Once again it’s time for a Mid Year Book Freak Out! I snagged these questions from Cait over at PaperFury but from what I can tell the original tag was created by Chami and Ely. Check out my responses below!
BEST SEQUEL OF THE YEAR SO FAR
With the amount of series I read it’s impossible to pick just one killer sequel so I chose four that I absolutely adored. Stephanie Garber once again brought her A-game with Legendary and I devoured Robin LaFevers His Fair Assassin series with Dark Triumph being my favorite of the three. Whisper of the Tide was an exquisite ending and sequel from Sarah Tolcser and Zoraida Córdova continues to impress with Bruja Born.
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO
So many new releases, not enough time! At least A Reaper at the Gates, Circe, and Smoke in the Sun are at the top of my TBR list!
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR AUTUMN / WINTER
It was hard narrowing this down to just four but I love each of these authors and just clamor for anything new from them.
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR SO FAR
Honestly with the promise of Scooby Doo for adults this should have been a winner but this book was all sorts of ridiculous. Guess I’ll still be waiting for my reboot.
BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR SO FAR
I’m actually surprised by how much middle grade I’ve been reading this year and I was especially impressed by Sayantani DasGupta’s debut.
NEW FAVORITE AUTHOR
I’ve been reading so much romance this year that it shouldn’t be surprising that my new favorite authors are all from the genre. Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, and Helen Hoang all have my heart and they’re now all auto-read authors.
YOUR NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER
Claire Legrand certainly knows how to write compelling, complex characters cuz Furyborn is chock full of them. Honestly it’s too hard to pick just one but Simon and Audric are my precious children and Eliana and Rielle are my sisters in anger.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
Which books don’t make me cry? That may be a more apt question. Despite my emotions these three books are fantastic even with tears streaming down my face.
A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
I need all the happiness I can get these days so contemporaries are a comfort but I can always appreciate an endearing fantasy as well. These three definitely filled my heart with good vibes!
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK SO FAR
A pictures worth a thousand words, right? This cover love should be enough!
How has 2018 been for your reading? Did you add a ton of new faves to your shelves?
Let me know in the comments below!