The year is half over already, HOW??? It’s going fast, and I’ve only read 30 or so books at this point, but they’re great books indeed. Like most book bloggers, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my favourite reads of the year so far!
Unsurprisingly, most of the books on this list are fantasy and/or sci fi. They’re also all parts of series, which is a strange coincidence. I was toying with adding HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE to this list but then stuck with my original choices.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Just like ILLUMINAE, GEMINA was absolutely thrilling to read. It had a biological dilemma on a spaceship, non stop action, and insane twists that blew my mind and turned everything on its head. Cannot wait to get my hands on OBSIDIO.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
STRANGE THE DREAMER is probably going to win the award of most magical book of the year for me. Taylor’s writing is so gorgeous and I’ve fallen in love with the world of Weep. While I had some issues with the plot and romance, I could not fault the world building.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
The only LoveOzYA book on this list, and a book I thought I had read before (but now I have my doubts). I absolutely LOVED this fantasy!! It’s one of the most unique worlds I’ve read in a while and I loved the necromancy. Like most books, the only thing I was meh on was the romance (I shipped it a lot, but it developed quickly). I have a desperate need to get my hands on LIRAEL and CLARIEL ASAP.
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Aldieh
My very first audiobook of the year and a series finale! It’s also the most romance heavy book that I actually enjoyed. Like WRATH AND THE DAWN, it was beautifully written. I wish it had had more magic, but I did enjoy seeing more of the secondary characters.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
I was hesitant coming into The Dark Artifices. While I love TID, I only liked TMI. Fortunately Cassandra Clare’s writing continues to get better with time, and I also loved LADY MIDNIGHT! So many character feels!! This is a series that’s going to destroy my emotions many, many times over I can tell.
In honour of the year being mostly over, and the fact that I do have a bit of spare money to spend on the blog, I’m doing a giveaway! Enter via the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a book (up to $25AUD). Open internationally as long as the Book Depository ships to you.
(if you’ve stopped by and the rafflecopter widget hasn’t worked properly, apologies! I’m busy with uni and haven’t had time to recheck it/ get it working properly. Hopefully I have it up and going soon)