Top Ten Tuesday #31: Best Books I’ve Read So Far In 2015

30th June 2015

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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.

  1. Spirit Bound (Vampire Academy, #5) by Richelle Mead
    [dt. Seelenruf (Vampire Academy, #5)]
  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Die Seiten der Welt (Die Seiten der Welt, #1) by Kai Meyer
    [LT: The Pages of the World (The Pages of the World, #1)]
  5. 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 to screamed 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!

  6. Finnikin of the Rock (The Lumatere Chronicles, #1) by Melina Marchetta
    [dt. Winterlicht]
  7. Froi of the Exiles (The Lumatere Chronicles, #2) by Melina Marchetta
  8. 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.

  9. The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander
    [dt. Das Buch der Drei (Taran, #1)]
  10. 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.

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  • I REALLY need to continue with Marchetta’s trilogy. D: I’ve heard it only gets better (because I was iffy about Finnikin; I really enjoyed it but didn’t absolutely love it). Also, I’ve heard the ending basically rips you apart. So that’s awesome! I love when my books just totally damage me lol.

    I want to read the Vampire Academy series because I feel like it’s one of those cult classics type things. Like, everyone reads it and moderately enjoys it, and though they don’t LOVE the books they keep reading + buying them. Sort of like Keira Cass’s Selection series. HA.

    This is a great list! I’m glad to see A Court of Thorns and Roses is an honorable mention. 😛 I can’t wait to have more of that series.

    • I think Finnikin was actually my favourite, although I really really really loved Froi. Although Quintana was great, too, there were just a couple of things that bugged me. But as far as I know, I’m the odd one out here. So you definitely need to continue reading (because ALL THE FEELS)! I also love books that turn me into a sobbing mess. I really cried a lot throughout this series.

      YES, exactly! The first one’s a little weak, but they get better and better and they are so addictive! I hadn’t read that much over the course of one week in forever, but with them, I just couldn’t stop. [Although I can’t agree with you on The Selection. I disliked the first one and won’t continue the series. There were just too many things that drove me mad. Still, I know a lot of people who really love the series.]

      Yeah, it only got 4 stars, although it came very close to 5. Therefore I thought I should mention it. I’m really curious where the series is heading to. I mean, I can see what could happen, on the other hand it also reads like a standalone.

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