I am going to split these up into categories, its been a great year for books! (Only books published in 2015)
I have not yet read: Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4) by Morgan Rhodes, Untamed (Splintered #3.5) by A.G. Howard, See How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter, The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson, Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1) by Kate Elliott, Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter #1) by Virginia Boecker and Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin.
A. TOP OF THE YEAR: There are some books I have read this year that have been just stellar.
1. After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes
2. Confess by Colleen Hoover
3. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
I am a huge fan of Sarah’s an this book was just amazing! From the writing to the characters, this book is the total package!
4. A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab
5. Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
6. Fall With Me (Wait For You #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My favorite of the series so far!
7. Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch
I absolutely loved this book! Now that the world is set, Sara takes great care in her characters and plot, making this series go in amazing directions that will keep you hooked and begging for the finale, I know I am.
8. The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
This book just needs one word to describe it: stunning.
9. The Mime Order (The Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon
This was an amazing sequel to The Bone Season and I think Samantha has huge plans for this series. I can’t wait!
10. My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga \
I really enjoyed this one and the direction that Warga took to handle this difficult issue. I was impressed with her writing in this book and the change in tone throughout
11. The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows
12. Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4) by Sarah J. Maas
13. The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2) by Marie Lu
14. The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter #1) by Melinda Salisbury
I thought that the writing in this book was absolutely astounding. The story interested me and the characters were amazing, as well as the plot. I can’t wait for book 2!
15. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
16. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
17. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
A little slow in the beginning, but it was definitely worth the read! I’m excited for another great series from Rick.
18. The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
This book built on the world and conflict of the first installment with a cliffhanger ending that has me so excited for the final book this March!
19. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
20. The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
B. SURPRISES: Some books I thought weren’t going to be anything special ended up being really great.
1. Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway
I thought that this was going to be a typical contemporary about childhood friends reuniting but this was so much better. Packed with feeling and amazing characters, this was a great one!
2. The Good Girls (The Perfectionists #2) by Sara Shepard
This was a crazy sequel and will keep you on your toes until the very end with a twist you will never see coming!
3. The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
4. The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak by Brian Katcher
This is a good one. Set in a Comic-Con like event, two polar opposite teenagers try to find a little kid they are supposed to be watching. Hilarity and hijinks issue, as well as some heart.
5. The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige
C. GREAT, BUT NOT EXCELLENT: Books that were really great, but didn’t make that jump to amazing for me.
1. Armada by Ernest Cline
This was really good, I liked the plot a lot and I also liked the characters but some parts were a bit slow and dragging.
2. A Book of Spirits and Thieves (A Book of Spirits and Thieves #1) by Morgan Rhodes
3. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
4. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This book has a really great story and characters but the twist seemed kind of simple and the plot kind of dragged.
5. Not After Everything by Michelle Levy
I really enjoyed how unapologetic Levy was with how she portrayed Tyler’s struggles as well as her writing but I did feel the plot dragging or not being fully explained in some parts.
6. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard
7. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
D. NOT CONTENT, BUT FEELING: The content of these books have not made them favorites, but the feeling I got while reading them has.
1. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
This was really cute and a lot of fun to read! Great characters and plot.
2. P.S. I Still Love You (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before) by Jenny Han
3. Paper or Plastic by Vivi Barnes
This was a lot of fun to read and it went deeper than I thought. A really good one.
4. Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
This one was really good, but it still felt like a bit of a filler volume before the huge conflict happens, its needed though and I am excited for Vol. 6!
5. What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi
This was a really deep read and I like how Verdi doesn’t shy away from the tough stuff but this felt like it dragged a little bit.
6. A Wicked Thing (A Wicked Thing #1) by Rhiannon Thomas
E. GREAT WRITING AND SUCH: These books were written amazingly and were great because of that.
1. Every Last Breath (The Dark Elements #3) by Jennifer L Armentrout
2. The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
This story is really creepy and disturbing, but Oakes’ writing makes it really stand out in a more positive way.
3. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
4. Soundless by Richelle Mead
5. Through the Dark (The Darkest Minds #1.5, #2.5, #3.5) by Alexandra Bracken
6. What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler