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Has anyone seen all the hype surrounding a book and gone OH MY GOSH I NEED THIS BOOK, and then when you tell your friends about it and how much you need it they’re all “What’s it about?”

And you just…


Since this happens to me all the time, I thought I’d compile a list of books I desperately need, even though I have no idea what they’re about.

Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

IlluminaeAs far as I can tell, everyone who’s read this book has absolutely loved it…and so I need it.

Even though I have no flippin’ clue what it’s about.

Like, none whatsoever.

I just need it.

Passenger, by Alexandra Bracken

PassengerAll I know about this is that Alexandra Bracken wrote it….and that’s more than enough for me to need it.

And look at that cover *gazes adoringly*



Truthwitch, by Susan Dennard

TruthwitchWow, do I need this book!

Again, no clue what it’s about, but that cover and that title and everyone says it’s awesome and OH MY GOSH JUST GIVE IT TO ME!



The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renee Ahdieh

WrathAndTheDawnLike, what even is this book about?

I don’t even know. But I’ve heard great things.




A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab

ADarkerShadeOfMagicI have heard many a good thing about this book…still have no idea what it’s supposed to be about, but check out that cover!

And that title…it beckons to me.



Now, just to clarify, I don’t actually want to know what these books are about…I love surprises.

But this does happen to me way too often, so I have to know: does this happen to anyone else? Or do you all look at the blurb before deciding how much you need it?