Karla and Kasey’s Top 5 picks for 2013.

Hello Everyone!

Karla and I have decided to pick our Top 5 books for 2013.

Enjoy!

Kasey’s Top 5 Picks of 2013: 

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Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead: I know this book didn’t come out in 2013, but this was the year I read it. It was definitely one of my top picks of this year. This entire series just blew me away, and I ended up buying the entire series it was so good.

 

 

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Written in Red by Anne Bishop:  This was one of my  most anticipated books this year, and it did not let me down. Unlike some other books this one had everything I expected from this author. I even ended up re-reading it in December.

 

 

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Shatter Me and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi: I’m doing both of these books together because they just sucked me in that much! It was so above and beyond what I was expecting from this unknown author that I can’t help but put it on my list.

 

 

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The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman:  I always expect great things from this author, and this book did not let me down. More literary than I normally would pick up, it was wonderfully well-written and took me back to the magic of my childhood.

 

 

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare:  This book concluded The Infernal Devices, and holy cow did it rip my heart out. I cried at the end, but ultimately it was everything I could have asked for. It was not a perfect ending, but it was perfect for Tessa and what she had been through. I couldn’t have asked for a better imperfect ending.

Karla’s Top 5 for 2013:

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes: I picked this book up on a whim during my reading week in February, mostly because of the stellar reviews that I read on Goodreads. And wow, it didn’t disappoint. Me Before You did just what any good book should do, it made me cry and touched my heart and I will always carry it’s lessons with me.

 

 

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All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill: I love a good scifi. And with All Our Yesterdays, Cristin Terrill gave me that and so much more. Not only was it a stellar story, but it teaches us lessons beyond romance and storyline… And for that reason it lands in my top 5.

 

 

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Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn: Wow. This was just, wow. I read this book during the summer of 2013 while my friends and I were on a little cross-province road trip, and up to now it still boggles my mind. A HUGE plot twist that is much more meaningful and goes beyond the story itself. Just. So good.

 

 

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken: My favourite dystopian of 2013. I just loved everything about this story, even the ending that had me in tears for a good hour. I look forward to how it continues.

 

 

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Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare: Like Kasey, I really adored the last book of Cassie’s The Infernal Devices series. I thought it really did justice to all of her characters and their stories. The tears were totally worth it.

Thanks Everyone!

KaseyKarla