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This week’s theme: Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads.
I decided to leave out single issue of comics because otherwise that’s all that’d be here. So this is just books and graphic novels. This list is in order of most recently read. You can see all my 5 star reads here.
Click on the covers to go the Goodreads page.
In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken – The third and final book in The Darkest Minds trilogy. I finished this a few days ago and I still can’t stop thinking about it. It was such a perfect ending to a perfect series.
Camp Midnight by Steven T. Seagle – I recieved this from Netgalley and I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it, but oh my god it was INCREDIBLE. This is another one I can’t stop thinking about. It had such a great friendship and I NEED MORE!
Amulet, Vol 1: The Stonekeepers by Kazu Kibuishi – Like Camp Midnight I had no idea what to expect going into this, but I LOVED it! I had so much fun reading this. It was so action packed and it made me cry.
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken – The second book in The Darkest Minds series. The ending of this book emotionally destroyed me. I am still not okay. I will never be okay.
Proposal by Meg Cabot – This is a novella that’s part of The Mediator series. I was so excited when I heard Meg was writing another book for this series because it’s one of my all time favourites. This book was everything I wanted and so much more. It felt like it had been days since I read the series not years. Reading about Suze felt like coming home. I can’t wait to read Remembrance.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – Yeah. Do I even need to say anything? You all know that I am absolutely head over heels in love with this book. Sometimes I just take it off my shelf and flip through the pages because it’s so beautiful.
Selp Helf by Miranda Sings – If you don’t watch Miranda on YouTube then you’ll be extremely confused (and possibly disturbed) by this book, but if you do and haven’t read this then you NEED to. It was basically like one of her videos but in book form. It was hilarious. Colleen is a genius.
The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire by Dan Howell & Phil Lester – I’ve been watching Dan & Phil since 2009 and reading this made me emotional because I’m so proud of how far they’ve come. This book was so funny and creative. I loved it.
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way – This graphic novel was such a ride and it made me so emotional. I loved the whole desert wasteland aspect so much and that it followed My Chemical Romance’s, Danger Days album. Let’s not talk about My Chemical Romance though or I might start crying.
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side by Pete Wentz – I read this because I’m a massive Fall Out Boy fan, but I fell in love with it. The art was so great and the story was beautiful and haunting. Despite being a “fantasy” this was such a real and genuine take on mental illness. Every line, lyric and metaphor was perfect. Pete gets it.