Killer fashion is a really (short) but interesting non-fiction books about incidents or deaths caused by items of fashion. Very anxiogenous!
And then we have 4 series of manga: Kekkaishi is a fantasy/historical story so underrated; Kobato is from the well know CLAMP, the story is a sad one, but the artwork are amazing; and then Kiss and Never cry, another sad story based on ice skating. I made, some years ago, the cosplays of both Kobato and Kekkaishi!
The midnight bargain was an ARC too, sent to me through Edelweiss, a fantasy with rich and poetical words, very well written.
I love the cover of The Cold is in her bones, and I really liked the first quarter of the book. But then it drags the plot on, and, snakes apart, I can’t really see the connection with the myth of Medusa.
Strange practice was one the biggest delusion of the year: the main character is the only woman in the story and she doesn’t do anything revelant in the story. Also, I was expecting an historican fiction, not a urban fantasy.
Shadowsmith was another great delusion: a mix of different elements from famous books of Neil Gaiman throw together. And the spooky cemetery on the cover is barely there.
I hate the main character of The way I used to be, and I hated even more the clichè of the ugly girl with glasses than became a hot gorgeous girl if she wears contacts. Hate.