Top Ten Tuesday was started by The Broke and the Bookish, and has now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there’s a different topic. This week is Top Ten freebie so I choose to do Top Ten books I meant to review but didn’t(plus some small thoughts on each book.
10. Invisible Ghosts – Robyn Schneider. I would say this was a solid 4/5 star book. I liked the way Rose slowly found her way back to her old friends, a much better group for her than the group she was hanging with, and just the whole dynamic of the friends group was so much fun. Add in the paranormal twist with Rose’s brother as a ghost and I was hooked.
9. The Last – Katherine Applegate. This was 5/5, fell in love immediately. I’ve loved Katherine Applegate since Animorphs but this one just might be my favourite of hers yet. It was so magical and I loved seeing a bit of the politics between the fantastical species.
8. Aru Shah and the End of Time – Roshani Chokshi. 4/5 stars. The first book from Rick Riordan’s imprint definitely delivered. It had a lot of the same humour and vibe as a Rick Riordan book but still unique so that I knew it was written by someone else. Aru is definitely a new favourite.
7. The Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan. 4/5 stars. I loved the Percy Jackson series, I love Norse mythology, and I love Thor and Loki so I have no excuse for taking so long to read this. Rick Riordan used the mythology to his story-telling best to create new characters that I fell in love with so fast.
6. The Traitor Prince – CJ Redwine. 4/5 stars. I like that the books in this series are all connected but still separate. And that each one gets darker. This was definitely the darkest yet.
5. When My Heart Joins the Thousand – AJ Steiger. 4/5 stars. I’m still not sure my heart recovered from this one. Two very unique characters that will stand out.
4. Love, List and the List – Kasie West. 4/5 stars. So cute and definitely could tell it was a Kasie West novel even if I didn’t know who’d written it. I loved how determined Abby was to take her future into her own hands, create a list to get experiences to better her art, and follow through on it.
3. Daughter of the Burning City – Amanda Foody. 4.5/5 stars. There is so much about this book that I loved. The setting, the characters, the entire thing! I don’t re-read books very often but this is one I would.
2. Roar – Cora Carmack. 4/5 stars. I am a sucker for a large cast of interesting characters and this one was great.
1. Project Semicolon. 5/5 stars. There’s no words to describe how much of an impact a book like this can have. It’s people sharing a huge part of themselves when they were at their most vulnerable.