Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!! 2019

This is one of my favourite tags! I did it last year and I really like how it kind of allows me review the year so far.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2019

It’s been a good year so far but still its a difficult question. There has been a lot of good books but if I have to limit myself to only a few then here are two:

Do You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh (Review here)

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (Review here)

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2019

Wicked King by Holly Black. This queen of writing really took me for a ride. I know why Cardan did what he did, but it still took me by surprise and I was shocked.

New release you haven’t read yet but want to

Only two books comes to mind for this, and one of them I have sitting on my shelf ready to be read ๐Ÿ˜Š

I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver

Storm of Locust (#2) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Most anticipated releases for the second half of the year

Queen of Nothing by Holly Black. November release! I. CAN’T. WAIT.

Biggest disappointment

Breaking the Lore By Andy Redsmith. I think I expected too much. (Review here)

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo. I love Six of Crows, but this series is not living up to my expectations. I gave it 4 stars and I enjoyed the read, but still, it’s just not quite there.

Biggest surprise

Emily Eternal by M. G. Wheaton. WOW! Did I love this main character! I was totally srpriced by that. Emily is amazing! I read this book in two days! Full review here!

Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

Rin Chupeco! I love the way she wrote The Bone Witch and I canโ€™t wait to read the rest of that series. And sheโ€™s got something new coming out this year too.

I also loved the way Temi Oh wrote in Do You Dream of Terra-Two? and how she focused on their mental health without lecturing. It was very fascinating.

Newest fictional crush

I don’t really crush on characters, but I do have a new ship: Rhy and Alucard ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ

Newest favourite character

There have been a few but Tea from The Bone Witch is very high on that list. Iโ€™ve only read book one so I wonโ€™t search for fan art incase I come across a spoiler.

Emily from Emily Eternal is also high on that list. I love how she as an AI was portrayed and how she behaved, etc.

A book that made you cry

Lord of Shadows. I mean that was heartbreaking and I was sobbing.

A book that made you happy

One Con Glory by Sarah Kuhn. It was so cute! I couldnโ€™t stop smiling ๐Ÿ˜

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Six of Crows Special edition. Yeah, I splashed out. I had accumulated some Waterstones ยฃ and spent them on this book. It’s pretty and I love the character art in the back. It is one of my favourite group of characters

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Storm of Locus (#2) by Rebecca Roanhorse

Wicked Fox (Gumiho #1) by Kat Cho

I’ve saved Storm of Locus for the biannual bibliathon as I read Trail of Lightning for last years round. Maybe I can read Wicked Fox for then too. I’ve pre-ordered it but it delivery time is being pushed back by Amazon…

Which book made you happy this year?

17 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!! 2019

  1. I really want to read I Wish You All the Best as well, though I don’t own that book yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on it soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Rhy and Alucard are amazing! ๐Ÿ˜ The Six of Crows collectors edition is simply gorgeous! I own it as well and it’s even more beautiful in person than in pictures. Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚


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