This was a hard one for us! We are including any books that we read in 2018 despite the date published but we are NOT including any 2019 arcs. It was hard enough to narrow it down without bringing in next year’s books as well! Ok, let’s get down to the list and yes they are counted down in order.
This was rough because I mostly had a good reading year. Here we go though!
Honorable mentions: Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller, A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan, The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth, Scream All Night by Derek Milman, Sanctuary by Caryn Lix, and City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab.
10. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Starting this list off showing love to middle-grade. This was such a fun book and I loved all the diversity and different cultural references. I can’t wait for the sequel.
9. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Female Vikings? Of course this was going to make my list! Come on now!
8. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken <— see full review Here
I live for darker middle-grade tales and this fits the bill. It’s the delightfully twisted humor of Propser that puts this on my list.
7. Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan <— see full review Here
This is where the list starts to get hard – from here on out it’s very little that seperates most of these for my love of them. This book was brutal, important, diverse and has one of the best romantic female/female relationships I’ve read in YA.
6. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Nercomancers and beastmasters! Need I say more! Also, am high-key obsessed with Lysander – go read the book and find out who the is!
5. Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
This gave me the same feels that I got from Potter the first time I read it. Just wonderful characters and a new magical world and system. I really hope this series is huge – it deserves it.
4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The YA queen of fae does it again! Amazingly dark fae tale with despicable characters that I completely love and adore.
3. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
This is a bit of a controversial pick after the nonsense Tomi pulled recently with Nora Roberts. Even though I don’t agree with what happened there, it’s still one of my favorite books of the year and I am dying to read the next one!
2. Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Obviously I am not one of the haters of this trilogy – I think it’s fantastic. I loved the first one and this one was even better. This is one of the most twisty and frustrating books I’ve ever read but it the best way. Finale is probably my most anticipated for next year.
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
You’ve probably seen this all over the book community. The hype is so strong. It got voted in as Book of the Month on the TBR and Beyond group, so I gave it a shot. OMG – this book deserves even more hype. This book made me look at things differently – it’s such a poignant, heartbreaking and diverse read. One of the books that has affected me the most in my life. My heart is still broken.
I’ve read some amazing books this year and it was so hard trying to pick just 10 but here it goes:
10. A Darker Shade of Magic by Victoria Schwab
Why did I wait so long to read this book? This was tha bomb ya’ll, I can’t wait to continue the series
9. Scream All Night by Derek Milman
I just love when I book takes me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting this book to move me as much as it did. I can definitely say that Derek is now one of my favourite authors and I will be picking up his next book.
7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. I kept seeing it everywhere this year and I was so happy when it was picked as a group read. Wow what an amazing story.
6. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
This book is an epic story. I absolytely adored it plus it gave us one of the most kick ass heroine ever.
5. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This book was dark, and gritty and everything I ever wanted in a fae book.
3. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence
We need more books with little girls training to become assassins.
1. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
Was there ever any doubt that this one would be at the top of the list?
Did we have any of the same top reads as you? Let us know in the comments!