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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!





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Me On the Floor, Bleeding by Jenny Jagerfeld” 
Me On the Floor Bleeding
[note color=”#f3afd1″]Author Jenny Jagerfeld took writing to all new level with her newly released novel, “Me On the Floor, Bleeding” as she tells the story of a teenage Swedish girl who is so absolutely normal “teen” you might swear she wrote the book about you. No Jersey Shore drama here! (Review)[/note]
The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory
The Chieftain
[note color=”#f3dcaf”]Author Margaret Mallory definitely knows how to combine two of my favorite things, no not chocolate and books, men and history! In her book “The Chieftain” Conner MacDonald is everything a woman can only dream about. Conner is in need of a strong independent woman to stand by his side and lead the Clan all while keeping his slimy Uncle Hugh at bay who also wants to lead. (Review)[/note]
The Art of Assassin’s Creed III by Titan Books
the art of AC III book cover
[note color=”#e6eeef”]Titan Books is probably my new found favorite publisher. Having reviewed quite a few of their books this year, they simply take the cake! The Art of Assassin’s Creed III is a large hard bound coffee table piece of art to be reckoned with. From the eye popping cover displaying in game artwork to the every page within,readers get a behind the scenes peek detailing that more is invested into a game than one might assume. You won’t want to miss this book! (Review)[/note]









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The CrossingThe 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
Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective
[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
What Happened in Witches Wood
[note color=”#95b5cb”]I’ve really enjoyed this series so far. Both books drew me in and held my attention. (Always a good thing)
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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.









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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
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[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]















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Shadow on the Crown by Patricia Bracewell

Shadow on the Crown
[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

Avatar The Last Airbender The Promise Cover
[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

This Girl Book Cover
[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

Just One Day
[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

Loki's Wolves
[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!!!