3 Great Books I Read at the End of 2015 + Mini Reviews

April 1, 2016

(No, we’re not going to talk about how overdue this post is.) ANYWAY these three books probably won’t get reviewed on the blog, because I’m not mega into writing reviews these days, but I still want to talk a little bit about them with you because, hello? These were three excellent books.

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
(Also Siege and Storm, but Ruin and Rising was literally my fave of the two. Just.)

Okay, pushing aside how sad I am that this series is over and that I’m now putting off reading Six of Crows til Crooked Kingdom is a little closer to release, because if this series is anything like the Grisha trilogy I am not going to want to wait too long for the next book in the series to appear. I swear, Mal and Alina became my ultimate OTP in Ruin and Rising. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. (Sorry my Princely Pirate.) Also David and Genya were amazing. (Of course.) And hello Nickolai, even though I felt really sad about what you went through. There was the action you expected, because the war against The Darkling was going to happen and there was no stopping until one side lost for good.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

AHHH. AHHH! I finally FINALLY managed to finish The Infernal Devices, and I absolutely LOVED Clockwork Princess. It had been ages since I read Clockwork Prince, but I delved right back into the Shadowhunters world, with Tessa, Jem and Will. Ugh this book was amazing. I loved every second of it. And the ending! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect ending to the series. I finished this book sitting in my cold car in a Holiday Inn car park in Peterborough blinking away tears as best as I could, and feeling so satisfied with the ending. I don’t want more. I’m happy knowing how Tessa’s story ended, and that’s that. Now to start City of Heavenly Fire. (And then I’ll read Lady Midnight because no matter how many times I say I won’t start that series we all know it’s gonna happen.)

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Oh my goodness. This book! I picked it up on a whim, not knowing if I would enjoy it or not, and got so sucked into the book I ended up reading it in a day. I know a lot of people had raved about this book in the past but oh my goodness I was so shocked at how good it really was and how much I felt for the characters. And the ending was lovely, but also kind of aggravating for me because I wanted more from the characters. But seriously a great read and one I’m going to recommend for years because it’s an incredible work of historical fiction.

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