I looked at the date today, and it’s almost July! Where does the time go? 2017 has been a busy reading year for me, so here are my favorite, least favorite, and most anticipated books of 2017:
Best Books I’ve Read This Year:
A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes
This series was really popular with my Goodreads friends, and I love dystopian fiction, so of course I gave it a try. This final installment was epic. It’s been a long time since I read a series I became this emotionally invested in. I loved the characters and the writing so much, and I’m sad the series is over.
Unblemished by Sara Ella
Okay….confession: this was a “I wanted it because I loved the cover” book for me. And it turned out great (See? Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover). The premise is unique with a strong character voice.
A friend recommended this dystopian novel to me, and I could not put it down. Definitely one of the better secular books I’ve read as of late.
Disappointing Reads of This Year:
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
I’ve been a big fan of this series, but this third book left me seriously disappointed. Between some unexpected content issues and a repetitive, boring plot, I really had to push through it. I really want to know how the series ends, but if the last book has a lot of the same content, then I may not read it.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I decided to read this classic after reading Marissa Meyer’s prequel, Heartless. All I can say is that I’m confused and have no idea what happened. I think some of my sanity was stolen in trying to decipher all the madness and nonsensical dialogue.
Most Anticipated Books for the Rest of the Year:
Unraveling by Sara Ella
The Knowing by Shanon Cameron
Silver Rose by Shantelle Mary Hannu
And this totally isn’t book-related, but I am extremely excited about the fact that Star Wars VIII is coming out at the end of the year. I’ve been dying for this sequel to The Force Awakens.
What books have you read this year? Any new releases you’re excited about?
Any fellow Star Wars geeks who want to fangirl over the fact we have a new movie coming out soon? 😉