It’s Tuesday again and with it comes one of our favourite memes created by Jana over at her awesome blog That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is: The Last Ten Books That Gave Me a Book Hangover.
For this, I’ve decided to choose the last ten sci-fi / paranormal/ fantasy books that gave me a hangover as the February ‘Month of Love’ theme has meant I’ve been neglecting some of my other favourite genres!
Here they are:
So my hangover status after these book is partly due to my love of the authors’ writing styles and epic world building but ALSO about my love for specific characters that just made my heart melt and will be added to my Book Boyfriends and Kick-Ass Females list!
I adored Finn and Ian from Aurora Rising and Shades of Wicked, respectively. They’re both snarky, arrogant and completely loyal to those they genuinely care about. As for Hexes and O’s I really enjoyed reading about Remington. She’s opinionated, considerate and hilariously funny!
The same reasoning goes for these books too. The Savior FINALLY featured Murhder’s story which I had been waiting YEARS for. I have to admit that the wait was worth it! Mercy Thompson will forever be one of my fav heroines. She’s sure of herself, incredibly kind and open minded. I enjoyed reading Silver Borne with it’s usual Mercy Thompson action-packed pace and great side characters.
What can I say about these? I feel like they’re self-explanatory. While I didn’t connect with many of the characters in Scythe this book made the list due to its theme and Shusterman’s way of creating a whole new world that borders on being so dark and yet strangely realistic. I loved the rep of AI characters in these two books including the Thunderhead and AIDAN. They stole my heart and I’ll never want it back!
These three authors will forever be in my list of must-read and auto-buy. Pratchett’s Discworld series blew me away the first time I read it but throughout the extensive selection of characters Reaper Man AKA Death was my fav! In Maas’ Kingdom of Ash there were so many characters that were added to my list but my fav of the lot had to be Manon Blackbeak – she was stubborn, loyal and insanely kick-ass. Honestly, she’s my favourite female heroine EVER and makes this series one of my go-to’s.
To Be Taught if Fortunate was such a surprising read. I don’t often cry in books but the ending of this had me tearing up and so heartsore. It was brilliant and epic and every other amazing adjective rolled in to one.