It's ALREADY June ! This year has been the most weird and stressful year ever, and I can't believe we're in June already? How? But despite everything that has been going on in the world this year, I have succeedeed to read a few books, 35 in total so far and I'm really pleased with that. So I decided to try the Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag 2020! Let's go!
Best book you've read so far in 2020The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang. This book was absolutely amazing and a true masterpiece. This story blew me away, honestly it was absolutely amazing and heartbreaking to read and I will never stop recommending it. Honestly, it became one of my favorite books of all time and I cannot wait to reread it because it's THAT good.
The Poppy War trilogy is an historical military fantasy inspired by China's 19th and early 20th century and its conflits based on the Second Sino-Japanese War. The worldbuilding was fascinating, with all the historical facts about the last wars, their gods and their beliefs. And the characters felt so real, with their qualities and their many, many flaws, it was so real that all the emotions were hard to handle.
This book was amazing, but be prepared to be destroyed because this book is dark. This book is violent and very graphic, and I think this violence was necessary to understand fully what wars are, and what the characters were going through. Beware of lots of trigger warning such as violence, torture, rape, drug-use/addiction, mutilation, genocide, self-harm and more.. This book is hard and difficult to read, but the story is so worth it.
Best sequel you've read so far in 2020The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang. It's the sequel to The Poppy War and yes, this trilogy became an absolute favorite because The Dragon Republic was as good as the first book. This book destroyed me, broke my heart and it was absolutely amazing!
New release you haven't read yet, but want to
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown. This book sounds absolutely amazing! It's a fantasy book inspired by West African folklore in which a grieving crown princess and a desperate refugee find themselves on a collision course to murder each other despite their growing attraction.
Most anticipated release for the second half of the year
The Burning God by R.F. Kuang. Yes, I'm dying to read this book. I'm sure it will destroy me again but I'm also sure this will be another masterpiece. And I cannot wait to meet all the characters again, because I love them so so much!