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The Thinker Awards – Best in 2017 Fiction

Thinker Awards is posted under the umbrella of Top Ten Tuesday, an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and it’s yearly prompt of “favourite books of x year”.

The Thinker Awards:
Best in 2017 Fiction

Initial Thoughts:

Welcome to this year’s installment of the Thinker Awards, a yearly book awards ceremony hosted here on my blog showcasing the best of the best in fiction experienced during 2017. The esteemed panelists joining me in this year’s celebration are contributors and friends of mine from the YA community –

 2017 Thinker Award Panelists:

Sarah (at) The Book Traveler
J. M. (at) Book Freak Revelations
Fadwa (at) Word Wonders
Mishma (at) Chasing Faerytales
Val (at) The Innocent Smiley
Joey (at) Thoughts and Afterthoughts

The only rules I gave my panelists is that their choices had to have been experienced and/or read for the first time in 2017 (no re-reads), so winners not exclusive to 2017 releases only even if “best of 2017 fiction” is used.

But I’d like to hear from you! Which book would you give the award of “Best Overall Book of 2017“?

Happy scrolling!

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[Review] Adulthood is a Myth – Sarah Andersen

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Book Title: Adulthood is a Myth
Author:     Sarah Andersen
Number of pages:  109

Synopsis:

adulthood-is-a-myth-sarah-andersen-book-coverThis book is for the rest of us. These comics document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas, and wondering when, exactly, this adulthood thing begins. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life.

(re: Goodreads @ Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– A comic for the awkwardness in all of us…or if you just want a laugh
– While wholly relatable; some may be geared more to females
– See the sample images in review for a taste of comics

Initial Thoughts

I don’t know how I found myself to be reviewing this book but here we are.


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[Review] Windwitch – Susan Dennard

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Book Title: Windwitch
Author:     Susan Dennard
Number of pages:  384

Synopsis:

windwitch-susan-dennardAfter an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed…

(re: Goodreads @ Windwitch by Susan Dennard)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Windwitch reads like a second “filler” book; the action scenes remain explosive and vivid in delivery
– More: POVs, pacing problems, issues on being invested in all the stories
– Conveniently plotted at times re: too many “get out of jail free cards”
– Further world building could have supported the magic system
– Merik revenge plot; Safi survival plot; Iseult/Aeduan babymaking plot (no but seriously)

Initial Thoughts

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Truthwitch but even I will admit that this [Windwitch] felt like a step back.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Windwitch from Raincoast Books.


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