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The Chaos of Stars - Kiersten White I really really liked this. I've read all the bad reviews but somehow, the story had just the right amount of heart to balance out any cheesiness.
Witch Fury - Anya Bast This book has finally amped it up and included every single romance trope I cannot stand. Nope!
The Woken Gods - Gwenda Bond I will probably read the second if I have the time, but some really lopsided and hamfisted world building. Loved the concept but the execution was meh. I'm largely indifferent to the protagonist
The Bitter Kingdom - Rae Carson Loved the end to this series.
Witch Fire - Anya Bast Excited to see where this series goes. It has the seeds of something promising!
Siege and Storm - Leigh Bardugo Give me the next book sometime today, please?
Always a Witch - Carolyn MacCullough Loved the ending, and although in general I am generous to endings *ahemSookieahem* I loved the way this wrapped up.
Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister Silly but oh so much fun.
You Slay Me - Katie MacAlister When I ask myself how I got into pn-dragons? This is how.
The False Prince - Jennifer A. Nielsen The twist took me by surprise, which rarely happens anymore (I love you Convenant series but everyone should have known it was ____).
Apollyon - Jennifer L. Armentrout I like this damn series. It still has problems and I find Alex still a bit annoying but she's grown as a character and is considerate as well as strong. I can't wait for the final book.
Pure - Jennifer L. Armentrout Another 3.5. Strong concept. Love the characters. Can't get behind some of the silliness.
Half-Blood - Jennifer L. Armentrout I like this book a lot. It has a 3.5 which could have easily been a 4 if there wasn't the whole Lea is slutty bitch part which in general makes me upset. It's unnecessary and while I read YA it doesn't mean I enjoy childishness and misogyny. Lovely characters, fascinating world, fairly unnecessary romantic subplot, all the same very touching.
The Killing Moon - N.K. Jemisin Not too much to say, I liked it and like a Hundred Thousand Kingdoms it is a much stranger, richer fantasy than I normally consume. May have to take a break but I will definitely read the second before the year is out.
Vessel - Sarah Beth Durst Eh, the plot was rather shallow but I liked the concept of the world a lot and I think this could have been really something if it was...deepened? I quite like the idea of vessels.
The Boss (The Boss, #1) - Abigail Barnette Smart sexy and I wish I hadn't read this one before its sequel.

Currently reading

The Endtimes of Human Rights
Stephen Hopgood