I can’t believe we’re already half-way through 2017. It feels like yesterday that I was setting up my new year resolutions! So far I’ve read some really amazing books, so I think it might be a bit hard to choose which ones I’ve liked best! This one’s gonna be fun!
1. Best Book You’ve Read So Far in 2017?
Umm, okay hold on now. JUST ONE? I think not.
2. BEST SEQUEL OF 2017 SO FAR?
3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO?
This is a book I’ve been dying to read ever since I’ve heard of it. I have it on my shelves but I just haven’t been in the mood to read it just yet!
4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE OF THE SECOND HALF OF 2017?
I’m torn between these two:
5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?
I haven’t written a review for Cale Dietrich’s The Love Interest just yet, but after thinking about it for a while now, I think I’ve decided that I was not as impressed with it as I initially thought. The characters fell a little flat for me, the ending was rushed, the spy action was near nonexistent, and the romance felt a bit contrived. Even though I enjoyed it (a bit more than Splintered, actually), it ended up being a bigger disappointment to me as I was expecting SOOO much from it and it didn’t quite get there for me 😦
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE?
When I bought And I Darken, I didn’t know much about the plot. I bought it because of the cover. I mean, LOOK AT IT. Even after attending a conversation with the author and reading the book afterwards, I didn’t expect to LOVE it as much as I did!
7. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)?
I feel like these are two different things. So, my favorite debut author is Robin Roe and my new favorite author (that is new to me) is V.E. Schwab!
8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?
*Sidles up next to Kell Maresh* Why, hello there. How YOU doin’?
9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER?
Because I don’t want to say Kell again and I’ve made it clear to some of you that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Adam from A List of Cages, I’ll name another character I fell in love with.
Lazlo Strange from Strange the Dreamer. Isn’t he just the sweetest, purest cinnamon roll you’ve ever seen!? He loves books and fairytales, and he even narrates his life aloud when he gets excited. Too cute!
10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
I don’t cry. I am made of stone. But the one book that made me come close was:
And only because of that evil, horrid, torturous cliffhanger. How dare you play with my heart like that Cassie Clare. HOW DARE YOU?
11. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins was like a little ball of fluff. It was so cute, and sweet, and simply made of good vibes. Despite all the drama and angst, I couldn’t stop smiling from beginning to end!
12. FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR?
I don’t think I’ve seen a book to movie adaptation this year! Unless Beauty and the Beast counts. That was a book before, right? So, I say Beauty and the Beast.
13. FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR?
My review writing has been absolutely dreadful this year. I am SOOOO behind. I suppose the reviews I enjoyed writing the most were Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor and A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.
14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU BOUGHT OR RECEIVED SO FAR THIS YEAR?
I absolutely ADORE the cover to Stephanie Garber’s Caraval. It’s a book that is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The pages within are also well-designed. I’m so happy to have this one on my shelves! 😀
15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
Quite a few actually….The Harry Potter series, the Raven Cycle, Of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor, Vicious by V.E. Schwab, the rest of the Throne of Glass series, Winter (and the rest of the Lunar Chronicles installments) and so many more. I have way too many books on my TBR that I’d like to read before the year ends!
Shouni @ Through the Book Portal
Izzy @ Ravenclaw Book Club
Gretchen @ Chic Nerd Reads
Lia @ Lost in a Story
Megan @ Bookslayer Reads
Lu @ Lu Reads
Jacquie @ Rattle the Stars
Kristin @ Kristin Kraves Books
And for those I haven’t tag but really want to do this one, then go right on ahead. I’d love to see your answers!
All right, I’m out. See you guys soon! ❤