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Spring is officially in session and honestly it’s annoying me already. My allergies are flaring up but it’s also still flu and cold season so what pills do I take!?
Anyways moving on from my stinging eyes and sneezing fits today I’m going to be talking about the best books I read this past winter. I feel like I’ve had a solid three months in terms of reading but my favourite’s really weren’t hard to pick.
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
It took me forever to get my hands on this book: 2 years of wait and anticipation for the release, a month for Amazon to send it to me and then when I finally started reading it I got hit with nearly 3 weeks of exams and school work but god was it worth the wait.
It took me a second (aka 100+ pages) to warm up to the new characters but by the end of it I would die for Jordan Hennessy and, strangely enough, Declan Lynch. Can you believe it!
This book was as whimsical, magical and down right weird as I was expecting but also so much more and I cannot wait for the sequel.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I’ve not stopped talking about this book since I read it. After my weeks of exams passed I sat and I read the majority of this in one sitting. My eyes were aching and stinging by the time I finished but it was worth it!
This book was so much fun. How could it not be when it’s about grilled cheese twitter wars! I loved the main characters Pepper and Jack and the relationship that formed between them from frenemies to bantering friends to, eventually, a super sweet romance.
My favourite thing about this book was how there was no unnecessary drama between the characters which is a rare feat in YA romance novels. I am eagerly awaiting whatever Emma Lord writes next.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I was wary going into this due to the mixed reviews I’d seen and also the intense subject matters and how out of my comfort zone this book was for me but as you can probably guess by the fact that it’s here on my list, I loved it.
I loved learning and reading about these cults and secrete society’s and although parts of this book are gruesome and hard to read to the point I was reading through my fingers and half squinted eyes I just could not put it down.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
I never expected to enjoy this book. For one thing I read Illuminae co-authored by Jay Kristoff and hated it and for another I’m incredibly intimidated by high fantasy, both YA and Adult. But I was high on my enjoyment of the previously mentioned Ninth House and decided to tackle another big scary adult book and I’m so glad I did.
This book is so rich both in terms of the writing, with its beautiful prose and world building, and also the plot which wasn’t always the most action packed but kept me intrigued and interested throughout.
The only reason I haven’t read the sequel, Godsgrave, yet is because I want the UK Hardcover which is pretty expensive so I need to buy it for myself for a special reason as to make myself not feel bad about excessive spending.
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
(I just got the TikTok Renegade song in my head. Please kill me)
And again influenced by previous bookish conquests I read Renegades a book that, just like Nevernight, had been sitting on my shelf for way too long.
This book was really fun. I loved the comic book feel that it had to it and I’ve decided that I would happily die for Adrian. He was such a sweetheart! And the romance that began to develop throughout this book had total Hufflepuff x Slytherin vibes and I loved that!
I’m really looking forward to reading the sequel but I’m also super pissed the UK version doesn’t have this same cover design. Why do they gotta do this to me!?
So there we go, those are five of my favourite books from December 2019 to February 2020. Not a bad way to end a year and start another.
I’d love to know what books you’ve read and loved recently. Thanks for reading.