The Best (and worst) of 2013 & Giveaway!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014
So with 2014 finally here and 2013 finally gone. We're moving on to a bigger and better year. But we should definitely reflect on 2013 just for funsies mainly. So I'm going to give you guys a couple lists of books that I loved the most and maybe hated the most this year. 

Also because I'm a fun person, I'm going to do a giveaway or two, so all you have to do is tell me (in the comments) which of the books off of my list that you want to love with me but didn't get the chance to read in 2013 and I'll give it to you in 2014. I'll use a random generator to pick a number based off of the number your comment was.

Giveaway is open to US and Canada. Any format is fine. I'll email the winners after 1/7/2014.

Top 3 Most Awesome Books That Were Released in 2013

The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

Biting Bad by Chloe Neill

Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs


Top 3 Most Awesome Books That Were Read in 2013
(not necessarily released)

Arcadia Bell series by Jenn Bennett

Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins

Unbound series by Rachel Vincent

Top 3 Favorite Authors of 2013
(that had a new release)

Kim Harrison
(Ever After: The Hollows #11 Released Jan 2013)

Kristen Callihan
(Shadowdance: Darkest London #4 Released Dec 2013)

Darynda Jones
(Fifth Grave Past the Light: Charley Davidson #5 Released July 2013)

Top 3 Favorite Series of 2013
(that had a new book released in 2013)

The Baskerville Affair by Emma Jane Holloway

Harri Phillecki series by Keri Arthur

London Steampunk series by Bec McMaster

Top 3 Favorite Characters of 2013
(in a new release)

Sabina Kane (Sabina Kane series by Jaye Wells)

Lorelei MacAlister (Darklight series by Darynda Jones)

Jane Yellowrock (Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter)

and just because I can, a few books I read this year that I was not a fan of 

Demon Kissed by HM Ward (2 star rating)

Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton (1 star rating)

Fates by Lanie Bross (1 star rating)

So this is my 2013 list, I can't wait to see what everyone else came up with. Be sure to comment so I can pick a winner (or two!)


  1. I have given up on the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. At this point it almost seems as though the author is just living vicariously through her MC *eyeroll*., I am a Keri Arthur fan but have not picked up her newer series with Harri Phellecky as the MC. Would not mind trying that one out. Hope you have a wonderful holiday and the new year treats you kindly!


  2. I didn't have a chance to pick up Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs but I know I'd love it if I got a chance to read it. I enjoyed several of the books and series you named, especially Jane Yellowrock, Arcadia Bell, The Baskerville Affair, London Steampunk and Harri Phillecki. I'll add Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series, it's my favorite series.

  3. Not entering! I am very sorry you are not a LKH fan, I really love both her series. Even though I don't usually like erotica, I don't care in these books.
    Best first book in a new series: Written in Red by Anne Bishop.

  4. Happy New Year! I haven't read any of the books in the Jane Yellowrock series and I keep hearing great things about the series. I would love to read the first book. jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  5. I loved Frost Burned! Patricia Briggs keeps topping each book and I can't wait to see what happens in the next book! Kristen Calihan was one of my fav "new" authors too and I totally agree with Jane Yellowrock as a kickbutt heroine! I've never read any of the LKH series, too many books that I still need to read and no desire to invest in a such a long series. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I would love Frost burned. I haven't gotten the chance to grab it yet. :) Thanks for sharing your likes and dislikes.

  7. I didn't get to read the latest Arcadia Bell book! :( It's such a great series - I love Jupe!

  8. I didn't get to read The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, and I would have loved to. I would also love time to read The Indigo Spell, too. :D

  9. I have most of these in my list to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Great lists and gives me fun shivers how much we agree. One of my top reads this year was Ever After, love this series so very much! I really love the Jane Yellowrock series as well and have really enjoyed her adventures. I was able to get the Hex Hall series from my library after your prior mention, it was definitely a treat of a read and I am so glad I took your advice. Thank you for all the sharing and hard work you have done for us this past year - You are ABSOLUTELY AwesomeSauce. I am still waiting to get my grubby paws on Frost Burned, love Mercy Thompson, and Fifth Grave this is a hoot of a series. Sending you good thoughts of joy for the coming year with loads of good books with sincere appreciation for all you do.

  11. I've read practically everything on your list (except the less than awesome ones) and agree that these books do kick ass! Happy New Year!

  12. I want to read the Unbound series by Rachel Vincent. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  13. I want to read, but haven't had a chance to start the Arcadia Bell series. I also really want to start any of Keri Arthur's new books (loved Riley Jenson!) Happy New Year!

  14. Sounds like you had a great year in books. I didn't get around to reading Fifth Grave Past the Light this year but I have hopes that I will play catch up with that series and get to that book in 2014.
    Happy New Year!

  15. Nice choices for your lists! I love Patricia Briggs and Kristen Callihan. I didn't get a chance to read Darynda Jones' book.

    Happy New Year!

  16. I'm reading Biting Bad right now and The fiery Heart is next.
    Frost Burned is a book I still need to read.

  17. I loved Biting Bad and liked Frostburned. Oh and the Charley Davidson series? My fave ever, at least right now! ;)

  18. I really wanted to read Fifth Grave Past the Light, but Im still at the fourth.

  19. I'm so glad that everyone took a moment to enter, I really want to pay it forward for sticking with us throughout this year! I can't wait to pick our winners.

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  21. Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs would be awesome!
    Have read the Jane Yellowrock series and enjoyed it.

  22. I would love to have Frost Burned, Biting Bad, Ever After, and the Jane Yellowrock series. You have great taste in books!

  23. Ooh nice! See quite a few of these that I have either read or are in my TBR mountain already! Although I am curious about Keri Arthur's self-pub Harri Phillecki series. So that would be my pick!

  24. I love loved loved Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. The Hex Hall series is something I have always wanted to read.


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