As we get further into the winter season, it’s the perfect time to sink your teeth into some great new books. Let’s be honest, when it’s raining outside there really isn’t anything better than curling up with blankets, some nice candles, and a book that will destroy you emotionally.
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
This three book series is a rollercoaster of YA mystery, and I loved every page of it. I gave all of these books a five star rating on my Goodreads, and finished them in less than a week.
A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J Maas
Let’s start by saying I have literally been putting off reading these books for years, because I just didn’t vibe with the synopsis. Everyone raved about them but I just wasn’t feeling the whole “wolf, fae, and fantasy” thing. However this year I finally gave in and read them. AND THEY WERE SO GOOD. Genuinely wish I could go back in time and hit my past self over the head with one of these until she read it.
The Lone City by Amy Ewing
It’s been a few years since I read this series, but I was fully obsessed with it when I did and yet I’ve never seen anyone else mention it! Think Handmaids Tale mixed with The Selection. Maybe it shouldn’t work, but it does.
Slated by Teri Terry
Again, it’s been a few years since I read this series. I actually really want to reread them now that I’m thinking about it (much to the dismay of my TBR list…)! This has to be my favourite dystopian series ever, which is high praise considering how much I loved The Hunger Games and Divergent. Plus they’re set in England, which is a nice change for YA.
Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
The concept for these books is genius. I will be honest and say that I did enjoy the first book a little more than the second. However the third and final book hasn’t been released yet, and I have high hopes for the story to pick up the pace again.
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J Maas
This is a meatier series, the seven books and five novellas took me a little while to get through, but it’s really freaking good. Sarah J Maas really knows how to write badass female protagonists, so please don’t let the horrendous covers put you off.
The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
Technically this encompasses four series and a few short story collections, but I couldn’t make this list without adding Shadowhunters. I recommend reading The Mortal Instruments series first, which consists of six books. Then read The Infernal Devices, The Dark Artifices, and The Last Hours in that order.
I could go on and on, but I think you guys probably have enough recommendations there to keep you going for a while! Be sure to follow me on Goodreads to keep up with what I’m reading and my favourite books.