Dec 25, 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Top 10+ Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2016!

Top 10 of 2015 is hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader.

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2016:

#10 - The Duke's Accidental Wife (The Dukes of War #7) by Erica Ridley
Ever since I read the first book in the series featuring the sister of the Duke of Ravenwood as one of the MCs, I wanted to read his story. He's such a great character, and a romantic at heart, so yes, I can't wait. And finally, the wait will be over. This will also be the last book in the series, a series that was delight to read, with great & lovable characters, so I can't wait!

#9 - Skyborn (Thrones & Bones #3) by Lou Anders
There isn't a cover yet, but this will be the final book in this great adventurous & imaginative MG fantasy series!

#8 - Stars Above (A Lunar Chronicles Collection) by Marissa Meyer
This year I got behind on the series, first I didn't read Fairest, and yes, I haven't even read Winter yet, so I think I'll do a re-read & read of the complete series in 2016, and still I'm dying to get my hands on Stars Above, even though I need to catch up. A collection with more stories in one of my fav series with my fav characters, as well as the previous great stories - yes, please! And that cover - it just might be the most gorgeous one yet in the series!

#7 - Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff
I loved both Rump & Jack, so of course I can't wait to read Red. A book set in the same world, with another unique twist on fairy tale characters & fairy tales...can't wait! And there's just something about Liesl Shurtliff a.k.a her stories!

#6 -  This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity #1) by Victoria Schwab

Another amazingly imaginative book by the brilliant Victoria Schwab? Of course I can't wait for it...

#5 - The Darkest Torment (Lords of the Underworld #12) by Gena Showalter
To say that Gena writing Baden's book was a surprise will be an understatement. But, from her explanation, and the description, I'm actually really excited about reading this book, and learning more about Baden, and see where the series storyline will go next.
#4 - The Burning World (Warm Bodies #2) by Isaac Marion

I absolutely love Warm Bodies! If the author decided not to write a sequel, I would've been fine with that, but at the same time, I'm really looking forward to it, because from the description The Burning World sounds all kinds of awesome!!!

#3 -  The Visitor (Graveyard Queen #4) by Amanda Stevens
Ok, so, every year this book has made it on my list, but it seems that finally 2016 will be the year it will be published! I know the author had been through lots of stuff, and even when I didn't know the reasons about her not writing, I actually didn't mind, because I knew it was coming (ok, I was hoping), and eventually will be here, so yes. Now we have cover & description, and a release date, and I'm excited about it as much as I was some 3-4 years ago. Just so awesome & unforgettable creeptastic series!!!

#2 - Chaos Choreography (InCryptid #5) by Seanan McGuire

Finally, Verity Price is back! I love the InCryptid series, and the characters in it, and the world itself, but I especially love Verity as a character, and after the 2 books featuring her brother Alex, it's time for her again, and to say that I'm excited about it, it will be an understatement! I'm dying to read it!

...and my most anticipated 2016 release...

#1 - Flamecaster (Shattered Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
To say that I love the Seven Realms series, it will be an understatement. I adore everything about it. Probably my most fav YA epic fantasy series, filled with amazing & lovable characters, one of those rare series that seems to get better every time you re-read it, and with one of the best series finale. That's how you wrap up a series! I can't even say how many times the final book had destroyed the love I had for a series,  even as far as I didn't count them as a fav anymore, so I adore those that make me love the series even more ;)
Anyway, I was dying for a spin-off, but in one of the other realms & with other characters, so now that my wish has come true, I'm dying to read it! And from the description it sounds awesome, and it's set a generation later, and because of the family connection one of the MCs has, I'm hoping for glimpses of some of my fav characters :) So, yes, my most anticipated 2016 release is Flamecaster!

Honorable Mentions

And I had to list at least a few honorable mentions, because of course there are more than 10 books I'm looking forward to in 2016. And at the top of those are:
~ Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver #5) by Dan Wells
~ Heartless by Marissa Meyer

~ Lockwood & Co. #4 by Jonathan Stroud
~ Charmed (Fairy Tale Reform School #2) by Jen Calonita

~ Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge #3) by Jill Shalvis
~ Imprudence (The Custard Protocol #2) by Gail Carriger

And what about you?

Which books are you looking forward to the most in 2016?

Leave me your links.

Dec 24, 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Best Book Boyfriends of 2015!

Top 10 of 2015 is hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader.
Once again it's time for the theme I have the most trouble with, so as usual, I'll just pick guys that I loved as characters from the books I loved, and that I loved as part of a couple, and probably most will be from 2015 romances.

Best Book Boyfriends of 2015:

~ Jim Bell from Operation White Christmas by Nicki Edwards

~ Crispin from The Duke and Miss Christmas by Amelia Grey

~ Bartholomew Blackpool from The Major's Faux Fiancée by Erica Ridley

~ Zane Nicholson from Kiss Me by Susan Mallery

~ Todd Ricker from Christmas at Evergreen Inn by Donna Alward

~ Hudson Kincaid from My Kind of Wonderful by Jill Shalvis

~ Eli Garrett from Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates

~ Jake Caldwell from Shoulda Been a Cowboy by Maisey Yates

~ Jack Monaghan from Bad News Cowboy by Maisey Yates

~ Simon Kirkendale from Winging It by Christine S. Feldman

Dec 23, 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Best Contemporaries of 2015!

Top 10 of 2015 is hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader.

Best Contemporaries of 2015:

This year, I chose comtemporaries, and it was easy to choose the theme, because I read a lot of them ;)

Dec 22, 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Best Book Covers of 2015!

Top 10 of 2015 is hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader.

Best Book Covers of 2015:


And what about you? 
What are your fav book covers of 2015?

Dec 21, 2015

Top 10 of 2015: Best Books I've Read in 2015!

Top 10 of 2015 is a fun-filled yearly 5-day event we spend looking back at some of the best of all things books from 2015 and looking forward to those books in 2016 that we can’t wait for.
This event is once again hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads & Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader.
To join this event, sign up HERE!

I had lots of fun participating in this event in the previous 4 years, and even though this last year when it comes to me & reading, wasn't as great as the previous years (I read only some 70+ books), I couldn't pass up joining in once again!


Best Books I've Read in 2015:

#1 - Black Water (Pendragon #5) by D. J. MacHale

#2 - The Zombie Stories of H. P. Lovecraft: Featuring Herbert West - Reanimator And More! by H. P. Lovecraft

#3 - Messenger's Legacy (The Demon Cycle #3.5) by Peter V. Brett

#4 - Dead Boy by Laurel Gale
#5 - Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff

#6 - Rose and the Silver Ghost (Rose #4) by Holly Webb
#7 - Nightborn (Thrones & Bones #2) by Lou Anders

#8 - The Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy #1) by Sherry Thomas

#9 - The Reality Bug (Pendragon #4) by D. J. MacHale

#10 - 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger      

And what about you? 
What are your best reads in 2015?

Dec 4, 2015

Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon: Wrap Up!

The Christmas Spirit Read-a-Thon was hosted by Michelle a.k.a The True Book Addict at her read-a-thon dedicated blog Seasons of Reading!
The read-a-thon started on Monday, November 23rd at midnight CST and ended on Sunday, November 29th at 11:59 pm CST.    
For me & my time zone, as always, it started on Monday, November 23rd at 7 am & ended on Monday, November 30th at 6:59 am.
 For this read-a-thon, I read:
A Midnight Clear is obviously the Christmas themed one ;) It was sweet, sad, charming, funny & heartwarming, and the perfect holiday read. As for Jack, another awesome book by Liesl Shurtliff (I love her fairy tale re-tellings). That was all this time!