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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Crystal's Picks for Best of 2018 + #Giveaway


I have a glass of sparking wine on hand and my list of favorite reads for 2018! I know 2019 has more amazing reads to come, and I'm looking forward to getting between their pages! 🥂📚



I had twelve books in 2018 that completely knocked my socks off, they definitely deserve a toast in their honor. So raise your glass with me and let's get started...



33590260#1 Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas 

Probably my most-anticipate release of 2018. Despite my great anticipation for this release though, I took my time savoring every single page. And while it was a lengthy title, I reached the end far too soon...even after a week of dragging it out. There is so much to say about the culmination of this wonderfully epic series, so many tears that were shed in both happiness and sorrow. All in all, it was an absolute joy to read. If you haven't read the story of Aelin Galathynius, I beg you to do so. It is a fiery tale, a passionate journey, a spell-binding experience that you won't want to miss.

"Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom..."

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38926487#2 All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

All Your Perfects was a raw, potent tale encompassing the trials of love and marriage that will break you down into a sobbing mass of emotions before rewarding you with a ray of hope that is ultimately bittersweet. This story stuck with me long after turning that final page and is one of my most recommended reads of 2018.

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36156268#3 A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) by Sarah J. Maas 

The tie-in novella between A Court of Thorns and Roses and the spin-off series featuring all of those fabulous side characters that we've come to love as mush as Feyre and Rhys! Tears. Happy, happy tears. ♥  We fans needed this book, these characters have lived in our hearts for years now, and I can't wait to see what is in store for them next.

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34221193#4 The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

With The Darkest Star, Armentrout return to the unparalleled Lux universe, with a gripping new tale rife with danger, intrigue, and passion! OMGosh, was it ever good!  If you enjoy quirky characters, an action-packed plot, and vivid story-telling in a YA setting, then I encourage you to pick up your own copy of Darkest Star today!

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36147502#5 Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh

At long last readers get to dive into the world of the BlackSea changelings, and it was well worth the wait! I loved Bowen and Kaia's story. It was full of twists and turns, mystery and romance, playfulness and humor. I am really digging the continuation of the already unparalleled Psy-Changeling series, and am so excited for the next, wolfish, installment!





36206591#6 Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren

Where to begin with this book?! Love and Other Words is an all-consuming, transcending story that I simply could not put down! Christina Lauren weaves a flawless, poignant tale that gave me all of the feels and left me completely satisfied at the end. This is not a book to be missed!

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35695972#7 Wicked and the Wallflower (The Bareknuckle Bastards #1) by Sarah MacLean

I found Wicked and the Wallflower to be poetically written and wildly captivating. I couldn't help but be intrigued by the Devil, just as Lady Felicity was. The story was fraught with danger and passion, action and suspense... and I adored seeing these two characters grow together. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series!

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36225146#8 The Gunslinger's Vow (Runaway Brides #1) by Amy Sandas

The Gunslinger's Vow is the first in a new historical romance series set in the west. It was story that I quite enjoyed, and I really like how the heroine was so much more then she seemed in the beginning! The plot was replete with danger, secrets, love, and hope. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series, releasing this winter.

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38119680#9 Dearest Ivie (Black Dagger Brotherhood #15.5) by J.R. Ward 

Even after all of these years, I was still surprised that Ward could get that deep. This little book had me laughing and in a tears. I almost didn't pick it up, because it wasn't about one of the Brothers. I am so glad I did though, definitely a wonderful addition to an already amazing series!

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31453592#10 The Dark Calling (The Arcana Chronicles #5) by Kresley Cole

So much turmoil in The Dark Calling! Will this series have a happy ending? Even for us, #TeamDeath fans? Gah! I'm going to be on pins and needles waiting for the final book to release

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28700596#11 Blade of Darkness (Immortal Guardians #7) by Dianne Duvall

This was technically a 2017 release, but I read it in 2018. I have to say, I loved Aidan's story as much as I loved Roland (Darkness Dawns) and Marcus's (Night Reigns). A superb addition to the series!

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#12 Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands #3) by Alwyn Hamilton

Hero at the Fall was the conclusion to the Rebel of the Sands series. This was a captivating and unique tale of magic and romance. If you enjoy the mysteries of the east and find the djinn intriguing, then you'll want to pick up this young adult series asap.

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GIVEAWAY

Each of these 12 books captured my heart in one way or another. So to celebrate many more great reads to come in 2019, I would like to give away one of these titles to one of our amazing readers, via Kindle. Open to anyone who can be gifted a Amazon US kindle book. 

To enter;
1. Make sure that you're a follower!
2. Leave a comment: Have you read and loved any of these titles too?
3. Fill out the rafflecopter below!

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18 comments:

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

While I've not read any of these books I have read many of the authors. I believe I have the BDB world novella. I just haven't gotten to it yet.

Debby said...

I have not read any of these books but I see some I would love to read.

Linda Townsend said...

I loved A Court of Frost and Starlight too! I can't wait for the next book!

erin said...

I read and loved Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh. Singh is an autobuy for me :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Glenda said...

I loved Wicked and the Wallflower and Blade of Darkness - I'm addicted to the entire Immortal Guardians series!

Lexi H said...

Cheers to those great picks!!

Evie said...

I have not read any of those books yet.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Ruby Jo said...

I haven't yet read any of these books, though I do have The Darkest Hour on my TBR. I'm excited to get back into the Lux world. Thank you for the chance!

Carol L. said...

I haven't read any of the see titles but have read these Authors.
Carol Luciano
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Jodi Marinich said...

I loved Dearest Ivie by jr ward

Sue G. said...

I have not read any of these books but the Christina Lauren book sounds interesting.

Crystal @ RBtWBC said...

Megan@Riverina Romantics said... While I've not read any of these books I have read many of the authors. I believe I have the BDB world novella. I just haven't gotten to it yet.

Megan, my dear, you are missing out! Definitely open up Dearest Ivie soon!

Debby said... I have not read any of these books but I see some I would love to read.

They were all so good! Thanks for stopping by, Debby.

Linda Townsend said... I loved A Court of Frost and Starlight too! I can't wait for the next book!

Pins & needles for Nesta & Cassian, Linda!

erin said...
I read and loved Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity #2) by Nalini Singh. Singh is an autobuy for me :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!


Me too, Erin! I'm really looking forward to the Russian wolves!

Glenda said...
I loved Wicked and the Wallflower and Blade of Darkness - I'm addicted to the entire Immortal Guardians series!


How can you not be, Glenda! Thanks for stopping by!

Lexi H said... Cheers to those great picks!!

🥂 :-D

Evie said... I have not read any of those books yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

Definitely a few to add to your wish-list then, Evie!

Ruby Jo said... I haven't yet read any of these books, though I do have The Darkest Hour on my TBR. I'm excited to get back into the Lux world. Thank you for the chance!

Be sure to check out our review, it was amazing!

Carol L. said... I haven't read any of the see titles but have read these Authors.

Some to add to your wish-list then, Carol!

Jodi Marinich said... I loved Dearest Ivie by jr ward

It was SO good, wasn't it Jodi?!

Sue G. said... I have not read any of these books but the Christina Lauren book sounds interesting.

All. The. Feels. All of them, Sure.

Tina Susedik said...

The only one I read was "Gunslinger's Vow" by Amy Sandas. I love her books. I had her on my radio show to talk about them. Can't wait for the next one to come out.

sheryl said...

I read Dearest Ivie and loved it. There are some on the list that I would like to read

Kathy Davis said...

I read and loved, Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass). I really enjoyed the whole series, but I would have loved them all if I could have read them all together. I had to refresh my memory at the beginning of each book. I also read and loved, A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses Book 4). This whole series was fabulous. What a very talented author!

jmcgaugh said...

I've read and loved Ocean Light and Blade of Darkness.

Joanne B said...

I have not read any of these books but they all sound fantastic and I put them on my TBR pile.

Edye Nicole said...

I have not read any of them.

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