Tuesday, 1 January 2019

TTT: Best Books I Read In 2018


What is Top Ten Tuesday?

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.



Best Books I Read In 2018


OMG! There were so many! However, even though I can't put them in any particular order, I have managed to select a top ten, so here they are!

Magic Triumphs


I haven't actually written a review for this because I couldn't! So many thoughts and feelings... However, I LOVED it. I absolutely loved it.
Maybe when I re-read it, I'll finally be able to review it?

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Iron and Magic


My thoughts on Iron and Magic

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10 Reasons to Stay


This book messed with the emotions something fierce! It pushed me out my comfort zone and was so deliciously addictive that I binge read the entire thing in one sitting. I didn't expect to love it but I did and I know that it'll be one that stays with me for some time.

My thoughts on Ten Reasons to Stay

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From Lukov With Love



If you've followed this blog for a while, you'll know I'm a huge Mariana Zapata fan and From Lukov With Love is not just one of my absolute favourites of 2018, it is my absolute favourite Zapata to date! A must-read for fans of the slow-burn romance!

My thoughts on From Lukov With Love

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Twice Bitten - Chloe Neill


It's book three in the Chicagoland Vampires and is older than 2018 but I just read it in 2018 so it's going on the list. I read up to book six of this series last year and Twice Bitten was the one that knocked my socks off. I loved it!
One of my goals is to finish this series this year.

My thoughts on Twice Bitten

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Blood Type by KA Linde



This trilogy made for an epic read and Blood Type was the book that started it off!
A brutally addictive paranormal romance / dystopian hybrid. It knocked my socks off but if you begin book one you better have the other two ready to go because the cliffhangers in book one and two are nothing short of EVIL!

My thoughts on Blood Type

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Your Sound by Katia Rose


I read this only a week or so ago so it's a late addition to the list but I LOVED it!
If you like a good rockstar romance than you've gotta read this... In fact, read the series.

My thoughts on Your Sound

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Fall by Kristen Callihan


Jax Blackwood stole my heart.
My thoughts on Fall.

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Pestilence by Laura Thalassa


Another book I really really liked but haven't reviewed... Must do better at the reviewing this year! But anyway, Pestilence was another book I read in one sitting. It was kinda grim but oddly addictive and I really want to read the books of the other horsemen!

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My first UF with a male lead! I loved the premise, the story, and the writing. There were only a couple of minor niggles that stopped this being a 5 star read for me. I can't wait to see what happens next!

My thoughts on Storm of the Gods.

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What books did you love most in 2018?
Have you read any of these?




29 comments:

  1. My list ended up as a top 12 I think but I posted it last year during Blogmas so I'm not doing TTT this month. Here's to a great booky year ahead!

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  2. Ohhh I have Pestilence. Glad you love it. I just like the premise of it so i got it one Kindle. Can’t wait to start it

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  3. Happy 2019!! I hope you have another great reading year :)

    My Top 10 Books of 2018

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  4. Happy New Year! Hope you find new treasures to love in 2019!

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  5. I love how you said you didn't write a review for one because you couldn't. I feel the same way sometimes! It's like, I have so many feelings and feel so strongly that I can't possibly do it all justice. I still need to try something from Zapata. And start that Kristen Callihan series!

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  6. Great list! I'm a few books behind in the Kate Daniels series, but I did have the chance to read Iron and Magic. And WOW! That was a fantastic story! Happy New Year! :)

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  7. I haven't read any of these, but they look like a lot of fun, especially the urban fantasy ones. Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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  8. Magic Triumphs and Iron & Magic are on my TTT, too! And I have two of Mariana Zapata's books on my list as well. From Lukov With Love was fun. Great list, Nicci!

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  9. I've heard so many good things about Pestilence. I kind of wish they didn't change the cover. I really liked the original one.

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  10. I've only read Blood Type from this list, and unfortunately I didn't enjoy it. I really want to try Mariana Zapata, Kristen Callihan, and Pestilence.

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  11. Pestilence and Your Sound sound good. I haven't read any of these!

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  12. The Chloe Neill books look so fun. And the Ilona Andrews books as well.

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  13. Ooh I haven't read any of these but Storm of the Gods in particular sounds super intriguing! Happy New Year!

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  14. I want to read Fall. I read the first two books in that series and really enjoyed them.

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  15. I need to read Ilona Andrews! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  16. All of these are new to me, but I've been wanting to read something from Ilona Andrews for a while now. Hopefully I'll make that happen in 2019.

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  17. This is a great list!! I now have more books to buy next time I go on Amazon! XD
    I've heard a lot of good things about Ilona Andrews' books, I really need to get my hands on one!!!
    Happy 2019!!
    Happy Reading! <3

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  18. So glad you liked Pestilence, the cover did it for me too! Ah I keep hearing about Ilona Andrews, so glad you've read it. I want to read your review soon!

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  19. I haven't read Ilona Andrews yet but I plan to.

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  20. I've seen Pestilence on other blogs and need to read it soon. I also need to finally read Ilona Andrews. Great list and Happy New Year!

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  21. It’s so hard to choose favorites! I’m glad you read some awesome books. Happy 2019!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  22. A lot of these are new to me, but Pestilence has been on my TBR for awhile! I definitely want to get to that soon!

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  23. Happy 2019! Hope next year is as good for you in reading as this one appears to have been!

    Just posted my best of list here if you're interested: http://www.bookpunks.com/ten-great-books-read-2018/

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  24. I have read and loved Fall and Pestilence so ...great list!

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  25. This is the first time I'm hearing about pretty much all of these but I'm fairly certain you just gave me a ton of new books to look into and add to my TBR. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Oooh these are all new to me! But so glad that you found so many wonderful books in 2019! Having books that are so good you can't even come up with the words is pretty much the BEST. Hope you find even more gems in 2019!

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  27. Ah I got approved for Storm of Gods in the middle of the night and they archived it like 2 hours after approving me, in the middle of the night. I'm still salty about that. I really need to get on Ilona Andrews. So many people love her books.

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  28. I've not seen these around or heard of them, but I'm so glad you found them interesting. Here's hoping you enjoy a marvelous year of 2019 reading too!! :)

    Happy 2019 - and thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit.

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  29. Andrews is so good. *happy sigh* I enjoyed a lot from Neill, too. Happy reading in 2019!

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