Favourite Books of 2019

This is in no particular order. So lets get started!

Firslty rereads!

1. Harry Potter Series (Audiobooks) 

I relistened to all of the audiobooks of Harry Potter read by Stephen Fry. He is an amazing narrator and I honestly adored listening to one of my favorite series in audiobook.

2. A Court of Thorns and Roses and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

Then I was in a major life-slump so I reread ACOTAR and ACOMAF because nothing makes me feel better like rereading one of my favourite series.

NOW FOR THE REST

3. Staking Jack the Ripper and Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

An amazing series based in 1888 London. We follow a headstrong and independent Audrey Rose as she studies forensic sciences and delves into major mysteries. I absolutely adore the characters, setting, and plots of these first 2 books. The third one was a bit of a disappointment so it did not make the list.

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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An amazing book full of magic and deception. I absolutely loved the main character, Scarlet and her journey through the games of Caraval. This book was insane and the ending was a complete surprise. I adore the setting of this as well.

5. A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

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This fantasy world is insanely unique and the magic system is amazing. The main character Kell is brilliant and although it took me a while, I ended up loving Lila Bard just as much.

6. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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The second book in my favourite duology – and just as amazing, if not better than the first book. The cast of Six of Crows is full of some of my faovurite characters of all time. The character development is great and every single crow had a harrowing and intense back story. My love for this series is too much.

7. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

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The first book in a duology following my BAE Nikolai Latsov. I adore him so much and his character is just so amazing. He was one of my favorite characters in the shadow and bone series and I’m so happy he got his own books. The ending of this book KILLED ME. I need the next one right now.

8. Truly Devious and The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

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The first book was good, but the second book (The Vanishing Stair) was brilliant. The series is full of mysteries and the main character – the genius Stevie Bell – is a great main character to follow. I adore the setting and the dual plot of this series. I can’t wait to read the next and final installment.

9. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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A brilliant story about superheroes vs supervillians. We follow Nova as she traverses the fine line between good and evil and realises that things are never as black and white as they seem. Awesome superpowers and an amazing plot truly made this book great.

10. Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas

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The fifth and sixth installments in my 2nd favorite series of all time. I can’t say much without spoilers but can I just say – the ending of Empire of Storms had me screaming. And Tower of Dawn was super cute and I adored it.

11. The Wicked King and Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

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The queen Holly Black has really done a good thing with this brilliant series. She wrote interesting and dynamic characters as well as an intriguing and surprising plot. All of the characters are deliciously bad and oh I loved it.

TOP 3 OF THE YEAR

I couldn’t just choose one because each of these have something different and unique that made them brilliant.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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A story about a girl from our world who suddenly lands up in a fantasy land. This story is exciting and amazing but what really made the story so great was the humor. Harper is a funny character who reacts very realistically to being kidnapped and dragged to a land with magic. The writing was great and I actually want to do a reread before the next book in the series comes out.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

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A stunningly written stand alone. This book was a work of art full of great characters and an amazing concept. Grimoires that come to life and have feelings, magicians who get their magic from sassy demons and such pretty writing. The best stand-alone I’ve ever read! I need more!

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

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Assassin school, dark characters, and shadow magic. Jay Kristoff really did an amazing job of making me fall completely in love with his book. Even if he does enjoy ripping out the hearts of his readers as he stomps on them while laughing.

 

I hope you had a fantastic reading year and read many many good books. 

Happy Reading !

Gizelle  

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