[2018 Wrap-Up] 5-Star Reads

So I’m a little behind in my 2018 wrap-up series, but I really wanted to post this one, as I read some really great books in 2018.

My reading for this year has already started off really well: my first read was a 5-Star review! So let’s recap on those books which I gave the coveted 5/5 rating in 2018…


Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

This was my first read of 2018, and a wonderful middle-grade fantasy.

It takes place in a land called Erkenwald, which was created by the Sky Gods. However, the smallest star gets jealous and decides to claim the land as her own, lacing it with dark magic and capturing a young girl called Eska in a music box, as her voice holds a power which can either destroy or save the world… CUE ADVENTURE. Its brilliant.

Read my full review here.


A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

The gripping finale to the Darker Shade of Magic series.

So many twists.

So many turns.

So many precious Cinnamon rolls that needed protecting…

Read my full *spoiler free* review here.


Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

So I’ve heard many mixed opinions on this book, but personally, I loved it. It has music, beautiful descriptions, intense romance and a goblin underworld… cool, right?!

I absolutely flew through this book, although I have to say I wasn’t a huge fan of the second book. But to be honest, you don’t even need to read the second one to feel like you’ve got everything out of this story.

I was rubbish at keeping on top of reviews last year, so I don’t have one for this book I’m afraid…


Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend

This book was SO. MUCH. FUN.

The world is whimsical, intriguing and there are so many fun characters that I just loved reading about.

Morrigan is cursed and doomed to die on her 11th birthday. Or so she thought… until she gets whisked away to a land called Nevermoor, where she will discover her true destiny.

I really should have written a review for this(?!)


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

Told from 3 oppressed women’s perspectives and set in a Wintery 18th century (ish) Russia, we are spun a tale of strength, independence and courage.

A loose Rumplestiltskin re-telling, this book is magical and brilliantly written.

This book is dark and twisty, and full of political intrigue. It was wonderfully clever.

(No review to link again… wow I suck.)


Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas

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Not into the whole super-hero thing?

Me neither, but this series seems to be hitting the mark for me!

So far I’ve read both this one and Wonder Woman by Leigh Bardugo, and both got 5 star ratings from me!

Did I write a review? Who are we kidding…

 


The Binding by Bridget Collins

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I am obsessed with this book.

It is incredible.

One of the best books I’ve read in so long, and I’ve not stopped talking about it to people. My poor non-reader friends are being forced to listen to me too…

I can’t of much else to say other than READ MY REVIEW because I actually wrote one!

 


Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas

It’s no surprise to me that multiple Sarah J. Maas books have ended up on this list. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be…

Tower of Dawn was, in my opinion, the best book in the entire Throne of Glass series.

I’m not sure I can even explain why, but I loved the new characters, the Torre and all the dark goings on, and oh boy, the romance. DEAD.

 


Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas

The epic finale.

Not only to the Throne of Glass series, but also the last 5-star book that I read in 2018.

This was such an epic conclusion to the series, and I still don’t think I’ve fully recovered from all that death…

I will be writing a review for this one before this month is out. You can count on it.


So that’s it, all of my 5-star reads of 2018 in one place! A whole NINE of them! Shame we couldn’t quite make it 10, though I did have a couple of very close 4.5 rated books.

There’s always this year…


 

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