5. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Witches, romance, and a historical setting. How could I not love this book? Obviously I couldn't. I must get my hands on the sequel asap. The feels in this book were so good and I loved the alternate historical setting. This book was just addicting for me, which is why it earns a place in my favorites.
4. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
This book was also super addicting and just sooo good. It might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure was mine. This book is about bad werewolves... kind of. The public knows werewolves exist and are scared of them. Our main character loses her best friend to a werewolf attack. An anti-werewolf group comes to town to hunt down and find any and all werewolves. These anti-werewolf people are baaad news and our main character must fight to protect those she loves. I loved this book. I loved the two kinda/sorta love interests, the action, the intrigue, the twists and turns. Also a book where I need the sequel asap. This book earns a place on my list because of how addicting it is. And I will admit to loving some supernatural fiction.
3. Night Film by Marisha Pessl
This book took me for the biggest ride and I had no idea how it was going to end. I loved the incorporation of newspaper articles, website pages, pictures, and all the other fun little extras packed in the pages. I've become a real fan of books that use more than just words to tell the story. Having something in the story that looks different from the actual text just makes me more intrigued in the story and wanting to read it. This book is all about the elusive director Cordova who makes tons of creepy films, but keeps his true self in the shadows. Our plucky, private investigator Scott McGrath sets out to find the secrets of Cordova through the investigation into Cordova's daughter's death. This book took me on so many twists and turns and so much stuff happened in it. What I thought would constantly change from page to page. This is just a book that I had a lot of fun reading, which is what all books should be like. The only thing though was that ending didn't give me what I wanted!!! But loved this book and it definitely earns a place on my favorites of the year so far.
2. The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle by Christopher Healy
I'm already a fan of this series, so it was pretty much a guarantee that I would love this book as well. This is just a fun, middle grade series that explores just who those Prince Charming's really were in all the fairy tales. Lets just say that those minstrels took a lot of poetic license when they described them. This book gets a spot on my list because it's pure fun. It contains awesome illustrations that make the book that much more enjoyable to read. Christopher Healy is a fantastic writer of humorous stories. There were quite a few times I laughed while reading the story, and I really don't do that in a lot of books. I can't wait for the next one to see what hijinks the Princes get themselves into next. If Duncan is involved, then it will be sure to be ridiculous.
1. Vicious by V.E. Schwab
So this book has already been in a couple of Top 5 Wednesday posts and for good reason, because it is AWESOME!!! This is my first Victoria Schwab book, and I can definitely see more in my future. This book is addicting with a capital A! The characters are a little messed up, but you still root for them anyway. Well you root for most of them, I won't say all of them. The concept of ExtraOrdinaries was really cool and all the different powers were just fun to read about. This is not a book about Superheroes, more a book about people granted with great power and how they use that power. If you've ignored my other commands to go read this book, then remedy that and READ IT NOW! You will not regret it. So this book gets a place on my list because I love it and I want more of it. V.E. Schwab, please write a sequel.... please!!!