P.E.'s Best Books Of 2013




These won't be necessarily books published in 2013, but books I read throughout the year.

It was a good year for me. I didn't read as many books as in previous years, but I feel very happy with what I read. I read a lot of different styles, and some of my favourite series ended. Anyway, here are my top 5 books of the year. I've actually ranked them too, which kills me a little. I love them all. I'm ranking them from best to least best. 

1. Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta



Easy pick. No, really, and that's all you need to know about Quintana of Charyn, this fabulous book that has a permanent spot in my heart. It's a masterpiece, and the perfect ending in every way to The Lumatere Chronicles. I can't recommend this series enough. 

2. The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan


Another masterpiece. This is my faourite Riordan book ever, and the cliffhanger was particularly cruel. I enjoyed every single second of this book.

3. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater


Somehow, Maggie Stiefvater wrote her best book yet and The Dream Thieves was a pleasure to read in every way, but particularly due to fantastic writing, and outstanding character development. 

4. Crash and Burn by Michael Hassan


An incredibly strong story with great tone in writing, and somehow this story stuck with me. It got me to write one of my better reviews, and I completely got what the author was saying. I cried, I laughed, but most importantly, I reflected on life. 

5. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black


It was a hard decision, but I went with Black's book because every part of it felt so complete. I loved the flashbacks, and the vampire world was incredibly engaging. I loved this new twist on vampires and I enjoyed this book immensely. 

Some Thoughts

I know, a lot of these books are within series. That's because I generally always have a complaint at the beginning of a series, but by the end I seem to fall in love with everything and the author distinguishes their series enough for me. I'm very happy with these books, and I think 2013 was a great year. 

-P.E.



12 comments:

  1. The only one that I've read on your list is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and I really enjoyed it :)

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    1. Yay :) You probably should check out the rest too :p

      -P.E.

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  2. Could not agree with you more about Quintana and The Dream Thieves! Both books were superb and absolute favorites of mine from this year, too.

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    1. You have a pretty great taste in books :p

      -P.E.

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  3. DREAM THIEVES was on our list too! http://www.weheartya.com/2013/12/our-favorite-reads-of-2013.html

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  4. I read Quintana a few days ago, and dayum that was an amazing conclusion to the Lumatere Chronicles! AHH! Mark of Athena <3 Have you read HoH? Probably my favourite of the HoO series so far- SO MANY EPIC TWISTS.

    I see The Dream Thieves on a lot of "best books of 2013" lists. I really ought to read it at some point...

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    1. I haven't read House of Hades yet... I can't wait to read it! Mark of Athena was so good, and if you say HoO was better... :O

      You should definitely read The Dream Thieves, it was way better than The Raven Boys if you're worried.

      -P.E.

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  5. I also put Dream Thieves and Coldest Girl on my list! I loved the Lumatere Chronicles but Finnikin is my favorite book of the three.
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I think I liked Quintana the most just because it combined all the storylines so well together.

      -P.E.

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  6. I haven't read any of the Lumatere Chronicles books, but I do have them in the TBR list, hopefully I'll get to them this next year!
    I have to agree 100% with Dream Thieves, it is one of my fave books no questions asked!

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    1. Get to them! Haha they're really good. And yay, Dream Thieves love :)

      -P.E.

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