1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
I think the majority of people agree that A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOMAF) is the best book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series. Not to say that I didn't love A Court of Wings and Ruin, (ACOWAR) it was still a five star read in my opinion. I just love ACOMAF that little bit more. We met the inner circle for the first time, where I think everyone fell a little bit in love with them...and then everyone fell a lot in love with Rhys. Sarah J Maas is the Queen of writing swoon worthy men...I'm waiting for my Azriel to appear. Soon would be nice.
I have a review for ACOWAR here.
2. Traitor to the Throne* by Alwyn Hamilton
Traitor to the Throne* was absolutely incredible. I adored Rebel of the Sands but Traitor was such a vast improvement. The writing, the world, and particularly the plot. There were twists and turns in this novel that had me sobbing. Alwyn Hamilton's writing in Traitor was hauntingly beautiful, though sometimes rather savage. It's not a series for the faint hearted. I felt that the Jinni lore was better integrated into this novel too, I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about it.
I have a review for Traitor to the Throne* here.
5. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows* and Crooked Kingdom have to go down as one of my favourite duologies ever. Six of Crows* was incredible and Crooked Kingdom simply added to that. The characters developed, the plot thickened massively and though we didn't see more of the world it was described by the characters. I'm incredibly excited to read the Grisha Trilogy now.
4. I Hate Fairyland Volume Two
Rosario + Vampire Volume Two
In all honesty I wasn't a massive fan of the first volume in this manga series but I decided to continue on with it. This instalment was far more cohesive and I found it far easier to remember who everyone was. It's still creepy even for manga standards but it's also kinda cute.
Which second books do you think are best?
Thank-you for reading,