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Favourite Books of 2019

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Wow did I have to dig deep into my Goodreads archive for some of these haha, luckily I had the good sense to write these down as I went along (good one Chlo). I’m warning you now, that this post will mostly contain me typing out OMG I loved this book over and over again, I’ve gone into detail on why I loved some books but not all. But rest assured I loved all the books mentioned here.

  • The Cruel Prince series by Holly Black
    Now, this one is a given lets be honest, it has to be one of my most favourite book series of all time, I’m so glad Queen of Nothing was released in 2019 because I don’t know how I could have waited till now! I’m hoping to get a review of Queen of Nothing up but till then, just know you need to read this series. There’s enemies to lovers, angst, magic, fae of all kinds and dysfunctional families.
  • Tower of Dawn and Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
    I binged this series over the year and I wasn’t expecting to like Tower of Dawn so much but it was brilliant, a really great twist at the end and I loved meeting all the new characters and the new places we travelled too. Kingdom of Ash broke me, what an incredible ending to a truly brilliant series. I’m already wanting to re read the series so I think that’s a plan for the new year.
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • The Grisha Triology by Leigh Bargudo
  • The Familiars by Stacey Halls
    Incredible, is one of the many words that can be used to describe this book, it took me a while to get into this book but I’m SO glad I preserved with it. I was drawn to this book because of the premise of witches but also because of the time period it’s set in. I’m from Lancaster where the Pendle witches were sentenced to death for witchcraft, so it was definitely an interesting read.
  •  The Darkest Part of The Forest by Holly Black
  • A Curse So Dark And Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
    Oh my goodness I LOVED this book! I re read it twice and even went to the Brigid Kemmerer fantasy panel event at Waterstones in London. One of my top 5 star reads of the year and I’ve done a full blog post about this book which I’ll link here.
  • A Kingdom Of Exiles by S.B Nova
  • The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
  • Caraval series by Stephanie Garber
  • Stalking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
  • Sorcery of Thorns by Maragret Rogerson
    This is one of my top 5 star reads of the year, I won’t delve too much as I’ve already written a full review which I’ll tag here.
  • Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness
    I finally finished the A Discovery of Witches trilogy and thoroughly enjoyed it so of course I had to read Time’s Convert, especially to hear more about Marcus’s story and how he became a vampire. Deborah Harkness is SO good at writing the history element of her stories, I feel like I’m actually learning something despite the series being fictional. If you’re after something slightly historical with supernatural creatures and elements of magic this book/series is for you.
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
    A rare non fiction book but very worthy of making the list. This book is an incredible memoir, I didn’t know much about Michelle Obama before reading her book but wow, what a journey, a truly incredible woman. I was SO inspired after reading this book, I want to be Michelle Obama’s friend haha.
  • A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
  • Fortuna Sworn by K.J. Sutton
    A brilliant story featuring the fae and some dark dark trials, with an incredible twist at the end.
  • The Arc of a Scythe series by Neal Shusterman
    One of the best and most unique series I’ve ever read, everyone should read this series.
  • The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
    One of my fave 5 star reads and has confirmed that vampires are finally back in business.
  • The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
  • American Royals by Katherine McGee

 

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