Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Aww, look at me doing back to back tags! This one is perfect because it’s the middle of the year and am I freaking out about books I haven’t read yet? Yes, I sure am. I was tagged by the great and wonderful Azia @ The Uncharted World. Go check out her blog if you don’t follow her!

1. Best Books You’ve Read So Far in 2017?

Okay, I’ve read some really good books so far this year and there’s no way I’m picking one.

Lord of Shadows and The Shades of Magic trilogy especially I loved to death and I’m still not over the endings.

2. Best Sequel of 2017 So Far

Again, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, sequel to Lady Midnight. I will be talking about this book until the next one comes out TWO YEARS later so prepare yourselves (I’ve literally been bringing this up everyday, it’s impressive). I was able to read an early copy of Now I Risethe second book to And I Darkenand that is also fantastic.

3. New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But You Want To


Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. This book has been sitting on my shelf for a month now and I haven’t gotten to it yet but I really want to!

4. Most Anticipated Release of the Second Half of 2017?

After watching Wonder Woman last weekend, I’m even more excited for Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman WarbringerThe last book to the Magnus Chase trilogy comes out in October! And new Marie Lu books are always welcome.

5. Biggest Disappointment


I know, I know, I wish it wasn’t so. I just couldn’t get into The Dark Prophecy unfortunately. I liked it fine but I didn’t love it, hence the disappointment.

6. Biggest Surprise


Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley. I’m not big into contemporary and I’ve only recenty started reading more contemporary books. I picked up this one because it was fairly short and I was going through a reading slump and it completely took me by surprise. I read this in one sitting until 3:00 AM and I was sobbing by the time it ended.

7. Favorite New Author (Debut or Author To You)

V.E Schwab and her Shades of Magic trilogy which I am now in love with. I have added all of her books to my TBR and will be making my way through them.

8. Newest Fictional Crush

Well, it is no longer Julian Blackthorn I can tell you that. Kell, Rhy and Alucard from Shades of Magic, I love them all so much!

9. Newest Favorite Character

See question above 🙂 But other than those three, I would say Kamala Khan from the Ms. Marvel comics. She’s a high school student who writes fanfiction, comes from a traditional Muslim family, and then gets super powers? How cool is that?


10. Book That Made You Cry 

You know, I cry fairly often when reading sad scenes so it’s not unusual.

Lord of Shadows again, are you surprised? And there has never been an Adam Silvera book that doesn’t make me cry.

11. A Book That Made You Happy 


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. ALL THE FLUFF IT’S SO CUTE! Like I said before, this book is basically a Bollywood movie turned YA book and I’m a sucker for Bollywood movies so I was obligated to love this.

12. Favorite Book to Movie Adaptation You’ve Seen This Year

Can I count Wonder Woman? It was so awesome and inspiring, I loved it! It’s my favorite superhero movie now (granted I’ve only seen five).

13. Favorite Review You’ve Written This Year? 

My favorite reviews I write are always the ones that sound like somewhat coherent rants because they always make me laugh when I reread them in a few months. Probably my Lord of Shadows review where I poured my heart out (don’t read it if you haven’t read the book).

14. Most Beautiful Book You’ve Bought Or Received This Year?


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I love the cover of this book and I need to start it soon.

15. What Books Do You Need To Read by the End of the Year?

Oh my gosh, I HAVE SO MANY I AM FREAKING OUT. Okay, I will just name the ones that are already out or I have ARCs of: Vicious by V.E Schwab (currently reading), This Savage Song by V.E Schwab, City of Brass by S.K Ali (so excited for this one!), Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


I Tag You

(No pressure as always if you don’t want to do it or have already done it).

34 thoughts on “Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

  1. Thank you so much for tagging me! 🙂 I’m going to have to brush up on my releases for this year, I don’t think I’ve read many this year. I can’t wait to read Lord of Shadows… it’s sitting on my shelf waiting to be read! 🙂

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  2. I’ve just done this tag too, it’s scheduled for Friday 😊 I’ve got Lord of Shadows sitting on my shelf and the more people I see talking about it the more scared I am of reading it!! 😨

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  3. Yay! You did it 😀 Thanks for the shoutout ❤ Fantastic post! So happy to see LoS on here a few times. Wasn't it just the most excellent book?! It made my smile, and laugh, and then cry my heart out by the end. SO SAD. I have yet to read History is All You Left Me, but I'd love to get my hands on it before this month ends. I've heard some pretty good things about it 🙂 And I'm so happy that you've also fallen in love with V.E. Schwab. The Shades of Magic trilogy is just the best! I'm so in love with Kell, Rhy, and Lila! They're all such wonderful characters. I hope you manage to pick up Flame in the Mist soon! I read it semi-recently and thought it was good! Not the best, but still pretty good. Can't wait to see your thoughts on it 🙂

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    1. I will be talking nonstop about LoS until QoAaD so prepare yourself 😂 YES it was amazing! I love books that make you both laugh and cry, and feel distressed when a character is doing something stupid and feel proud when one of them is actually being smart. History is All You Left Me made me cry so much! I loved it. Shades of Magic trilogy is one of my favorites now, I will cherish those three characters (plus Alucard) forever 😊. I’m excited to read Flame in the Mist! I loved Ahdieh’s Wrath and the Dawn. Thanks again for tagging me!

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      1. Good thing, too! LoS needs to be raved about because it was just so. well. done. Arguably Cassie Clare’s best work besides Clockwork Princess and Lady Midnight 😀 Cannot WAIT for the next few books to come out! Oh god, I loved Alucard. His relationship with Rhy was awesome and I loved how often he and Kell didn’t get along LOL. And lemme know what you think of Flame in the Mist! Would love to see your thoughts on it 😀

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        1. It definitely is! Both Dark Artifices books so far have shown how much her writing has improved over the years and that makes me even more excited for the upcoming Shadowhunters books. I love all the scenes with Luc and Kell! They’re hilarious together! 😀

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        2. I know her future books are just going to be out of this world good. At least I hope so! I have faith, though 🙂 And aren’t they?! Wish I could see more of them in spinoffs 😦

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  4. I have so many thoughts on this tag! First, thanks for tagging me. 🙂 Second– I ❤ All the Light We Cannot See! (If you are interested, you can find my review here. It really moved me.

    I am also completely in love with Rhy and Alucard. They are wonderful characters. Alucard, in particular, is probably my favorite character from that series (followed by Lila!). And I cannot wait to read When Dimple Met Rishi!! It’s been on my TBR for what feels like forever, and I can’t believe it’s finally out. 🙂

    GREAT tag. I love these answers.

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    1. Oh yay! I will definitely go read your review after I finish the book (I don’t usually read reviews before I read a book which kind of defeats the purpose, I know 😂 ).

      Luc is also my favorite and Rhy is a close second. I probably like Lila the least out of them but I still love her. I hope you like When Dimple Met Rishi! I thought it was adorable!

      Thank you so much!!


  5. Love reading your answers Shouni! I really like THUG and Shade of Magic as well. Because of Shade of Magic, I read her The Savage Song and I liked it too. Have you read it yet? I really want to read When Dimple Met Rishi. I’m glad to know you liked that book. Warcross and Wonder Woman is also on my wanted to read list 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jasmine!! I haven’t read The Savage Song yet but it’s on my radar and I’ll read it soon! I’ve heard great things about it so I’m really excited! When Dimple Met Rishi was adorable! And YES I’m so excited for both of those to come out!

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  6. Thanks for the tag! I’m currently reading The Dark Prophecy and I definitely feel you – I am enjoying it, but it’s a bit of a disappointment, especially since I loved the first one. Oh well, I can’t wait for the last Magnus Chase book!

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    1. Of course! I’m so glad you understand! I liked it well enough but I didn’t love it nearly as much as I hoped. I’m really excited for the next Magnus Chase! I loved the second book! About three more months!

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  7. Great answers! I haven’t read Flame in the Mist yet, either, but I’m so impatient to get to it. I heard great things about both Words in Deep Blue and When Dimple MEt Rishi, I can’t WAIT to read these either, they sound so good and exactly like the kind of books I love. So happy you enjoyed them! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Marie!! 🙂 I’m really excited for Flame in the Mist too! I was surprised I enjoyed Words in Deep Blue so much, it’s not the type of book I usually read but I loved everything about it. I hope you like both of them! They’re definitely two of my favorite books now.

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  8. Great tag, When Dimple Met Rishi was the cutest books I’ve read this year and Wonder Woman was a brilliant movie, it was about time we got a female superhero movie. A part of me is desperate to read Lord of Shadows but the two year gap between it and the next book makes me want to wait a little while longer.

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    1. Thank you so much! YES, I don’t usually seek out contemporary romances but I’m so glad I read When Dimple Met Rishi. Wonder Woman was so much better than I expected! I didn’t think I’d love it so much. I would tell you to go read it right now but the wait is already torture for me so I understand. It was absolutely amazing though and completely worth it!

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