Hey Book Nerds! :D How are you all doing today? I hope you've all had a great weekend - mine was good. It was my Brother's 24th Birthday yesterday, so on Sunday evening we had a family get-together with cake and drinks. :) I don't get to see a lot my family that often, so it's great when I get the chance. Anyway, moving on - as you can tell, I'm starting a new meme this week! I've been interested in doing Top Ten Tuesday for a little while now, but just haven't managed to get round to doing my own post - so I'm really pleased to have finally done one! If I don't feel like doing one of these every Tuesday (or I don't like the weeks post) then I'll probably post a Teaser Tuesday - but until then - I'm looking forward to participating in this new meme. ^.^ Now, onto the meme!
Top Ten Books I've Read So Far In 2013
1. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa.
At first I was a little hesitant at picking this book up, but I was soon drawn into the amazing storyline and world Julie created. It was such an amazing book and the writing is absolutely wonderful - I couldn't put it down! It’s quickly become one of my favourite books and I can't praise it highly enough. It's one of those novels I wish I could rate higher than 5 stars.
2. Die For Me by Amy Plum.
I absolutely adored this book! The entire thing blew my mind and I loved every minute I spend reading it. It was an extremely hard book to put down and had such a unique and interesting plot. The characters were lovely and the writing beautiful - it's a definite must read for anyone who loves books with paranormal aspects. (Plus, it's set in Paris!) I can't wait to devour the second novel in this trilogy.
3. Pretty Girl Thirteen by Liz Coley.
I raved about this book so much to my mum, that she went online and bought herself a kindle copy - she loved it too! Pretty Girl Thirteen has to be one of my favourite books I've read so far - not just this year. It was such an incredible book, and beautifully written - I loved reading every minute of it. The whole storyline was just fantastic and I've never read anything like it before. I'd recommend this book to anyone, even if you're an adult, I'm sure you're going to love it!
4. Hollow Pike by James Dawson.
I've not read a whole lot of books about Witches, and I wasn't entirely sure how I felt about the whole sub-genre. However, after reading Hollow Pike, I was completely swayed! Although the book doesn't focus on the whole aspect of witch craft, it's mentioned and woven into the story along with a lot of mystery. I loved this book so much; James Dawson's writing is flawless and captures the audience within the first few pages. I was such an incredible book and I'd recommend it to anyone!
5. Partials by Dan Wells.
Wow. That's all the words I can muster for this book - I loved this book so much, that I can barely find the words to type this short paragraph, let alone a review. This book was really phenomenal! I've never read anything like it before, and it was just an incredible, post-apocalyptic novel with paranormal aspects of sorts woven in. The writing is incredible and the characters such a joy to read about. Why can't I rate it more than 5/5 stars?!
6. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting.
As many of you all know, I'm a huge sucker for murder mystery novels and this book was right up my street! Not only was there murder, but the main character has a special ability to find dead bodies - isn't that so awesome and unique? This novel was really fantastic and I devoured it in one of two sittings. I don't care if you don't like mystery novels - go read this one - you won't be disappointed, I swear!
7. Vesper by Jeff Sampson.
This was a pretty quick read for me; I read it in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down! I'd heard mixed reviews on this novel, but was excited to start it - and oh my gosh - it was incredible. The story is being told by the main character to another character. At the end of each chapter, the pair discusses what has been said in the chapter. It sounds confusing, but it was really easy to read - and I definitely wasn't expecting a lot of the things that happened. It was just an incredible book that keeps you on edge and I loved reading it!
8. Clarity by Kim Harrington.
Our main protagonist in this novel, Clarity, sees things when she touches objects - things like secrets and lies. Then a murder happens and Clary is asked to help with the investigation because of her gift. Throw in a hot new guy and an ex-boyfriend trying to win her back and you've got yourself the perfect novel in my opinion! I really enjoyed this book, it was so interesting and had a slightly different take on the whole psychic abilities. It was a fantastic book and the writing was absolutely wonderful. Bring on the sequel!
9. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
I'd been pining for this book for months and was finally granted access to it via NetGalley earlier this year, prior to the release date. The Nightmare Affair was extra-ordinary! I've read a lot of books with paranormal aspects, but nothing like this. The main character is a Nightmare. Literally. She can enter and control people’s dreams and ends up having to solve a murder. This incredible book combines two of my favourite genres to read about; paranormal and murder mystery! I loved this book so much and can't recommend it enough!
10. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.
I'd heard so many amazing things about this book/series in general that I knew I had to purchase myself a copy. Before I could, however, my mum brought me a copy for Christmas as a suprise. Her friend had read it and suggested it to my mum. I fell in love with this book and the entire world Cassandra Clare created when I read it. Her writing is flawless and incredibly detailed and interesting.
What are your Top Ten Books You've Read In 2013? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! ^.^ Happy reading! (: