Favorite Books & Series [2016 edition]

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It was so incredibly hard to choose but I’ve finally come up with this year’s updated list of my favorite book series and stand-alones (as of 2016). There are so many amazing books that I’ve read so it was incredibly hard to narrow some of the categories down to just one series or book. Some were easy long time faves, but others…it was a challenge to choose!
*Not including ARCs

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All the Stars in the Sky

All the Stars in the Sky (Until the End of the World #3) by Sarah Lyons Fleming (2015)

all the stars in the sky

NA Fiction | Zombies | Sci-Fi | (TV-14)
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Cassie Forrest has sworn she’ll never let the world get the best of her again.
She’s chosen to believe everything will be all right.

But on a journey filled with heartbreak and madness and zombies, Cassie and her friends must struggle to stay alive—and it’s hard to believe in a future when survival seems unlikely.” 
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Pale Highway

Pale Highway by Nicholas Conley (2015)
-Review Request-

Pale Highway

Fiction | Sci-Fi
3.5 Stars
Blurb:

“Gabriel Schist is spending his remaining years at Bright New Day, a nursing home. He once won the Nobel Prize for inventing a vaccine for AIDS. But now, he has Alzheimer’s, and his mind is slowly slipping away.

When one of the residents comes down with a horrific virus, Gabriel realizes that he is the only one who can find a cure. Continue reading

Revelations

Revelations by T. Marie Alexander (2017)
-eARC Review-

revelations

YA Fiction | Contemporary
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Have you ever craved something so badly that all reason was just an excuse getting in your way?
Have you needed something so desperately that you didn’t care how you got it or who you hurt in the process?

I have—and not that long ago.  Continue reading

And After

And After (Until the End of the World #2) by Sarah Lyons Fleming (2014)

and after

NA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Zombies | (TV-14)
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Cassie Forrest could almost believe life at Kingdom Come Farm is perfect, with Adrian and her friends at her side and spring on the way. The spring thaw also means millions of defrosting zombies, however, and if the past year has taught her anything, it’s that life in this new world is highly imperfect.  Continue reading

Dead Little Mean Girl

Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows (2017)
-eARC Review-

dead little mean girl

Teen Fiction | Contemporary
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Quinn Littleton was a mean girl—a skinny blonde social terrorist in stilettos. She was everything Emma MacLaren hated. Until she died.

A proud geek girl, Emma loves her quiet life on the outskirts, playing video games and staying off the radar. When her nightmare of a new stepsister moves into the bedroom next door, her world is turned upside down. Quinn is a queen bee with a nasty streak who destroys anyone who gets in her way. Teachers, football players, her fellow cheerleaders—no one is safe.  Continue reading

Shadows of the Forest

Shadows of the Forest by Emma Michaels (2016)
-NetGalley Review-

shadows of the forest

YA Fiction | Fantasy
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Everyone is dying to live in the Shadows of the Forest.
They gave me three rules to follow in exchange for my brother’s life:
1. Do not enter the West Wing;
2. Do not go outside after darkness falls; and
3. There is only one exit; The Gates.

This is what happened when I broke them…”
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Mad Miss Mimic

Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra (2017)
-eARC Review-

mad miss mimic

(YA) Fiction | Historical | Mystery | Romance
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“Born into an affluent family, Leo outwardly seems like a typical daughter of English privilege in the 1870s: she lives with her wealthy married sister Christabel, and lacks for neither dresses nor trinkets. But Leo has a crippling speech impediment that makes it difficult for her to speak but curiously allows her to mimic other people’s voices flawlessly. Servants and ladies alike call her “Mad Miss Mimic” behind her back… and watch as she unintentionally scares off every potential suitor. Only the impossibly handsome Mr. Thornfax seems interested in Leo…but why? And does he have a connection to the mysterious Black Glove group that has London in its terrifying grasp? Trapped in a city under siege by terror attacks and gripped by opium fever, where doctors (including her brother-in-law) race to patent an injectable formula, Leo must search for truth in increasingly dangerous situations – but to do so, she must first find her voice.”
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