Bri Lockhart’s Top 5 Books
1. Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Laura Ruby weaves together a fairy tale nightmare with intimate stories from the inhabitants of Bone Gap in this alluring novel. Her beautiful writing brings the small town and its characters to life, while the mystery keeps the pages turning like whoah.
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Based on “Beauty and the Beast,” “Tamlin,” and “East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” the start of Sarah Maas’s new fantasy series follows human Feyre as she navigates the tricky Fae court. A steamy romance, a morally grey rival, and a badass heroine make for a great read.
3. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I never thought I’d see two books about fae on my best of list, but here we are! Black brings us a beautifully written tale of siblings, guilt, unreliable narration, and unexpected love.
4. The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith
You never know what’s coming next from the author of Grasshopper Jungle–in this case, I ended up with the story of Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who ends up at a tech detox camp, and a depressed bionic reincarnated crow. Ariel’s story packs an intense emotional punch that brings the novel together in an expected way.
5. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
This delight from The Fug Girls was extremely well-researched and way more fun than I was expecting. Bex, Nick, and Freddie’s stories will charm anyone willing to give it a whirl.
Honorable Mentions Read in 2014: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes, Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly