‘Tis the time to reflect on all the (indie) reading we’ve done this year! Don’t worry, there’ll still be a review later today. But right now, let’s talk awesome indie bookish GOODNESS!
I’ve read more indie books this year than I’ve done in any other year. The best thing for me was that I got to read genres I don’t usually read, and read them by new voices, no less!
I’m really excited about these books, and hope some of these will find their way onto your Christmas list <3
This poignant little play is a quick read, perfect for an afternoon over tea and cookies! I read it in half an hour, and I’m a slower reader than most of my bookdragon friends! It’s a stunning story about a dystopian world where all touch is outlawed and a girl who wants nothing more.
I love the main character in this series so much, friends. She’s possibly the most sarcastic character I’ve ever read, which makes her the character my characters want to be. Perfect if you love dark stories with vampires, werewolves, and great humour!
I absolutely love this series <3 I was so fortunate to receive an ARC of A Shining in the Shadows and devoured it as soon as it arrived on my kindle. If Crescent Moon sounded like your thing, you’ll need this, too.
I don’t usually read erotic romance, but Meldon owns this genre, friends. Her books are a perfect blend of sweet, hot, and funny, and since The Fool is a prequel novella I can recommend it to anyone wanting to try this author or this genre.
This was another genre I’m not too familiar with, but I really enjoyed this heart-warming tale nonetheless. Lili struggles with growing up and becoming her own person after long years of being bullied at school and at home. If you want a book that’ll make you feel like you can do anything, here you go!
I used to read a lot of murder mysteries and crime when I was younger, but The Dragon Sleeps was my first book of this genre in years. Following the mystery as new clues were revealed was exciting, and with a heroine who’s not content to sit back and sip tea because she’s a woman and daughter to a rich family (different times, you see) this is a must-read if you love this genre!
After Touch, I knew I wanted to read more by Morgan and Reflections was even better. Trigger warning: This book deals with the subject of rape, and a young girl trying to cope with what’s happened to her. It also has a paranormal side to it, and I felt empowered by the end. What more can you want?
This excellent little novella is perfect if you’re a fan of zombie movies and dark humour. It’s a quick read, and thanks to Dagger’s sharp wit and sarcastic humour this book is going to fly by!
Oh wow, three more books by Liz Meldon? You should probably just buy her books now, I’m clearly in love with them! Just like her other series, these books have sweet scenes, hot scenes, and funny scenes. Also, there’s an adorable cat and all three books are novellas. You can probably read the whole trilogy in one day if you felt like comitting to nothing but tea and good books for a day.*
* Wait, that sounds awesome. I’m gonna do this right now.**
** I mean, I would, if I had time. *sigh*
I’m a huge wimp where anything horror is concerned, so The Manningtree Account was my first horror book since Stephen King scared the hell out of teenage-me. And I really liked it because it’s disturbing more than terrifying, and I can cope with disturbing.
Daughters of the Oak is the extended edition with extra backstory and a new chilling epilogue.
I was thrilled to receive an ARC of this. I adored the prequel last year, and have been waiting rather patiently for this! Eleonore is back with her ass-kicking, demon-hunting, dual-wielding* sass! If you’re a fan of Buffy, you’ll love this series.
See something you like? I recommend all of them <3 Treat yourselves, it’s Christmas 😉 If you’re not sure about one or more, you can find my more detailed reviews for all of these on this blog 🙂
Next week, I’ll go over my favourite traditionally published books this year. It’s another long list, so prepare yourselves for much literary goodness!
* Wait, what were we talking about?
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