Since we are halfway through the year, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite books I have read so far. I have currently read twenty one books in 2016 and I want to try and read a ton more. Here are my top five favourite ones (in no particular order!):
1) Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices 1#)
Cassandra Clare has absolutely smashed it again! I loved her previous Shadowhunter books known as The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. I was ecstatic when this book came out and couldn’t wait to start reading it. I have always been envious of her writing, she just has a way of luring the reader in and not letting you go until you’ve read the very last page. The plot was so beautiful and so intricately woven it’s insane. How does she do that? I love her books so much and I’m dying to get the next book in this series. The characters were perfect as well I fell in love with them all and I can’t wait to read about them all again.
2) An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #1)
Wow… what can I say? This book was perfect in every way possible. The world building was superb and incredibly detailed. It was easy to follow what was happening and I could picture this world in my mind perfectly. I love how it follows two characters: Laia and Elias. It gives the book such an interesting twist and I adored both of the characters. They were such strong characters and I love how their lives were entwined throughout the book. If you haven’t read this book yet then you are missing out. Definitely read it as soon as possible!
3) Flawed by Cecelia Ahern (Flawed #1)
This was the first book I’ve read by Cecelia Ahern as I believe she normally writes romance novels and I’m just not really into them. But this is her YA debut novel and this was an impulse buy. I was browsing books in Waterstones and this one caught my eye straight away. The cover is gorgeous and it really stands out on the shelf. I dived right into this as soon as I got home and I struggled to put it down. I was completely hooked and was racing through it, dying to know how it ended. It’s such an interesting story and I’m so glad I picked it up.
4) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #1)
This book is full of kingdoms, magic and is very much a fantasy book. This book was mainly an impulse buy because it looked very interesting and the cover really drew me in. The book itself is as beautiful as the cover! It has a really detailed plot and I fell in love with the main character. She is such a strong fighting character and she just kicks-ass in general. I really, really, really loved this book and would highly recommend it if you are into the fantasy genre.
5) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)
This is the first book I’ve read by Sarah J. Maas and I was not disappointed! Her writing is incredibly detailed and she really sucks you in from the very first page. She writes really detailed characters and her world building is breathtaking. Although the book was a little slow at the start, it soon picked up and by the end it was incredibly action packed. You will not be left disappointed by this book and if you are thinking about reading it then go ahead and read it!
So these are my favourite books of 2016 so far! Aren’t they beautiful? They are all series so unfortunately I have to wait for the next one to come out now. No regrets though, it’s totally worth it!