Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week a new top ten list is posted, and to participate all you have to do is fill in YOUR top ten for the list. This week’s list is:
Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read (maybe the MC was really different, maybe it was the way it was written, a very unique spin on a genre or topic, etc.)
1. The Scourge by A. G. Henley – I pick this book/series for two reasons. The first is the main character and the view from which we read the book. The protagonist, Fennel (aka Fenn), is blind. And yet despite all that we still get a beautiful image of her world. Henley does an amazing job at describing the world from the point of view of a blind person. The second reason is the twist to a very common idea – zombies. DO NOT READ AHEAD IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE SPOILED
I liked that instead of an infectious disease, the cause for zombies (which turns out they aren’t actually zombies in the sense of walking dead) is poison in the water. This poison has caused people (overtime) to become disoriented, dilusional and extremely sick. However, it also makes everyone see them as rotting, flesh eating monsters. So really the zombies are the walking dying.
2. Sorceress by Celia Rees – this is the sequel to Witch Child. In the sequel we continue the story of Mary Newbury but now from the perspective of a relative many generations later. Agnes – her distant relative/part of the same native clan (it’s not really stated that they are blood related) – starts to have visions of Mary and her life when she left the colonies. It’s a great sequel to a great novel because we get to see the rest of Mary’s life as well as how Agnes deals with her new visions. It’s also great to see how Agnes copes because she has been trying to move away from the traditions of her Native American life and join the ‘modern’ world (one that doesn’t resort to medicine women for help). It’s a great book and one I highly recommend.
3. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – this series is extremely unique and one of the best I’ve ever read. It’s a fairy tale retelling with characters like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Snow White, but aside from some of the basic plot points of said tales, the books are so drastically different. The world that Meyer has created is so unique and so enticing with it’s deadly disease and ‘magical’ Lunars. I highly recommend this series if you haven’t already read it.
That’s all I got really :p
What unique books have you read?