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There are two answers for this question. When it comes to the first books I read, I'm looking at Goosebumps, Virginia Andrews and the Hoe overleef ik series (Dutch book series that translates to 'How to survive… It is about all kinds of problems a teenage girl can cope with and it shows how she deals with it) When it comes to THE books that absolutely made me fall in love with fantasy, which is now my favorite genre, I have to pick Harry Potter.
This is something that is bound to happen when you are a book blogger. We are all aware of all the recent publication and upcoming books. Every now and then there is a huge hype for a certain bok and when it dies down, another title pops up. At this moment I'm getting tired of all the buzz around Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I'm not saying I've lost interest, but it certainly makes it harder to pick up.
I think Amy Tintera – Ruined. It has many things you can find in other books, but she really crafted a story that made me fall in love with it – HARD. It was so good and I loved the characters, especially ruthless Em.
Brandon Sanderson – The Finale Empire. It is not only size, but also hype. It is my mission to read at least the first book this year, so I think I'm going to bring it with me on vacation.
I really value my sleep, so I tend to be strict about going to sleep on time before work. Sarah J. Maas – A court of Mist and Fury kept me up though. I simply couldn't put it down until I finished that last page.
I could think of a few, but the first one I will always choose are Sybella/Beast from The Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. Their relationship is so special. They are both broken in different ways and they complete each other. Their bond is based on so much respect and trust. I love it. If you haven't read this series, please do yourself a favor and run to the bookstore now.
Jodi Meadows – The Mirror King. I could not put it down. The ending was a little too-open for my taste, but this sequel to The Orphan Queen was fabulous.
Hmmm, I think a lot of series could use spin-offs, simply by being in the same setting. I'm going with Leigh Bardugo – Six of Crows, which is set in the same world as Shadow and Bone. I flew through this book like crazy. It is such a well-written, fast-paced, action-packed plot filled with this amazing diverse cast.
If you know me by now, you are aware that contemporary is not my favorite genre and I tend to stay away from them (unless they are written by Kasie West) My bestest bookclub friends, however, do love contemporary; so every now and then I have to read one. Morgan Matson – Since You've Been Gone really surprised me.
Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands. A lot of people have talked about this book and I'm still excited to dive into it.
I recently started collecting the Barnes and Nobles leatherbound editions from the fairytales and I love the look of them. So, you can imagine how happy it would make me to own these leatherbound editions from Andrew Lang's coloured fairytale books.
To make this question less hard, I'm going to pick two debut novel that will be published this year 2016. Erin Summerill – Ever the Hunted & Brie Sprangler – Beast.
I actually made a list of my top 20 auto-buy authors in my bulletjournal. I have to say things have changed a little, because I think I'm going to take Sharon Biggs Waller off. I fell in love with A Mad, Wicked Folly, but The Forbidden Orchid was disappointing. Maybe I can find a new author this year to add to the list.
A lot of books make me feel that way, especially if they are part in a series. I think Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo is one of my highest anticipated sequels at the moment right now. I also can't wait for Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi.