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Disenchanted by Brianna Sugalski // Monsters, Banter and adventure through a dark forest

  GOODREADS // AMAZON // BOOK DEPOSITORY Breton princess at the peak of the French Renaissance, Lilac lives prisoner in her parents' castle after a wicked secret is revealed on the eve of her tenth birthday soirée. Years later, her coronation ceremony looms, and between the riotous townsfolk and scheming nobleman bent on snatching the throne, Lilac prepares for the worst... Until a mysterious letter arrives from The Witch of Lupine Grotto, detailing a curious offer to cure her darkness forever. Lilac begrudgingly trades her coronet for a cloak and ventures into the forest Brocéliande in pursuit of the impious enchantress at the edge of town. With only the protection of an inherited dagger—and unsolicited help of the sardonic stranger who inserts himself on her quest—she must traverse Brocèliande and return in time to claim her rightful position as sovereign monarch. This is the story of a cursed princess, A crestfallen killer, The town that wants them to burn, And the witch

Book Recommendations - 4 Standalone novels I read & Loved last year

I have to start the list with "The Loneliest Girl in the universe". You can read my full review here.

It's a mix of Cress by Marissa Meyer and horror. The writing is simple, with an anxiety rep that extremely well done. I was in a reading slump at the time I read this and THIS was the book that got me out of the slump.

The ending isn't perfect and as of now the author hasn't turned this into a series but it works qute well as a standalone. It's interesting, intriguing and fast-paced. It IS a standalone, but it left me asking for more.

This was the year I read more sci-fi than I thought and quite enjoyed most of them. "All Our Yesterdays" is an underrated gem.It's hard to believe it's the author's debut.

The book had me intrigued from page 1; rushing through the pages, wanting to know what happened. The book has time travel, well written characters, beautiful friendships and a certain cinematic quality to it all.

This book had me holding my breath at multiple points, scream in my head and cry silent tears at certain points. If you are new to science-fiction and want to read a sci-fi book that's not TOO heavy, this is the book for you.

Maggie Stiefvater's books aren't for everyone. As a matter of fact, I LOVE the Raven Cycle but couldn't stand her other series The Wolves of Mercy falls. So I went into "All the Crooked Saints" very VERY cautiously. Guess what? one of my favourite books of 2018 it turned out to be!

It's one of Stiefvater's lesser known works and I honestly don't know why. It's beautifully written and the message the book has for us at the end of it all is absolutely beautiful too.

Loved the romance in this book. It's not over the top. it's there in a subtle and beautiful manner. Also loved the friendship between the cousins and I'm so here for all the different kinds of relationships people share in a small community.

Another 2018 fave for me. The Hate U Give is a book everyone needs to read. You can read my full review here.

There are so many reasons you need to read this book - #ownvoices, #blacklivesmatter, wonderfully written realistic relationships, simple but powerful writing, and oh god all the life lessons. One of the biggest reasons why it’s an important book. All those life lessons. You could be 80 and yet take away so much from this wonderful book.

Also a gentle reminder that THUG is the author’s debut. IT’S HER DEBUT. Angie Thomas is my queen, my inspiration.

Do you have any standalone recommendations? Have you read any of the books from my list? Tell me in the comments below!