Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! (2019)

This is sort of an annual tradition for most book bloggers, I think– taking time in the middle of the year to reflect on the books we’ve read in the past six months.

I have had a fabulous year of reading as of right now and that is making me really excited for the rest of the year. Last year was just okay, but I have read some truly splendid books in 2019.

Let’s get into the tag!

Best Book of 2019 So Far

sky in the deep

I read Sky in the Deep (review here) a couple weeks ago and I am still reeling from it. It was magnificent. Everything about it was wonderful and I don’t think I’ll be forgetting about it for a very, very long time (if ever).

Best Sequel of 2019 So Far

wicked king

I *almost* used this for Best Book So Far but realized it fits this question too so this is where it’s going.

It had been a long time since a book made me feel the feels when I read this and it truly delivered in every department.

Also the last book in the trilogy is out in November and I AM NOT READY. If Holly hurts my son I will come for her.

Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2019

queen of nothing

Yes I just need to read about Cardan resolving all the problems he started.

And he has a lot of work to do.

Biggest Disappointment of 2019 So Far

bad arranged marriage book 1

Yeah this was…terrible, actually. Sure, parts were good, but I had expected something entirely different and I didn’t get it. What I did get was not something I liked. Alejandro deserved better; that’s all I’m saying.

Books to Read by the End of 2019

I’m a mood reader, really, so I don’t have a set list to read. There’s a few upcoming releases I want to read ASAP but other than that, I don’t have anything I’m forcing myself to read this year.

I do want to read Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd, The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, and Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi, specifically. There are more that I’m currently working on but those are just a few!

I’m tagging anyone who hasn’t yet done this this year and wants to!

What’s the best book you’ve read this year? The biggest disappointment? Let me know in the comments!


6 thoughts on “Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag! (2019)

  1. For some reason I wasn’t aware that Queen of Nothing was coming out this year and ahhhh I need that book in my hands right nowww 😭

  2. I heard about Sky In the Deep for a long time, and now seeing your review I might pick it up sooner than expected 😉 And also I couldn’t agree more about The Girl of Fire and Thorns. The amount of hype I had for this book was enormous, and then I actually ended up DNF-ing it lol. I think the plot was super boring and Alejandro (who was literally my favorite character in the book) deserved better. Wayyyy better. Anyways, great post, and I also need to get into the Cursed Prince series!

    1. Sky in the Deep is magnificent; let me know what you think!
      And yes, I was sooooooooooooo disappointed by Girl of Fire and Thorns. I’m obsessed with the arranged marriage/love after marriage trope and that’s what I wanted desperately but didn’t get. I don’t blame you for DNFing at all.
      Let me know how you feel about TCP when you get to it! It’s really an amazing series.

  3. I love your blog….and I also LoVe Holly Black haha… but I’ve actually just started my own blog, and I’m planning to have a segment reviewing books. If you have any advice I would love that!

    1. Aww thanks! I would say to just be honest, even if it’s brutal. Honesty is what people want when they check reviews on anything and books are no different. Good luck!

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