Favourite Books

My Favourite Book Couples Part 2

A few years ago I did a post talking about some of my favourite book couples and since then I’ve read a lot more books so I thought I’d list some recent favourite book couples/romances.

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Robin and Zylas (The Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie) – I loved reading this series and seeing Robin and Zylas grow together and learn from one another. Zylas is a demon who knows nothing of how humans act so it was interesting to read their interactions with each other.

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Cat and Alex (Chaos Reigning – Consortium Rebellion #3 by Jessie Mihalik) – This is a sci-fi series that follows a different sibling in each book and I really liked the first two books but I think I enjoyed this one slightly more because I think the couple had more chemistry.

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Callie and Desmond (The Bargainer series by Laura Thalassa) – I loved Callie and Desmond’s relationship, they have one of those relationships that you just want to keep reading about.

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Poppy and Hawke (Blood and Ash series by Jennifer L. Armentrout) – I didn’t really fall in love with this relationship until the second book. A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire really focuses on them as a couple and I loved reading about them together.

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Red and Blue (This Is How You Lose The Time War by Max Gladstone and Amal El-Mohtar) – This book is so unique and the characters and romance is so captivating to read.


Who are some of your favourite book couples? What are some of your favourite romances?

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My Favourite Books of 2020

I love doing my favourite books list every year and I love talking about why I loved each book. I read so many great books in 2020 so it was hard to narrow it down, I usually do narrow it down to around ten but I’ve definitely went over that this year.  They are in no particular order.

The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman

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The Toll surprised me a lot because even though I really liked the first and second book I think this book is the best in the trilogy. I love how it focused so much on the world and how it came to be and everything lined up so well, it felt like an epic conclusion.

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas

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I feel like this will be on a lot of favourite lists for 2020 and I’m sure everyone has already heard about it. I loved this book, I loved Bryce and was so invested in this story emotionally. So much happens and there are a lot of twists, I loved this book.

The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth

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This is a book that surprised me, I loved the writing and I loved how it’s almost like a retelling of the Chronicles of Narnia but it focuses more on the effects of returning home after growing up in a fantasy land.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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I’ve almost caught up on all of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s previously published books now, I think I only have about two to read left. I knew I’d love the writing of this and I loved the story too, it was very emotional.

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

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I’ve loved all of Marie Lu’s previously released books so I knew I’d like The Kingdom of Back but I was still surprised at how much I loved it. It’s a heart breaking book as it follows the life of Nannerl, who is Mozart’s sister. Not many people know of her even though she was as good a composer as Mozart simply because she was a woman. This book is so heart breaking as it confronts the reality of the constraints that were placed on women’s lives in the past.

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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I loved the main character in this book, Ryann Bird. She’s such a great character and I loved the sci-fi elements to this story. I loved how the relationship developed between the two main characters and I loved the ending.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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I loved this book and thought it put such an original and unique spin on the original Cinderella story. I loved how this book used the original Cinderella story to tell its own messages and themes and I loved how the main character stood up and fought for what was right.

Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion #3) by Jessie Mihalik

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I really liked the chemistry between the couple in this book and I liked how their relationship began, I also enjoyed how action packed this book was.

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis

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Cantoras was a very heart breaking book to read but I’m glad I read it and I loved reading about these five women and their relationships with each other, I loved how they became closer throughout the years with each other.

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

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Beetle & the Hollowbones was such a cute graphic novel. I loved the artwork and story, I loved how the story felt like a full story.

The Guild Codex: Spellbound and The Guild Codex: Demonized series by Annette Marie

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I started reading the Guild Codex series in 2020 and I’m so glad I found a new favourite series. I loved both The Guild Codex: Spellbound series and the spin off series The Guild Codex: Demonized. I loved the characters in both series and I loved how they overlapped with each other.

A Snowfall of Silver by Laura Wood

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This book was such a great book to read in the winter. It had such perfect cosy atmosphere and I really liked the writing.

Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

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I was instantly intrigued by this book as soon as I started reading it. It has a great plot with a interesting group of characters that I really enjoyed reading about.

Renegades trilogy by Marissa Meyer

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I’ve wanted to read this trilogy since it first came out but I never actually got around to it until this year and I was so surprised at how much I loved this trilogy. I loved the overall concept of it, the superheroes vs super villains and not knowing which side is which. I thought it was written so well and I was so immersed into the world of it and intrigued by the characters.

What were your favourite books of 2020?

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Favourite Series Endings

I love when an ending to a series is so good that you can just feel the journey the characters have went on or the over arcing story comes together in such a perfect way. I thought I’d talk about five of my favourite series endings today and even though some of these endings were very heart wrenching I still loved them and thought the conclusions suited the story. I’m also linking up to Top Ten Tuesday (which is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) but instead of the topic of The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover I went with my Favourite Series Endings instead.

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The Toll (Arc of a Scythe #3) by Neal Shusterman – I liked the first two books in this trilogy but I loved the last book even more. I loved the way the author wrote The Toll and how the world was described, the storytelling was so captivating in The Toll and I loved how everything wove together.

Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare – I think a lot of people can agree with me on how amazing the ending of Clockwork Princess was. I was so surprised at the ending and the trilogy will always be one of my favourites because of the characters and the ending.

Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu – I know Champion is not the official end of the Legend series now since Rebel has been released but I’m still counting it as the ending since that’s where the main storyline wrapped up. I remember when Champion came out a lot of people hated the ending but I actually loved it, it was very emotional and I loved that because it made a lasting impression on me while also still feeling true to the series.

War of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles #3) by Helen Scheuerer – I loved this fantasy trilogy and was very sad that it was over but I liked how everything wrapped up and I liked how immense this last book felt.

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J Maas – Throne of Glass is one of my favourite series and so much happens throughout the course of the books so I was nervous about how it would end but I needn’t have worried because I loved the ending. It felt like such an epic conclusion to the series and I loved how far the characters had come and where they ended up.

What are some of your favourite series endings?

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Favourite Books of 2019

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I always love doing this post every year because I love reflecting on all my favourite books I’ve read in the year. The books on this list are books that I read this year not only books that were published this year. It’s sometimes hard to narrow down favourites but here are my top ten books that I read in 2019.  This is also the topic of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday (which is a weekly feature hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).

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Song of Sorrow (Sorrow book 2) by Melinda Salisbury
– I reread the first book to this duology before reading Song of Sorrow and I enjoyed that too. This is a YA fantasy duology with a gripping plot and interesting characters, I loved this duology.

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Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood
– I can’t wait for this author to write more books because this is the second book I’ve loved by her. This is such a beautiful story about finding your place in a world that doesn’t want you to choose your own path.

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Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle book 2) by Jay Kristoff
– I read Nevernight in 2019 too and enjoyed it as well but I did like the second book just slightly more, I felt more connected to the characters and I liked reading about Mia’s journey.

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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
– Taylor Jenkins Reid is now one of my auto-buy authors. I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo last year so I was highly anticipating this one and I’m glad that I ended up loving it too.

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The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
– I’ve loved all the books on this list but if someone asked me what my most favourite would be, it would be The Air You Breathe. The writing and story in this book are so emotional, it is such a beautiful book.

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In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children book 4) by Seanan McGuire
– In An Absent Dream is my favourite book in the Wayward Children series. This story felt so captivating with such beautiful writing that makes you feel so many different emotions.

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War of Mist (The Oremere Chronicles book 3) by Helen Scheuerer
– This is the last book in an amazing YA fantasy trilogy that is very underrated. This trilogy has everything a great fantasy needs, such as characters with well written character arcs, an interesting world with magic in it and an exciting and intriguing plot. Everything in this series is so well thought out and I love the character interactions in them. I loved this conclusion to the trilogy.

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The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
– This was a surprising book because although it sounded interesting and I expected to like it, I wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did. They way this is described by a lot of people is Disneyworld meets Westworld and that description is perfect for it. That’s exactly what you get and I loved the moral questioning of whether or not the robots in the book are like humans or not. It’s such a gripping story that keeps you interested until the end.

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
– I don’t know why but I love the Shadowhunter world so much and the characters in these series’ always feel so real and that makes me feel so attached to them.

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This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone
– This was another book that I was surprised that I loved so much. It’s so hard to describe what the books about but I loved it and thought the story was very unique and I loved how the characters interacted.

What are your favourite books of 2019?