Top 10 of 2013 is hosted by a group of fabulous bloggers and you can find more information here
Both Arianne and I are posting our lists, so bear with us it it gets a little bit long ;) When it comes to books, the more, the merrier.
Talk about throwing us in at the deep end! I’ve had the privilege of reading so many great books in 2013 – both newly published and ones I should really have read last year – it was almost impossible to select a definitive list. I have to say even I was surprised by some of my choices, but the one thing that unites all of these books is the fact they were great stories from great writers. They are the kind of incredible stories that need little introduction.
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak - Why did it took me so long to read this book? Please don't make the same mistake and read it now!
2. The Raven Boys and The DreamThieves by Maggie Stiefvater - I couldn't separate these two books (and I would have added Maggie's The Scorpio Races if I could); magic, dreams, doomed love, first kisses (or not)
3. Wait for You and Trust in Me by J. Lynn - This is the same story, one told from Avery and Cam's point of view, so it counts as one, right? A great love story.
4. Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi - the perfect ending for a perfect series, dystopian at its best.
6. The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson - the ending to one of my favorite series ever! Hector and Elisa rock!
7. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers - female assassins, war, death handmaidens, love, hate, fear.
8. Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins - *screams* "I love you Kai"... seriously sexy and sweet.
10. Days of Bloodand Starlight by Laini Taylor - this is an incredible story, with amazing characterization, full of magic, puppets, monsters, angels, and blood.
1. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider – one part frank, two parts funny, all parts wonderful.
2. MyLife Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick – sweet, sunny, and so utterly full of love.
3. TheBone Season by Samantha Shannon – original, complex and totally worth the hype!
4. Pushingthe Limits by Katie McGarry – a knock out romance worth waiting for.
5. Outof the Easy by Ruta Sepetys – bold, brave, brilliant.
6. TheLook by Sophia Bennett – I have no words which will do this book justice. So full of sisters and surprises!
7. Prodigyby Marie Lu – I am in awe.
8. CodeName Verity by Elizabeth Wein – I cried. So will you.
9. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith – the literary equivalent of marshmallow.
10. MysticCity by Theo Lawrence – last but not least, the unexpected favourite!
So that’s it – a year of brilliant books (and apparently, crazy-long titles) whittled down to just twelve. Did any of your favourites make the list? Let us know in the comments!