I can’t believe it’s already June, so far 2018 has been a whirlwind of fun and chaos. I’ve read a total of 28 books and unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll reach my goal of 65 books this year. Despite that, here are my favourite books of the year (so far).
5. Graevale by Lynette Noni (book 4 in The Medoran Chronicles)
This series follows Alex Jennings, a teenage girl dreading her first day at her new school. But before she can even start she finds herself walking through a door and landing in the world of Medora.
When the third book in the series, Draekora came out, this series instantly became one of my favourites. While Graevale isn’t quite as good, it’s still amazing and the series is really starting to head to its big conclusion. You can read my review of the series here.
4. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (book 1 in The Devabad triology)
Nahri survives the streets of Cairo using her wits and simple tricks. But when she accidentally summons a mysterious Djinn warrior, she is forced to accept that her world is more magical than she ever thought possible.
When I first started this book I thought I was going to DNF it. But after giving it a fighting chance, I started to fall in love with the story and characters. This is such an intricate and uniquely magical world that just pulls you right in. You can read my full review of The City of Brass here.
3. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (book 1 in the Flame in the Mist series)
Mariko’s only purpose is to marry, but as she is on her way to meet her future husband her convoy is attacked and she left, assumed to be dead. Mariko knows that the Black Clan must be responsible so to seek revenge and discover the truth she disguises herself as a boy and attempts to join their clan.
I love Disney’s Mulan so I was extremely excited about this fantasy retelling, and it did not disappoint. While the stories were pretty different it was still completely addicting.
2. How to Hang a Witch by Adrianna Mather (book 1 in the How to Hang a Witch duology)
Samantha’s life is spiraling, first, her dad has an accident and get’s in a mysterious coma and now she’s moved to a town where everyone hates her for her last name. And when people start to die, the blame starts to fall on her.
This book was mysterious, dark, and deliciously addicting. Filled with magic, ghosts, and real-life history, this book was both original and insanely hard to put down. You can read my full review here.
1. Whisper by Lynette Noni (book 1 in the Whisper series)
For two years, six months, fourteen days, eleven hours and sixteen minutes I have been Jane Doe and a prisoner in a government facility. I don’t know what they want, but I do know that one wrong word could destroy the world.
After reading it in a day I was left with a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts that just wouldn’t stop. This slightly cliché story gripped me from the first page and I cannot wait for more. You can read my full review here.
What are your favourite books of the year so far? Let me know in the comments!