Best Books I’ve Read in 2016 (@Mollykatie112, @DannikaDark, @AmberLNatusch, @EmmieMears)

Posted December 26, 2016 by Lorna in Miscellaneous / 30 Comments

Top 10 of 2016

Another year has come and gone which means that it’s time to participate in Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Dark Faerie Tales‘ annual TOP 10 OF 2016 week long meme. These posts are easy to put together and schedule during the holidays so that I can spend time with my family. Enjoy!

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10. Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

A unique premise of two pen pals that never meet for years. When they do, only one of them knows who the other one is, and he’s not impressed. This one was a not typical high school romance that ended up on the new adult spectrum due to intense sexual scenes. Misha and Ryen’s story kept me reading non-stop.
~ My Review
09. Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino

I loved this book about Emi and Jase and their relationship that began as children in poor circumstances. Written as a book within a book, we get both the story of how they began, and the story now, after not seeing each other for years. A unique premise, this book had me rooting for these two, even as Emi struggles with what Jase has done as an adult with their story. ~ My Review
08. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

This is definitely not your normal run of the mill romance. Hoover’s writing is nothing short of exquisite in her telling the story of a woman that falls for the wrong man. A man with problems. This book just won the GoodReads romance of the year for 2016. ~ My Review
07. Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson

This YA novel was one of the best in this genre that I have ever read. Lily is a normal teen and well, Colton isn’t. He has Asbergers and is on the autism spectrum. Lily and Colton shouldn’t make sense together, but they actually do. At turns, heartwarming and heartbreaking, this book is one I will never forget.
~ My Review
06. The Gift by Dannika Dark

The Mageri series is my favorite urban fantasy/paranormal romance. The Gift is a novella that gives us another look at favorite characters from this series that has already ended. It has a heartwarming story that all Mageri readers wanted to see told. The Gift was touching in it’s story line, and a true gift to Dark’s many fans. ~ My Review
05. From the Ashes by Amber Lynn Natusch

New paranormal series surrounding an immortal with pretty much unknown powers. Piper was one of the strongest(mentally)characters I have read in awhile. She gets everything thrown at her and still comes up swinging. Great characters and an unusual sidekick named Grizz were the heart of this story-that is except when the action takes off, and that happened a lot. Couldn’t put it down.
~ My Review
04. The Torn World by Melanie Karsak

Final book of this series, this book wrapped the series up in a fresh new way as far as dystopian reads go. This world is full of zombies, and it’s also full of the hidden magical beings that have always lived unknown to humans. When the bad guys of the magical realm want the world as their own, what’s to become of the rag tag group of humans that are all that’s left now? ~ My Review
03. Eye of the Storm by Emmie Mears

Ayala Storme and her fellow demon hunters team together to try and save what remains of the United States from falling to all sorts of evil demons. Fourth and final book, this series had me at page one and never let go until this book ended it all. For me, this series never went below 5 stars. ~ My Review
02. Live Wire by Amber Lynn Natusch

Caged, by this author, was a favorite series of mine. Live Wire is a spin-off of Caged and involves the children of the main characters of Caged, Ruby and Sean. Immortal woman with some bad ass moves gets dropped into the middle of nowhere and is taken in by a seriously hot farmer. Nothing bad can happen, can it? ~ My Review
01. Risk by Dannika Dark

Written as a side novel for her completed Mageri series, Dark gave us one of her most beloved character’s story. Simon. Finally. Leather clad bad boy immortal in all his glory. Loved him from the minute I met him, but love him even more now, if that’s possible. ~ My Review

Honorable Mentions
Dream Magic by Michelle Mankin

A story of the magical underbelly of both New Orleans and Paris. Magical in this case, doesn’t mean heartwarming. Intricately told, Mankin makes her story come alive with wonderful characters and equally horrible villains. ~ My Review
Veiled by Karina Halle

This book is a spinoff of this author’s, Experiment in Terror series. Since that is a favorite series of mine, this was a book I had been waiting for. It can standalone as a PNR, but also falls a bit into the horror genre. Page turner story that will give you chills at times, with sensual scenes at other times. ~ My Review
Make Me Sin by J.T.Geissinger

This rock star romance series continues with Chloe and A.J.’s story. Intensely sexual, it also told the story of a good romance. Heartbreaking at times, this book did feature a big OH NO, moment. Loved the whole thing. ~ My Review

What were your top reads of 2016?


I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.



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