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Wow so I just read all the 2019 Inky Awards books!

Hello there!

So at the start of the year I decided to read all 20 2019 Inky Awards books just for fun and so now it is the end of the year and I finally read them all! Here is a shortened version of all the books

SILVER INKYS

 

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE BY TOMI ADEYEMI

4.7 stars. Very well written with fierce characters AND MAGIC!!!

 

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART BY AMANDA HOCKING

4.3 stars. Loved the characters and found the book to be fast paced with a good storyline.

 

SCYTHE BY NEAL SHUSTERMAN

4.5 stars. Interesting world and death dynamic however it was very slow at times.

 

WHAT IF ITS US BY ADAM SILVERA AND BECKY ALBERTALLI

4 stars. Disliked the ending but thoughout all round it was a cute romance.

 

THE CRUEL PRINCE BY HOLLY BLACK

4 stars. Loved the ending however…. the descriptions of food threw it off a bit.

 

NAVIGATING THE STARS BY MARIA V SNYDER

4 stars. Good storyline however was irritated by the love interest and the main character’s adoration for him.

 

THE BELLES BY DHONIELLE CLAYTON

3.7 stars. Had a darker layer underneath all that but I’m just not into beauty and fashion enough to love it as much as I could’ve.

 

I WAS BORN FOR THIS BY ALICE OSEMAN

4.2 stars. Loved the idea but I don’t know. It kinda fell through a bit. However I loved the muslim rep, anxiety rep and transgender rep!

 

THE POET X BY ELIZABETH ACEVEDO

2.5 stars. Didn’t really agree with the main character being 15 and feeling lustful over this one guy however good representation on LGBTQ+, abuse and religion.

 

THE ASTONISHING COLOUR OF AFTER BY EMILY X. R PAN

4.3 stars. Very strange but I really loved it especially with the mental health rep 🙂

 

GOLD INKYS

 

LIFELIKE BY JAY KRISTOFF

2 stars. Some of the language was hard to get around. Disliked Ezekiel who was basically borderline Daniel from The Sun is Also A Star. Did not like the romance at all. Liked the cliffhanger though. 

 

A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES BY C. G DREWS

4.1 stars. Very poignant with good abuse rep. Great debut from @Paperfury!

 

I AM OUT WITH LANTERNS BY EMILY GALE

4.2 stars. Well written with storylines that intertwine well even with 6 perspectives!

 

THE ART OF TAXIDERMY BY SHARON KERNOT

3.2 stars. About grief and about a girl who likes taxidermy. Low key creepy but still an easy read

 

WHISPER BY LYNETTE NONI

4.9 stars. That ending. Every cliffhanger ever! I was killed by Lynette Noni! I also read this twice!

 

HIVE BY A. J BETTS

3.5 stars. Didn’t understand the premise of the book about these leaks.

 

AMELIA WESTLAKE BY ERIN GOUGH

4.5 stars. Really fun and fierce. Good LGBTQ+ rep and I loved how it tackled feminism too!

 

ICE WOLVES BY AMIE KAUFMAN

4.2 stars. Very good middle school fiction however I think it’s a bit too young for YA readers.

 

WHITE NIGHT BY ELLIE MARNEY

1.8 stars. Was very bored by the whole book. Thought there’d be more about cults and more characterisation.

 

AFTER THE LIGHTS GO OUT BY LILI WILKINSON

3.6 stars. Interesting and well written however I did not understand the thing with Grace’s character.

 

SYLVS’ INKY SHORTLIST (according to the above ratings)

 

GOLD

WHISPER

AMELIA WESTLAKE

A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES

ICE WOLVES

I AM OUT WITH LANTERNS

 

SILVER

CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

SCYTHE

I WAS BORN FOR THIS

BETWEEN THE BLADE AND THE HEART

THE ASTONISHING COLOUR OF AFTER

 

-Sylvs <3

 

 

10 comments

library

You are extremely dedicated, I could say that a million times over and it would still be true. You are actually probably one of my role model and trust me when I say that. You seem sophisticated and wise but really cool. You inspire me to keep reading and doing what I love. Some of those books listed I have read but not all of them. For all the ones I have read your judgements are extremely right. Or at least that’s my opinion. Thanks :)

3w ago
sylvs

Thank you so much! I'm really happy and thankful that my reviews are inspiring you to keep reading :) Which books have you read so far?

3w ago
library

I have read whisper, have you read any more of Lynette Noni's books? She has a really great series. I've also read a thousand perfect notes and what if it's us. :)

3w ago
sylvs

Ahh yes the Akarnae series ;) I heard many things about it apparently it gets even better towards the end of the series XD

3w ago
library

yes I got sort of addicted, I am a fast reader, but the speed I read these books in was inhumane. If you like reading this is a great series for over the holidays. I recommend it.

3w ago
sylvs

Thank you! Don't worry its on my to be read ;)

3w ago
library

Do you write outside this website, as in like short stories or something? Sorry if I'm annoying by the way. :)

3w ago
sylvs

Don't worry you're not annoying :) The answer is yes I write but unfortunately not as much as I probably should XD

3w ago
library

The sound of your review writing, you sound like your a great writer :)

3w ago
sylvs

Haha thank you! I write lots of short things like reviews and poems than actual novels. I wish I did spend more time on story writing though :)

3w ago