Another year has come and gone, and with this change comes our Best Books of the Year post. This year, we have decided to split the ten best books into our top five picks for both of us. We hope you read them and enjoy them. (If you want to read our original reviews, click the link in the title for that book.)
Rebecca & Esso
Rebecca's Best Books:
It was a great mix of many dystopias without overdoing clichés. Lots of action and truth mixed into the story.
Cast in Peril (Chronicles of Elantra #8)
This is the continuation of my new favorite series. Kaylin Neya continues to navigate her way through different cultures on her own terms.
It is a tale of two outcastes learning to survive together.
It is an unlikely favorite as it is the story of a new soul in a world where reincarnation is the norm.
This is the fast-paced, heart wrenching continuation of Tris and Tobias’ search for truth about their society.
Esso's Best Books:
by Kristin Cashore
By far the best book of the year, Fire has it all: action, great characters and a completely swoon worthy Prince Brigan. I also need to mention that Fire is Kara’s top pick for the year, proving that great minds think alike (and Rebecca should read it already!)
by Erin Morgenstern
An enchanting story about two magicians pitted against one another by their masters. It has a dreamlike quality that makes it easy to be drawn in.
by Leigh Bardugo
A great fantasy book that is jam packed with action, deceit, and discovering oneself. I was actually left a little heartbroken by the turn of events.
by Marie Lu
Great characters and dialogue really sealed the deal with this book. Only downfall is that it’s too short.
by Rick Yancey
This book has exquisite depth and emotion. Will Henry will remain one of my all time favorite characters.