I wasn’t technically tagged by anyone to do this, but I’ve seen it float around the blogsphere and really wanted to do it. So, when I saw that Amy @ A Court of Crowns and Quills had tagged “YOU” I decided to go for it.
131 books, no wonder I keep forgetting things I’ve read this year!
Best Book You’ve Read This Year?
An obvious choice would be THE SONG OF ACHILLES, I know I pretty much always mention this book, but it is one of my all time favourite reads! However, as it was a re-read I think I’ll go with one of the books I hadn’t read before and choose Just Be You by M.E. Parker. I really can’t recommend this beautiful and steamy gay romance enough.
Best Sequel You’ve Read in 2018?
I think I’ll have to say Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2)
When I read the first book in C.M. Stunich’s Rock-Hard Beautiful trilogy, I was having the hardest time deciding whether or not I even liked the book. But I am really bad at DNF’ing books because even when I don’t like them, my curiosity won’t allow me to just stop reading. I still need to know how it turns out. Anyway, Roadie was the turning book for me, in this series. That’s when I fell in love with the series.
New Release You Haven’t Read Yet But Want To?
That would have to be Circe!
Unfortunately, my current budget won’t allow me to spend the £13 on the paperback version of the book. Though, I think that’s just what I keep telling myself is the reason because truthfully, I could just go to the library and borrow it. So, to be completely honest I think a little part of me is afraid to read it. SoA was, as mentioned above, one of my all time favourite reads, so I think a part of me is a little afraid this one won’t live up to the hype. What can I say, I’m a book loving scaredy-cat.
Most Anticipated Release For The Second Half Of The Year?
I have about 7 different releases that has me counting down to the release date. But the most inticipated is Two Kingdoms by Kristy Cunning
It has been over six months since the latest book in this series was released. However, that’s not why I’ve been so impatient. In the end of the previous book Kristy wrote a note saying, that this book was already finished so it would be released “soon”. Kristy Cunning is a pen name for “C.M. Owens”, she chose the pen to not confuse fans of her normal Romance books, with this leap into Reverse Harem. Anyway, so apparently C.M. had some problems with one of her Romance books, where the characters didn’t behave. But as she wanted that particular book released first, fans of the Dark Side suffered.
LOL yes I know I’m being dramatic, but I waited for such a long time that the remaining 8 days for the release seems like forever.
Personal note to authors: Be careful what you promise your readers 😉
I love myths and legends and actually, The Four Horsemen have always been one of my favourite biblical stories, so I was really looking forward to this one. But it was left feeling confused, let down, disappointed and honestly, really annoyed. The annoyance mostly came from the fact that at 50% it got kind of interesting, so I kicked my boyfriend out, made a cup of coffee and settled on the sofa with my cats. Then at 60% the story ended, and the remaining 40% was chapters from another of Kim’s books. I don’t know if that qualifies as book stuffing, but seriously…. 40% is a lot! So yeah, can’t recommend and will not be reading it again, ever.
That would have to be The Deadly Captive: The Trilogy by Bianca Sommerland. This is so not my normal choice of read, it’s usually something I stay away from. Torture, maiming and psychological mind games doesn’t rate high on my list of leisure reads. And yet, this trilogy surprised me!
Favorite New To You Or Debut Author?
Arh… that’s a touch one, because I’ve discovered quite a few new authors in 2018. I think my top 3 looks like this: L.J. Swallow, M.E. Parker & Joely Sue Burkhart. Technically, I did discover L.J. Swallow in 2017, but whatever.
Newest Fictional Crush?
Newest Favorite Character?
Well, there’s so many amazing characters, main and secondary alike. But I think my newest favourite female leads are ghost girl aka Paca and Syv. They’re kick-ass, sassy and so far from a Mary Sue, which in itself is enough to love them!
Book That Made You Cry?
Book That Made You Happy?
Well the two above left me feeling happy, does that count? Otherwise, I really don’t know. I don’t think I often feel happy after reading a book. Sure, I can fall in love with the characters, the plot and the author. Yes, books entertain me, make me laugh and I’m happy when I’m reading, but I think its reaching too far to say, that any of the books really make me happy.
Favorite Book-To-Film Adaptation?
I usually don’t like the books o’mine that they make into a movie. I’m a book snob like that. But it always depends which way it’s done. Like with the Vampire Academy, I hadn’t read the books (still haven’t), so the film was alright. If I’d read the books, I’d probably hate the movie lol.
Favorite Post You Have Done This Year?
Since my blog have only existed for like 1.5 months, most of my post are reviews. But I think my favourite, short as it is, was my first blog mile stone because that meant that there are people out there that like what I write, and that feels all sorts of awesome.
Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year?
I really don’t know, sorry.
What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of the Year?
I definitely need to read Circe! Other than that, I tend to stay on top of new releases and then just go wherever recommendations and pop ups take me.
I can’t wait to read your answers and I hope y’all read some amazing books so far.