Monday, July 24, 2017

BOOK TAG: Mid-Year Book Freak Out

A Look at What I’ve Been Reading This Year

I saw that Quinn at Quinn's Book Nook did this tag and, since I'm trying to get back into the habit of blogging again, I thought this would be a great way to showcase what I've been reading since March.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Fullmetal Alchemist (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 9
Fullmetal Alchemist is such an engrossing and poignant series that I have to give the honor to the concluding volumes.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017

Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)
I was a little nervous about this book because of my love for Devil in Winter, but Kleypas did a wonderful job.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband (Rokesbys, #2)
It is very weird to me that I haven't gotten around to reading this yet, but I am on the waiting list at my library so hopefully I'll get it soon.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Archangel's Viper (Guild Hunter, #10)
I am obsessed with Singh's Guild Hunter series now and cannot wait to see Viper take center stage.

5. Biggest disappointment

Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss, #4)
I liked this, but found the communication issues between the characters to be annoying.  I also never felt like the hero groveled enough to earn the heroine back.

6. Biggest surprise

The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel, #3)
Because of the way the hero treated the heroine in the first book of the series, I wasn't sure if Sarah MacLean would be able to redeem him.  But, she did so in a magnificent way!

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)

The Soldier's Scoundrel (The Turner Series, #1) The Lawrence Browne Affair (The Turner Series, #2) The Ruin of a Rake (The Turner Series, #3)
I loved all three books in this trilogy and will definitely be on the look-out for more of Cat Sebastian's work in the future.

8. Newest fictional crush 

Managed (VIP, #2)
I am usually not into alpha heroes, but Gabriel Scott's vulnerabilities just worked so well for me.

9. Newest favorite character

Yona of the Dawn, Vol. 1

I love watching Yona transform herself from a spoiled, naive princess to a tough, but gentle woman who is determined to fix her kingdom's problems.

10. Book that made you cry

The Day of the Duchess (Scandal & Scoundrel, #3)
Malcolm and Seraphina's story was very emotional and there definitely were times that I had to put the book down to grab a tissue.

11. Book that made you happy

My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 (My Hero Academia, #1) Ouran High School Host Club, Vol. 8 (Ouran High School Host Club, #8)
Both of these series are hilarious and always put a smile on my face.

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year

Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization
My favorite movie of the year so far!

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year


14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

Devil in Spring (The Ravenels, #3)
A beautiful dress paired with a gorgeous background...what more do I need?

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15)
I am a little behind in the Psy-Changeling series and need to get caught up.

Into the Fire (Night Prince, #4)
This is the last Night Prince book and, while I'm excited, I also don't want it to end.

1 comment:

  1. oh what great answers to the mid year book tag...wasn't this so much fun to do?

    First off, I have missed you darling, and glad to see you slowly coming back to blogging.

    Into The Fire was simply fantastic!! I also had fun with Gabriel in Managed, glad to see that you did too.

    I have had Cat Sebastian on my radar, but haven't read many thoughts on these books, so if you liked them, than I just know I need to grab them up.

    Hope you are well and enjoying your summer! :)



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