Hello, Happy Saturday! Welcome back to my blog. I hope you’ve all had an amazing festive season and are looking forward to the New Year! I know I am. I have so many amazing book related things planned for 2019, I can’t wait to share them.
I was meant to post this earlier today and then I went book shopping and completely forgot 🙈 so….Tonight I’m going to be talking about the books I read in 2018 that I really couldn’t put down. I think there is quite a few of them, but that’s okay, it doesn’t make me a bad person. These are in no order. They are just ones that once I started reading, I couldn’t put down.
Sky In The Deep – Adrienne Young
Sky In The Deep was the first ever book I’ve read that’s written in a Viking setting and I loved it so much!
An Ember In The Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
This book was so good, I’d heard a lot of bad thing or people not really wanting to read it but I really enjoyed it.
The Crown’s Game – Evelyn Skye
Another one that a lot of people seemed to dislike for some reason, I couldn’t put it down, I read it in less than 24 hours! I really enjoyed it and instantly bought book 2 which I still have to read.
Clockwork Princess – Cassandra Clare
This. Book. Destroyed. Me. This book was so amazing, it broke me apart into thousands of teeny tiny pieces and then remade me again. I cried for at least 400 pages of this book and had to keep having a break! But I still couldn’t stop wanting to pick it up.
Beyond A Darkened Shore – Jessica Leake
Again, another AMAZING Viking themed book, for me this one was a lot better than Sky In The Deep because it actually referenced the Viking Gods and Valhalla and I just fell in love with it! Definitely going to re read it at some point.
Scythe – Neal Shusterman
I have never read anything like this before! I really thought it wouldn’t be my thing but I really couldn’t stop reading it. I loved it.
The Wicked Deep – Shea Ernshaw
I read this on the 1st of October as part of my Halloween month and wow. It kind of gave me Hocus Pocus vibes which I loved and it was just a delight to read.
Kingdom Of Ash – Sarah J Maas
This was so hard to read for me because I just couldn’t stop reading but also because I didn’t want to read it so fast. It’s the last book in the Throne of Glass series, which is my favourite series, and I enjoyed it so much but because I couldn’t put it down it was over way too quickly.
The Sisters Of The Winter Wood – Rena Rossner
Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE any Russian folklore themed book and this one was phenomenal. It had the references to the Goblin Market which I love and it was just pure perfection.
Strange The Dreamer – Laini Taylor
This book! Oh my gosh. Laini has such a unique style of writing, for me I find it hard to read while I have distractions and need to read it in pure silence, but also at the same time it’s so beautiful and full of discriptions and foreshadowing. This book was nothing short of amazing.
The Girl In The Tower – Katherine Arden
Again another one of my favourite Russian folklore themed books, the Russian mythology was amazing in this book, and I may have fallen slightly in love with Morozko the Winter-King, I hope we see him more in book 3.
And last up is….
A Curse So Dark And Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
I received an early copy of this from Bloomsbury and I’m so glad I did. It’s probably one of my favourite fairytale retellings ever. I really enjoyed it and couldn’t put it down!
Have you read any of these? Did you feel the same or different? Let me know!
Thank you for reading, I hope you’ve had a great day!