Top Five Books With Insane Plot-Twists

Hello, lovelies!

It’s time for another Book Recommendations Tuesday and I’ve decided to honor some very talented writers with the ability to shock us into silence and blow our minds away with a single unexpected turn of events. I’m not usually surprised by books, mostly because I try guessing what’s about to happen next the moment I turn the first page, so when a book manages to make my jaw drop it’s imprinted on my mind forever and all of its other flaws and imperfections are easily forgiven. Below, in no particular order, is a list of all my favorite book plot twists:

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“I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.”

I went into this book knowing that it had a very big twist and even though I did not very much enjoy the book itself (or the series in general), I have to say Aveyard did a great job of shocking everyone. 3 stars for the overall book but definitely 5 for the plot twist.

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“Do not accept an evil you can change.” 

This book was so good, so twisted and so shocking, I suffered one of the biggest book hangovers for weeks afterwards. We Were Liars was a cover/author buy for me (I adore E. Lockhart) , which means I dived into it blind. I had not read any reviews, opinions or summaries on it – I didn’t even know the genre –  so I was absolutely blown away! 

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“Hate can be just as intimate as love.” 

Not only does this book have some of the wildest, and weirdest, twists (yes, plural) I’ve ever read but it is dark. Unforgettable.

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“The truly frightening flaw in humanity is our capacity for cruelty – we all have it.” 

Dark Places and Save Yourself rival each other for the number one spot on the Darkest, Most F*ed Up Twists competition, but personally, Dark Places wins the race for me. Trust me, just read it. 

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“Sometimes to get what you want the most, you have to do what you want the least.” 

I read this book because I loved the movie so much. As any reader knows, no movie adaptation is just like the book is based on so I was prepared for some minor differences…minor being the key word. Boy, was I wrong. Saddest and most surreal plot twist ever. If you’re trying to have a good cry, pick this one up. WARNING: You’ll need more than one box of tissues. 

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♥ Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Most of her books, actually.

♥ Deception Point by Dan Brown – And basically anything by his authorship.

♥ The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani – This is a 4 book on-going middle-grade saga packed with shocking twists and unexpected revelations. In my head, I refer to Chainani as the King of Plot Twists.

♥ My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier – As well as her masterpiece Rebecca.

 Also, basically every murder mystery by Agatha Christie.

What are the most insane plot twists you’ve ever read? Are any of them on this list? 

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17 thoughts on “Top Five Books With Insane Plot-Twists

  1. I remember really liking Red Queen, but I cannot for the life of me remember the plot twist. OH WAIT! AS I AM TYPING I REMEMBER! I totally agree with you, that was a pretty surprising plot twist. I haven’t read any of the other books. I’ve been interested in Dan Brown’s book before, but I’ve just never gotten around to reading them. Good selection of books!

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  2. My Sister’s Keeper was so good, but I haven’t actually watched the movie yet. I read Murder on the Orient Express this year and loved it! I really want to read more of Agatha Christie’s works.

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  3. Ah, man, it’s been so long since I read Red Queen I forgot the plot twist! 😂

    I’m actually finally hoping to read We Were Liars this month, and I can’t wait! I’m shocked I haven’t been spoiled for it since I usually am for these things. And I agree, even though Dark Places is my least favorite book of Flynn’s, I loved the ending! All her books are fabulous. ❤️

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  4. I keep running into We Were Liars but I already have a huge stack from the library I need to go through. Maybe when it’s smaller.
    If I were to put Agatha in a list, I would choose And Then There Were None. It’s better written than her other books and the plot twist is a rule-breaker. But then, I’ve sadly not read them all.

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