Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!
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Sabriel - I went with Sabriel but really the entire Abhorsen Trilogy would top my list this year. I have been blown away by Garth Nix and the world that he created here. Seriously, I had absolutely nothing but praise for Sabriel and even though there's a new MC in Lirael, I needn't have worried because it delivered on all fronts. I'm nearly done with Abhorsen on audio and I'm amazed!
Queen of Shadows - Was there ever any doubt? The Throne of Glass Series is another all-time favorite series of mine, and even though Sarah J. Maas mixed things up in this one, I was just as amazed with this QoS as I've been with every new installment in the series. All hail the Fire-breathing Bitch Queen!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue - This series has made me feel ALL of the feelings that are within my ability to comprehend! Maggie Stiefvater is a dark pixie of magical words and I gobbled them up with her new Raven Cycle addition just as much as I did with every other book in the series. Those forbidden kisses and secret longings almost killed me, but I need all of it like air.
Shiver - 2015 was the year of Stiefvater for me, as it was the year I finally read The Wolves of Mercy Falls. And I loved it guys! Really the entire trilogy could be on here, THAT'S how much I loved them all. Linger was my favorite out of the bunch but Forever was a brilliant conclusion to the story of my beloved Wolves.
The Wrath & The Dawn - This stunning debut deserved all of the praise it received in my book. Renée Ahdieh has woven a lush and memorable retelling worthy of classic fairytales. Just thinking about the atmosphere, the setting, the food, the characters and the swoon-worthy romance makes me want to jump right back into it's pages.
A Darker Shade of Magic - Yes, this book was all the buzz this year and YES the buzz was completely warranted. Schwab created a masterpiece: Parallel Londons. Magical coats. A traveller. A thief and a pirate. Terrifying villains. Amazing battles. All of it, awesome!
Uprooted - Another debut that impressed me to no end and another modern fairytale worthy of the classics of old. The world that Naomi Novik created was incredibly immersive and the magic system was something fresh and innovative. But the best part? That creepy, evil forest whose presence lingers weeks after the last page is read.
The Archived - After discovering and meeting Victoria Schwab in 2014, this year was dedicated to broadening my knowledge of all of her awesome, present and past tense. The Archived impressed me with it's imaginative concept and world unlike any other.
A Court of Thorns and Roses - 2015 was also the year that Sarah J. Maas took the world by storm with not just one, but two series. Though nothing could surpass ToG, ACOTAR was a brilliant debut in it's own right. I was taken by the gorgeous new world and the lush romance.
A Monster Calls - My only contemporary read to make the cut this year (last year I had two) - and this one has a sort of fantasy vibe to it so maybe it doesn't count?! haha! This was my first Patrick Ness read but it won't be my last. The emotional punch that this book packed left me staggering, but I loved it.