Monday, February 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (Valentines Edition!)

Top Ten Tuesday is not a meme I have participated in before but due to the topic and the fact that today is Valentines day, I couldn't resist! Plus, I had no review for today because I didn't get much reading done yesterday. I watched Supernatural instead. I tend to get a bit obsessive over things. Anyways, onto today's feature!

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Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Today's top ten is.....

 Top Ten Books That Broke My Heart A Little

 This book not only broke my heart a little but also wins the award for pissing me off the most. Don't get me wrong, it's a wonderful read but it was extremely frustrating for me. I have never liked a main character more than I did in this book but I have also never loved a main character like I did in this book. It was emotional gut wrenching and just broke my heart into little pieces. This book gets #1 on books that broke my heart.

This was another amazing book that tugged on my heart strings. There were
things I absolutely loved about it and things that I hated. It was an extremely emotional journey for me. In ways it was like this was two different books  and it was the second part of the book that broke my heart. I don't want to give too much away but if you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. The epilogue is my favorite epilogue that I have ever read. I have never been more pleased with the way a book ended! 

I imagine this book is on early everyone who read the series' list. The end of the book is an absolute heart breaker. I was left aching for the main characters, not just Will but Jem as well. Of course, I am never really one to sympathize with the lead female, I think girls are just too temperamental and difficult for me so I wasn't feeling too bad for Tessa at the end even though maybe I should have been. Another reason this book is so sad?! Having to wait so long for the next one to come out! 

I think this was the first contemporary book that I  marked as one of my favorites. The characters were extremely well written, they made me  think about things that happen in real life, not just in a story  book world. Callum & Harper gave double the heart ache. It made you weep for the characters and for the people in our cities that are going through the same sort of hardships that they are. Callum is and will always be one of my favorite male leads and actually, I really fully enjoyed Harper as well. She was one of the few female leads I did sympathize with!

Oh Zsadist. He started breaking all of our hearts in Dark Lover and still, even after achieving his HEA, breaks our hearts. Or maybe it is just me. I don't know. All I know is that every time I read a scene with him in it, he just pulls at my heart strings. There is one scene in this book (I don't think this is a big spoiler or anything) where he is learning how to write and I think my eyes actually got misty while reading it. That's saying a lot because rarely does a book or movie make me cry. He's got issues that I don't think will ever fully be resolved and that might be the most heartbreaking thing of all. 

Quite possibly the grittiest, most blunt book I have ever read. This was another one that was a real eye opener about what goes on in dark ally's and cities that we think we are familiar and comfortable with. There was some of it that made me uncomfortable and some of it that shocked me and of course, parts that broke my heart. Mouth is a engaging lead character and there really isn't anyone that I compare him to, he is definitely in a class of his own. 

I didn't think this book was going to be emotionally for me. I thought it would just be a light, easy contemporary read. It was an easy read but it wasn't as light as I had thought it would be. Meg went through some pretty emotional, eye opening revelations and John had a lot of issues he had to deal with too. There is a part that is completely heartbreaking, again one of the few moments in a book that almost made me cry. Definitely a favorite book of mine. 

The dark hunter series was one of the very first vampire series I ever  read and I read them religiously. Everyone that came out, I read pretty much as soon as it was released.  Thus, I was extremely emotionally involved with Acheron's story. He's a vital character in nearly every single of the books proceeding this one. Talk about a heart breaker. Learning about the horrid, dark past of a character that you are already emotionally attached to before the book even starts? Definitely makes the list as a book that broke my heart more than a little. 

I changed my mind about Thoughtless being number one. Fifty Shades Freed might actually be the most heart breaking book I have ever read. There were so many things in this book that were heart wrenching. So many different things that just could ruin a persons life. It was especially difficult to read some parts when you knew what had happened in the previous books. This is an ADULT series, I don't think I can emphasize that enough but if you don't mind that, the series is a must read. 

And last but not least, Specials. This book broke my heart a little for completely different reasons than any of the above. This book broke my heart because I hated it. I wanted so badly to love it like I had loved the first two books. I wanted it to be amazing and I just..I hated it. I had to force myself to finish it and that made me so sad!   I wanted an awesome conclusion to an excellent series but instead I got a book that changed all the characters beyond recognition and made me feel disappointed every turn. 

And that my friends is my top ten list of books that broke my heart a little! Make sure you check out for fun memes and an overall awesome blog and have a wonderful Valentines days! 


  1. Clockwork Prince is on EVERYONES list! Great list, btw.

    Drop by my Top 10?

  2. Great choices!
    I agree, poor Zsadist :-(

  3. I still haven't read the Clockwork series yet. City of Bones is on my list

  4. Kristina, I haven't read the Mortal instruments yet either. I am always a bit behind on popular series, lol!

  5. Clockwork Prince is such a popular choice but I definitely understand why! I kind of want to read Callum and Harper! I’ve never heard of that book before now, but it seems really good and I like that cover.

  6. Callum and Harper might not be for everyone but I personally loved it! The cover was what drew me in as well!

  7. Great list. Thanks for the intro to a couple that are new to me. Going to Far is on my TBR.
    I have tagged you. I look forward to reading your answers. Read the Questions...

  8. What an interesting list! I haven't heard of a number of these. I liked Specials... even though the characters were totally different I still enjoyed it. The only thing that broke my heart was that Tally Youngblood never really goes back to her right mind in the end.

  9. I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series! Zsadist's story was sad :( I wanted to cuddle him.

  10. Oh my goodness, Zsadist always has and always will break my heart. He just tries so hard, you have to love him!