Top 5 Books of 2018 – So Far

I’ve read a lot of books these past few months but I haven’t got time to review all of them. What better way than to reunite them in a post?  I now present to you, my 5 top reads  (SO FAR and EXCLUDING the ones I already reviewed) released this year. 

theimmortalists

thechalkman

tempestsandslaughter

tokillakingdom copy

istopsomewhere

I also got back to blog hopping 😀 !

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WOUH Trang is back, guys!! We also gained some new followers, so welcome welcome ! Since we are logged in through two different accounts, I don’t see who are the new followers  T_T so if you’d like to drop a word and want me to visit your blog, leave a comment below and I will gladly check it out ❤ 

Big thank you to Penguin Random House Canada and Raincoast Books for giving me these reads !

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  1. I read a couple of Tamora Pierce’s novels when I was younger but haven’t revisited any of them in recent years. However, I’ve been hearing great things about Tempests and Slaughter which makes me want to pick it up soon. Great post!

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    1. That’s so great to hear!! After reading Tempests and Slaughter I wanted to read more books from her 😀 What was your fave? Do you think it would still be relevant reading it as an adult?

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      1. I honestly can’t even remember which ones I picked up, it’s been so long haha! But I know Regan from PeruseProject has been reading her books recently and has really been enjoying them so I think they should still be fun even as an adult. 🙂

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  2. tbreitweiser says:

    I loved the Immortalists! I will check out your other selections!

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    1. THE IMMORTALISTS is just simply beautiful! What was your favourite thing about the book? 😀

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      1. tbreitweiser says:

        I loved the dynamic stories of all 4 siblings. I loved Chloe’s writing. The contrast of how you live your life knowing the day you will die was intriguing to me. I believe they lived it differently although all of them tried to deny it. It drove them all crazy in their own way with the date in the backs of their minds. What about you?

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  3. Yay I’m so glad you liked Tamora Pierce’s new book! I haven’t read it yet, but I’ve loved all of her other books!

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    1. That’s soo great to hear! 😀 I wanna read her other books too, which one you think I should start with?

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      1. My favorite is the Beka Cooper trilogy, which starts with Terrier! The premise sounds weird, but I promise it’s so good and the series just keeps getting better!

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  4. fictionologyst says:

    I’m one of your new follower. I love your blog!! And I’m so excited to read To Kill A Kingdom!!

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    1. Omg thank you so much girl!! ❤ a big welcome to this new blog family 😀 !! Did you have the chance to read it?

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      1. fictionologyst says:

        Aww thank you! I haven’d had the chance to read it yet. Too many TBR 😭

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  5. Marie says:

    I’m so, so happy to see To Kill a Kingdom here and I hope to see your full review soon 😀

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    1. Thank you Marie! I just loved that book hahah I had really low expectations too LOl so it surprised me

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  6. All these books look really good! Especially the first and the last one 🙂 And welcome back haha 😉

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    1. Thank you so much love!! It’s good to be back hhhah 😀

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  7. Beware Of The Reader says:

    I stop somewhere is on my shelf!!!

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    1. YASSS ! Let me know when you start it ! It was quite disturbing :O

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  8. I haven’t read any of these books but I really want to read To Kill A Kingdom. I’ve heard great things about it.

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    1. I hope you’ll have the chance to pick it up! 😀 I’m curious how you would find it !

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  9. I seem to be the only person who wasn’t completely in love with To Kill a Kingdom (what am I missing when it comes to that book?!) but I’m really glad you enjoyed it Trang. Also seeing Tempests and Slaughter on your list has made me want to pick it up ASAP (I have it on my TBR list but it’s low down at the moment).
    Great post. 🙂 ❤

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    1. LOL omg and you are one of the bloggers who usually write positive reviews ! I don’t know, maybe some themes that seem appealing to me didn’t just work with you? :O I don’t think you’ve missed something just depends on the taste 😉

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      1. What can I say, nine times out of ten I know what books I like. 😀
        Yeah not sure what it was, guess in the end we can’t all like everything can we? 🙂

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  10. I have only read one of the five (To Kill a Kingdom) so will add the rest to my TBR!

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    1. What did you think of To Kill A Kingdom!? :O

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  11. nscovell says:

    Do you have a recommendation for a horror novel. Something that resembles Relic or IT?

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    1. A horror novel released this year or any year? :O For this year, I would recommend Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi and if you want to laugh a bit I loveed John Dies at the end series 😀

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  12. Bookstooge says:

    Glad to have you back 🙂

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    1. Certainly feels good to be back 😉

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  13. Welcome back!!! I haven’t read any of these books yet– but I ADORE Tamora Pierce. She is one of my favorite YA authors. I grew up reading her books. I cannot wait to read Tempests and Slaughter. I hope I love it too. 😀

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    1. Yayy! Thank you Jackie 😀 happy to be back! I keep hearing really nice things about Tamora Pierce :O I wonder what book should I start with

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      1. I always recommend people to start with the first series, Song of the Lioness. The first book as the worst title ever Alanna: The First Adventure, but don’t let that stop you! This book contains essential world building for all the books set in Tortall. Plus it’s got some wonderful feminist ideas for fantasy! Remember, this book was written in 1983.

        That said, you could really start anywhere. Pierce does a great job explaining relevant details about the cities and characters who cross between books so you don’t feel left out.

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  14. Hey hey 🙂
    I so need to read ‘Tempest and Slaughter’! It’s sitting on my Kindle and isn’t too long, so maybe I’ll sneak it in soon.

    ‘Dark twisted mermaid tale’ sounds pretty awesome as well!

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    1. HEY HEY!! That’s nicee 😀 I can’t wait to see how you find it although I have to warn you its quite YA HAAH and yess I didn’t expect it from To Kill A kingdom :O I had very low expectations so it was quite a pleasant surprise 😉

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  15. Oh very nice! I have been working on my top books of the years so far list as well 💗 I am stoked to see that The Immortalists made yours because I have a copy here that continues to call my name! I also plan on tackling To Kill a Kingdom soon 😁

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    1. The Immortalists IS A BRRILLIIANT BOOK DANIEELLLE ❤ If you ever have . few moments, just pick it up TEEHE

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      1. I will find time. It is sitting right here calling me 😉

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  16. And we’re not even at the year’s half mark yet! Lol. Seeing some pretty good reviews for To Kill a Kingdom.

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT LOL I wonder what will my next 2018 faves will be 😀 What are yours so far ?

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      1. Time will tell…
        Contemporary: Father Figure and Next Year in Havana. Cozy Mysteries: Spells and Caramels

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  17. This has made me even more excited to get to I Stop Somewhere and To Kill A Kingdom!!!

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    1. YAASS I hope you’ll find the time to read it !! 😀

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  18. I recently read The Immortalists too! It’s such a good book. I loved the irony of Varya being obsessed with making people live longer when she was the only one of her siblings who was actually going to get old.

    I increasingly think I need to read The Kill a Kingdom. I was already interested but the Bardugo comparison has sealed the deal!

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    1. YAS The Immortalists play a lot with the irony of life and death and that one with Varya is a strong aspect of the book too 😀 To Kill A kingdom was a nice surprise to me 🙂

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  19. ignitedmoth says:

    Nice post! I just went and added To Kill a Kingdom to my official TBR list. It sounds really good. 🙂

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    1. YAYY so happy I convinced you to give it a try! 😀

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  20. nancyotoole says:

    Gah! I so need to read Tempests and Slaughter. To Kill a Kingdom sounds really good too.

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    1. Omg yess!! Tempests and Slaughter SLAYYYED 😉 *get it* ? HAHA Hope you get a chance to read To Kill A Kingdom too !

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  21. Great Choices, Trang!!!❤❤❤ I love your setup! You are so talented.😁 The Chalk Man was terrific!😉❤📚🤗

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    1. DANIII ❤ THE CHALKMAN WAS GREATT! :O What did you think of the ending??

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      1. I agree!!! The twist at the end was pretty mind blowing!!! 😫 I’m glad you enjoyed it, beautiful!!!💙💜💙💜

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  22. A few of these are on my TBR, so glad to see how much you enjoyed them 🙂

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    1. YASSS which one is the highest on your TBR list ? 😀

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      1. The Immortalists for sure, I have wanted to pick that one up since I first heard of it 🙂

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  23. Most of these books are on my writing partner’s TBR list. She’ll be excited you loved them. Great list! ♥️

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    1. DANNII ❤ OMG YAS! 😀 Do you intend to read some of them too ?

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  24. Awesome list! I really loved To kill a kingdom!! And really want to check out immortalists and chalk man 🙂

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