Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

I saw this tag on Quinn’s blog at Quinn’s Book Nook and I knew that I had to try this one out. Its always a good thing to look back and see what I have read and see what books impressed me the most.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017.

This book was AMAZING!! I just read this book and it was superbly written, and so dang good. There were many publisher delays on this book, since the first book came out in 2014 I believe. And it was so worth the long wait for this one.

2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017.

I know I should be able to choose one, but quite frankly that would be way too hard for me to do. Both of these books were great sequels. Kiss My Boots, is the second in a new author, and it was simply wonderful. I love this authors writing, because its not overdone with drama or other unneeded elements, the focus is the romance in such a sweet and endearing way.

Wild and Sweet was just as good if not better than book one in this new series that is fantastic. Rhenna Morgan has done a tremendous job with this series and this book had me at hook, line and sinker.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

I have heard so many fabulous things about this book, and is still at the top of my list, and definitely will be reading this before the year is out.

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

 

 

Yes I am super eager for both of these here. First off, Karen Hawkins book….I CANT wait for this one. This book will go on my auto buy list for sure. This is an author that I have loved, and the first author that got me hooked on romance novels. And her writing is spectacular. And even though the cover isn’t my favorite from hers, I just know the book will be fab.

Laura Kaye’s latest series has been wonderful, and I know its not everyone’s cup of tea…but it certainly is mine. I love this MC—-who go out of their way to protect and defend those that need help.

5. Biggest disappointment.

I had heard fabulous things about this book, so I decided to pick it up. Unfortunately it was a disappointing read for me. I just couldn’t get into it until the very end, which was saddening because this author used to be a author where I couldn’t put her books down. Even though I loved the hero, as a overall book, it didn’t impress me and I had high hopes for it.

6. Biggest surprise.

Both of these books were pretty surprising for me. The Scottish Duke blew me away. Because I never knew with Ranney if its a book I will ease into easily or will it be more challenge. But this book pulled me in right away and I didn’t expect it especially since I was a bit put off by the covers of the series.

Mr. President and its companion book Commander in Chief, surprised me as well. They were amazing, and despite the cliffhanger (which Evans tends to do at times) I LOVED every moment.

7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Amber Bardan is my new favorite. I just discovered her this year. And her writing was the type I wasn’t expecting. She gave me plenty of surprises and I admire that in a author.

8. Newest fictional crush.

Valentin from Silver Silence….man this hero is sexy and gruff and mouthewatering hot. He has a grumbly bear exterior, but is soft and cuddly. He is so tender and sweet and playful with the cubs. He is devoted and patient with his mate, I admired how he never gave up on her no matter how much it hurt him. And he was so thoughtful and kind.

9. Newest favourite character.

 Alec MacDara, he is a modernized yet not highlander. He is respectful towards women, a fighter and warrior, but is kind and gentle and sensual. He admires a woman with curves over the super thin and skinny ones. I like that he sees women as they are and loves them. And his character is so entertaining.

Then we have Caleb, who is a friend of our heroine in “Day of the Duchess” and he was so funny and charming and a bit of a rogue at times. His book I believe is up next *crossing fingers* and I just can’t wait.

10. Book that made you cry.

Yes this book made me cry….which I was expecting so I had a box of tissues by my side with this one. Jake and Miranda are a fantastic couple, but in this book, we see some difficult and challenges for them that they have to face and it gets pretty emotional for me but I LOVED it anyway. If you have read the previous books in the series, than you will love this one.

11. Book that made you happy.

Oh I had so much fun with both of these and they were both highly anticipitated and full satisfied my romantic heart to the fullest. Devil in Spring, I will admit I was nervous about since I wasn’t sure about the heroine in previous books. But typical of Kleypas style I just fell in love with it. Blackthorne’s Bride is a book that I have been waiting for—for quite a long while. And for the first time this author ventured into regency type romance and it ROCKED!! This book just had me happy all the way through and left me with a smile on my face.

12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Probably the Circle. I haven’t watched many new movies this year, and I believe this is the only one I have seen that I liked for the most part (except for the ending….they didn’t do a good job on the ending. But its Emma Watson and I loved her role in this one.

13. Favourite review you’ve written this year. (Booktube version: Favourite video you have done so far in this year)

This was such a fun review to write. This is a book I have re read plenty of times, and one of my favorite books, but it was wonderful to write out my thoughts that I have had for this story over the years. (Click on image to read it)

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?