Top Ten Reads of 2016

So, this is super difficult because I had many good reads of 2016. In fact, I read 151 books in total, which is fairly amazing! I thought it was impossible, but considering how much I read [kids books included,] it didn’t seem so far-fetched and I guess it wasn’t. So, here is a a list in no particular order of what I considered my most memorable reads of 2016.

27827203This gem releases January 10th 2017. Frostblood by Elly Blake was one of the books closer to the New Year, but I enjoyed this young adult fantasy novel that had fresh ideas, an icy, wonderful world, a slow burning romance, and action. A tale that follows a girl in hiding to one who needs to become a champion, but does she have it in her? ~ 4 savvy crowns


30258320Releases February 14th 2017. Gilded Cage by Vic James was such a shocking and interesting read. A dystopian young adult fantasy novel that takes place in a futuristic England, where slavery has come back into existence and everyone who is not of royal birth must dedicate 10 years of their life to be a slave – if they survive. Abi and Luke are just beginning their slave days, can they make a difference? ~ 4 Savvy Crowns


Gilded Cage by Sherry D. Ficklin is a historical fiction novella that takes place in the prohibition era. It follows Masie Schultz as she returns home and faces the truth of what her family has become. ~ 5 Savvy Crowns




Releases January 10th 2017. Anything Vasilisa the Beautiful is something I must read – it’s not a common fairytale, but this book The Bear and The Nightingale by Katherine Arden became available to me! It’s not quite a Young Adult, but it is fantasy! I loved it. The epic world and lore about a strange young girl who blossoms into a young woman – touched with abilities and she must save her family. ~ 5 Savvy Crowns


Dawn of the Vie by Laura Diamond is a young adult fantasy novel that involves Vie – who mimic the folklore of Vampires. They’re in fact aliens who have taken over the world, turned it into a dystopia but there are rebels. It was a unique idea to me and I adored Alex [one of the Vie.] ~ 4 savvy crowns




My Brown Eyed Earl by Anna Bennett is a historical romance set in the regency era. It was cleverly written and I devoured it rapidly, it follows Miss Margaret as she is forced to become a governess when her family falls on dire straits, she wasn’t expecting her employer to be the man she refused to marry years ago.~ 4 Savvy Crowns




aftermathAftermath by Clara Kensie was actually my Book of The Month on my blog. This is a Young Adult Dark Fiction and my goodness, it was so good. It follows a young teen after four years of missing and enduring abuse, she returns home and it follows the aftermath of it all. SO good, soooo heart wrenchingly amazing. ~ 5 Savvy Crowns




and-i-darkenAnd I darken by Kiersten White is a retelling, historical fiction and fantasy. It blew me away with how fantastic it was, a slow read that I couldn’t put down, every detail was important in it. Who wouldn’t want to read about a strong-willed woman defying the ideals of women during the time of Vlad the Impaler? ~ 4 Savvy Crowns




A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas. A New Adult Fantasy, Romance, and Retelling. The second installment to the Court of Thorn and Roses series, this one absolutely blew the first out of the water [thank the book gods!] Seriously, probably my favorite out of the entire year. Feyre has come back with a vengeance, she is healed mentally over time and Rhysand, Rhysand! Need I say more?! ~ 5 Savvy Crowns



Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen is a young adult fantasy that I absolutely adored. It was my last book of 2016… and I was so pleasantly surprised with the beautiful world building, slow burn romance, and storyline. A seventeen-year-old is kidnapped and brought to an underworld kingdom filled with trolls where humans are used as livestock. She is forced to marry in hopes of breaking an age-old curse. ~ 4 Savvy Crowns



Such a fantastic year for reading. Thank you, authors and publishers for giving me the opportunity to read and review, as well as giving me food for the o’l noggin!


Here is to 2017, a new reading challenge of an easy 120! ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy Reading, savvy readers!



    1. Yes she was! I craved more romance though… my inner girl was screaming that but in my head there came lots of romance after… ๐Ÿ˜Š


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