Mid-Year Freak-Out Tag

This tag was originally created by Chami and Ely about 3 years ago, I believe. I have been seeing it make its rounds on book tube and I just really really wanted to join in! Also, can you believe we are already halfway through 2017?!

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best book you’ve read so far in 2017

Ugh this one is tough! I have read so many really really great books so far this year. I think I’m gonna do top two? Sure! Let’s go with A List of Cages by Robin Roe and Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017

So in 2017 I read all three books in the ACOTAR trilogy and ACOMAF is by far the most amazing sequel, topped only by ACOMAF.

New Release you haven’t read yet, but want to

I just received Roar by Cora Carmack and omg I cannot wait to jump on into it. I try to read from my oldest obtained books to newest but I’m pretty sure I’ll break my own rule for this one!

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Honestly, there are so many I can hardly wait! If I just pick one, I’m gonna go with the Because You Love to Hate Me anthology or There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins.

Biggest Disappointment

Torn between Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst and Into The Water by Paula Hawkins. I was pumped to read a stand alone fantasy about a princess that falls for a princess, but it fell flat and felt there was some horse reference on almost every page. I hyped Into The Water up waaaayyy to much and it was such a disappointment. 

Biggest surprise

I think I’m choose three for this one. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall blew me away. It was so incredibly relatable! A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis was so much more than I expected it to be. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amy Kaufman just completely changed me. I have so much love for mixed media books!

Favorite new author

This is a total tossup between Seanan McGuire and Sarah J Maas. I’m obsessed with them. 

Favorite new crush

Rhysand. 

Favorite new Characters

The entire cast basically from the ACOTAR world (except Tamlin, ew), Jac from Wayward Children series, Magnus from Falling Kingdoms, Luke from Rose-Tainted Skies, and currently reading/loving Alina from Grisha Trilogy.

book that made you cry

A List of Cages, ACOMAF and ACOWAR.

A book that made you happy

Under Rose-Tainted Skies, Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham, The Crown by Keira Cass.  

Most beautiful book YOU’VE bought so far this year

Without a doubt the most beautiful book I’ve received this year is the Fairyloot edition of Strange the Dreamer. The UK cover plus those blue pages?! GORGEOUS.

what books do you need to read before the end of this year?

Please see my goodreads shelf of my physical TBR. HAH! 

 

 

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Hollye is a 28 year old RV livin', Jesus lovin' travel nurse. She is a proud coffee addict, obsessed with her pomsky puppy, avid reader, and madly in love with boyfriend and her life.
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