Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such.
This weeks topic is: Top 5 Books of 2017
2. Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas
Like many in the book community the news that this novel would divert from the overall narrative filled me with trepidation. I couldn't wait that long to find out what happened to our beloved main characters! Well, now I can. I want to know more about the characters and also areas we were introduced to in this novel. I absolutely adored this instalment. If you aren't yet caught up on the series I don't want to give too much away as this novel is essentially the fallout from previous ones and has some major reveals too. And I mean major.
I have a review for Tower of Dawn here. (Spoiler free section and spoiler full)
A Court of Wings and Ruin was one of my most anticipated novels of 2017 and it didn't disappoint. ACOMAF remains my favourite of the trilogy but I still loved ACOWAR. I'm so happy that we're getting more from this world soon. I need more of the inner circle. They're squad goals. There I said it.
This was one of the first books I read in 2017 and it's still a firm favourite. The magic, the whimsy and my god the description. I never wanted to leave Caraval. Every time I thought I'd sussed out the plot or fathomed what was going to happen the book was turned on its head and I was left trying to gather all the thoughts and emotions. Stephanie Garber has crafted such a uniquely magical world in Caraval. Utterly phenomenal. I cannot wait for the next book.
Obviously. I haven't shut up about this book. The Hate U Give was, and arguably still is, such an important novel and a pivotal moment in publishing. It's unapologetic, raw and harrowing. Simply because although the character names are fictitious that situation occurs on a near daily basis. Not always to the degree that the novel shows but prejudice is something ingrained in our society and THUG has started a conversation and started it within the generation set to make a change. Just use your voice. That's all the novel asks in the end.