Best book you’ve read so far?
This is a hard question to answer my initial choice was Children of Blood and Bone, but there’s also Sightwitch, there both standout fantasy novels. Sightwitch is illustrated and told in a unique format, and I actually rated it higher on Goodreads then Children of Blood and Bone, so I’ll go with it. But it is a really close call, the only thing keeping Children of Blood and Bone from being my favorite is the lackluster romance.
Best sequel you’ve read so far?
I have read like no sequels this year I think Radio and Siren, the last two books in the Vinyl trilogy are the only two I’ve read. I enjoyed them both the same amount and really can’t choose between them.
New release you haven’t read but want to?
Save the Date by Morgan Maston, Stay Sweet, and Heart of Iron are all ones I’ve been looking forward to, but haven’t gotten to yet. I can’t believe I haven’t read Heart of Iron, it was one of my top most anticipated releases.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?
I don’t know of that many most of my anticipated releases have already been published. I am looking forward to Toil and Trouble, it’s an anthology about Witches, and The Spy with the Red Balloon. And then there’s A Kingdom of Ash, I was a bit disappointed by Empire of Storms and now I’m worried that this one won’t be satisfying.
Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale, I have been a long time fan of Shannon Hale, I also enjoyed another book she wrote with her husband. I liked this one but not as much as I wanted to, the story was cute, what threw me off was the art. I wasn’t a fan of the style, and didn’t think it was well suited to the story.
I think most of the books I’ve read have lived up to my expectations. The only thing I can think of is Sky in the Deep it wasn’t quite what I expected, not sure what I thought it would be, but luckily it turned out to be more up my ally then I thought it would. And I ended up really enjoying it.
Favorite new author (deput or new to your)
Nearly all the books I’ve read have been by new to me authors so this is pretty much impossible to answer. I feel like this year reading is about discovering new authors and starting new series. And then next year will be about finishing those series.
Newest fictional crush
I don’t tend to get bookish crushes or have Book boyfriends, but I guess I’ll go with Levi from The Color Project. He was such a sweetheart, and the romance in that one is pretty cute.
Newsest favorite character
Princess Amari from Children of Blood and Bone, I have somehow not gotten tired of reading and watching things about princesses and doubt I ever will. I’m definitely a fan of rebellious princess characters, and Amari was no exception I loved her and her character arc.
Book that made you cry
No books have made me cry yet this year. I’ve read some books that have made me emotional but not enough to shed tears. I don’t actually cry that often while reading, I will shed the occasional tear but it takes something really moving to make me truly cry.
Book that made you happy
Hellcat, I loved the art, the characters, the cat puns, it was all adorable. And of course Squirrel Girl, every time I read a vol of Squirrel Girl it has me smiling and laughing throughout the whole thing.
Favorite book to movie adaptation you saw this year
Infinity War, it’s actually the only one I’ve seen, but it would still be my favorite even if I had seen more. I did actually read the comic to prepare for the movie, so for the first time while watching a marvel movie I could notice the references to the comics.
Favorite review you’ve written so far this year
I haven’t posted a lot of reviews this year, I’ve reviewed only about half of the books I’ve read, maybe less. I didn’t give myself a lot of choices for this question. I’m sorry for talking about this book in practically every question, but I have to go with my review for Children of Blood in Bone.
Most beautiful book you’ve bought
I’ll go with Amulet the art is beautiful and that’s what drew me to it, and why I bought it when I was supposed to be on a book buying ban. The story is also very good, and for some reason reminded me of The Spiderwick Chronicles which is an old favorite series of mine.
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
All the books, there’s always so many books I want to read that it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Right now I want to continue with the comics and graphic novel series I’ve started, I want to get caught up with Ms Marvel and Squirrel Girl. And read vol 2 of Papergirls and Amulet. I also would really like to read Heart of Iron before the years over.