Day 1 — Head of the Class
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Red Rising was like The Hunger Games meets A Game of Thones on Mars with Roman mythology. It was brutal, and the characters spend a lot of time in a moral gray area, but once things got going about fifty pages in, they never let up. Lots of plot twists, and the world building is fantastic, and I am definitely not emotionally prepared to read the sequel when it comes out next month.
Favorite Science Fiction
I’m still in denial that this series is over, so obviously the only solution is to reread it.
Heir of Fire might be the best installment in this series yet, to be honest, and I’m so glad there are still three more books to look forward to. I was emotionally exhausted after finishing this book, but it still wasn’t long enough. Also, Celaena and Rowan are my BroTP forever and ever.
I read A LOT of contemporaries this year. Like, more than I did fantasy, which has never happened in the history of ever. Everything Leads to You stood out to me because of its focus on friends and family, as well as its Hollywood setting. Also, I loved that Emi being into girls was just one thing about her, instead of the only thing about her. Her romance(s) were a big part of the story, but not the most important part. Also, I will read everything Nina LaCour writes.
I feel like this series is hugely underrated, which is sad, because it’s so AWESOME. I loved how much more we learned about Nick in this one, and I’m really glad he’s getting his own book.
Favorite Historical Fiction
A Mad, Wicked Folly seamlessly combines character development, family drama, art, and the women’s suffrage movement. I never wanted it to end.
I couldn’t turn the pages of this one fast enough. I loved how well Armentrout combined Sam’s wish for a second chance with her desire to figure out what really happened to her.
This one was super fun, and I liked it a lot more than the previous book.
Favorite Genre Bender
Cruel Beauty was part fairytale, part myth, and part fantasy, and I loved how all of those elements worked together in this story. I also liked the romance, even though Nyx and Ignifex brought out the worst in each other – it was really interesting watching that dynamic play out.