There were so many awesome books that I read in 2013 that of course I have to spotlight them! These are my Top Spot picks for what I read in 2013. I can’t promise all of them were actually published in 2013 but I do believe most of them were! I have to be COMPLETELY honest in that I’m a lazy bugger tonight and that there would be way more on this list and in this post if I weren’t too lazy to add them to the list and graphic. So uhhh yeah…you can just look at my 5 star ratings instead. *evil lazy laughter*
Love Minus Eighty by Will McIntosh| Review | Goodreads | Author Guest Post – I have to tell you this was my favorite book of the year! Frozen Bridesicle dating farms, and how technology effects the way we interact. I guess you could consider this a Sci-Fi romantic drama but it really is not heavy on romance. Trust me just read it. I’ve gotten like 10 people to read this book this year and they have all seriously enjoyed it!
Omens by Kelley Armstrong | Review | Goodreads | Author Interview – Mystery Thriller series opener with an urban fantasy twist (light on the fantasy) – I really love the direction this new series is taking!
Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip | Review | Goodreads – A short story collection by this author that is all over the board. From fantasy to sci fi, to historical this covers a little bit of everything in fiction and was an amazing sampling of what she is capable of.
Ever After by Kim Harrison | Review | Goodreads – A great continuation of this awesome urban fantasy – we are getting close to the end game here folks. I was so pleased with this especially after my disappointment with A Perfect Blood.
Gideon Smith and the Mechanical Girl by David Barnett | Review | Goodreads | Author Guest Post – Steampunk, mystery, mischief and mayhem – oh yes and wild non stop adventure – this pretty much has it all! It’s alternate history and it was like reading an Indiana Jones movie. An extremely good time – I can’t recommend it enough.
YA or Middle Grade Books
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani | Review | Goodreads – I became so obsessed the month I read this book that I even made a playlist on spotify of 100 songs. I adored it. It didn’t even feel like middle grade to me and I can’t even begin to describe again just how much I loved this one. Read my review or hell skip that and just go read the book it’s on sale too!
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meaghan Spooner | Review | Goodreads – An amazing sci-fi romance and I don’t even usually like romance. But the setting, the characters, the slow build. It was just what I needed at that time. I can’t wait for the next two in the trilogy which are going to feature a different couple and planet each book!
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black | Review | Goodreads – The vampire plaque pretty much hit and now all vampires are rounded up into ‘coldtowns’ – course that’s just how the USA treats them. This is the interesting look at one girls journey into a coldtown after she has been infected.