As a matter of fact, I’ve got exactly 10 titles on my first read favs 2015 shelf. I feel like I’m getting more and more nitpicky each year. On the other hand, I haven’t read a single one star book this year, so there’s that. Since there are so many series popping up multiple times, I also included some honorable mentions.
Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead
[dt. Seelenruf (Vampire Academy, #5)]
Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, #6) by Richelle Mead
[dt. Schicksalsbande (Vampire Academy, #6)]
I really really enjoyed the series. The books just happen to have this wonderful guilty pleasure feeling attached to them. My very own papery vanilla ice cream with lots and lots of chocolate sauce, strawberries, and cookies. Hmmm …. sooo good! And yet, only the last two books got the full five stars. The other ones always had some parts that really bothered or rather bored me – momentarily.
The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1) by Renée Ahdieh
This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2015 and I really truly love it to pieces – but you already know that since I’ve been raving about it in the last couple of posts. You know, I loved it so much I printed out the last two pages and pinned them to my wall to reread them over and over and over again and no matter how often I do, I’m still overwhelmed with feels.
Die Seiten der Welt (Die Seiten der Welt, #1) by Kai Meyer
[LT: The Pages of the World (The Pages of the World, #1)]
Nachtland (Die Seiten der Welt, #2) by Kai Meyer
[LT: Night Land (The Pages of the World, #2)]
Admittedly, I’m not quite sure the first book deserved five stars. I had a rather hard time getting into the story and it took me quite a while, but when I finally arrived in this world, I was totally and untterly in love. And then came the second book and it was just perfection. I really loved every second of it, every page, every letter. I wanted to curl up inside the book with a nice cup of tea to be right in the thick of things. I
wanted toscreamed at the characters when they were doing something silly and since I couldn’t hug them, I hugged the book. Like, so much, I didn’t let it go for quite some time. Oh, and Isis Nimmernis is totally one of my favourite characters ever!
Finnikin of the Rock (The Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta
Froi of the Exiles (The Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta
Quintana of Charyn (The Lumatere Chronicles, #3) by Melina Marchetta
If you haven’t read this series yet, what the hell are you waiting for?! Melina Marchetta – that woman can write! Prepare for ALL THE FEELS! Prepare to fall in love with basically all the characters, some sooner, some later. Prepare for some really amazing and strong women. Prepare for a wonderful fantasy world that feels so very real because the story addresses many topics of current affairs – asylum policy, resettlement, religion, genocide, despotism, and a couple of other things.
The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander
[dt. Das Buch der Drei (Taran, #1)]
The Black Cauldron (The Chronicles of Prydain, #2) by Lloyd Alexander
[dt. Der schwarze Kessel (Taran, #2)]
I never thought I would enjoy this series so very much. This is delightful MG/YA high fantasy with wonderful characters and lots and lots of magical adventures.