Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. This week it’s Top Ten Favourite 2016 Releases So Far This Year.
Click on the Voodoo ratings to see our reviews!
1 Broken Banners (ARoS #2)
by Mark Gelineau and Joe King – February 2016 – 5 Voodoos
We’re big fans of these guys on this blog, they have 4 interlinking series but of the 4 the A Reaper of Stone series is my absolute favourite! We’ve just had book two of the 4th, so next should be book 3 of the first, which is this series! I read this right after it was out and came across the ending far too quickly. When the next one shows up I may read all three in a row and truly emerge myself in the world of Elinor. If you haven’t heard of these guys yet, you really need to check their work out.
2 Night Study (SF #2)
by Maria. V. Snyder – February 2016 – 5 Voodoos
I love this world created by Maria, especially the Study storyline. I wasn’t such a fan of the glass series and I missed it out in my re-read – horrid mistake, I’m now making it a point to say: “DON’T SKIP THE GLASS SERIES.” with persistent regularity. I’d forgotten who half these people were! I didn’t think it possible but I might just be enjoying this second series more than the first!
3 The Winner’s Kiss (TWT #3)
by Marie Rutkoski – March 2016 – 5 Voodoos
This series! It was so bittersweet and fantastic. This book was such a fantastic conclusion to the story of these two star crossed lovers. Both main characters were very clever, though one more so than the other! You’ll have to read this series to discover which is which…
4 Rebel of the Sands (RotS #1)
by Alwyn Hamilton - February 2016 – 4.5 Voodoos
I was really looking forward to this one and I read it as soon as it arrived. It was fantastic! It had such a unique idea behind it, I look forward to seeing where it goes next!
5 The Rose and The Dagger (TWatD #2)
by Renee Ahdieh - April 2016 – 5 Voodoos
I LOVED this duology. This is how I like my books to deal with romance. Side stepping Cliche’s and waltzing around traps, it was beautiful and i nearly missed it! Thanks Ms4Tune for buying my the first one for my birthday! I want to re-read them now…
by Jessica Spotswood – May 2016 - 5 Voodoos
I’ve dipped into the Contemporary YA scene before but not really been impressed enough to say I need more! But 2016 has thrown some great Contemporary YA my way and I’m starting to see what all the fuss is about. I read Wild Swans in May and loved the characters, their complex relationships and the atmosphere of the island life. It was lovely to read about family and friendship and the highs and lows of it all. Can anyone recommend any other YA Contemporary’s, I might like?
7 A Gathering of Shadows (SoM #2)
by V E Schwab – February 2016 – 5 Voodoos
It’s V E Schwab, does anything else have to be said? A great continuation to an epic series. I can’t wait for the next book!
8 The King Slayer (TWH #2)
by Virginia Boecker – June 2016 – 5 Voodoos
I liked the first book but this second book took me by surprise. I can’t believe how great it was, it was everything it needed to be and more. All those little faults I had with book one had disappeared and I devoured it in one day. I can’t believe its all over now
by Matthew Quick – May 2016 – 4.5 Voodoos
I’d heard great things about Matthew Quick’s books but I’d never read any of them, until now. I loved this book. It was clever and moving and had me falling to pieces with all the feelings!
10 Jane Steele
by Lyndsay Faye – March 2016 – 4 Voodoos
I never thought you could take Jane Eyre and make it better but this dirty, gritty and all in all kick-ass version was amazing! I loved it. I recommend it to everyone.