Most Anticipated Reads of 2018

It’s nearly the end of the year, and it’s time to look back on all those books I wanted to love so much.  The question is: did I?

The Meh

This year was torn between great books, meh books, and ones I genuinely could not stand.  All of these shown above are ones a lot of other people liked.  Not me.  I had so many issues with these, namely with worldbuilding (or there lack of), poor writing, or heavy romance that obliterated the story.  Try them for yourself and see if they’re the right fit for you.  To Kill a Kingdom was the biggest disappointment for me, and it makes me want to scream because I can see so much potential there, but the writing was terrible.

The Good

I also had an enormous amount of FABULOUS books this year.  Of my hyped books, I’m glad that most were ones I genuinely loved enough to want to reread again in the future.  If I had to pick a favorite out of this bunch, probably a tie between Illidan, Renegades, and Heart of Iron.


The Great

These books.  Dang.  They made getting through the bad stuff and ignoring schoolwork this year totally worth it.  Amazing characters, gut wrenching stories, intricate plots.  These are the cream of the crop.

Books That Made Me Pause and Think:

These books had my mind reeling after I read them.  They floored me, either by the intricacies, the characters, or the themes in it.  I put Damsel on this list because while it bothered me a lot and I gave it three stars, it is still a book I think about to this day.


What were your hyped books for this year?  Did you love them or hate them?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. This was a fun post to read! I’ve definitely had some disappointing reads, To Kill A Kingdom being one of them, but your great list is awesome! I love The Mistborn trilogy and I really need to read Muse of Nightmare’s because I loved Strange the Dreamer! Laini’s writing style is so poetic!


    1. pawslet says:

      Thanks! I literally just finished The Well of Ascension, and it’s safe to say that I’m obsessed with Brandon Sanderson.

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      1. Isn’t he fantastic! I need to read more of his books. I listened to Steelheart with my husband on a road trip and it’s really good! He ended up finishing the series which is not like him at all! I think it’s Sanderson’s writing style! He’s just brilliant!


      2. pawslet says:

        His writing style makes it so easy to fly through his books, despite the fact that they’re enormous and very complex.

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      3. I agree! I’m going to do my best to read more of his books this next year!


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