Best Books of 2018

Happy New Year friends and fellow book fiends! Each year I usually end up with a list of top reads only about 5 books long, 2018 brought a year of at least 10 to make the top so let’s get to it shall we?!

These are in no particular order because this girl can’t see fit to place any one of these above another:

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If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a dozen times that Ilona Andrews is the way to go for Urban Fantasy. I was SO excited when I found out that this series would be longer than originally expected.

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A sub-genre of fantasy called flintlock fantasy, which I find that I like very much. Interesting world building and compelling characters.

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My favorite debut author of 2018. This was a side of fantasy you don’t see too often and the plot was riveting. How many times when the characters are stuck in one location do you start to become bored? Not here. It adds to the layer of desperation the characters are feeling and the political intrigue will make you forget that they never leave the city.

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My other favorite debut author of the year. I can’t push this book enough. Imagine cowboys but they ride hippos. Also, imagine an all inclusive cast of people you don’t see a lot of in any genre.

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This wins the award for DARKEST read of the year. If you’ve been hanging around this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I love dark. Not only is it darkest read of the year, it may just be darkest read YET.

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Historical fiction + pirates + kick ass heroine + paranormal = damn good time.

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My Kick Ass Sci-Fi Heroine of the Year award goes to Hail Bristol. Femme fatale queen of interplanetary war.

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My surprise favorite of the year. I expected to like it but not as much as I did. If lady scientist fighting against sexism while studying dragons doesn’t interest you than stay the fuck away from this book.

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Once a fan of the Red Rising universe, always a fan.

Did you read any of the books on this list? If so, what did you think? What books made your top list of the year?



14 thoughts on “Best Books of 2018

  1. The Queen of Swords is one of my favorite books! I’m happy to see it on another blog. Awesome list, I definitely need to get to Beyond Redemption and City of Lies๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Awesome-sounding picks! I can’t wait to read Iron Gold at some point, and I bought the first book from the Powder Mage trilogy on my kindle a while back, so I definitely need to read that one soon, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oooh yes, I remember ‘Beyond Redemption’. It was a bit weird for me as a German^^ with all the German words he used… but I DID enjoy it. It was something pretty different.

    I love ‘The Crimson Campaign’ and everything McClellan! Reading ‘Wrath of Empire’ right now ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Ha! The only one i recognize is the Red Rising series book ๐Ÿ˜€ Haven’t manage to read those last year, and i’m at the point where i know i should, cuz i will forget what i read in book 1…

    1. There is a lot to each book in the series so it’s easy to forget things. Myself, I never reread anything so if I don’t remember something specific, I just keep trudging along. Hopefully it comes back to me eventually.

    1. Thank you. It was really good! I would say, maybe not as good as the original trilogy BUT it’s kind of on a different level now too. So it was still a five star read for me if that makes any sense lol.

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