50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of 2018 - The Butterfly Reader

Friday, January 4, 2019

50/50 Friday - Best/Worst Read of 2018

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What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Best/Worst Read of 2018


This was actually pretty hard to do as I've read so many great books and some that just sucked. But after way too much thinking, I finally chose. So here we go! 


Worst Read of 2018 
Pack Law states she must have more than one mate. 
Like Hell. 

Rather than be forced into a mating with more than one man, Dana flees the pack. Flees everything she knows, everyone she loves. She lives on the run and can't seem to find happiness. 

All that changes the day her first love, Nathan, finds her and brings her back home. He's not letting her go, not again. As alpha, he now makes the rules and he's decided to hell with the laws, he wants Dana. 

Except Dana's changed since she left. Maybe the pack ways aren't so bad after all and when she decides to accept fate... she finds love times three.


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I don't know what I was thinking when I picked up this novel, I mean, I just really don't know. It's not a bad book, it's written fine but it's just not my cup of tea and never will be. I could've added a few DNF books here but I actually wanted to add a book that I did read. 




Best Read(s) of 2018
Damianos of Akielos has returned.

His identity now revealed, Damen must face his master Prince Laurent as Damianos of Akielos, the man Laurent has sworn to kill.

On the brink of a momentous battle, the future of both their countries hangs in the balance. In the south, Kastor’s forces are massing. In the north, the Regent’s armies are mobilising for war. Damen’s only hope of reclaiming his throne is to fight together with Laurent against their usurpers.

Forced into an uneasy alliance the two princes journey deep into Akielos, where they face their most dangerous opposition yet. But even if the fragile trust they have built survives the revelation of Damen’s identity—can it stand against the Regent's final, deadly play for the throne?



The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel...

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up... and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman... one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.



The moment Merewyn sets eyes on the warrior standing atop a Viking raiding ship, something inside her stirs. By all rights, she should fear him, should run from him, yet she cannot help but be drawn to him. 

Eirik has never before taken a woman captive, yet Merewyn inspires a longing that calls to the darkness within him. He takes her back to his homeland as his slave, where they finally succumb to passion. And as the lines between captor and captive blur, Eirik realizes they have crossed into dangerous territory…


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These were some of my five star reads that I just loved this year. Thankfully, there was more five star reads over one star reads. Let's hope 2019 is even better! 


Topic for Next Week
Best/Worst Audiobook




6 comments:

  1. More best reads than worst reads is what we hope for!

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  2. I'm so glad to hear that you had more five stars than one stars! I so wish I had your power to DNF books readily. I think I only DNFed one book this year and even that number is an anomaly for me. It just saves so much time! Anyway, I hope you have a lovely 2019, Carrie!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. I didn't use to DNF because I felt I wasn't giving the book a real chance but then after pushing through those books I went into a reading slump. So I finally decided that I just wouldn't rate a DNF and now I feel so much better and more free.

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  3. Glad to see lots more great reads than dire ones. Your 1 star choice here does look ... odd!

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    1. I know. It's nothing like what I normally read...

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