Hi! We’ve finally reached the last wrap up post of my 2019 reading year and it’s the best one. My favourite books of 2019! I’m excited for this one. I feel like I’ve had a poor year rating wise – I didn’t read as many books as I usually do that I absolutely LOVED, but there’s been a good few that deserve the mention. Let’s get into them.
She’s done it again! Many might’ve not believed she could, I mean, it’s hard to imagine a book blowing up more than THUG, but On The Come Up is just as powerful, meaningful, important novel. I loved the family dynamic in this one, I loved Bri as a main character, I basically loved everything about this book. Angie Thomas is definitely one of those authors I’ll read everything from, no matter what she comes out with next.
Full review here.
This was truly a stellar ending to a great series. If you haven’t read Jackaby yet and you enjoy fun, paranormal mysteries (that’s overly specific – I realise) you should definitely pick it up. It’s basically Sherlock Holmes with paranormal creatures. I won’t say much more, because it is the conclusion to the series, but the last page killed me.
Another continuation to the series on the list (you can see I tried to focus on finishing series I’ve started in the last couple of years in 2019), another book I can’t discuss without spoiling the plot. While I enjoyed the previous two, this one blew me away. The pacing really picked up, the characters got more fleshed out. There was so much at stake! I was floored by the ending and quite frankly I need more (don’t ask me why I still haven’t read the last book, then… I’m going to get to it. I will.)
I know people have mixed feelings about this one, but honestly I loved it so, so much, it’s hard to describe. It was dark and atmospheric, the writing was glorious. I enjoyed the mystery, I enjoyed the world building, I enjoyed Alex as the main character. It was a badass book, and I want more. Leigh Bardugo is a queen, and she’s proven it once again.
UNDOUBTEDLY my favourite book of the year. I laughed, I cried, I bit my nails, I was stressed reading it. It’s 600 pages of pure greatness. If you liked Ace of Shades, you will love this. If you haven’t read Ace of Shades… what are you still doing here? Go and read it. Thank me later. It’s a really fresh series with a crazy interesting world building, casions, crime lords… The characters are great and loveable, yet very morally grey, you root for them, you get attached to them, you want them to succeed. I loved every second of it.
And that is it. All of my favourite books of the year. I would like to give an honour mention to One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence which almost made onto the list.
I’ll be back soon with more posts. I’m dying with a cold, so if any of what I wrote above doesn’t make sense, you know what to blame it on.
Thanks for reading!