This survey was created by Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner to highlight the best books read in the year.
So let's get to it!
1. Best book you read in 2013? (If you have to cheat, you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist).
Dystopian: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken:
Fantasy: Tie between the Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, and Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.
Science Fiction: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Paranormal: Pivot Point by Kasie West
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Definitely Icons by Margaret Stohl.
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommend to people the most in 2013?
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
5. Best series you discovered in 2013?
Angelfall by Susan Ee
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?
Cristin Terrill with All Our Yesterdays
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
9. Book you read in 2013 that you are most likely to re-read next year?
Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
10. Best cover of a book you read in 2013?
So creepalicious! I love it so much!
11. Most memorable character in 2013?
Roar from Under the Never Sky and Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi. I love him so much!
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?
Unsouled by Neal Shusterman
14. Book you can't believe you waited until 2013 to read?
Angelfall by Susan Ee
15. Favorite passage/quote from a book you read in 2013?
Both are from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
16. Shortest and longest book you read in 2013?
Shortest: The Great Gatsby, 180 pages
Longest: The Host by Stephanie Meyer, 619 pages
17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It? (a WTF moment, an epic revelation, a steamy kiss, etc. etc.) Be careful of spoilers!
That scene in Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken.... with Liam and Ruby...at the gas station...
18. Favorite relationship from a book you read in 2013? (be it romantic, friendship, etc.)
Romance: Day and June from Champion by Mare Lu
Friendship: Addie and Layla from Pivot Point by Kasie West
19. Favorite book you read in 2013 from an author you've read previously?
Champion by Marie Lu
20. Best book in 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else?
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
21. Genre you read the most from in 2013?
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?
Guy from Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott-who I imagine as Tyler Hoechlin. *swoon*
23. Best 2013 debut novel you read?
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa. I love the world of the Fey so much!
25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?
Reboot by Amy Tintera. The dialogue between Callum and Wren was fantastic!
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?
The Darkest Minds and Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken both made me bawl. Also, I cried at the end of Clockwork Princess.
27. Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?
In the After by Dimitria Lunetta. This book deserves more hype!