Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
This was just as dark and intriguing as Nevermore, with so many surprises and wonderful Poe influences along the way. It was perfect – cliffhanger and all. I can’t wait to read the sequel!
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
I was not expecting this book to be such a heavy read, and I also wasn’t expecting it to leave me as speechless as it did. Tell the Wolves I’m Home is emotionally charged and will break your heart with how powerful it is.
Arclight by Josin L. McQueinArclight is a spooky read filled with wonderfully crafted characters and exceptional world-building. In the sea of dystopian novels trying to establish themselves as the next Hunger Games, this is a refreshingly unique and imaginative read.
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Described as Game of Thrones for young adults, Falling Kingdoms is complete with political unrest, betrayal, treachery and magic. I can’t wait to read Rebel Spring when it’s finally published.
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
The Golem and the Jinni is unlike any other book I’ve read. It is quite long and took a little bit to get into, but a beautiful mix of folklore, mystery, historical fiction and romance quickly drew me in. (My review can be found here).
How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer
This book is so cute! Surprising plot twists and charming Disney princes made for an adorable, quirky, contemporary YA read that left me with a strong desire to become a Disney princess.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Assassin nuns acting as Death’s handmaidens, 16th century France, sweet romance that doesn’t take away from the plot, backstabbing, betrayal, and strong female characters… this book is perfect. It won me over partway through chapter one and held my attention right till the end. I can’t wait to read the sequel!
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. SmithA glimpse into the beginnings of a relationship, complete with a cute, well-read British boy and a trip to England. I loved how the story didn’t focus solely on the romantic relationship that was being built, but also focused on relationships with family.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
While it started off slowly, The Raven Boys was an incredibly complicated, imaginative, mysterious read. The characters are interesting and highly developed, with a few of them making it onto my list of book boyfriends. The last line is so intriguing and sets the stage for a promising sequel that I will certainly be reading.
What are some of your favourite 2013 reads?
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