Mid-Year Freak Out Tag (2017 Edition)

Hey guys! We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time for the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag again, eheh! Check here the previous editions, 2015 and 2016.


BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2017

This one is hard this year, but I think Making Faces by Amy Harmon has definitly won my heart. This book was gorgeous and amazing, and I just sobbed like a baby, and stayed up until 5 a.m. to finish it, while crying my eyes out.


BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016

A sequel that truly took me by surprise was What I Need by J. Daniels. I really liked the whole series, but this book was just amazeballs. I couldn’t get enough of it.


NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

Oh boy, so many. But I truly want to get to When It’s Real by Erin Watt soon, because I loved The Royals, and I need to read more of this collaboration.


MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

No many! Fallen Heir by Erin Watt, Brooklynaire (Brooklyn Bruisers, #4) by Sarina Bowen Bountiful (True North, #4) by Sarina Bowen, WAGs #3 by Sarina and Elle Kennedy, Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn, The Chase by Elle Kennedy, LEGS by Kelly Siskind, …


BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

I had high hopes for Undeclared (Burnham College #2) by Julianna Keyes, because I had loved the first book so much. Unfortunately, this book was just not what I expected and it didn’t work for me.


BIGGEST SURPRISE

One of my biggest surprises this year so far was Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley, I absolutely loved this book, and I wasn’t quite expecting to love it as much as I did. You should all grab a copy of it, and start reading it today!


FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR

        

Hmmm. Jen Wilde? Cath Crowley? Krista and Becca Ritchie? Amy Harmon? … so many…


NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Again, so many, especially because I read so many romances, eheh. Either way, I think I’m going with Blake Riley, from Good Boy, because this guy is just amazing, almost too much. And so darn hilarious.


NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

I still haven’t finished Trust by Kylie Scott, but I’m going with Edie for my new favorite character. This girl is all kinds of awesome. She’s insecure, and snarky and fun, and so herself. I love her.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Nothing made me cry quite like Making Faces by Amy Harmon. I never cried so much while reading a book.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde made me beyond happy. This book was AMAZING! Everyone should read it now!


FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION

Hmmm, I think I only saw one book to film adaptation this year, and it was Everything, Everything, and I do think the movie was very well achieved.


FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR

I’m skipping this one. I have to admit that I’ve been a bit down about blogging. I haven’t been posting as much, and I haven’t done a discussion in ages…


MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

Definitely Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. This cover is GORGEOUS!


WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

                                              

I want to read Nimona by Noelle Stevenson pretty soon. I have it on my night stand taunting me. I also really want to read With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men #4) by Linda Kage, because I’ve been loving this series, and I really need more of it. Another book on my future TBR is Full Tilt (Full Tilt #1) by Emma Scott, because I loved one other book by this author, and I’ve heard good things about this one.


I tag EVERYONE who wants to do this tag, because I need to know how you are all doing so far this reading year 🙂 .

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag (2016 Edition)

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Hey guys! We’re halfway through the year, which means it’s time for the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag, and Deanna @A Novel Glimpse was awesome and tagged me to do it 😀 . Thank you Deanna!!!


BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ YET IN 2016

Without a doubt, my favorite book of this year so far was A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. It was bonkers and amazing and I want and need more. I don’t know how Sarah J. Maas keeps doing it, but I love her books more and more.


BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2016

So many!!! But I’ll settle with another of my favorites of this year, and that is Us (Him #2) by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. This book stole my heart completely. I love Jamie and Wes and I miss my boys dearly.

   


NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO

Looking around my room, I’ll say The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M. Parker, that has been sitting on my shelf since March totally untouched, and I really really want to read it.

*shame on me*


MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

Probably Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas. I love the Throne of Glass series, and I have high hopes for book 5, because I’m one of those loving the direction she’s been giving to the series. I’m curious to see if it will take the place of favorite read of the year away from ACOMAF


BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

I had high hopes for South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf, because I’m a huge fan of LGBT contemporaries, and I was in the need to read more F/F romances. Unfortunately this book didn’t match my expectations, and didn’t deal with important issues like the way I thought it should


BIGGEST SURPRISE

One of my biggest surprises this year so far was Anything You Want by Geoff Herbach. This book blew me away, and I know a lot of people didn’t quite like it, but I thought it was an amazing book, and I would like to shove it in everyone’s face!


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Can I name 2?! I need to say Elle Kennedy, who wrote my favorite two NA series (Off Campus and Him), because she’s amazing! And then Kelly Siskind, because each time I read one of her books, it makes me so so happy (and she’s also super nice).


NB_milesNEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

Confession time: I have a lot of new crushed this year, and I’ll chose this one because I really want to use a pic of the actor playing the role. So I’m going for Miles from Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover, because REASONS!

And that guy is hottie Nick Bateman, who’s set to play Miles in the Ugly Love movie!!! And that’s his cutie dog Joey 😀 .


NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

Julian Blackthorn stole my heart in Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare. I love him! I love him so much that he might have stolen Jem’s place as my favorite shadowhunter (and book boyfriend). Julian is strong, loving, mysterious. He would do ANYTHING for the people he loves. There’s still so much more to know about him, and I can’t wait.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

Oh my god… I cried so much when I finished Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. This book is so heartbreaking… so good, but so heartbreaking.

And I have no clue as to how I’m going to review it, because my heart is breaking just thinking about it.


BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

Smut by Karina Halle was a book that made me happy because it put a huge smile on my face. This book had an awesome plot, and awesome romance and it was funny as hell.

Also, so damn sexy!


FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION

I don’t think I’ve seen adaptations this year, besides Captain America: Civil War, so I’m gonna say that one. I loved this movie, and it’s Marvel, which is always good on my book.

   


FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR

Are you kidding?! Do you know how much I posted this year already?! LOL. I really liked to do this TTT post though, about first kisses. Also, check how I was doing with my challenges 3 months ago here, but know that I’m way ahead now!


MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR

One of the most beautiful books I’ve got this year so far was Night Owls (or The Anatomical Shape of a Heartby Jenn Bennett .

I love this cover so much. I fell in love with it the minute I locked eyes with this book at Waterstones.


WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR

There are 2 contemporaries that I’m dying to read, and they are Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn and Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway. I’m thinking that maybe September will be their month (because August will be NA month).


I tag EVERYONE who wants to do this tag, because I need to know how you are all doing so far this reading year 🙂 .

The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hello, welcome to another book tag. I saw this tag in a few blogs, namely at Kira’s @FIEITTYREADS and Rogan’s @Signing On blogs, and I thought it would be a fun tag to do, given that it’s past the middle of the year (and I’m already late for it).

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1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

From the books released this year, it would have to be The One Thing, by Marci Lyn Curtis. Besides fiction, I would also name Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg, and You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day.

2. BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

Throne-of-Glass-image-throne-of-glass-36562538-481-750This will have to be Crown of Midnight, by Sarah J. Maas, although it wasn’t published this year… it counts, right?

3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET, BUT WANT TO

Thor, Vol. 1: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron (Text), Russell Dauterman (Illustrator). I’m really curious about this comic, I really need to order it.

Also, Made You Up by Francesca Zappia.

4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas… Is it September 1st yet?!

 

5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, I was just expecting something a bit better. To be honest, I’m conflicted about the book coming out, the sequel, because for one side, this book really sucked, but by another, I kind of want to know what happens to this characters…

6. BIGGEST SURPRISE

77493_originalA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, I’m still obsessing about it and I read it months ago!

It is definitely amongst my favorites of this year, and although I love the Throne of Glass series, I think that this one might even surpass that.

7. FAVORITE NEW AUTHOR (DEBUT OR NEW TO YOU)

My new debut author is Becky Albertalli, author of Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. That book is amazing, and I love love love her writing.

New to me, is Sarah J. Maas. Seriously, how did I go by so many years without knowing about her?

8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH

The most recent?! Rowan Whitethorn from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas.

9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER

Shahrzad from The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. I’m about to finish the book and this girl is amazing. Seriously, she’s gold!

The book is amazing, by the way, I’m not done yet and I can tell you that it’s going on my favorite pile.

10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY

What books doesn’t make me cry, it’s more like it…

My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga made me cry big time!

11. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY

This one is easy! Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli really put a smile on my face the whole time. This book, wow, it made me smile and laugh and gasp out loud, lovely, perfect!

12. FAVORITE BOOK TO FILM ADAPTATION YOU SAW THIS YEAR

This is a very tough one. I can’t think of any…

13. FAVORITE REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR

Another tough one, I’m not a good critic, especially of my posts… I really liked to review The One Thing this week, but you tell me, which is your favorite review that I’ve written this year?

14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT SO FAR THIS YEAR (OR RECEIVED)

Ohhh, this is hard! I guess I have to go with the Shatter Me series, because those covers are just AMAZING! Beautiful beyond words.

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15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?

Oh, so many! Starting with the series in the photo above, then The Lunar Chronicles, then a lot of others… eheh!!!


That’s it!!!! I’m tagging EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!!