Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2021

I have never taken part in this tag before so I thought it was high time I took part.

So here we go…

Best book you’ve read so far in 2021

I really couldn’t put this book down and absolutely loved every part of it and can’t wait to read the next one in the series. The characters and the setting are just fantastic.

Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2021

I have been loving all of the Six Tudor Queen series but this was fantastic and I could not put it down.

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to

I got this on the day it came out and I have still not read it and I’m annoyed with myself for not reading it yet as I really want to. I should really make this my next read.

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Hard to choose just one but here it is.

This is a new author for me but I really like the sound of this book so I have it preordered.

Biggest disappointment

I was so excited to read this after reading such good reviews about it but I found it very disappointing. It just didn’t speak to me and I found it rather flat. Considering the book was called Hamnet it was more about William Shakespeare’s marriage than anything.

Biggest surprise

I saw a review of this and decided to give it a go and I was not disappointed and loved it. I read it in one sitting and it was a huge surprise because I did not expect the storyline or such a psychotic computer with an obsession with recommending playlists.

Favourite new author (debut or new to you)

I absolutely loved this book and found the fact the story was told from Ariadne’s point of view very refreshing. It is always nice to hear an Ancient Greek myth told from a different point of view other than the arrogant male heroes we are so used to.

Newest fictional crush

I don’t usually develop fictional crushes so I have chosen a character who I really liked instead. Kol from These Violent Nights was a wonderful character and one you would love to have as a friend. He is caring, patient, loving and kind beyond measure.

Newest favourite character

Two favourite characters so far this year and that is Detective Maigret who just makes me laugh so much. Maigret builds a case up putting all the little bits of evidence together like a jigsaw until he finds the culprit. He is also a functioning alcoholic who quite often has a cold.

My second favourite character is Amos from The Expanse series. Amos is violent, volatile and completely nuts but he is also fiercely loyal and will support his friends without even blinking an eye even if it means certain death.

Book that made you cry

No book has made me cry so far this year.

Book that made you happy

Hmm… tricky as all books tend to make me happy. The one which has really made me smile and laugh out loud though would be Die Standing. Georgiou is hilarious and quite scary at times and her character along with Sean is just brilliant and a laugh a minute.

The most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)

The picture of this book really does not do it justice. I love this book because it is the most beautiful colour and my favourite colour. I also love the portrait of Katharine Parr inside the cover.

What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

The last book of The Expanse series comes out this year and I would to read all the series this year and the last book if possible. However, they are very big books and I am only on book 4.

Favourite book to movie adaptation you’ve seen this year?

Sadly I haven’t seen any so far this year. Hopefully this will change soon.

So there is my Mid-Year Book Freak Out post. Please drop me comment if you have also taken part and I will head over for a visit.

Happy Reading

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