2017: My Year in Books! + One Sentence Reviews (Part 2/2)
Last week, I did the first part of My year in books and I want to thank everyone for the nice comments I got!
Uprooted – Naomi Novik: Very good High Fantasy book that could have used just a little bit more romance for me to be completely perfect.
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) – Cassandra Clare: I enjoyed it but not enough for me to not be overwhelmed by the enormity of this series.
Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1) – Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington: Five brothers who have feelings for the same girl is a bit too much for me, maybe the next book will be better.
Persuasion (Curse of the Gods #2) – Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington: Okay no, it just got more weird, I’m out, what am I even reading?
Queen Heir (NYC Mecca #1) – Jaymin Eve & Leia Stone: Really good first book, can’t wait to see what happens next (and thank God no weird love hexagons)
First World (Walker Saga, #1) – Jaymin Eve: A really good start to a very long series with some great characters.
Spurn (Walker Saga, #2) – Jaymin Eve: This book made me want to read more of this series immediately.
The Crown & the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn, #0.5) – Renee Ahdieh: I kind of missed the point of this book and was glad it was only a few pages long.
Harry Potter: Film Wizardry – Brian Sibley: Amazing book with beautiful illustrations that is a must have for every Harry Potter fan.
Crais (Walker Saga, #3) – Jaymin Eve: Here the series started to be a bit monotone and didn’t keep my interested because the same thing happened over and over again. (This is the last book I completely read, I gave up half way in the fourth book.
Trauma Room Two – Philip Allen Green: Non-fiction written by an ER doctor that felt great at most points but I got a slight feeling that the guy felt sorry for himself and was a bit depressed.
Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) – Ilona Andrews: This is something totally different from what I expected it to be (what a hideous cover, I just need to keep saying it) and I loved every second of it! (Especially the grandmother)
On the Edge (The Edge #1) – Ilona Andrews: So amazing, I’m an official Ilona Andrews addict now!
The Mirror & the Maze (The Wrath & the Dawn #1.5) – Renée Ahdieh: The same feeling I had with all the novellas in this series: why do they even exist?
Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) – Laini Taylor: I really didn’t know a book could be so perfect for me, I never read anything that was so close to the absolute perfect book. (if you still haven’t read that, get your priorities straight and read it!)
Beast of Extraordinary Circumstance – Ruth Emmie Lang: One of a kind read, everything I love about magical realism combined in a book & also, who can say no to a book about a boy raised by wolves? (Try saying this title 5 times fast!)
Wintersong (Wintersong #1) – S. Jae-Jones: I loved the first half more than the last, but I still realy want to read the next book in the series!
Goodbye, good girl – Renee Blossom: This is the result of an author who has a fantasy of making it as a stripper in a big city without any of the consequences.
Karina’s Silver Shoes – Denise Marques Leitao: This is supposed to be a parody but sometimes I think the author forgot that she was writing a parody.
City Affairs – Seb King: I’m still trying to forget this book to be honest, bad fifty shades copy. (and I didn’t even like fifty shades)
White Hot (Hidden Legacy, #2) – Ilona Andrews: Still a bad cover but the story is amazing, I love the magic power game that is going on.
Wildfire (Hidden Legacy, #3) – Ilona Andrews: Amazing ending, I really want this series to continue, I need more of this awesome family in my life and thank you for giving the guy a T-shirt! (still not a nice cover, but I can live with it now)
Pure Hollywood – Christine Schutt: I’m pretty sure I’m not the intended audience because I liked some stories but others were just plain weird and too poetic for me.
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) – Marissa Meyer: I can’t believe I only read this book in 2017, I loved it and really look forward to the rest of the series.
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) – Sarah J. Maas: I was really afraid I wouldn’t like this book (because of Chaol) but it was a good book but now I dislike Nesryn, Woops!
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng: I went in with the completely wrong mindset and it ruined a good book, I wish I could start this one over.
The November Girl – Lydia Kang: This is THE best magical realism novel I ever read, for real.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #1) – Mackenzi Lee: One of my favourite couples I read about this year combined with an amazing adventurous story. (If I have to write that title one more time I’m going to start trowing things, it’s tooo looong)
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) – V.E. Schwab: The world building in this book is everything and I enjoyed this story so much, can I visit Red London please?
Disturbed – Jennifer Jaynes: This was a really generic story until the last 10% of the book, it would have been so amazing if the entire book would have been as good as that ending. (I completely forgot what this book was about until I remembered the ending.)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) – Laini Taylor: This book made me want to visit Prague and dye my hear blue immediately also, THAT ENDING!
Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1) – Emma Scott: the only book I read in 2017 that made me cry my eyes out so hard, it’s incredibly beautiful.
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty: Did it as an audio book and I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have liked it so much as a normal read (it would probably have been musch more boring and now I liked it soooo much!)
Missing (Lyn Kramer Mystery #1) – Ann Jones: Very fast read that you will probably enjoy if you are into police mysteries.
The Girl in the Tower (The Bear & the Nightingale #2) – Katherine Arden: It’s amazing how different reading this series feels from reading other books, but I liked the first one better.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) -Leigh Bardugo: Went into this one without any knowledge of superheroes what so ever and really liked this book.
Eragon (Inheritance Cycle #1) – Christopher Paolini: Reread, revisiting my very first book boyfriend!
Daughter of the Pirate King (Daughter of the Pirate King #1) – Tricia Levenseller: The only book I finished under 24 hours this year, do you need to know more? (I’m reading multiple books at the same time and the only other books I read in one go where Sarah J. Maas books and I can’t read 700 pages in 24h)
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daugher of Smoke & Bone #2) – Laini Taylor: This was one emotional roller coaster and I loved every second of it!
Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) – Laini Taylor: After the very heavy second book this amazingly cute novella was so welcome and everything I needed in my life.
A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) – V.E. Schwab: My favourite book in this series, so much character development and awesome magic also, I learned that I’m a big fan of fierce pirate girls, GO LILA!
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) – Maggie Stiefvater: After this first book I really don’t get the hype, it’s not a bad book but there just doesn’t really happen anything special maybe I should just give the other books in the series a try and see if I get the hype after reading those.
A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) – V.E. Schwab: I expected more of the third book in this amazing series and I wasn’t a fan of the bad guy, LET HIM IN ALREADY SO HE FINALLY STOPS SAYING THE SAME PHRASES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.
300 Fox Way (The Raven Cycle #0.3) – Maggie Stiefvater: Loved the atmosphere of this book, great Christmas story.
A Minor Raven Boys Holiday Drabble (The Ravel Cycle #0.4) – Maggie Stiefvater: I completely forgot what this was about to be honest.
Love Letters of Great Men – Ursula Doyle: Something I found after looking for it for a couple of years, really cute book to have.
Markswoman (Asiana #1) – Rati Mehrotra: I expecter more of this book, the writing style lacked a bit and the overall story was too slow for me.
The Creative Therapy Colouring Book – Hannah Davies: If you ever had to write a thesis, you know why this is in my list.
By a Charm and a Curse – Jaime Questell: Really fun read but I didn’t get why the mother was such a b*tch.
Warcross (Warcross #1) – Marie Lu: I just wish I didn’t read this book and I’m going to leave at that.
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) – Rick Riordan: I’m probably to old to enjoy this book as much as I did.
Pretty Dead Girls – Monica Murphy: Totally different (and better) from what I expected it to be, some girls really don’t have a nice bone in there body.
Origin (Robert Landong #5) – Dan Brown: Normally I’m a big Dan Brown fan, but this just didn’t do it for me.
A Gift from Bob: How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas – James Bowen: My favourite duo is back with another amazing book. (This is non-fiction and if one of your resolutions is to read more non-fiction you really want to check out his books!)
The Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Trilogy, #1) – Charlie N. Holmberg: I really don’t get why 40% of this book was the main character having visions inside some sort of prison, what’s the point?
Anatomy of a Scandal – Sarah Vaughan: Never thought I would like a book about a court case this much.
This was part 2 of my Year in Books! I hope you liked my one sentence reviews! I had so much fun writing them!