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books i loved before blogging
Last week, I shared the first part of this series of posts about the books I loved before blogging, and here is the second. Just because these ones are in the second post does not mean I love them any less. I did this alphabetically by author surname!
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein: This is one of those instances where I watched a movie, loved said movie, and then found out that beloved movie was actually an adaptation of a book. I absolutely adored The Moth Diaries movie, and I am happy to say that I loved the book just as much. I still remember the day I read it – home sick from uni and in one sitting. There are so many elements I love: the creepiness, the boarding school setting, and of course the intense and homoerotic friendship between the two main characters.
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling #1) by Megan McCafferty: I picked this book up at the library one random time, and completely and absolutely fell in love. I have read it so many times, and it’s one that I love returning to for a lot of reasons (especially Marcus Flutie). Jess is such a hilarious narrator, and I adore the way she views life, and herself, and everything that happens in the intense year we get to read her diary.
Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier: I actually have talked quite a bit about how much I love this book on the blog before, but there was no way that it wasn’t making this list. It is, hands down, my favourite book of all time. Which is quite a feat, since there are a lot of books that I love. But this one most definitely takes the cake because it is perfection in every way. Just read it, and you’ll understand.
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2) by Melissa Marr: I really loved the first book in this series – Wicked Lovely – but there was just an extra amount of love for Ink Exchange. The characters were amazing, and there were awesome tattoos, and the whole thing was very sensual and intoxicating, and I am quite surprised that I have never re-read it. I’ve never finished the series, so maybe I will start it over again. I’d get to reacquaint myself with Irial ;)
Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder: Again, I have talked about my love for this book (and series), because two new books (with one to come out soon) have been released in the series! That was a hella exciting moment for me, because I thought my journey with Valek and Yelena had ended years ago. But thanks to the bookish gods, we were given three more books. The Study series is the quintessential YA/cross-over fantasy series in my opinion. It has everything you could ever want.
Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria V. Snyder: When Maria released this series, I was ecstatic, and ended up loving it almost as much as I had loved the Study books. With the same focus on magic and fantasy and politics, I devoured it, and its sequel. We shall not talk about the fact that I have been putting off the last book for several years now. Avry is not a carbon copy of Yelena, nor is Kerrick a carbon copy of Valek. The two series share elements, but stand apart quite vividly in their execution. I highly recommend them both to lovers of fantasy.
So these is the second list of books I loved before blogging. There is only one more to go *gasping*
Have you read any of these? What are some of the books YOU loved before blogging?