Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mid-Year Book Freak Out

This tag was created by ReadLikeWildFire and Ely Jayne from A Book so Fathomless . I was tagged by Lucy at Things Lucy Reads and was super excited to join in the fun.

Question #1. Best book you've read so far in 2015.
For this questions I am cheating a bit and pick 2 books: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch and The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I absolutely adored both of these books! I started reading Snow Like Ashes last year, but didn’t finish until January, so I felt like this would qualify. When I read this book I did not have a blog, but I hope to write a review soon. I did however write a review for The Wrath & The Dawn; you can read it here.

Question #2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2015
For this I had to go with Cress by Marissa Meyer. I am absolutely obsessed with The Lunar Chronicles!!

Question #3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I bought this book the week it was released but unfortunately didn’t get a chance to read it. My goal at this point is to read it before The Glass Sword it is released.
I also really want to read An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I bought this book and planned to read it for my August book club; however, due to last minute travel arrangements I didn't get to go to book club or read this book. Hopefully soon though :)

Question #4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Again, I have to cheat a bit for this question and pick 2 books: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch and Winter by Marissa Meyer. I love both series and I cannot wait to get my hands on these. They are both pre-ordered :)

Question #5. Biggest disappointment.
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga. I recently picked this at my local library because the cover and title really appealed to me. However, I ended up not loving this book. The story was okay, but there were no astonishing adventures. I’ll try to write the review for this soon.

Question #6. Biggest surprise.
Defiance by C.J. Redwine. I had this on my TBR list for a while and was expecting to enjoy it, but ended up loving this book. I was blown away by this story; you can check out my review here. I can’t wait to read the sequel.

Question #7. Favorite new author. *Debut or new to you*
Sara Raasch – I absolutely love her writing and the world she created in Snow Like Ashes.

Question #8. Newest fictional crush.
There should be no surprise here: Theron from Snow Like Ashes. I absolutely love him!!!

Question #9. Newest favorite character.
Celaena Sardothien—I recently started reading Throne of Glass and I think she is an amazing character. I can’t wait to see where her character goes next. I can’t believe I waited this long to start this series!

Question #10. Book that made you cry.
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern. In my opinion, this book is perfection! You can read my review here.

Question #11. Book that made you happy.
I have to cheat here a bit too, because I read these back to back and they are very connected: Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins; all fantastic, heart-warming reads.

Question #12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
Insurgent—I know I am in the minority here, but I really loved the movie.

Question #13. Favorite review you've written this year.
I think for this I have to go with Every Day by David Levithan. I loved this book and I had a great time writing my review.

Question #14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – the cover for this book is absolutely stunning. I am currently reading this, and this book is equally beautiful on the inside. I think this will be an instant favorite.

Question #15. What book(s) do you need to read by the end of the year?
I am almost done with Throne of Glass, I own the rest of the books in the series, and Queen of Shadows is pre-ordered. I have no excuses, I must catch up on this series!

I would also love to read the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy by Susan Dennard because I've heard only amazing things.

So this is my Mid-Year Book Freak Out—sorry I cheated a lot ;) Hope you guys like it. Thank you Lucy for tagging me; I had a great time writing this post.

For this great post I am tagging:
Rebekah from Wordsmithing and Worldbuilding


  1. Loved, loved your answers! Glad you enjoyed the tag!! I had a lot of fun doing it as well :)

    1. Btw: I nominated you in The Blogger Recognition Award!!

    2. THANK YOU!!!! Totally made my day!

  2. This is a fun tag! Thanks for tagging me. I'll have to think about my answers. So many great books you listed. Yes you need to get to the Throne of Glass series ASAP! I guess I really need to get around to reading Snow Like Ashes and Wrath and the Dawn huh

    1. I think you are going to love both of those. I can't wait for u to read those and for me to finish Throne of Glass so we can discuss :)

  3. Lol EVERYONE can't wait for Winter to come out!
    I also nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award, see details here:

    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books

    1. Yeah, Winter seems to be on everyone's list for the most anticipated books.

      Thank you so much for the nomination. Very humbled and grateful!