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Top 18 in 2018: Awesome Books I Read in 2018

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I really enjoyed working on this annual series last year, so I have decided to do it again for 2018. Today, I will be sharing with you my favorite 18 books that I have read this year. If you want to check my review for any specific title, then feel free to click on its book cover.

N.B: The books are listed in Alphabetical Order.

 

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  1. Brave Enough by Kati Gardner

Raw….
Honest….
Heartbreaking…
Beautiful….

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2. Cogling by Jordan Elizabeth

Hypnosis, slavery, and the power of magical beings!

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3. Down to Oath by Tyrolin Puxty

A story that will take you on a crazy ride, and leave you to ponder about the meaning of life.

 

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4. Illusions by Madeline J. Reynolds

What a uniquely written, piece of heaven!

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5. In Her Skin by Kim Savage

Babysitter Wanted meets The Roommate meets PLL!


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6. Lie to Me by Natasha Preston

An emotional, romance infused read.

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7. Noah the Narwhal: A Tale of Downs and Ups by Judith Klausner, Sarah Gould (Illustrator)

An #OwnVoices picture book that Reps Chronic Pain, migraines to be more specific.

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8. Of Captivity & Kings by E.Y. Laster

A storyline that is very captivating and rich in African culture!!!!!!

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9. Part Star Part Dust by L.M Valiram

A story that will leave your heart and soul stuck in a Tug of War!

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10. Prophecy of Darkness & Legacy of Light (Legends of the Tri-Gard #1 & #2) by Michelle Bryan, M. Lynn

#1: Although I would have been satisfied with reading this as a Merlin Retelling, this story is so much more than that.

#2: An emotional rollercoaster ride that will take you into the darkest alley of losing the people you love the most & learning how to survive the aftermath.

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11. Spies, Lies, and Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts

 I didn’t realize how much I missed Lisa’s writing until I started this book.

Spies, Lies, and Allies is a Contemporary Romance that focuses on Platonic Love such as friendships and familial relationships!

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12. Star-Crossed by Pintip Dunn

A storyline that is very unique and weird and a bit hard to swallow.

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13. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Tess’ story is raw and honest + has the spark of novelty, freshness, and necessity.

 

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I read this last December, but it is a 2018 release and one of my favorite books ever so I had to add it to this year’s list!

 

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14. The Girl and the Grove by Eric Smith

Eric Smith has weaved a heartfelt Urban Fantasy that explores environmental activism, acceptance, family, and friendship!

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15. The Girl in Between by Laekan Zea Kemp

A Mental Health book that hits close to home.

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16. Toxic by Lydia Kang

Lydia Kang has spun a very unique Sci-Fi thriller that dwells on one’s troubling cogitations, and showcases brilliancy when it comes to worldbuilding.

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17. Under-Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Norah’s voice, and the actions of the people who love & support her are so unique & precious that I didn’t want this story to come to an end

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18. We Own the Sky & Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (The Muse Chronicles #1 & #2 ) by Sara Crawford

#1: Greek Mythology meets a story where inspiration and the love for art are personified.

#2: A fantastic sequel that focuses on rediscovering oneself and realizing that salvation comes from within.

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