Today, I have the best 10 books I read this year. Speaking of best books, I made a form to fill out to decide the best books that came out 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/8zK3ZFs7EOJB18rK2 . I’d appreciate anyone who’d like to vote, as it’s for my blog. Anyway, here are my favorite books of this year.
10. The Becoming of Noah Shaw
Those of you that read my Worst Books of 2017 might think I’m slightly crazy. I wouldn’t argue, but hear me out. Even if the execution was terrible, I loved that we got more Noah. I loved the ending. I loved seeing Mara and Jamie and Daniel again. Even if the book was terrible (which it was), I was just so happy that I got more of their story. I loved the direction the series is headed, even though it had quite a rough start.
9. Cruel Crown
I kind of liked Red Queen and definitely didn’t like Glass Sword, but I absolutely loved Cruel Crown. Farley is definitely my favorite female lead of the series; she’s such a badass. Shade is by far my favorite character, so I loved seeing him as well. I just thought both stories were executed exceptionally and were so much better than the main books in the series.
8. A Court of Mist and Fury
This book blew me away. I hated A Court of Thorns and Roses with a burning passion, but this was so good. I loved Feyre’s character growth, the romance, and Rhysand. Just everything about Rysand. Also, Rysand’s ‘family’ were so amazing and by far the best side characters I’ve read in a while.
7. The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes
I loved both of these so freaking much, and I also adore Roshani Chokshi. The first (TSTQ) was a retelling of Hades and Persephone, so how could it possibly go wrong? The shining star of this series (?) was ACoW, though. There was the best freaking romance ever in it and I loved the characters so much. Both of these books were complex, beautiful, and had amazing characters.
6. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle)
I loved this book so much (except for Henry Cheng who I HATE SO MUCH). There was a particular romance in this book that I really loved. There was another romance that I loved equally. Also, Ronan is such an adorable, sweet farmer and I am so here for it.
5. Speak Easy, Speak Love
I wasn’t expecting to love this book. To be completely honest, I just bought it for the preorder prizes. This book was mind blowing. It was beautiful. Slowburn at its very finest. This is a Much Ado About Nothing retelling, which doesn’t mean anything to me because I don’t care about Shakespeare. Prince was such a good character that I can’t get out of my head, even though I read this book months ago. Did I mention the slowburn? Such a good romance with a lot of substance.
4. How to Hang a Witch
My mom read this book and told me I had to read it before we went to Salem. I was reluctant, because I didn’t think the premise sounded interesting. I was so freaking wrong. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. Elijah, the hot ghost, was a hot ghost. I have a weird thing for hot ghosts, so I was quite pleased. This book had an amazing twist that I didn’t see coming and the romance was amazing (ghost romance = the best romance).
3. The Mara Dyer Trilogy
I love this trilogy so freaking much. The first two books, especially, were so good. Also, if you didn’t notice, I have a thing for Noah Shaw. I can’t think about these books for too long without bursting into tears. I don’t know why, but these had such an impact on my life. They freaked me out, had me dying laughing, and made me cry countless times (in a good way). Also, the side characters were AMAZING (Jamie, Daniel, Joseph, and Stella especially). There was never a dull part and watching Mara grow into the person she was in TBoNS was utterly fascinating. Also, there is a an excellently executed twist ending that had me bawling.
2. Tales from the Shadowhunter Accademy
Simon Lewis is the best best friend ever. He is also the most adorable main character ever. After the fail that was The Bane Chronicles, I was super nervous to read this (hence not reading this right when it came out), but this book blew me away. Not only was there George, an amazing side character, but there was JON AND MARISOL (aka the most badass couple ever). I loved every story, but there will always be a (VERY) special place in my heart for Born to Endless Night, a story about my OTP (Magnus and Alec). It was amazing and had me crying the entire time. Cassandra Clare is a genius and she didn’t disappoint with this book. There were amazing new characters along with the originals.
- Lord of Shadows
Have a mentioned that I kind of like Cassandra Clare? She is by far my favorite author ever. The Mortal Instruments are so important to me, but getting back to LoS… This book was spectacular (except for Christina, who I can’t stand). I don’t know what it is about Mark Blackthorn, but I connect with him more than I ever had with any other character. I just get him. We’re nothing alike in any way, but I just understand him so well. Also, Mark and Kieran with be the death of me. I will go down with that ship. I’m honestly so nervous they won’t end up together that it makes me feel kind of sick sometimes. With about every other couple I’ve ever shipped, I’ve pretty much known. Authors write the character someone is going to end up with better than the other one. But with Mark, I can’t tell who he’s going to end up with. Enough with my rant, Mark isn’t the only reason I adored LoS. KIT AND TY. TY AND KIT. KITTY. What a ship. Honestly. And then, Jules and Emma. SOULMATES. And Jaime? YES. Diana’s back story and her romance with a certain not-Shadowhunter? SO FREAKING GOOD. Also, MAJOR PLOT TWISTS. This book was so good and it was nothing like any of her other books, which I enjoyed. (Yes, I’m referring to the ridiculous, unnecessary parallels in The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices). Anyways, this book was amazing and never had a dull moment.