I hope y'all have an absolutely wonderful holiday filled with love, family, and, of course, presents! I know the holidays can be hectic but just remember that even when family is crazy (and believe me when I say I know how this is), it's still a blessing to get to spend time with them. And, as always, please remember our soldiers overseas who are unable to spend time with their family while fighting for your right to spend time with yours.
Now, onto my Top Twleve List.
Even though 2013 has been a bust for me blogging wise, I did read some amazing books this year. So, without further ado, here are my top 12 of 2013 (in no particular order):
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
by Cassandra Clare
Ok, now that that is out of my system, LSKDFJOWIJFOSDLKSF. Whoops, had a bit more in me :P
This book was amazing. Throughout this book my emotions were all over the place. Honestly, I didn't even want to read this book because I didn't want this series to end! This series was a pleasant surprise considering I didn't fall in love with her original series. But THIS series was phenomenal! Even months later I still haven't gotten my emotions together enough to write a review. In short: LOVEEEEE!
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1)
by Morgan Rhodes (aka Michelle Rowan)
Fantasy = YESSSSSSS.
I loved the diversity of the characters, the world, everything! Blood? Yes. Destruction? You bet. Rebellion? Absolutely.
Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3)
by Kiersten White
Another fantastic end to a fantastic series. I hated to see this series full of magic, wit, and action come to an end, but what a wonderful end it was!
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2)
by Julie Kagawa
Just read my review and you'll understand.
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2)
by Marissa Meyer
First: A feisty and fiery heroine.
Second: Wolf - a hot street fighter.
Third, and most importantly: Captain Thorne. DIBS!
While most sequels tend to fall short, this sequel did no such thing! Although this book is a sequel, it has it's own plot and set of characters that tie in with it's predecessor without being the same book. Meyers, I commend you.
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2)
by Robin LaFevers
Again, this is another book that had my emotions running so high that I've yet to write a review! While I absolutely adored Grave Mercy, that book was more politically based while this one was more of a personal story (and a sad one at that). While I prefer Grave Mercy for it's plot line, I couldn't help but feel lots of feels for Sybella and her hardships.
Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1)
by Susan Dennard
I thought I'd enjoy this book, but I didn't realize just how much! This book blew apart my expectations!
First off, zombies. Add in a daring, caring, and risk-taking young woman, a dashing if not grumpy inventor, and action, you've got yourself a wonderful book.
Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2)
by Leigh Bardugo
Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed with this book. But, wanna know who saved the day? Sturmhond.
Oh, you witty, charismatic, sarcasitic son-of-a-gun you. YOU made this book worth reading. Your wit and swagger made me swoon for you. See you in book 3.
Sweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)
by Tara Lynn Childs
Another book I was pleasantly surprised. Triplets who just happen to be the daughters of Medusa? Sounds fun. This book was chock full of fun with each daughter being unique and lovable in their own ways. Hoping to read book 2 soon!
Defiance (Defiance #1)
Rachel doesn't like the restrictions set upon her by the Commander all because she's a girl. Nope. She'd much rather track, hunt and get all fancy with the knives. My kinda gal. Add in Logan, a man who actually respects Rachel and is quiet, intelligent, loyal and kicks-butt and you've got yourself a fantastic set of protagonists. This book was a surprising roller coaster of emotions. And the Cursed One? I have a weird mix of confusion and intrigue when it comes to this creature and can't wait to read the second book!
The Mark of Athena (The Heroes of Olympus #3)
by Rick Riordan
Oh, Riordan. You never fail to bring the wit and action. This book, like all of its predecessors, is fantastic. Even though I still have the last couple chapters left, I've already added it to this list because it's that good. And that part that just happened? WHAT?!?!
Okay, so I did save the best for last....
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)
by Sarah J. Maas
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO WRITE! THIS SEQUEL EVEN BLEW IT'S PREDECESSOR OUT OF THE WATER! THE EMOTIONS! THE TURMOIL! THE ACTION! THE INTRIGUE!
All the best and Merry Christmas ♥