Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Favorite Reads of 2015

Life has been busy but not too busy to read. These are our favorite reads of 2015. (The stars are based on GoodReads rating scale.)

Esso’s Favorites

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)1.  The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (4*)
Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3) 2. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers (4*)

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)  3.  Dumplin' by Julie Murphy (3*)

Invaded (Alienated, #2)  4. Invaded by Melissa Landers (3*)

Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1)  5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (3*)

Rebecca’s Favorites

Alienated (Alienated, #1)  1. Alienated by Melissa Landers (5*) – I enjoyed this book because it made me laugh out loud. The storyline was interesting and different from what I usually read.

The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)  2. The Falconer by Elizabeth May (5*) – This book was amazing!!!  It had mystery, intrigue, fighting, life vs. death, faeries, action, strong female protagonist, and a little bit of romance. What’s not to love?!?!? The only downfall is waiting for it to be released in the U.S…in June of 2016!

Skink--No Surrender (Skink #7) 3. Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen (5*) – This book feature Skink, a retired, believed-to-be-dead ex-governor vigilante, who saves and helps the helpless. It was funny and also taught a lesson about the necessity of internet safety and parents’ involvement.

Image result for throne of glass series4. Throne of Glass Series by Sarah Maas (4*) – The first book starts off a little slow, but books three (Heir of Fire) and four (Queen of Shadows) quickly pick-up the pace and the story becomes more developed, and I, the reader, became more invested. Maas builds an elaborate story world with evil characters, weak characters who become strong, and characters who come into their own and fight for what they believe is right. It is a good vs. evil (the depths of the evil seem to have no end) story where I rooted for many characters. It is a shame that I have to wait for the next two books!
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5.  Dusk Gate Chronicles by Breeanna Puttroff (4*) – I delayed reading the first book in the series for two years but quickly found myself hooked on the series. And my best friend kept buying the books for me, feeding the habit. It is an interesting thought that a world exists simultaneously as the current one, yet it is so different from ours. I enjoyed the adventure and romance. 

What were your favorite reads of 2015? Let us know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. I loved Throne of Glass, Jurassic Park, and Red Queen. :)