Monday, January 6, 2014

BBCNYE14: Day 6 Best Books of 2013

credit to Parajunkee
Check out the masterpost here and the introduction by Parajunkee (hostess).

Day 6: Best Books of 2013

Again hey look subjective! I'm pulling only from books I read in 2013, not necessarily books that came out in 2013 (though many did) and basically only 5's and 4's.

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New HopeIts just so clever honestly.  Plus C3PO and R2D2 being basically the "choir" like in Greek tragedies (and proving they are the truest bromance ever) is hilarious.

The Lotus Palace (The Pingkang Li Mysteries, #1)Lin writes different kinds of romance to begin with--their historical novels set in China's far past (Tang Dynasty).  With The Lotus Palace she gives us a romance that is uniquely realistic in its depiction and also has a very good mystery woven throughout.

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Such a surprise hit for me!  While the second book, Split Second, is less intriguing for me this book knocked my socks off hardcore.  I loved how they followed Addie through both possible futures and showed--in large and small ways--how despite anything else she was not a different person.  What was important to her in one reality was just as important in the other.  To distressing degrees.

Afterglow (Wildefire, #3)This book is included for one simple reason - the ending is fantastic.  Leave it to Ash to come up with a terribly appropriate way to deal with Colt and find a way to make it stick.

Indexing Originally read it as a Kindle Serial and why I began that happy parade (I say this only slightly sarcastically).  Messed up Fairy Tales? Awesome.  Messed up Fairy Tales written by the lady who wrote the Newsflesh Trilogy? EVEN BETTER.

Make-BelieveAs a call back to the days when I read all the 40s/50s/60s "girl" romance books I enjoyed this one so much.  The MC is remarkably fun to read about and it made me wish I could find more by this author (at reasonable prices).

The Wicked Wallflower (Bad Boys & Wallflowers, #1)Rodale's books in general delight me, but the premise of this one (Accidentally announcing an engagement to the most eligible bachelor out there? Come on...) had me chuckling quite often. 

Fortune's Pawn (Paradox, #1)All the love for this book!  Its fun, its witty, its got a kick ass heroine who's basically "frak you" to anyone who tells her to be different, a mystery and romance--all while giving us creepy mofo's and creepier mysteries. 

Did any of these make your list?