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My Favourite Books Of 2018...

Hey ForeverBookers, 
How are you all? Sorry that I haven’t posted in over a month 😐 (apart from earlier today), I’ve been trying to read THUG, and failing, but I’ve now succeeded 😄. Also December is a busy month for me. Anyway, I’m back now. According to Goodreads, I’ve read 66 books in the past year, which was my reading goal! 
If you’ve been here for a while, you all know my favourite series will forever be the All Souls series by Deborah Harkness so I’m not including that on this list. 
My top 10 favourites from 2018:
1) The Stonewylde series by Kit Berry (books 1-4) - This was a reread from when I was a young teenager. I LOVED rereading these books!!! I’m super excited to get to the last book, Shaman Of Stonewylde (book 5) in January. I’m not sure I ever finished it as a teenager... - Magus Of Stonewylde review (Book 1)
2) ACOWAR and ACOFAS by Sarah J Maas - I’m including them both as one because…

The Hate U Give (THUG) by Angie Thomas Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and that you will have a great New Year as well! I’m writing this review at just gone 17:00 on 31st December 2018. 
I’ve just finished “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. It wasn’t what I thought it would be, unfortunately. It was far too political for me to enjoy. It’s a book with an agenda: to stab hate at white people I thought for just being white, which isn’t right (no rhyming pun intended). 
NOTE: It’s come to my attention that some people might think this review is slightly in favour of white people. I had absolutely no idea about the torment that people of colour go through in America or indeed anywhere else in the world. Where I live it’s mainly a white population. The inner cities have some POC rep, where I’ve never been for more than a shopping trip, but apart from that it’s mainly white. Although I’m not going to edit this review now when I reread THUG, I will keep this in mind and might edit some aspects. I’m sorry…

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Review

Hi ForeverBookers,
Yesterday, I finished reading “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater and if I’m to be honest, I expected a LOT more. This review will therefore be quite short because I didn’t feel that there were many significant points. I seemed to enjoy the authors Shiver series a LOT more, which was a shame as I’d heard SUCH good things about The Raven Boys”.
2.5 Stars (rounded up to 3 on Goodreads)!
I read “The Raven Boys”for a few of readathons: 
“A book involving a heist” for the Popsugar Reading Challenge. (I’ve unfortunately lost all of the books that I’ve read for Popsugar so I don’t know if I’ve already completed this goal or not :/). I don’t think I marked this one off the list previously though. Although it’s not a heist of goods, the characters are trying to steal the magic that Glendower found years before. That counts as a heist to me! 
“A book on my TBR” for the Litwits, Detective Challenge on Facebook. The book has been on my TBR for a couple of years so I’m glad that I…

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 

Did you all have a good Halloween? I was reading and watching TV throughout that day! I’ve just finished "There’s Someone Inside Your House" by Stephanie Perkins. It was better than I thought it would be. When I read her "Anna And The French Kiss" trilogy I didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it either but it was kind of meh. I can remember liking Lola, the second book the most, which I think is an unpopular opinion. 
3.5 Stars!
The murders themselves are quite bloody and disturbing so if you’re adverse to blood,  gore and mutilation or under 15, I wouldn’t advise reading it! 
I read “There’s Someone Inside Your House” for a few readathons, again. 
For the Litwits: Team Sherlock group - Reading a YA contemporary book. 
For Reading Rivalry - A book I regret not starting sooner. 
For The Popsugar 2018 Challenge- A book set on Halloween (I started it ON Halloween so it made sense that I read it for this challenge!)

For HouseViking in the BookDemocracy…

Time’s Convert (Book 4 of The All Souls series) by Deborah Harkness Review

Hey ForeverBookers,


Long time, no see! I’ve just finished reading the 4th book in the All Souls series, “Time’s Convert” by Deborah Harkness, which is about witches, vampires, ghosts etc so perfect for this time of year! I suppose it could also be classed as a companion novel to The All Souls Trilogy! 
4 Stars!
DO NOT read this if you haven’t read the All Souls Trilogy as it’s the preceding collection of novels in this series. You need to read it first so you’re not confused. The characters aren’t introduced again. They’re just thrown at us in Time’s Convert because we should already know them. 
I’m not going to review Time’s Convert in depth here. I will next year when I read the series AGAIN! I haven’t reviewed the other books in depth, I’ve just summed up what I thought of them, as well as giving a few plot points. I’ll do that here for Time’s Convert! 
We start with Phoebe who we meet in Shadow Of Night, book 2 of the original All Souls trilogy. She fell for Marcus, M…

Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series Book 3) by Sarah J Maas Review

Hey ForeverBookers, 
I’m so sorry that I’ve been absent from blogging for so long! I haven’t been very well just recently. I’m better now, though 🙂. 
I’ve just finished Catwoman by Sarah J Maas and I enjoyed it!!!
3.5 Stars! 
I read Catwoman: Soulstealer for a few readathons: 
The September Book Bingo on Facebook, the new release category. 
The Litwits readathon for a female protagonist because Catwoman is a girl, obviously. 
Reading Rivalry - A book featuring a wanted criminal. Catwoman is that character.
Popsugar 2018 challenge - A book featuring an animal in the title - although it’s not about Cats, it’s called Catwoman. 
My OWLS exams - Shapeshifter/Cat on the cover - there’s a cat motif on the Waterstones exclusive hardcover. 
Catwoman tells the story of Selina Kyle who becomes the infamous Catwoman to ultimately try to save her younger sister, Maggie from an illness. This requires her to steal valuable items to get money. Can she come to terms with stealing? Does she …

Shadows at Stonewylde (Stonewylde Book 4) by Kit Berry Review

Hey Readers, 
I’ve just finished “Shadows At Stonewylde”, and I loved it!!! It was a reread from when I was around 16 years old I think (so a while ago!) and I enjoyed it much more than I did when I first read it. I think that might be because most of the characters are adults in this story, like I am now. I could understand our lead character, Leveret better as well, because I’d gone through being a teenager, whereas before when I read it I was still a teenager.
5 Stars!!!
I read “Shadows At Stonewylde” for a few readathons again. This time they are:
Reading Rivalry - A book with a prophecy in it. There are actually a few prophecies in the story, one of which I mention below in the spoilers section. 
Popsugar 2018 challenge - A book about an antihero or antiheroine. The main character, Leveret is what i call a antiheroine. 
August Book Bingo - Unaware of powers trope - Leveret isn’t aware of her ability to predict the future. 
My OWLS exams - divination (features a prophecy).
“Shadows At Sto…