Top 10 books of 2015

It’s that time of the year again! I deliberately kept putting this off, because what if I read something amazing that NEEDED to be on this list? Basically I wanted to do this last week but I had yet to read The Knife of Never Letting Go and had a feeling it would be on this list.

This list is not really in any order, because choosing is hard. Without further ado, my top 10!

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Made You Up

I will continue throwing this book at everyone next year, because it’s beautiful and perfect and amazing and I love it so much. I will definitely reread it soon. If you want a more detailed reason as to why I love this book so much, please read my review or more like my fangirl rantings.

Winter by Marissa Meyer


A.k.a. the perfect ending to this wonderful series. Definitely one of my favourite endings to a series. Everything came to a close, it was a perfect combination of action, humor and romance… AND SOON STARS ABOVE WILL BE OUT. Read my review here or take a look at my feels in gifs (warning: major spoilers in that one!).

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

carry on

I knew I was going to love this book, but I don’t love this book. I don’t even know what my feelings for it are. Just like with Fangirl, as soon as I finished it I wanted to reread it right away. I was so giddy on feels afterwards for days. If you haven’t read this yet, what are you waiting for?! Read my review here.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Why have I waited this long to read this? I need to go back in time and throw this book at me. I have the sequel waiting for me, but Aentee told me (more like warned haha) that while The Knife is like a stab through the heart, The Ask and the Answer only gets worse, so I’m too scared haha. I’ll soon review it!

The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani


Another great ending to a great series. I love The School for Good and Evil trilogy and boy this last book did not disappoint. The character development Agatha and Sophie went through is beautiful. Scratch that, the entire book is beautiful. Read my review here.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I can’t believe I only read this this year! (to be fair, it was at the beginning of the year) This is still hands down my favourite book in the series. It’s such a rollercoaster of emotions. It hurts just thinking about it. SARAH J. MAAS THIS WAS NOT OKAY. Read my review here.

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

Apparently I read this this year! Boy, does time fly. I thought it was last year. I didn’t love all the stories equally, but they all amused me greatly (I mean, it’s Magnus Bane, how can stories about him not amuse me?). I loved finding out more about Magnus and the people surrounding him. And you know, MALEC’S FIRST DATE. Also I really want more short stories about Magnus, Catharina and Ragnor. I want an entire book about them. Perfect Warlock Squad. Read my review here.

I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest


I just couldn’t stop reading this one. I had to put it down at some point, because I really needed my sleep, but I didn’t want to. The mystery is so good and the friendships in this book are adorable. Also it’s GORGEOUS. Because comic pages. Yes please. Read my review here.

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase

While I was a bit disappointed, I still really loved it! How can I not? It’s Rick Riordan after all. I love everything he writes (well, everything I have read so far. I don’t know about his grocery shopping list. I’ll let you know once I’ve gotten my hands on that). Though I have to admit I’m more excited for The Hidden Oracle than The Hammer of Thor (guys I automatically spelled Thorne. Can you tell I love Thorne), but that’s mainly because PERCY. And I absolutely adore Apollo. Read my review here

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

I don’t even want to talk about this book that ripped my heart out, stomped on it, ripped it apart and just threw it away somewhere.

It’s beautiful read it.

Read my review here- and this is when I find out that I never reviewed it. SEE THIS IS HOW MUCH THAT BOOK BROKE ME



The illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The story is not new to me of course, but the illustrations are breathtaking. I still need to do a post on it, but expect it soon! (hopefully)

Are any of these books in your top 10? What are your favourite books of the year? Let me know in the comments!


Review: I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest


Genre: YA, contemporary, mystery, part graphic novel
Goodreads rating: 4.09
My rating: ★★★★★


Best friends, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen; illustrated throughout with comics.

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure.

Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.

Princess X?

When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There’s an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby’s story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon—her best friend, Libby, who lives (Goodreads).


When I spotted this beauty at the bookstore, I knew I had to have it. I mean, can you blame me? Look at the gorgeousness of it. You fellow bookworms get me right? I’m pretty sure we’re all suckers for breathtaking covers.
Okay, I did read the blurb first to see if I really had to have it, and I was right. I mean, read the summary above. It sounds awesome- and it was.

But let’s focus on the beauty of this book first. What I didn’t know when I bought it, is that it’s illustrated. Not only does this make the book 1000000 times more beautiful (I’ll be using the word beauty/beautiful a lot in this review), it also added to the story as there are pages of the Princess X comic for you to read. It’s so much more fun to read bits of the comic yourself instead of reading about it!


I didn’t photograph any of the actual comic pages, as that might spoil the story too much. There are many more illustrations though and it’s just, again, beautiful.

Now if that didn’t convince you to buy this yet, on to the story itself. It is suspenseful and funny, heartwarming and sometimes sad, and oh my god I couldn’t stop reading. I was going to go bed on time, but Princess X had other plans. I couldn’t stop turning the pages and I found myself covering the pages with my hands many times to stop myself from spoiling myself (I can’t help it, when things are getting exciting my eyes tend to wander and I’ll spoil myself). The mystery is solved piece by piece, and with every piece things get more interesting (and a bit scary!). My heart was beating fast during many scenes!

Possible minor spoiler. 

Another thing I liked was the friendship between May and Trick. It was pure platonic (HALLELUJAH!) and they just had this great relationship where they teased each other and joked around. When Trick was introduced I got a bit annoyed, because I was afraid it would turn into a romance and I really wasn’t in the mood for that. I mean, her best friend may or may not be dead, is at least missing and she has a mystery to solve. She does not have time to fall in love!  So I was definitely happy about the fact there was no romance at all in this book. It just would’ve felt off!

I could go on and on about Princess X. It’s definitely a new favourite of mine and I’d recommend it in a heartbeat. I would’ve loved to say more about it, but I really think you should go into it without knowing too much! Have you read I Am Princess X yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!

– The Writing Hufflepuff