Day 30: Most Anticipated Release of 2017:
There are a load of books I could say for this one, but I think it’s a toss up between Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, The Burning World by Isaac Marion, and the sixth (and final) book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas!
Day 29: Book You Finally Read This Year:
There are so many this could apply to, (The Winner’s Curse and The Raven Cycle come to mind) but I think I’m going to go with Half Wild by Sally Green. I read the first book in this series literal years ago, and it wasn’t until this year that I finally picked up the rest of the series (even though I did think they were really intriguing books!)
Day 28: Last Read of 2016:
At this point it looks like my last book of 2016 is going to be the novelization of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed. I don’t usually read that many movie novelizations, but I saw this movie and just completely fell in love with the characters, and then I heard that you get a lot more characterization if you read this book, so I had to check it out! And it’s really good so far!
Day 27: Best Conclusion to a Series:
This is another hard one, but I definitely think I’m going with Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (the second and final book in the Six of Crows series), because it has to be one of the best resolutions to a series I’ve ever read!
Day 26: Most Read Genre:
I’m actually really surprised by how many different genres I read this year, but I think the one I read the most was definitely YA fantasy novels!
Day 25: Magical Read:
Happy Holidays! For today’s prompt, seeing as I’ve already used Harry Potter (my obvious choice) I’m going with My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows! This has to be one of the most fun books I have ever read, and I was surprised by the really unique magical elements throughout the entire book!
Day 24: New Favorite Side Characters:
Merry Christmas Eve! Have I ever mentioned my tendency to get completely attached to fictional characters? I’m going to take side character to mean “not protagonists”, so here are some of my favorites of 2016!
- Asterin Blackbeak from Empire of Storms by Marissa Meyer
- Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
- Alex Fierro from The Raven Cycle by Rick Roridan
- Jeanou from Front Lines by Michael Grant
- Tas from A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir