This duology was such an intense high fantasy. Though it started out a little slow and similar to many other fantasy books, Wilhelmina and her gang really came into their own, with a story line that tugged at my heart strings and made me laugh.
This was such an important book. Not only does it dive into the controversial topic of slut-shaming, but it features a healthy young woman having sex and enjoying it. Nothing is wrong with an MC that is a virgin, but we also need to shine the spotlight on girls who have active sex lives. It's not realistic, or right, to portray girls a certain way, and Flynn handles it gracefully.
A strange account of a group of friends, who are all fairies, and the friendships they find in the gnomes that have started a war in their village and the tightropers who are there to liberate them. Confused? I was too. But this was achingly beautiful and gritty, in the quirkiest way possible. Moskowitz was not afraid to tackle issues you normally don't see so openly in fantasies, and I applaud her for it.
A gorgeously heart-warming coming-of-age story about a girl who looses her mother and is uprooted to LA when her father remarries. This deals with love, loss, and finding yourself in such a realistic way that I was moved to tears on a number of occasions.
Do I really need to explain this one?? NO.
What are your favorites of this year so far? Anything that I should add to my TBR?