Best books I’ve read in 2015! – Pt. 3

Hello, there! Happy Thursday for you 😀 Today I’ll be posting the final part of my selection of Best books in 2015! I’m using as a guide a challenged put together by bookstgrammer @annreads to do this 😉

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21) Beautifully Written Books

22) New Favorite One True Pairing (OTP)

Kate and Michael, from Cemetery Tours ❤

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23) Books that made you cry

This is a short list, as I usually don’t cry reading, but I have to make an honorable mention to What Lies Within, from James Morris. I cried my soul out in the end of this book and the swirl of emotions left me with one of my worst book hangovers ever 😦 I didn’t want it to never end, haha!

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And now the other guilty ones of 2015:

24) New Favorite Side Characters

25) Magical Read

Asylum, from Madeleine Roux. It was a phenomenon since the moment I saw it at the bookstore, haha!

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26) Most Read Genre

For sure it was gay books and mangas, haha! There were 75 mangas and 13 books of gay romance among all my read stuff from 2015, haha!

27) Best Conclusion to a Series

The Last Olympian, from Rick Riordan. It was amazing how he was able to wrap up everything so well! ❤

28) Favorite Quotes

I keep a whole notebook just for nice quotes and I took notes of almost all books read this year, so if you want to read some nice quotes, you can do it here, haha 😉

29) Book You Finally Read This Year

Percy Jackson series, The Fellowship of the Ring, the end of the A Unfortunate Series of Events, The Ruins of Gorlan from John Flanagan and the Night World series by L. J. Smith ❤

30) Most Anticipated Release of 2016

31) Favorite books from 2015

I refuse to choose, because there were too many ❤

Omg, we have reached the end of my Best Books of 2015 posts, haha! Thanks for reading all of this ❤ Which were your favorite reads of 2015?

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Best books I’ve read in 2015! – Pt. 2

Hello, again! Nice Wednesday for you 😀 Today I’ll be posting part two of my selection of Best books in 2015! I’m using as a guide a challenged put together by bookstgrammer @annreads to do this 😉

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11) Unique read

I don’t know how to count, so I’ll select three books that changed my life this year:

a) Shattered Blue, from Lauren Bird Horowtiz

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This was my first fairy book and it was so special! Lauren presented me with a wonderful plot, beautiful bookish boyfriends, a strong female main character and a delicious love triangle. Honestly, I can’t wait to read the next! ❤ You can read the full review here 🙂

b) Chasing Rainbows, from Linda Oaks

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I wish my 14-year-old self had read this book. It taught me that life will always have ups and downs; the real trick is how you will handle the downs and treasure the ups. A beautifully written Young Adult volume that every teen should read! For the full review, click here!

c) Cemetery Tours series, from Jacqueline E. Smith

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This book series swept me off my feet. I’ve read the first three books in three days and I regret nothing, haha! It was one of the best ghost series that ever crossed my life and I dare say that it is my favorite ever ❤ You can see here reviews for book one, book two and book three 🙂

12) Best Character Development

This one goes to Charlie, from Stripped with the Vampire. I have never seen a character to develop in a book like he did, it was awesome!

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13) New Favorite Friendships

  • Percy and Grover, from Percy Jackson series
  • Vincent and Cash, from Stripped with the Vampire
  • Michael and Luke, from Cemetery Tours series
  • Raven Queen and Apple White, from Ever After High book series

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14) Books that deserve more attention

Books in general deserve more attention from people because more people should read frequently – not madly as us book bloggers and lovers, but I really think everyone should read at least one book per month. It is good for the brain 🙂

15) Best Villains

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  • Chance, from After Death
  • The bad guy from Sigmund Shaw: A Steampunk adventure (I can’t say the name, as it is a huge spoiler, haha!)
  • Chance and Chase Logan, from Chasing Rainbows

16) Books you re-read

  • Sailor Moon, Naoko Takeuchi

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17) New favorite male characters

A whole post about this is coming soon, haha!

18) Longest book you’ve read

The Complete Essays from Michel de Montaigne, for my college. I died a little, but it wasn’t a bad read at all, haha! It had 1344 pages, haha!

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19) Favorite Debut novel

I am so thankful for having met so many new and awesome authors this year, I can’t possible chose only one, so let’s go back to the list thing:

  • Lauren Bird Horowitz
  • Linda Oaks
  • Mark C. King
  • Steve Spatucci
  • James Morris
  • L. Hannah
  • Anya Valentino
  • Hart
  • Kalee Marshall

20) Didn’t meet your expectations

I’m glad to say that few books are going to be mentioned here, haha!

a) Shuriken to Pleats, from Matsuri Hino

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b) Boy Princess series, from Seyoung Kim

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c) The Need, from S. L. Hannah

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e) Misunderstood, from Anya Valentino

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f) The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, from Anne Rice

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g) Roses of the Angel, from Kalee Marshall

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That’s it, we reached the end of part two! Stay tuned for the final part of my best books of 2015 coming soon tomorrow 😀 Thanks for reading!

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Best books I’ve read in 2015! – Pt. 1

Hi, there! Good Tuesday to you 😀 Today I’m finally posting my official selection for 2015, so please be prepared for a huge post! I’m so grateful to have read so many good books! I’ll use as a guide a challenged put together by bookstgrammer @annreads to do this, so le’ts go 😀

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1) First read of the year

My first reads were this comic book by Donald Duck and this book called Venom, by Kristen Middleton ❤

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2) Shortest book you’ve read

A short manga story called No Toy. It doesn’t even possess a cover and it was 6 pages long, haha!

3) New Favorite Authors

Omg, be prepared for the list:

  • Lauren Bird Horowitz
  • Linda Oaks
  • Mark C. King
  • Jacqueline E. Smith
  • Steve Spatucci
  • Jordan L. Hawk
  • James Morris
  • Rick Riordan (I had never read Percy Jackson before 2015)
  • Madeleine Roux
  • Shannon Hale
  • Miyuki Abe
  • Grace Burrowes
  • John Flanagan
  • Hinako Takanaga
  • Rihito Takarai
  • Jax Garren

Those are the awesome author’s that I had the privilege to literary meet in 2015 ❤

4) Biggest Surprise

My early Christmas present from Ava March ❤ She sent me an ARC copy of Convincing the Secretary months before its release and I got tackled down good, haha! To read its review, click here!

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5) Books with Beautiful Covers

Those are my read beauties from 2015 ❤

Venom, Kristen Middleton (4 stars)

The Gentleman and the Lamplighter, Summer Devon (4 stars)

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Official Movie Guide (5 stars)

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Keep Out, Yuka Hichiwa (5 stars)

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Sanctum (Asylum #2), Madeleine Roux (5 stars)

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All In with the Duke (Gambling on Love #1), Ava March (5 stars)

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Chasing Rainbows (The Chasing Series #1), Linda Oaks (5 stars)

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The Need, S.L. Hannah (3 stars)

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Shattered Blue (The Light #1), Lauren Bird Horowitz (5 stars)

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The Heir (The Selection #4), Kiera Cass (3 stars)

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Secrets and High Spirits (Secrets #4), Lou Harper (3 stars)

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What Lies Within, James Morris (4 stars)

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Misunderstood: Secrets of a Teen Queen, Anya Valentino (3 stars)

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Convincing the Secretary (London Legal #3), Ava March (5 stars)

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After Death (Cemetery Tours #3), by Jacqueline E. Smith

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6) Newest Fictional Boyfriends

A whole post about this is coming soon, haha!

7) Best Sequel

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  • Supernatural: Bobby Singer’s Guide to Hunting, David Reed [review here!]

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  • Daughters of Darkness, L.J. Smith [review coming soon!]

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  • After Death, Jacqueline E. Smith
  • Convincing the Secretary, Ava March
  • Sanctum, Madeleine Roux

8) New Favorite Female Characters

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  • Poppy, Mary-Lynnette and Thea, from Night World series (Secret Vampire and Daughters of Darkness so far)
  • Addison Hayes, from Chasing Rainbows
  • Noa, from Shattered Blue
  • Kara Thorn, from Finding Forever

9) Books that made you happy

All of them, haha!

10) Best standalones

I just realized that I have read very few standalone books in 2015, haha! But the best are:

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And this is the end of part 1, haha! Tomorrow, there is part 2 ;D Thanks for reading!

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