme for today is Super 6 Books I’m Thankful I Took A Chance On. Books that made you go, "Hmm. I'm not really sure about this but I'll give it a try." and then you ended up either liking/loving it.

I've started so many good series this year and finished a ton of good stand-alone ones that I didn't really expect I would love. Yes, love not like because I've reread these books more than twice already. 

06. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I'm very thankful I took a chance on reading this book. I didn't expect to love it very much (and get emotional over it) because after reading the synopsis, it sounded like something I'm not into. But people told me about how good it is and I'm pretty thankful too that I actually listened to them.

05. Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee

I got complicated thoughts before I decided to finally take that chance. And I was happy I took it because the first book was just so good. I hardly read angel books but this one? This is just badass. Although at some point there are scenes that can be disturbing (gore stuff so if you're not into that, I'm sorry...) for some. But the story was just great and I'm starting World After now!

04. Fall From Love by Heather London

The blurb was something I didn't take interest in: a couple in love, boy dies, girl feels sad and alone, another boy comes into her life, things get complicated. But to my surprise, I absolutely ended up loving this as well. I took the chance when I got bored and decided to read something contemporary and decided to pick this one up. I've reread this more than four times already and I think my copy is getting battered. 

03. Altered Series/Trilogy (?) by Jennifer Rush

Another dystopia that I also fell in love with like so many other books in the said genre I grew to love too. I felt like the first book, Altered, was calling me to pick it up whenever I go to the teens section in the bookstore. I swear I could really feel it and I took the chance to buy it, read it and now I am all too excited for the second book, Erased, to come out. 

02. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

It took me such a long time to finally read these. There was such a hype about it in Tumblr and one moment I was interested in it since I saw so many pretty graphics relating to the book that made me ended up buying book one (physical copy) but put it on the shelf for a long period of time because the next moment, I wasn't sure if I should start. Sometimes the hype makes me lose my interest in things and it was really a hype in Tumblr. But I took a chance and here it is, I am now craving for the final book to come out.

01. Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy Spin-Off)

This series is just something. Something I couldn't even begin explaining due to my love for it. I swear I had no intention of reading this at all after VA ended but took a chance for Adrian Ivashkov because he didn't get his happy ending. I wasn't even sure if I was capable of loving this book, heck even liking it, because Sydney Sage was just an interesting character for me in VA but not to the point I could call her one of my favorites. But reading this series, I ended up loving her so much that my intention (reading for the sake of Adrian) suddenly disappeared. Sydney Katherine Sage turned into my spirit animal and I just want to say that her story arc is just one of the very few all-time best (for me) ever. 

It's really refreshing to read a character that seemed to have a different opinion/view from the reader. Sydney hates the vampires, we don't (after reading VA). But her character development is just awesome. I totally applaud Richelle Mead. I'm kind of biased right now over this series but you can't blame me. One of the best series I've read, seriously. And I wish people would stop comparing Rose and Sydney because they're very, VERY different.

And there goes the six books (or six of the books) I am very thankful I took a chance on because they really captivated me as a reader and made me want to step into their world. How about you, lovely? What are the six books you're thankful you took a chance on? :)


  1. I really want to read The Book Thief, but I just haven't gotten around to it! The movie looks really good too.

    Emma @ Spun With Words

  2. The Book Thief was so sad, but so good!
    I have heard that The Bloodlines series is really good.
    My SSS:

  3. Angelfall <333 I really need to start eading VA series and Bloodlines! Lovely list! :D