I don’t know about you, but when I write up Top Ten Tuesday posts I tend to keep using a similar pool of my favourite books continually. There is a good reason for this: they are genuinely my favourite reads! When the word ‘favourite’ is mentioned, I automatically reach for anything by Sarah J. Maas, or The Hunger Games, or Angelfall, or Pride and Prejudice… but what about the books that don’t quite break into this circle? They get pushed aside, but I still love them, too! So, I wanted to create a list of books that I love, but I don’t highlight that love often enough.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week is a Freebie topic.
Ok, so I’ve mentioned my love for this book once or twice, but one more time won’t hurt! Nevermore is the first book in a trilogy that’s inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s works, and as you can guess from the title, Nevermore is inspired by The Raven, and I love this book with all my heart. The story was so hauntingly beautiful, the writing style sublime, and hands down, Nevermore has one of the best slow-burn romances I’ve ever read. It was torture to read, but oh so awesome!
There are hundreds and hundreds of rock-star books floating around these days, but very few of them have managed to make me fall completely in love. But, when you add the 1970’s, journalism, heavy metal, demons, and Karina Halle to the mix, it results in a fabulous story. Both books are definitely worth a read if you love the sound of heavy metal, horror and the Devil colliding!
Unspoken had been sitting on my to-read shelf for quite a while gathering dust, and after reading it, I really regret overlooking it for so long. I became completely obsessed with this series a couple of months ago – I ordered the second book on The Book Depository literally five minutes after finishing Unspoken. While I was waiting for it to arrive I devoured every novella attached to the series and drove myself crazy overthinking about what could possible happen next. And once Untold arrived I couldn’t begin reading it quick enough. Rinse and repeat with Unmade, and I knew I’d found a new favourite series. This is the first favourite type list I’ve included it on, and I don’t think it’ll be the last!
I read Slammed a while after reading Easy by Tammara Webber when I was in the middle of my New Adult phase back in 2013, and this is one of the few NA books I’d love to re-read someday. I’m guilty of overlooking Slammed in favour of Easy, but that doesn’t mean Slammed doesn’t deserve a place on my favourite list, too!
I know I’ve talked about and included Perry, Aria and Roar in some of my favourite characters lists in the past, but I don’t remember including the series as a whole in a favourites list. Well, just in case I haven’t, here it is! I loved everything about Under the Never Sky, and I was completely in awe that the second book, Through the Ever Night, was even better.
There aren’t that many YA books told from a male characters perspective that I enjoyed, but Tunnel Vision is one of those rare gems that I completely fell in love with. Jake is completely adorable, and I loved every single page told from his perspective. Plus, this book has one of the best and sweetest brother-sister relationships I’ve ever read about. Seriously, I can’t recommend this book highly enough!
Yeah, yeah, I know! I’ve talked about this one quite a few times since I read it, but it needs to get another mention. Horror books rarely scare me, and Say Her Name managed to do this spectacularly well. I’ll never be able to think about the Bloody Mary tale again without remembering this book!
The Unearthly trilogy always takes a back seat to Angelfall when I think of books exploring angels and demons, and it’s not really fair on these awesome books. The Unearthly series takes a more traditional approach to angel lore, and let’s not forget the most awesome part: Tucker! Love him so much!
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Reading!