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Ink by Amanda Sun
This one is for all you mythology lovers out there. It’s hard not to fall in love with this world. I think the author did a really great job incorporating Japanese culture into this story and that’s probably my favourite part.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
This book is a lot more popular now than when I first read it. I liked the whole idea of the first book where these kids were put in an arena of sorts to battle it out. I loved how there was a lot of strategy involved too because it would have been boring without it. I haven’t read the last book yet (no spoilers) but I’m telling you, it’s a great series!
Oracle of Philidelphia by Elizabeth Corrigan
It’s been a little while since I’ve read this one and I have yet to finish the series, but I thought the authors did a really great job with the characters in this book. It was cool seeing a lot of familiar angel and demons names and I loved how the author brought them to life.
Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady CrossI don’t hear a lot of talk about this series and I should! It’s a steampunk book about technology growing in the Victorian era. Plus these girls can kick butt while wearing corsets and big dresses so I admire them for that.
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon ThomasThis is a Sleeping Beauty retelling and I especially love how it’s not just the retelling but beyond the story. Like what would have happened after Sleeping Beauty woke up because I know I wouldn’t be marrying the first guy I saw.
Walk on Earth by Rae CarsonI feel like people were really excited for this book before it came out and since then I haven’t heard anything about it. I really liked the whole idea of a little bit of magic in the gold rush era. The setting reminded me a lot of Little House on the Prairie and it was actually really nice reading a book in that era since we don’t see many.
Nimona by Noelle StevensonI love not only the art style in this book but the story as well. It’s cool having a story about the villains who aren’t as bad as you think they are. Nimona herself was a great character because she left me laughing a good chunk of the time.
Sea of Shadows by Kelley ArmstrongI’ll read anything Kelley Armstrong writes but I’ve always talk about her adult books more than her YA ones. This is becoming one of my favourites because I love the idea of two sisters teaming up and going on these adventures. Plus I’m in love with a couple of our male characters.
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly BlackThis book ended up being much darker than I thought it would. It made for an excellent story though! I was especially surprised how well a fantasy book worked as a stand alone. Basically everything about this book impressed me.
Fury by Charlotte McConaghyThis is a recent read, which is why I haven’t talked about it much yet, but I really, really enjoyed this trilogy. I loved the writing style, going back and forth between present and past. It added a whole lot of mystery to the story. Also the characters were all really well done because the author is fantastic at character development. It also brought me out of a dystopia slump which I’m thankful for.