Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and managed by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes on Goodreads. Each week features a new prompt in which you are suppose to talk about the top 5 books that you relate to the prompt. This week the topic is: Best Books You’ve Read so Far in 2018.
So, without further adieu, I present my contribution to this week’s top five conversation.
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Beyond A Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Publisher: HarperTeen (April 10, 2018)
Print Length: 384 pages
Beyond a Darkened Shore is one of two novels on this TBR that are inspired by Norse/Celtic lore, and let me just say I couldn’t be more pleased that authors are exploring this history through YA fiction. Where Beyond a Darkened Shore and Sky in the Deep differ is that I found this one to be more on the romantic side, which, surprisingly, wasn’t a bad choice on Leake’s part.
*To read my review of Beyond a Darkened Shore, click here*
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (February 20, 2018)
Print Length: 384 pages
Pitch Dark was one of the first Sci-fi novels I read in 2018, and ever since I have finished I have compared every other one to it. This novel is rather intense, but if you are a fan of the Alien series, and its horror, heart pounding nature, then this book is for you.
*To read my review of Pitch Dark, click here*
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books (April 24, 2018)
Print Length: 352 pages
As I said when I listed Beyond a Darkened Shore, 2018 is the year of Norse/Celtic lore inspired YA fiction. However, if you are not too into YA romance and instead prefer quite a bit of action mixed with Game of Thrones-esk gore, do yourself a favour and add Sky in the Deep to your TBR.
*To read my review of Sky in the Deep, click here*
Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Print Length: 504 pages
Save for the ‘Harry Potter’ sequels, Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) is quite possibly the best follow-up novel I have ever had the pleasure of reading. When I first started Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) I wasn’t quite sure I was going to enjoy re-entering the world of dystopian fiction, boy was I wrong.
*To read my review of Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2), click here*
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Publisher: Simon Pulse (March 6, 2018)
Print Length: 320 pages
The first ARC I read this year, The Wicked Deep was one of those novels that completely changes what type of novels you’re hoping to read in a year. Toted as a mix of Practical Magic and Hocus Pocus, this delightful witchy tale has made me contemplate how long I have to wait before it is socially acceptable to re-read a novel.
*To read my review of The Wicked Deep, click here*
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And those are the top five books I’ve read so far in 2018. Do you have any books that could fill this T5W? Leave it as a comment below and let’s chat about it.