Despite reading only 61 books this year (so far), I happened to read some truly amazing books by equally amazing authors. This could be the reason why there are thirteen of them mentioned here instead of the usual ten. I have no regrets.
Despite not having read If I Stay and Where She Went, Gayle Forman wrote a book that has S-stamps all over it (that’s me, if you’re confused). Just One Day is a book that will stay with me forever because it is everything and nothing I want from my own life.
When I decided to read The Knife of Never Letting Go, I didn’t think much of it. But then- BAM. The book held me by the collar and didn’t let go until I was gasping for breath and praying for a moment of peace in Todd’s life. He gets it, oh how he- I can’t go on.
Divergent is a rollercoaster ride and the only one I’ve read from the trilogy. I love this book because of all heart-stopping action it contains. Veronica Roth did an out-of-the-world-job by writing it.
Richelle Mead equals feels. Too many to count. I had to stop reading after Shadow Kiss because the ending had me in pieces. Still I’ve vowed myself to finish the series before the year’s over even if it kills me.
I must confess that I’ve been dying to read Winter because of Snow White. But dude, Cinder is amazeballs. So good!
Creepy, sexy cliffhanger books are Michelle Hodkin’s forte. And that is all.
She knows how to write a genius, vicious villain and make you fall in love with him. Victor Vale is the best character I cam across this year which is saying something.
After reading Jessi Kirby’s Golden and In Honor, I can safely say that she writes beautiful books.
I’ll forever be grateful to Maggie Stiefvater for creating the Raven Boys. I’ve so much love for them and Blue. I need to stop writing before I start crying again.
Kasie West first wrote YA sci-fi, then she wrote YA contemporary and excelled at both. She’s my hero.
I only read All Our Yesterdays because I was feeling so out of the loop with Em and Finn. Then I got it all including the time travel, the soul-crushing glory deaths I died because of them and just- wow. Cristin Terrill, you be so awesome!
Mindy McGinnis is a very cool person because she wrote an environmental sci-fi book and kicked ass. Or Lynn did. Not a Drop to Drink is a book that is oh-God-this-could-totally-happen which is nerve-racking and thought-provoking at the same time.
First off, she wrote Parallel which is a book about fate and paths and the multiverse theory. Second, she wrote all of that in the first hundred days of her baby’s life. If that’s not enough to make you speechless, Lauren Miller books focus on themes first. I must have them all.
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Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity says
Marissa Meyer made my list, too 😀 I can't believe I waited so long to read Cinder. I t was so good. As was Scarlet. I seriously cannot wait to read Cress. I love me some Rapunzel.
And I read Terill, and Foreman for the first time this year, as well. While I really liked their books, they didn't make the cut this week. Boo. I guess there are too many amazing authors that i read for the first time this year!
I hope next year will be as full of amazing authors. But probably not, because I don't see myself reading as much next year. Damn you, Honours 🙁
Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity says
ALL THE TYPOS. GAH. Sorry, Sana >.<
I really should learn to read the comments BEFORE I publish them, not after. -.-
Ula (Blog of Erised) says
I still have to read Forman and Shwab but I am excited to get to them both. Terrill almost made my list, she'd be among top 12 or 13 for sure 🙂
Allie @ Little Birdie Books says
Reading Divergent now (well, listening to the audiobook.) It's great! Veronica Roth has written such an amazing story
lillian harp says
Richelle Mead and Maggie Stiefvater are just amazing! I'll be reading Cindet next week so we'll see then. But Im pretty sure I'll love it! 😀
I have the rest of the books to read. Eek. Must get on it! :3
Great post Sana! I'm adding all onto my TBR!
Nikki R says
Omg, you discovered SO many great authors this year! I adore Marissa Meyer and Maggie Stiefvater, and Victoria Schwab's VICIOUS is my absolute favorite book this year. *_*
Marissa, Maggie, and Kasie all made my list as well, and I'm reading Mindy currently. I discovered Veronica Roth a couple of years ago when Divergent first came out, but she's a great choice for this list as well!
I am so happy that Mead, Schwab and Stiefvater are on your list. You have no idea how much.
Oh the ones that I've read this year (Jessi Kirby, Veronica Roth, and Marissa Meyer) would have made my list too. And um YESSSS PATRICK NESS! So glad to see him on your list. <3<3
Hopefully I'll get to read some books from these other authors soon, because a lot of them I've heard good things about! Here's hoping that next year will bring many more great authors to you!