Tuesday, 31 December 2013

End of Year Book Survey, 2013

I'm back! How was everyone's holidays?  It's been a crazy week, things didn't turn out exactly like I planned or wanted, but when does it ever? So, it was okay, and I've actually missed blogging, and it was only a week. The years almost over, and I'm up for the challenges that 2014 bring. Since it's the last day until then, I thought I'd do the End of Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie over at Perpetual Page Turner.

best books 2013 end of year survey

 1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist)

 Of course I have to cheat, what kind of question is that? Too many books this year, waaaay too many.
Contemporary YA –I've broadened my horizons this year, and read a few, but I can't just pick one, so I'm going to pick two. I'm not cheating that much. So, shh.
Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic – Going on a first in a series, and not a sequel, The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey        
Historical Fiction – Maid of Secrets by
Paranormal — Hands down The Eternity Cure by
Science Fiction — Uninvited  by  (Though I will be reading These Broken Stars soon, so that might change.)
            Fantasy- Splintered, and Unhinged by           

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

There's two for me that I was really looking forward to reading because they sounded like it had everything I love in a book...
Unbreakable by    (Hello, Supernatural)
This Wicked Game by  (Voodoo & New Orleans)
They fell flat.

 3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013? 


4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?


 5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

I can't just stick to one here, it's impossible.

7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?

I purposely stay away from books out of my comfort zone, but as I said above, Contemporary was a new one for me this year, I mean it's not like I hadn't read any before, but only a handful, but I've read more this year.

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Top 5, because I can't pick one, I've tried.
In order of (even if I knew it would rip my heart out and stamp on it.)
Unhinged  by      
The Eternity Cure by (That ending was just plain mean)

 9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

All of #8. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?

This is just mean. I absolutely adore  Splintered, and Unhinged cover's, but I'm going to have to go with...


11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Can I cry now? I'm not even going to apologize for cheating this time. 
Ignifex in Cruel Beauty 
Yes, I know, but I ship these books hard, okay?

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

Okay, okay, uhm I'm going to go with feelings on this one.


13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013? 

If it can make me cry, it's a winner. Life was not the same after reading it.


14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read? 

Yay, finally, an easy one.
Gallagher Girls series by          


 15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013? 


16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Longest- White Space (Dark Passages, #1 by 560 pages (seemed a lot longer, and this was an accomplishment since I wanted to stab the damn thing.) 
Shortest-Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; in search for The Great Perhaps by   120 pages.

 17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It?

Unhinged: Chapter 23, Sting. Page 349 in arc (345 in hardback)
You know, just a little squee! moment before that.


18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013?

Nyx and Ignifex in Cruel Beauty . I can't even. It's just...kind of reminds me of Rose and Dimitri in VA, the whole intense/sarcastic/attraction/just clicks type.
And of course,
Allison  and Zeke  from 's (Blood of Eden) series. 

19. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

I loved the Anna series, and I love mythology, and the interactions between the characters were just perfect, and that ending killed me.

20. Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else


21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?


22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?  

Instead of the usual suspects I'll go with...
Sebastian in the Gods & Monsters series.

23. Best 2013 debut you read?

Since, I'm using one for the next question I'm going with...

24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?

 Splintered by        

25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?


26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?

No surprise here.

Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?




1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in


2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut)?

Okay, way too many but I'm going for...

3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

I have only one answer for this (shocker), I'm sure if I looked through my list there would be more, but the one that's flashing in my head right now is...

 4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?


5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?

1. Try reading some books I wouldn't usually pick for myself.
2. Re-read the Vampire Academy series before the movie. (Yeah, like that's going to happen, so at least the first.)
 3. Read and review 150 books. (We'll see).