HOW IS IT JULY ALREADY? I’m not ready for the second half of 2018, people…
Today’s tag is brought to you by Marie @DrizzeAndHurricaneBooks you should totally see their tag, they did it with their sister so you get twice the content! Isn’t that awesome? I should try to get my sister to collaborate on a post one day…
Basically, this is just a posts to recap this first half of 2018 and how my reading went. Let’s get to it!
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BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2018
This book is my cause of death, dehydration by tears… So beautiful and heartbreaking and fun and perfect. Here’s my review
BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2018
This is the best sequel because it was its own book. The story moves forward with another of the Mortiz sisters and it’s a crazy ride from the very beginning. Review
NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO
MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR
I expected nothing and still was let down… Here’s the review
It’s got witches with dark magic, elemental magic and all kinds of magics, the main character is a gay trans man who falls in love and starts a relationship with his crush, is accepted for who he is (as a witch, his gender is never an issue) and is just a really good novella.
FAVOURITE NEW AUTHOR
(New to me, at least!)
He is a Spanish author, he wrote the Labyrinth of Forgotten Books Series. His writing is fantastic, he transports you to Barcelona in the fifties and makes you believe in dark mysteries and magic libraries.
Juliet went through quite the summer and came out a different, better person. I’d love to hang out with her and talk about intersectional feminism, queer theory, and just life in general. This is one of my first reviews on this blog…
NEWEST FAVOURITE CHARACTER
Can I pick the entire cast??? Seriously, I loved the characters from Chainbreaker, they were complex and relatable and Colton is just so sweet! I talk about them in-depth on the review but Daphne going to india and finding herself a stranger in her father’s land was so real.
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY
Do I need to explain this one? If you haven’t read it then go check it out, if you have, come yell with me on this post
BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY
Cute contemporary? Check. Fun and realistic main character? Check. A nice romance? Check. Awesome and on point asexual rep? Triple check! This book has everything to make me happy. Here are my thoughts
FAVOURITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION
Is this even a question?
FAVOURITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR
Welp, I’m answering twice
This is the definition of a fangirling, messy af, post. I loved writing it, just going back and forth on my Simon VS copy and rereading the pages I had marked was so much fun. It’s not tidy or well constructed, the criteria used were subjective, and you know what? It’s my most viewed post to date. This is proof that you don’t have to write like someone else to get people on your blog, just show how much you love the book and others will enjoy it!
My first author interview! And with a latina author who writes delightfully magical books! Talking with Zoraida was a great experience and she was the nicest person to me and all the other bloggers on the street team. We exchanged emails so that we could have stuff written down but the best part was the Skype call we all had with her where we got to chat and get to know each other.
MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR
This book is beautiful in all senses. First, the cover is stunning, the colours and the design and everything on it is breath-taking. Second, the writing is superb, the descriptions are so rich and evocative and the dialogue is a thing of beauty. If you wanna know more I wrote a full post on it.
WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR
I’ll be posting a TBR list soon, probably… I hope?
I’m tagging everyone!
But especially Rachael @LetItRambleOn becuase she said on twitter that she wanted to do it!