🦋 Well surprisingly for many of us, we’re already halfway through the year! Can you believe it? It’s so crazy. So I thought it’s the perfect time of the year to tell you about my favorite books so far!, I love making this kind of post I find them super fun and it’s another excuse to continue recommending the books I love, so I’m dying to start.
But first, I want to say that it was so difficult to choose the books, it is not easy for me to give 5 stars, so obviously apart from put my 5 stars here, I’ve also wanted to put my 4.5 stars books, an incrible rating, though!, but I felt I had to tell you this.
Also tell you that the books that I’ve selected to put in this post are books that have made me feel alot of feelings and that I honestly adore and I can’t help but recommend them all to you.
Finally I want to remind you that these books aren’t exactly books release in 2018, but they’re books that I personally have read during this year…
Without more further ado, let’s START!🦋
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
🦋 If you like evil fairies and a kingdom of betrayal, you’ll LOVE this one 🦋
The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.
Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.
When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.
I’ve decided to put this book here because it’s the one that I’ve read this year but I can easily recommend the whole Young Elite trilogy, IT’S FANTASTIC, I’ve never give 5 star so easily to a book before.
🦋 If you like the main characters anti-heroes, sea travels and super powers in a x-men style, you will LOVE this one🦋
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…
Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.
Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.
Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.
Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.
But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.
This book is in its entirety MAGICAL
🦋 If you like atmospheric and unexpected books, witches and mysterious islands, you’ll LOVE this one🦋
Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker
From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back…
One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.
This book is Smart, Dark and Intriguing. One of the best mystery books I’ve read this year
🦋 If you like dark family relationships, secrets and unexpected plot twists, you’ll LOVE this one🦋
Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms #3) by Morgan Rhodes
Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series
Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .
THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.
THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.
THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.
The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica. . . . but the four element gods of the Kindred have other plans.
The Falling Kingdoms series, has everything you can wish for in a GOOD fantasy
🦋 If you like betrayals, an incredible world building, magic and PERFECTLY created characters, you’ll LOVE this series🦋
Plus: Has a slow-burn romance with which you’ll obsessed
A List of Cages by Robin Roe & Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
I put these books together since I think they both play similar themes even though the plot is super different from each other
🦋 If you like sweet and relatable characters, sensitive stories that lead with grief and strong friendships, you’ll LOVE this one🦋
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton
From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting maelstrom of magic and murder in the lush, moody Pacific Northwest.
When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Guilt and fear instead led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona cursed them. Fast-forward one hundred–some years: All Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. She has reason to hope: First, her supernatural powers, if they can be called that, are unexceptional. Second, her love life is nonexistent, which means she might escape the other perverse side effect of the matriarch’s backfiring curse, too. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. Nor senses a storm coming and is pretty sure she’ll be smack in the eye of it. In her second novel, Leslye Walton spins a dark, mesmerizing tale of a girl stumbling along the path toward self-acceptance and first love, even as the Price Guide’s malevolent author — Nor’s own mother — looms and threatens to strangle any hope for happiness.
If you already read and enjoyed The Wicked Deep you should continue with this beautiful and atmospheric book
🦋 If you like curses, magical and diverse families and that unique mystery aura, you’ll LOVE this one🦋
Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?
I don’t think I need to explain this one lol, I love the Shatter Me series and Tahereh😍 so I knew from the moment I had Restore Me in my hands that I would love it.
🦋 If you like dystopian worlds, powerful romance and supernatural powers, you’ll LOVE this one🦋