Books That I Loved and Hated in 2017
2017 is slowly coming to an end. While 2017 started with me being in a year long book slump because I forced myself to finish a series that I have no interest in, around October I started getting back into the swing of reading again. And since then, I have managed to finish about 50 books.
From those 50 books that I have managed to breeze through, I am going to pick some of my favorite books that I have the pleasure to enjoy. And some of the not-quite-so-good books that I have happened to cross paths with.
Books That I Have Enjoyed in 2017
1. Veiled Innocence by Ella Frank
I totally fell head over my whole being for this book. This book broke my heart and somehow manages to put the pieces of it back together before breaking it all over again.
While reading this book, I have cried, laughed, smiled, sobbed, you name the whole ten yards of emotions – I have felt it with this book. I have never read a book that was able to shake me straight down to my core like this one had. This book was simply too beautiful for words.
“Veiled Innocence” is a definite must read in my opinion. I cannot recommend this book enough. Even if New Adult Romance is not the usual genre that you read, still, give this one a chance. This is the kind of book that stays with you for a very long time after you finish reading it.
Trust me. Read the book.
2. Crow ( Boston Underworld #1) by A. Zavarelli
Yes. This year was the year that I broke my mafia/mobster book virginity. Many were surprised that this was my first ever mafia book that I have read, seeing that my reading choice were usually more towards dark and twisted genre.
But that aside, I totally adored this book. “Crow” had me hooked from the star until the end. The chemistry between the female and male leads were through the roof. Their banter were to die for. I just cannot stress enough just how much I loved this book.
If you are looking for a steamy read, filled with action and swoon worthy characters, definitely give this book a try.
3. Beautiful Liar ( Dark Desire #1) by Zara Cox
I love it. I love it, love it, love it.
The premise of “Beautiful Liar” is very unique, it is definitely unlike any other books that I have ever read before.
This definitely had been one steamy-as-hell read. I enjoyed this more that I thought I would, seeing that I was skeptical at first because I have never heard of the author before.
Per my usual habit, I went into this book blind, and I suggest readers do the same. If you plan on reading this book, it is best if you read as few reviews as possible before you start as to not spoil your experience while reading “Beautiful Liar”.
Books That I Had Hoped to Enjoy, But Didn’t
1. I see you by Ker Dukey
This one was a let down because I have really high hopes for it.
Even now when I think back to it, the premise of the book had been wonderful. And the twist at the ending of the book? I did not see that coming, it was a pleasant surprise.
However, what made this book turned out to be such a let down was it’s characters. I could not for the life of me connect with the female protagonists, and the people she surrounds herself with. Had the author(s) spent more time on polishing the female protagonist, I think this book would have done wonders.
2. Wanderlust by Skye Warren
Oh my God. Do not even get me started on this book.
As you know, I love reading dark and twisted erotica books, and this book was described as such. So I picked it up and decided to give it a try. Oh, what a mistake had it been.
“Wanderlust” could honest be – for the lack of better word – the worst book I have ever read. Reading this book was like watching a train wreck. You know it was bad, you know it won’t end well, but for some reason, you just can’t seem to turn away. That was exactly the depiction of what reading “Wanderlust” was like to me.
This was just downright bad, and I would not, in a thousand years, recommend this book to anyone.
It’s the end of another year. 2017 has been quite the ride. I have found some really amazingly mind-blowing books, and of course, some pretty mediocre and bad ones as well. But as always, the amazingly written books that I have had the pleasure to read will always outweigh the bad ones.
Here is for more wonderful reads to come in the future!