Top Ten Tuesday: Best Reads of 2017 so far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

2017 has been a bit of a slumpy reading year. I’ve only read 18 books so far and quite a few of those were re-reads. So, instead of picking my top 10 books of the year so far, I’ve decided to narrow the list to my top 6 books.

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Review: The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

25526307The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date:
March 24th 2016 by Bloomsbury Children’s 
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.
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Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

23276983The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date:
March 12th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s (UK)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
Lady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

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Review: A Conjuring of Light by V. E. Schwab

32200595A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V. E. Schwab
Publication Date:
February 28th 2017 by Titan Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Sum
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Witness the fate of beloved heroes – and enemies.

THE BALANCE OF POWER HAS FINALLY TIPPED…
The precarious equilibrium among four Londons has reached its breaking point. Once brimming with the red vivacity of magic, darkness casts a shadow over the Maresh Empire, leaving a space for another London to rise.

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Review: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

22299763Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date:
 September 27th 2016 by Orion Children’s Books
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy.
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Goodreads Summary
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.


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Review: The Hard Count by Ginger Scott

30827273The Hard Count by Ginger Scott
Publication Date:
 July 15th 2016
Rating: 5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sport – American Football
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Nico Medina’s world is eleven miles away from mine. During the day, it’s a place where doors are open—where homes are lived in, and neighbors love. But when the sun sets, it becomes a place where young boys are afraid, where eyes watch from idling cars that hide in the shadows and wicked smoke flows from pipes.  

West End is the kind of place that people survive. It buries them—one at a time, one way or another. And when Nico was a little boy, his mom always told him to run. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourites

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

How do you expect me to narrow down my all time favourite list? I have a lot of all time favourites and new ones are constantly being added to it. It took me a while but since I decided to split this topic into two halves I can provide you with the 5 contemporary and 5 fantasy books that stick with me.

Contemporary 

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