My Top Reads of 2017

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I read a whooping 192 books this rear (and still counting) but I think it’s safe for me to pick my top reads of the year. It was not an easy choice but here are the tops books I read in 2017 [in no particular order]

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A Darker Shade of Magic Trilogy _  V.E. Schwab

Now perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, they’ll first need to stay alive.” [YA]

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Six of Crows Duology _ Leigh Bardugo
Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first” [YA]

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A Court of Thorns & Roses Trilogy _ Sarah J Maas

“When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin–one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin–and his world–forever” [Mature YA]

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Souls Unfractured _ Tillie Cole  

Flame’s mission in life is to protect Maddie, to keep her safe. Until a trigger from his troubled past sends him spiraling into madness, trapping him in the deepest recesses of his disturbed mind. ..His Hangmen brothers fear that Flame is beyond saving. His only hope of salvation: Maddie and her healing light.”
[Dark Contemporary Romance 18+]

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Beard in Mind _ Penny Reid

“All’s fair in love and auto maintenance…Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world…..Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever…..Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life…..Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean missing out on what matters most.” [18+]

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The Shining _ Stephen King

Jack Torrance’s new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he’ll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote…and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old”

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Mercy Thompson series _ Patricia Briggs

“Mechanic Mercy Thompson has friends in low places-and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind….But this new vampire is hardly ordinary-and neither is the demon inside him” 

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Veronica Speedwell series _ Deanna Raybourne

London, 1887. After burying her spinster aunt, orphaned Veronica Speedwell is free to resume her world travels in pursuit of scientific inquiry—and the occasional romantic dalliance. As familiar with hunting butterflies as with fending off admirers, Veronica intends to embark upon the journey of a lifetime

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Roar _ Cora Carmack

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.” [YA]

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Stalking Jack the Ripper _ Kerri Maniscalco

” this deliciously creepy horror novel has a storyline inspired by the Ripper murders and an unexpected, blood-chilling conclusion…” [YA]

What are your top reads for 2017?

[All synopsis’ from Goodreads]

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