Top Ten Tuesday- Top 5 Favorites and Top 5 Disappointments

I’m actually posting this week for TTT! Whoohoo. I’m going to highlight some of my favorite current reads and then some that disappointed me (and link my review if I’ve posted it).

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic

Ten of my most recent faves and some of my disappointments.

Top 5 Favorites

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski- This was the PERFECT conclusion to a series. It had everything I needed and yeah…just so well done.
Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton- You can read my review here. I loved the mix of genres and the world building. Such a fun book.
The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Adhieh- Renee is such a strong writer and this book was beautiful. So many quotable lines.
The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi – Wow. Just wow. You can read my review here.
The Crown’s Game by: Evelyn Skye- I loved the world (another set in Russia….YAY) and the characters were divine. You can read why I loved this book here.

Top 5 Disappointments

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Ruined by Amy Tintera- I just DNFed this last night. I read half of the book and had zero connection to the story, characters or writing. I think the writing was a tad simplistic and it felt very much like a lot of other books I’ve read.
The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller- I had really high expectations for this book since I’d heard so many great things about the author’s debut. But, sadly I didn’t love this book. I felt it missed some opportunities to be great. My review can be found here.
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan- Nope. I couldn’t get into this one though I forced myself to finish it. I really liked how it started but the further I read the less I liked it. My review.
The Shadow Queen by CJ Redwine- Once again no connection to the plot or characters. And there were dragons and that still wasn’t enough to make me love it. You can read my review here.
The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth- This was a DNF and pretty early on. Nothing about the writing grabbed me.