So I experienced (listen and read) to at this posting 152 books this year. I had such a good reading year! I want to share with you the top ten books I read focusing on Fantasy and science fictions novels! I am chatting about this in the video bellow and will share bellow what made them stand out to me!
- Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Reasons: I was immediately captured by both the world building and the characters and found the twists in this book to be so shocking. I really adored this book and found it to be such a fast pace read. I think the world was the stand out to me and also the plot shocks!
2. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
Reasons: I found this world building to be a super fun read. I thought the plot was super compelling and found the various types of characters to be super fun to read about. I enjoyed the various POV characters that we had and really loved how focused this was on female characters.
Honorable mention: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
3. To a Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Reasons: This book was def a standout of the year. I was so captured by the world and also the characters. I was equally invested in both POV. I loved the Romeo and Juilet elements of this story and found it to be super fun read. I thought it was also a strong standalone novel. I really hope this author writes more in the future.
4. Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian
Reasons: This book was focused on such a unique heroine and I really loved this book. This book was really focused on the political drama and to me had hints of lost princess story that I normally adored. This book was such fun read. I was really captured by all the characters. This book is def a slow burn story but so well done. I really can’t wait for book 2!
5. Obsidio by Kaufman and Kristoff
Reasons: This book was a Prefect conclusion to the series. The one thing I adored about this book was how it had a prefect balance of focusing on the new characters that we met but also completing the story for the other four characters. The formate of this book was also the highlight and really stuck with me. I hope more books are created in this formate. This book def made me toss it across the room several times, but I really loved it and found it be awesome read and a great conclusion.
6. Magnus Chase and The ship of the dead by Rick Riordan
Reasons : I thought this book was a solid conclusion to the series. I really loved how this book gave moments to shine to all the side characters. I also loved how this book connected back to the percy jackson characters and the appearances that we saw. I really thought the ending and the story was such a fast pace read and really loved the storyline and the characters. Overall, I thought this book was super diverse read and found it to be really good read and def hope we see these characters more in the future.
7. WildCard by Marie Lu
Reasons: I found this book to be such a solid conclusion to the series. I felt this book really expanded the world building and just the world in general. I thought the plot in this book was even more interesting then plot in book one. I really loved the “game” elements that was featured in this book. I really was captured by this book and also found this book to be so diverse in the best way possible. This was a book that was able to end the series but also in the theory could easily open up a another series set in the same world!!
8. Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken
Reasons: I could not wait for this sequel book to the darkest mind series. I was so excited for a book set in Zu mind and boy was I not let down. I really loved this book. I loved seeing Zu as a lead character. The mystery was so fast pace and I really loved the tie backs to the older characters and the new characters that we met. I found this book to such a great read and really hope alex falls back into this world again because she easily could.
9. The Wicked King: Holly Black
Reasons: This book was another AMAZING BOOK!! I can’t wait for you guys to get to read this book. This book was another game changer in this series. I really enjoyed this book. I really loved how the world building became even more intense in his novel. The relationships between these characters again was a standout. The ending and the wait I must now wait for it EVIL!! AND REALLY NEED BOOK 3 NOW! But this book is one off my top reads of the year!
10. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
Reasons: I found this book to be fast pace read. It is def a creepy read and one that I was easily captured by. I really enjoyed this read and found it to be nice mix between stranger things and raven boys. I thought this book had limited romance but am excited to see if we get any romance in future books. I really enjoyed this this read and hope you will consider checking it out in April!
Let me know in the comments what are your top fantasy and science fiction reads of the year and tell me why in the comments!