BEST IN BOOKS 2013
Vicious by V. E. Schwab. A genius, vicious book. Who needs pretty heroes when there are villains with beautiful brains?
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I’d heard way too many good things about it that I was sure I’d love it but it fell flat for me. George is adorable and Tim is the best of My Life Next Door so I’m pretty excited about his book, The Boy Most Likely To, despite the fact that it’s set to release in 2015.
This one, of course.
Romitri, Pynch and Chaolena which basically means Vampire Academy, The Raven Cycle and Throne of Glass.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. My heart was yell-beating throughout the book.
BOOK YOU READ IN 2013 THAT YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO RE-READ NEXT YEAR:
Divergent by Veronica Roth because it is one hell of a what-did-just-happen book because nervous about Insurgent and Allegiant.
FAVORITE COVER OF A BOOK YOU READ IN 2013?
MOST MEMORABLE CHARACTER IN 2013?
Victor Vale, genius extraordinaire, master of revenge and incredibly devoted.
MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BOOK READ IN 2013?
Golden by Jessi Kirby. I can quote the whole book because the words are so pretty.
BOOK THAT HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOU IN 2013?
BOOK YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WAITED UNTIL 2013 TO FINALLY READ?
Probably Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead because Romitri’s the endgame and I would’ve loved to have discovered them earlier. Still, I ship ’em hard.
FAVORITE QUOTE FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2012?
|Gansey, The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater|
SHORTEST AND LONGEST BOOK YOU READ IN 2013?
584 pages of Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead and 13 pages of Free Four by Veronica Roth.
BOOK THAT HAD A SCENE IN IT THAT HAD YOU REELING AND DYING TO TALK TO SOMEBODY ABOUT IT?
The birthday scene in Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. Thankfully, I had Eve to talk about it with. Just so you all know, I died countless times reading it.
FAVORITE RELATIONSHIP FROM A BOOK YOU READ IN 2013.
Ronan and Chainsaw because just look at those two.
FAVORITE BOOK YOU READ IN 2012 FROM AN AUTHOR YOU READ PREVIOUSLY.
Uprising by Jessica Therrien. I enjoyed it more than I enjoyed Oppression because mythology.
BEST BOOK YOU READ THAT YOU READ BASED SOLELY ON A RECOMMENDATION FROM SOMEBODY ELSE:
GENRE YOU READ THE MOST FROM IN 2013?
NEWEST FICTIONAL CRUSH FROM A BOOK YOU’VE READ IN 2013?
Dimitri Belikov because of his beautiful, beautiful words and his deadly, deadly looks.
BEST 2013 DEBUT I’VE READ?
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis. Shit, this book’s so good.
MOST VIVID WORLD/IMAGERY IN A BOOK YOU’VE READ IN 2013?
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. So very realistic and so very vivid.
BOOK THAT WAS THE MOST FUN TO READ IN 2013?
BOOK THAT MADE YOU CRY/NEARLY CRY IN 2013?
I had a hard time dealing the ending of Shadow Kiss and then the ending of Crown of Midnight was all, no wait, please don’t leave me like this.
BOOK YOU READ IN 2013 THAT YOU THINK GOT OVERLOOKED THIS YEAR OR WHEN IT CAME OUT?
BOOK BLOGGING/READING LIFE IN 2013
NEW FAVORITE BOOK BLOG YOU DISCOVERED IN 2013?
Well, I discovered a ton and I’m not kidding. I have to mention Eve’s PaperGrey, Asti’s A Bookish Heart, Reem’s I Read and Tell and Hannah’s So Obsessed With.
FAVORITE REVIEW THAT YOU WROTE IN 2013?
Probably my review of Golden by Jessi Kirby because the book do more than just tell a story.
BEST DISCUSSION YOU HAD ON YOUR BLOG?
I posted a discussion about love triangles and how they can and do hurt and it turned out to be pretty popular.
MOST THOUGHT-PROVOKING REVIEW OR DISCUSSION YOU READ ON SOMEBODY ELSE’S BLOG?
A lot. The one I remember is Reem’s blogpost on The Different Types of Villains. It is snarky and fun.
BEST EVENT THAT YOU PARTICIPATED IN?
Sci-Fi Month hosted by Rinn in November. So much science fiction and I loved every bit of it.
BEST MOMENT OF BOOK BLOGGING IN 2013?
All my Twitter talks about books with bookish people. Best moments ever.
MOST POPULAR POST THIS YEAR ON YOUR BLOG?
I posted a top ten list of sci-fi covers redesigns that I want to see in print which io9 featured on their website which is why it got 2569 views. Um wow, self.
POST YOU WISHED GOT A LITTLE MORE LOVE?
My interview with Lauren Miller because it goes to show just how much work an author puts in their book. So proud of how Parallel came to be.
BEST BOOKISH DISCOVERY?
Vicious trading cards and how Victoria Schwab offered to send them to me because she’s awesome and because they depict the characters perfectly.
DID YOU COMPLETE ANY READING CHALLENGES OR GOALS THAT YOU HAD SET FOR YOURSELF AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR?
Can I just say no and get it over with? Okay then.
BOOK YOU DIDN’T GET TO IN 2013 BUT WILL BE YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IN 2014?
It’s actually The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo and this is the first series I plan to start in 2014.
2014 NON-DEBUT YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING?
The third books in Throne of Glass and The Raven Cycle series
2014 DEBUT YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING?
The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno because suspense and dissociative identity disorder.
SERIES ENDING YOU ARE MOST ANTICIPATING IN 2014?
ONE THING YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH OR DO IN YOUR READING/BLOGGING IN 2014.
Read 100 books (this will be my fourth year of hoping) and be more creative with any feature that I do on the blog.
Nina V says
Your love for The Raven Boys makes me want to reread the first one and read the second one (which I haven't done). I was being a creeper and saw your tweets with Eve about Crown of Midnight and I shouldn't find your pain funny but I did. It was all thoroughly entertaining. I was the same way when I got to the end.
You most definitely need to read The Grisha Series. It's the best! Especially the second one. There's a pirate ship, Sturmhond, and gah you just need to read it.
Alexa A says
I have to agree with the commenter above me, seeing this much love for the Raven Cycle, which, in my opinion, often gets overlooked despite it being absolutely BRILLIANT, is extremely heartwarming. Also, please get to the Grisha trilogy as soon as possible because it is so unbelievably good. <3
I know I just tweeted that, BUT WE HAVE THE SAME FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR!!! Vicious was brilliant <33
I'm reading These Broken Stars now. I'm expecting it to be amazing.
Oooh, Pynch and Chaolena <3 My ships. This makes me want to reread. And OF COURSE Maggie Stiefvater and Sarah J. Maas would be at the top. Their books are epic.
Victor Vale, genius extraordinaire, master of revenge and incredibly devoted. *insert a wildly beating heart* YES <3
Yeah, I can't believe you waited so long to read VA. Like, really.
Hehehe, the birthday scene and what happened after the dinner. Oh, Chaol and Celaena are killing me again.
RONAN AND CHAINSAW!
HAHAHAHAHA *BIGGEST HAIR FLIP EVER* I think you should tell me how brilliant I am at least twice a day. 🙂
The ending of Shadow Kiss. I was so young when I read it. I remember that the only thing that I could say after this was WHAT THE FUCK NO. A part of me still can't believe it happened, you know. hahaha
And you're reading Shadow and Bone already!! I really want you to like it. And I think you will because IT'S THE DARKLING AND HE'S FABULOUS.
Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity says
BEST BOOK OF 2013 IS VICIOUS. Now you should understand why I need some generous person who has money to buy this for me. My library doesn’t even have any Schwab book, Kai. Not one. *screams*
I bought These Broken Stars last week – yay! I probably won’t get around to it for a while, though. Darn ARCs and the such. Not really complaining, I love those things.
Oh, look another two mentions of Vicious. *curls in foetal position*
Okay, gimme The Raven Boys. I need to find out what all the fuss is about.
ANOTHER VICIOUS REFERENCE.
AND ANOTHER. And you’re crushing on yourself *giggles*
Uhm, excuse me, I think you forgot Chiara from Books for a Delicate Eternity in your ‘new favourite book blog you discovered in 2013’. I kid, I kid. But I’m on your blogroll, which makes me uber happy. YOU DO LOVE ME, KAI.
OH, HEY, VICIOUS. GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
You haven’t read Shadow and Bone? How is this possible, Kai? HOW?
Yay for reading 100 books – tis my goal, as well 😀