Friday, 27 December 2013

End of Year Survey Results: Your Top Books of 2013 and the Books You Can't Wait to Read in 2014!


Thanks to everyone who took part in my end of year survey: I'll be contacting the winner early in the New Year!

The results are in: There's a new favourite book couple in town and a runaway winner in the Most Anticipated 2014 YA debut.

Read on to find out more!
Your Favourite Books of 2013



1. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
2. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
3. Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra

Honourable Mention: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Last Years Winner: The Fault in our Stars by John Green*


Reactions towards Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth have been mixed to say the least. I loved it, a lot of people didn't, and yet it got the coveted top spot on your favourite reads of 2013.  It was a close run thing between Allegiant and Eleanor & Park, and the fact that Fangirl came close to taking third place from Cassandra Clare's Clockwork Princess means that I really, really need to check out some Rainbow Rowell in 2014.  Hopefully I can get caught up before her new novel Landline releases in July 2014.


The Books You Cannot Wait to Read in 2014


1. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
2. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
3. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi

Honourable Mention: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Last Years Winner: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare


Funnily enough, Isla and the Happily Ever After was Number 3 on the list of Books you most wanted to read in 2013. I guess when the release date was pushed back, it just made you all the more excited for ISLA since it came in at Number One this year! After the awesomeness that was Anna and the French Kiss I can't wait to see how everything turns out when ISLA releases in March.


Top YA Debuts of 2014


1. Alienated by Melissa Landers
2. The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
3. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Honourable Mention: Trouble by Non Pratt

Last Years Winner: Level 2 a.k.a The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans

This is my favourite category! I love seeing what YA debuts you guys are most excited about. Alienated by Melissa Landers was the runaway winner of this category with more than double the votes of the second placed book The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings. I think that both of these sound like great reads and I'll definitely be checking them out.  Also very popular amongst you guys was Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy which got just a couple more votes than Trouble by Non Pratt. 

If you want to know the YA debut I'm most excited to read in 2014, it's Hexed by Michelle Krys which came in at Number Five on your list.


Favourite UKYA in 2013


Honourable Mention: More Than This by Patrick Ness

So many of you skipped voting in this category! This makes me sad, although it's understandable since many of you are international readers and a lot of UKYA might not yet have reached your shores. Hopefully next year there will be more votes in this category! In the meantime the worthy winner of the UKYA category is C.J. Flood's Infinite Sky, a beautifully written coming of age tale, with a bitter twist to it. Hot on the heels of Infinite Sky was More Than This by Patrick Ness.


Favourite Book Couple of 2013


Winners: Adrian Ivashkov & Sydney Sage from The Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead

Runners Up: Four & Tris from The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Believe it or not, Adrian and Sydney won this easily! I haven't caught up with the series yet (I've only read Bloodlines) so I was surprised to see them win this and I was also surprised to discover that this series is already four books in! Richelle Mead works fast, huh?! She's also obviously working her magic on these two because you guys really seem to love them together and I really need to catch up on the series to find out what all the fuss is about! Four and Tris, last years winners, were runners up this year. 
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That concludes the survey results for this year! Did your picks make the list? What do you think of the winning picks? Let me know in comments!


*Nope. Still haven't read it!

8 comments :

  1. Loved seeing the results of your survey. I'll have to check out Alienated for sure. I'm excited for The Murder Complex and a whole list of other debut authors. Defy by Sara Larsen and All That Glows by Ryan Graudin are really good debuts too.

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  2. I'm really looking forward to picking up Alienated soon. I also agree with the winners of best couple. I really enjoy the Bloodlines series and the relationship between Adrian and Sydney. I hope you get to read the other books soon to see what you've been missing :) I can't wait till the next book is released next summer!

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  3. I really need to catch up on the Bloodlines series! Adrian is one of my all time favourite books boys, but I've never been a huge Sydney fan. I hope I warm to her as the series goes on. Adrian deserves to be happy after all his Hathaway heartache!

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  4. I really want to read The Murder Complex!! And to be honest, I have yet to read Divergent and rest. I'm curious so I might need to finally check it out. LOL
    Lauren from www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  5. I don't plan on reading Allegiant because I was one of the many who was spoiled on Goodreads and I was infuriated with the way the author chose to end the series! Still am. I did buy all the books thought because my husband read the first and wanted to finish the series. He loved it, lol! Shows we all have different tastes and that's the beauty of reading. I love Adrian and Sydney (aka: Sydrian!) in the Bloodlines series but I'm holding off on reading the newest because I hear it's a cliff. I'm also looking forward to Isla but I'm a little worried at how it turned out seeing as it got pushed back so many times. I guess we'll see. Great wrap up, Leanna! :)

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  6. Divergent is such a good read! You should definitely check it out! :)

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  7. Argh! So annoying how everyone spoiled Allegiant. Thankfully I managed to avoid spoilers. That said, I did have to abstain from Goodreads and Twitter for days! Can't wait to catch up with 'Sydrian!'

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  8. Alienated was certainly a very popular choice! It sounds like a fun read! Thanks for visiting, Natalie! :)

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