Books that make you go WTF

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Books that surprise you and keep you guessing.

I know I know the title is a bit out there but honestly I couldn’t think what else to call it. You know what I mean, right? You’re reading a book and you are just sat there thinking to yourself WTF. Yes, well these are these types of books.

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Heartbreaker

This was a book I found difficult to read at first and it took me a while to get into to, but I ended up adoring it and in fact the whole book is one big WTF. You honestly just can’t believe what is happening and the twists and turns leave you dizzy and leave you thinking about it a lot afterwards.  It was disturbing, but beautiful and uplifting at the same time; hard to describe other than saying it was an experience that I found both thoroughly enjoyable and unsettling. Heartbreaking and also heartwarming, confusing and totally understandable, it was a real wild ride and the twists and turns were wonderful placed; one I suspected, one I didn’t. I just adored the way it all came together in the end to make perfect sense and my immediate thought was that I needed to read it again instantly to pick up clues that I may have missed the first time, and I am somebody who never reads a book twice!

Suicide Club

This is a book where the title even leaves you thinking WTF but don’t let it put you off, this book is amazing. I was hooked from the start all the way through. With this book it’s not so much what happens in the book that's mind blowing, but what the books is about. Set in a world where people can live forever there are so many uncomfortable moments in the book that leave you squirming and pondering your own mortality, it’s not an easy read by any terms.

From the very off I was drawn into the story and the world the author builds. It was a world that felt very real and you could really believe it happening.  It’s a book that really makes you think about what you would be willing to do to stay young and live forever and it is a mix of terrifying and intriguing.

I was hooked on the plot, wanting to see where it went and while reading the first half I really thought that a rebellion was afoot, only to have the novel take an unexpected turn, which I personally loved.

The Summer That Melted Everything

This book will always be one of my all time favourites. I just adore everything about it. It’s the summer of 1984, the year that a heatwave scorched the fiction town of Breathed, Ohio. Autopsy Bliss invites the devil to the town, and the next day, a black, orphaned 13-year-old boy named Sal turns up speaking in riddles. This book is also very lyrical and quite a heavy read. It’s a eye opening, heartbreaking tale of friendship, racism, and the delirium that the town succumb to because of the heat. This book holds a very special place in my heart.

The Book of Essie

This was a book that really took me a while to get into, but once I did, I couldn’t put it down. Essie is much more of a cunning character than you think and this book is a prime example of very clever plotting. This book make me go WTF in many different ways, from Essie’s plan to what happened to Liberty and the truth behind Essie’s past. It’s a brilliant book that I highly recommend.

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