I saw that many bloggers did this for the end of 2018 and I thought I might join the fun! 2018 was probably one of my best reading years ever because I didn’t just read 109 books but also was lucky with most of my reading choices. (Not all, mind you! ;-P) Maybe I just got a lot more critical, though?! At least that’s what goodreads seems to claim and I wouldn’t want to argue with goodreads, would I? *lol*
So without further ado, here’s a short summary of my reading year 2018!
I hope you’ll enjoy it! XD
– The Name of the Wind:
Is there anything I didn’t love about this book? Kvothe is exactly the sassy, driven and broken kind of hero I crave for and Patrick Rothfuss just NAILED IT! I even bought the special 10th anniversary edition. Do I have to say more?
– The Scorpio Races:
Maggie Stiefvater will never cease to amaze me! This woman can write and I hope she never stops to grace us with her books! This had such a wonderful island and autumn vibe to it and was the perfect read for October.
– The Song of Achilles:
Madeline Miller was such a revelation and I can’t wait to read “Circe”! If it’s only half as good as “The Song of Achilles” I’ll be a more than just happy camper!
– Deadmarsh Fey:
I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Melika, the author of this book, and it was the first ARC that got 5 stars from me. I loved this book to bits and pieces! From the slow built, to the heroes vs. villains and the countless legends and stories about faeries it was based on. Melika did her homework and she did it more than just well!!! 😉
– Magnus Chase:
I just discovered this series in May and I’m already on the last book! I truly love everything about Magnus Chase and his world, plus I adore Alex Fierro! <333 Praise Uncle Rick for blessing us with a gender fluid representation! Alex isn’t just relatable as hell but also such an amazing character I can’t help but love her/him! XD
– Sworn to Silence:
*sighs* That one was an okay read but I hate forced love stories in my thrillers, especially if they do nothing to move along the plot. So overall just a “meh-read” for me.
– Carter Reed:
Urgh, I was so disappointed with this. I wanted an action packed mafia romance book and I got it until the 40% mark. Then it lost its appeal and all the implied sex scenes took over. I already said it in my review on goodreads and I’ll say it again: „IF THEY AT LEAST WOULD HAVE HAD THE DECENCY TO HAVE SOME FABULOUS SEX!!! *lol*“
– Dead Ever After:
For the last book in a series with a total of 13 books that one didn’t really do it for me. The ending was kind of anticlimactic and I would have expected something different.
It wasn’t a bad read and some things were really interesting, but I somehow would have wished for … more?! There just didn’t happen all too much and this took away from my enjoyment of reading the book. >_<
I kind of loved the book but also didn’t? I adored Jest and loved his character but I didn’t like how things worked out in the end. Catherine’s change into the Queen of Hearts happened way too fast and it was so abrupt that I couldn’t relate to it. Do you know the series “Vampire Diaries”? Yes?! Well, it was like she flipped the switch of her humanity. *lol*
– Assassin’s Apprentice:
Oh how I suffered with Fitz throughout the entire series. I swear Robin Hobb knows how to write and my heart bled whenever I picked up this book. The injustice in this series was maddening and it flat out killed me. I’m still planning to read the rest of her other books though. Does that make me a masochist? Most likely. Am I still going to do it? YES! XD
– Lockwood & Co.:
This is legit one of the best series I read this year. Ghosts, the supernatural, agents and young kids that deal with “The problem” like a boss?! Hell yes! If you haven’t heard of this series yet, you definitely should check it out. 😉
– The Young Elites:
My first Marie Lu series and definitely not my last. She got me hooked and I loved her morally grey characters. Adelina and Raffaele were amazing and I just couldn’t get enough of them. ❤ Highly recommended if you like villains and complex-characters!
– Captive Prince:
This was actually a re-read and whenever I read this series I seem to love it even more. Laurent and Damen own my heart and I’ll never get tired of reading their journey from enemies to lovers. *sighs deeply* Such a beautiful series. <333
– Throne of Glass:
I started 2018 with “Crown of Midnight” (the second book of the series) and I’m ending it with being halfway through “Kingdom of Ash” (the last and 7th book). So this tells its own tale, right?! I love all those characters and I don’t want this series to end! It’s so, so, so good, I’m probably going to cry once it’s over! >_<
So this was my year 2018 in a (not so small) nutshell! 😉 How was your 2018? Was it a successful reading year too? Let me know in the comments! XD
This said I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR and I hope that your 2019 will be nothing but awesome! ❤
The Sassy Library Fox