Hey everyone! I previously made a post of books that blew my mind, and I knew would blow yours. While I do consider there to only be a select few novels that truly amazed me in this way, there were certainly a notable group of books I did not include on the first list. That is what this list is for!
For context, I’ve read plenty of books I’ve truly loved. However, there are a few that stand out as books that WOWed me in some way. These are necessarily my top favorite reads, but simply books that had some aspect, twist, or vibe that was extremely impressive.
That said, let’s get into the list!
Three Dark Crowns // Kendare Blake
Why?–Lush, dark setting, incredible and complicated characters, extremely addicting, shocking twists and deaths
Skyscraping // Cordelia Jensen
Why?–Beautiful writing, gut-wrenching emotions, important conversations
The Jewel // Amy Ewing
Why?–EXTREMELY addicting, fascinating world, lightning fast pace
This Is Where It Ends // Marieke Nijkamp
Why?–Page-turner to the max, raw and real, intense moments
We Were Liars // E. Lockhart
Why?–Unsettling and mysterious, shocking twists, mind-bending conclusion
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane // Kate DiCamillo
Why?–Emotional, homely and nostalgic, incredible, endearing story arc
Red Queen // Victoria Aveyard
Why?–Blockbuster action, reads like a movie, huge twists and betrayals, complicated characters
Long Way Down // Jason Reynolds
Why?–Lightning-fast read, emotional and raw, reads like you’re present in the story
Let me know if you’ve read any of these books and agree!