THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG! [2018]

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Hello Everyone! It’s been a very long time since I’ve done a book tag so today I decided to do the mid year freak out tag. No one tagged me, but I still wanted to do it because I love doing this tag every year and also it’s fun sharing my thoughts on the books I’ve read so far.

So far, I’ve read 74 books and I’m more than halfway through with my 2018 Goodreads challenge.

Goodreads challenge 2018

1.THE BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS YEAR SO FAR:

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Legendary (Caraval, #2)

Legendary By Stephanie Garber: I freaking loved this book! It’s a sequel to Caraval and it’s even more better more than the first book. The story is filled with lots of twists and turns. If you loved Caraval then you will not be disappointed with this book. It was absolutely amazing!

And these are some other best books I’ve read this year.

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)

Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, #1)

 


2. BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2018:

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Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2)

Genesis By Brendan Reichs is a mind blowing sequel to Nemesis. It’s a fast paced sci-fi YA novel filled with thrill, action, suspense, mystery, survival, and adventure. The whole book was a brutally intense thrill ride. I highly recommend this series if you’re comfortable of reading books with Hunger Games and battle royale themes.

Defy the Worlds (Constellation, #2)

Whisper of the Tide (Song of the Current)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defy The Worlds By Claudia Gray is a great sequel to Defy the Stars. I enjoyed this book more than the first book. I was nearly going to DNF this book but I ended up loving it.

Whisper Of The Tide By Sarah Tolcser: This book is a sequel to Song Of The Current. I wish more people gave this series a chance. It’s so good. If you love books with sea adventure, magic, and pirates then you must read this duology.


3.A NEW RELEASE THAT YOU HAVEN’T READ BUT REALLY WANT TO:

There are so many new releases that I want to read, but It was hard to keep up with all of them if you have a overflowing TBR.

Furyborn (Empirium, #1) The Poppy War Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)Sky in the Deep

 

 

 

 


4.MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR:

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The Devil's Thief (The Last Magician, #2)The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy Shadow of The Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) Seafire (Seafire, #1)
Escaping from Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper #3)

The Darkest Star

Phoenix Unbound (Fallen Empire, #1) Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)  Wildcard (Warcross #2)
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I can’t wait to read all of these books especially Devil’s Thief, Kingdom Of Ash, and Shadow Of The Fox.


5.YOUR BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT:

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Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet, #1)

Society Of Wishes By Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh: I’m a great fan of Elise Kova’s books and I had very high expectations on this book, but it turns out to be an average read with average characters. I was so disappointed.


6.BIGGEST SURPRISE OF THE YEAR:

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The Gods of Men (Gods of Men, #1) Blood and Sand

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gods Of Men By Barbara Kloss: Damn, this book was so amazing! I can’t believe it is a YA read. The story was quite captivating throughout filled with action, magic, adventure and a light romance. It was pretty hard for me to put this down even for a second. I highly recommend this book to everyone! I can’t wait to share my thoughts on it. My full review is coming very soon.

Blood And Sand By C.V. Wyk: This book was totally epic! It’s an action packed YA fantasy novel about female Spartacus. yep, you heard me right! It’s a gender bender novel. If you like books with female gladiators then you shouldn’t miss this book.


7.FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR:

Natalia Jaster

Natalia Jaster: She’s an amazing fantasy author with great narrating skills and a beautiful writing style. I’m currently obsessed with her Foolish Kingdoms and I’m looking forward to the next installment in the series.


8.YOUR NEW FICTIONAL CRUSH:

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Jester from Trick By Natalia Jaster
“I’m the finest jest you’ll ever know. If you irritate me, I’ll best you with words, for swords are the toys of knights, whilst I use more creative weapons.” 

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9.NEW FAVORITE CHARACTER:

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Blood and Sand

Attia From Blood And Sand By C.V. Wyk: She’s freaking badass and ruthless towards her enemies, but when it comes to her loved ones she’s very caring, protective, and loyal. She never gives up without a fight and always keeps her promise.


10.A BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY:

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Ryan's Bed

Ryan’s bed was completely different from Tijan’s other books. The story was heart wrenchingly good. It not only deals with loss, grief, acceptance, and healing but it also deals with sensitive issues like suicide and depression. I think it’s the best book of Tijan so far and I loved it.


11.A BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY:

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More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2)Starry Eyes

More Than We Can Tell By Brigid Kemmerer: It’s a companion novel to Letters to The Lost but can be read as a stand-alone. I loved this book. It’s a emotional and heartwarming story with cute romance. The characters were so adorable in this book. I highly recommend it to all the YA contemporary lovers.

Starry Eyes By Jenn Bennett: This book was cute, fun and adventurous. It’s a heartwarming second chance YA romance that deals with family, friendship, and love. If you like sweet romances then definitely give this a shot.


12.YOUR FAVORITE BOOK TO MOVIE ADAPTATION THAT YOU’VE SEEN THIS YEAR:

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13.FAVORITE BOOK POST OR REVIEW YOU’VE WRITTEN THIS YEAR:

Dare (Foolish Kingdoms #2) by Natalia Jaster
Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi


14.THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU BOUGHT/RECEIVED THIS YEAR:

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Circe The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

 

 

 

 

 

These two books are pretty gorgeous inside and outside. I haven’t read CIRCE yet but i’m planning to pick it up very soon.


15.WHAT ARE SOME BOOKS YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR:

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) To Kill a Kingdom The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1)

The Girl in the Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles, #1)Monstress, Vol. 2: The Blood (Monstress, #2)

 


Thank you so much for reading! I hope you guys enjoyed it!

Let’s Chat! How many books you’ve read so far and what are your favorite books? Please share them in the comments below. 

Until next time and have a great day! 🙂
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25 thoughts on “THE MID-YEAR BOOK FREAK OUT TAG! [2018]

  1. Sofii @A Book. A Thought. July 30, 2018 / 2:25 am

    I love seeing this type of post in different people because I always remember what books I still need to read lol, like Legendary!, I loved Caraval, so I don’t have excuses not to read Legendary, I hope to do it soon 😄

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions July 30, 2018 / 2:31 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed my post! OMG, I can’t wait for you to read Legendary! It was a fantastic sequel! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 🙂

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  2. Sionna (Books in Her Eyes) July 30, 2018 / 3:06 am

    Blood and Sand was so surprising!! I can’t wait for the sequel ^_^

    Also, you have sooooo many good books left to read this year! I swear ever since I caught up in The Innkeeper Chronicles (Clean Sweep), I wanted to start a re-read. It is such an interesting world.

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions July 30, 2018 / 4:56 am

      Yeah, me too! That ending was heart breaking! IKR? My rest of the year is filled with pretty amazing books and I’m sure that I’m going to love all of these books. I can’t wait to read Inn keepers Chronicles! 😁

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  3. Jen July 30, 2018 / 5:09 am

    I love so many of your choices! I really, really need to read Natalia Jaster! And I can’t wait for The Darkest Star! The snippets she’s shared with us on her group page on Facebook have me dying for that book! I’m going to read Oblivion before TDS releases. I’ve been saving that book and I have the paperback and the kindle version…the kindle has all 3 books in his pov. I’m a little obsessed lol!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 1, 2018 / 4:39 am

      OMG, I can’t wait for you to read Natalia Jaster’s books! I think you’ll definitely like her books. They’re so good. I haven’t finished the lux series yet but I’m hoping to finish it before getting to the spin-off. I hope you enjoy Oblivion! 😊

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  4. Ashley @ Book Tales July 30, 2018 / 5:22 am

    Omg Raven you HAVE to read The City of Brass and The Cruel Prince as soon as possible! They’re both so amazing! And same here, I still haven’t read Restore Me—mainly because of all the spoilers I saw haha. I’m just putting it off until I forget some of them! 😝

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 1, 2018 / 4:44 am

      I know that I’ll definitely love cruel prince and city of brass but I’m not ready to pick them up because I know they’re going to give me major book hangovers. I’m sorry you got spoiled for restore me. The worst thing about spoilers are that you can never forget them. 😁

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  5. readingbystarlightblog July 30, 2018 / 7:18 am

    You’re right about the Song of the Current Duology being an underrated series. Both Song of the Current and Whisper of the Tide are some of my all time favorite books (with beautiful covers too!) and I wish more people would jump on the band wagon!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 1, 2018 / 4:51 am

      I’m glad you agree with me! Song of the current definitely deserves more spotlight. I don’t know why people aren’t giving it much attention. It is as good as DOTPK. So many of my blogger friends pretty much enjoyed this duology.

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      • readingbystarlightblog August 1, 2018 / 4:18 pm

        It’s definitely as good as DOTPK – actually I think it’s better! It’s got everything a good pirate adventure should but what really sold me on it was the atmospheric descriptions and portrayals of the Riverlands and its culture. I would really love to see a conintueation – imagine a novella/stand-alone novel about Fee, Kente or even Melanos!

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      • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 4, 2018 / 5:29 am

        I wish it wasn’t a duology. This would definitely make a good series. Melanos and Kente deserves a spin off. And that final twist with Darla, Marko’s little sister. I didn’t see that coming. I would love to see her grown up version.

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      • readingbystarlightblog August 4, 2018 / 8:43 am

        Yes! Ohmygoodness I didn’t even think about a Darla novel! Especially if she takes up the position Markos left behind if you know what I mean 😉

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  6. Marie July 30, 2018 / 11:14 pm

    I loved your answers for this tag, Raven! I’m so happy you enjoyed COBAB so much, and Obsidio just as well, I really need to get around to reading that one soon haha 🙂
    I can’t wait for you to read Restore Me, I really loved it!
    I am so, so impatient to read Wildcard as well, after that cliffhanger, I need to know what happens next. I’m also curious about Starry Eyes, it sounds like such a cute read, so happy you liked it! 😀

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 1, 2018 / 4:55 am

      I’m glad to hear that! ❤️I’m pretty excited for Restore Me! So far, I’ve heard nothing but great things about it. I actually haven’t read warcross yet but I’m planning to read it before wildcard releases. Starry Eyes was a fun book to read. I think you’ll definitely enjoy it. I hope you give it a shot! 😊

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      • Marie August 1, 2018 / 11:15 pm

        Ohhh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Warcross then 😀 ❤

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  7. Beware Of The Reader August 1, 2018 / 12:05 am

    Hahaha Dani some on your list I’ve read thanks to you like Pestilence, Blood and Sand and added More than We can Tell ;-)))

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 1, 2018 / 4:57 am

      I’m glad you loved those books! I can’t wait for you to read More Than we Can Tell! I hope you enjoy it as well! 😊

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  8. ariellereads August 1, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    I 100% AGREE ABOUT LEGENDARY!!! Ugh it was so good I think I need to go reread it again lol

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  9. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer August 8, 2018 / 7:49 am

    Great tag Raven, loved your answers. ♥️ Love The Cruel Prince and Monstress. Monstress was a surprise but loved all the women in the graphic novel.

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions August 10, 2018 / 7:54 pm

      Thank you, Dani! I’m planning to read Cruel Prince on my birthday month i.e. October. Monstress was amazing with stunning art. I really need to get to Vol 2. Hope you have a great day! ❤️

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