I wanted to start a blogmas tradition this holiday season with books of Chritmas past, present, and future. Inspired by A Christmas Carol, I wanted to get into the holiday spirit featuring themes from my favorite Grinch, Mr.  Scrooge. 

Here are the books I recieved last Christmas that I got the chance to read during 2016. 

Pure by Julianna Baggot


This book is unsurvivable, if I went through what the characters in this book did I would never survive. Intense, dark, and grotesquely beautiful, I hope that everyone gives this book a try. 

Soundless by Richelle Mead 


This book was such an interesting and unique story of a women who lives her entire life soundless. The unique ways the village tries to survive and the mythical entanglements surrounding the book were wonderful. 

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich 


This book messes with your brain, and there are certain elements I didn’t see coming. The way it was written was dark and inviting. This book was definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2016.

Ensnared by A.G. Howard


Like all of the Splintered series this book was gorgeously written. I love the world of wonderland and I feel so nostalgic talking about it now. God do I miss Morpheus.. sigh. 

Untamed by A.G Howard 


This novella bind up had my favorite story of all of the books and my least favorite. All thanks to… Morpheous and Jeb. (The least favorite being due to a personal vendetta against Jeb… sorry Jeb) Nevertheless, beautifully told. 

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige 


I never thought that The Wizard of Oz could be so dark. This book was fantastic! 

The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige 


I enjoyed this sequel so much. I was so angry when it ended and I couldn’t read the next one right away. 

Dorothy Must Die: Stories by Danielle Paige


These three wonderful novellas give so much more dimension and backstory to Dorothy Must Die. Read my full review here.

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly 


More action packed than I would have ever expected, Deep Blue mixes prophecy and urgency to create a book that keeps you on your toes. 

Rouge Wave by Jennifer Donnelly 


Jennifer Donnelly has become one of my favorite authors of all time. Thanks to all the books I have gotten to read from her this year, I have never once been disappointed. 

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly 

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this, I wasn’t sure if this book was going to be worth the read, but I was wrong and discovered a wonderful novel with a girl who never gave up no matter what the cost. 

Historical intrigue mixed with romance, secrecy, and a whole lot of danger. This book is so much more then a simple novel about a girl trying to figure out the truth of her fathers death. It is a scandal, a deliciously juicy on that leaves you wanting more. Jennifer Donnelley writes with passion and successfully leads the reader on a journey that will break their hearts. She is a creator of words that will stick with you… Long after the final evidence comes with into play. One of my favorite reads of 2016!

Talon by Julie Kagawa 


 I called this the perfect first novel, because this was a place that certainly set the stage with some lulls and discovery for a great new series to begin!

Rogue by Julie Kagawa


This book! I can’t say a word other than to say, it’s sooo good!

Divergent by Veronica Roth


Long ago the hype train arrived and long ago I missed it. Years later, I receive this book as a Christmas gift, and years later I find an enjoyable novel leaving me wishing I was fighting alongside the dauntless. 

The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors 


Chocolate, love, and magic, need I say more?

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine


A girl filled with the desire to be beautiful tampers with magic to become so. An enchanted story that teaches us that what really matters is on the inside. 

Blindsided by Priscilla Cummings 


A story honestly told, about a girl who becomes blind. Short, but insightful this book centers around what it’s like for the newly blind. 
Thank you so much for reading! I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 

-Till next time! 

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19 thoughts on “Books of Christmas Past 2016

  1. I’ve got some new recs now! I love Kagawa…my fave of hers is the Immortal Rules series. And I loved Ensnared, but only bc I loved Jeb, lol.
    You’ve got some books I love and some books I need to read, like, ASAP! That Deep Blue series looks gorgeous.

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    1. I need to read the Immortal Rules series 😭 I read the first book when it first came out, but lost the book in a move so I need to re-collect it. Jeb makes me sad… in my eyes his only redeeming quality is his art… so sorry, but you know I think that’s cause Morpheus stole my heart *dramatic sigh* but seriously I love the Splintered series.. It makes me so happy. Especially with it’s colored fonts 🤣. Honestly, the Deep Blue series, like all of Jennifer Donnelly’s books are amazing. It gives me all the Disney vibes… if Disney was a bit darker. Thank you for your comment! It’s always wonderful hearing from you! 😊

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      1. Thank you!
        I think the covers on Deep Blue and the others are spectacular and I need to read them ASAP now that I know someone who has read them. They’re at my library (covers not as pretty) but I’ve watched them curiously and usually that is a good sign. Every book I’ve done that with has been one of my faves!
        Oh, I hope you find the book! I read all three from the library…I think they are on Overdrive. It is one of the best vamp series I’ve ever read!

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the Splintered series as much as I did, it’s so magical and amazing! I also enjoyed reading divergent as well! I’m hoping to read insurgent and allegiant sometime this year. Thanks for commenting!

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