Half of the year has flown by in a second and now we’re in June. So far this year I’ve read 28 books so I’m going pretty strong with my Goodreads challenge. So I thought that I would list my top 5 books of the year so far. But before I do, a quick note. There will be fewer posts in June and July due to the fact that I’m finishing off University, going on holidays for three weeks then coming back and starting up university again. But I should be getting at least one post a week out (hopefully), but if I don’t please bare with me.
So let’s get into my 5 favourites of the year (so far).
5. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Although this was my least favourite book in the Mara Dyer series it was still phenomenal. This series is full of darkness, mystery, and adventure, and this book was no different. Honestly, this book was so different from what I was expecting but it had me hooked all the way through. It was great to finally get some answers to the questions we’d had since book one. This book was faster paced and full of more action than the others and although it was a great conclusion, I wish we had gotten more.
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This year I finally picked up the Lunar Chronicles. This series is much loved and it has rave reviews from basically the entire book community, so let’s just say I was a little excited. But I was also nervous, as you get when you pick up a highly loved book, but luckily, I loved it. This book sank its claws into me from the first chapter and I never wanted it to let go. The retelling was fascinating, the world intriguing, the characters amazing, and the story astounding. I am so excited to read the last two books when I finally have enough money to buy them.
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
So I read few contempories a year, I enjoy them, but I mean there not my favourites. Because I’m not a big contemporary fan I didn’t have very high expectations for Fangirl. But it is now my favourite contemporary, and one of my favourite books ever. I have never related to a character more than Cath, sometimes I actually forgot that we were different people (I’m sure some more of you can relate). Now, the story was fun, cute and heartwarming but reading from a character’s perspective where their thoughts echo your own so well, is just something else. This book just ended up meaning so much more to me than I ever could have expected, and I am anticipating a lot of re-reads in the future.
2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I am so surprised this isn’t number one, I mean I struggled with which book to put first but this book just slightly missed. Don’t get me wrong I loved it, but it just wasn’t my favourite of the series. I don’t really know what to say, except that I want more. I mean we’re getting more but I want more of these characters. As much as the ending had me feeling happy, I’m not ready to let go. I still loved this book as much as I always love Sarah J Maas’s books but I mean it just couldn’t beat ACOMAF (I don’t think anything can). I loved the action and the wrap up that we got on this story, but I still need (want) more!
1. Draekora by Lynette Noni
If you had told me a couple months ago that this would be my number one I wouldn’t have believed you. Don’t get me wrong, I love the first two books, but A Court Wings and Ruin is on this list so… Lynette Noni took a great series and turned it into this spectacular piece of perfection, I mean how? When you think about it, not a lot happened in this book, but at the same time SO MUCH HAPPENED. This book almost feels like a filler but it’s so incredible I feel like I’m insulting it by saying that. This series has now become one of my favourites and I highly suggest you pick it up.
You can read my discussion of The Medoran Chronicles here.
So those are my top five of the year (so far)! What are some of your favourite books of the year so far? Let me know down below!
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