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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag!

I have been super crazy busy with work and didn't want to neglect you guys, so I thought it would be nice and different for my post to be a tag going around booktube! We are just a little over halfway through the year and I have read about 55 books, so here is the Mid-Year Book Freak Out TAG! I wasn't tagged by anyone, but I tag you if you are interested!

ReadLikeWildFire (click for her video) and Ely Jayne (click for her blog post)


1. Best book you've read so far in 2015

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, without a doubt. This book had me fully engrossed and I could not put it down - I missed classes to stay in bed and finish it. I laughed, I cried, the characters were so real, and the plot was very well done.

2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2015

I'm not sure if this counts as a sequel, but I am going to pick Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. This book was so adorable and was such a good ending to this companion-trilogy. 

3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to

Survive the Night by Danielle Vega. I highly enjoyed The Merciless when I read it last year, and preordered this book as soon as it was available. Sadly I haven't picked it up yet, but I'm hoping to soon!

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes without a doubt. I cannot wait for this novel to come out in November, as it is the third book in the Naturals series - not sure if there is going to be another book.

5. Biggest disappointment

Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix was one that I was dying to read and had such high expectations for - but fell flat. I mentioned it in my wrap-up but the main character in this made the stupidest decisions, and it pained me to finish.

6. Biggest surprise

Again, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma has made it onto this list! When I first heard the synopsis I was not interested as it is not my kind of story. Clearly I was wrong about my original judgment, as it is now my favourite!

7. Favourite new author (Debut or new to you)

For this I am torn between Helena Hunting and Cathy Glass. Both wrote amazing novels that hooked me to their writing styles, but I've only read one story from each (so far!)

8. Newest fictional crush

My newest fictional crush would be Hayden from Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting. He is a hot tattoo artist with a slight attitude - what's not to love?

9. Newest favourite character

For this one I have to pick Mother Goose from The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer. She was hilarious and a terrible influence to Connor and Alex - but it was amazing. 

10. Book that made you cry

Damaged by Cathy Glass. I cry just thinking about this book and the terrible things this child has been through - but it was an amazing book.

11. Book that made you happy

A Work in Progress by Connor Franta. This book made me happy because you get a deeper look into Connor's life and you can see how much progress he has made in his life. He has been through so much and come out stronger - very inspirational! 

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year

I can't think of any adaptations I have seen this year. However, I am excited for The Scorch Trials movie to come out in September!

13. Favourite review you've written this year

Instead of a favourite review I've written, I'm going to choose my post recommending books about mental illness as my favourite blog post so far this year. I have finally been getting back into my blog and youtube channel, and am becoming quite happy with my content!

14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)

I'm torn between Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer, and The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh - both have beautifully amazing covers. 

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

I have made a video of the five books I need to read before the end of this year, and those include the following; Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, A Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin, and I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson.

Thank you guys so much for your continued support, and I cannot wait to see what the next half of the year brings!

~ Kristina

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