Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish weekly meme first started by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic the top ten favourite 2016 releases so far this year. Do go to check out their website for the list of future Top Ten Tuesday topics.
Boy, do I enjoy this topic. This year is filled with book releases that I really want to get and are currently on my book wish-list. So here are my top ten favourite 2016 releases so far (mind you, I haven’t actually got around to actually owning them, let alone read them).
1. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Although I have not read this book yet, I have read Cinder and Scarlet and I must say, I definitely loved reading whose two books. Stars Above is a collection of short stories that take place in the world of the Lunar Chronicles, featuring the characters from Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter.
2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
This sounded like a good read set in the deserts that reminded me of the Arabian Nights. With Djinns and Sultans, Rebel of the Sands seems like a perfect fantasy romance book to while away time with.
3. The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
A retelling of the story of Aladdin, The Forbidden Wish is about Jinns too. This time, the genie of the lamp, Zahra is the one who falls in love with Aladdin (step aside, Princess Jasmine).
4. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
I’m a big fan of Sherlock Holmes, I’ve read all his stories by Sir Conan Arthur Doyle, watch the movies and I definitely loved watching the BBC series, Sherlock. So of course I would would choose “A Study in Charlotte” as one of my favourite releases so far this year. The cover looks gorgeous too!
5. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Hellig
I chose this one because as I found the synopsis of the book unique and different. A ship that could travel anywhere as long as the captain has the map? I’d definitely jump onto that ship in no time at all!
6. The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows
Okay, I saw the first book, The Orphan Queen, last week when I went shopping in the bookstore and I must say, I regretted not getting it. Especially when both The Orphan Queen and The Mirror King was featured along with the author in last Sunday’s newspapers.
7. The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
Well, well, well. Looks like this year has quite a number of retelling of classic fairy tales. The Shadow Queen seems to be based loosely on Snow White but that’s what I inferred from the synopsis that I read.
8. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
I’ve always loved reading books by Rick Riordan. They’re always filled with mythology and magic. The Hidden Oracle is the first book in his new series, The Trials of Apollo.
9. The Crown by Kiera Cass
I’ve always loved the extremely beautiful covers of The Selection series. The cover of the fifth book of the series is no less stunning. The Crown is the last book in The Selection series.
10. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Problem with Forever sounded like a book that is filled with emotions coupled with a painful past found in Mallory Dodge, the protagonist of the story. What caught my attention was the personality of Mallory, who is said to be a quiet person. As they say, quiet people have the loudest minds. I am thinking maybe it might apply to Mallory too.
After re-reading my top ten list, I just realized that nine out of ten of the books were fantasy. Looks like I’m interested in the fantasy genre this year, though last year, I mainly focused on historical fiction. Either way, I certainly love reading any book that seem unique and interesting. And the books I’ve just listed sounded pretty interesting to me.