Wow I cannot believe this year is almost over. Where has time gone? We are already halfway through July! Thank God too because I cannot wait until summer is over!
With that being said, I am going to do the Mid-Year Freak Out tag. I had planned to do this last month but I am feeling a little unmotivated to write posts. I am trying to get back into the swing of things but with this heat it’s very hard.
Oh well. Here I am.
I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but I did it last year and liked it so I thought I’d do it again!
Best book you’ve read in 2016 so far
I cannot say ACOMAF. I feel like I am still in a hangover over this beautiful book. I have read other books, yes, but I keep thinking about these characters and this story. It was just so wonderful and beautifully written. I loved the character development and twists SJM gave us. I am so excited we are getting more books in this wonderful series. It’s definitely become my favorite! Plus, my fae bae Rhys ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2016
Definitely AGOS. I have fallen for this series completely. Head over hills. The magic system, the different Londons, the amazing characters! Everything is so fantastic and just beautiful that I can never seem to want to put my book down whilst reading. If you haven’t started this series, you really need to. It’s so fantastic and the writing and world that Victoria created is breathtaking.
New release that you haven’t read yet but want to
This was on my list of most anticipated debut novels and I regret that it is still unread. But my birthday was over the weekend and I got some B&N cash to spend now and this was the first book that I ordered! Once it arrives I am going to devour it!
Most anticipated releases for the second half of the year
I have many more but these are just some of them. Oh my gosh and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu. I am litterally itching to get my hands on that book!
The more I think about this book the more I get upset. While I loved her choice in the end because that was who I was rooting for I am still upset that this book was so short. It felt so underwhelming and I wanted a more of a BANG for a conclusion to one of my most beloved guilty pleasure reads. I really think she should have stopped writing books after The One because that had a great conclusion and this was just meh. Oh well, it was still nice to see America and Maxon together once more 😀
This series has quickly become one of my favorites. I chose this as my surprise because I didn’t know how much I was going to like it going into the books when I have seen so many mixed reviews from people I follow on GR. However, from book one, chapter one I was hooked. I marathoned the current four books quickly. I cannot wait for book 5! Let’s not forget about my bby Magnus Damora ❤ I fall more and more in love with him. Can I have Crystal Storm now?
Favorite new author (debut or new to you)
Victoria Schwab! I follow her on Twitter and I don’t even know why I never read her books until this year but I am so glad I picked up ADSOM because holy guacamole! Those books ❤
I can’t wait to get to This Savage Song because it sounds fantastic and so many people have said nothing but amazing things.
Newest fictional crush ❤
I could say Rhysand because my love for him is so strong, but my crush on his isn’t new. I fell in love with him in ACOTAR so! I am choosing Azriel the Shadowsing (ACOMAF) and Magnus Damora. I just couldn’t choose between the two so both they go. 😉 I almost put the entire inner circle of the Night Court so I guess be thankful that I didn’t turn this whole post into ACOMAF 😉 hehehamil
Azriel photo cred: PhantomRin | idk the artist for Magnus
Newest favorite character
I am choosing Prince Rhy Maresh because he is such a precious cinnamon roll. And if I mention Rhy I just can’t not mention Alucard. These two will be the death of me.
Also I am going to choose Emma Carstairs because she is such a bad@ss. I fell in love with Lady Midnight and The Dark Artifices. I love Jules and all the Blackthorn kids. Especially Mark. I can’t believe i didn’t mention this book sooner!
If you haven’t read Lady Midnight yet please drop what you’re doing and read it now! It’s glorious. Well only if you’re caught up in the Shadowhunters Chronicles because it’s better experience if you are.
Book that made you cry
Red Wedding. I am still not over it. I hate this book because of it. That is all I am saying.
Book that made you happy
I am a puddle of feels just thinking about this book. I am so happy for my ship and everything that happened. I loved this book so much and this is my favorite duology and retelling! Seriously, if you haven’t read this duology yet…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far (or received)
HAMILTOME! HAMILTOME! HAMILTOME!
Seriously guys, this book is beautiful. It has one of the best spines I have ever seen! Plus the deckled pages and pages themselves are just gorgeous! Everything about this book is wonderful. I probably could have chosen is as a book that made me cry because I was an emotional mess reading this book. Seeing so much of Lin’s heart going into Hamilton was so inspiring and beautiful. If you’re a fan of Hamilton then you really need this book in your life. Plus all of Lin’s footnotes are just great. I love this man.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year 2016?
Okay I really need to get my act together and read these. Especially Fangirl. I have had Fangirl on my shelf forever and still haven’t read it. Help convince me to read it right now???? JK I know, I know. I am working on it….
Well there you have it! My Mid-Year Freak Out. See any of your favorites on my list too?
I am not tagging anyone specific but if you want to do this tag, please feel free to do so! It’s fun 🙂
What book is your favorite of 2016 so far?? Send me some recs! xxoo
until next time xxxxooooo