Top 5 Wednesday | June 10: Books with Multiple POVs

Hey everyone! Today, I’m going to be doing the Top 5 Wednesday topic for this week. Again, I believe I did T5W once before, but then I stopped, but I’d like to start posting content other than just book reviews/hauls/wrap-ups on my blog from now on, so I’ll be more proactive with tags and discussions.

For those of you who didn’t know, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey. You basically get a new topic every Wednesday, and you list your Top 5 books related to that topic. Head over to the Goodreads group, and add your name to the list of Wednesday-ers if you’re interested in participating.

This week’s topic is ‘Top 5 Books with Multiple POVs!’ It’s preferred if you can come up with books with more than two perspectives, and I tried my best to do so.

5. Vicious by V.E. Schwab

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This book is fantastic. I really loved how the perspectives are so varied; we get insight into all the different characters in this book. Victor, our protagonist, is a sure-fire anti-hero and it was fascinating to see how his mind works. Then, there was Eli, who was more of an antagonist, and we get his perspective too. And there are two secondary characters whose perspectives allow us more insight into both characters. Here’s my full review for the book!

4. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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Again, I loved how varied the perspectives were. We get to see some things from our main characters’ perspectives, some from our secondary characters, some from our antagonists. It offers a complete picture of what’s going on, a picture our protagonists may or may not be aware of. Pair that with wonderful characters and beautiful writing, and you get a kick-ass book. Here’s my full review!

3. Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire #3) by George R.R. Martin

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As most of you are probably aware, this entire series is full of multiple perspectives, so much so that you’ll probably find yourself losing track of most of them. Even so, this series (and this book in particular) is so vast, so complex, so genius that it can’t NOT be on this list. This book is my favorite in the series because shit hits the fan, and so much goes down. I couldn’t put it down.

2. The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

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This is the only book on the list that doesn’t have more than two perspectives, but it does have two. (It might have more than two, but I don’t think so.) This trilogy is becoming one of my favorite trilogies of all time. You look at the covers and you think it’s going to be a light, romantic fantasy, but it’s so much more. The main character is quick-witted and sharp, and the story is full of strategizing, political intrigue and complex world-building. Here’s my full review!

1. Monsters of Men (Chaos Walking Trilogy #3) by Patrick Ness

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This book is one of my favorite books of all-time, and I don’t say that lightly. This entire trilogy is fantastic, but the last installment takes everything to a whole new level. There’s just so much going on, and the plot is so complex, all the characters are so nuanced. Even in the last book, you’re still not sure who to trust, who to root for because Patrick Ness displays the realities of civil war in such a poignant way. As for the perspectives, you have the POVs of our two main characters, and another character who you don’t really expect to see, but it works out extremely well. Here’s my full (gushy) review.

Alrighty guys, that’s it for today’s T5W topic. Next week’s topic is ‘Top 5 Books You Read in One Sitting (or close to)’ and I’m super excited to do it! Have a great week!

Comments

  1. Patrick Ness needs to enter my beloved authors list. Sadly I havent read a book by him as yet ๐Ÿ™
    Also, I really like your list and the sound of all these books expect The Game of Thrones that I have no interest in picking up! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Patrick Ness is fantastic! Definitely try his books when you get a chance! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, A Song of Ice and Fire is definitely not for everyone, especially the books. They can get super dense and complicated. They’re definitely not light reads by any standard, haha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. A great choice of books! I have not personally read them, however they are all definitely on my TBR. I really enjoy books with multiple POV’s but I know it can be really hard to execute well.
    One of my favourite multiple POV books would have to be The Heroes of Olympus series! The books have 3 perspectives and builds up to more and more perspectives throughout the books. And it was done so well in my opinion!

    ~ josiethebookworm xoxo

    • Thank you! <3 I only have book 5 to read from the Heroes of Olympus series! I think the perspectives are done very well in it, because all the characters are so lovable and have distinct personalities/voices! ๐Ÿ™‚

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