This weeks #SixforSunday is all about books from 2018 that I want to re-read. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a big re-reader at all, but I want to change that. I have so many amazing books on my shelf and so many series that I have already started that I need to catch up on, that I made a reading resolution to re-read at least one book each month. So far this year I have re-read the first 2 Caraval books and also started a Harry Potter re-read, it looks like the rest of my year is sorted with this list!
State of Sorrow
One of my favourite reads of last year, State of Sorrow really caught me by surprise as I have to admit that it is rare for me to award five stars to a fairyloot book as we rarely agree. But this book is full of great twists and tons of political intrigue, just when I thought I had it pegged it flipped on me again. The conclusion, Song of Sorrow, was equally a Five star read and I definitely want to read them following on from one another again this year.
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
I adored Strange the Dreamer so it was no surprise that Muse of Nightmares was high on my list of anticipated reads for 2018. I was lucky to have grabbed a hardback copy of Strange from Amazon before it became a unicorn, so to get the matching set I made sure to pre-order Muse and the Waterstones version came with gorgeous orange sprayed edges. The book lived up to all my expectations, the same wonderful lyrical writing style with an intriguing parallel story coming to a cataclysmic finale. I want to re-read both this and Strange the dreamer this year, I really hope I have time to fit them in because it’s a world I can wait to get lost in again.
Skyward by Brnadon Sanderson
In a story that totally reminded me of Starship Troopers, I loved the dog fight style and the space battles were nothing short of epic. It was the first time I had read a book by Brandon Sanderson and I totally loved it with it’s cinematic feel and its ability to make me feel that I was completely in the pages. With book 2, Starsight, out later this year it’s definitely high on my anticipated reads list and I would love to be able to have refreshed my memory beforehand.
Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
With Queen of Ruin high on my 2019 anticipated list, not for the first time on this list, I want to re-read book one before hand. Also surprisingly this is the 3rd book on this list that I picked up because of fairyloot – so it’s not all bad. Grace and Fury was a light and quick read and it really benefited from it. The story moved quickly and with so much going on packed into it’s pages, I think I’ve found the book I’m taking on holiday with me later this month!
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
I admit I was gutted that signed copies of this book had all sold out by the time I got to YALC last year, but it was still very much a book that I was figuratively dying to read, the cover is simplistically gorgeous and I do so enjoy a good sci-fi! I got a kindle gift card for my birthday and this was the first book that I purchased with it. This is a book that was very much worth the wait, I devoured it, reading pages here and there wherever I could and the thriller pacing towards then end had me flipping the pages without catching a breath. What happens when I read like that? Inevitably I miss things, I don’t know if I did, but in my excitement it’s likely. Now I know how it ends, I want to go back and savour the pages, Lauren James has a real attention to detail and has a background which means that there is fact behind the fiction. Also I know I can get signed copies from her Etsy shop, so happy days!
Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff
I offer an apology to Lifel1k3 as I didn’t give it half the attention that I should have. It was the First Jay Kristoff book I had read and I was super excited as I know so many adore his writing. It certainly had a style of it’s own but I wasn’t immediately wowed. So why the apology? I shouldn’t have read it when I did. I thought I had time but really I didn’t, you see, I started reading it 2 days before Kingdom of Ash came out. In hindsight, there was no way that I could have read it in that time and I skim read most of the second half. Wisely I chose not to write a review for it, as I knew that my rating was utterly unjustified. I want to read Deviat3 though as it seems to focus on my favourite character Lemon Fresh. In order to do that, I need to properly read Lifel1k3 and not do it around the time that my most anticipated release of the year comes out!
Vampire Hearts by Katie M John
I’m not big on vampire mythology, I think I was just outside of the demographic for twilight when it came out and I never really understood what all the fuss was about. When Vampire Hearts was released, I wanted to support this amazing author so I put aside my preconceptions and I’m so glad I did. Even though I was new to the genre Vampire Hearts follows a fledgling vampire and felt I was learning with him. The next book in the series is due 2020 so I have plenty of time to re-read this when the time comes!