Monday, December 25, 2017

Best Books I’ve Read in 2017


The Top Ten of 2017 event is hosted by Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, Rachel from Fiktshun, Bridget from Dark Faerie Tales,  Fallon from Seeing Double in Neverland, and the ladies from Take Me Away To A Great Read!


Today, I'm sharing my top ten best books I've read in 2017!

Young Adult

    
    
  
  
(Click on the covers to go to my reviews!)


Adult

    
    
  
  
(Click on the covers to go to my reviews!)


Check out all of my 2017 reads:



The Giveaway:

Win one of THREE prizes! The first is one I've posted on Twitter -- win 12 YA books published during each month of 2017.

The second prize is a holiday-themed adult romance prize pack!

The third prize is a mystery box of books! This box could contain a mix of YA and adult books, ARCs and finished copies, paperbacks and hardcovers... basically I'm going to fill a box with books. All will be recently published or possibly to be published.

Open internationally. Ends January 6th. Good luck!

 

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68 comments:

  1. Devils and Thieves seems like such a cool book. Reading your review, we also dislike love triangles (it gets so messy!) but the cover and your positive thoughts on it makes it seem a like nice read.

    We have haven't really read 2017 releases this year, but A Streetcar Named Desire is our favourite read this year. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful new Year!

    ~ Luna & Saturn @ Pendragons

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    1. Love triangles are the worst! But the book didn't have a terrible love triangle so it was okay. ;) Merry Christmas, ladies!

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  2. I love your top 10, I haven't read any of the books but there are a lot on my TBR!

    You could participate in my Yearly Meme (Your Year In Books) with a post just like yours, over here;

    http://www.biteintobooks.com/2017/12/goodreads-your-year-in-books-meme.html

    Merry Christmas and I hope you have another great reading year!

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  3. Yes! I loved Avenged, Letters to the Lost, and Duels and Deception too.

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    1. Good stuff indeed! All different genres too, which is cool. :D

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  4. Fun to see what made your Best of list. Many are on my wish list still. I don't think I could get it down to just ten so way to go. I really want to read that Sophie Jordan series.

    Happy Holidays, Alyssa!

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    1. It was super difficult to narrow it down to ten! I actually had about twenty for each (adult and YA) and had to cut both down in half. I'm not convinced I got all of my favorites in there!

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  5. Letters to the lost seems to be on alot of peoples lists and its one I really want to read.

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    1. Also some of my faves is Inferno by Catherine Doyle and Royal Affair by Parker Swift

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    2. It was an excellent book (Letters to the Lost)!

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  6. My favorite this year was The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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  7. Two of my favorites were The Hate U Give and Turtles All the Way Down.
    I'm interested in the YA prize and the mystery prize.

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    1. I need to read both of those! THUG is high on my list. ^_^

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  8. Some of my faves this year were Spellbook of The Lost & Found and Nyxia!
    I'm not so interested in adult romance but the other two price packs sound awesome

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    1. Oooo, I want to read Spellbook! I liked the author's previous book.

      Good luck!

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  9. I loved Made You Up which is YA, of course, and I'd love the 12 YA books! Merry Christmas 💕

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    1. I'm not totally familiar with that one - I will look it up!

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  10. INTO THE DROWNING DEEP By Mira Grant is at the top of my list followed by THE ALMOST SISTERS By Joshilyn Jackson and 13 MINUTES By Sarah Pinborough. The 12 YA books sound awesome!

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    1. I've heard good things about Into the Drowning Deep! I like its cover. :D Good luck, Lisa!

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  11. I'd be most interested in winning the YA pack prize. My YA favorites this year include When Dimple Met Rishi, Warcross, The Victoria in My Head, Caraval, Daughter of A Pirate King, and Long Way Down.

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    1. I loved WDMR as well! Ooo, I forgot about Caraval. I think I read it in 2016 but it was definitely one of the best of 2017!

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  12. I had to do more than one top 10 list as well, couldn't decide on just 10. Great picks!
    Check out my Top 10 Reads of 2017

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    1. It's difficult! Separate Adult/YA/NA/MG lists make sense. ;)

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  13. My favourite reads of this year :
    White hot by Ilona Andrews
    Wildfire by Ilona Andrews
    Touched by Death by T.L.Martin
    Mister Romance by Leisa Rayven

    Thanks for this chance ! (I'd love to get the first prize if I'm that lucky xD)

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    1. LOL! Can't forget the Maas books! Best of luck with the giveaways. =)

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  14. Letters to the Lost was one of my favorites too but The Woman Who Would Be King by Kara Cooney was my #1 favorite. It wasn't published in 2017 though. Oh and also The Alice Network by Kate Quinn was amazing!

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    1. I'd not heard of that Cooney book! I'll look it up. I'm glad you loved Letters to the Lost!

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  15. My favorite books of this year:

    Burning World by Isaac Marion
    Hunted by Meagan Spooner
    The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey

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  16. Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer is definitely my favorite 2017 release. (I'd love the YA or the romance prize.)

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  17. Some of my top 2017 reads were Vengeance Road, Tuesdays at the Castle, Dealing with Dragons, Sweep in Peace, and Invictus! Most interested in the Mystery Package. You're so sweet hosting this giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance!

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    1. Invictus! Such a great time-travel novel. Good luck, Kel!

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  18. How have I read none of the books on you adult list? And I like Tessa Bailey so I really should have read those. Copying the list now.

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  19. I see a few books that made your list that were also favorites of mine such as A Flame in the Mist and How to Tame a Beast in Seven Days. I have some of your other picks on my tbr pile.

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  20. I want to read A Flame in the Mist so much!


    I'm interested in the YA and mystery bundles.

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  21. I haven't read a single book on your list :( Guess I have some reading to do lol I feel like I just need to buy Devils & Thieves already! How much you enjoyed it has made me super curious. I also want to read Letters to the Lost since everyone seems to have enjoyed it.

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    1. Awww! More to read is never a bad thing. ;) I loved D&T! The chemistry in that book was off the charts. :D

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  22. The Valiant was definitely a highlight of the year!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  23. Isn't The Falconer trilogy amazing?! And I have only read the first book! LOL

    Also, Fury on Fire?! OMG! I love that the main characters didn't actually "meet" until about halfway through the book!

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    1. I hope you love the rest of the series! And for real, I loved that twist! Somehow it made things so much hotter. ;)

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  24. Great picks Alyssa! Valiant was definitely a fave of mine too <3

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  25. Eee, YAY :D Lovely post Alyssa. <3 So glad you read and loved a bunch of books this year :) Hugs. Ahh, The Fallen Kingdom. I need to read it soon. Hmph. Just need to re-read book one and two.. ugh. Tons of re-reads needs to happen soon :p ONE DAY :D Thank you for sharing your awesome list. <3

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    1. Thank you, Carina! 2017 was a pretty decent year in reading for me. I hope you love the Falconer trilogy! Definitely a favorite of all time for me!

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  26. Great lists, Alyssa! The Duchess Deal and Duke of Desire were definitely two of my favourites this year, too! The Knowing looks amazing, I don't know why I haven't read an Sharon Cameron yet, eep!
    Here's my top ten best reads (:

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  27. Great giveaway thank you for chance

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  28. I didn't read a lot of newly published books in 2017 but The Hate U Give was one of my favorites! I'd be interested in the ya or the mystery prize - Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I feel ya! It was a hard year. Good luck, Caroline!

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  29. I really enjoyed Love Letters of Abelard and Lily. It was a unique read about disorders and love. I also really loved Paradise Girl. It kept me reading at a frantic pace to see what would happen. I would love the mystery box.

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    1. I'd not heard much about that one, good to know! Best of luck to you. =)

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  30. This is a great list. The Valiant also made my list and I also loved The Hate U Give, Geekerella, Warcross and Renegades. I'd be interested in the YA or mystery prize. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you! I need to read Warcross and Renegades. Good luck!

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  31. I don't read many historical fictions but glad my friend recommended Pachinko by Lee Min Jin which happens to be my best read this year. I would be interested in the mystery pack.

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    1. I'd not heard of that one! Good luck, Sushma. ^_^

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  32. Some of my favorite books of 2017 are The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker, Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais, The Night the Lights Went Out by Karen White, The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall, and The Lying Game by Ruth Ware.

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  33. My favorite books were: Strange the Dreamer, Wicked Like a Wildfire, Even the Darkest Star, Daughter of a Burning City, The Last Samsara. At least a few of them. :)
    And I am interested in mystery pack.

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