Drums please... Here are my favorite picks from the books I read this year. I'm sure not everyone will agree with me but hey, I'm the one putting it out there.
Possibly my favorite genre. And the winner here is...
Winner: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Honorable Mention: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Don't read from this genre a lot so the winner (out of maybe 5 total books) is...
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
YA PARANORMAL (ghosts and such)
Winner: In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Honorable Mention: Sanctum by Sarah Fine
YA SCIENCE FICTION
Winner: The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd
Honorable Mention: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
NEW ADULT (more language and "questionable" scenes than YA)
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Winner: Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
Honorable Mention (and a tie): Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
and Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson
So that's it! Those are my 2013 fav's! Anyone want to recommend a book similar to those listed above (and just as good)? Because you'd be my new bestie if you did!