Hello there book lovers! June is almost over, and I thought what better way to celebrate it than with a tag? I was browsing Booktube and I found this tag created by Chami (her original video here) and Ely (her 2017 video here) and I absolutely loved it and I thought I'd do it too.
So without further ado, here is the
I've read a lot of great books so far, so it's difficult to pick just one.
For the Adult category, I pick Revenant by Larissa Ione (my review here). I picked this one because it was the book I've been scared of reading the most this year, as it was the last book in my favorite series. Yes, there is a spin-off, so it isn't technically the very last book, but it ends an important chapter of the Demonica world, so it's an important story.
I really loved it, and I'm glad it didn't disappoint, and I am very, very excited for the spin-off to become a reality.
For the YA category I'm picking Tess Of The Road by Rachel Hartman (my review here). When I received this book I didn't really know what to expect, except for the fact that it was set in the same world as Seraphina and I remember that series as being everywhere when it was being published.
Although it was a slow start, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I am curious about the sequel, and I cannot wait to see what happens next to Tess and her friends.
I've read a lot of really good sequels this year, but out of all of them I'm choosing Everlife by Gena Showalter (my review here).
It was the perfect series ending, in my opinion. It went back to revisit things that happened before, places that we've already seen but this time they looked different, old friends come back but they're not quite the same. It really was a great ending. Of course, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a spin-off, but if there never will be one, I'll revisit this series fondly.
my review here), and I'm insanely excited to read Legendary. But I am very, very scared of actually doing it, mostly because I have so many high expectations, that I wonder if somehow I'm not setting myself up for disappointment. I'll definitely read it, but I need to get my emotions and expectations in check before I do it. Also, I might reread Caraval because why not?
I was lucky enough that I didn't have any big DNFs this year. So I can't really say I was hugely disappointed by any books so far this year. Hopefully it stays that way.
I discovered quite a few new authors this first half of the year. The author I know I'll be checking out more in the future is Rachel Hartman.
Tess from Tess Of The Road. Because at one point after she left, she said something that stuck with me and if I ever wanted to get a phrase tattooed on my body it's this: "Today I decide to live". It's not a direct quote because I don't have the book next me to make sure that's exactly how Hartman wrote it, so the wording might be off, but that's the meaning of that phrase.
I want to name a book that made me cry, but I actually can't remember if there was one. See here's the thing: I cry very easily at books. I used to be tougher than this, but for some reason, the more I age, the more even a cute Disney gif can make me tear up. So it's not a question of do I cry or laugh at a book, but it's a question of do I remember that I did it. Sadly, I can't remember any book that made me cry so far this year.
Rainy Day Friends actually made me pretty happy. Because it's not just a story of a woman finding her soul mate or a man finding his match, it's also a story of two women forgiving each other for something neither one is guilty of, and I loved that side of the book.
I actually just watched the entire The Hobbit trilogy, and though there were things I didn't quite enjoy as much, as a whole I loved how the book was adapted. I might actually write a review of it pretty soon.
Oh, that's tough. Because I loved all reviews I've wrote so far. Hmmm.... I'm going with Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu.
I'll go with... See, this is unfair because they are all pretty. But I just got the hardcover editions of The Conspiracy of Us trilogy by Maggie Hall and the covers are super gorgeous. I need to take some decent photos of these books, but if you want to see them in very poor lighting just head over to my instagram stories
I have a few too many leftover books from this first half of the year that I need to get to before the year ends. The top 5 books are:
- Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
- Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
- Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
- Everless by Sara Holland
- Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks