You’re probably sitting there going, well, why has The Book Princess decided to use quotation marks around the word, tricked. Has she finally lost it? Has she gone completely hipster – and not just the book variety – and is now using quotation marks around everything not necessary. WHY, OH, WHY.
Most of you are now rolling your eyes or going, oh, huh, there were quotation marks somewhere? I didn’t really care before that. XD But anyway, I say “tricked” because the truth is, the only thing that got tricked was myself by myself.
Do you ever read a book and you’re like, oh, wow, this is NOT going the way I thought/planned it out. It reminded me so much of x that I thought it was going to be like x…only now it is crazy different. I do that to myself a lot. Like a lot, a lot. Thinking a book is going to be one way and it turns out this crazy different way. Shall we go through 3 books that did that to me? No? Well, I’ve already wrote these long paragraphs so we might as well.
Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
Has anyone seen the movie, Taking 5? Up until about two or three years ago, I hadn’t either. It’s this super random movie from back when the semi boy band group, The Click Five were a thing. Remember them? Beatles haircuts, ridiculously bubblegum tunes, and fantastic music videos with epic flip phones like this one:
Well, anyway, I accidentally stumbled upon this movie that starred two girls kidnapping their favorite band – the boys of The Click Five although they were Five Leo Rise (I can’t even XD) and had these super sketchy new names. I was like, OMG, what is this absurdity. Until I saw this clip and knew it was just the right level of absurdity:
I literally cry every time. It’s so stupid yet hilarious to me. And that’s basically the entire movie – hilarious, random, and never takes itself seriously.
Enter in Kill The Boy Band. I totally thought it would be exactly like this movie. Wacky, funny, and making fun of the wonderful boy band tropes. I read the first few chapters…and it took itself really seriously. I mean, SUPER seriously. o.o It wasn’t funny. These people were dead serious about kidnapping a member of a boy band and doing dark stuff to him. I wanted a feel good novel and instead I just felt super uncomfortable. So, I felt tricked by it…even though it was literally all Five Leo Rise’s fault. 😉
Air and Ash by Alex Liddell
Again, not the book’s fault – I totally assumed from the book’s description that this book would be more lady pirates. When I first talked about it on here, I mentioned that it gave me such feels from DOTPK and when I was applying for the blog tour, for my post ideas, I was like: favorite pirate princesses, princesses that would make good pirates, etc. No wonder they gave me a review, because there was no pirates to be had. Which was okay! Because this book didn’t need pirates to be epic but had some wonderful sea adventures and epic seafarers. No pirates, though, and I literally have no clue where I assumed they were. I was tricked by this book – and not by the book itself but literally by my DOTPK obsession and newfound desire to find pirates literally in every book. Welp. But check out my review here because it really was quite good.
Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
This is the only book that I really did feel actually tricked by and not just by myself. In the summary, it specifically mentions witches. Lots of them. I do believe at one point it mentioned Witch trials although it is not there anymore. So, of course, I imagine this book is going to be about the Isle of Man’s own Salem Witch Trials. While there is a witch and she does play a decently helpful role, this book is not about witches. There is barely any witch content or magic. It’s more about folklore and sea creatures and disappearances. Not some witchcraft goodness. While it still turned out to be a really good book, I had gone in expecting a story about witches and not about sea creatures. But I mean, that cover, tho. Check out my review here.