Favourite Books of 2019!

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my favourite books of 2019 – these are all books I rated five stars and highly, highly enjoyed. Mid-July I posted my top five books of 2019 so far and since then I’ve only rated two more books five stars. So I don’t have as many five star reads as last year but that’s okay because I feel like I’ve discovered some pretty amazing books and authors. I won’t go into a lot of detail of the five I already covered in July because I feel like I’ve talked about them so much already. Let’s get into the list:

Caraval, Legendary & Finale by Stephanie Garber: Caraval has completely blown me away; I love this world and these characters so much. I rated all three books five stars because I was utterly entranced throughout the whole series. The characters felt so alive and honestly the story was so magical. I loved Scarlett and Tella so much and it was so nice reading a book about such a strong sibling bond and how they would do anything for each other. This trilogy was wrapped up so nicely but I’m really sad now that it’s ended. I’d definitely recommend this for fantasy lovers.

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November 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! Remember that TBR I posted at the beginning of the month? Ignore it. I read nine books this month (yay!) and only one of them was on my TBR! Oops! I took loads of books on holiday but then I found out there was a library and it actually had some really great books! There was so many I wanted to read so, you know, I read them instead. I figured if I didn’t like them it didn’t matter since they were going back to the library. Anyway, here’s what I read:

I See You by Clare Mackintosh: The first book by Clare Mackintosh that sadly disappointed me. It had a very thrilling plot but I found it a tad unbelievable and the characters didn’t help – they just let it down. I didn’t find them likeable at all and found that they actually irritated me throughout. They didn’t have a lot of depth; they whined a lot and sat around doing nothing. Then when something did actually happen it felt too convenient, like it jut fell into their laps with no work required. The second books are never as strong and I think you can see that with this one.

Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson: I didn’t understand the hype for this one unfortunately. I found it very boring and I wasn’t interested at all. The characters were so wishy-washy and acted like a gust of wind would knock them over. The main character was literally scared of everything and it was maddening. The plot was nonexistent and I quickly grew tired of it. I was relieved when I finally finished it to be honest.

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REVIEW: After the End by Clare Mackintosh

After the End.jpgTitle: After the End by Clare Mackintosh
Pages: 384
Published by: Sphere
Publication date: 25th June 2019
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

Max and Pip are the strongest couple you know. Only now they’re facing the most important decision of their lives – and they don’t agree.

As the consequences of an impossible choice threaten to devastate them both, nothing will ever be the same again.

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September 2019 Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I hope you’ve all had a great reading month! I managed to read nine books and one graphic novel this month which I am very pleased with. Funny thing, I didn’t realise until I actually sat down to write this post that the graphic novel was the only young adult novel that I read. The rest were all crime thrillers and for the most part, I really enjoyed them! Here’s what I read:

The Devil Upstairs by Anthony O’Neill: I haven’t come across Anthony O’Neill before but after reading this I’ll certainly be on the lookout for more of his books. It was a really intriguing and sometimes creepy story and I thought the setting (Edinburgh) was perfect. I also really liked the cast of characters, especially Cat. She was intelligent, confident and career driven. I loved how dark the plot was at times and how Cat believed she was living below the Devil! It was the ending that completely threw me, though. It took such a dark turn and was really unexpected. This was a great thriller and I’d love to read more books by this author!

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh: I was not prepared for how much of a rollercoaster this book was going to be! I thought it was about a mother overcoming the death of her son and the guilt she felt for letting his hand go, hence the title I Let You Go. Turns out it was about something completely different and it really threw me. The first half was incredibly sad and focused on the death of a little boy but then the second half took a really wild turn. I was disorientated and confused but once it hit, wow. This story was incredibly impactful and I was flitting through all these different emotions while reading it. I haven’t come across a book with such a shocking twist in a while. Clare did a fantastic job with this.

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