So, you might be aware that we got some very big and exciting Percy Jackson news: the book series will be getting a TV show adaption on Disney+. Finally, hopefully, there will be an adaption of this series that actually does justice to this incredible series. Honestly, I don’t think it could be worse than the two films they made.
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Ok, so I can’t pick just one book because there are two books that come to my mind when I think of my favourite/best read so far this year and they are: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas.
One book that absolutely blew me away was These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch. The story blew my mind, there were so many exciting twists and turns and some amazing character development.
So, Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale by Benjamin Read and Chris Wildgoose is a graphic novel that I love. It’s about what happens after the fairy tale or the happily ever after.
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk is a book that got in a book box, and I didn’t find the blurb that interesting so it took me a lot of months to actually pick it and read it. I did not think I would like it anywhere near as much as I do.
I would probably have to say Harry Potter by JK Rowling because makes me think of my childhood and the excitement that got as a child reading this magical series. And is one the first series I ever read by myself. But then, the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan also feels like home to me because that had a big impact on my live. It was the first book series I binge read, and the first one I stayed up until like 3am to finish. Plus, it was the first book I read where there were dyslexic characters that were actually labelled as dyslexic. Which made me feel more normal.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of the first books that come to my mind. And that’s because I like that Cath and Wren used to do everything together and were really good friends to then barely seeing each other, not talking, not doing anything together despite going to the same college. I liked that even though they’re twins they are portrayed as being completely separate people which isn’t always the case in media.
I’m going to chose The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli. I absolutely loved reading this book. There’s magic, dragon, stories if spoken that might kill you, forbidden romance, being the “chosen one” by a god that you don’t really believe in/exists, secret plots, a rebellion… And that’s just the first book.
This story gripped me very quickly. I remember reading it out in the garden and not paying action to time until the sun was beginning to go down and it was getting cold.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. So, I love the ACOTAR series. But my favourite is ACOMAF and it seems to be most people’s favourite in this series too.
Well, one book that I probably could reread a few times is Howl’s Moving Castle by Diane Wynne Jones. It’s one I’ve reread a few times before so I would be happy to read it again. Or maybe the bound edition of the Modern Faerie Tales trilogy by Holly Black. Another that I would happily reread. Plus it’s technically one book.
I rated Aurora Rising 5 stars earlier this year when I read it, so I’m hoping the sequel, Aurora Burning will be 5 stars too.
A book that I absolutely adored reading last year was The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson. This year sequel, The Crow Rider, is coming out and I am so excited for it.
The untitled sequel to House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas. So, I know that this book isn’t going to be released until 2021 but if I could read it right now I totally.
My sister, and some people I follow online, convinced me to read The Foxhole Court and then the rest of the All For the Game trilogy by Nora Sakavic. I was convinced by how crazy and weird it sounded. Then it became one of my favourite series.
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. These books used to make me laugh out loud constantly. Derek Landy’s humour is great.
The Vampirates series by Justin Somber is one that I read almost a decade ago but I still love it. I read this during my vampire phase, where I read so many vampire books, thanks to Twilight.
It combines two of my favourite things; vampires and pirates. There’s action, adventure, romance, daring sword fights, family (both found and blood), and fantasy politics.
Pretty much any book that I have rated 5 stars. Especially if it is the last in a series that I love, because I don’t want it to ever end.
I think I’ll go with We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. This was one of my favourite books of 2019, it was in my top 10, and I am both excited for the sequel and scared of it. Because it’s only a duology and I don’t know how to feel about that.
This was not easy, I tried to look through Goodreads and see if there were any books I had rated highly that had low overall ratings. But I found that nearly all of the ones that had lower rating were ones I had given 1 or 2 stars too. In the end I found Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge that I rated 4 stars too. I chose this book because I know that there are a lot of people that either don’t like it or that think that Cruel Beauty, Rosamund Hodge’s debut, is better than Crimson Bound. But I really love Crimson Bound and actually prefer it.
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson. I read it for GCSE English and hated it. It was just way too long and tried to make it suspenseful, whether he’d live or die, when it was written by him and was nonfiction. If it was shorter it would have been better.
So this prompt may or may not have caused me to have a small panic because there are too many good romances to pick from. So I’ve decided to just list some of my favourites:
- Percy and Annabeth & Clarisse and Chris from the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
- Jude and Cardan from The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
- Aelin and Rowan, Lorcan and Elide, & Doran and Manon from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas
- Sophie and Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
- Okami and Mariko from the Flame in the Mist duology by Renee Ahdieh
- Kell and Lila from A Darker Shade of Magic series by V.E. Schwab
- Cath and Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Asha and Torwin from The Last Namsara by Kristin Ciccarelli
- Feyre and Rhys from A Court of Thorns and Rose series by Sarah J Maas
- Lira and Elian from To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
I had a lot of fun doing this tag and I hope that you enjoyed reading my answers!
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