Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag: 2020 Edition

Hello, friends! I've seen versions of this tag floating around lately, and since we are now officially in the second half of the year I figured I'd give it a go. I don't know who created this tag, but the questions I'm using I found on The Literary Phoenix. :)

Sworn to the Shadow God (Aspect and Anchor #2)

Sworn to the Shadow God by Ruby Dixon: Considering this was also my most anticipated book of 2020 (or one of them, at least), this isn't entirely surprising. But dear goodness, Ruby Dixon writes some top notch slow burn fantasy romance. I am obsessed with this Aspect and Anchor series and cannot wait for the next one! In the meantime, I'll be over here in love with this book and book 1 and likely re-reading them happily.

Barbarian's Beloved (Ice Planet Barbarians, #16)

Barbarian's Beloved by Ruby Dixon: Almost all of the sequels I've read this year have been by Ruby Dixon so sorry not sorry for choosing RD books for two answers in a row. Plus, this is an honest answer because Zolaya and Ariana are my favorite Ice Planet couple. I love them and also this book.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)

Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert: Literally the only reason I haven't read this book yet is because my copy hasn't arrived. I am waiting patiently but also very excitedly because I've been looking forward to this one since even before I read Get A Life! 

Midnight Sun (Twilight, #5)

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer: I'd be a liar if I picked any other book. I'm literally counting down to when this book releases (WE ARE EXACTLY A MONTH AWAY OMG OMG). I've been waiting and wanting for it for the longest time. And now it's going to be here soon and ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I am so freaking excited!!! 

Blood & Honey (Serpent & Dove, #2)

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin: This one technically doesn't release until September, but I was lucky enough to receive an e-ARC so here I am. I feel weird calling it my biggest disappointment when many people haven't had the chance to read it yet, so please take this with a grain of salt. This was amongst my most anticipated sequels of 2020 along with Sworn to the Shadow God. So my expectations were high. For me, this one fell way short and therefore was a huge disappointment. I have super high hopes that other people may still love it, though!

Long Way Down

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds: I'm not surprised at all that I loved this book. However, I am surprised by just HOW MUCH I adored the audio. It was my first audiobook ever and it was stunning. Though I really shouldn't be surprised because it was Jason Reynolds reading his own work--of course it would be magnificent. Still, this is my answer. And if you haven't given this audio a listen, you absolutely should.

Athica Lane (Carpino, #3)

Brynne Asher: I did read a few books by this author last year, but it has been in 2020--through reading Athica Lane and then diving into this Carpino series--that Brynne Asher has stood out as a possible fav. And considering most of my reading this year has been Ruby Dixon and other authors I've loved before, I feel like this is the most solid answer I can given right now.

Lost Star (Wings of Artemis #11)

Devil from Lost Star by Rebecca Royce: I read this question and my first thought was DEVIL. So Devil it is. He's done such a 180 in this series as a whole and I'm so glad he's now to the point where I seriously just...looove him. 

Get a Life, Chloe Brown (The Brown Sisters, #1)

Chloe Brown from Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert: I freaking loved Chloe. She saw that her life was going in a way she didn't like and made a plan to fix it. To take chances. Her determination and growth was lovely. (And honorable mention goes to Red, who had his own evolution in this novel and it was so good.)

....N/A. None of the books I've read this year have made me cry. I kind of like it that way.

After The Climb (River Rain, #1)

After the Climb by Kristen Ashley: Honestly, this is actually my third choice. First was going to be Chloe Brown, but I already answered with that one. Then it was going to be Lost Star, but again--already used it as an answer. So now here we are, with After the Climb. Which now that I think about it, actually DID make me super happy. It was a surprise release that was free for download from my favorite author. Of course I was happy! But also this book was so fun. I loved the main characters' children especially. Their PERSONALITIES. They're going to make for such a great series!

Hamilton | Disney+ Originals


Which I just watched today. And is likely a cheat answer because I have not read it but it's the only answer I've got and again--I just watched it today so it's fresh in my mind and my heart and I have feelings, okay?? 

My What Are You Currently Reading? post because it started a nice little series I have going on here. Those posts are 100% always fun to write, and I genuinely love seeing what everyone else is reading too. And someday maybe I'll finally make a new graphic as the header for those posts...

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown: This. Book. Is. GORGEOUS. The cover! The spine! The map! I am head over heels. And I am beyond excited to read it! It's next up as soon as I'm in a fantasy mood, but until then I'm making such heart eyes at it because goodness gracious!

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)  The Worst Best Man  Crush (Crave, #2)

Fumbled (Playbook, #2)  We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, #1)  Branded by Fire (Psy-Changeling, #6)

And that's it for the tag! What do you think of my answers? What are YOUR answers? If you've done this tag, please share a link so I can check it out!! :)

1 comment:

  1. I finished The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea last week. It was hands down the best mystery/crime I've read in ages.
    I swear I read Stephenie Meyer's The Midnight Sun (Edward's view) online years ago when Twilight came out. It was online only and it was hysterical. I loved it.