So I think I have a slight – teeny weeny – obsession with these Tags! I’ve seen the ‘Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag’ everywhere recently and I wanted to give it a go. So let’s free my mind of this half of the year’s book hits and book misses so far!
Q1: Best book that you’ve read so far in 2017?
This is a toss up between two – but it HAS to be Wintersong by S.Jae-Jones. I simply adored this book, the cover is stunning and it’s just written so beautifully, I was so sad when I finished it and I desperately need Shadowsong!
Q2: Best sequel that you’ve read so far in 2017?
Got to be – The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh. I love love loved The Wrath & The Dawn to death! I finished it so quick and went and picked up the sequel the same weekend. The story is unlike anything I’ve read before, it really pulled on my heart strings, I was very sad to see the series end!
Q3: New release that you haven’t read yet but want to?
Guys – don’t be mad! I cannot express how much I love the ACOTAR series. I bought the last instalment ACOWAR when it came out and I haven’t read it yet! – I know – I’M SO SORRY!! It’s just so intimidating and I’m not ready for it to end!
Q4: Most anticipated release for the next half of 2017?
Ok – I can’t choose just one! That would be insanity – INSANITY I TELL YOU!!
Q5: Biggest disappointment in 2017?
This book wasn’t released this year – but I read it back in February. I saw Fledgling by Natasha Brown on the Kindle store and thought ‘this looks like my cup of tea’ – it wasn’t – it was a luke warm cup of tea. I gave it three stars because I was very mixed about my feelings. The story was sweet but it was too slow paced, too much pointless detail that didn’t progress the story – just a bit ‘meh’.
Q6: Biggest surprise in 2017?
Everyone was going on about When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon and I was just like ‘ok I’ll try it’ – boy was I glad I did! I really really enjoyed it, it was so sweet and light hearted and I adore Rishi. I did ask Sandhya if I could keep him, but she said I’d have to fight Dimple – I’ll pass thanks!
Q7: Favorite new author (debut or new to you)?
Without a doubt it’s Stephanie Garber, author of Caraval! I received Caraval in the January fairyloot box for my birthday. It was the UK edition which is so beautiful! There are five in total and I got the clock. It’s safe to say that I love Stephanie – I met her at a book signing and she is the loveliest person! I hope she comes back for Caraval 2!
Q8: Newest fictional crush?
Oh there’s so many! I do love Rishi, also Khalid from The Wrath & The Dawn. Both please?!
Q9: Newest favorite character?
Bronwyn from One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus. I see so much of myself in Bronwyn and that made me like her all the more.
Q10: A book that made you cry?
ACOMAF – I only read this in January after reading ACOTAR last year. So many times I was crying and definitely at the end! Why do this Tamlin? Why?!
Q11: A book that made you happy?
I know this is a sad book – but by the end of Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon, I was so happy for Maddy (I won’t say why because – spoilers) I couldn’t stop smiling.
Q12: The most beautiful book you’ve bought or received in 2017?
This one is easy – my currently reading book – The Daughter Of A Burning City by Amanda Foody. This book cover is PERFECTION! I am an avid lover of purple so for me this is the epitome of perfection. I mean – JUST LOOK AT IT!!
Q13: What books do you need to read by the end of 2017?
Too many!! Haalp! Some of these are sitting in my bedroom just waiting and some I need to pick up – like City Of Bones, I really need to read it already!
So that’s all of my dirty book laundry aired! What haven’t you read or have really loved so far this year? – Let me know in the comments!
Of course I tag my wonderful blogging friends to join me: