I’m doing this popular tag via blog because no one and I mean no one wants to watch me on YouTube. So really, I’m saving you from having to gouge out your eyes. You’re welcome. 🙂
— THE QUESTIONS —
Best book you’ve read so far in 2018:
Picture Us in the Light, Kelly Loy Gilbert
Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018:
Wildcard, Marie Lu (review in the works!)
New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:
The Poppy War, R.F. Kuang
I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book and I can’t wait to dive in.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year:
Queen of Air and Darkness, Cassandra Clare
The ending to LORD OF SHADOWS nearly killed me and I love this trilogy so much. Please don’t kill my Julian, Cassie.
Our Kind of Cruelty, Araminta Hall
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah
Favorite new author (Debut or new to you):
Helen Hoang (The Kiss Quotient)
Newest fictional crush:
Thomas Cresswell, Stalking Jack the Ripper Series by Kerri Maniscalco
<— I mean…*heart eyes* (credit: Phantom Rin)
Newest favorite character:
Helene Aquilla, An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir
I admit that I highly disliked her in the first book because she was an obstacle to my Elias-Laia ship, but now I love her for being a bad-ass Bloodshrike, loving her family so much, and I’m really happy she’s taken on a larger role in these books. Also note to Sabaa, please don’t kill her.
Book that made you cry:
All Your Perfects, Colleen Hoover (REVIEW IN THE WORKS!)
Book that made you happy:
Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World, Ashley Herring Blake
Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received):
The Way You Make Me Feel, Maurene Goo
Look at the beautiful pinkness AND the beautiful Asian girl on the cover?!
What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
The Darkest Minds series, Alexandra Bracken
(or at least before the movie comes out)
Favorite Book Community Member:
Book Riot staff + contributors
I’m cheating a little (and I’m a little biased), but this group of people is fantastic. I love working with all you and thank you for keeping me sane on Slack all day.