2017 has been an awesome year for books (not so much for my reading but that’s a different matter entirely). Some of the books this year have made it on to my All Time Favourites list and I absolutely cannot wait to see how their series’ continue/end in 2018. If I could have extended this list to include more books I would have but I was determined to limit myself to only 10 of the best. Without further ado, here we go:
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
It took me less than 50 pages to completely fall in love with this book. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff is an amazing start to what appears to be an awesome new series. Fastpaced, thrilling, and incredibly sarcastic, this book will keep you one your toes until the very last page.
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I have loved Sarah J Maas’ ACOTAR series ever since I picked up the first book and this last instalment gave me just as many feels as the first two books. With just as much intrigue and badassery as was promised, A Court of Wings and Ruin is an epic conclusion to an amazing trilogy.
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Travel to the southern continent with Chaol and Nesryn in Tower of Dawn, the latest instalment in Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series. With old characters returning and new characters introduced, this action packed and completely amazing addition to the bestselling series is not one to be missed (even if you don’t like Chaol).
Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
With so much more murder than Nevernight, Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff may give Game of Thrones a run for it’s money for sheer bloodthirstiness and IT WAS GLORIOUS! Mia is back with new allies and old friends (maybe frenemies is a better term) and nothing is going to stand in the way of her revenge.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee is a hilarious and utterly amazing read from page one. Definitely a highlight book for 2017, this crazy YA adventure is fast paced, daring and romantic all the while exploring what it’s like to be in love with your best friend (especially when said friend is probably straight).
Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I’m generally not a big fan of contemporary novels but boy am I glad I read this one! Simon VS. the Homo Sapiens Agenda explores the frightening aspects of coming out (or in this case being forcibly outed) to your friends and family while also bringing to life one of the sweetest and most romantic relationships I have ever come across.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
In her debut novel, S Jae-Jones has created a fantastic, mystical world where superstitions are definitely warranted and the monsters aren’t all what they seem to be. Dark, Seductive, and utterly beautiful, Wintersong takes you on a wild journey filled with magic and music and dreams of a more enchanting future.
Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Valek and Yelena have been one of my all time favourite ships ever since I read Poison Study back in high school. In Dawn Study, Maria V. Snyder brings their story to a beautiful and epic conclusion which, while very similar to Fire Study, still introduces new dilemmas for our unconventional heroes to overcome.
Hunted by Meagan Spooner
I am a big fan of fairy-tale retellings and Hunted definitely doesn’t disappoint. Beauty and the Beast with a Russian folklore twist, Meagan Spooner has created a fantastic world where the Beauty might just be more dangerous than the Beast.
The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
I am usually not a gigantic fan of contemporary novels but The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby sounded too good to pass up. This sweet, and sometimes frustrating, story about a girl who wakes up after a car accident with amnesia is definitely a book that I will be recommending to people for some time.