Joelene's Top Reads 2015
Darkest Part of the Forest – Holly Black
An isolated town, a boy asleep for centuries in a glass coffin, a monster that emerges at the reciting of a children’s rhyme. This is just perfection.
Icebreaker – Lian Tanner
I’ve loved every book I’ve read by Lian Tanner, and this was no exception. She takes the risks that other authors shy away from, and puts morals first in her writing without beating readers over the head with them.
Ash – Malinda Lo
One I’ve been meaning to read for far too long. Ash is sweet and enchanting. A much more innocent novel than I had expected.
A Thousand Nights – E.K. Johnston
This one was a bit of a surprise. A wonderful rep from Pan Macmillan gave me a copy, and I’m delighted she did. It’s a wonderful, lyrical recounting of an old tale, and I would never have picked it up myself.
Girl of Nightmares – Kendare Blake
It took a different turn to what I’d anticipated, but overall a wonderful conclusion to Anna Dressed in Blood.
Trial by Fire – Josephine Angelini
Sounds like a crossed-worlds situation and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.
Tell the Wind and Fire – Sarah Rees Brennan
Something that looks a bit different to the other things Brennan has written. None-the-less intriguing.
The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
This has been recommended to me so many times by people that I trust that I finally bought it. I haven’t even read the blurb. Am just going to throw myself in and hopefully be pleasantly surprised.
Vampire Academy – Richelle Mead
So behind on this one. Have seen the movie and still not read it. 2016 is the year!
Every Word – Ellie Marney
Again, so behind. I’ve read the first book in this series and enjoyed it. Am looking forward to the second and third.