Top 5 Tuesday- Books That Lived Up to the Hype

Top 5 Tuesday

Another Top 5 Tuesday coming your way! Hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This weeks topic is books that lived up to the hype. I had a lot in mind but unfortunately not everyone can make the cut.


A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

I don’t think I have quit seeing the hype over this since I got into the book blogging world. But oh man, it deserves all the attention.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)

So far this year all I have seen is The Cruel Prince. Even though it seemed like it wasn’t a 5 star for me, I can’t quit thinking about it. I might even reread it sooner rather than later.

Warcross by Marie Lu

Warcross (Warcross, #1)

At first I was a little skeptical of this. I like gaming but not so much I wanted to read this. The positive reviews kept coming, it was at my library, so I picked it up. Boy am I ever glad I did.

Fifty Shades of Grey by  E L James

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades, #1)

When this first came out I got overwhelmed with hearing about it so much. My family begged me to read this series (they rarely read). I devoured it. The movie will NEVER live up to the book.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

Excuse me but who didn’t love this? The movies and all.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

This is the first time (or second) that I have included Harry Potter. Let’s all take a moment….


Yes, I included 6 but these all need recognition.

What are some hype books you loved?

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39 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday- Books That Lived Up to the Hype

  1. malanielovesfiction says:

    I so much agree that the cruel prince lived up to the hype!!! it wasn’t perfect for me either bc the ending kind of lost its energy and fell down?????? BUT I love how evil everyone is and I hope the series is loved and cared for 😀

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    • Crystal says:

      I get what you’re saying. I disliked how the romance came about. I don’t think i would have gone for it 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I am truly excited to see where that goes in the second book!! I do like how everyone does seem sort of like a villain in this one though.

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  2. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm says:

    Fantastic list! I’ve read and enjoyed all of these on the list (except 50 shades – I didn’t really enjoy the writing in that one but that’s ok!) but I haven’t read The Cruel Prince yet. It’s one of those hyped books that scare me. I’m positive I’ll enjoy it but haven’t picked it up yet! I plan on it though!
    Thanks so much for participating – added you to the list 🙂

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    • Crystal says:

      Thanks! After I got into the book blogging world I have realized just how many people didn’t like 50 shades, lol. But like you said that’s okay! ☺️ I think you will end up really enjoying The Cruel Prince. Defiantly plan on picking it up soon! ☺️

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      • Shanah - Bionic Book Worm says:

        I liked the idea of 50 Shades. I liked the plot and the steamy stuff, but the writing just wasn’t something I enjoy. But I love that people enjoy different things! I would never look down on someone for liking what they like. And sadly I think that people who liked 50 Shades get made to feel bad about it!

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      • Crystal says:

        Im not planning on ever reading it again, haha. But it surprised me.
        I know right! Idk why people get offended if someone else doesn’t agree with them on a book. I mean I’m glad we all have different opinions on things. It would be boring if we all agreed. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

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  3. Peachy says:

    The ACOTAR world is definitely absorbing (I liked ToG first but I seem not to able to pick between the two…)
    Also, I absolutely thought The Cruel Prince lived up to the hype. It had such complex characters, and the suspense is just so great! Do you ship Cardan and Jude? I think their dynamic is misunderstood as the usual “I bully you because I like you” trope – the way I saw it, there was so much hate and strong feelings between them that they thought about each other way too much and at their age = LUST.

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    • Crystal says:

      I’ve sadly never have read ToG but I plan to one day! When I don’t have such a huge TBR pile, haha.
      I get the bully to romance trope! But I do think the bullying went way too far, like when they made her eat that stuff. Idk if I could end up liking someone that done such bad things to me. But she did bully him back. So maybe it doesn’t make it so bad? I do like how they both are cruel though. Like the hero’s are the villains also. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book with them! I like hate/love between them because it’s makes is so much more interesting!

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  4. Rebecca @mylifeasasportsfangirl says:

    I didn’t fall in love with Warcross almost immediately but I think it lived up to the hype and I loved Marie Lu’s writing style 😊

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  5. Elly's diary says:

    I still can’t make myself grab and read 50 shades of gray…I am genuinely so curious about it but…there is some physical barrier stopping me from grabbing it…why?! :P!!! Hahahaha! Jokes aside…was it really good? I need real encouragement here! Hehehe! Great job with your blog! Have a great day! Elly (A fellow book/coffee lover 🙂 )

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    • Crystal says:

      I honestly loved it when I first read it. I couldn’t put it down. But I mean there are some things that can make some people uncomfortable and not like it at all. It just depends I guess on what triggers a person. I love Christian Grey for the mess he is, haha. 💕💕 I love meeting fellow book/coffee lovers. ☺️

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