Fav 2017 Books and End of Year Book Tag | Blogmas

Favourite 2017 books

Hey everyone! It’s nearly the end of blogmas and so I thought it would be the perfect time to bring you my favourite books of 2017, as well as the End of the Year Book Tag.

Favourite YA book of 2017

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada was definitely my favourite book of the year.  I loved the gene-hacking aspect, it was new and refreshing. It was well thought out and clearly well researched, not once did I feel confused or feel like what was happening wasn’t possible. The virus itself really intrigued me, it was different to any virus I’ve seen in books and films, and I LOVED it! My full review is here.

In close second is The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James.  This book is not what you were expecting, I can tell you that. I’m usually quite astute at figuring out what’s going on, and where I was right with some of my inklings, I was definitely shocked at the end. OH THE END. It just keeps getting better and better. Full review can be found here. 


End of The Year Book Tag

I found this tag on Marie’s blog Drizzle and Hurricane Blog and thought it’d be fun to do!

1. Are there any books you started this year you need to finish?

*laughs awkwardly* uhhh yeah. I mean I’m not going to finish them in the last week or so of December but there are a few I didn’t finish this year.

Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1) by Sasha AlsbergLindsay Cummings

Yeah… I read about 30 pages of this then couldn’t continue. I fully intend to finish this one, and hopefully soon!

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #1) by Erika Johansen

Ahhh I listened to this on Audible and I had to DNF… which is a shame as I was really excited to start this one!

2. Do you have an autumnal book to transition to the end of the year?

I don’t know what this means. I read whatever books I want with no relation to the time of the year.

3. Is there a new release you’re still waiting for?

I mean, yes. There are a ton of 2017 books I haven’t had a chance to read yet. Below are a selection that I want to read that I either have and haven’t had time to read yet, or ones that have caught my eye!

2017 releases


4. What are three books you want to read before the end of the year?

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to stay strong during the long, dark winter, and wait for her return.
Just days before Corey is to return home to visit, Kyra dies. Corey is devastated―and confused. The entire Lost community speaks in hushed tones about the town’s lost daughter, saying her death was meant to be. And they push Corey away like she’s a stranger.
Corey knows something is wrong. With every hour, her suspicion grows. Lost is keeping secrets―chilling secrets. But piecing together the truth about what happened to her best friend may prove as difficult as lighting the sky in an Alaskan winter…
I can’t wait for this. Marieke’s novel This is Where it Ends hit #1 on the New York Times Best Seller’s list, so I’m super excited to be doingan interview with Marieke on my blog in Jan, so keep an eye out for that one!

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black 

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson

Forget the old days. Forget summer. Forget warmth. Forget anything that doesn’t help you survive.
Lynn McBride has learned much since society collapsed in the face of nuclear war and the relentless spread of disease. As memories of her old life haunt her, she has been forced to forge ahead in the snow-covered Canadian Yukon, learning how to hunt and trap to survive.
But her fragile existence is about to be shattered. Shadows of the world before have found her tiny community—most prominently in the enigmatic figure of Jax, who sets in motion a chain of events that will force Lynn to fulfill a destiny she never imagined.



I’m hosting a stop on the blog tour for The Wolves of Winter so I’m super excited to read this one! Keep an eye out for the tour in Jan.

5. Is there a book that you think could still shock you and become your FAVOURITE???

Out of the three I have left to read? I doubt it to be honest. This Mortal Coil was so amazing, a book would have to be epic to take that mantle!

6. Have you already made reading plans for 2018?

Yes and no? 2018 is my first year where I’m blogging from the start. This year I had to finish my master’s degree so I couldn’t devote all my time to reading and reviewing. So I’m just planning to read at least 4 books a month and review them. I’m also going to plan my reading so I review ARCs before they come out etc.



Hope you enjoyed! What was your favourite book of the year?

17 thoughts on “Fav 2017 Books and End of Year Book Tag | Blogmas

  1. I can’t wait to read This Mortal Coil and The Loneliest Girl in the Universe! They seem so good! I’ve read so many good books this year, but my favorite book is between First Came Forever by Annie Woods and Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco.

    1. Yes you must!!
      I haven’t heard of the first one, and the second one hasn’t appealed to me for some reason but I think I’l revisit the idea?

  2. OH I’m so happy you did this tag – thank you for the mention! 🙂
    I don’t know how you managed to pick only TWO favorite books, there are just SO many books to choose from, haha 🙂 I’m so happy you loved The Loneliest Girl. This book is on my TBR and I really want to read it soon 🙂

    1. Haha no worries! I enjoyed it.
      Thankfully I had two clear winners but there were SO MANY good books haha. Oh you must it was truly lovely!

  3. 2018 is going to be my first year blogging from the start as well! It’s pretty exciting. 🙂 And I’m glad to see that This Mortal Coil is your favorite book of the year, I can’t wait to get around to reading it!

  4. I love this tag Jennie! Do you mind if I do it on my blog too? I don’t blame you for not having reached the end of Zenith yet, I found it pretty dull unfortunately. I also need to read Wonderwoman and They Both Die at the End! I’ve started the latter, but haven’t finished it yet because I’ve been reading two other books and just haven’t had time. Hopefully I’ll finish it before December is over though! The Cruel Prince sounds really good, can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! Good luck with your 2018 goals, I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts in the new year. 🙂

    1. Thank you! No of course go ahead! I found it on someone else’s blog and added my fave books to the beginning 🙂
      Ahhh I’m going to try reading it again as I feel I need to give it a good go, I do love Sci-fi…
      I have no idea when I’m going to get to Wonderwoman, or any other books for that matter I have SO MANY on my TBR.
      Thank you! I’m excited for the new year too <3

  5. I love this “End of the Year” posts, they’re so interesting! I’m sure you’ll be able to finish one more book before the end of the year 🙂
    I had your same reaction to question 2! I cannot wait for The Cruel Prince and I also want to read the books you mentioned in number 3. I actually have read Wintersong though.
    Good luck with your reading goals on 2018, I’m sure you’ll do great!

    1. They’re fun to do!
      Yes I believe I will. Aiming for at least 2, maybe 3 🤞
      I’ve just started The Cruel Prince, loving it so far 😍
      Thank you! Good luck to you too!

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