2018 End Of Year Book Survey!

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Hello Everyone! Welcome to my End Of Year Book Survey 2018! This awesome survey was created by Jamie @The Perpetual Page Turner . It was my fourth time doing this survey and you can find my last year 2017’s survey at here. So, without further ado let’s begin!


**2018 READING STATS**

Number Of Books You Read: 128
Number of Re-Reads: 2
Genre You Read The Most From: YA FANTASY

 

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1. Best Book You Read In 2018?

 

Blood and Sand (Blood and Sand, #1) Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2) The Gods of Men (Gods of Men, #1)

For more best books check out my #best reads of 2018

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2)

Smoke In The Sun is a final book in the Flame In The Mist duology. It is one of my highly anticipated books of this month, but sadly it didn’t meet my expectations. The story isn’t bad but I actually expected more from this finale. There’s barely any action in the first half of the book and the ending felt very rushed, It seemed like the author written the last part in a hurry. Although It was a good conclusion, it wasn’t nearly as epic or spectacular as I had expected.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?  

Not Even Bones

This book was surprisingly good and unique. If you’re not comfortable with gore then you might want to skip this one.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

If you like hate to love romance or enemies to lovers trope then you definitely need to give it a shot. It was so good!

 5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018?

BEST SERIES STARTED:
1.THE FOLK OF THE AIR BY HOLLY BLACK: If you’re into book boyfriends who’re total jerks and mean then this series might be for you.
2.THE MESSENGER CHRONICLES BY PIPPA DACOSTA: If you’re looking for a series with strong badass heroine, kickass action, and a lot of handsome supernatural males as love interests then this series won’t disappoint you.

The Cruel Prince Shoot the Messenger (Messenger Chronicles, #1)

 

 

 

 

BEST SEQUEL OF 2018:
LEGENDARY BY STEPHANIE GARBER: This book was absolutely amazing and the ending left me wanting for more.
  GENESIS BY BRENDAN REICHS: This book was even more thrilling, more brutal, more savage than the first book and I can’t wait to read the final book.

Legendary (Caraval, #2) Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2)

 

 

 

 

BEST SERIES ENDER OF 2018:

KINGDOM OF ASH BY SARAH J. MAAS: This was a great conclusion to the series!

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7)

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018?

Alexandra Christo, Author of To Kill A Kingdom
Kristen Ciccarelli, Author of The Last Namsara

 

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

NONE FOR THIS YEAR!

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1),  Genesis (Project Nemesis, #2)

 

 

 

 

BOTH OF THESE ARE FAST PACED AND ACTION PACKED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM!

 9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

I DON’T RE-READ BOOKS MUCH UNLESS I WANT TO REFRESH MY MEMORY OF THE STORY BEFORE GETTING INTO THE SEQUEL.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018?

SORRY, I CAN’T PICK ONE!

Circe  Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass, #7) A Touch of Gold (A Touch of Gold, #1) Legendary (Caraval, #2)

Shoot the Messenger (Messenger Chronicles, #1) The Cruel Prince  Bring Me Their Hearts Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)

11. Most memorable character of 2018?

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Lemon Fresh was totally fun. I really liked her quirkiness and fun personality.

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018?

Language of Thorns

This book was beautiful Inside and Outside!

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018?

Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, #1)

This is not only a fantasy romance but also a thought provoking Story.

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? 

The Last Namsara (Iskari, #1)

I love reading books that has dragons and I can’t believe that I waited until 2018 to finally pick this up. I enjoyed reading this a lot and can’t wait to read the next book.

 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018?

“People don’t change. They just get better at hiding who they really are.”
– Sadie By Courtney Summers

“Your past doesn’t make calls on your future. It doesn’t matter who you were. Only who you are.”
– Lifel1k3 By Jay Kristoff

“No one lives in a vacuum. Our actions have an impact on everyone around us. Sometimes without us even realizing it.”

 -More than we can Tell By Brigid Kemmerer

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018?

LONGEST BOOK: KOA BY SARAH J. MASS (980 PAGES)
SHORTEST BOOK: YUMI BY RENEE AHDIEH (8 PAGES)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

(Because of a plot twist, character death, left you hanging with your mouth wide open, etc.)

Skyward The City of Brass (The Daevabad Trilogy, #1) Ryan's Bed Blood and Sand (Blood and Sand, #1)


18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

LORCAN AND ELIDE FROM THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS

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19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

LEMON FRESH AND EVIE FROM LIFEL1K3
KESH LASOTA AND SOTA FROM THE MESSENGER CHRONICLES BY PIPPA DACOSTA
AELIN AND LYSANDRA FROM TOG SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Shoot the Messenger (Messenger Chronicles, #1)

21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.

SADIE  BY COURTNEY SUMMERS

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22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018?

DARA (Djinn) FROM CITY OF BRASS, & CARDAN (Fae) FROM CRUEL PRINCE, PESTILENCE (Horseman) FROM PESTILENCE, POET (Human) FROM TRICK BY NATALIA JASTER

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23. Best 2018 debut you read?

BLOOD AND SAND BY C.V. Wyk
COBAB BY TOMI ADEYEMI
TO KILL A KINGDOM BY ALEXANDRA CHRISTO
THE LAST NAMSARA BY KRISTEN CICCARELLI
A TOUCH OF GOLD BY ANNIE SULLIVAN

 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

YOUSAY FROM LIFEL1K3 BY JAY KRISTOFF

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25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)Ebba-Viva Fairisles: Immortal Plunder (Pirates of Felicity Book 1)

 

 

 

 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018?

SADIE BY COURTNEY SUMMERS
RYAN’S BED BY TIJAN

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

TRICK, THE GODS OF MEN, A TOUCH OF GOLD, NOT EVEN BONES, HONOR AMONG THIEVES, DREAD NATION.

Trick (Foolish Kingdoms, #1)The Gods of Men (Gods of Men, #1)A Touch of Gold (A Touch of Gold, #1)Not Even BonesHonor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)Dread Nation (Dread Nation, #1)

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

THE GIRL AND HER REN BY PEPPER WINTERS

The Girl and Her Ren (The Ribbon Duet, #2)

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018?

Trail of Lightning (The Sixth World, #1)

TRAIL OF LIGHTNING BY REBECCA ROANHORSE: This book was incredibly unique and very interesting. It represents Navajo myths and legends. I’m not familiar with any of their myths and it was very refreshing to read about a whole new world, culture, and magic. I quite enjoyed the story. It was a perfect mix of urban fantasy and sci-fi.

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

THE CITY OF BRASS(THE DAEVABAD#1) BY S.A. CHAKRABORTY: I may have enjoyed the book but I’m pretty mad about its ending.
ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI(STALKING JACK THE RIPPER#3) BY KERRI MANISCALCO: I liked the murder mystery but the unnecessary drama ruined the overall fun for me. Audrey Rose makes some dumb decisions in this book and I can’t believe she’s the same Independent Audrey from the previous installments. And also I didn’t liked how Thomas Cresswell was kinda sidelined by another character.

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1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019?

The Devil's Thief (The Last Magician, #2) Seafire (Seafire, #1) Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox, #1) The Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2) Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1)

 

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Archenemies (Renegades, #2)Ash Princess (Ash Princess Trilogy #1)This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil, #2)The Poppy War (The Poppy War, #1)

 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)?

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) Sorcery of ThornsAurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle, #1) A Curse So Dark and Lonely Soul in Darkness

Warrior of the WildThe Beautiful (The Beautiful, #1)

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1)
Last of Her Name

Dark Shores (Dark Shores, #1)

 

 

 

 

 

CRESCENT CITY BY SARAH J. MAAS, NINTH HOUSE By Leigh Bardugo,  INTO THE CROOKED PLACE By Alexandra Christo

3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow, #1)The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow, #1) Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy, #1)Descendant of the Crane  The Candle and the Flame

The Fever King (Feverwake, #1) Blood Heir (Blood Heir, #1) We Hunt the Flame House of Salt and Sorrows Crown of Coral and Pearl

 

 

 

WICKED FOX BY KAT CHOSEVEN DEADLY SHADOWS By Courtney Alameda 

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019?

Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) Finale (Caraval, #3) Chrysalis (Project Nemesis) Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #3) The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy, #3)

The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Legacy of Orïsha, #2) DEV1AT3 (Deviate) (Lifel1k3 Book 2) Defy the Fates (Constellation, #3) Rage (Stormheart, #2)

 

 

 

 

 

FIRE AND ASH By C.V. Wyk, THE KINGDOM OF COPPER By S.A. Chakraborty, ONLY ASHES REMAIN by Rebecca Schaeffer, TEMPLE OF SAND By Barbara Kloss, WAR By Laura Thalassa.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019?

READ MORE BACKLISTED BOOKS!

6. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

This book is a National treasure meets six of crows in 18th century Paris. I enjoyed this book, but honestly  It’s not as amazing as Six Of crows but it still makes a good read if you’re into books that involves lot of quests. I definitely recommend it to everyone.

So that’s it for this year! If you’ve read any of the books from the above list, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time and have a great day! 😀

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20 thoughts on “2018 End Of Year Book Survey!

  1. Marie January 6, 2019 / 1:40 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear Smoke In The Sun wasn’t that good, I liked the first book in that duology and I’m so nervous to read more, given all of the mixed reviews about it :/
    I also have This Cruel Design on my TBR for 2019 and I can’t WAIT to read it, I’m so impatient! I also want to read Spin The Dawn and Last of Her Name, as well as The Fever King, they all sound so good 🙂
    Happy reading! ❤

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions January 9, 2019 / 4:27 am

      Smoke In the Sun wasn’t a bad read! You might love it if you go in with low expectations. I’ve heard great things things about this Cruel Design so I’m pretty excited to read it.
      Hope you have a great reading month! 😊❤️

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  2. Beware Of The Reader January 7, 2019 / 9:18 pm

    OMG Raven! I have so many books on your list! Sadie, Honor Bound, pestilence, The Kiss Thief, The Cruel Prince, A Curse so Dark Lonely, Dardawn, Aurora, the next Renee Ahdieh etc etc…. We will have to buddy read one day 😉

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  3. The Candid Cover January 7, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    You had such an amazing year!! I felt the same way about Smoke in the Sun. I was so excited for it and just felt it was not that exciting. I am really happy that you enjoyed KoA because I am determined to read the rest of ToG this year. You have given me some motivation! Good luck with your 2019 reads! 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions January 9, 2019 / 4:38 am

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who was disappointed with smoke in the sun! I think it could’ve been better executed. I hope you enjoy TOG series!
      Thank you, I hope you have an amazing 2019! 😊

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  4. Jen January 16, 2019 / 2:35 am

    Oh my gosh you read 128 books?! YAY you!! You had an amazing 2018!! AND I definitely need to meet Pestilence and Trick I just have a strong feeling that I’m going to love the both of them so much! And Wendy Higgin’s new book coming out next month? I love that cover so much and I adore anything revolving around mythology so fingers crossed we both love!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions January 18, 2019 / 3:48 am

      I can’t wait for you to read Pestilence and Trick! I’m pretty sure you’ll love the book and the characters! I’m super excited for Wendy Higgins new book and that cover looks so stunning! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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  5. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer January 16, 2019 / 11:04 am

    My writing partner loved Trail of Lightening and recommended it to me. With your added positive review, I’ll have to borrow her copy! Loved the Yousay map! Thanks Raven for sharing your wonderful love of books! ❤️❤️

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions January 18, 2019 / 3:40 am

      Thank you so much, Dani! I hope you enjoy Trail Of Lightening! It was a very refreshing read! I hope you love it! 🙂

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