Hey y’all… Day 6 & 7 (because they’re both the same!)😏
I’m linking up with my blogger buddy, Sophie @Beware of the Reader to bring you another round of my BEST READS OF 2020! I’ve done this before and its so much fun! Go check out her blog if you get a chance, she’s fabulous!
OH! And just FYI: these are books that I read THIS year though they may have been PUBLISHED before 2020!
*From Sophie’s blog:
If you follow me for some years you know that at the end of each year , in December, I give you my best reads of the year.
Daily posts looking back into 2020 and gushing about my favorites.
Well this is happening again!
It’s been launched on Instagram already with other bloggers cohosting with me, some of whom are on WordPress like @sophiesreadingcorner others not like @pavlinamich ; @eliz_white and @utcabookblog .
I will post on Instagram, the blog and facebook.
If you too want to show your favorites this year, I’d be very happy to see you join us.
We’ll used #bestreadsof2020 as hashtag on social media (I confess that I will follow on Instagram with an eagle eye LOL).
Here below are the topics.
And the award for Favorite New To Me Author and Favorite Fantasy goes to…
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
House of Earth and Blood is book one in the Crescent City series. It’s a paranormal of epic porportions!
*I usually write a very small paragraph here to recap the plot but it’s best to just read the blurb since the book is so intricate!
The Main Players:
Bryce Quinlan= half-Fae/half-human; searching for who killed her bestie, wolf shifter Danika Fendyr
Hunt Athalar= an angel who’s been enslaved to the Archangel Micah in punishment for his rebellion; sent to protect Bryce as they search for a killer
Ruhn Danaan= half brother to Bryce; Prince of the Fae
My Favorite Side Characters:
Lehabah (Lele)= fire sprite; guardian of a secret library; friends with Bryce
Fury Axtar= assassin (unsure about WHAT she is?); good friend to Bryce
Hypaxia Enador = A mediwitch; Queen of the Witches
Alright, so I’m gonna get this out of the way first. This is my VERY. FIRST. BOOK. by Sarah J. Maas [hangs head in shame]! Yes, I’m way behind the times but in all honesty, beyond my beloved vampire series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, fantasy is not really my fave genre. Having said that, I absolutely loved this book! Let’s go back to the start…
In the beginning, I felt like I was lost in a dim fog because there’s a ton of characters set in a new, unfamiliar world and so I was wandering from page to page trying to understand where all these strange pieces fit. But once I got the rhythm down, Maas’ words just flowed and I had a hard time putting this bad boy down! The world building in this story is staggering in its depth and detail. The characters are riveting, vibrant. I loved bad ass Fury, sweet Lele, protective Ruhn. And then of course, Bryce, who really has the most emotional growth throughout the story. I applaud her loyalty, her tenacity, her fearless pursuit of the truth.
My true hero, however, was the angel Hunt. He wasn’t perfect by any means but I think that’s what endeared him to me. Because he too has some emotional hurdles to overcome. Then there was one particularly gruesome part with Hunt that actually had me in tears. I bow down to any author who can pull that kind of emotion from me because it shows just how invested I was in Hunt and Bryce and their plight!
I can’t really express how much I enjoyed this book. Even days later, I’m struggling to get my head together to write this review because I have a massive book hangover! I’m so excited for the next installment and needless to say, this one will sit on my READ AGAIN E-SHELF as well as one of the BEST OF 2020! Told from multiple POVs with a happy for now ending. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
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I loved this book so much! Anyone else? Have a fantastic day y’all!💜