Hi everyone! I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer! I originally saw this tag on Sam’s blog, Cozy Afternoons, and traced it back to the YouTube channel “Books with Emily Fox”. It sounded really interesting, and I’m excited to join in!  The questions will be in blue , and the answers in black. Thanks for reading!

1.What is the best book you’ve read so far in 2017?

~ I have to say that “A Court of Wings and Ruin” is the best book I’ve read this year. It was just so emotional and the perfect end to the trilogy. I was flat out sobbing for the last ten chapters, and I actually threw the book at the wall at one part. The whole book was just stunning, and completely worth the wait!

2. The best sequel you’ve read so far?

~ Again, I would say ACOWAR, but aside from that, definitely Lord of Shadows, by Cassandra Clare. Her characters are simply fantastic. I loved her mentions of previous novels, and the ending was so beautifully tragic. I didn’t enjoy specific aspects, but other than that, it was a close second to ACOWAR.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

~ I have been hearing such good things about the Illuminae series, and I can’t wait to read the first two. All of my friends and the booktubers I follow have highly recommended the books, and so they’re definitely on my to-read list.

4. Most anticipated release for the end of the year?

~ This is a hard question! I’m extremely excited for Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson, which is the third book in the Stormlight Archive series. I have been waiting for this to be released for over two years now, and I cannot wait for it. Check out my review on the Stormlight Archive!

5. Biggest disappointment?

~ I was quite looking forward to Alex and Eliza, by Melissa de la Cruz, because I’ve recently become obsessed with Hamilton. I rated it two stars on Goodreads, and was just so disappointed with the book. It was boring, historically inaccurate, and just badly written.

6. Biggest surprise?

~ Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristoff.  This is an extremely graphic novel about the atrocities that are committed against women around the world. It was eye opening in a way most books aren’t, and I recommend this to any feminist that can handle the truth. It is highly disturbing, so please make sure you’re okay with reading the book.

7. Newest fictional crush or newest favorite character? 

~ I love Kieran, from the Dark Artifices which are by Cassandra Clare! He’s right up my alley with the whole tortured faery elegant thing. Kieran’s less of a crush and more of a favorite character from this year, though. Most of the books I’ve read have been sequels, (including this one), and so there aren’t many new characters to appreciate.

8. Book that made you cry? 

~  ACOWAR!!!! Again, I was crying throughout several parts in the book, and at the end I could barely see because of the tears blurring my vision. I was an absolute mess during that book. I cringe thinking about how much of a complete wreck I was then!

9. Book that made you happy? 

~ I like to think all of them made me happy in some way. If I had to choose one, I would go for “Now I Rise”, by Kiersten White, because it was just so darn satisfying and cool. I loved everything about it.

10. Most beautiful cover? 

~ The book with the most beautiful cover I bought this year was definitely “Heartless”, by Marissa Meyer. It is absolutely gorgeous, both with the jacket and without. I could stare at it for hours, and I must say that that is one of the only reasons I bought it. Fortunately, it turned out to be a good book as well.


Thank you for reading! I would love to hear your answers to the questions and your thoughts on the books I mentioned here. Please like this post or add a comment down below about the “Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag”!

Thanks everyone, and see you soon.