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This weeks topic is: books to read without the synopsis
Description: We all know that some synopsis writers spoil events that happen halfway through the book or have heard reviewers say “its best to go into this one blind.” Discuss those books.
This week’s topic is hard for me, as I’m a person that loves to read the synopsis and any sort of reviews before I pick the book up. So I’m going to do it a bit differently, this’ll be the list of 5 books, that I wish I hadn’t read the synopsis and let it all be a surprise – blind date with a book style. 💕😍 So here we go:
1- The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Now let me tell you there was nothing wrong with this book’s synopsis however, this is one of those books you want to go in blind and fall in love without expecting something to happen. If this book was on a blind date with a book shelf, cover all wrapped, you couldn’t see the name or the synopsis other than a simple, one-sentence explanation. It would say ‘Two hearts, beating as one, in the most dangerous times of history’
2- Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
This book was a surprise to me. I won’t lie, I actually picked it up just for that pretty cover. But if it were to be covered, the one-liner would have been from the Synopsis (oh the irony) and it would read: ‘Love lives between the lines’
3- The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I won’t lie, I didn’t even read the synopsis for this book before I picked it up. I was so engaged in the first book and it ended with a bang so I just had to grab this and give it a go. And I loved every moment of it. The blind date with a book, book tag for this one would be: ‘Dreamers gonna dream’
4- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Now, I jumped on this band wagon because I saw it on everyone’s bookstagram accounts and saw it mentioned in every blog one way or another. I wasn’t disappointed at all, loved every moment of this book, however I do wish that I went in blind so I could have enjoyed it more. Before I started this book, I’ve read all the reviews, the synopsis, anything and everything you can think of… you name it, I’ve read it. And it gave me expectations, and I waited for the events to happen, which caused a bit of frustration. If this book was on a blind date with a book, book shelf, it’s be tagged as ‘Criminal Minds’
…and last but not least…
5- Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Now, I might get a lot of hate for saying this, however it needs to be said. I thought the synopsis for this book, built it up for something more than it was. I was expecting a lot more from reading the synopsis and I won’t lie, I was a bit disappointed with what I got in the end. I wish that I would have gone in blind for this one and than maybe I’d be in the same level of love with everyone else for this book. However, if this book was on a blind date with a book, book shelf, it would be tagged as: ‘Surviving in a dangerous time’
Hope you all like this as much as I enjoyed writing it and coming up with these answers, believe me it wasn’t an easy task at all. 😊💕👍
Have you read any of these books mentioned above? What are your thoughts? Would you ask any of these books on a second date?