Thursday, December 19, 2013

2013 End of the Year Book Survey!

This feature is hosted by the amazing The Perpetual Page Turner. PS. This post is VERY long!

1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre).
  • Adult Ficton - This Man, by: Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • Dystopian - The Program, by: Suzanne Young
  • Horror - Anna Dressed in Blood, by: Kendare Blake
  • Realistic Fiction - 4 to 16 characters, by: Kelly Hourihan
  • New Adult - Beautiful Disaster, by: Jamie McGuire
  • Fantasy - Sentinel, by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Thirller - Full Exposure, by: Tracy Wolf
  • Middle Grade & Children's - House of Hades, by: Rick Riordan
  • YA Overall - Fangirl, by: Rainbow Rowell
  • Humor - Wallbanger, by: Alice Clayton
  • Science Fiction - Extras, by: Scott Westerfeld
  • Contemporary - Roomies, by: Tara Altebrando & Sara Zarr
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Don't hate me, but its Allegiant, by Veronica Roth. I just didn't love it.

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

I need to think about this... maybe I could say Sia, by Josh Grayson. I though it was going to be like a typical novel when the bitchy girl wants be good and all, but it didn't. It was more deep than that.

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

Mostly, people don't ask me for recs, but when they do... I tend to ask first what they like and depends their answer I reply their quesion. I recommend the Grey Wolves series, by Quinn Loftis, a couple of times.

5. Best series you discovered in 2013?

So, so hard... I would say New Soul series, by Jodi Meadows. I love all of it and I can't wait to have in my hands the third and last book.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?

Obviously, Rainbow Rowell. She just rocked my world with Fangirl, but before that I read Eleanor & Park and Attachments too. Next year will be release Landline and I can't wait for it.

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

Its not a science to know that I have never read an Horror book, but when I began Anna Dressed in Blood, I just couldn't stop myself to finish it and read the second book. It was not my comfort zone, because I don't like things that make me be scared.

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?

Hell! The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken, and then the second book, Never Fade. I just couldn't put them down. I finished them and wished to have an ARC for the next book.

9. Book you read in 2013 that you are most likely to re-read next year?

Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare. I want to read the full trilogy again next year or maybe even before the year end. I always hope!

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

Imaginary Girls, by Nova Ren Suma. The cover is just beautiful, that's why I bought the book. At the end, the book was not that wow, but the cover still beautiful and one of my faves.

11. Most memorable character in 2013?

Cath. From Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. She is not a super badass heroine or anything, but I love how she overcome everything. And somehow she was the inspiration of why I change from concentration in university. She make me saw things in me that I even know I had  in me. Thanks, Cath!

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?

The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern. That book breathes magic!

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

I would say Fangirl, but I prefer not to repeat unless necessary, so I choose this time Thirteen Reasons Why, by JayAsher. Somehow I knew how Hannah felt.

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

Two books actually: Requiem, by Lauren Oliver & Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare. Both of them were released in March and they were the end of the trilogy, so I was crosing my fingers that the mailman brought my books on time to read them.

15. Favorite quote from a book you read in 2013?

"I love you yesterday. I love you today. And if you'll let me I will love you tomorrow."
- Sia, Josh Grayson

16. Shortest & Longest books you read in 2013?

Shortest: A Beautiful Wedding, by Jamie McGuire [160 pages]*
Longest: Monsters of Men, by Patrick Ness [603 pages]

*I didn't count the short books, neither novellas*

17. Book that had a scene in it that had you reeling and dying to talk to somebody about it?

Oooh... the last scene of Layers Deep, by Lacey Skills. It was just... what the fuck?

18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).

Romantic - Eleanor & Park relationship was the best one, from the book of the same name by Rainbow Rowell. It was so sweet and young. *le cries*
Friendship - From the series Grey Wolves, by Quinn Loftis, I choose the wonderful trio of Jacque, Jen and Sally. Those three would rather die than separete from themselves. Plus, they get in so many problems that sometimes have the three of them in the same room can be a risk, but worth it.
Mother & Daughter - The main charcter of the Akasha series (by Terra Harmony), Kaitlyn, show us in the last book, Earth, how far a mother can go to save the world for her daughter. Even stay away from her.
Boy & Dog - The perfect example would be Manchee and Todd, from The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. Those two are basically inseparable, until well...

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

Well, I could mention some. First, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove, by Lauren Kate, I read it after I read her series Fallen, but I didn't like it that much. Second, the awesome author Lauren Oliver. I read first her book Before I Fall, then I continue with the Delirium series this year and no much long ago I read an ARC of Panic. And last, but nor least, John Green. Last year, I read two books and this year I read all the others.

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

I'm sad to say that I have not read such a book. I don't get recommendations to often, mostly I surf GoodReads and make my TBR list based in other people favorites lists.

21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?

Its very tied between Dystopian YA, Fantasy YA and Contemporary YA.

22. Newest Fictional Crush From a Book You Read in 2013?

Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster, by Jamie McGuirre.

23. Best 2013 Debut You Read?

I don't know if Rainbow Rowell books fits here, but they are definitely my favorites and she is not that old, as in publishing books. Attachments, Eleanor & Park and Fangirl are such perfect books.

24. Most Vivid World/Imagery in a Book You Read in 2013?

Rick Riordan books always transport me to those places, so I choose House of Hades.

25. Book That Was the Most Fun to Read in 2013?

Do you mean the book Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton? That book was pure humor and fun.

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

I think that the answer is simply this book... Allegiant, by Veronica Roth.

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

Somebody Up There Hates You, by Hollis Seamon.

1. One Book You Didn't Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?

None. I always try to get into the book and if I don't, I never going to pick them up again.

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

The last book of Shatter Me series, Ignite Me, by Tahereh Mafi.

3. 2014 debut you are most anticipating?

Landline, by Rainbow Rowell.

4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), by Cassandra Clare.

5. One Thing You Hope to Acomplish or do in Your Reading in 2014?

Read 200, and hoped for 300 books. Pretty crazy, right?


  1. Happy new year to YOU!! Thanks for posting your answers to the 2013 End of the Yea Book Survey! I just recently purchased The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. I'll have to move that up my reading list. :-)

    I've really had fun reading the answers to other bloggers 2013 End of the Yea Book Survey. Checkout my answers at:

  2. A lot of amazing books in your answers! I am currently reading The Program and I absolutely LOVE it! I am so happy I have the arc for The Treatment, I don't think I could wait for it. I've definitely found a new favourite series.

    I still haven't read any Rainbow Rowell, this has to change soon! I have heard only amazing things about this series. Allegiant was my most disappointing read of the year too, was just a huge let down!

    Great answers :) My End of Year Survey.


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