Today I am doing another top reads post. If you haven’t seen any of these before they are essentially recommendation posts, each one focusing on books that feature a certain genre, topic or the likes. Well today I am doing something slightly different and talking about my top books with a lot of hype that are worth that hype…I really hope that that makes sense. Oh well, let’s get to the post and talk about some amazing, hyped books.
A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas
This (admittedly loose) Beauty And The Beast retelling is one of my favourite books that I have read this year. It is fast paced, action filled and so interesting. I couldn’t put it down. In this story you watch teenager Feyre trade her freedom for the lives of her family. Forced to leave her human life behind her, she is taken to Prythian, the fairy world. While there she discovers the secrets of the world, makes friends and slowly falls in love. This is a brilliant story. It is so gripping; I couldn’t put it down. (and that is just the first book!). If you haven’t read this series yet, you need to.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
This book is freaking incredible. Told through transcripts, data extracts, CCTV footage analysis and the likes you follow the story of Kady Grant and the Alexandra/Hypatia/Copernicus fleet as they flee from Kernza IV after BioTech attack. This is a high stake, action packed space adventure full of drama and jeopardy but also love and friendship and sassy teenagers. I was completely taken by surprise with this book. I absolutely loved it. if you only read one book this spring, make it this one. it is just so damn good. well worth all the hype!
A Darker Shade Of Magic by V E Schwab
This is one of my all-time favourite trilogies. This multi-verse trilogy puts a whole new spin on the magical universe. It is fast paced and dark, sexy and funny, and full of incredible characters. You follow a magician called Kell as he finds himself on a deadly adventure with an unlikely ally in the form of a young cut-throat called Lila. You cannot help but love this trilogy. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. This is one of the best magic based stories that I have read in a long time.
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
This trilogy is just perfect. These books are just jam packed. There is always something going on. They are books that you can really sink your teeth in to. I love them. There is action and drama, love and betrayal, fighting and death. There is just so much going on in them. The trilogy is set in the 1870’s and follows Tessa, a 17-year-old American girl, as she is thrown into a world that she never knew existed. You learn all about the shadow hunter world as she does. You discover who she is, fall in love as she does, make friends alongside her and fight with her. These books really draw you in and keep you guessing throughout them. You never know what is around the corner. They are the perfect books to curl up with on a cold Sunday.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Welcome to the paranormal world. This is a four-part series that follows a group of friends as they try to find and wake a long dead, and lost, welsh king. The story revolves around ghosts and lay lines, magic and psychics. It is a stunning book and is well worth a read. the writing is almost lyrical, the characters are brilliant and the storylines are so interesting. Each book gets better and better. You will absolutely fall in love with this series!
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
This story follows 17-year-old Juliette, a girl with the ability to kill with just a touch. This is an incredible book. it completely took me by surprise. The characters are amazing, the storylines really interesting, the world so different. the writing was also so good considering this was Mafi’s debut. Everything we thought we knew kept getting flipped on its head, then flipped again, you never knew who to trust and who to hate. It was just brilliant. I read this is 2 sittings, it is the perfect book to just curl up.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book is essentially the YA equivalent of The Night Circus. It is beautiful, magical, imaginative and quiet dark. The story follows sisters Scarlet and Tella as they venture into the game of Caraval, looking for an escape from their abusive father and dead end lives. They are thrown into a world of deception, mystery, love and joy. This is one of those stories that you will instantly fall in love with. It will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time, you never know what way that it is going to twist next. You never know what is real, and what isn’t. I truly love this book.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This is one of my favourite contemporaries that I have read this year. It follows 18-year-old Cath, an avid fanfiction writer, as she navigates her way through her first year of college. this book is full of brilliant characters, amazing relationships and complex storylines. You cannot help but fall in love with the characters and the storyline. It is sweet and funny, but also sad and so relatable. This story was so much more complex then I was expecting and I ended up really enjoying it.
And there we have it. those are my top hyped books that are well deserving of their hype. Have you read any of these books? Did you think that they were worth the hype? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon