Book Tag | Mid-Year Freak Out

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Hello, friends! You may have noticed I’ve been MIA for a hot minute, but I’m BACK. I figured I’d get back into my blogging with the perfect tag to describe how I’ve been feeling about this year – because how can I not freakout about the fact that 2019 is more than half way over and what am I even doing with life?

Thanks to Siobhan @ Siobhan’s Novelties for tagging me! Now, let’s do this thang.

What Is the Best Book That You’ve Read so Far in 2019?

Gah, how do I even pick one book? I’ve read so many amazing things, but I’m gonna have to go with Kingsbane by Claire Legrand. It’s intense, heartbreaking, and will leave you MIND BLOWN. It’s everything you’d want in a fantasy book. It has magic, time travel, sass, book boyfriends…and did I mention the heartache? Now excuse me while I sob in the corner remembering the betrayal…


What Has Been Your Favourite Sequel of the First Half of the Year?

VOW OF THIEVES HANDS DOWN DESERVES ALL THE STARS. Mary Pearson is a legend, and her characters, world-building, and overall atmosphere are amazing.


Is There a New Release That You Haven’t Read Yet, but Your Really Excited To?

Have I mentioned that I’m so behind on literally everything? Shocker – I haven’t read the Shadowhunter novels that were released this year and I’m a terrible fangirl. I really need to get to them ASAP.


What Is Your Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year?

HELLO TO THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF CLOCKWORK ANGEL. I know this isn’t a new story, but OMG it’s beautiful and yeah, in case you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with Shadowhunters.


What Is Your Biggest Disappointment so Far?

Seriously, how does the Winner’s Curse get so much hype? This trilogy is terrible…Sorry, Not Sorry. Sue Me.


What Is Your Biggest Surprise so Far?

I blame Jess @ Fiction No Chaser for my latest obsession with all things romance. Who would have thought, me, a hardcore Fantasy/Sci-Fi fiend, could get into this genre. But let me tell you my not-so-secret, I’m kind of really into romance these days. So, big shocker – War by Laura Thalassa was my biggest surprise. *Please excuse the half-naked bro on the cover.*


What Is Your Favourite New-to-You or Debut Author?

See above ^. Laura Thalassa writes a lot of paranormal/fantasy/dystopian romance and I’m living for it. Why didn’t I read her books sooner?

What Is Your Favourite Fictional Crush from This Year?

Simon, Simon, Simon. You are the Slytherin for this Gryffindor. You can break my heart any day.


What Is Your New Favourite Character?

I can’t pick just one, so here are some of my faves in no particular order:

  1. Elias Veturius – An Ember Series by Sabaa Tahir
  2. Simon Randell – The Empirium Trilogy by Claire Legrand
  3. Desmond Flynn – The Bargainer Trilogy by Laura Thalassa

A Book That Made You Cry

Here this is again, just so you know how much it hurts.


A Book That Made You Happy

Sorcery of Thorns is such a CUTE YA book. It warms my heart just thinking about Nathaniel Thorn, Elisabeth and all those magical books.


Your Favourite Book to Movie/TV Show That You’ve Seen so Far



What Is the Most Beautiful Book That You Bought?

I told myself I didn’t need another set of Percy Jackson books…but then I saw them on sale and I told myself to not listen to a word of that.


What Is Your Favourite Post That You Have Written so Far This Year?

By far my Shadowhunters Los Angeles posts! If you’re into The Dark Artifices and you’re curious what Los Angeles locations inspired Cassie Clare, you can check out Part One here and Part Two here.


What Are Six Books That You Want to Read by the End of the Year?

  1. Ghosts of the Shadow Market – Cassandra Clare
  2. Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare
  3. Red Rising – Pierce Brown
  4. Daughter of Smoke & Bone – Laini Taylor
  5. Good Omens – Neil Gaimann& Terry Prachett
  6. Deviate & Godsgrave – Jay Kristoff

And That’s It!

I didn’t think to tag anyone since I’m aggressively behind and this is obviously not a true “mid-year” post, but if you want to snag this tag and do it yourself, feel free!

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