Mid Year Freak Out Tag // It’s the middle of the year already?!?

Hey Guys!

I hope all of you are doing great! I can’t believe we are already halfway through 2021! I feel like time has passed so quickly this year, and so far, I’ve had a pretty good year! I hope you guys have too!

Today I’m going to be doing the Mid Year Freak Out Tag! I hope y’all enjoy it!

Let’s get started!

Grown: This story is so impactful and powerful that will resonate with you for years. It paints the story of a young African American girl who dreams of singing as her career. When a famous singer discovers her talent, he takes her under her wing. He promises her all of his love and fame. Enchanted is 17 years old, and Korey is 28 years old. The more time Enchanted spends with him, the more she starts to lose control of everything. Korey isn’t everything he painted out to be.

It helps you to recognize injustices and inequality in the real-life world. It shows you that not everything is rainbows and that there are awful things in our world. But it’s about how we fight against it that matters.

The Hate U Give: This book is not afraid to rip into serious and heartbreaking subjects. This book is inspired by the BlackLivesMatter Movement. It dives into problems such as the shootings of unarmed black people by police officers and racial bias in the justice system that still exists in the world today. It is such a powerful book that even after reading it, you won’t forget. It carries such powerful messages about racism in Today’s world, but also how important family is.

We see Starr having to deal with the death of her close friend, Khalil, who did nothing wrong and was wrongly killed by a police officer. We see her afraid at first of speaking up for Khalil, and she knows that the system that is supposed to protect them isn’t going to stand up for Khalil or her. She is angry that Khalil’s murderer could escape the rightful justice he deserves. By the end of the book, we see her fight for Khalil so that he can get the justice he deserves for being wrongfully killed. We see her realize that how crucial it is to speak up no matter how terrifying it seems.

Hurricane Summer: A heartbreaking story that deals with sadness, death, powerful and intense scenes. It’s a story about a daughter who is trying to keep her father’s love. Tilla is willing to do anything to keep her father still care about her. She wants to figure out why he cares so much more about his homeland of Jamaica is so much more important than her. It’s also about her trying to navigate Jamaica and her father’s family.

She is continuously shamed by the family, judged without really knowing her. The family knew nothing about her, and they immediately started making worse assumptions about her. While there, she learns some shocking things about her father and all of the family. As she stays there, she learns that it isn’t just the hurricane she has to face.

It’s about a young teenage girl, who is trying to find love from her father, and her family. It’s about a girl who wants to be accepted by her family and fit in. It’s about her first love and how it doesn’t always turn out pretty.  

The Silvered Serpents: This series has to one of my favorite series of all time. The characters were just as amazing as in the first book, but in this book we see them deal with grief and sadness, unlike the first book. The plot was so creepy, and the mystery was written well. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The ending was one of my favorite parts of the story because I was not expecting it at all, and it came out of the left field. I’m so excited for the third book, but I’m also sad to know that this series will end very soon. 

Ace of Spades: I’ve been so excited for this book mainly because I’ve heard great reviews on it. The premise sounds like it would be right up my alley with a mystery, private boarding type school, and secrets spilling all over. Also, look at the cover so gorgeous.

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating: I just read the Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar, and I loved that book. So, I decided that I would pick up her newest book because I love her writing. It involves fake dating, a sapphic relationship, and a wide variety of representations. Sign me up cause I will read this! 

Six Crimson Cranes: This book has to be one of my most highly anticipated reads of 2021. I know technically this hasn’t come out yet, but it comes out very soon! This book includes a mixture of magic, a curse that turns Shiori’s brothers into cranes and kills them if she talks, and a failed marriage. This whole concept sounds so interesting and isn’t like anything I’ve heard before. I was somewhat disappointed with Elizabeth Lim’s Spin the Dawn, but I hope I enjoy this one a lot better. 

Our Violent Ends: I’ve been so excited for this release ever since These Violent Delights. I fell in love with These Violent Delights from the characters, worldbuilding, plot, and overall aesthetic. The ending of These Violent Delights had me on the edge of my seat, and I can’t wait to see where Our Violent Ends takes it. I hope it’s not a disappointment because I’ve been waiting for this book forever. 

SteelStriker: Another sequel that has me so excited for the 2nd half of this year. The first book, Skyhunter had me shocked with how good it was, and I loved it so much. The worldbuilding was fleshed out so well, and I fell in love with the characters. I’m interested to see where Steelstriker takes it and what will happen next. 

The Bronzed Beasts: I talked about this a little earlier when talking about The Silvered Serpents, but I love this series so much. From the worldbuilding, lovable characters, and mind-bobbling mysteries. I’m kind of nervous about this book because I don’t want anything horrible to happen, and I don’t want the ending to ruin the whole series. This is the last book of the series, and I don’t want it to end badly. 

Also, don’t all these books have the most beautiful covers.

The Wild Ones: I was so excited about this book. I wanted to read this book because of the compelling premise and also that beautiful cover. It ended up being very disappointing. There was confusing writing, too many characters, the switching between many types of POVs, weak worldbuilding, and telling instead of showing. It ended up being very messy, and the only redeeming element was that it brought to light the issues girls and women face in society. 

Foretold: This book sounded so promising. The premise made me so intrigued and what sold me was the OCD representation. Many YA books miss out on having mental health representation and I feel like we could see more of it. The only good this was the OCD representation. The characters were forgettable, and honestly it was very boring to read. 

A Sky Beyond the Storm: I spent all this time and energy reading this series. I loved this series, and this book just ruined it for me. It made me so disappointed and mad that I spent all this time with this story. I just can’t even with this book. It wasn’t the worst, but I just expected more from it. 

These Violent Delights: Set in 1926 Shanghai, that deals with two rival gangs, a contagious disease that makes you claw out your throat and enemies to lovers romance. Doesn’t that sound like all you’ll ever need in a book?

If any of these authors release a new book, I’m going to buy it. All of these authors have fabulous writing and such creative ideas that I would never come up with. They have created great books, and if you haven’t read their books, please do! 

Felix Ever After: This book made me so happy as well as sad but mainly happy. This is such an incredible book full of heartbreaking emotions, shocking twists, and figuring out who you truly are in this big world. It’s a book about friendship, love, and accepting yourself for who you are. I was so happy that Felix was able to discover himself and find love. 

The Priory of the Orange Tree: Just look at the detail of that dragon. Do I have to say anymore?

Thanks for checking out this post!! What would be some of your answers to the questions above?

See you next time!

8 thoughts on “Mid Year Freak Out Tag // It’s the middle of the year already?!?

  1. love the graphics of this post!! ahh yes THUG was such an empowering read and ooh i was lucky enough to get an arc of six crimson cranes and can promise you that it’s such a beautiful retelling!! i’m excited for our violent ends and steelstriker as well! great answers to the tag m!! <33

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