Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite YA's We've Read This Year
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1. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I thought this book was alright. I liked her other series better. But if you are looking for a new twist on vampires this should do it.
Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen. This book had some really good moments, and some that were, eh. But I am always a sucker for fairy tales. Pick it up and indulge. Why not? Trolls, hidden cities, Princes, a lonely girl. Fairy tale fodder for sure. It's beauty and the beast, but with trolls.
The Headhunters Race by Kimberly Afe. This book. Well, it has promise, so I will continue the series. It's a little like the Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. I wouldn't really compare it though. I thought it had promise and I liked the boy character McCoy.
Jeni's Picks: Emily picked a hard subject. I haven't read to many YA's this year. I've read plenty middle grade for book clubs and I've been re-reading some of my favorite books from the past years. So some of my choices are re-reads.
1. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I saw this book on so many blogs I was a little afraid to read it. I've read some books recently that I hated but other bloggers loved. This book however surprised me. I loved it. I just wished the second book was out already.
2. The Winner's Curse by Maire Rutkoski. This was another book I read great reviews on. It was a bit slow in parts but I did enjoy the story. The second book is out but I think I'll wait until the third book comes out before I read it.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: This was a re-read for me. I haven't read it since March 2011 and I can't believe it. I loved this book the first time around and adored it the second time. I don't think I'll wait 4 years to read it again.
4. Cinder by Marissa Meyer: Another re-read. I had this book on my shelf forever and finally read it and then didn't continue the series. I decided to read it again this year since the finale is coming out in the fall. I have to say the second book Scarlet is my favorite so far.
5. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley: I read The Hero and the Crown years ago but not The Blue Sword. This is an older book, originally released in 1982. I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you like Tamora Pierce you would most likely enjoy this book.