Top 9 Favorite Books of 2016!!!

God, an amazing year of reading has come to an end! 2016 has been a great year for YA and there were so many great series starters, finishers and contemporaries! While I didn't read as many books as I would've liked due to it being a busy year, I have read some fantastic books so here are my favorite reads of 2016! These books are in no particular order except for the first three books!

1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

This book with no doubt had to make it on my list! Honestly this book was freaking fantastic and I seriously just have no words! To read this book you should read at least three of the Mortal Instruments books and all of the Infernal Devices books to avoid any spoilers. But honestly guys, if you guys haven't read it, which I doubt almost no bookworm haven't read, then go pick it up and read it. You won't regret it.

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (Check review page for review)

OMG this book left me speechless! ACOMAF is the sequel to the book, A Court of thorns and roses which is a retelling of the fairy tale beauty and the beast! I really enjoyed Sarah J. Maas's debut series, Throne of Glass but the A Court of Thorns and Roses series topped it and that is seriously saying something. I have a long spoiler free and non spoiler free review so you guys can check that out (On my reviews page) if you want to see me rant a little more about how great this book is.

3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Check review page for review)

I don't even think I have to explain this. Like honestly. I loved Divergent by Veronica Roth and I honestly thought she was a fantastic writer with no flaws but this book just showed how much more she improved as a writer! This book is science fiction and it is super action packed with a swoony romance and LOTS OF PLOT TWISTS. I have to say though, this book is a bit violent and odes contain a little bit of 'disturbing' imagery but I doubt that will really stop anybody from reading this book because come on, compared to the stuff on TV, this is nothing. Make sure to check this book out when it comes out on January 17, 2017!

4. Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Check review page for review)

I was so freaking surprised by how much I loved this book! This book is beautifully written, has a circuit themed setting and the romance is freaking amazing! Honestly there are so many betrayals and unseen plot twists in this book that I was literally at the edge of my seat gasping! This book comes out on January 10, 2017 so please make sure to check it out! You will not regret it!

5. The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

This is the third book of the Winners Crime trilogy and this book freaking slayed my life. Honestly it pains me when not a lot of people have read this series because it is seriously such an amazing series. A lot of people stop at the first book and they say it was too slow and yes I know the first book isn't super fast paced BUT the second half of the first book is super action packed and the series gets better and better as the book goes so please pick it up!

5. Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Check review page for review)

Of Course, Marissa Meyer never disappoints! Since I loved Meyer's debut series, The Lunar Chronicles, I had super high hopes for this book and they were met! This is a retelling of the story of Queen of Hearts and how the queen became to be who she became to be! This book left me speechless and trust me, I think you will be left speechless too.

6. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (Check review page for review)

This book is honestly by far the most funniest book I have read in the year of 2016. This is a 'historical fiction' novel about Queen Mary and Lady Jane. I quote historical fiction just because this is really loosely based on the history. Like really loosely based. This book is super hilarious and I am not exaggerating when I say this: I laughed out loud throughout the whole entire book. it was so hilarious and the writing style was fantastic! You guys should all definitely check this book out!

7. The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (Check review page for review)

This book is another underrated book out there that seriously pains my heart so much. This book is full of romance and action and The FEELS! This book has sort of a savage selection vibe. Meaning, this story is about a land (Forgot the name of it, lol) and there is a great threatening beast. So, the kingdom holds a contest to see who will slay the beast and the winner will get to marry the princess, Aerity. I know this book sounds cliche AF but trust me it is not and it a spectacular book, so just check it out.

8. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stievater (Check review page for review)

I know this book is super popular and most book nerds read this years ago but I picked it up a few months back and I can finally see what all the hype was about because My Lord this book was kicking butt! I loved all the characters and the plot line was so unique and unlike anything I have ever read before! I don't recommend Maggie Stievater's Shiver series (Because in my opinion that series was just yuck) but this series is one you definitely want to pick up.

9. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli (Check review page for review)

This book is seriously one of my all time favorite contemporaries out there. It is so relatable and the problems and struggles that the characters went through were real struggles that I see people in real life go through along with myself. The narrator is witty, quirky and hilarious even through the problems she goes through. This book is a must read even if you don't like contemporaries because this book seriously changed the way I looked at things in life. This book comes out in April, 2017 so make sure to check it out in a few months!

Well, that was my list! I know, I haven't read as much as last year due to a hectic school schedule but I still read a lot of fantastic book so I count 2016 as a year of reading success! And I urge all of you once again to pick all the books up in this list because they are so freaking fantastic and deserve all the recognition that they get! I'm definitely going to try to squeeze in more reading next year even though I doubt my busy schedule will change:(

Anyway, that was it! Do you see any of your favorites on this list? Thank you guys for reading this post and I hope y'all have a happy holiday!

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