By the time this post goes live I am hoping that I have achieved my goal of reading 40 books again this year! I’m currently on 38 as I am writing this but hopefully I will have now finished! I read so many amazing books again this year. As is my tradition, I have listed the standout ones for me below. Do check these and all the others I have read this year out!
Bloodlaced (Youkai Bloodlines #1) by Courtney Maguire
Captivated by A.C Thomas
Dark Summer by S.J. Coles
The Yakuza Path: Blood Stained Tea by Amy Tasukada
Aeterna by Kim Bannerman
As with last year I have read so many great books in 2019 and am so grateful to every author who gave me the opportunity to discover and love their work. Here is a selection of my favourites from 2019 and I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!
Perchance to Dream: Classic Tales from the Bard’s World in New Skins Edited by Lyssa Chiavari
Romeo and Juliet. Hamlet. Macbeth. Everyone has heard their names. Everyone knows their stories. But you’ve never seen them like this.
In this collection, some of the hottest names in YA today reimagine ten of Shakespeare’s best-known plays and sonnets for a new audience. From sci-fi adventures on distant moons to modern magic found in everyday places, these updated myths pay homage to the Bard’s timeless storytelling while spinning fresh and original tales that will captivate readers all over again.
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Downtime by Tamara Allen
On assignment in London, FBI Agent Morgan Nash finds himself moments away from a bullet through the heart when the case he’s working goes awry. But fate has other plans, he discovers when he wakes in a world far removed from his own.
At work cataloguing ancient manuscripts in the British Museum, Ezra Glacenbie inadvertently creates the magic that pulls Morgan out of the twenty-first century and into the nineteenth. It’s an impromptu vacation which may become permanent when the spellbook goes missing. Further upsetting Morgan’s search for a way home is the irresistible temptation to investigate the most notorious crime of the nineteenth century. But it’s the unexpected romance blossoming between Morgan and Ezra that becomes the most dangerous complication of all.