The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer
I binge-read the first three this spring, read Fairest in October and Winter when it released in November. I can't say enough wonderful things about this series! Inter-connected fairy-tales that are equal parts romantic, adventure, and Star Wars-esque.
The Winner's Crime, by Marie Rutkoski
This book DESTROYED me. But in a good way. But still: THE EMOTIONAL PAIN. Epic, epic series. SO READY for The Winner's Kiss to find out if there's any possibility for a happy ending (Ackkk I hope so!!) ………
BEST BOOK WITH THE WORD QUEEN IN THE TITLE:
The Orphan Queen, by Jodi Meadows
I had so much fun with this one (except for the cruel cliffhanger ending, mind you!). It felt like a cross between two of my childhood favorites (Jackaroo and Crown Duel). Who doesn't love a masked vigilante and a queen in disguise and an EXTREMELY interesting magic system? Can't wait for The Mirror King!
BEST ADULT FANTASY NOVEL:
Uprooted, by Naomi Novak
Powerful and hypnotic. I literally couldn't put it down. Pretty sure actual magic is woven into the pages…
BEST ADULT FANTASY NOVEL (I'm totally allowed to pick two, all right?? This is my awards
A Darker Shade of Magic, by Victoria Schwab
I loved this book so much!!! I read Vicious this year too (and it blew my mind!!), but Darker Shade edges it out (barely). Multiple Londons! World-hopping! Magic! Blood! Gorgeous, GORGEOUS book.
BEST YA FANTASY DEBUTS:
An Ember in the Ashes, by Sabaa Tahir
The Wrath and the Dawn, by Renee Ahdieh
Both gorgeous and gripping in their own way. Beautifully, beautifully written.
ENDING THAT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY:
Cruel Beauty, by Rosamund Hodge
(I realize this wasn't published in 2015, but I read it this year so it still counts!!)