Thanks to everyone who took part in my end of year survey: I'll be contacting the lucky winner very soon!
One thing that not the results, but the standard of entries in this years survey, told me is that I maybe need to change the format in which I conduct the survey - maybe pick a list of books that you can then vote for instead of letting you make your own choices! As it happened, this year I got a lot of entries that read: 'don't know', 'don't have any favourites,' 'don't know any debuts' - I shared a list of 2015 debuts at the end of the survey post(!) One entrant stated that they 'hadn't read any books in 2014.' It also turns out that for one person the book they most want to read in 2015 is 'Twilight.' Oh, and if Gayle Forman's 'I Was Here' was a debut, then it probably would have featured in the list of debuts you most want to read in 2015. But that book is not a debut, people - nor are the multiple second and third in a series novels you voted for as debuts. Sheesh!
Here are the results - minus a LOT of spoiled entries.
Your Favourite Books of 2014
1. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
2. The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass
3. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Honorable Mention: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han.
Last Year's Winner: Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
Cress came in at #2 in the results of the 'most anticipated reads of 2014' section in last years list, so it's no surprise that the third installment in Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles got a lot of your votes. Interestingly, the winner of last years 'most anticipated' Isla and the Happily Ever After doesn't feature here at all. A lot of you loved The One by Kiera Cass - so I'm bumping that one up my TBR right now. We Were Liars was also a big hit with you guys (and the rest of the reading world!)
Your 'Most Wanted' Books of 2015
1. The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
2. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
3. The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Honorable Mention: Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Last Year's Winner: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
The most popular authors in this years survey were undoubtedly Kiera Cass and Marissa Meyer - lots and lots of votes for their books. The Winner's Trilogy books also proved popular with third place here - while The Winner's Curse came in at fifth in your favourite books of 2014. You also have room for a little contemp in between all that dystopian and fantasy fiction, with Sarah Dessen's Saint Anything bringing in the votes.
The 2015 YA Debuts You Can't Wait to Read
1. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
3. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
Honorable Mention: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Last Year's Winner: Alienated by Melissa Landers
This is my favourite category! I love seeing what debuts you guys want to read. Okay, so a lot of had spoiled votes on this one - by voting for books that are not debuts - but we still had a clear winner here. A very clear winner. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard was the runaway winner of this one. An Ember in the Ashes was also a popular pick, with The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey coming in third - the publishes are comparing this one to Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone no less!
Did your favourites of 2014 or your most wanted books of 2015 make the list?
Let me know in comments!