Top Ten 2016 Releases So Far

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new top ten list and invite everyone to share their answers. They’re an excellent way to find new interesting books on a variety of topics, and to find bloggers that love the books you do. This week’s topic is  “Top Ten 2016 Releases So Far”.

None of us have read many books released in 2016, so we are going to accumulate our 2016 releases together!

Emily’s Reads
The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy)The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutoski
This is book 3 of The Winner’s Curse Trilogy. It was the perfect conclusion to the popular series. Highly recommended

The Crown  by Kiera CassThe Crown (The Selection, #5)
The conclusion to my guilty pleasure series, The Selection. It revolves around America’s daughter, Eadlyn, and her own selection. The character growth is really good, I was hooked the entire way through once again as it was full of surprises.

Flawed (Flawed, #1)Flawed by Cecilia Ahern
The YA debut of the renowned romance writer.
About a society based on perfection and punishing those who are not perfect, who are flawed, by branding them. It centers around Celestine who is faced with a situation which forces her to make an action that the Guild tells her is wrong.



Daz’s Reads
東京喰種トーキョーグール 7 [Tokyo Guru 7] (Tokyo Ghoul, #7)Tokyo Ghoul vol. 7 by Sui Ishida
Yet another edition to a growing manga series! About a world where humans and ghouls have to learn to live with each other…the only problem is that ghouls require human flesh in order to survive!

Tower of the Swallow (The Witcher #6) by Andrzej Sapkowski
The Tower of the Swallow (The Witcher, #6)A continuation of the infamous Witcher series. Follow Geralt as he tries desperately to fight against his destiny and find his adopted daughter, or is it too late?

2016 Releases we own but haven’t read (quite) yet.

  • A Court of Mist and Fury – Sarah J Maas
  • Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
  • Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black
  • The Neverland Wars – Audrey Greathouse
  • This Secret We’re keeping -Rebecca Done
  • Carry On – Rainbow Rowell
  • Under The Dusty Moon – Suzanne Sutherland
  • The Light Fantastic – Sarah Combs


The Crown by Kiera Cass

The Crown (The Selection, #5)

Title: The Crown

Author: Kiera Cass

Genre: Teens & Young Adult,

Published: 3rd May 2016 by Harper Collins, UK.

Fifth and final book in The Selection series. (Book 1-4 reviews: The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Heir).

ARC provided by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis (Goodreads)

Twenty years have passed since the events of The One, and America and Maxon’s daughter is the first princess to hold a Selection of her own. Princess Eadlyn didn’t think she would find a real partner among the Selection’s thirty-five suitors, let alone true love. But sometimes the heart has a way of surprising you… and now Eadlyn must make a choice that feels more difficult—and more important—than she ever expected.

The Selection series has sold more than 3 million copies and captured the hearts of fans around the world. This swoon-worthy final installment is the happily ever after they’ve all been waiting for.

My Thoughts

The first three books of The Selection series revolved around America, a participant in the selection process to gain Prince Maxon’s heart. I adored the these books and was thrilled when I saw that a fourth book was coming out. Books four and five center on Eadlyn, America and Maxon’s eldest daughter and her Selection process.

This was a good end to the series, with a few surprises and tying everything together well.

I felt Eadlyn was a stronger character in this book than she was in the previous book as I found her a little whiny. She stepped up and put others first, especially her family.

The book focused less on the Selection, although still a large role, and more on Eadlyn stepping up following her mother’s illness. Her choices during her Selection we very driven by her desire to do what was best for the Kingdom and her parents, which I found refreshing.

Ultimately she does choose a partner and the Selection does end. But who? That I’m not spoiling! I’m not even going to let you know if I would have chosen them…

Happy reading!

My Rating