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Hi everybody! Since we are (almost) at the middle of the year again, I thought it would be fun to take a step back and look at what 2018 has been like so far and also to take a look at what’s still to come with the Mid Year Book Freakout Tag (2018 version)! This tag is created by ReadLikeWildfire and Ely Jayne
At this moment I have read 30 books of my total goal of 60 books to be read this year. So looks like I’m right on track! (Though honestly I did read six issues of the Fence comic which are suuuper short so it’s a little cheating but I’m counting them anyway because reading is reading right?) Let’s get started!
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018.
I AM STILL NOT OVER THIS BOOK! I loved it so much, and I NEED to know what happens next. The Wicked King is still too far away *cries*
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018.
Honestly, Annette Marie books just keep getting better and better as they go.
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
I want to read this, but I’m also scared. Does that make sense?
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
OMG the anticipation is real! I need to know what happens next to Emiko, Hideo, Zero and the Phoenix Riders.
5. Biggest disappointment.
This was a satisfying finale – but I was just disappointed because I started out loving this series and six books later I just wasn’t as in love with it anymore… I don’t think I’l ever re-read and that’s a pity for a series I invested so many years in.
6. Biggest surprise.
It shouldn’t have been a surprise because there were so many rave reviews right? But see, the thing is there were also many rave reviews for Marie Lu’s other series… and I never really got into them. So I kind of thought she was just not an author for me. But then I read Warcross and OH BOY I LOVED IT SO!
7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Both of these books are written by an author I hadn’t read before and both of these were solid 5 star reads <3
8. Newest fictional crush.
Takumi from Let’s Talk About Love stole my heart right from the start. But of course, I can’t forget about my favorite inubus, Lyre, from the Spell Weaver trilogy either.
9. Newest favourite character.
Madeline from Big Little Lies. She’s sassy, protective, loyal, impulsive and a pro grudge-holder and I love her for it!
10. Book that made you cry.
The emotions are real! So real, I started over from page 1 right after finishing it.
11. Book that made you happy.
Aww, this was just the cutest, okay?
12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.
Technically, it’s a mini series instead of a film, but who cares? IT WAS AMAZING. I have never seen a more perfect cast before.
13. Favourite review you’ve written this year.
14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
I received all these three beautiful books from my husband for our anniversary. Aren’t they gorgeous? I haven’t read them yet though, so I should get on that!
15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
Umm, too many too count? But let’s start with these three, which have been on my TBR for quite a while already.