At my last update, I had read 30 books out of 50 for this challenge, I have seven new titles to add to this Buy, Borrow, Bypass post, bringing my total to 38 out of 50 for the challenge. 12 more to go!
So without further adieu....
The books that, if you love reading this genre as I do, you should buy and buy now.
Sara J. Maas is a masterful storyteller. I have loved reading every single minute of her Throne of Glass series. It has everything: magic, dragons, strong female characters, friendships, evil bad guys and epic battles. Read it now if you haven't already. Can't wait to read more from this author. Just added her new book, A Court of Thorns and Roses to my TBR pile.
Just started this series, but after the first book, so far it has everything going on. I love the premise of a girl who needs to hide who she is. I love the friendships and the love traingle, but most of all, I love the strong female lead in Alexa Hollen. I can't wait to read the rest in this series.
This is the story of a woman who agrees to electroshock therapy after losing her twin brother and her husband. This is a great book that makes you question the things that are really important. I enjoyed this one so much more than I initially thought I would.
I really do love Sarah Addison Allen's body of work. She has a very lyrical way of writing and this book is no different. It's about a woman who, after losing her husband, takes her daughter to a place from her childhood. It's about friendship, family and forgiveness. If you like books with a touch of magic, this one is for you.
This was a new author for me, recommended by my mom. It's a dystopian future where only some get to attend university. The things that one needs to do to get there are often unimaginable. Think of a cross between The Give and Divergent and you nailed it. I loved the premise and I look forward to reading more in this series and more from this author.
This one really pains me for several reasons. First, I really love this series - The Iron Fey. I highly recommend books 1-4 for anyone who enjoys the genre - they are imaginative and wonderful! I really love this author, I think she has so much potential - her world and character building are fabulous. BUT.... this book, just doesn't have it. It's hard for me to believe this is even the same author. I struggled to even finish it. If you read the Iron Fey series - let it end at book 4.