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Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2017

I saw this fun book tag at sarahthomasbooks.blogspot.com and as I think it’s fun to read lists like that I thought I would do one myself :)

Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

I believe the favorite one so far this year must be I see London, I see France by Sarah Mlynowski. I listen to it as an audio book and I really loved it. A great book to read in the summer.

Best sequel you’ve read so far

Honestly I haven’t read so many book series this year, I have started two book series though. But the one I like the best is City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare from The Mortal Instruments series. 3 star rate from me and that is pretty good right?! :)

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

Roar by Cora Carmack was released in the middle of July and it’s a book I really want to read. Reviews of this book sound very appealing and the cover is so gorgeous.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

On September 26th the book The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic by Leigh Bardugo releases and I really looking forward to it. I mean, just read the blurb:

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Biggest disappointment

I am so sad to say this, but the biggest disappointment is A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. After I was finished with A Court of Thorns and Roses I was so eager to jump to the next one and I had high hopes and good expectations for the next one. But I was really struggling to get into this book :( Feel very bad about it cause I really wanted to like it as most other reading fans of this series says that this is their favorite.

I couldn’t focus and I had problem to follow these new names and characters. I had to put this book down for 2 months until I picked it up again :-/ I wish I could like it more, but I hope the third book is better!

Biggest surprise

Easy choice, my answer is Eliza and her Monster by Francesca Zappia. I got this book in the OwlCrate box that I decided to try in May and because of the theme of comics, I wasn’t sure that this is a book I will enjoy. But I was wrong. I truly liked it, so I was positively surprised.

Favorite new author (Debut or new to you)

I started in January to find the joy of reading again, from not been reading a book for a few years. So I haven’t been so focused on authors honestly. I pick books that I may enjoy and which are recommended by other reviewers. So right now this is a very hard question for me to answer. But to give you some kind of answer I will say, V.E Schwab.

I have just picked up A Darker Shade of Magic and I really enjoy the book and her writing.

Newest fictional crush

It is Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses :) I was hooked on that character from the beginning and maybe that is why I didn’t like the second book that much, cause he was away too much. Who knows! I have a small crush on him :)

Newest favorite character

The short answer is Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments. A brave and strong young woman!

Book that made you cry

No book has made me cry this year. I haven’t read any sad stories.

Book that made you happy

For this the book I see London, I see France fit in good as well :) A truly nice summer book where you follow the characters in different travel spots.

Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I actually haven’t seen any yet, but I’ve seen The Great Gatsby movie and loved it and plan to read the book this year as well :) Have you read the book? What is your thought of it?

Favorite review you’ve written this year

My review of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

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

Love beautiful covers and my favorite that I have bought this year so far is Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh.

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

I plan to have a Harry Potter fall/winter, so I am going to hopefully manage to listen to all 7 books before this year ends :) I also have a goal to read 1 or 2 Jane Austen books as I haven’t read any book from her and people highly recommend me to do it and The Great Gatsby I want to read this year as well.

 

 

 

 

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  • Reply From Jess to You Services

    Great job with this tag! I haven’t read The Mortal Instruments Series in a long while BUT I did love them while I was into them … good luck with your TBR list! =0)

    August 10, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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