First and foremost: TAKEN is the kindle deal of the day!
For today only, you can download it to your kindle for a mere $1.99! (That’s less than a penny a page!) Go grab a copy for yourself, for a friend, for someone who still needs a holiday gift. I have no idea if Taken will see prices this low again.
So somehow the year is winding down. I honestly don’t know how that happened. I’m knee deep in a final revision for TAKEN3 (How am I already wrapping up a trilogy?), drowning in holiday shopping and wrapping paper, and trying to get my option book ready for my editor. With the exception of monthly reading recaps, my blog’s been pretty silent the last few months.
In an attempt to make up for that, I want to take a few moments to celebrate some of my favorite YA reads of the year. If you’re looking for a last minute gift ideas, consider these my official book-shopping suggestions. (You can click through any book to see my full-length review.)
Favorite 2013 sci fi/dystopian
Champion, Marie Lu
Through the Ever Night, Veronica Rossi
Never Fade, Alexandra Bracken
Favorite 2013 fantasy
Crown of Midnight, Sarah J Maas
The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater
Siege and Storm, Leigh Bardugo
Favorite 2013 contemporary
September Girls, Bennett Madison
Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, Evan Roskos
Golden, Jessi Kirby
The Distance Between Us, Kasie West
Nobody But Us, Kristin Halbrook
Favorite 2013 historical (w/paranormal twists)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely, Susan Dennard
The Madman’s Daughter, Megan Shepherd
The Beautiful and the Cursed, Page Morgan
Favorite 2013 horror
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, April Tucholke
Another Little Piece, Kate Karyus Quinn
Favorite read in 2013 but pub’d earlier
The Queen of Attolia, Megan Whalen Turner
The Spectacular Now, Tim Tharp
Scarlet, A.C. Gaughen
and not that this will help with holiday gift shopping, but…
Most anticipated in (early) 2014
Raging Star, Moira Young
Into the Still Blue, Veronica Rossi
Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Laini Taylor
We Were Liars, E Lockhart
The Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkoski
What about you?
What were your favorite reads this year? What are you most looking forward to in 2014?