Hello everyone! After about a month of not posting (oops), I’m finally back with a post, and this time it’s about books. I’ve read a ton of books this year (about 40), and I want to talk about them since they’re so awesome! So without further ado, here are the ten best book I’ve read so far this year.
1: Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend
I cannot explain how much I loved this book. I started rereading it as soon as I finished it. And I can proudly say it is my favorite middle grade novel.
Nevermoor follows Morrigan, a girl cursed to die on her eleventh birthday, and her adventures as she is whisked away into the world of Nevermoor, fleeing from her curse. In the new world, she must compete in trials in order to join the Wundrous Society, a prized group of talented people. An imaginative world, creative characters, and important messages make this book shine.
2: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
What if humans conquered death? In the world of Scythe, natural death no longer exists. If someone dies (which they call being “deadish”), then they can simply be revived. Diseases have no effect upon humans any more. The only way someone can die is by being killed (they call it gleaned) by a scythe. A scythe’s job is to stop overpopulation and to keep the number of humans under control.
This book blew me away. It raises so many important questions about life and death. The action in the book makes the book impossible to put down. And the world is so compelling and so thought-provoking. I felt so many things during reading it. I highly recommend this book.
3: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
This book, despite being 1000+ pages and slow at times, definitely made the list as one of my favorite books of this year.
The Way of Kings is a vast fantasy epic set in the world of Roshar. Strong storms rock the lands. Creatures are made to defend themselves from the strong winds. But storms are not the only problem here. Wars are constantly fought, as kingdoms fight for and defend priceless weapons called Shardblades and Shardplates. Amidst the chaos, a woman scholar, a brightlord, and a young solider face the tempest.
4: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinder is a cinderella retelling, but in a sci-fi setting with aliens and cyborgs and androids. It was absolutely thrilling to read!
The book follows Cinder, a cyborg. The world has been shaken by a plague. A dangerous colony of Lunars, in the moon, wait for the right time to make their move. The fate of humanity rests in unlikely places.
Even if you don’t like the cinderalla story, chances are you’ll like this one. Action and surprises await you!
5: Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Curie
One of the scariest middle grade books I’ve ever read.
Claire never wanted to go on the ghost tour on her dad’s bus. She never wanted to help with handing out flies and going to the mysterious places. She hates scary stuff. And she never asked for a ghost boy to follow her around. Haunting her. Hunting her. The boy wants something, and she needs to figure it out before it’s too late.
6: Malamander by Thomas Taylor
A whimsical, imaginative mystery set on the lapping sea side at Eerie-On-Sea. A joy to read.
When Herbert Lemon finds a girl in his lost-and-foundry, he never expects the adventure that awaits him. Hungry creatures, missing parents, and a ghostly pirate are only the few things in this book. Buckle your seatbelts: you’re in for a wild ride. And you’ll love every bit of it.
7: Alex Rider: Stormbreaker by Anthony Horrowitz
An action packed novel about a teenage spy with only one mission: to save the world.
When people tell him that his uncle died because he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, Alex Rider knows it’s a lie. A line of bullet holes on the car seat prove his point. And the people who killed his uncle are still out there. Thus starts his job as a spy, the only person who can save the world from the brink of destruction.
8: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami
An action-packed and magic filled adventure you don’t want to miss.
The land of Orisha used to be filled with magic. That is, until the evil king stripped the land of it. Now, Zelie and her friends must fight to regain the power their home once held.
9: Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
The plot twists and action in this book are outstanding! An action packed sci-fi novel about a budding skyfighter fighting to defend her planet.
Spensa has always wanted to scour the skies and fight the aliens that attack them, the Kred. But she’s the daughter and the coward, which means her chances of getting up in the sky are slim to none. But the discovery of an abandoned ship in a cave may be her road to success.
10: Skyhunter by Marie Lu
Skyhunter is about a small nation, its fight to survive, and a group of young soldiers with incredible talents. I really enjoyed this one.
Mara is the only nation that has not been conquered by the Karensa Foundation. In it, are a group of warriors, fighters who are there to defend their home. They are a strong. But they’re up against mutant warbeasts known as Ghosts, and if they are bitten, they’ll become Ghosts too. This story follows Talin as she fights for her nation’s survival.
I read a ton of awesome books so far this year and I hope I’ll read many more in the future. I hope you guys enjoyed me sharing about them, and I hope you’ll pick some of them up.
Bye, and God bless!