Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's theme is "Top Ten Most Unique Books I've Read."
1. The Archived by Victoria Schwab - Victoria's vision of this archive for the dead is so new and fascinating. I never imagined anything like the archive, and the way the book is written and the world is created is amazing. I just... read it.
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - I love the way Michelle combines the PTSD and Mara's potential superpowers. Is Mara killing people with her mind? Or is she crazy? We may never know.
3. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan - I read this for the first time when I was 11, and I've never seen such a unique take on Greek mythology since. The demigods, and camp half-blood, and the personification of the gods are so great.
4. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - JACK THE RIPPER GHOST COPYCAT. Like how unique can you get?
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer - I know fairy tale retellings have been around for a long time, but the way Marissa does them brings a unique twist to the old stories. Who else would have thought of a cyborg Cinderella?
6. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - The different powers of the children and the colors and the world is so crazy and new. I love it. (It also broke my heart)
7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I don't think I've ever related to character more than I related to Cath. I've never read about a girl in her first year of college with that much anxiety and nerdiness. The characters, the Simon Snow books, the romance, it's all really unique.
8. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - Welsh kings and cute prep school boys and a not-psychic girl? Yeah. Unique.
9. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan - Angsty sorcerers and a mind-connection. Also, a badass leading lady who likes to wear dresses.
10. Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard - Steampunk zombies. Need I say more?
Looking at my list, I've basically made a list of some of my favorite books. I think I love them all so much because of their uniqueness. I mean, who wants to read a carbon copy of another book? Not me. Okay, sometimes me, but those never really stick with me, you know? These are the books whose worlds I will live in forever, that I'm not going to forget. Clearly, there's something to be said for uniqueness.
What's on your list? (Also, you like my new graphic?)