(As always, a big thanks your to the fab bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish for this weekly meme!)
My most recent five star review and confirming that this is indeed a five star trilogy, I was lucky enough to get the conclusion to Mary Weber's series via NetGalley. But I've pre-ordered a hardback copy anyway. A series this epic deserves pride of place on my bookshelves!
It was well over a year between me reading Storm Siren and Siren's Fury because of that ending, but safe in the knowledge that I had the next book to dive into, I finally relented. The themes of this series of freedom, choice and power are woven beautifully in a gripping story. I couldn't put the damn thing down!
I loved this book! Anyone who follows my blog or Twitter will have no doubt seen me raving about this book and series. It's a perfect storm (no pun intended) of YA fantasy, kickass heroine, incredible world building and swoonworthy romance with an ending to die for. I'm giving away a copy over on Twitter if you haven't already checked this book out, I promise it's so worth the read!
I read Seed for UKYA in the Rain on Ally's blog, although thanks to Google Hangouts going a bit crazy I missed the actual chat and my opportunity to rave about this book.
At the time of reading, this was my favourite read of 2016, although it's since been usurped by the Storm Siren trilogy. I picked it up expecting a time travelling sort of female Robin Hood, but what I actually got was a slow burn story about family, friendship and being true to who you are. And I loved it!
Book three in the Everealm series by J.D.Wright, I first got introduced to this series through the blog tour for book two and fell in love! There's a magical quality to Wright's storytelling. It doesn't have the most traditional structure, with the pov skipping between multiple characters on a whim, but it just makes the fast paced story all the more exciting. Plus it spares pages of extraneous material in order to get one character's pov for an entire chapter.
Arthurian legend meets Harry Potter meets The Hunger Games meets The X Factor. Being Cornish I love anything with a hint of old celtic mythology so jumped at the chance to read this reimagining of Morgan le Fey/Morgana Pendragon. Spoilers come thick and fast if you know the stories of King Arthur, but I still couldn't put the book down. If anything, knowing where the story is going only makes it more heartbreaking.
The Queen Of The Tearling
The Invasion Of The Tearling was a mixed bag imo, but there's no denying that Queen was a breathtaking read, with one of the greatest YA heroines ever committed to print. Completing your coronation with a knife in your back? That's badass!
Six Of Crows
Despite my issue with the ending, I knew I'd love Leigh Bardugo's new series and Six Of Crows didn't let me down! Yes Kaz was a smug git and yes Wylan was only there to make up the numbers, but I was so swept up in this YA Ocean's Eleven that I got passed all that. Plus Jesper was clearly the best character anyway, helped of course by the fact that in my head he looks like Anthony Mackie. Hollywood, make it happen!
We Were Liars
Oh god ... this book! A recommendation from the bookish lovelies on #ukyachat on Twitter, my reaction at the time was best described in emojis as I couldn't string a sentence together for babbling.
It starts with the priviledged but damaged Cady, a pill-popping emotional wreck as she revisits her childhood home and her fellow Liars, cousins Johnny and Mirren and family friend Gat, as the truth about what really happened that fateful summer that changed her life is slowly revealed. And what a revelation!
I've loved the topic this week! I always like revisiting some of my favourite reads! What have been some of your five star reads lately? Leave a link in the comments and I'll be sure to check out your list!