Favorite Books of the Year || 2018 || 👍🏻

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💞 Hi guys, I hope you’re having an incredible day. Today and finally, I bring you one of my favorite post to see and to do and that’s my favorite books of the years!!. I was looking forward to doing this post for a few days now, but I haven’t had the time so here it is, and I’m super excited
I‘ll be showing you my top 10 books of the year, and you can see its synopsis along with the Goodreads link and another one that will take you directly to My Review, spoiler free, in case you want to know more about it.
In this case, I’ll try to describe each book with a few words so to not start talking and talking without being able to stop myself lol, because, as you imagined, I LOVE each one of these books, they have been all captivating, magical and beautiful stories.
This list will be sorted from my least favorite, to my most favorite of the year, anyway even my least favorite is AMAZING, so I want you to know that, it will be difficult to choose but I’ll try.
Finally, I want to clarify how I have also done last year, that my favorite books aren’t always 5 stars, I think that the following books have a rating of 4 to 5 stars.
I highly recommend that you check each out of these titles!. So, without further ado, let’s START!💞 



10 || The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

Written with Reid’s signature talent for creating “complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means -and what it costs- to face the truth.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  heartbreaking, unforgettable and incredibly real 💞 


9 || An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Goodreads

💞  shocking & hard story, that leaves you breathless 💞 


8 || The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  dark & powerful story, with a great female leader character 💞 


7 || Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

Goodreads || My Review

 

 

 

 

💞  The beginning of something big & new, full of important plot twists 💞 


6 || The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Elizabeth Lavenza hasn’t had a proper meal in weeks. Her thin arms are covered with bruises from her “caregiver,” and she is on the verge of being thrown into the streets . . . until she is brought to the home of Victor Frankenstein, an unsmiling, solitary boy who has everything–except a friend.

Victor is her escape from misery. Elizabeth does everything she can to make herself indispensable–and it works. She is taken in by the Frankenstein family and rewarded with a warm bed, delicious food, and dresses of the finest silk. Soon she and Victor are inseparable.

But her new life comes at a price. As the years pass, Elizabeth’s survival depends on managing Victor’s dangerous temper and entertaining his every whim, no matter how depraved. Behind her blue eyes and sweet smile lies the calculating heart of a girl determined to stay alive no matter the cost . . . as the world she knows is consumed by darkness.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  addictive, dark and engaging. It’s also very unpredictable 💞 


5 || Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms #3) by Morgan Rhodes

Love, vengeance, and greed spark a deadly quest for magic in the third book of the Falling Kingdoms series

Prince Magnus has just witnessed torture, death, and miracles during the bloody confrontation that decimated the rebel forces. Now he must choose between family and justice as his father, the cruel King Gaius, sets out to conquer all of Mytica. All Gaius needs now are the Kindred—the four elemental crystals that give godlike powers to their owner. But the King of Blood is not the only one hunting for this ancient, storied magic. . . .

THE KRAESHIANS join the hunt. Ashur and Amara, the royal siblings from the wealthy kingdom across the Silver Sea, charm and manipulate their way to the Kindred, proving to be more ruthless than perhaps even the King of Blood himself.

THE REBELS forge ahead. Princess Cleo and vengeful Jonas lead them, slaying with sweetness, skill, and a secret that can control Lucia’s overpowering magic—all so they can use the Kindred to win back their fallen kingdoms.

THE WATCHERS follow Melenia out of the Sanctuary. They ally in the flesh with King Gaius, who vows to use Lucia’s powers to unveil the Kindred.

The only certainty in these dark times is that whoever finds the magic first will control the fate of Mytica. . . . but the four element gods of the Kindred have other plans.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  unexpected revelations, strong characters, betrayals, family dramas, kings, princes and all those things that make an incredible fantasy 💞 


4 || Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back…

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn’t add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister’s return might just be the beginning of the crime.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  dark, creepy and twisted story that doesn’t stop surprising you with each chapter 💞 


3 || The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu

There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.

Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She’s turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all she’s gained.

When a new danger appears, Adelina’s forced to revisit old wounds, putting not only herself at risk, but every Elite. In order to preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest—though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  A captivating conclusion for a unique story, with EXCELLENT characters 💞 


2 || The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

Welcome to the cursed town of Sparrow…

Where, two centuries ago, three sisters were sentenced to death for witchery. Stones were tied to their ankles and they were drowned in the deep waters surrounding the town.

Now, for a brief time each summer, the sisters return, stealing the bodies of three weak-hearted girls so that they may seek their revenge, luring boys into the harbor and pulling them under.

Like many locals, seventeen-year-old Penny Talbot has accepted the fate of the town. But this year, on the eve of the sisters’ return, a boy named Bo Carter arrives; unaware of the danger he has just stumbled into.

Mistrust and lies spread quickly through the salty, rain-soaked streets. The townspeople turn against one another. Penny and Bo suspect each other of hiding secrets. And death comes swiftly to those who cannot resist the call of the sisters.

But only Penny sees what others cannot. And she will be forced to choose: save Bo, or save herself.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  suspense, intrigue and magic are just one of the condiments of this incredible and atmospheric history 💞 


1 || Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

What if everything you set yourself up to be was wrong?

Frances is been a study machine with one goal. Nothing will stand in her way; not friends, not a guilty secret – not even the person she is on the inside. Then Frances meets Aled, and for the first time she’s unafraid to be herself.

So when the fragile trust between them is broken, Frances is caught between who she was and who she longs to be. Now Frances knows that she has to confront her past. To confess why Carys disappeared…

Frances is going to need every bit of courage she has.

Engaging with themes of identity, diversity and the freedom to choose, Radio Silence is a tor de force by the most exciting writer of her generation.

Goodreads || My Review

💞  Friendship, love and family are just some of the things that this BEAUTIFUL & BRILLIANT book touches, along with sexual identity and personal discoveries. You’ll live a unique story like few others 💞 



What was your favorite book that you read this year?
I know it’s hard to choose one so I’ll let you tell me two ❤️ 

Feel free to leave your comment below, I always love to know what you think 😍

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34 thoughts on “Favorite Books of the Year || 2018 || 👍🏻

  1. So many books on this list that I haven’t read! I need to up my reading game! I’ve heard so many amazing things about Evelyn Hugo & Ember in the Ashes is one of my favorites! I really enjoyed a lot of contemporary reads this year. A couple of my favorites was Sadie by Courtney Summers and The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody! I also loved The Disasters by M.K. England! I don’t read a lot of Sci-fi so that one was a good surprise!

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    1. I highly recommend Evelyn Hugo, even if you don’t usually read that kind of genre, because it’s really good. Sadie was INCREDIBLE, I loved it too. The Geography of Lost Things has that kind of cover I love! I should check it out, and I’m glad to know you’ve enjoyed The Disasters, because sci-fi is not usually something I enjoy, so maybe check that out! 💕

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      1. Yes! I listened to Sadie & the audio is fantastic!! I’m going to have to pick up Evenlyn Hugo soon! Maybe I’ll do that after I finish our book club read for next month!

        Yes! If you decide to read Geography or The Disasters you’ll have to let me know what you think!

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  2. I agree that An Ember in the Ashes was a great debut story — I actually binge-read the book in one day after the last of my May exams last year, and it was the perfect book to read & de-stress 😋 There are so many books on your list that I have on my bookshelf that I haven’t read yet, like Gathering Darkness and The Midnight Star! It makes me super excited to read them, if they’re on your fav 2018 books list 😊 Here’s to more amazing books in 2019!

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  3. I added Evelyn Hugo to my shelf this year but I knew nothing about it. Now I’m even more excited to read it! I hope I’ll love it. I adoooored Radio Silence when I read it last summer. The characters were so great and the whole concept of this “radio” series going on won my heart. The romance was one of the cutest I’ve read in a long time… I hope your 2019 is filled with amazing books!

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    1. Well, not knowing anything about it will make you surprise even more, I’m sure!. I hope you enjoy it once you read it
      I agree with you about Radio Silence!!, that book is truly unique
      Thank you sweetheart!, I hope your year is also full of good readings and unforgettable moments 💕 🤗

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  4. I read Evelyn Hugo last month. I really liked it but I don’t think it resonated with me as much as it seems to have with other people. I just added The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein to my TBR list– it sounds awesome!

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    1. I’m glad you’ve read it, I think the experience is different for each person and that’s great whatever the result, right?
      OMG super excited that you read The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, I need all to read it, I LOVE that book. I think it’s an unpopular opinion, but well, I usually have them lol. I hope you enjoy it once you read it 😊

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