For my Blogoversary I enjoy sharing the Top 5 reads of different genre for the last year, June 1, 2012 through July 1, 2013. These are the memorable reads with high recommendations from me. Well worth looking into.
I can only bring myself to do the last year, as trying to figure out the best of all time...yea, no. I love to many books on all different levels to try and figure that out.
Also, part of what makes this such an amazing thing, is my fellow bloggers. I love sharing books with fellow bloggers and learning what they have loved to share with me as well. This is a huge thing with me in the booking community. I have with me a book lover of Steam/Clockwork and Science Fiction Fantasy books. Sharing their Top 5 reads for the last year as well.
Now this list is special to me. They are amazing reads, but I'm not sure where to put them in the genre's I've specified already. Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance. They don't fit there and this was the closest title I could think of, and it's not as complimentary as these books deserve. All of these are well worth the mention, and I hope you take a look into these reads.
The Janus Affair (#2) by Philippa Ballantine & Tee Morris
Endgame (#6) by Ann Aguirre
Maven (#1) by S.A. Huchton
Love Lydia and her spunk. Not only is she a genius but quick. Daniel!! Oooo, boy that man is something, and the exponential growth in his character. Wow! There are sparks between these two, and they fly. But when the left over files Daniel finds in the trash from Lydia's predecessor, they could find something dangerous to them for the knowledge and to the world...
The Dimensional Shift (#1) by Frances Pauli
The Kaiser Affair by Joseph Lewis
I'm thrilled to have Karina of Nocturnal Book Reviews with me to share her Picks today. Karina shares a great love for this side of fantasy with me. She shares many great and new books I need to get to.
Hello everyone! Huge thanks to Melissa for inviting me as a guest and letting me loose on her blog! *rubbing her hands excitedly*
Here is my list of 5 Steampunk and Science Fiction books you must read this year.
1. First off is London Steam punk series by Bec McMaster.
Bec McMasters series on Amazon
It's light on gadgetry, so it's great for a steampunk beginner. But it's exciting as hell with vicious vampire lords, dangerous waters of London underground, lurking werewolves, duels to the death and damsels in distress. It's got fab world-building and wonderful love stories, and I dare you not to enjoy reading these two!
2. Theirs Not To Reason Why series by Jean Johnson.
Jean Johnson's book on Amazon
What a mind-blowing sci-fi series! Basically, if you read or watched Dune and loved it, you will fall in love with this one. Ia is a prophet of major proportions, and she knows that 300 years from now her universe will vanish under an invasion, but she also sees that there is a miniscule chance to stop it if she chooses the right path and becomes a space cadet. This is an incredible military sci-fi, and I love this series to bits!
3. Veneficas Americana series by M.K.Hobson.
M. K. Hobson's books on Amazon
Alright, this is a steampunk western, but it's fun, - there are zombies, Indians, broken rules of propriety, soul thieves, witch hunts and amidst it all two very charismatic main protagonists, who start by not being able to stand each other and end up falling in love. I've only read the first book but I knew straight away this series will be one of my favorite in the genre.
4. Touchstone Trilogy by Andrea K Höst.
Andrea K. Host's books on Amazon
Andrea K Höst is an Australian writer, and I think she is absolutely amazing. Caszandra's journey takes her to a different universe where an army of Setari (space samurai) fight astral monsters, and where she with her unique talents of an Outsider is destined to play a very important role. Basically this YA sci-fi reads like a completely engrossing anime series, and I lost quite a few nights of sleep not being able to tear myself away from the incredible and very different alien world the author managed to create. This series blew me away!
5. Magnificent Devices series by Shelley Adina
Shelley Adina's books on Amazon
Another brilliant steampunk discovery for me this year, Shelley Adina writes wonderful adventures of an impoverished young lady inventor who travels around the world with a bunch of orphaned miscreant kids. And what a charming bunch they are! You really can't help but fall in love with the troublemakers. Buy it as a book bundle - it's only $8.99 for 4 books on Amazon and it's well worth your money!
This is it from me, folks! Happy blogoversary, Melissa, and thanks again for inviting me on your blog!
Thank you Karina! Dang, my WANT List and TBR piles are growing by leaps and bounds. :)
Winner will pick the ONE book from MY Top 5 Picks.
(Do note: There are 2 of the 5 that are ebook only! If those are picked they will be in ebook format of choice)
For the 3 that are in Print, you get to pick: Print or Ebook.
If Print, I'll order from Amazon or Book Depository.
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