Over the past couple of months I’ve started to reflect on a lot of things in my life (don’t worry I don’t think I’m having a quarter life crisis just yet) but one of my proudest and longest achievements is my blog. This little blog started as an idea between two best friends all the way back in 2014 and is a platform that has allowed us to not only grow in followers and friends but one in which that has developed my ability to produced coherent and entertaining reviews and book inspired features.
This blog has seen us through the trials and tribulations of high school, university and continues to play its part as we take our next steps into adult life. For me, the dream is still to one day work in publishing and until then I plans to channel my undying love for books through engaging posts and reviews! So if any publisher is looking for an Editorial or Marketing Assistant then please HIRE ME!
Not only has this blog provided us with the opportunity to be apart of the blogging community it has also introduced to a range of wonderful adventures in the form of books. I’ve discovered some of my all-time favourites through blogging and for that I’ll be forever grateful, so I thought I’d share my list as you never know when you’re going to find your next favourite read too! I’ve also decided to only include books I’ve actually read as I’m constantly adding books I’ve found through blogging to my TBR, and I don’t think I’m prepared to expose myself and my mile long TBR!
Angelfall by Susan Ee – Now this is a blast from the past for any book-blogger oldie! This was all the rage years ago and I was caught up watching Instagram Reels the other day and this one popped up. This post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure is the perfect read for anyone looking for a fast paced and easy read filled with unique and sarcastic characters.
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – You don’t have to be a genius to know that I’m utterly OBSESSED with Brandon Sanderson and his writing! If you’ve yet to read his Mistborn series then I urge you to add it to your TBR now.
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – This is such an underrated duology, that more people need to read! The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents in which the winner receives an audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler. Yael, a former death camp prisoner and resistance member wants revenge and its her mission to win the race and kill Hitler.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – Nevernight is a mysteriously artful and exhilarating read that captivated my full attention and imagination. The writing style is either a hit or miss with readers, but for me it was a beautifully crafted masterpiece filled with unique and descriptive metaphors that came to life on the page. Again if you’re looking for an intense and epic fantasy read then this one if for you!
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – Another nod to all you bookish oldies out there! This series stands tall and proud as one of the founders of teen dystopian fiction and rightly so because everything about this series is exhilarating! Sadly this book also fell victim to terrible YA film adaptations which is heartbreaking because they had all the elements to make this a great film franchise, it was the awkward script that just let them down!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – Another new favourite author I discovered through blogging and I’m so glad I did because Schwab’s writing style is just pure perfection!
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh – I recently saw the news that this series is being turned into TV adaptation and I need to finish this series ASAP! This beautiful retelling of One Thousand and One Nights, follows Shahrzard, as she tries to avenge her best friend’s death at the hands of her country’s ruler. Everything about this book, from the cover to Ahdieh’s writing, is stunning!