We’re officially half-way through 2018. I have only read 35 books this year (excluding my university reads), and even fewer that were published in 2018. But please note: most have been published recently (within the last decade). Here are seven reads that have been the highlight of the past seven months. They’re in no particular order of favouritism, all have been stellar! 🙂

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This isn’t an accidental post. It’s chilly down here in Australia (… for us, anyway). It’s the favourite season for most bookworms since we can curl up in bed and dive into our new books. I chose this tag as it seemed to be the only one NOT Christmas themed (I may be cold in Australia, but I’m not crazy). The Winter Wonderland Book Tag was created by Allie from The Perks of Being a Book Freak. All books listed below have been read (perhaps not published) in 2018.

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This really should be a list of 15 books I have on pre-order. Maybe someday I will. As for now, I’m just admiring them from afar on my blog. Check out any of these upcoming releases for 2018 if you want the latest and greatest YA novels.

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Happy Friday the 13th! Here are thirteen YA books I want to read that were published this month.

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I’ve just survived another term at uni, and I want to make my time off count!

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Caraval (Caraval, #1)Caraval by Stephanie Garber

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

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The Traitor's Game Book 1: The Traitor's GameThe Traitor’s Game Book 1: The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)Scythe by Neal Shusterman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Royally Screwed (Royally, #1)Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you are related to me in any way, I’d appreciate if you didn’t read this post. Unless you wanna read about me having the obscene hots for fictional characters. Thanks.

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I haven’t read the full thing, but my current read is Scythe and I’m ADORING it!

A frolic through fiction

Scythe

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In a world where natural death has been eradicated and immortality is a standard expectation from life, Citra and Rowan are chosen as apprentice scythes – scythes being professional killers chosen to keep the population at bay. Thrown into a morbid world forever testing their morals, we learn about this new world order as we watch the two train for the hardest job of their lives.

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The Lost Flowers of Alice HartThe Lost Flowers of Alice Hart by Holly Ringland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Smiling Mind: Mindfulness for Everyone EverydaySmiling Mind: Mindfulness for Everyone Everyday by Jane Martino

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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