Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten best books I've read in 2015 (so far)

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c.j.'s selections                         ten ten ten

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 

This will probably remain my number one book for the year.  It's devastatingly beautiful.  I sobbed for so long after reading it, and spent the next hour re-reading passages.  If you can handle darkness, you'll fall in love.  //  Review 
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard 

If you haven't read this trilogy, you're missing out.  Eleanor is a kickass fantasy heroine.  Daniel is dashingly swoonworthy.  Plus, there are evil spirits, zombies, and parasol.  If I weren't limiting myself today to a 1-book-per-series limit, the other two would be on here.  //  Review 

Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier 

I waited for this book for ages, and it didn't disappoint.  It's a whimsical, romantic adventure through gorgeous dreamscapes.  And don't forget absolutely adorable poetry-quoting boys.  //  Review 

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski 

If you have any love for fantasy at all, you'll obsess over this book.  Kestrel is a whip smart, cunning heroine.  Arin is a kind, loyal hero.  The political intrigue and drama surrounding them is ridiculous amounts of tense and exciting.  And the sequel?  Good god, book hangover.  //  Review 

A Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters 

Cat Winters can do no wrong when it comes to historical paranormal.  Or life, I'm sure.  She's the queen of combining spirits and the supernatural with sizzling historical romance.  This one adds a dash of feminism, a spunky heroine, and a dashing magician.  //  Review 

Golden Son by Pierce Jackson 

Curses, Jackson, how you flay my heart!  If Red Rising wasn't brutal and dramatic enough, Golden Son made up for it.  Darrow is in deeper than ever.  It's breakneck action and drama all the way through.  And that ending, holy crap!  //  Review 

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera 

If you're looking for something beautifully tragic, look no further.  Silvera's debut should be required reading.  It's gorgeously written, with a heartbreaking romance.   //  Review 

Uprooted by Naomi Novak 

If you're sick of the fairy tale kick, don't give up yet.  Novak's story is ridiculously original, with beautiful writing and a plot that could have been dreamed up by the Grimms.  Plus great characters, a snarky wizard...need I say more?  //  Review 

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley 

Love Neil Gaiman?  Meet Headley.  Her storytelling has that same dark, whimsical flair, but she's definitely her own writer.  Her characters are endearing, and she has flying ships.  Flying.  Ships.  

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett 

This one snuck up on me.  You probably haven't heard of it, but you're missing out.  It's an atmospheric, character-driven story with elements of tragedy, romance, and cross-dimensional war.  //  Review