I realized that I don’t ever really talk about which of my recent reads really pushed themselves to the top of pile. And recently, I’ve read some really awesome books that I think deserve to be highlighted for all of you lovely people! It was actually a lot harder than I originally thought it was going to be to narrow it down to only 5 choices. However, I was able to do it! Yay, me!
Defy the Stars (Constellation, #1) Claudia Gray
Let me count the ways that I am obsessed with anything that Claudia Gray writes… Seriously, it’s a lot. If androids who only can speak literally make you giggle outrageously, then you’ll really enjoy this book. The banter between the two main protagonists will leave a huge smile on your face. Bonus points for epic space adventure!
The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen, #2) by Alison Goodman
I just want to know why more people haven’t picked up this series yet. Seriously, who doesn’t love a Regency setting mixed with the paranormal?! The amount of details and research that Goodman put into this story is just so amazing. Also, kickass women!!
The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) by S.A. Chakraborty
This book was sooo worth all of the hype that it was getting when it was first released. The political complexities and world-building was just phenomenal. This seriously solidified itself as one of my all-time favorites. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOW!!!
Iron Gold (Red Rising, #4) by Pierce Brown
I don’t even need to explain this one. Pierce Brown is just an amazing author and with this newest addition to the Red Rising series, the story has become even more complex than ever before. The fact that we are getting the next book so soon just makes me insanely happy. I think this should be the new trend in publishing! No pressure…
Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2) by Morgan Rhodes
After the mediocrity of Falling Kingdoms, I went into this next book with my expectations really tempered. But holy shit, this book just blew me away!!! The story has now really expanded and I was finally able to connect with more of the characters. Also, the action finally ramped up with this one and that cliffhanger has got me all kinds of excited for the next book!
What are some of your favorite books that you read this past winter? Did you have a really good reading season? Did you enjoy more books than you originally thought you would? Were than any surprise favorites? Disappointments?