Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite 2016 Releases So Far
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is…top ten favorite 2016 releases so far!
I don’t know how you feel about this, but in my opinion 2016 has been full of some great releases!! In all honesty I’m way further behind in my 2016 releases than I thought I’d be at this stage, but there are just so many I wanted to pick up that it was incredibly easy to fall behind. That being said, I did get the chance to read quite a few so I’m going to share eight of my favorites and then I’m going to switch it up with the last couple and select two that I was highly anticipating, but fell short.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
I’m anticipating that this will be on a lot of lists today and rightly so because IT WAS AMAZING! I loved the conclusion to this series and although it was sad to say goodbye to some of my absolute favorite characters, I was happy with how it all turned out.
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I’m still working on my review for this one but on par with Jennifer’s other books, I really loved it! Maybe not as much as some of her series but for a standalone contemporary I thought it was really well done. Plus it had a lot of the things I loved about Jennifer’s books 😀
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
THIS BOOK. I’m actually not even finished with it yet, I have about 150 pages to go, but I couldn’t not put it on here because it is SPECTACULAR. I enjoyed ACOTAR, but this book is 203842983570918 times better. I just love it so much that I don’t want it to be over, hence me reading it at the pace of a snail. I know waiting for the next is going to be brutal. Seriously though, if you were feeling so-so about ACOTAR and you are a fan of Rhysand then you need to give this a shot!
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
Another amazing release. This book had all the feels and when I say all, I really mean all 🙂 It was just an overall incredible story that I’ve been recommending left and right.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Salt to the Sea definitely left me in tears but they were so well worth it. Gorgeous story based on a tragic historical event that doesn’t get nearly enough remembrance. Everyone should read this at least once!
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
I loved being back in the Shadowhunter world and although I thought, at times, it leaned a little too heavily on past characters, I really loved this overall!
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
I feel like the Red Queen series can be a bit of a hit or miss for people but I really enjoyed Red Queen and felt that Glass Sword was honestly better than the first. It just took the series to a whole new level that I really couldn’t get enough of. Plus that cover…
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
I didn’t love this book as much as I originally thought I would, due to what felt like a small little case of instalove, but it still earned a place in my favorites because the story was just so beautifully done.
Releases I found disappointing
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I had high, high hopes for this book but unfortunately I found Charlotte to be WAY too similar to BBC’s Sherlock, to the point that I found it distracting. 🙁
Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers
Assassin’s are a topic that always draw me in but unfortunately me and this book just didn’t get along. Oh well, it happens!
What are some of you’re favorite 2016 releases so far? Any releases that you thought you’d love but just didn’t care for? Comments? Let me know down below! 😀