The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

I was only tagged in the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag recently, by Lauren at Wonderless Reviews and Jill at Rant and Rave About Books, but despite all the other tags I have in my queue I had to bump this one to the front. It makes sense to do a mid year tag in July, it wouldn’t make sense to do it in September/October after I’ve gotten through all the tags before it in my queue. It was hard to pick only one book for some of these, so I picked two runners up as well.

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Thanks Lauren and Jill for tagging me in this one. I’ve seen loads of people taking part in this tag and I am so excited to get my change to showcase my favourites for the first half of this year.

This tag was created by Chami at ReadLikeWildFire and Ely at Ely Jayne. It’s where we look back at (and freak out over) the books we’ve read during the past six months.

Best Book You’ve Read So Far In 2016

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Check out my review here.

This became one of my most anticipated releases of 2016 after I read the blurb and saw it described as a mixture of Greek and Indian mythology. I was lucky enough to get an eARC from NetGalley and immediately after I finished it I pre-ordered the hardcover edition. The story was amazing and the world-building itself was full of magic and reminded me of some of the things I loved about The Night Circus.

The Star-Touched Queen

Runners Up

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Check out my review here.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Check out my review here.

After reading every other V.E. Schwab book and loving them all I finally got around to Vicious and it fast became one of my favourites. I don’t know why I didn’t start it sooner. Passenger is one of the best time travel books I’ve read lately. I wouldn’t say I had any expectations before picking it up but now I’ve read and loved it I can’t wait for Wayfarer, the second book, to be released.

Best Book You've Read in 2016 Runners Up

Best Sequel You’ve Read So Far In 2016

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
Check out my review here.

I couldn’t resist adding another V.E. Schwab book. Her Shades of Magic series is my favourite of all her books and I thought A Gathering of Shadows was a brilliant edition. It exceeded all my expectations; the story was fast paced, the development of both Lila and Kell was brilliant, and after that cliffhanger I am desperate for the next book in the series.

A Gathering of Shadows

Runners Up

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Check out my review here.

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
Check out my review here.

I only got around to jumping on the Sarah J. Maas bandwagon but the A Court of Thorns and Roses books are by far my favourites. I will admit to being a little nervous about started A Court of Mist and Fury because of the love triangle aspect but I shouldn’t have been. The Raven Cycle series was another I only just started this year but I couldn’t put it down. Each book seemed to get better and better and I thought the last book was the best of the lot.

Best Sequel You've Read So Far in 2016 Runners Up

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

This was the book I received in my June Owl Crate box, and until then I hadn’t really noticed My Lady Jane. The blurb sounds hilarious and the rave reviews it’s been getting have only made me more and more excited to finally get started. It’s close to the top of my to-read list now and I hope I love it as much as everyone else seems to.

Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying, which is inconvenient, as he’s only sixteen and he’d much rather be planning for his first kiss than considering who will inherit his crown…

Jane (reads too many books) is Edward’s cousin, and far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately for Jane, Edward has arranged to marry her off to secure the line of succession. And there’s something a little odd about her intended…

Gifford (call him G) is a horse. That is, he’s an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated). Every day at dawn he becomes a noble chestnut steed—but then he wakes at dusk with a mouthful of hay. It’s all very undignified.

The plot thickens as Edward, Jane, and G are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, our heroes will have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it’s off with their heads?

My Lady Jane

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of the Year

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

It’s no secret that I love fairytale retellings, and it’s no secret that I love Marissa Meyer as well. So when I heard she was writing a new book it went to the top of my to-read list, and when I heard that it was inspired by Alice in Wonderland it went even higher. If Heartless is even a little as brilliant as The Lunar Chronicles books were it’s bound to be amazing.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland – the infamous Queen of Hearts – she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favourite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.


Runners Up

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is another of my favourite authors. I loved her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and re-read it a lot, and it seems like I’ve waited ages for her to write something new. She’s got a new book coming out soon and Strange the Dreamer sounds brilliant, plus the cover is beyond gorgeous.

A breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer is the story of: 

the aftermath of a war between gods and men.
a mysterious city stripped of its name.
a mythic hero with blood on his hands.
a young librarian with a singular dream.
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperilled.
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.

Welcome to Weep.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The first book in this series, Illuminae, is such a unique series; the format was beyond beautiful and I feel like I’ve been waiting ages for Gemina to be released. It’s another book with a gorgeous cover and if it’s anything like Illuminae I know the story inside is going to be just as beautiful.

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.

Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia – and possibly the known universe – is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.

Most Anticipated Release for the Second Half of 2016

Biggest Disappointment

Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
Check out my review here.

I had high hopes for this book, as soon as I saw it was a fairytale retelling it went high on my to-read list and most anticipated releases list well. However when I read this book after it was released I was really disappointed. The plot didn’t seem to go anywhere, the characters felt flat and lifeless, and there were so many holes in the world-building. I didn’t enjoy this book and I won’t be picking up the next book in the series when it’s released.

Reign of Shadows

Biggest Surprise

The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
Check out my review here.

I saw this book around a lot through WordPress in the run up to its release but it never really made it onto my radar, still when it was released I picked it up and thought ‘why not?’ The Love That Split the World ended up becoming one of my favourite books, I couldn’t put it down. The story was beautiful writing and the relationship between Natalie and Beau was heartbreaking but wonderful at the same time.

The Love That Split the World

Favourite New Author (Debut or New To You)

Rick Riordan

I was possibly the last person to pick up the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series after a lot of recommendations. I fell in love with the series; with the characters, the stories, and with the Greek myths which Rick Riordan rewrote with a modern twist. I have already brought the Heroes of Olympus  series and cannot wait to start it. My plan is to gradually work my way through every book Riordan has written so far and I have a feeling I’ll love them all as much as I did the original Percy Jackson books.

Rick Riordan

Newest Fictional Crush

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

When he was introduced in A Court of Thorns and Roses I wasn’t sure what to think of him. He wasn’t really an open character, but when I picked up the second book I fell in love with Rhysand the same way Feyre did. He is a brilliant character; strong, determined, dedicated. He wanted to protect Feyre but he doesn’t stand in the way of her development.

“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”
Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”

A Court of Thorns and Roses Series

Newest Favourite Character

Kenji Kishimoto
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Forget the love triangle between Juliette, Adam and Warner, for me, the best part of this series was any scene with Kenji Kishimoto. He always had a joke on the tip of his tongue, ready to lighten the situation for others when needed, but he also pulled the tough love act when needed. He yanked Juliette from her slumps and practically forced her to her full potential when training. Kenji is the kind of person everyone wants in this life, and I would give anything to have someone like Kenji in mine.

“Hey, um, I’m sorry to bother you, but I’m looking for a friend of mine,” he says. “Have you seen her? She’s a tiny little thing, cries a lot, spends too much time with her feelings—”
“Shut up, Kenji!”
“Oh wait!” he says. “It is you.”

Shatter Me Series

Book That Made You Cry

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Check out my review here.

Jandy Nelson is an amazing writer, she is one of the only contemporary authors on my auto-read/auto-buy list. The Sky is Everywhere deals with the grief Lennie feels after suddenly losing her sister. It was emotional at times, showing how Lennie and her family struggle to move on with the gaping hole left in their lives, and certain scenes moved me to tears.

The Sky is Everywhere

Book That Made You Happy

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Check out my review here.

I thought the Lunar Chronicles series ended with Winter, so I was beyond thrilled to see a new book was being released. Although Stars Above featured a lot of novellas from before and during the series but my favourite was Something Old, Something New, an epilogue for Winter. It was amazing seeing all the characters happy after everything they went though during the Luna rebellion.

Stars Above

Favourite Book to Film TV Show Adaptation


I haven’t read all the books, and it’s been ages since I picked up City of Bones, but the Shadowhunters series is beyond brilliant. I have re-watched all the episodes at least twice now and I still can’t get enough. It’s a brilliant show and even though it doesn’t stick strictly to the events of the books I think the development of the characters is even better in the TV series than it was in the books.


Favourite Post You Have Done This Year

A Postcard from Edinburgh/Venice

Asides from books travel is another of my great loves and while it took me a while to post my pictures from my trip to Edinburgh in March in the end I’m really happy with how this post, and the one for my Venice trip, turned out. Also based on the comments people left a lot of you enjoyed reading about my adventures in Scotland and Italy as well.

I’ve since posted about my hometown for the Souvenirs From Across the World feature, and I have plans to post more for any future holidays I go on so hopefully you will enjoy those just as much.

Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought This Year

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Check out my review here.

Originally I wasn’t going to buy a copy of the hardcover edition of A Thousand Nights, instead I was going to wait until the paperback was released at the end of June. However then I saw pictures of the hardcover and it was so gorgeous I just couldn’t resist. A Thousand Nights is one of the most beautiful books that I own and I am so glad I got the hardcover edition on my bookshelves.

A Thousand Nights

What Book Do You Need to Read by the End of the Year

The short answer is so so many, but I have more than a few series that I need to get around to soon because they’ve been on my to-read list for ages.

Of course after reading the first half of the Camp Half-Blood series I need to start the Heroes of Olympus series as soon as I possibly can. Hopefully it will be the next big series I manage to get around to. I’ve seen a lot of hype for Truthwitch, and a few mixed reviews as well, but I need to read it and I feel I’ve let the hype die down a little so hopefully that will help me enjoy it a little more. The Chaos Walking series is a major one I need to read because everyone has recommended Patrick Ness to me recently, and I’ve heard some brilliant things about this series. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children is being released soon as a movie and I feel I need to read the books before then. Finally An Ember in the Ashes has been on my bookshelves for a while now and on my to-read list for even longer.

Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods—the adventures have just begun! In this new five-book series, expect to see your old friends from the Percy Jackson books along with a great new cast of main characters, as the heroes of Camp Half-Blood embark on their most dangerous challenge yet.

Heroes of Olympus

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden—lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.


Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee – whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not – stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden—a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Chaos Walking

Miss Peregrine’s Perculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow – impossible though it seems – they may still be alive.

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death.

When Laia’s grandparents are brutally murdered and her brother arrested for treason by the empire, the only people she has left to turn to are the rebels.

But in exchange for their help in saving her brother, they demand that Laia spy on the ruthless Commandant of Blackcliff, the Empire’s greatest military academy. Should she fail it’s more than her brother’s freedom at risk…Laia’s very life is at stake.

There, she meets Elias, the academy’s finest soldier. But Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

An Ember in the Ashes

My tags:

And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.

49 thoughts on “The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

  1. I totally want to do this, and your Inside Out tag post! This is awesome! I’m just getting used to my blog and haven’t become completely familiar with all that can be done. But this is amazing!
    You are my new favorite blogger! (And I didn’t have one before, so you’re my favorite out of all!!)

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    1. Oh in that case you should definitely do both! I officially tag you in both tags in this comment so seriously go and do them! Have fun. I love taking part in tags and honestly there are so many amazing ones out there. How long have you been blogging now?
      And thank you so much ❤ you're so sweet and I'm really glad you like my blog! 😀


  2. I loved reading this!! 😊

    So happy that you loved all the Percy Jackosn books! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the HoO series. I’m so excited to read Vicious! I’m currently reading A Gathering of Shadows and am really loving it. I also just finished Cinder today which I enjoyed and even though it’ll be a while before I get to Stars Above, I’m really looking forward to continuing the series. I hope you enjoy Miss Peregrine’s too when you get to it!!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! 🙂
      Oh Percy Jackson is now my all-time favourite series, well one of them anways, and I am so so excited to start HoO, and all the other books Riordan has released. I have high expectations now! 🙂
      Vicious is amazing but yay, I am so thrilled to hear you say that about AGOS, I am going to keep an eye out for your review of it! 😀
      Yeah you’ve got a fair way to go before Stars Above but I hope you love the rest of the series as well, it’s one of my favourites so it’s great to hear other people are enjoying the books as well.
      Miss Peregrine’s is definitely a series I need to start soon. I want to see the film but I need to have read the book first so…time is running out! 😀


  3. Thank you for the tag! ❤ As always, an awesome tag and SO many great recs. My Amazon account weeps because of your posts! You absolutely HAVE to read The Chaos Walking Trilogy, it is unbelievably good. Ness' best work, as far as I'm concerned. 🙂 I also really, really need to read Percy Jackson, but I just never seem to get around to doing it. x

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    1. That’s all right! 😀 I hope you have fun with this one and I CAN’T wait to see your answers fot it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some new recs as well though yeah, my Amazon account is prety much constantly weeping! XD
      I actually have the Chaos Walking books in my Amazon basket waiting for me to click the Confirm button and actually buy them. I’ve heard so many amazing things about them honestly I have sky hopes for this series.
      And I would highly HIGHLY recommend the Percy Jackson books, I pretty much binge read all five because they were so amazing and I just couldn’t get enough! 🙂


  4. Awesome post, and I’ve added a lot to my tbr thanks to you 🙂 I recently started the Lunar Chronicles and the Shatter Me series, and seeing them mentioned in your post made me even more excited to read them!

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    1. Thank you! 😀 I’m glad this post could add to your TBR list!
      I hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far of the Lunar Chronicles and Shatter Me. Both are series that get better and better with each book so I think you’ve still got the best to come! 🙂


  5. I love Percy Jackson! And also Rick Riordan’s writing is amazing!😸👍

    I just read Cinder this month and it was great! I love it!😸

    Uhm, I’m not sure if my reader is faulty or something but weirdly, your description on your biggest disappointment and biggest surprise is the same. I was shocked when I read “fairytale retelling” in The Love that Split the World. My heart…😁

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    1. Oh I completely agree, I can’t wait to read more of his books and jump right back into Percy Jackson’s world!
      And I am so so glad to hear you say that, I think the rest of the series gets so much better so if you liked Cinder you’re definitely in for a treat when you start the next book!
      And thank you for letting me know, it wasn’t your reader I think I must have double copied the paragraph into both questions. I’ve fixed it now so the paragraph for The Love That Split the World is actually correct and not the one for Reign of Shadows, my Biggest Disappointment.
      Yeah, no fairytale retellings in The Love That Split the World 😀

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      1. It’s brilliant so I hope you really enjoy it! 🙂
        And it’s great you managed to avoid spoilers (although honestly the book is so detailed I’m not really sure how to go about spoiling it, if that makes any sense). It’s an amazing read though so I do really hope you love The Love That Split the World as well! 😀

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    1. Thanks so much! Oh I would highly recommend all of them, except my biggest disappointment of course. I really love the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and I really hope you do as well, I’ll be looking forwards to seeing your reviews for them! 😀

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    1. That’s all right, I can’t wait to see your answers for this one!
      Strange the Dreamer and Heartless are written by two of my favourite authors so I am so so excited to see what they’ve come up with next 😀
      Rhys is amazing, I want to read so much more of him! 🙂

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  6. I just finished The Star-Touched Queen and I absolutely adored the book! It was sooo beautiful and wonderful and everything else positive! I can’t wait to write a review for it, so that I can fangirl a bit more about it!
    My Lady Jane does sound really funny and interesting! I definitely have to check it out, especially since I haven’t read a historical fiction novel in ages.
    I’m super happy to see Rick Riordan as your new favourite author! 🙂
    The Chaos Walking trilogy is my all time favourite trilogy – so, of course, I hope you get around to it sooner rather than later as I really want to hear your thoughts on it! I’m also very exited for the Miss Peregrine movie to come out, as I quiet enjoyed the whole trilogy and I really want to see how they are going to adapt it.
    Thank you for tagging me! ❤

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    1. Oh yay I am really glad to hear you loved this book, I can’t wait to see your review for it. The world-building was absolutely amazing wasn’t it? I’ll definitely be fangirling over it as well 😀
      Ever since I saw the blurb I’ve been desperate to read this book. Yeah historical fiction isn’t really my usual genre either but it sounds so amazing I can’t really resist it.
      God he’s an amazing author, I need to read as many of his books as I possibly can.
      I really really want to get started on it soon, hopefully either this month or next. I’ve heard so many amazing things about this series I am so so sure that I’ll love it as well 🙂 The trailer looks amazing doesn’t it? It’s making me more and more excited to start the series eventually! Of course I’ll post reviews when I’m finished both series.
      And that’s all right, I can’t wait to see your answers for this one ❤

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      1. Yesss, the world building was amazing and I’m soooo exited for the companion novel to come out! 😀
        I actually tend to enjoy historical fiction but I don’t tend to read it that often, for whatever reason. Soo I need to pick up more books that are in that genre!
        It does look amazing! I really hope that the movie is going to be as good as the books were. I’ll be looking forward to your reviews then! 😉

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      2. Oh yes, we’ve still got a year to wait but I am so so excited for the companion novel, and its about Gauri as well who is a brilliant character! I have very high hopes! 🙂
        Oh I enjoy historical fiction, but I’m the same I don’t tend to read it very often. I enjoy a lot of genres actually but tend to gravitate towards fantasy the most! 😀
        I can only base on the trailer considering I haven’t read the book but it looks amazing. I can’t wait to read the book/see the film! 😀

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      3. Yes! I really can’t wait to read more about her as well! 😀 At least it’s a companion novel so the waiting isn’t that bad!
        Same! Fantasy is the one that interests me the most and I tend to read it the most as well. Though I do enjoy quiet a lot of other genres. Three that I don’t read are: non-fiction, ya contemporary (only rarely) or erotica/romance (whatever you want to call it – I never actually read it).

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      4. Well yeah there is that, but I’m still hopeful that we’ll see some of the characters from the first book again.
        I don’t think I’ve ever picked up a non fiction book, I guess I read contemporary and fiction a lot, both YA of course 😀

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      5. I hope that we see them as well! They were all really wonderful and I would love to read more about them as well. 🙂
        I think I have only read 2 non-fiction books, or at least I can think of only two. Though I do have a few I want to read, but they are not a priority. 🙂

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      6. Yep, and I think it would brilliant to see the two sister reunite again as well, I loved their relationship in the first book so I kind of want to see more of it in the second one. 🙂
        Well you’ve definitely got me beat on that one, and I can’t even say I have any on my to-read list either!

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      7. I agree, that would be wonderful as well! 🙂 I’m so happy that they had a good relationship, as it’s not the case with many books (or at least the ones I read)!

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  7. I’m so glad you moved this tag up on your list. I love all of your answers. I have so many books to read. I bought ADSOM, and I really want to start reading all of Schwab’s books. They sound awesome. I also bought Shatter Me, which is another book I need to open. Cinder and all the books in that series are also on the list. I received a copy of My Lady Jane in my OwlCrate box, and I’m pretty excited to read it. I haven’t read any of the OwlCrate books I’ve received over the past three months, so I should probably get to them. 🙂 Too many books I suppose and there’s new ones I want to read each day.

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    1. Thanks, and yeah kind of felt like this was one of the tags on my queue that had more of a deadline date than some of the rest. Ohh, I can’t wait for you to read ADSOM, and the rest of V.E. Schwab’s books, she’s an amazing author and honestly I don’t think I’ve seen many negative reviews for her so I think you’ll really love them. Shatter Me is amazing as well, and oh The Lunar Chronicles is my all-time favourite series. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on all these books.
      I know that feeling, I haven’t read some of the more recent Owl Crate books either, but I’m hoping to get started on June’s one soon! I’m so excited to start it 😀

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      1. I felt the same way about this tag. I’m planning to read at least one of Schwab’s books over the summer. I haven’t seen any negative reviews for her books either. I’m so excited about My Lady Jane. I don’t usually like historical fiction but I love the idea behind the book.

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      2. It’s hard to post a mid-year tag in the middle of October or November, or whenever you get around to it! 🙂
        Yeah there’s don’t seem to be many negative reviews which just proves how amazing they are! 🙂
        Oh I’m not really a fan of historical fiction either but I can’t wait to start My Lady Jane, I’ve jumped on the hype bandwagon! 😀

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      3. Me, too! I can’t believe I’ve also jumped on the My Lady Jane bandwagon. I was thinking it was more like the real story of Lady Jane Grey until someone told me last night that it’s a very loose representation and has magic. I was sold on the magic part. Where do I sign up? Lol I am wondering if it will still be off with her head though. I can’t wait to read it.

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      4. I do jump on book bandwagons a lot (mostly late but oh well) but I’m surprised I’m on the one for My Lady Jane as well! Oh I am so so glad it’s not a strict retelling of her actual historical story; I feel that would be kind of sad at the end (I really hope it’s not off with her head). Besides everything’s better with magic isn’t it? 😀

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      5. I was thinking the same thing cause we all know how the real Lady Jane’s story ends, which is why I was so on the fence about reading it. Yes, magic makes everything better. 🙂 It could be like The Song of Achilles where it sticks to the original, but from what I’ve heard, I don’t think that’s the case cause everyone says it’s a fun read.

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      6. I don’t think that would have bothered me much, even if you know how a story ends it can still be reimagined a little (I love fairytale retellings so I think it’s a little of the same thing there), and besides I think each author will add something new to the story. Even if two authors start off with completely the same idea the end result will be different just because of their different writing styles! 🙂

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