CHALLENGES I AM DOING IN 2018

One of my favorite things about starting a new year is starting all of the fun bookish challenges that are floating around. Last year… I did not do so well on my challenges. I slacked off a lot, but I think that was because I picked books that I was not particularly excited to read, I picked books because they fit into that category.

I guess you could say I am technically doing the same thing now, but this time I have chosen the books I own and know I WILL read and that I actually want to read these books. But anyway, without further ado let’s get onto the books.


This is a personal challenge I started making for myself last year, I am a lists person so yeah this is due to that, but here are some that I have that I want to complete.

  • Listen to 3 audiobooks, start three new series (maybe finish them), read 4 debut novels, read 5 new releases, read 5 standalone novels, read 3 books with difficult topics, read an intimidating book, read 5 fairytale retellings, read 5 historical fiction, finish 3 retellings, read 2 trilogies, read 2 duologies, read 5 diverse books, read 10 own voices, read a book to movie adaptation, read a book with a villain/anti-hero. So pretty basic but yeah, I think I can manage to accomplish things.

I also want to read more books by debut authors and I have a selection of books to choose from. I’m not going to list the books because there are a ton of debut authors this year, but I am going to aim to read 10.

My biggest goal is to eliminate my 2016 tbr. Meaning the books that I bought in 2016. Last year, I started off with 67 books. This year I am starting off with 7 books so it’s pretty achievable.
The books I have to read for this challenge and The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and the Crimson Crown all by Cinda Willaims Chima. King’s Folly by Jill Williamson, and Red Rising, Golden Son by Pierce Brown.

Since Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre’s next to Fantasy, I am joining the Historical Fiction challenge. I don’t think this will be hard to complete but there are specific historical fictions that I just NEED to get to this year and I think this will help me accomplish that.

  • The books I have listed for this challenge are, Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Alexander: God of War by Christian Cameron, Mark of Thief, Rise of the Wolf by Jennifer Nielson, Now I Rise by Kiersten White, Timekeeper by Tara Sim, Valiant by Lesley Livingston, Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (MIGHT change this), The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak, and Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

Like my 2016 challenge last year, I also want to lessen the number of books I bought in 2017 from my TBR. If that makes any sense. In order to help me do this, I have joined Beat the Backlist by novel night and my goal is to knock off 25 books from my ’17 tbr and a few from ’16.  A lot of these a books I have been wanting to read forever and just for some reason, I have yet to get around to them. So here are the books I am definitely going to read.

  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown, Now I Rise by Kiersten White, God of War by Christian Cameron, Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne, Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Autoboyography by Christina Lauren, Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett, Crowns Game by Evelyn Skye, Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova, Before she Ignites by Jodi Meadows, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Timekeeper by Tara Sim, Forest of 1000 Lanterns by Julie C. Dao, At the Edge of the Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson, Wicked like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic, Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, Peter Darling by Austin Chant, Carry On by Rainbow Rowell, Empire’s Ghost by Isabelle Steiger, Cloaked in Shadow by Ben Alderson, The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor, They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertali, Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

And then two more challenges I have for myself is to read more adult fantasy. I love YA fantasy, but there are a couple gems in adult fantasy as well and I want to find them, and I also want to read more diverse books. I realized I read a lot of the same books and I want to expand outside of my horizons.

The last goal? I want to read 100 books. I did set my Goodreads goal at 60 books because I know that is easily achievable for myself, but I want to hopefully exceed that number and read 100 books.

So those are all of my little challenges and goals for my reading life and I really hope I can accomplish them!

T5W: READING GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS 2018

I have so many goals for myself this year, I might have overdone myself but…

I like to have a variety of goals for myself that I can pick and choose from. I am also linking up with top five Wednesday because the topic this week is bookish resolutions, so that is quite fitting I think. So without further ado, onto the goals.

  • The first goal I have is to read 100 books. Even though the past two years I only managed to read 60 books, I realized that I can read two books a week instead of browsing endlessly through social media or just sitting here and doing nothing. This is a big challenge so I am only setting my Goodreads goal to be 60 books. That way if I don’t manage to read 100 books, I still hit a goal.
  • The second goal and resolution are to get rid of my 2016 tbr. Like the books that I bought in 2016 and have yet to read. I think there are only seven books on that list so it’s easy to complete, or maybe I’ll unhaul them. Basically, I just want to get all the books I bought in 2016 off my tbr. Same goes for 2017 and the books I bought during that year which were… a lot. I want to get this list down to 30 which I think will be easy since I am joining beat the backlist and my goal is 25 books.
  • The third goal is to read or buy books that I am really looking forward to. I bought a ton of books this year and I also unhauled a lot because I realized I was not interested in a lot of the things I had bought. Basically, I want to only buy a book if it is in my anticipated releases, the next book in a series or one I really WANT to read. I also want to not buy an entire finished series at once before I read the first book. Granted they look aesthetically pleasing, but if I don’t like the first book then that’s just money wasted.
  • The fourth goal is to stop making monthly tbrs. I always fail at sticking to my tbr’s and I always feel disappointed in myself when I don’t read the books I said I would read during the month. So instead of doing that, I have decided to do something a little different. I am joining quite a few challenges this year and I want to make some little jars and place the title of the challenges I am joining and pick a book from that if that makes any sense.
  • And the fifth and final goal is to re-read my favorite books. I hardly re-read books and I really need to do that. I think that I am going to shoot for one of my favorites a month… I think that is doable but with all the books I want to read this year, I am setting my re-read goal at five books. If I can re-read five of my favorite books I will be the happiest.

So that is it for my bookish goals of 2018, I am SO excited for this year and I cannot wait to see what is in store.

TOP TEN TUESDAY!

Okay. I am going to be completely honest with you and say that… I did not really read a TON of new authors whose work I really enjoyed last year which is such a shame. Definitely one of the things I need to work on this year, but we’ll see when we cross that bridge. Out of all the newish authors I read, these are the ones who stuck out to me. Notice I did not include debut authors because this post is more of a why the heck did I wait till 2017 to read these authors works?

So without further ado, onto the post. (also I didn’t make it to ten, I know.)

Adam Silvera: I read History is all you Left Me and I can honestly say I totally understand the hype because wow Adam, thanks for all the tears I did not need.

Elise Kova: One of my all-time favorite authors and I will read anything she puts out.

Holly Black: Behold! The Queen of fae books. It took me so long to read a Holly Black books and I am really happy that the first one I read was Darkest Part of the Forest because it was SO good and so worth it.

Ryan Graudin: Again with all these authors I waited until 2017 to read. Her writing is fantastic and I need her other books.

Lauren DeStefano: I am going, to be honest, and say when I was reading her newest release, I totally thought I was reading a book by a different Lauren. Anyway, now that is out of the bag, I had always heard so many good things about her books and never picked anything up. Still debating if I should read other books by her, but she’s a good writer.

Sarah Beth Durst: STOP SLEEPING ON SARAH BETH DURST PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

Megan Whalen Turner: I’ve heard about her forever but she is still new to me because I finally read a book by her. It was phenomenal and I totally understand the hype.

Francesca Zappia: Again, another new to me author whose writing I oh so adore.

MacKenzie Lee: I kind of regret unhauling This Monstrous Thing because I read GGTVAV and it was really really good??

Happy New Year!

Happy new year!! It is 2018 and I could not be more excited to see what is in store for this month and the year in general. I have so many plans this year that I am so pumped for this year and what it might bring. I’m not going to really talk about bookish goals or blogging goals because that will be in a different post. But I do want to speak about a few things so let’s just get onto it, shall we?

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A few things that are going to change for my reading life is that I want to read two books a week (so ten a month) it is a long shot but I can do it if I try hard enough. I am no longer going to have set TBR’s because I always fail at reading those books, but there will be at least ONE book I’ll choose and that I WILL read. And if there is an ARC coming out that month, I will also read it within that month. Other than that? No more TBR’S with like 10 books I am telling myself I have to read because I always feel disappointed when I don’t read all of them.

The first book I plan to get to this year is The Book Thief by Marcus Zuzak. I think it is high time that I read this book and I have a feeling that I will love it. (also can we just appreciate how beautiful this edition is?)

 

  • A few other goals that I have is to only buy books if I am REALLY interested in them and not buying them just because the cover is beautiful or it is on sale (darn you bookoutlet) I am just tired of buying books because they seem interesting and they just sit there on my shelf. Taunting me. Well, taunt me no more books!
  • I am ALMOST finished with my rough rough draft of the book I am writing so I want to work on that this year and do more research and develop the world even more.
  • So those are just a few of my goals, I’ll be going more into depth in a later post about all my other bookish and blogging goals so stay tuned for that.

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Finally, what is my BIGGEST goal of the year? Write a book. If I can accomplish that, then I can do anything.

I really hope everyone has a great day and their year starts off with a blast! Comment down below and let me know what is one goal you hope to accomplish this year?

2017: A YEAR IN REVIEW

Just a little heads up… this is going to be a long post. But I have been WAITING to write this post so I hope you enjoy it! Without a doubt, this has been THE BEST reading year that I have had in my life. I have read so many incredible books, the majority of them becoming my all time favorites. Also, just a little disclaimer I am sorry for the blog mess, I am currently working on a new layout for 2018.

I am linking up with andi’s abcs and thebookaddictsguide 

TOTAL # OF BOOKS READ: 60 books. One less than last year, but last year I rushed myself and didn’t really read stuff I enjoyed, but this last month, the two books I read I absolutely ADORED them.
TOTAL # OF BOOKS UNHAULED: over 100 which is the BIGGEST and hardest accomplishment for myself.
TOTAL # OF BOOKS ACQUIRED: 106. whoops.

MOUNT TBR: Was 67, now it is at seven which is the BIGGEST accomplishment I made this year. Granted I got rid of the majority of them, but still… I did it.

These are some individual goals that I made for myself that I actually accomplished.

Listen to two audiobooks
Love and Misadventures by Lang Leav
A Conjuring of Light by V.E Schwab

Read five new releases
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass
Wintersong by S. Jae Jones

Read a Dystopia
Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olsen

Read two standalones
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Read a book with a hard Topic
A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Read an intimidating book
A Conjuring of Light by V.E Schwab

Read poetry
The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

Read a book you DNF
     The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (I have literally been working on this for a year and a half and I finally read it. I don’t even know why I DNF’d this because it was SO good.)

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Now for the stats!

Number of books read…

Under 250 pages: 12 books.
Between 251-399 pages: 31. I did not realize the number of short books I read this year
Between 400-449 pages: 7
Between 450-499 pages: 2
Over 500 pages: 8. I need to read longer books.
Over 1000 pages: 0. Will I ever read a book over 1000 words?

Number of…

Audiobooks: 5. Such a huge accomplishment for me!
Re-reads: 1. Another thing I need to do more of.
DNFs (did not finish): 4. Not ashamed at all.

Number of books rated…

Five Stars: 40. I read so many amazing books this year.
Four stars: 7
Three Stars: 7
Two Stars: 2
One star: 4

Number of authors met in 2017:

None. This is a goal for 2018! I will meet an author!

Number of book events attended in 2017:

None, but I do plan to attend YallWest in 2018!

Number of books you read in one day:

2. It’s all I could manage but you know? I’m ok with it.

Number of books that made you cry:

Almost every book I read, are you kidding?

Number of 2018 books you have on pre-order:

So many books.

Book read furthest away from home (vacation reads?):

I did not go anywhere so, yeah. Majority of the books I read were read at school, work and home.

Book that took you the longest to read:

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. Took me a year to read and I really don’t know why I ever DNF’d it because it was incredible.

Book that you personally connected with the most:

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Book that made you love the villain:

I can’t remember off the top of my head if I read any books this year with memorable villains that I love.

Book you said you’d come back to but still haven’t picked up again:

Alexander: God of War by Christian Cameron. I swear I will read this in 2018. Maybe like 100 pages a month. It’s almost 1000 pages and the writing is super tiny but I am determined!

Book you read waaaay before it’s publication date:

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen. I thought I should be on time for once and I was so glad I read it when I did because it was SO good.

Book you read on your birthday:

One of the books of the Air Awakens series. Best birthday ever.

Book with a character who shares your name:

I’ve never read a book with a character who has the same name as me and I am perfectly okay with that.

Book you weren’t entirely truthful about when rating (Fluff up any ratings? Rated even though you didn’t finish?):

I didn’t fluff up any rating. I don’t care how many people liked it, if I did not like it, no way I am going to rate it more than 2 stars to make others happy.

Book you read in 2017 but already want to re-read:

Oh gosh, ACOWAR and Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas, Air Awakens Series… just to name a few.

Book you borrowed from a friend a long time ago and still have:

I don’t have any books borrowed from a friend cause none of my friends read.

Book you which you could go back and read for the first time again:

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas. That book was on an entirely different level.

Most books read by one author this year:

Elise Kova’s series! Which clocks in at five books and I binge read them.

Happiest & saddest:

Happiest: The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
Saddest: A lot of books, but if I had to choose, Song of Achilles. How dare you Madeline, how dare you.

Longest & shortest…

  • By page number:

Longest: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas. This beast is like 699 pages and I read it in like 2 days.

Shortest: Love and Other Misadventures by Lang Laev. No idea how long it is but it’s less than 95 pages.

  • By title:

Longest: The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Shortest: She by Saul Willaims

  • From buying to reading:

Longest: The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. I got this when it was out and just now finished it on the 28.

Shortest: Reign of Serpents by Eleanor Herman. I read this the day I got it in less than three hours.

Best & worst…

Average rating on Goodreads: 4.09 stars. I rate my books pretty high but I feel like they deserve them.
Series enders: if we are being technical, I only finished one series this year. But I also finished a duology and a few trilogies and loved them all.

First & last…

  • Reads of 2017:

First: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Last: The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli

  • Books on your bookcase (1st book on the top left and last book on the bottom right):

First: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Last: Clockwork Princess graphic novel by Cassandra Clare

Most disappointing & biggest pleasant surprise:

Most disappointing: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Biggest pleasant surprise: The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano

Fandom you joined & one you abandoned:

Neither! I think.

Series you picked up & series you quit:

Picked up: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

Dorothy Must Die series. I unhauled them.

Most lenient & harshest ratings:

Lenient: Not sure what this means

Harshest: Burning Sky, Dark Breaks the Dawn, Enchantment of Ravens… I was not too kind in my review.

Most hyped & furthest under the radar that you read:

Most hyped: History is All you Left Me by Adam Silvera

Furthest under the radar: Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Book you read that is red:

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

Starts with X, Y, or Z:

I don’t think any.

Book you hugged when you finished it:

All of them! Kidding, A List of Cages.

Book you wanted to throw across a room:

An Enchantment of Ravens. SO DISAPPOINTED.

Food you craved while/after reading a certain book:

None.

Book that became an instant go-to recommendation:

Air Awakens by Elise Kova.

Furthest out of your comfort zone:

All of the contemporary I read this year. not a lot, but I’m a fantasy gal.

Read on a recommendation (that you may not have picked up yourself):

Air Awakens by Elise Kova. SO GLAD I DID IT.

Forced yourself to finish:

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. I hate myself for taking so long because this is now one of my all time favorites. Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson. I really tried hard not to DNF it and I managed not to, but gosh this book. So horrible.

Series or author’s works you binged (whether all at once or throughout the year):

Air Awakens! and, Shades of Magic trilogy.

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So yeah, it’s been a pretty successful year in terms of reading. I have a ton of plans for next year so I am excited to see what will happen!

Also, in case you did not know I have an instagram and here are a few of my favorite photos of the year!

BEST BOOKS OF 2017

I have been waiting to share this post with you all and I am excited to finally show it! I read 60 books this year and it was incredibly hard for me to narrow down to 20 books because the majority of the books I read this year were five star reads for me. If I am being honest with myself, the majority of these books (especially the top five) are now my favorite of ALL time. I’m not going into detail what these books are about, but I’ll share with you my opinions on them!

Also, these are in order because I love making this hard for myself.

20. The Theif by Megan Whalen Turner: I am so late to the party with this series. I am sorry, but here I am, I have finally made it. I really did not know what I expected going into this book but it seriously surprised me. It was such a fun read and the MC Gen was such a fun character and I seriously need to finish the series!

19. Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: I know, I am surprised there’s a contemporary novel on this list but here we are. This is another book that I did not expect much from but when I read it, it just… I connected so much to the main character Eliza and her story. I loved the fanfiction aspect of it as well as the romance.

18. Runebinder by Alex Kahler: I don’t know how to explain this book nor do I know how to explain my feelings but all you need to know is that this book was INCREDIBLE. I loved how unique and different the magic system in this book was.

17. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black: This was my first Holly Black book and wow am I SO late to this party. Holly Black is the Queen of Fae and this book was just so lush and magical. I really loved the integration of the fae world and the little town it was connected to.

16. Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano: Another book that really surprised me. I really really enjoyed the concept of this book and how it spun the tale of the Midas touch. I loved that there was some romance but it was not too overdone. I just… gosh I really loved this book okay.

15. Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab: Honestly it is not a ‘best of the year’ book list without V.E Schwab’s books on here. This sequel was incredible and it ended JUST the way that I wanted it to be.

14. Invictus by Ryan Graudin: Another book that surprised me. The concept was really really cool and I really wanted to read it but it took me a while to get into it and then after that? I could not put it down. The author’s writing really surprised me and I just literally ate it up.

13. Windwitch by Susan Dennard: This series is so under the radar and everyone sleeps on it. So yeah, people reading this post, read this series. I loved Truthwitch, but Windwitch? Blew me away. I could hardly put it down and I just really connected with the characters and it definitely solidified my love for Merik Nihar.

12. Everless by Sara Holland: You will hear more about my thoughts on this book when the time comes to post a review. But, this book was such a big surprise. This world is so cool and so unique and there is a plot twist that just blew my mind.

11. History is all you Left Me by Adam Silvera: I have finally jumped aboard the Adam Silvera train. This book was such an emotional wreck, and it was worth all the hype, it DESERVES all the hype.

10. Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by MacKenzie Lee: I’m a sucker for historical fiction so obviously I needed this in my life. This book was such a fun read and I love Percy and Monty’s relationship and just… everything about this was perfection.

9.  Langauge of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: Of course this has to be on here, no one should be surprised. Honestly, I believe that this is the best book Leigh has written so far. Everything about it was phenomenal and I loved each and every one of the stories. I need more.

8. Wintersong by S. Jae Jones: I half expected going into this that this was going to be like the Labyrinth but… it was not and I am okay with that. I loved how lyrical this book was and the relationship between Liesl and the Goblin King and… give me the next book, please.

7. Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst: Everyone needs to stop sleeping on this book and that is all I am saying okay.

6. A list of Cages by Robin Roe: Such an incredible read, made me think different, check out my review friends.

and here is the top five (with an honorable mention to Star Touched Queen because wow that book)

5. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas: In my opinion, this is the best book SJM has ever written and I can’t really explain why, it just… is. Honestly this book made me love Chaol even more than I had already did.

4. Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller: Oh look, another book that ruined me.

3. A Conjuring of Light by V.E Schwab: ANOTHER BOOK THAT RUINED ME. but made me happy at the same time. V.E Schwab is like this.

2. Fire Falling by Elise Kova: Why the second book you ask? Because my OTP finally kissed in this book, so obviously this one has to be on the list.

  1. Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova: And here it is, my most FAVORITE read of the year. So many happened in this book, and everything I wanted to happened, happened!

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CHRISTMAS BOOK TAG!

Happy Holidays!! It is finally Christmas and it is only appropriate that I do a Christmassy book tag. This tag was created by Haileyinbookland. Here is the link to her channel as well as the original video so go and check her out! She’s one of my favorite booktubers! Anyone can do this tag if you’d like, I hope everyone spends the day with their loved ones!

‘You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch’ A villainous character you can’t help but love.
Always going to be Gaius Damora from Falling Kingdoms. I still love him so much and that will never change. Don’t ask me why I love him as much as I do I just… do. And because I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi, honorable mention goes to Kylo Ren because I am such trash for him.

‘All I want for Christmas is you’ Which book do you hope to see the most under the tree
I am changing this up and saying what book I want to buy the most? The illustrated edition of fantastic beasts and where to find them! I need it like I need air.

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Character who overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves
Aldrik Solaris. I am not going to give spoilers but his character development is the BEST I have ever seen so he obviously deserves this spot. Also, honorable mention to Rhysand from ACOTAR because his character development was amazing.

‘Santa Claus is coming to town’ Who is on the Nice and Naughty list?
The nice list? Hm… definitely going to have to pick Adam from A List of Cages because he is such a sweetheart. Naughty List? Maven from Red Queen because he is a troublemaker and deserves nothing but coal.

‘Frosty the snowman’ Which book just melts your heart
I don’t really read melty heart books but… I guess I’ll go with The Love Interest because there was plenty melty heart moments! For me at least.

‘Feliz Navidad’ choose a book that takes place in a country other than your own
Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman! Takes place in Macedon. Literally the only book I could think of because all I read are fantasy.

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ Holiday themed book to spread the cheer
I don’t read holiday-themed books so I am sadly going to have to pass on this one.

‘Sleigh Ride’ Character you’d love to spend the holiday with
Aldrik Solaris obviously. Also Nikolai Lantsov.

‘Baby it’s cold outside’ Which book did you not like that you’d sacrifice to a fire
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas, rather fitting since it has burning in the title.

‘Do You hear what I hear?’ A book you think everyone should read
Air Awakens by Elise Kova and A List of Cages by Robin Roe! Just read em friends, you will not regret it.

So that was a rather short post filled with zero photos because I was lazy and did not feel like inserting photos. Anyway I hope you are all having a fantastic day wherever you are and if you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas!

MEH BOOKS OF 2017

So… even though I read SO many amazing books this year, not all of them were enjoyable for me. Books on this list will be 3 stars or below (yes three stars is deemed… somewhat ‘worst‘ in my opinion because it was meh) I don’t mean to offend anyone who liked these books, I was just not a fan of any of them. I am also NOT going to be posting every book I rated 3 stars or below just… the ones that stuck out to me. Also in addition to this post, I WILL be posting the best books of 2017!

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
This was probably my most disappointing book of 2017. I had bought the entire trilogy, I had so MUCH hope for this book because I heard great things about it and obviously I was wrong. I felt this book was so dumb and nothing made sense and the characters were horrible I am just glad to have it out of my life.

Wytches by Scott Snyder
You are going to see a theme here because the majority of these are books I had high hopes for and I was majorly let down. I wanted to read a graphic novel so badly and this one looked perfect and the right amount of creepy, and… I did not understand a thing that happened in this book.

Frostblood by Elly Blake
The concept of this book is super cool but it was executed quite poorly. I lost interest halfway through and I managed to finish it on audiobook. It was alright but not great enough to the point where I would like to continue the series. I will say that the writing was good so I would definitely check out something else of hers one day.

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
I initially rated this five stars but once I thought about it I lowered my review to 3 stars. I was just not as impressed with this as I wanted to be. The graphics looked kind of childish and I was bored.

Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sarah B Larson
The cover deceived me. I went into this thinking it was going to be amazing and beautiful and no. It seemed like an ACOTAR rip off (in a bad way) and the writing was a bore, the MC was a bore. I am mad and STILL mad I wasted an audible credit on this mess.

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Like Frostblood, I did not HATE this book, I was just not as interested in it as I thought I was going to be. I mean it was good just did not capture my attention and I will not continue this trilogy.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
Lo and behold my MOST DISAPPOINTING book of 2017. I had such high hopes for this book because everyone and their mother was raving about it and you know what I got? A mess.

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ANTICIPATED RELEASES WINTER 2018 EDITION

These are arguably my FAVORITE posts to do because I just love to talk about books that I am anticipating and the best way to do so is seasonal posts! As the title says these are my most anticipated books coming out during the winter season (even though I don’t get to experience Winter) but I love the festive feeling in the air. This also might be one of the biggest lists for this series so I am not going to go into detail about the books because this post would be never-ending. So without further ado, here are the books I am super excited for!

JANUARY

Everless by Sarah Holland 1.2.18

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black 1.2.18
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman 1.9.18
Blood and Sand by C.V Wyk 1.16.18

Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Gleen Marsh 1.23.18

Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra 1.23.18
The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis 1.30.17

Reign the Earth by A.C Gaughen 1.30.17
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert 1.30.17

   

                                 

FEBRUARY

By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell 2.6.18

Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes 2.6.18

Shadowsong by S.Jae Jones 2.6.18

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard 2.13.18

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton 2.20.18

Ink, Iron, and Glass by Gwendolyn Clare 2.20.18

Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston 2.27.18

The Traitors Game by Jennifer A. Nielson 2.27.18

   

                         

 

MARCH

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo 3.6.18
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough 3.6.18

The Final Six by Alexandra Monir 3.6.18

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi 3.6.18

The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw 3.6.18

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff 3.13.18

                    
  

FIVE BOOKS I LOVED RECENTLY

Hello and welcome to another top five Wednesday! This weeks topic is top five favorite books of 2017 and this is probably the hardest post to do because I really loved a lot of the books I read this year. I am not going to get into detail about these books, I am just listing them because I am doing a separate post on the top 20 books I read this year and I will go more into detail with those.

To spice this up a little, here are the top five books I read during the Fall season! (also makes it easier for me to choose)

Everless by Sarah Holland

Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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Okay it was still kind of hard to choose, but here are the top five! If you have not read these, I highly suggest you do!