Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Top Ten Jaw Droppers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created here by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Freebie Week! Pick a topic near and dear to your heart! Something you wished was on our official list!

I decided to pick a topic off the past list that I didn’t get to participate in because I didn’t have a blog yet. My freebie pick for this Top Ten Tuesday is Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open, or as I like to call them Jaw Droppers.


10. Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

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After reading the Never Never collaboration between Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher I decided I wanted to read one of Tarryn Fisher’s books. I happened find Mud Vein on sale for $0.99. This book was not what I expected at all. It was completely dark and disturbing. I was surprised at how it made me feel in the end.


9. Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

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The “What the heck!?!?” cliffhanger at the end of Never Never left me with my mouth wide open.


8. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

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I was not a huge fan of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The majority of it was boring. When I heard the second book was mostly about Lisbeth, I decided to try it. I’m so happy I did. I couldn’t believe the way it ended! Luckily, the third book came out the week after I finished this one.


7. Dance for Me by J.C. Valentine

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I expected an erotic romance about a college student stripping to pay her way through school. I got a story filled with twists I could never have imagined.


6. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Of course, Gone Girl is on the list. I read it based on a recommendation from a friend’s sister. I was bored at the beginning. I didn’t like the characters. Then, BAM! Things got a whole lot more interesting.


5. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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Best last line in a book. Ever.

I could have had all of the Raven Cycle books on this list. Each one leaves me shocked and eagerly awaiting the next book.


4. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry

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My sister chose The Lace Reader for a book group we were once in. I was reading it and I couldn’t understand why she would pick such an underwhelming book. Then I got to the end. I have since read it three times. And I don’t re-read books.


3. The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

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I read rave reviews for The Ghosts of Heaven in BookPage magazine. I requested it from the library and, honestly, I wasn’t super impressed when reading it. I mean, it was interesting but nothing that stood out to me…until the last chapter. That last chapter BLEW.MY.MIND. I think I screamed a couple of profanities as I shut the cover.


2. Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn

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I was told to read this. I couldn’t get why. I’m not at all interested in stories about motorcycle gang abductions. In fact, I was a little concerned about reading. I shouldn’t have been. It blew my mind. I loved it. It’s probably my favorite psychological thriller series EVER. Beth Flynn knows how to create amazing twists and turns at every corner.


1. Out of Time by Beth Flynn

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Out of Time continues the story started in Nine Minutes. If I thought it would answer all of my questions from the first book, I was right. But I was also wrong because the answers created deeper questions. It blew my mind. I had to re-read the last 3 chapters a few times just to process what I was learning. The third book in the series should be out this year and I can’t wait to (hopefully) get all of the answers.


So those are my biggest jaw droppers. What are yours?

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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: Top Ten Jaw Droppers

  1. The Raven Cycle is basically one jaw-dropping moment after another. I’m pretty sure I swallowed a bunch of flies while reading this series haha. Nine Minutes sounds really interesting because I’m quite interested in the dynamic of the biker gangs.

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  2. I didn’t realize until I was scrolling through my Reader feed that this week was a freebie week–BOOOOO, I don’t know how to read things apparently. Oh well.

    I so agree with you about The Ghosts of Heaven–MAHGOSH, the ending of that book ripped me apart! I was totally not expecting that going in to the final section!

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