What a crazy year it's been! I will have read 65 books by the time the New Year begins (that's 13 more than my goal!), and there were some really amazing stories I came across this year. I painfully narrowed down my favorites to share.
I read this series at the beginning of the year, and they really set the bar high. I was blown away by the world-building, the descriptions, and the super cool characters. Once I was in a chapter or two of the first book, I very quickly order the next two. I highly recommend this series, and any of E.J.'s new books!
It's super agonizing to discover a series while it's being written because I have to wait for each new installment to be released. Thankfully, Sophia makes the wait worth it. RADIO has new characters (Jonah is my fave), old enemies, and interesting new developments. Of course, I have to wait for the finale but I know it's going to be epic.
I have been waiting for the conclusion to this series for a very. long. time. But it was an intense and satisfying ending. I've been recommending this series for a few years now, and I'll continue to do so.
I may not have picked up this book if I hadn't received it in an Owlcrate box. Once I started reading it, I was pulled in byhow much I could relate to Eliza'scharacter. It's a huge book, but I couldn't stop reading, and I'm pretty sure I teared up at a few points. This story is important for artists of any kind, as well as for anyone who has an artist in their life.
This book is just as wonderful as all the hypesaid, and I'm so glad! Sierra wrote an amazing debut with lovable characters, swoon-worthy romance, and endearing humor. I keep trying to get my sister to read it. I'll win her over eventually!
"I read Wanderlost by Jen Malone last year, and while I liked it in general there were some elements I didn't really appreciate. I'm curious to see if this novel will show some improvement from the last one."
I wrote ^^^^ the above comment in an earlier blog post, and I wanted to report back to say that Changes in Latitudes is a wonderful read and, in my opinion, does show improvement and has stronger writing than Wanderlost. It was a very enjoyable summer read, and it wound up making my favorites list!
I absolutely love this cover!I'm not sure why this book wasn't talked about more, but I really liked it. The story takes place in Egypt, which is the main reason why I picked up a copy. I've found that I like YA books that explore the world: the States, Europe, the Middle East, etc. In a Perfect World doesn't shy away from the fact that it really isn't a perfect world, but it does show the beauty that makes the dark times seem a little brighter.
This graphic novel also came to my attention thanks to the preview chapter included in one of my Owlcrate boxes. The cover is gorgeous and the illustrations are really pretty. I read a few graphic novels this year, but I think AFAR is my favorite.