Chime In Topic #8: 2013 In Review -The Top Books You Should Be Reading Right Now
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2013 is halfway over, can you guys believe it? It seems as though the year has flown by and luckily we were able to read some amazing books in the process! Check out our list of our Top Book from 2013; the books you should be reading RIGHT NOW!
The Crossing by Mandy Hager
[note color=”#d87e7e”]This book was awesome! Loved the writing and the characters, can’t wait for the sequel. (Review)[/note]
Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective by Christine Amsden
[note color=”#f4f1c2″]So much fun. Even though it is mainly a mystery first and a paranormal second I still enjoyed it immensely. Also can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out![/note]
3-The Class Heroes Series by Stephen Henning – A Class Apart and What Happened in Witches Woods
[note color=”#95b5cb”]I’ve really enjoyed this series so far. Both books drew me in and held my attention. (Always a good thing)
(Review: A Class Apart and What Happened In Witches Wood)[/note]
I’ve noticed that all the books I’ve chosen are all series….Not sure if this is because I read A LOT of series, or if there just seem to be more series books out there these days.
Redemption by Erica Hayes
[note color=”#e59652″]There aren’t words to describe Erica Hayes’ world in Redemption. Fallen angels, vampires, demons … lots of hot (inferno hot) sex blended with a strong storyline of … Redemption. Be sure to have a mister nearby and cool yourself off. (Review)[/note]
Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan
[note color=”#fcf7f8″]Callihan mixes historical, paranormal, bits of steampunk and steamy romance that melts you down. Her characters are real, some of realist I’ve read, and that’s one aspect of her writing that I can’t get enough of. (Review)[/note]
The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa
[note color=”#cdb6b8″]This is the second book in the Blood of Eden series, which brings us, post apocalyptic world ruled by vampires and humans become the cattle. It continues the struggle of Zeke, the bad ass vampire hunter who fell in love with a gulp vampire. In addition, we get to see the craziness that affects the vampires and the ruthless lengths they go to. (Review)[/note]
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
[note color=”#d9a5de”]Dark secrets and broken hearts. Love and friendship. Craziness and pain. This story has it all. This story hit close to home. I know all too well about the fear that surrounds bi-polar disorder. It is a battle, even when medicated for those that love you. This is the fear Ella faces, turning into her mother. (Review)[/note]
Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell
[note color=”#d4c8d6″]Love, love, loved Shadow on the Crown. It really takes a special kind of historical fiction for me to enjoy it and actually recommend it to other people. What I think this novel did was portray the 16 year old MC well and also give light to the time period while still making the characters believable, relateable, and amazing. (Review)[/note]
Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise Library Edition
[note color=”#de9c64″]Who doesn’t love Avatar? And for any die hard fan, The Promise compilation is an amazing story. We finally get to see what happens after the show ends and the long road to redemption that’s in store for our beloved characters. It’s a wonderful graphic novel and I highly recommend it!! (Review)[/note]
This Girl (Slammed #3) by Colleen Hoover
[note color=”#f37dc7″]OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG…..BEST BOOK EVA!!!! Please for the love of monkey bananas, GO READ THIS GIRL!!!! (Review)[/note]
Just One Day (Just One Day #1) by Gayle Forman
[note color=”#f4d2d3″]Ahhhh Gayle Forman put my heart through the ringer in Just One Day. I cried, I laughed, I sobbed, I cursed, I smiled, my heart fluttered, my chest ached….well you guys get the picture. Just One Day is an amazing tale of romance, heartbreak and living your dreams! (Review)[/note]
Loki’s Wolves (The Blackwell Pages #1) by K.L. Armstrong, M.A. Marr
[note color=”#f6be74″]Loki’s Wolves was something unexpected. Middle grade reads can be a hit or miss with me, but there was just something about the crazy journey our main characters had to endure that kept me in DEEP LOVE with this book! (Review)[/note]
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That’s it so far for 2013. We’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts on their top reads so far from this year!!!