Books I enjoyed in 2017

Below are just a few words about some of the books I read in 2017. Not all the books I read are in this article or the photo as I have shared the joy by lending out to friends and family!

  • Empress Of A Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

I received this from my first Fairyloot and loved it! A sci-fi novel that I hope will have a follow upa, brilliant creation of worlds and I loved all twists within the story, I m fully invested in her characters, reminded me of Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) in a multitude of ways. Looking forward to a sequel? 😀

  • Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Laini is an incredible storyteller, I feel everything her characters suffer and just want to step into their worlds and save them from the pain. Laini is a woman who knows how to write a heartbreaking paragraph and with this being the first of her books I have ever read I had to read more, as you can see below.

  • The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

3 stunning books, set in modern times (for the most part), with historical Oxford taking centre stage in the first book. The love story within this trilogy resonates through you when you are not reading it and pierces your soul as you tear through the pages. Now being made into a Sky 1 series due to be released later 2018, one of my weekends away will be scanning the sites of Oxford looking for magic and dropping off some of my own.

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein

I have so much love for this book, however my heart was in pieces by the end. Erin’s ability to create the most incredible visuals through almost lyrical writing whilst at the same time pulling every single heartstring you have so tight, I stopped breathing at points. #GASP

  • Daughter Of The Burning City by Amanda Foody

Another circus story but with so much innocence and yet all of the heartbreak! The astonishing imagery in this book made me never want this to end, excellent story, simple yet so effective. Brilliant characters with wonderful personalities. I am looking forward to more from Amanda.

  • Six Of Crows & Crooked Kingdom By Leigh Bardugo

I could live in the Grishaverse happily, as torn and broken as it is, the story telling and the characters within these 2 books was perfect. I found it tense and nail biting at times, along with a rush of desperately shipping EVERYONE! Can’t wait to explore it further in Leigh’s other books.

  • Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Witches, grimoires, a demon and an angel looking for the antichrist this is easily my favourite book for the last 10 years, if I am overwhelmed or lost in a sea of new releases from Fairyloot, I can always call upon this book to ground me and give the healthy dose of satirical humour needed in the daily life of a British woman.

  • The Rules Of Magic by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the breaker of hearts and the incredible mind behind Practical Magic (among others), this book follows the story of the Aunts and their brother from childhood up until the point the Practical Magic movie picks up. A box of tissues is needed for this one, or a blog where you can cry your woes to the internet.

  • Daughter Of Smoke & Bone Trilogy by Laini Taylor

This woman almost broke me with this series, a beautiful love story with plenty of heart wrenching moments. I couldn’t put it down, I won’t be revisiting for a while as the wounds this one opened are still healing 3 months later.

Looking forward, a very talented friend of mine is currently working on a logo and I have some ideas for other blog type posts I would like to try, but I’m hoping my first full length review will be posted end of March/beginning of April! In the meantime I will pop in here and there with other updates, keep reading and I’ll speak to you then bookworms! 8)

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