🌟 Hi guys! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day.❤️ Today I FINALLY bring you the post that excites me most of all the posts at this time of the year and that’s where I show you my absolute favorite books of the year!!! I’m SUPER excited for this post really, I can’t wait to share with you every book that I’ve loved during this 2019. So to make of this post something more entertaining for you and more difficult for me lol, I’ll be doing it in the form of a Top, where I’ll be showing from position number 10 to my absolute undisputed favorite of the year in position number 1. Even so, I’ve enjoyed a lot of each one of these books, so I want to recommend them a lot because each one is worth it 😍
In case you want to know more, I’ll be leaving the links under each book, as well as a mini description of how I feel about them to give you an idea of why I love them so much. Last year, I did this same thing and I really liked how it turned out, so I’m doing it again this year, and I’ll describe each book with just one shot sentence. 😊
I hope you really enjoy it, you know that I would love to know what you think about them in the comments and without more further ado, I’m dying to start so, let’s do it! 🌟
The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.
A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice that will forever change both their lives.
My heart goes out to you, David. Even though I do not know you…
The correspondence between Carrie Allsop and David Mayer reveals, piece by piece, the painful details of a devastating affair between their spouses. With each commiserating scratch of the pen, they confess their fears and bare their souls. They share the bewilderment over how things went so wrong and come to wonder where to go from here.
Told entirely through the letters of two comforting strangers and those of two illicit lovers, Evidence of the Affair explores the complex nature of the heart. And ultimately, for one woman, how liberating it can be when it’s broken.
🌟 || A story that will keep you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what will happen, break your heart and put it back together. Don’t be fooled by its size, is a short story that has no waste || 🌟
Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.
Who are the Nowhere Girls?
They’re everygirl. But they start with just three:
Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head.
Rosina Suarez is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family, who dreams of a life playing music instead of babysitting her gaggle of cousins and waitressing at her uncle’s restaurant.
Erin Delillo is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren’t enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may in fact be an android.
When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she’s incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy’s tragedy, so they form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students.
Told in alternating perspectives, this groundbreaking novel is an indictment of rape culture and explores with bold honesty the deepest questions about teen girls and sexuality.
🌟 || I think it’s absolutely magnificent, the author has a very addictive writing style so despite being difficult to read for such delicate content, at the same time you can’t stop doing it because it’s incredibly built. || 🌟
Spensa’s world has been under attack for decades. Now pilots are the heroes of what’s left of the human race, and becoming one has always been Spensa’s dream. Since she was a little girl, she has imagined soaring skyward and proving her bravery. But her fate is intertwined with that of her father’s—a pilot himself who was killed years ago when he abruptly deserted his team, leaving Spensa the daughter of a coward, her chances of attending Flight School slim to none.
No one will let Spensa forget what her father did, yet fate works in mysterious ways. Flight school might be a long shot, but she is determined to fly. And an accidental discovery in a long-forgotten cavern might just provide her with a way to claim the stars.
🌟 || It has a lot of action, it’s atmospheric, it has very diverse characters, and also a very beautiful relationship between girls, which we always appreciate. It has no romance which is quite refreshing and has shocking moments and very good revelations. || 🌟
Thou shalt kill.
A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
🌟 || LOVED IT, I didn’t expect something so complex and different, and I really enjoyed that. It’s a book with a world-building with no flaws, is absolutely brilliant and is very well thought out. || 🌟
This fourth entry and prequel tells the story of Lundy, a very serious young girl who would rather study and dream than become a respectable housewife and live up to the expectations of the world around her. As well she should.
When she finds a doorway to a world founded on logic and reason, riddles and lies, she thinks she’s found her paradise. Alas, everything costs at the goblin market, and when her time there is drawing to a close, she makes the kind of bargain that never plays out well.
🌟 || I went into it thinking that I would like it, actually, but I ended up falling in love with it, so, no doubts, it exceeded my expectations. Undoubtedly, one of the most honest, interesting and real stories that I’ve come across in this series. || 🌟
Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire.
Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars’ survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom.
But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike.
Bound to Marcus’s will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape…and kill them both.
🌟 || A world-building as real and cruel as well as beautiful. I think it’s such a fascinating story and every time I read about these characters, their journeys and their stories, I like them more and more, it’s almost like being there with them, feeling their losses and their battles. || 🌟
It has been four months since a mysterious obsidian stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Prince Rhy was wounded, and since the nefarious Dane twins of White London fell, and four months since the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift–back into Black London.
Now, restless after having given up his smuggling habit, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks as she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games–an extravagant international competition of magic meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries–a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.
And while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night will reappear in the morning. But the balance of magic is ever perilous, and for one city to flourish, another London must fall.
🌟 || I think there’s a better and more complex development of characters, the new characters are incredible, as well, and there’s much more magic in this one and it was all that I needed. A book with an engaging plot and a descriptively beautiful writing style || 🌟
Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.
Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.
Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.
Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.
Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.
🌟 || This book involves alchemy, and multiple temporal lines, in addition to a unique relationship between twins. It’s a unique story like none I’ve read before, It’s very deep, meaningful and incredible. || 🌟
A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture!
SURVIVE THE YEAR.
No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.
In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.
Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.
With sharp prose and gritty realism, The Grace Year examines the complex and sometimes twisted relationships between girls, the women they eventually become, and the difficult decisions they make in-between.
🌟 || it’s super atmospheric and very disturbing, so if you want to have a spooky moment with an amazing plot that you can’t stop reading, then this is what you need in your life. It shows the union of women and the rise of something new and an unshakable hope, I simply think about it and want to cry because It’s so moving, I really can’t recommend it enough. || 🌟
In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness—and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer.
These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn’t until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari—a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl.
Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she’s offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend—a slave boy from her betrothed’s household—Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.
🌟 || Has everything I usually love in a good fantasy, from complex heroines and female power to a royal family and dragons. There are scenes in the book that leaves you breathless, for its beautiful descriptions and because it has really impressive/impactful moments || 🌟
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And that’s it, guys! OMG, I feel SO blessed to have read so many wonderful books this year & now I’m going for a 2020 ready for even more titles to love, I can’t wait! 😍