**I forgot to post the hostesses originally! So sorry about that!**
Thank you to Rachel from Fiktshun, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads!
Thank you ladies!
So, here it is, in ALPHABETICAL ORDER!!! (Yeah, I just shouted that out for you!) Hope y'all loved these as much as I!
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - This was such a fun read for me. I enjoyed Amy & Roger, practically strangers, traveling across the country and the outcome of that trip's detours. (Haha! See what I did there?)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer - A retelling of Cinderella? A futuristic, cyborb Cinderella?!? The Disney girl inside of me was kind of a skeptic, but it ended up being a fantastic read!
Deity (and the whole Covenant series, really) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - So. Good! I understand the comparison of Half-Blood to Vampire Academy, but that's really where the similarities end. Read the rest of the released books if you haven't. You'll see!
Every Day by David Levithan - I loved the idea of A waking up as a different person and accepting life each day. The relationship A developed with Rhiannon was interesting and I was quite pleased with the ending, regardless of how many times I re-read the ending to make sure that's what really happened.
Evolution of Mara Dyer, The by Michelle Hodkin - Another great sequel. Holy cliff-hanger, though! I'm still in denial.
Fault in Our Stars, The by John Green - Tears. So many tears.
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund - This was an interesting twist on Jane Austen's Persuasion. The romance, jealousy, and twists made it so worthy! I can't wait to read more from Diana.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman - This was an ARC I won from the publisher and I am so glad! The story started out a little slow for me. When it started going, I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough! I can probably say right now that Just One Year could possibly be on my list next year!
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - I could have possibly "cheated" and put this with Cinder, but I thought I should be fair. I won an ARC from the publisher of Scarlet. This was an amazing sequel! Cinder and Little Red Riding Hood are a couple of kick booty girls!
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez - My list wouldn't be complete without an artsy kind of book, would it? Heck no! Virtuosity takes the crown this year for artsy books. A story of a violinist and the stress and never-ending competitiveness in the music world? Yes.