This is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers will answer. Everyone is welcome to join!
Today's list is:
Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
From my review: "The book has a YA contemporary feel, but Creagh also weaves paranormal elements into the story. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but I was really surprised where Creagh went with the story and I didn’t immediately catch on to what was happening."
The Boneman's Daughters by Ted Dekker
From my review: "...a serial killer nicknamed “Boneman”, who kidnaps young girls and breaks their bones but not their skin, leaving them to die of internal bleeding."
Room by Emma Donoghue
From my review: "It is a pretty disturbing book written from the perspective of a five-year old boy named Jack, who has spent his entire life in captivity."
The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhiannon Frater
From my review: "Frater’s sci-fi element adds something different to the typical zombie story."
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
From my review: "The book flashes from the present day to the 1830s. The flashbacks describe the medical system and childbirth as it was back then, often in graphic detail which might put some people off. I, personally, found it fascinating."
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
From my review: "The book is a series of letters written between an author and a group of residents living on the island of Guernsey. The book takes places shortly after the German occupation following World War II, with the first letter being written in January 1946. This is not the type of book that I would have picked up to read in a million years. The subject of the book just did not suit my taste. It sounded boring! Boy, was I wrong!!"
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
From my review: "I was completed transfixed by this world with magical portals and other-worldly creatures. It is a story of love, betrayal, and loss. Taylor has created a world that is so rich in detail that I felt as though I was part of the story."
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
Okay, pretty much anything by this author is unique and I love him. In this one, a normal guy's life changes when he has to harvest the souls of the dead so that they can go in peace. If you enjoy dark humour, you must try Moore!
From my review: "Howard meshed the original story with her own fantastical thoughts and brought a different kind of flavour. She made it more dark and, if it’s possible, even more peculiar."
From my review: "It is dark, gritty, twisted, disturbing…and I couldn’t put it down."