We’ve hit that time of year again, when it hits you that 2019 is just around the corner. Which got me thinking about all the epic books that have been published this year and decided to share some of my favourites from this year.
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury: The first in a duology, I devoured this one immediately and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s beautiful and full of incredible characters. I can’t recommend it enough, the second installment is coming next March and I can’t wait to see what happens next, especially as it’s published on my birthday!
Months later and I’m still in awe of this book, incredibly well written and all too relevant to current events. Set in a post-brexit England, where anyone who is BB (British Born) are arrested and sent to detention centres before being deported back to their home countries. It’s a gripping and thought provoking read that still haunts me, not a day goes by that I don’t think about this one.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – It should come as no surprise to see this on my list, I adore the Throne of Glass series and what a way to end it! It’s epic, stunning and everything I wanted it to be. I’m really sad the series is over but I am looking forward to returning to this world in The World of Throne of Glass which is out next year. I’m still hoping for a couple of short story spinoffs.
I couldn’t put this one down from the second I opened it. It’s a beautiful story of love, loss and friendship set in the Californian desert. Trust me, it’s stunning and had me in tears throughout. There’s something extra special about Katherine’s books that always leaves me desperate for the next one. I highly recommend reading it, Wing Jones while you’re at it.
I honestly can’t tell you how much I love Sara’s books! Goodbye, Perfect is told from the perspective of Eden after her best friend, Bonnie runs away with their music teacher, Mr Cohn. I can’t get over how brilliantly written it is, capturing the betrayal, confusion and impact the event has on everyone involved. Sara just gets it. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before but it’s still true.
We all wish we could fall into our favourite fictional worlds, in The Fandom this is exactly what happens to Violet and her friends while at a convention. Finding themselves in the world of Gallows Dance after a freak accident while meeting their favourite actor from the movie, they soon realise it’s not all its cracked up to be. I couldn’t get enough of this and was gutted when I turned the last page and say goodbye. I’m so excited that a sequel is coming out way next year!
I know I say this a lot, I adore this stunning duology so much and reading the second instalment has been one of the biggest highlights of my year. It’s bigger, better and deadlier than it’s predecessor. This is another thought provoking read, with similarities to current events told in a dystopian setting. Read them and prepare to be blown away!
What are your favourite books from this year? Let me know in the comments! Part two will go up later this month.