Favourite Reads from 2017.

I had some great reads this year and my love for YA continues. I also picked up a few fantastic contemporary reads, sci fi and some fantasy.

If I had one wish for books, I would love to see some more urban fantasy out there. It is one of my favourite genre to read and other than Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs and Ilona Andrews, I haven’t really come across anything this year that made me super excited.

I also found reading and blogging was tough from around October onwards, as this is a busy time of year for me. I think learning to be ok saying no to stuff has been a learning curve. Because saying no to books seems a bit mad!

It has been so incredibly nice to just sit around and read these past few weeks over the holidays. I have had some fab reads in December, added a bunch of 2018 releases to my Goodreads tbr and finished a few books that have been languishing on my shelves. Bliss.

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and I hope 2018 is a fabulous year for you!

Pretty Face (London Celebrities) by Lucy Parker
Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
The Hating Game: A Novel reread by Sally Thorne
What Matters: A steamy rich girl meets bad boy romance by Gracie Leigh
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Sunset Park (Five Boroughs Book 2) reread by Santino Hassell
White Hot (Hidden Legacy) by Ilona Andrews
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Illegal Contact (The Barons) by Santino Hassell
No Limits by Ellie Marney
Flame in the Dark (A Soulwood Novel) by Faith Hunter
In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Archangel’s Viper (A Guild Hunter Novel) by Nalini Singh
Fence 1 by CS Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock) by Faith Hunter
Fence 2 by CS Pacat and Johanna the Mad
Deal Maker by Lily Morton


July Wrap Up.

These all the books I’ve read this month. Just a few… Some fantastic reads!

I absolutely loved  Silver Silence, The Gentlemen’s Guide, Illeagal Contact and House of Cards. Hope you’ve had some fab reads this month too.

A ~ The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Epic. Loved it!!
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A ~ Illegal Contact by Santino Hassell 5 Stars. Loved it!! So damn hot. Longer review to come.
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A ~ Rat Queens Volume 1. Excellent first volume.
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A ~ House of Cards by Garrett Leigh. Save the chickens. Srsly.
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A- ~ Rat Queens Volume 2. Good… not as awesome as volume 1.
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B ~ Paper Girls Volume 1. Ok, some of the language used as a little meh.
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B+ ~ Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine. Ok. Requires suspension of disbelief.
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B+ ~ Silver Silence by Nalini Singh. Epic start to a new series. She’s so awesome!
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B ~ Trust by Kylie Scott. Cute contemporary. Nice to see a heroine who is bigger.
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B ~ Monstress by Marjorie Liu. Liked it, be interested to see the 2nd volume.
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B ~ Hello Forever by Sarina Bowen. Cute LGBTQIA series.
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B ~ Come Sundown by Nora Roberts. The thriller with a extended family cast. Good summer read.
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B ~ Spun! By J. L. Merrow. Cute LGBTQIA contemporary series.
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B ~ Flame in the Mist Renee Ahdieh. Fantasy YA adventure, with romantic elements.
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C ~ Dating you / Hating you by Christina Lauren. Contemporary romance.
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C ~ Damaged like us by Krista Ritchie. Crazy sauce LGBTQIA romance. Requires much suspension of disbelief.
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D ~ Strong Enough by Melanie Harlow. Found this a difficult read. Not for me.
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D ~ The Watcher by Bella Jewel. Had some issues with male lead.
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Trustworthy by Astrid Amara

This is the second book in the sci-fi  Policy of Lies series and is a solid follow up. Ivo and Mack were involved when they were younger, but they’re separated after a battle with rebel forces. Years later Ivo, with no memory of his past, ends up taking Mack prisoner and the reunion begins.

It is definitely not all hearts and flowers and our heroes are certainly made to work for their happily ever. They’re on opposing sides of a corporation war and this becomes more apparent with a few surprising admissions from Mack. I enjoyed the world building, which was pretty dark and oppressive. There was plenty of snarky tension between the leads and it was super hot. Ivo has a unique and refreshing voice, despite his memory loss and I just adored Mack.

This was definitely enjoyable, but it felt a little short. If anything,  I wanted a little more from the novel, longer maybe and more depth. Good read and I recommend you check out A Policy of Lies. 

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.
4 Stars

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