Favourite Books of 2020!

Hey guys! Today I’m bringing you my favourite books of 2020. I have read so many great books this year and I’m excited to share them with you. These are all books I rated five stars and was blown away by. So let’s get into it!

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this and I am so thrilled that I read it in the end. It’s such an amazing book and possibly my favourite out of this entire list. It’s around 800 pages, so it’s a big book, however, I was not once bored the entire time I was reading it. Sarah constantly keeps the plot moving, so my attention never once wavered. There’s so much for you to invest in and I could not put it down because of it. The worldbuilding is incredible and I fell in love with the characters – Bryce and Hunt, in particular. The ending made me cry, it was so emotional. If you’re hesitant about reading it, please just go for it. You will not regret it. It’s the perfect adult fantasy and I cannot wait to read the second one.

The Stolen Sisters by Louise Jensen: This one was an unexpected five star read. The publisher was giving away advanced copies so I requested one because I liked the sound of it. I hadn’t heard of the author before so I had no idea what to expect and I’m so happy that I managed to get a copy because it blew me away. I’ll definitely be checking more of Louise’s books. It’s not for the faint of heart because the sisters in this story go through a very traumatic experience and they never fully recover from it. They are all kidnapped when they are children and the story flips back and forth between their escape and the looming twentieth anniversary. It’s a really hard-hitting story and I felt so many different emotions while I was reading it. I felt desperately sorry for the sisters and how their childhood was so cruelly taken from them. There’s also so many heartbreaking twists and I had to take a moment to myself after I finished it because this book is just so incredibly impactful. This is a story that will stay with me and one that I’ll recommend to so many other readers.

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Favourite Books of 2020 (So far!)

Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my favourite books of the year so far. I’ve read 64 books so far and I’ve rated ten of those five stars. Nearly all of them are part of a series and rather than list the entire series as being a favourite, I’ve instead opted to pick one book from each series. It was incredibly difficult as these series are pretty amazing. Here’s the ones I picked out:

Hangman by Daniel Cole: This was actually a reread and was on my favourites list in 2018. I’m pleased that I loved it just as much the second time round. It’s quite possible the best sequel I’ve ever read – it was even better than Ragdoll (the first book). It deals with the aftermath of the Ragdoll murders and the police are also faced with a new threat of copycat murders. It’s shocking, every chapter something crazy happens and before you’ve even had chance to process it something else happens. It’s intense, gripping, horrifying, right the way through until the very last page and then you’re left with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger… it’s honestly one of the best crime thrillers I’ve ever read. I highly recommend this trilogy.

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Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag 2020!

Hey guys! It’s time to share my favourite book tag again! Can you believe we’re in mid-June already? I love doing this tag and I’m so pleased to able to post it finally. This year so far I’ve read 44 books and I’m just over halfway through my Goodreads challenge.

I’m not the far ahead compared to last year and honestly working from home hasn’t given me that much of a boost. The only good thing is that I’ve managed to read my thicker hardback books that were like 600 pages. Here’s my best and worst books of 2020 so far:

1) Best book you’ve read so far in 2020

It has to be House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. This book was incredible and so surprising! I had no idea what to expect from it, I just knew I had to read it as soon as it came out. Best decision ever! There was a whole cast of characters that meant there was never a dull moment. I loved Bryce and Hunt and was rooting for them the whole way through. I was really surprised by how much I ended up loving this.

2) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020

I’ve read some new series this year but the sequels weren’t particularly earth-shattering. The only sequel I loved was Shadowblack by Sebastien de Castell and that was a reread. It was so deserving of five stars and I loved it just as much as the first time I read it. It’s intense but also entertaining, has serious characters but then sarcastic ones to balance it out. It’s one of my favourite fantasy series.

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Book haul – 2020

Hey guys! Today I’m sharing with you some more books I’ve purchased this year with my own money and I’m actually surprised by how many I’ve bought in 2020. I’ve managed to acquire 16 books so far this year (this doesn’t include multiple copies) and I’m really excited to share my most recent buys with you. I’ve also decided to include some of my own pictures! They’re not very good, but since I wanted to talk about the multiple copies I thought it would be best to take my own.

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas: I had to share pictures of my stunning copies of House of Earth and Blood. I ordered both Waterstones editions – the hardback with exclusive red sprayed edges and the tour edition. I love both these editions so much and I’m so glad I was able to get my hands on a copy of the tour edition. I read this book when it came out and I loved it so much. I can’t wait for the second book to come out.

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REVIEW: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas (Crescent City #1)

House of Earth and BloodTitle: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
Pages: 803
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 3rd March 2020
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones


Bound by blood.
Tempted by desire.
Unleashed by destiny.

Bryce Quinlan used to light up Crescent City, partying all night in the clubs where the strict classes of angel, shifter, human and Fan merge into a sea of beautiful bodies.

And then a demon murdered her closest friends.

Two years later, when the supposed killer is behind bars but the crimes start up again, the city’s leaders command Bryce to help investigate. They assign an enslaved fallen angel, Hunt Athalar, to make sure she does. But as Bryce fights to uncover the truth – and resist her attraction to the brooding angel who shadows her every step – she finds herself following a trail that leads deep into her own dark past.

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March 2020 Wrap Up

Hey guys! Hope you are all well. Today I am bringing you my March wrap up and I managed to read six books this week, which I think is good but I could have done better. I got off to a great start but then I couldn’t concentrate towards the end of the month with everything that was happening. I’m hoping I can make up for it in April! Here’s what I read:

Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs: I enjoyed this collection of short stories but at times I felt like it was trying too hard to impress me, which kept putting me off. The stories were really fun and creative; it was a quick and easy read – something to pass the time with. I wouldn’t read it again though.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: This is the first book by Leigh Bardugo that I really disliked. I found it incredibly slow, not engaging at all and the characters were lifeless. I didn’t care what happened, I didn’t care about the illustrations getting darker as the story progressed and I honestly don’t know how I managed to finish it. Safe to say I won’t be reading it again.

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