If you take part in the book blogging or Youtube communities, I’m sure you’ve seen the Midyear Book Freakout Tag going around. I’m not sure who created this tag but it’s thirteen questions all about the books you’ve read throughout the first half of the year. I thought it would be fun to give my take on it so let’s get started!
1. What is the best book you’ve read so far in 2020?
I found it impossible to choose just one answer to this question so I have two and they’re both New Adult fantasies. I was shocked by how much I loved Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve always liked her books but I’ve never been in love with them until this one. You can see my full review here.
Jennifer L. Armentrout was a new to me author so I didn’t know what to expect when I went into From Blood and Ash. This book ended up being an all time favorite. You can see my full review here.
2. What is the best sequel you’ve read in 2020?
I haven’t read many sequels so far this year but if I had to choose, it would be Like Flames in the Night by Connilyn Cossette. This is the fourth book in a Christian historical fiction series that I love. You can see my full review here.
3. What is a new release you haven’t read but want to?
Unfortunately, I don’t have an answer for this question because I’ve read and reviewed every new release I was interested in.
4. What is your most anticipated release of 2020?
Words can not express my excitement for Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer! Jennifer L. Armentrout is also releasing the sequel to From Blood and Ash this year but it doesn’t have a name or cover yet.
5. What book has been your biggest disappointment?
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is hot YA garbage. I will never, ever understand the hype for this book. You can see my full review here.
6. What book has surprised you the most?
The Twelfth Transforming by Pauline Gedge surprised me the most because I absolutely loved it. I had previously hated her other book, Child of the Morning, so I didn’t expect much from this one. It ended up being my favorite Egyptian historical fiction book of all time, at least for now. You can see my full review here.
7. Who is your favorite new author (debut or new to you)?
That award definitely goes to Jennifer L. Armentrout! I’ve only read two of her books so far, From Blood and Ash and Wicked, but that’s enough for me to know that she’s a favorite.
8. Who is your newest fictional crush?
That has to go to Hawke in From Blood and Ash… *swoons*
I’m not sure who made this picture but I would love to give credit if you know!
9. Who is your newest favorite character?
This one also goes to another character in From Blood and Ash, Poppy.
This picture was taken from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Instagram.
10. What book made you cry?
Crescent City made me sob uncontrollably like three times, lol.
11. What book made you happy?
Most of the books I’ve mentioned made me happy but I decided to give this spot to Lovely War by Julie Berry. It’s a historical fiction romance that takes place during World War I and while it has its tear jerker moments, it’s overall a happy book. You can read my full review here.
12. What is the most beautiful book you’ve bought?
I just had to choose two for this question, House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig and Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. Both of these covers are simply stunning. My full review for House of Salt and Sorrows is here and Chain of Gold is here.
13. What books do you want to read by the end of the year?
I recently wrote a post about all the books I want to read again. As for the books I haven’t read yet, I don’t know exactly which ones I want to read by the end of the year. I take it week by week and just read whatever I’m in the mood for.
I hope you all enjoyed reading my version of this tag. I would love to know your answers so either tell me down below or let me know where you’ll be posting your version at! Thanks for reading and have a great day!