Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Top 5 - Favorite Self-Published Books



I've  missed out on last week's Top 5 but it's okay I thought I would join this week. I was suppose to participate actively last year but life got in the way (excuses?!?), seriously it did. Read my review on 2015 to find out. This was quite a hard one to do as I'm not sure what book that I've read are in self-published by the author. I only realized there was one author that I read and it was Amanda Hocking. The series that she debut with was self-published and I did read all the Trylle series. So I did my research and there was a whole list on Goodreads. I was surprised that there was quite a number of it. Sadly, there wasn't much I could pick from either, so the following list which is only 4 books that I've read qualifies.

  1. Switched by Amanda Hocking
  2. Torn by Amanda Hocking
  3. Ascend by Amanda Hocking
  4. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
These books are all in the young adult fantasy category. What I love about the Trylle series is that the idea is fresh, the characters are interesting and the back story is quite good. As for Inheritance, it was a book with a good world built by the author, the history/past of characters are so good, the plot fantastic and I feel that the movie did no justice to the book. The book was very good and detail. The author actually wrote the series at his teens and I'm super impressed by it. I have the rest of the series sitting on my shelf that I've yet to pick up, not because of my lack of interest but because the books are thick and I would need to talk some time to read and appreciate it properly. Lately, I've been into fast paced and short books. But nonetheless, I hope to complete it this year if I can.

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