Twelve Days of Christmas: Favourite books of 2017

It’s that time of the year again when we round up all the books we’ve read this year, and pick out our favourites. I was going to do a top five, this was too hard though! We’ve had so many incredible books this year, so instead i’m making this a top ten.



In no particular order:

  1. Wing Jones by Katherine Webber – One of my absolute all time favourites! I’m not a huge contemporary reader. In this case, I fell in love straight away. There is so much to love, not to mention Wing’s grandmothers. I don’t want to spoil anything. If you haven’t read it yet, what are you waiting for?!
  2. The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury – The epic conclusion to The Sin Eater’s Daughter was one of my 2017 highlights. I’m sad it’s finished but what an ending! If you haven’t read these books, you really should. No one does World building like Mel.
  3. Caraval by Stephanie Garber – I had no idea what I would be getting from this, I was far from disappointed though! Full of twists, turns and magic!
  4. Traitor To The Throne by Alwyn Hamilton – If you thought Rebel was good, Traitor is a whole other level of awesome writing, world building and magic. The ending is explosive and I’m desperate to read Hero At The Fall.
  5. The Fallen Children by David Owen – Anyone who knows me will know how much I love this book, it’s another all time favourite and one I recommend it to someone on a daily basis. I could talk about how utterly brilliant it is for hours, if you want to read more you can check out my review here
  6. Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor – This was the first of Laini’s books I’ve read, I was in awe of her gorgeous writing and talent of storytelling.
  7. A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke – Such beautiful and magical book, I couldn’t put it down. I can’t recommend it enough. Again, you can read my review here if you would like.
  8. A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard – Another contemporary I adore, Sara just gets it. I say that a lot but it’s true. The characters are so easy to relate to.
  9. Wunderkids by Jacqueline Sylvester – I picked this up at Jacky’s launch. It very quickly became a 2017 favourite. I love that its set in a boarding school and is full of twists and turns, leaving you questioning everyone you meet.
  10. S.T.A.G.S. by M. A. Bennett – This was everything I wanted and more. S.T.A.G.S. is Bennett’s debut YA novel, set in an English boarding school that dates back to the medieval times and where everything modern is considered “savage”.




Have you read any of these, or have a favourite not included here? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments!

9 thoughts on “Twelve Days of Christmas: Favourite books of 2017”

  1. I really liked Caraval too, it was such a surprise! I liked The Scarecrow Queen too and can’t wait to read her new book. I read Laini Taylor’s books for the first time this year but still haven’t got to Strange the Dreamer.. it’s up high on my TBR! Hope you read loads more good books in 2018 🙂


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