Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Hello bookworms!
Yes, it’s Tuesday and that means there is a new Top 5 Tuesday prompt. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm and you can check out her blog to see some amazing posts and of course all of the Top 5 Tuesday prompts. This weeks prompt is Top 5 Books That Lived Up to the Hype. I only started reading hyped books about a year and a half ago and I was loving almost all of them, but recently I have been disappointed by hyped books. So I’m going to try very hard to narrow it down to 5! Also, I am so sorry that these books might be repeats of books that I love but I have gained quite a few new followers so hopefully this will help you to get to know my tastes a little more.


1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Really, this entire series should be here but ACOMAF is one of my favorite books of all time. I love Maas’ writing and I love the story of Feyre and Rhysand.

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2. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
When this book came out earlier this year, it was EVERYWHERE and everyone was talking about it. So once I finally read it last month, I had to agree with everyone. It was beautifully written and had some great characters that I loved. I cannot wait for the sequel!!

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3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I realize that seeing this may be weird because EVERYONE grew up reading Harry Potter. Not me. I may have mentioned before on here, but I was not allowed to read or watch Harry Potter when I was growing up. And that didn’t bother me one bit because I had no interest in it. But now that I’ve read it, I’ve realized I’ve been missing out on so much! So I read it for the first time last summer as a 24 year old. And let me tell you, the hype is real! These stories were amazing and so magical and I fell in love with it. By the way, I’m a Hufflepuff.


4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I never read fantasy before until last year and Caraval was the first one of the genre that I picked up. And it was AMAZING! I adored it and it will always hold a special place in my heart.


5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Heartless was the second fantasy book that I ever read and I loved it even more than Caraval. The characters were so fantastic and well written and the writing was amazing.

So there you have it! My Top 5 Books That Lived Up to the Hype. I hope other readers will agree with me on these and if you don’t, then let me know what books you read that lived up to the hype. Thanks for reading, cya!

22 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 Books That Lived Up to the Hype

  1. Except for Harry Potter (which I’ve read and obviously adored), these are all high on my TBR! Especially Caraval and the ACOMAF series. I’m so glad they lived up to the hype for you!

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  2. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the Cruel Prince. I’ve been in two minds whether to read it or not.

    I feel you with the Harry Potter! I didn’t read them as a child either. I just wasn’t interested in them. I read them last year as a 22 year old. They are amazing! I feel a little sad that I didn’t read them sooner but better late than never. 🤓 I’m a Gryffindor 😉

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  3. I loved the cruel prince too!!! i can’t wait for the sequel and i want there to be a film so much. ❤ and my experience with harry is similar, I'm reading the series now that i'm 21 and I'm glad?????? i love it so much and i'm devoted forever xD

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  4. The ACOTAR series is definitely deserving of being on this list! For some reason I didn’t think I would like this series but the hype pushed me to read it – I AM SO GLAD I DID! They’re amazing!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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