Top 5 Tuesday || Top 5 Books Read as an ARC

Top 5 Tuesday

After not participating in T5T (hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm)for a while, I’m back with my top 5 ARCs!

Granted, I haven’t received many, but these are the ones I enjoyed the most.

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Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

THIS ONE WAS SO GOOD. Seriously, I think it’s my only solid 5 star ARC so far, and I’m really looking forward to getting a copy myself. I’ve already asked my library to get a copy, too!

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Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton

This was a 4 star read! It was really well-written, and definitely unusual in an excellent way. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything quite like it before.

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The Lantern’s Ember by Colleen Houck

This one clocked in at 3.5 stars, and had the most gorgeous world (plus an amazing cover, holy smokes)! I only dropped the rating because of some things that didn’t agree with me particularly re: the romance, but I’m ridiculously picky about romance.

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Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria

Another 3.5 star read! This had a really cool magic system that I would love to see more of, a resolution that shocked me, and an asexual character, which delighted me on a deep personal level.

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Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

This one was 3 stars. I’m in love with the cover, and the concept was amazing, amazing enough that I’d love to see a deeper, more actiony exploration of the world. The only reason it was a 3 star was because it was so heavily character driven that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I would have loved a book with a more tight-knit plot.


Hopefully in the future, I’ll have a wider variety of ARCs to choose from if this topic ever comes back again, and hopefully more of them will be closer to 5 stars. As it is, though, at least I have five!

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