TTT: Favourite Releases of 2016 so far!

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Last week was all about upcoming releases and this week is about the releases of the year so far that we liked most. I took a look at my Goodreads stats and it’s astounding how many recent releases I read these days. I think the “oldest” book I read this year came out in 2012. That’s nothing! But I am rambling, so let’s focus back on 2016 and my faves.

1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)I finished this book and I simply couldn’t get enough. Maas took everything from ACOTAR and turned it upside down – it was brilliant! She introduced a bunch of new characters and we got to know some older ones better. It had a lot of depth that I didn’t expect, especially concerning depression. I just can’t even! That book makes me want to gush for hours.

2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, #1)Cassandra Clare just gets better and better with almost every book and she managed to introduce a fantastic cast with Emma Carstairs and the Blackthorns. I love that we get to experience a parabatai-focused story, because that is seriously one of my favourite aspects of Shadowhunter-dom.

3. Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star (Red Rising, #3)Who would have thought this would be on the list? Everyone? Good! I trained you well. Morning Star was the perfect, heart wrenching and backstabbing conclusion to the Red Rising trilogy. I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.

4. Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Tone DeafHaving a deaf MC isn’t something everyone can pull off, but I loved this book (and not just because it reminded me of some Shadowhunters). It dealt with so many different and difficult topics, but managed to be entertaining and engaging all the way through!

5. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic, #2)People know that I did not love ADSOM, but the character development of EVERYONE in AGOS was just amazing to read. I still have issues with the pacing and the focus of the story sometimes, but I am all in by now. I want the next book!

6. The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)I binge-read the whole series, so unlike many others, I didn’t have to wait for this book for months and I am so happy about that. It was a great book and Shazi and Khalid are real life relationship goals! That’s how awesome they are!

7. The Siren by Kiera Cass

The SirenSometimes I just have this melancholy trip and The Siren catered to my needs during that time perfectly. It even put me in this sort of sad funk, but I wanted it that way, so I relished in it, deeply. However, I could see why it is not a fit for everyone. I, nonetheless, loved it.

8. Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach

Anything You WantThis book  – totally took me by surprise. I never thought that it would turn out to be so emotional in the end and I still think that all the people who DNFed that book on Goodreads missed out on the best part of the story. This is like a prime example of why you should stick to finishing a book sometimes.

9. With Malice by Eileen Cook

With MaliceThis one was a book I wouldn’t usually pick up right away, because Thrillers are not a genre that I seek out. But I think it paid off. It was a very twisted and fast paced read, I just couldn’t stop myself. Also, I am still a little in love with the cover.

10. Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

Kindred SpiritsI need my regular dose of Rainbow Rowell story telling and even though Kindred Spirits was way too short, I am glad I got to experience this tale of geekiness. I just felt so connected to it all!

 

 

What are your favourite releases of the year so far? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

61 thoughts on “TTT: Favourite Releases of 2016 so far!

  1. Your top 2 and AGOS are book perfection ❤

    The rest of your list is somewhere in my tbr and only The Wrath & the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger is my priority-tbr, but not on my top-priority-tbr. As you see, the struggle is real and I was forced to even categorize my tbr piles by levels of priority haha, which is quite freaky.

    Anyway, my question is, all hype considered, should The Wrath & the Dawn be in my top-priority? And also, what I always ask: how romancey is this book from "I ship it" to "oh my god my heart"?

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    • Hahaha I love that your TBR is so out of control that you have to categorise it.
      It’s a little difficult to tell you about TWATD without saying too much, but I’ll try. Imagine a broken boy everyone hates, but you can’t help and love him from the first page on because he seems so very tormented by it. And then he meets that strong and snarky woman who hates him beyond anything, but somehow they are made for each other? THAT’s Shazi and Khalid! I sometimes wish the side characters were more developed, but you end up loving them nonetheless.

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  2. WHYYYYYY ahha, sorry I am SO frustrated I can’t read The Rose and The Dagger right now, I am so, so impatient for it. So glad you loved it so much! ❤ And AGOS, oh that book, I can't wait either, but I think I will anyway, because the sequel to that one is in a long, loooooong time isn't it? 😦

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  3. With Malice is on my radar! Kindred Spirits is on my TBR and Tone Deaf sounds very good! It seems I can’t take Maas’ writing seriously. I’m half through Crown of Midnight and I keep laughing at the plot and characters. That doesn’t mean I don’t like, I looooove books that make me laugh, but I’m pretty sure Maas did not intend her book to be funny xD Maybe I should give that other series a try.

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  4. ACOMAF made my list too 🙂 I am ashamed to say I have never read a book that Cassandra Claire wrote on her own – I have only read one that she co wrote with Holly Black … I need to fix this! I also have With Malice, Tone Deaf and V. E. Schwab on my TBR 🙂 great list 🙂

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  5. I loved and hated ACOMAF. I agree about how it turned the first novel upside down, I found it so cleverly done! I have a a lot issues with it, but I also have a lot of praises for it as well and I like how it’s much of a survivor’s story as it was a romance novel.

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  6. Great post! I NEED to read the Red Rising Trilogy so badly!!! What Shadowhunters does Tone Deaf remind you of??? Is is somebody I haven’t met yet, cause I still have COHF and TID and LM to read.

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  7. Three cheers for AGOS and that epic character development. I think I’ve found the way to finally tackle Morning Star and I’m going to re-read Golden Son to get me back into that world. 😀

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    • It might be good to have a refresher of Golden Son, depending on how long it has been since you’ve read it. I hope you’ll love it as much as I did. And don’t forget to read the author’s note at the end before reading Morning Star. I felt it gave the first couple of chapters even more meaning.

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  8. I read three of those and two of them would made my list too (I’m sorry Rainbow Rowell, I read way too many 2016 releases so far XD)
    I would have been surprised if you didn’t include Morning Star. I would think the world was ending if that happened 😛

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