Fae Friday – Three Favorite Reads of 2021

Happy Fae Friday everyone! I hope everyone is ready for the weekend. I started mine by going on a little shopping spree with my friend. And with spree, I mean that I bought two books… I just fell and my money landed in a bookstore, so weird how that happened. Anyway…

Fae Friday is hosted by Kristy @ Caffeinated Fae, and you can find all future prompts on her blog! All you gotta do is link back to her page and have fun with the prompt! Don’t forget to use #FaeFriday on your socials, so we can all find each other’s posts! Here is this week’s prompt:favorite reads

“It’s #FaeFriday and it’s time to have some fun! What are some of your favorite books that you’ve read in 2021?”

I decided to make it hard on myself and limit my choices to three books, and not count rereads. I’ve read so many good books already so far, though, so safe to say that I’m having a good reading year already! Here is my top three…


By Rebecca Coffindaffer

I decided to add this one to my TBR on a whim, and now it’s one of my favorite reads of the year so far. Funny how that goes. Anyway, if you love treasure hunts, space, and a solid cast of characters, you’re going to love this book! It’s super fast paced, and there is no lack of action. I’m really excited for the sequel, Thronebreakers, to come out later this year, and yet I am sad that this will only be a duology. I want moreee. My review for this YA space opera can be found here!

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A Court of Silver Flames

By Sarah J. Maas

If this was predictable, then I apologize. But I had to add A Court of Silver Flames to this list! I loved it so much. On a slightly unrelated note, have y’all seen the title for Crescent City 2? It’s gonna be House of Sky and Breath! Which… was kind of predictable, not gonna lie. But I can’t wait to see the cover and read the blurb! Especially because I have zero theories on how the story will continue. Anyway, my review for A Court of Silver Flames can be found here!

The Shadow of the Gods

By John Gwynne

This was one of my best impulsive NetGalley requests ever. I actually hoped to get myself a copy today, but unfortunately my local bookstore didn’t have it in yet. Anyway, this book was so real and gritty, but at the same time utterly magical. I loved all the POVs (rare) and never felt bored with the story (even more rare). There is so much worldbuilding packed into this book, and yet it doesn’t feel like all the information is being dumped on you. In other words, basically a perfect book! Do read the content warning for this one though… You can find my review of it here!

And that’s it for today’s Fae Friday! Do we have any favorite reads in common? I’m excited which other favorites I’m going to add to the list throughout the year!

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  1. May 7, 2021 / 8:39 pm

    Great list! I loved ACOSF, and seriously need to read The Shadow of the Gods!

    • simonevanheijst
      May 8, 2021 / 10:22 am

      Thank you!! The Shadow of the Gods was so good. Apparently the author has already finished book two 😱

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