Monday, January 6, 2014

BEST OF 2013

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.

YA FANTASY
Possibly my favorite genre.  And the winner here is... 
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)  Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2) 
Winner:  Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Honorable Mention:  Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

YA CONTEMPORARY
Don't read from this genre a lot so the winner (out of maybe 5 total books) is...
The Distance Between Us  
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

YA PARANORMAL (ghosts and such)
In the Shadow of Blackbirds  Sanctum (Guards of the Shadowlands, #1) 
Winner:  In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
Honorable Mention:  Sanctum by Sarah Fine

YA SCIENCE FICTION
The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)  Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) 
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 (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1) 
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

ADULT FANTASY/ROMANCE
Warprize  (Chronicles of the Warlands, #1)  Daughter of the Forest  (Sevenwaters, #1)   Blackmoore
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!

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