Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle: this book makes the list simply because it surprised me so much. If you’re looking for a light, fun, page-turning read to round out the year, Famous In Love is ideal for you.
Eternal Night by Carina Adly MacKenzie: another surprise hit for me this year. There is only one way I can describe Eternal Night, and that is as Gossip Girl meets Revenge meets Percy Jackson. It’s packed with glamour and there maybe is a little too much time spent choosing outfits and going to high society parties, but it’s incredibly cinematic and totally enjoyable.
And finally, some honourary mentions to books I only got around to reading this year but were published in 2013:
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: The Naturals is definitely the most original and unique book I read this year. I’ve never seen anything like it in YA before and I loved it. I need more, and soon!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: I can’t believe I waited so long to read Throne of Glass. You guys, it’s a marvel. Celaena Sardothien is the heroine we’ve all been wishing for. It’s ridiculously well-written and the intrigue is immense – and it’s only going to get more complicated from here. Easily one of the best young adult fantasy series of all time.