I read 145 books in 2020, and today I want to talk about my 10 favorite reads of the year.
This was extremely hard to narrow down, because so many amazing books came out last year, but I managed to do it! However, this list is in no particular order (except maybe #1 and #2, because they were truly amazing).
There were also a lot of books I wanted to read this year, that I just didn’t get the chance to. So, if you’re wondering why a popular book isn’t included, it’s probably because I didn’t get to pick it up yet. But don’t worry! I’ll be discussing my 2020 TBR soon, and you might see a few of those books there.
Also, if you’re interesting in hearing all of my thoughts on one of the books, just click the rating! It will take you to my full review of the book, if I have one.
Without further ado, let’s get started!
Page Count: 326
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: 2/25/20
Rating: 5 Stars
Tricia Levenseller is one of my favorite authors, and The Shadows Between Us reminded me why. This is an addictive, fast-paced fantasy standalone following a girl determined to marry the king so she can kill him and take the crown for herself. I loved the characters and the romance, and I’m so excited to see what Tricia Levenseller writes next!
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Keep Reading to see the rest of my list!
Before we get started, if you haven’t read the first book in this series, From Blood and Ash, check out my review for it here!
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire took this series to the next level. It adds on to everything we loved about From Blood and Ash, and will have you dying for the next book.
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Mature Content, Child Abuse (Mention), Kidnapping/Abduction //
Release Date: 9/1/2020
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Page Count: 637
A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is the sequel to From Blood and Ash, and takes place immediately after the ending of the first book. There’s not much else I can say here without spoiling the first book, but let’s just say- if you liked From Blood and Ash, you’ll want to pick this up.
keep reading for all of my thoughts on a kingdom of flesh and fire
I can’t believe it’s actually October. We’re even halfway through the month. As much as I want 2020 to be over, wow is this second half going by quick.
Even though we’re halfway through the month, I wanted to share with you my TBR, and go over what I read in September and August!
[ Related: My Top 10 Book Releases of October 2020 ]
September Wrap Up
I got hit pretty hard with a reading slump in August, and it carried through September as well. Despite that, I did read some pretty good books. Here are all of the books I read last month:
read more for my thoughts on these books, and my october TBR!
This was hard.
There are so many amazing books coming out next month, and narrowing it down to only ten won’t be easy. But somehow, I did it. Keep on reading for the 10 books I’m dying to read next month!
[ Related: Top 15 Spring & Summer 2020 Book Releases ]
Before we get into the books themselves, I wanted to share with you where I keep all this information. I have a google sheet where I log any book that interests me.
It doesn’t have every release of the year on it, but it has the ones I personally am excited to read. You can also go back and check out previous years, and I even started on 2021!
If you want to check it out, click here!
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Count: 352
Publisher: Swoon Reads
When Yadriel summons a ghost, he doesn’t expect it to be the school’s resident bad-boy, Julian. Julian wants to find out what happened before he goes, and Yadriel agrees to help. But the more time they spend together, the less Yadriel wants Julian to go.
Genre: NA Fantasy
Page Count: 496
Publisher: Blue Box Press
Click here to see my review of the first book, From Blood and Ash!
The sequel to From Blood and Ash, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up where the first book left off. I can’t say too much here without spoiling book one, but if you haven’t already started this series, you need to.