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Best of….2018

The end of another year is upon us and I don’t know about anyone else but it seems to have gone in the blink of an eye and felt like forever as well. As of a few days ago I hit my Goodreads goal of 60 books so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites in 2018. This isn’t even all of them because I could wax lyrical for days about my favourites so considered this the abridged version!

Disclaimer: I’m reading a couple books at the moment that I’ll finish before the end of the year that are shaping up to be amazing so this isn’t an exhaustive list nor were all of them published in 2018 but I thought I’d share a few of the ones I’ve read and loved this year.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

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People, you are not ready for this book. It is amazing. Disaster gays, magic like you’ve never seen it before, spellbinding storytelling. Dara Shirazi.

Find my full review here: X

 

Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly

AmberloughI still can’t believe I only discovered the wonder that is this book this year when it feels like it’s been a part of my soul forever. Decadent, sumptuous. Aristide Makricosta could murder me with his stiletto and I’d say thank you.

Find my full review here: X

 

Godblind by Anna Stephens

GodblindBloody, brutal and oh so brilliant. Godblind is such a fantastic grimdark fantasy, it swept me up and refused to let go. Where gods walk amongst men and the Fox God rises.

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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

51hcBK1TlWLHow is it even possible to sum up just how much I loved this. It broke my heart, mended it and then broke it again. There are times when I have to remind myself that Evelyn Hugo is only fiction and the world seem a little dimmer.

Find my full review here: X

 

Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling

515YIGx3dmL._SX301_BO1,204,203,200_This book was published when I was two years old and yet somehow I have only started it this year. But not matter because there is a sort of magic in discovering a new favourite 22 years after it was first published. Old school epic fantasy with queer leads and none of the bigotry that is still all to present at times in the genre.

Find my full review here: X

Circe by Madeline Miller

9781408890073Miller is truly a wordsmith and there is little I can say that would do Circe justice.

‘When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.’

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Honourable mentions:

~ Blackout by Kit Mallory: X
~ White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig: X
~ Social Intercourse by Greg Howard: X
~ City of Lies by Sam Hawke: X

What were some of your favourites of 2018?

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