The Top 4 Most Outstanding Books of the Year

Hi guys! Today I’m going to be sharing with you some books I’ve read or re-read this year! They’re really good, and I think you guys can learn a lot from them if you read them!

(Also I realized after I had this totally ‘ingenious’ idea for this post, that everyone is actually doing a post like this?? But whatever! I’ll just be part of the everyone group)

*Don’t worry there aren’t any spoilers! 

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1. Sweep

 

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Sweep was definitely a big surprise for me.

Before I’d read Sweep, I thought that the author, Jonathan Auxier wasn’t an amazing writer. I liked the idea of his books-he definitely had good ideas. (Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, etc.) (Also Peter is book 1 in the series, Sophie is book 2.)

Anyways, Sweep ended up being…amazing. Every page turn made me want to cry-from either sadness or happiness.

Jonathan was able to create the most masterful friendships I’ve ever seen. He had complex characters, and a really sad story to tell. 

I recommend it a lot to those of you who want to learn how to create an emotionally impactful story on your readers and amazing ties of friendship between characters. 

This was definitely an amazing read, and I 100% recommend it to you guys!

 

2. Nevermoor: Trails of Morrigan Crow

 

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It’s hard to exactly remember everything about Nevermoor because I read it a while ago, but it was definitely a really good read! 

The characters are so unique, that even though it’s been a while, I can remember them. 

The plot and idea for the story was really amazing, and with the ending it gave, I’m excited for Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

 

 

 

 

3. Keeper of the Lost Cities

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This book was re-read. Actually scratch that. The entire series except the newest book, Flashback, was a re-read.

And I love this series so much.

I’ve referenced to these books before in some posts, so hey! You might recognize it!

But seriously-everything in these books are amazing

You can relate with the characters so. much. And Shannon? Ooohhh yes, she knows how to make you fight for her characters. 

It had ingenious humor included, interesting friendships, and definitely realistic life trails that we all have. 

Order of Keeper of the Lost Cities Series:

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Keeper of the Lost Cities: Exile

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Neverseen

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Lodestar

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Nightfall

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Flashback

 

Flashback wasn’t nearly as amazing as all the other six books. Nearly. It actually sucked a lot. Still, read it if you read the first six books before it-the series isn’t finished!

BUT, OKAY, ALL THE OTHER BOOKS ARE SO GOOD!! You have to read them! (But after the blog post! Finish reading it first! The next book series I’m telling you about is amazing.

 

4. Five Kingdoms

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Technically, I didn’t read Five Kingdoms. I know-horror of horrors I didn’t read it. (I’M SORRY)

A while ago, I did read the first Five Kingdoms books, but recently we decided to listen to them on audio book. We’re in the middle of book three, and these books are so good.

Brandon Mull creates an amazing one-of-a-kind world and villain. The adventure takes the characters everywhere, and it’s really amazing.

And the characters. They’re so, so, so unique. Every character has a different personality, a different trait, a different skill, a different goal, different flaws…they’re so rememberable and loveable!

And of course, I seriously apprentice the humor and relatable-ness between characters in this book. The Five Kingdoms is seriously one of the best series I’ve ever read-you will not regret reading (or listening) to it! (And, ya know, if you’ve listened/read it already….HIGH FIVE! And tell me in the comments that you’ve read it or at least are going to!!!)

Order of  the Five Kingdoms Series:

Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders

Five Kingdoms: Rouge Knight

Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers

Five Kingdoms: Death Weavers

Five Kingdoms: Time Jumpers

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Phew! This a pretty long post-but yay, we’re hopefully still alive!

 

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These were just some of the many books that I read (*cough cough*…and listened to) this year! If I told you every single amazing one that I’ve read, it would become wayyy to crazy long and confusing, so for now I think we’ll pass on that for now.

 

Have you read any of the books I told you guys about?

Will you read any of them?

And what were your favorite books of 2018?

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment down below.

Thanks for reading!

Mary

 

 

 

 

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