Monday, 10 February 2014

Top 13 Of 2013

Um, so I'm really sorry... I am such a bad book blogger. I haven't posted all of my 2013/2014 "stuff" yet. Oh well, as they all say... Better late than never!

These books are in order from least-favourite to favourite, and I'm not including re-reads. And I recommended all of them. They were all so fantastic!

My 13th favourite book of 2013 was Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. I liked this book a lot better than Cinder, the first book in the series. It had such great characters, and the plot was amazing. I also really enjoyed the multiple perspectives that this book had to offer. And of course, it's a retelling of little red riding hood, what's not to love? Overall, awesome read!

At number 12 we have The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. This was my first Julie Kagawa book, and I'm so glad that I decided to pick it up! It was such an interesting take on vampires, and kept my interest the whole time reading. The plot was also so fast-paced! If you are looking for an interesting take on vampires with great characters and story, check this one out for sure!

Down at number 11 I have placed Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Although I read this over a year ago, I can remember reading this very vividly in my mind. It was one of those books that I read in one day, that I just couldn't put down. Unlike the first two on my list, it is a contemporary told from a dead-girl's voice on a recording tape. It really was a life-changing book, and if you are looking for something that will pull on your heart strings, this is defiantly something to look into. Full review can be seen by clicking here.

#10 on this list is Partials by Dan Wells. Originally, this would have been much farther up on my list, but after looking back on it the beginning of it took a while to get into, but after the first 20-50 or so pages, I couldn't stop reading, and I finished the majority of this book in one day as well, and this book isn't exactly what you would call small... No wonder I don't get my homework done! Again, it's a dystopian novel, but it takes on a much different angle than any other YA book that I've read before. Highly recommend, and if you don't like the first few pages, just keep pushing yourself!

And my 9th favourite of 2013 goes to Legend by Marie Lu. Again, I'm kind of surprising myself in this not being a 5th or 4th favourite, but if I had to be honest with myself I don't really remember what happened. And if I don't remember what happened... I just think other books are better, you know? What I do remember about this book, though, is that I loved it. Also, looking back at my goodreads review, I see that I cried, which gotta mean it's good, right?

The 8th book on my list was actually for-school (kinda) and that book is Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder and holy feels. The characters were absolutely amazing, the plot didn't fail me, and just... *sighs* Why does Valek have to be so old? Since I did read this for school, I do have a more... sophisticated review up. Up to re-reading it in 2014 as well. I need this amazing-ness in my life once again.

We're almost halfway with Truth or Dare (by Jacqueline Green) at number 7! So I haven't read Pretty Little Liars, which this book has been compared to, but wow... Now I really want to get to that series! I was in tears at the end, and the cliffhanger... Basically I need the second book, like, now. Click here to see my full review.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black has pulled into 6th place this year and, just... wow. I mentioned this in my December Wrap-Up, but I'm so glad Katytastic recommended this to her viewers. SO SO GOOD. And the ending... that can't be how it ends! And I need more Gavriel in my life.

Now in 5th place there is Pivot Point by Kasie West. I was so intensely engrossed in this story, and the choices that Addie had to make were just over the top FEELS. Again, I need the sequel right now. Unfortunately, that doesn't come out until February. Noooo! But seriously, you need to read this one (I mean, you need to read all of these but... Trevor <3 He's just so perfect)

I first started the Mortal Instruments series in 2013, so of course one of the books has to be on my "top" list. For me, it's City of Glass coming in 4th for my top of this past year. I also read this book in 24 hours, which is crazy. have you seen how big it is? 541 pages... not exactly small... I just couldn't put it down. There were so many crazy twists and turns and defiantly the best in the series so far. I wish it just ended with this great-ness, but oh well.

We're getting down the the nitty-gritty at my third favourite: Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson. This book was just so adorable and heart-warming. Amy was awesome, and Roger was just so perfect... *swoons* The road trip aspect was also super cool. I can't tell you enough... Read it! Click here to see my full review!

Now of course... The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken. Pretty much everyone has read this, and pretty much everyone has had this in their lists as well. For me, it's in spot #2. Liam is perfect, Chubs is just great, and, well, perfect. Ruby is so kick-butt and just... Everyone is so awesome, okay? I was bawling at the end. THE TEARS WOULDN'T STOP. Just... Just read it okay?

And last but not least, my #1 pick of 2013 goes to Altered by Jennifer Rush. I actually read this book twice in 2013, just because I love it so SO much. And now Erased is out and I have it and I just NEED IT RIGHT NOW. It's all about a girl and 4 great, genetically altered guys and their journey. Both times I read this, I read it in 24 hours. It's just that amazing. Haven't convinced you yet? Click here to see my review.

And this is where the fangirl-ing ends... for now. I hope that you enjoyed this post, even though it is a tad bit late. I still want to know what books you thought were amazing in 2013! Maybe we can get some book pushing, er, recommending done here. Happy reading everyone!

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