Since 2017 is coming to a close, I thought I’d put together a list of my top 5 reads. It was crazy hard for me to narrow it down to just 5, but here they are!
- Without Merit by Colleen Hoover
I’ve never met a book by Colleen Hoover that I didn’t like. Without Merit is a story full of classic CoHo humor and emotion. Merit Voss spends most of her time collecting trophies and dealing with her quirky family. When she meets Sagan, life gets turned upside down and she begins to see things in a new light. Fed up with her family, Merit decides to shake things up, but ends up discovering more about herself and life in general.
- Warcross by Marie Lu
Warcross was a special one for me because it was diverse and had characters I could relate to. The world of Warcross has taken over the world. Some people are trying to get rich, while others just want an escape. Emika Chen is a teenage hacker, who is just trying to survive. When Emika, accidentally hacks into the Warcross Championships, she comes to face with none other than the creator of Warcoss himself.
- An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Roberson
Isobel is a skilled painter with a unique type of clients, fair folk. Fair folk are unable to create things without turning to dust. One day, the autumn king shows up desiring a painting. Isobel paints him except she paints him with a fatal flaw. The autumn king returns and angrily whisks her away to the autumn lands. Isobel challenges the king and pushes him to think about his world in a new light. Together they fight to change the face of the fae courts forever.
- The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo dreamed up 5 incredible short stories that challenge the typical fairytale narrative. Some of the stories connect to her other books, but most of them have unique twists that you won’t expect. In the end, I was left thinking about the stories days after.
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
ACOWAR was the conclusion to an incredible series by Sarah J. Maas. I actually had no idea this was the last book (not including novellas). It had all of the characters I have loved throughout the stories, but more developed. Honestly, it had me wanting to know more about all of the minor characters. I’m hoping more novellas come out that delve into the other characters backgrounds.
What were some of the books you loved in 2017?