Hello! I wanted to do a wrap up on the books that I’ve read over the year. To be honest, this year is one of my best. I read 15, over the 12 that I wanted to read originally. I’m damn proud of it. I did not read a lot of favorites but I did manage to find few. I also DNF two books. I will talk about all of them in this post.
Favorite Books of the Year
Trail of Lightning | Storm of Locusts | The Poppy War | The City of Brass
Trail of Lightning // Storm of Locusts – I adore these books. I can’t wait for the 3rd and 4th books to come out. So this is what it feels like to wait for the next book in the series. I hate it. The reason why I adore these books, well.. is very simple. It’s the characters. The plot itself is awesome but the characters are what made the books shine. The worldbuilding is well detailed. The Native American mythography is also what made the books shine. It’s everything I love. It’s an easy read, filled with actions and the books themselves aren’t too big. Just the right amount.
The Poppy War – I love this book. I do have a few issues with it. I’m the person that has to be connected with characters even though if the book doesn’t have a plot of not. The characters needs to be there for me to enjoy. And Kuang delivered on it. I love the characters in this book. The plot works until the end. I love the school setting. It’s what happens after school – to me – it is where it falls apart a bit. I can’t wait to see what the author is going to bring in The Dragon Republic and The Burning God (coming out later in the year).
The City of Brass – Man, what a debut novel. I started this book in December but didn’t have the time to finish it till January of 2019. I love the time that I read it. It was so good. The characters, man, they were funny. I can’t wait to see them more in The Kingdom of Copper and The Empire of Gold (this book is a beast, based on the pictures that I saw on Instagram). The world build is so awesome. Maps helped hugely. Sometimes it helps me to keep track of where they’re going and where they are in. It helps me image things up.
Books that I DNF
Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge | Hollow Kingdom | Frankly in Love
They are no means a bad book. I just couldn’t connect with the characters in these books. I also couldn’t get into the writing style. They feel disconnected from me. I have heard others loving these books and they are valid and I’m happy for them. Maybe one day, I’ll give them another chance but not anytime soon.
Books that I’ve Read the Past year
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Congrats on your successful reading year!! Happy New Year!