Top 5 Tuesday K-O

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekely post created and hosted by the lovely Shannah at Bionic Book Worm. She’s an absolute sweetheart and her blog is amazing so make sure to check out her blog if you haven’t yet!

This week’s topic is Top 5 Books that start with K-L-M-N-O!

K – To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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This YA-retelling of the Little Mermaid made it to my favorite books of 2018.

I’m going to forwarn you though, I’ve seen time and time reviews saying how this book dissapointed them because it’s pitched as a dark retelling of The Little Mermaid and that’s not true. It’s a darkER retelling, but the story itself isn’t super dark. I honestly think if you go into this keeping that in mind, you’ll have an awesome time.

I ended up giving this book 5 stars because, for starters, this is one of the best mermaids books I’ve read. The romance is an enemies-to-lovers that was excelently done, since it takes its time to develop and it never feels forced. The main character was witty and sharp and the chemistry she had with the love interest was off the charts. I cannot recommend it enough.

L – The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal by E. K. Weaver

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This here is my all time favorite graphic-novel. Period. 

And I can’t belieive I had never mentioned it on my blog until today. You follow Amal on his way to his sister’s graduation and is trying to come to terms with the fact that his very consevative father has disowned him when he told him that he has just broken off his arrange marriage because he’s gay.

On this rode trip he meets TJ and they make an arrangement. He drives, TJ pays… and there is no way you can anticipate what will happen in this Less than Epic adventure.

M –  Misfit City by Kirsten Smith

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This was part of my pirate project that I had going on last year, and it was one of the best stories I found. It’s an all female crew modern pirate story very, very similar to The Goonies and I can’t believe more people aren’t reading this masterpiece.

Not only was this funny, cute, fast-paced and incredible, it was also super diverse with a fat MC, a POC and a lesbian couple. This is amazing.

 

N – No Eres lo que Busco by Laura Mavor

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This is a Spanish thriller I read two years ago, and to this day it’s still one of my favorites. It takes place in a small village of Spain and the atmosphere, plot and characters were so well done.

The officer we’re following is the funniest, kindest most awesome woman in the world and I would gladly read more from her perspective. I’m still waiting for the author to announce another story!

O – The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

the ocean at the end of the laneThis amazing horror was also one of the best stories I read last year. I LOVE horror stories, but I don’t tend to read them, more watch them on TV. However, this is one I’ll never be able to forget.

Not only does Neil Gaiman write flawlessly, he’s also so creative and imaginative and this story was spooooooooky.

Highly recommend

Have you guys read them? Are any of these your favorite? Let me know!

Until next time,

L

9 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday K-O

  1. Ruqs says:

    what a great list here! ive heard so much about to kill a kingdom, but when I first started it I wasnt in the mood for it so I ended up DNF-ing it, but I hope to continue with it soon 🙂

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  2. *Flora* says:

    Slowly catching up with everyone’s Top 5 Tuesday posts. 😉 I get a bit frustrated with people complaining that fairytale re-tellings are too dark; what they mean it’s darker than Disney’s adaptation of the original dark folk tale! I loved Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean At The End of The Lane too.

    Here’s my Top 5 Tuesday post so you can see my K,L,M,N & O choices. 😉

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and enjoy this week’s reads.
    Flora x

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