Last year I did the mid year freak out tag. In my opinion, it is a great way to see what this first half of the year brought me, and therefore, I decided to do it again this year. Yes, we are that far into 2018 already. Last year I answered all the questions in Dutch. This year, I will do that in English. Oh and yes, I ususally post a The Friday Frive on Friday, but this week’s theme did not sound appealing to me. Therefore, I decided to post this tag today.
1. BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ THIS YEAR?
I think I have to say Children Of Blood And Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and I have the feeling that many people will agree with me. Because that book is so good!
2. BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ IN 2018?
This year was the year of starting series. I started Throne Of Glass and immediately read the sequel. This also goes for The Novice (+ The Inquisition) and all the books in the Shatter Me series. Hmmm. I really cannot choose. OK, I will go for Heir Of Fire then, book 3 in the Throne Of Glass series.
3. NEW RELEASE YOU HAVEN’T READ YET BUT WANT TO?
Ohhhh a lot of them! To Kill A Kingdom, Furyborn, Obsidian (yes, in Dutch it’s a new release) and so on.
4. MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASE FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR?
Uhm, what about Kingdom Of Ash? Yes, I still have to read Queen Of Shadows but wow I’m in love.
5. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT?
When I strictly look at 2018 releases, I have to say Sky In The Deep. Not because it was a bad book, but I expected so much more of this. However, if I look to the books I’ve read so far this year, I unfortunately have a lot of candidates. However, I will go for The Leaving by Tara Altebrando. What the ….. was that book?
6. BIGGEST SURPRISE?
I never ever ever expected to like The Novice by Taran Matharu so incredibly much! Therefore, I think that’s my biggest surprise of this year.
7. FAVORITE NEW TO YOU OR DEBUT AUTHOR?
Leigh bardugo, Tomi Adeyemi, Taran Matharu, Tahereh Mafi. Do I have to go on?
8. NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH?
I will stick to Rhysand because he is perfect booyfriend material. Good choice Feyre, good choice.
9. NEWEST FAVORITE CHARACTER?
Celaena Sardothien. That girl is fierce and dangerous.
10. BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY?
I don’t cry whilst reading, but It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is the first book that popped into my mind as heartbreakingly beautiful.
11. BOOK THAT MADE YOU HAPPY?
A Court Of Frost and Starlight. This probably is a very unpopular opinion, but I freaking loved it. It was so nice, fluffy and happy. Rheys and Feyre’s happily ever after story.
12. FAVORITE BOOK-TO-FILM ADAPTATION?
The only new movie I have seen this year is The Greatest Showman and that’s not based on a book, so I have to skip this one.
13. FAVORITE POST YOU HAVE DONE THIS YEAR?
I don’t have a specific one. I moved from a blogger account to my own domain. Does that count?
14. MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK YOU’VE BOUGHT THIS YEAR?
I don’t judge a book by its cover, but by it’s blurb. Therefore, I doubt between Autoboyography and The Problem With Forever. No, I haven’t read them both yet.
15. WHAT BOOKS DO YOU NEED TO READ BY THE END OF THE YEAR?
The entire Throne Of Glass series, The Grisha triology and the Six Of Crows duo. And as much books on my TBR as possible.
I am tagging the following bloggers to do this tag as well:
• Laura @Het Magische Verhaal
• Cloe @The Book Dragon
• Suzanne @The Bookish Libra
• Fizah @Books Tales By Me
• Camilla @Reader In The Attic
• Angela @Faeraphel
• Monica @My Perfect Book LifeHave fun doing this tag and I’m curious for your answers!