The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag // basically a really long post where I talk about great books

Hey y’all!! Welcome back. Today, you get to torture treat yourself to this wonderfully long post talking about the awesome books that I’ve read so far this year.

You’ll also finally be getting an idea of what I’ve been reading since May. I think I’m just going to wait until my Monthly Wrap-Up for June to talk about every book since then, but a couple of the ones I mentioned are ones that I’ve read recently.

This post is kind of long, so, let’s get right into this! I wasn’t actually tagged for the Mid Year Freak Out, but everyone’s doing it, so I’m hopping on the bandwagon and doing it too.

Best book you’ve read so far in 2020

Why is this so hard?? I have 3 books that can compete for the best book, and I’m very tempted to go with the one that I’ve been raving about lately on my blog. Sigh. The thing is, these 3 books are all from different genres, so they are the best in each of their genres so far. You know what, I’ll just share them all.

The Storm Crow // A very interesting fantasy set in a beautiful world with amazing depression representation. I loved Thia, I loved her story, and though it was a little meh a couple of times, it was still amazing and I loved it.

You House Will Pay // The discussions this book opened in my head. Ever since I read it, I’ve realized just how oblivious I am to the terrible issues going on in the world, and this book made me want to change. Besides that, I really related to Grace, and I loved reading about how racism could affect such drastically different families.

Code Name Hélène // I am obsessed with this amazing historical fiction novel!! Set during WWII, it explores the life of an Australian born French housewife who moves to the front-lines and becomes a critical part of the Resistance in France. There’s so much love and heartbreak in this book, and some aspects of it are still breaking my heart.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020

Can the last book in a series count? Because if so, then The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson. Such a perfect end to the first era, and though I guessed some things that happened, it was still really really good. Technically it should have broken my heart with how it ended but I’ve made my peace with it. The ending of this Era just feels so right and I loved it.

Also, I’ve already read The Alloy of Law and yes!! Totally loved it! Sanderson is starting to become one of my trusted authors already.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson

I actually got this a few weeks ago from my library, but I didn’t read it in time (I blame Sanderson and his long books). So, I am still highly anticipating this final book in the Truly Devious series. Honestly, I’ve forgotten what the plot of the previous books are, so I might have to do a re-read of those first…anyway, I hope it does not disappoint.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

This is sooooo hardd!! I might have to do a whole post on books I’m excited for. But for now, Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

This is actually publishing next Tuesday and I’m so excited!! The cover is so pretty, and the premise is interesting too. I’ve never really read horror or “gothic” books, so this will be a fun sub-genre to try. I’m also so excited for the mystery and I can’t wait to read it!!

Biggest disappointment

Well, there are two contenders for that spot, but we’ll go with If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim.

Why was I disappointed? Well, everybody just becomes bad by the end of this. The once nice guys who hadn’t started out being degrading to their wives/women eventually do, Haemi is just…idk how to feel about her because I’m not sure if she’s suffering from a mental illness or she is just mean. I’m inclined to the idea that she has a mental illness, but even then, nothing happens about it. I was just frustrated with the book, and I don’t feel like I “got” the message that the author was trying to send. So it was just really disappointing.

Biggest surprise

The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley & The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

I was not expecting to like either of these because they are both middle grade books. And I ended up loving the light hilarity of the story, the young characters and their adventures, and just the general feel of them both. My brain could rest reading these books, and there is just a nice innocence to them. YA and Adult can be so exhausting.

Favorite new author (debut or new to you)

I don’t really have favorite authors. I have authors that I loved the majority of their books, and are the only ones that I’ve ever re-read (except one instance) but I wouldn’t really call them my favorite authors?

Idk. But some new-to-me authors who I loved their books this year are:

Ariel Lawhon, author of Code Name Hélène, Kalyn Josephson, author of The Storm Crow, and Deanna Raybourn, author of A Curious Beginning.

Newest fictional crush

It’s not really a crush…but I really like Stocker from A Curious Beginning. He is so annoying, yet funny, and also really smart, but secretive. He can be complicated at times too. And it really is not a crush because I really would like to give him a good telling off for being so unhygienic and annoying 🙂

Newest favorite character

Lady Marasi Harms from The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

As I’ve said previously, this book was so. much. FUN. Explosions, guns, fighting, chases, new allomancy – it was incredible and I loved it! It was also really short for Sanderson, so that was definitely a plus. And of course, the wonderful new characters. I love Marasi because she’s totally not used to being killed, she has no idea how to fight beyond what she learned in university (which isn’t much), she’s interested in law and forensics (subjects that I am also interested in), and she’d rather wear dresses than trousers. What’s not to love? I can’t wait to see what happens with her, Wax, and Wayne in the next book!!

Book that made you cry

Sadly, nothing has made me cry yet this year. But several books have made my heart so heavy, latest of which is Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed.

It’s about a girl, Naila, being forced into a marriage that she doesn’t want after she was caught with the boy she actually loves. It was just so heartbreaking. I loved the really simple and easy to read chapters, and it conveyed the sense of despair and the horror of Naila’s situation. And to think that this still happens around the world really hurts.

Book that made you happy

I can’t really think of a specific book that made me happy. Though, I’ve been having a really good reading month lately and so just in general, I’ve been happy with what I’m reading. I’ve read 7 books this month and they were all either 4 or 5 stars, and hopefully I’ll squeeze in 2 more (they better not wreck my good rating streak) over the weekend!

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

You all know I don’t buy books, and I haven’t been gifted any books this year, so I picked a…well, two books off my TBR.

Just look at them!! Maybe Paris is le mot secret pour une couverture magnifique. (“the secret word for a beautiful cover”)

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Honestly, I don’t know. It all depends on what my library has, my reading mood, etc. And I don’t really have any specific book in mind that I must read. Perhaps Mexican Gothic, because I think my library is going to get it when it comes out.

Favorite Book Community Member

This is not a fair question! I love so many of you guys, and as it is, I already have several people in mind. It’s about time I did that elusive post that I’ve been mentioning where I shout-out all you amazing bloggers. But for now, here are 2 that you should definitely be following.

Caitlin @ Caitlin Althea // I LOVE talking to Caitlin so much!! We’ve been talking about our WIPs all over our blogs now, and I’m just loving listening to her, having her support, and helping and supporting her too. She honestly may be the reason that I stop procrastinating and finally finish another WIP. Not only that, but her blog and her posts are phenomenal, and you do not want to miss out on any of her discussions, so please, do go follow her!


Dani @ Literary Lion // She is an absolute savior and has helped keep me on track with Let’s Talk Bookish, the weekly discussion meme that I started, but we’re now co-hosting together. It’s just amazing to have someone to support me in that, and to keep me on track because everything seems to be getting away from me recently. Thank you so much, Dani, for all your help!!

I am done!! Over 1,600 words, and I actually didn’t talk about all the things I wanted to but it’ll have to wait for another post. I won’t be tagging anyone because everyone is already doing this tag, and you’ve probably already been tagged a few hundred times lol.

So, any comments on all of this? Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What are you most excited to read by the end of this year? What’s your top book of 2020 so far? What have you guys been reading lately? Chat with me in the comments below!!

46 thoughts on “The Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag // basically a really long post where I talk about great books

  1. i loved reading this post so much Rukky 😭😭💕 and thank you SO MUCH for mentioning me in the favorite book community member question!! i honestly don’t know if i would still have the motivation to plan/brainstorm if not for our conversations! as always, please yell at me about your writing!! 🤍🤍
    Okay, i don’t think i ever replied to your message about our well of ascension buddy read, i’m sorryyy. i will try to get it soon! also, the hero of ages 😭 i can’t wait to read it, and i’m so happy you enjoyed it! i have an inkling of how it ends, and i don’t think i care enough about the characters to be sad about it, but we’ll see 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
    i hope the rest of your reading for the year goes well!!

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    1. 💕✨ Aww, same!! Ok, and well, I haven’t really done that much with my WIP still smh. I finally did some research into how buildings/homes would have looked, and what clothes they would wear depending on class (the info out there is so unsatisfactory smh, I need more details!!), and food!! But I can’t really find anything in depth about the food online for free. There are a couple of books out there with recipes but it costs like 300+ dollars. ???? 😐 It’s just recipes from the time period, why on earth must it cost so much??? So yeah. I’m trying to find info on the food, dress and stuff, but now I’m wondering if I need to go to a library to get that info. And even then, libraries aren’t open here so I couldn’t go even if I wanted (I’d rather make something historically inaccurate than die thank you very much)
      I’m also wondering, since it’s fiction am I allowed to have some liberties with the facts? Of course, i plan on changing the story that it’s based on to fit what I’m planning (in my head, i still really haven’t written it down 🤦🏾‍♀️) but I will keep some major things, like the start and end of the period, some major wars and deaths, etc. But if I change their clothes in a way? Or what they eat/how they talk? Am I allowed to change that?
      So basically, nothing is happening 😂😭 I wrote like 1 more page, but it’s obviously still in the expository stage and I don’t like expository writing so I’m just writing awkward things 😂🤦🏾‍♀️
      Well of Ascension: It’s okay!!! I totally forgot about it, so don’t worry yourself 💖 Hmm, I hope your guess is right but it still surprises you. Some things are like really easy to guess so yeah. And you know, surprisingly Elend actually gets much better…
      Thank you and I hope so for you too!! ✨💕

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      1. you have made such good progress with your research i am very proud and cannot relate 😅 & nooooo, i hate when i want something but i have to pay $$ to get it 😒 i hope you can work out a solution soon!
        it’s fiction & you’re the author—you can do whatever you want! of course you can take liberties! maybe you can mention how much research you did & which facts you changed & why in an author’s note? i’ve seen many historical fiction author’s do that
        lol i have not done any writing at all save for some character descriptions that i know i’m gonna scrap 😅 i actually used to have a solid plot idea, but now i’m unsure if that’s the story i actually want to tell… so i’m currently in the middle of coming up with a new plot smh

        i will try to reply to your gr message when i have the time i’m just very overwhelmed right now 🥺🥺 i can’t wait to read hero of ages! i actually feel bad that i haven’t read it yet, because i scheduled a buddy read with someone & i told them that we could buddy read the book after i finish hero of ages 😅

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      2. (I LOVE YOUR NEW PROFILE PIC!!!!! 🥺🥺💕✨)

        Yeah, I have no idea what I’m going to do about that yet, but I’m ignoring it for now (tho I do want to know what they ate just out of curiosity lol). I’m thinking about the characters and how I’m going to make everybody connected eventually. I also think I’m just going to skip expository writing and just start with all the fun stuff loll 😭 (please come write the beginning for me cause it’s making me exhausted just thinking about it 😩)

        Haha….so I can say I just looked at Wikipedia for five seconds to create the major events and that was it? 😂😂😭😭😭
        Aww, it’s a struggle. Is it going to be just a different plot in the same world with the same lore and everything?

        Again, don’t worry about it so much ✨💕 Lol 😂 Don’t stress, so long as you didn’t give a definite timeline, it will be okay 🙂 Hope you enjoy it and the BR eventually!

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      3. THANK YOU!! 🥺💕💕💕 I really hated the other one & it was about time that I changed!

        I would write for you if I knew how to write historical fiction 😭😭😭 But I think skipping around is okay!! Not all writers write chronologically!

        I don’t know, but I think you should just write what you most want to read! I’ve heard many writers say that you should just ignore the market & write something you yourself would enjoy because there’s a high chance that if you enjoy it, others would enjoy it too. And lmaoo Wikipedia is actually a credible source that regularly gets fact checked I don’t know why so many people say it’s not a reliable one 😭😭 Maybe you don’t have to mention how you conducted research, but just mention the things you changed about the time period & what you couldn’t find any research on?

        Thank you Rukky!!! 😭😭💕

        Also about my own work: I think I’m abandoning my old WIP idea (which I was thinking about for like, three months RIP) to start a new one 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 as a writer I always want to write what I want to read & I realized that i don’t actually want to read/write about my old WIP idea? Idk if that’s always gonna be the case, but I’m shelving it for now :((((( so now I’m planning a new WIP & all I know is that it’s high fantasy (ofc, I love high fantasy) & the magic system is elemental but with a twist. (I used to dislike elemental magic systems, so I’m so surprised that I’m actually writing one.) I also want to set it in an Ancient China-inspired world, I think? I don’t know, ideas just don’t come to me naturally, but I think I could make this WIP work 🥺🥺 I’m just so sad that all the time I spent planning my old one is wasted. But it is what it is ahaha

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      4. Cough, I may be changing mine sometime soon as well lol. Honestly…I may or may not be doing a whole site redesign 😌 I’m hopeless! I’ve changed my site design like, idk 5, 6, maybe 7 times in the span of 1 and a half years!! And now I’m doing it again! Though I’m hoping to plan this carefully and actually be happy with everything before I do the revamp so it’ll be the last time I change it in a very long while. Sighhh (trust me, in like 5 months time I’ll change something again 😭)

        Hahaha, I don’t know how to write HistFic either but of course that’s the idea I had 😂😭 Yeah, i’m including a lot of elements that I like (morally grey characters (like seriously morally grey, bordering on villain probably, if not an actual villain lol), female friendship, Muslim rep, etc) and I actually think I would love to read this story if it does exist.

        And i don’t think I properly explained what the story idea is, but I just wrote a long comment over at Xandra @ Starry Sky Books’ post on her writing update explaining my story so Idk, I don’t think I’ve explained it that well to you lol (I am talking so much today! I could have condensed that into like a 2 line sentence 🤦🏾‍♀️)

        So: This story is about a woman who marries a guy whose family is trying to overthrow the current dynasty in Ancient Arabia. Basically, my idea is, men get all the credit in history right? But women are so powerful in the home as well, so what if in reality, it was the wife (my MC) who was actually orchestrating the attempted take over instead of it all being her husband and his male relatives as history implies? What was her life like?
        There’s pretty much nothing on the historical person I want to base her on (idek what her name actually is, just like her, idk what to call it in English, but like a pen name? Like a title: Mother of X person) so it’ll be awesome to pretty much have a lot of creativity with who she is and her personality etc. (I may be purposely not searching too deeply into her so that I can keep those liberties lol)
        And the morally grey character will be her husband, because in history, he is known as being extremely ruthless (like incredibly). You should have seen how excited I was when I realized that I could have an awesome morally grey character 😂

        Okay, I think that’s enough lol (weird question…but does WP have a word limit on comments??) I hope that none of this ends up being kind of spoilery, and I’m specifically not saying what the dynasties’ names were or the names of the actual people so that I don’t preemptively ruin anything 😂🤦🏾‍♀️

        That’s good advice, and I’m going to do that! Agh, I’m excited to write this again!! Thank you! Now I just have to finish my English homework so I can try and do some writing tonight 😩

        Aww, so you do have those times were you constantly scrap ideas after poring time into it 🙂 It’s a terrible thing, and I’m sorry, and hopefully you’ll like this one much better 💖 Elemental magic is my favorite (ATLA has convinced me that there is nothing better lol) and I want to know what that twist is!! And YAY for diversity too!!! Take your time don’t rush! Hopefully this one will flow better than the last one did ❤ Think about that time this way: it give you an idea of how troublesome it can be to create lore and find something you like, and SO, very optimistically, you have an idea of what to expect with this idea and can be better prepared for it!! And who knows, you might take some of the things (even if it’s the most basic of ideas) that you had in the other story and use it for this one!

        (Idk where this energy and optimism is coming from! this comment is a literal essay!! I am so sorry, and if you reply next year, I will totally understand! 😂🤦🏾‍♀️❤)

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      5. omg i feel you! before i settled with my current design, i renovated my blog like, once a month. but change it if you feel like it ❤ i'm so happy that i didn't settle for a site design that i wasn't satisfied with. though i do recommend planning the redesign thoroughly, i don't think i would've renovated my blog so much if i had just thought my redesigns through 😂

        your wip sounds so cool!!! you're so right—there's so little information about women in history, but they probably did so many cool things behind the scenes. it's amazing that you're exploring that & that your wip is gonna have morally grey characters 🥺🥺

        wait, since writing this comment i've shelved the ancient china elemental magic wip bc i just realized what i wanted to change about my old wip 😂😂😂 not a lot about my old wip is the same, but i'm more confident that it's the story i want to write, and i'm so excited to flesh it out more & hopefully get to the outlining stage this month!! ok i don't even know much about my story yet (i really need to carve out time to think about it dfjdkfjd), but it's set in a city inspired by Shanghai that is being occupied by Western forces. there's magic involved & it kinda gives me Six of Crows vibes bc ofc :"")

        (no don't worry!! i really love talking to you about writing ❤ ❤ <3)

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      6. Haha yes. It’s better to change it once and love it than to do tiny things and dislike it within a few weeks. Now i just have to decide between two themes…

        Thank you!! And lol, I still haven’t written anything. I want to so badly, but I’m not managing my time right so I never get to it. And school starts in like two weeks and I’m pretty sure this Fall is going to be a nightmare schoolwise (i’m still excited though lol). So I need to write now, or I probably won’t do anything until next year 😩

        Hahaha oh Caitlin 😂💖 It sounds great, and I’m glad you’re excited about it again ❤ And of course it has SoC vibes! Those are the best kind of vibes to have ✨

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      7. oh, what themes are they? i actually think that themes are super important when it comes to a blog’s aesthetic!! i might be biased but i suggest using toujours hehehe. but there are other themes that i think are really good too

        sameeee. i start school in less than two weeks, and i really need to hurry up and outline at least part of this story already! next school year is really important for my college applications, and i know that the lessons will be harder 🥺 i probably won’t be able to write, blog, and read much :((

        Hahaha, thank you so much!! surprisingly, i’ve made progress on it, and i’m like, a liiiitle close to being able to outline it. good luck with your wip too!! time management isn’t my strong suit either, so idk what advice to give you, but you got this ❤

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      8. haha, I’m actually between Toujours and Libre 2. I’m obsessed with Libre 2 but at the same time, I really like the layout of Toujours and how it has those thin lines that separate everything. Libre is open so there aren’t any lines, and honestly, if it did have the lines, I’d probably pick it without any of this hesitation. Ahh, I can’t decide!! I keep seeing blogs with Toujours and loving the look (yours included lol) but then I’ll see another blog that’s Libre and I’ll want to pick that one 😭 Libre 2 is the theme that Ilsa @ A Whisper of Ink uses, and what Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams’ uses too

        Ooh, good luck with it!! It’s my final year of high school (that makes me feel so old and I’m not even old 😂) so this year is important for me as well. Hopefully we’ll both do amazing ❤

        Right now I have a super duper general outline and I still haven’t made it more detailed. Buttt! I’ve finally written some more! Nothing extraordinary, just a few pages (like 5ish pages that took me about 5ish hrs 😑), but I’m kind of liking where I’m going with this 🙃 Thaank you!! I hope you’re able to get some outlining done before school starts 💕

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      9. oh, i know libre 2!! i used to have it, haha. it’s a very beautiful theme, and lily’s and ilsa’s blogs look so good. my least fave thing about it is the fact that there’s not sidebar lmao. but i think both themes are good, it doesn’t really matter which you choose!

        thank you 🥺 i hope so too. (and lol you’re not old at all)

        Ahh, that’s amazing!! you’ve started drafting i’m so proud 🥺🥺 as for me, i’m super close to being able to outline. i just need to figure out some stuff about my MCs and villains, and then i can figure the rest out in the outline!! i’m so happy that you like where your WIP is going ❤

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  2. I’m so honoured to be able to run LTB with you! I feel like we get to talk about so many different topics and reading everyone’s takes on everything each week is one of my favourite things! I love working together with you to make something fun for the bookish community ❤

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  3. I really liked the first Percy Jackson too. I haven’t gone back and read any others yet, but I have the first 5 of the original series ready for when I do!!
    Great post, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying your books!!

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  4. The storm crow looks so so good! I’ve been kinda slacking off on fantasy lately, but this post is definitely inspiring me to read more in July(:
    I’m also super interested to hear what you think of Mexican Gothic! I’ve heard such hype over it and the premise seems so so interesting, though I’m not one to lean towards horror either haha!

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    1. I hope you enjoy! It’s kind of a typical fantasy, but the depression rep is awesome 🥺😍
      Yup, me neither, but for MG, I think I’ll give horror a try lol. Hopefully I’ll review it by the end of the year 💕

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  5. Wow, what a long interesting post! 🤩
    I was like…should I comment or not, because I always end up commenting essays 🙈

    You House Will Pay sounds interesting. I’ll look into that ✅
    I really want to read more books that open my mind to the injustices around the world.

    I have the first Truly Devious book and I really need to get to that!!! 😭

    haha you can read my share of gothic/horror, sorry that’s not my forte. I’m too scared… 💀😂

    I’m sitting on the wall between terrified-to-start-Mistborn and dying-to read-Mistborn 😐
    Like, look at the size of that book!!! 😬
    But it sounds so freaking awesome 🤩

    OMW I recently followed Caitlin and I absolutely LOVE her discussions!!! 😍😍
    I saw one of your comments somewhere about a WIP set in ancient Arabia if I’m right? I love!!!! 😭🤩

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    1. They’re fun essays, so always comment them hun 💕

      Yeah, even though it’s more about American racism, it’s still mind opening, and I hope you enjoy it!

      Loll, I feel like since I read a ton of thrillers and dark mysteries I should be able to survive horror/gothic books…idk. Ghosts and creepy sounds scare me tho so 😂😂

      Here’s the deal with Sanderson. His books are LONG. And his writing is so simple and bland and dry. And it’s so so so so easy to get bored. BUT. The story is worth it. What happens in the final book in the first mistborn trilogy is worth it. Honestly, reading Sanderson fills me with dread, but I still end up enjoying it by the end. So I would suggest you just take the plunge and try ✨ (Tho it will seem like you’ve read 1000 pages and you’ve only gotten 10% into the book 😌 Just try to think about it in chapters and not page length to make it easier 💕)

      YESSSS I’m so gladd!! She’s amazing 💖🥺 Haha, yes, I forgot to tell you about that in my reply to tete a tete, but I will!

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  6. I really love the Mistborn trilogy, and I need to read more by Sanderson!! I’m planning on reading Warbreaker soon-ish, and I hope it lives up to the Mistborn books. I love Deanna Raybourn’s Lady Julia Grey series, and I want to get to her Veronica Speedwell books soon! Like you, I’m SO EXCITED for Mexican Gothic, and I think the covers you chose for the prettiest book question are stunning. 🙂 Great post!

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    1. Yes, they’re so awesome!!! And Hero was an epic perfect amazing finale to the series. Haha, I liked his books but I’m also terrified to check out any of his others, but I think I do have Warbreaker on my mental TBR. Hope you enjoy it 💖 I haven’t checked out the Lady Julia Grey series, but thank you for reminding me!! I really hope you like Speedwell! The mystery is not really good (at least in the first book) but Vernoica and Stoker are hilarious and I loved reading just for them 🥺 Thank you!

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  7. i’m glad you enjoyed the storm crow! i haven’t read it, but i’ve heard good things about it, and i’m especially interested in the depression rep (so rare already in books, but even rarer in fantasy!). and i’m really happy to hear you enjoyed pjo!!! i’m a… big pjo fan, to put it lightly lmao, so it makes my heart full to see other people enjoying the series ❤ and mexican gothic sounds so good! i am Really not a horror reader, but i feel like i've just heard such great things about it that i want to try it out. great post!!

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    1. I hope you love it!! And yes, I think it’s the first time I’ve seen a mental health issue in fantasy that isn’t some form of PTSD. Haha, I hope I continue loving it!! I’ve read the first three, and it’s super interesting and so light and simple in a way compared to YA and Adult. And it’s really funny lol. I don’t know who my favorite character is yet besides Percy. Maybe Nico, but I haven’t really read much about him yet
      Hope we both love it then!! Thanks 💕✨

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    1. I hope you enjoy it!! It’s a bit cliche and kind of your typical fantasy, but the rep was awesome and I knew from the first chapter that I’d love it ❤ Haha, I’ve read the first three, and I keep forgetting to borrow the next one. I’m so interested to see what happens with Nico. Thank you ❤✨

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      1. Omg I can’t wait for Mexican Gothic!! The only reason I didn’t include it in my top ten books for the rest of 2020 is because I decided to start from July. I definitely need to get it read this year though. I hope you get to as well and that you enjoy it ☺️ I’d also love to see all your other most anticipated releases if you do decide to do a post for them, I love seeing what other people are excited for and adding even more books to my impossible TBR 😂
        I had a feeling that Code Name Helene was going to be one of your favourite books of the year when I saw that you’d done this tag.
        Oh and I recently found out that The Hand On The Wall is no longer the last Truly Devious book. I think it’s the final for the mystery but that there’s more for the characters or something.

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      2. Haha, thank you and I hope you love it too! 😂😂 yup, I think an anticpated reads for the second half of 2020 post is in order! Maybe sometime next week 🙂
        Haha I’ve been screaming about it alot haven’t I? 😂 But I really did love it 🥺
        WHATTTT??? Ok. Final for the mystery. I just need that mystery wrappped up already. I don’t remember what it was exactly, but I know that I hated that cliffhanger at the end of book 2 because it was so good, so I defintiely want to know what happens!!

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      3. Thank you ❤️
        Ooh yay. I look forward to it!!
        Yes but that’s a good thing, hopefully it’ll inspire more people to pick the book up ☺️
        Ah I still need to read book two but I’m really excited for it. And yeah it really threw me too when I saw that there’s a fourth one now 😂 I hope you love the third book and that it ties the mystery up nicely.

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  8. Ah, I agree on the Paris books! I already have the Paper Girl Of Paris, but I’m falling behind on reading it with all the schoolwork and stuff lately. And I want to read the Paris Library! I’m kind of low-key obsessing over Paris ever since I read The Nightingale and the Three Musketeers XD
    Nice post Rukky!

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