Number of Books I Read: 200
Number of Rereads: I have no idea, I've reread so many books.
Genre I Read the Most Of: Definitely YA paranormal!
1. Best Book of 2014
Anthology: I have no idea. I believe I've started two this year and haven't finished either of them.
Contemporary: On the Fence by Kasie West, Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg, and Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.
Historical Fiction: The fact that I can't remember if I read any historical books this year.
High Fantasy: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Paranormal: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, and Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
Dystopian: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going to Love More But Didn't?
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo was a major disappoint.
3. Most Surprising Book You Read in 2014
Definitely The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. I really thought I wouldn't enjoy it but ended up loving it!
4. Book You Pushed at People the Most in 2014
Either White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout or A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall.
5. Best Series You Started, Sequel, and Series Enders of 2014
Starter: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout and All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
Sequel: Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout or Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
Ender: The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter, The One by Kiera Cass, or Sweet Reckoning by Wendy Higgins
6. Favorite Author You Discovered This Year
Kasie West for sure!
7. Best Book From a Genre You Don't Typically Read
The genre I don't typically read is historical and I can't remember any.
8. Most Unputdownable Book of the Year
Either White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout, All That Glows by Ryan Graudin, or Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
9. Book You Read This Year That You Are Most Likely to Reread Next Year
All That Glows by Ryan Graudin. Considering I reread it about ten times this year, there's no doubt in my mind.
10. Favorite Book Cover
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
11. Most Memorable Character of 2014
Celeana Sardothian from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. Yeah, I can't get her out of my head.
12. Most Beautifully Written Book You Read
Does a reread of The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak count? Seriously, you can open that book to any page and it is beautiful.
13. Most Thought Provoking/Life Changing Book of 2014
Every Day by David Levithan. I hated the end of the book, but it definitely made me thing.
14. Book You Can't Believe You Waited UNTIL 2014 to Read
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg. So much fun!
15. Favorite Quote From a Book You Read in 2014
Both are from Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, but here they are:
“Words, I think, are such unpredictable creatures.
No gun, no sword, no army or king will ever be more powerful than a sentence. Swords may cut and kill, but words will stab and stay, burying themselves in our bones to become corpses we carry into the future, all the time digging and failing to rip their skeletons from our flesh.”
16. Shortest and Longest Book You Read in 2014
Shortest: Blackbird by Anna Carey
Longest: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
17. Book That Shocked You the Most
Lailah by Nikki Kelly or The Sin-Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
18. OTP of the Year
Anna and Kaiden from Sweet Reckoning! Or Laila and Roth from White Hot Kiss!
19. Favorite Non-Romantic Couple of the Year
Kat and Alice from The Queen of Zombie Hearts! *cries a little bit*
20. Favorite Book From An Author You've Read Previously
Okay, that's enough people. Stop making me choose!
21. Best Book You Read Solely on a Recommendation
Considering that EVERYONE recommended The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski to me, that one!
22. Newest Fictional Crush From a Book You Read in 2014
Rowan from Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas. I've read all of her other books, but Rowan is a new character and ROCKS! If he doesn't end up with Celeana, I want him.
23. Best 2014 Debut
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, or All That Glows by Ryan Graudin
24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting
Do I really need to keep repeating Heir of Fire and Red Queen? :D
25. Most Fun Book to Read
Either Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg, The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg, or All That Glows by Elizabeth Eulberg!
26. Book That Made You Cry
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. There was another book that made me cry, but I kinda hated it.
27. Hidden Gem of the Year
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall. A super adorable book told from various different points of view (including a squirrel), but not the main couple.
28. Book That Crushed Your Soul
Not many crushed my soul, but the wait for all the 2015 books sure will! That said, Unhinged by A.G. Howard.
29. Most Unique Book You Read
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater or The Sin-Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
30. Book That Made Me the Most Mad
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor. Definitely a good book, but had a, what I felt, unnecessary ending.
So, the other day, I saw a puzzle in a magazine where you use hints to fill in the blank, then use certain letters from the blank to make a word or sentence. So I stayed up until 11:00 the other night putting it together and ended up very happy. So here are the rules!
Print out the sheets (or use in some other form)
Look at the clue for the first fill-in-the-blank
If you can't figure it out, go to the internet for help! (But do try to figure it out yourself first)
Repeat for each fill-in-the-blank
Once you've filled them all in, take the letters that are above numbers and fill them in at the top
If you think you've figured out the code, DON'T PUT IT IN THE COMMENTS! The answers are part of the giveaway, and I don't want to spoil it for them!
Feel the pride of knowing all about YA books
First, here's the easy one!
Now, here's the hard one! Hard, as in it's longer. ETA: THE LAST NUMBER OF THE FINAL WORD HAS BEEN CHANGED. I MADE A MISTAKE. IT IS 8 NOT 6!!!!!
All done? Now, on to the giveaway! Enter and you can win any one of these books!
So, how was your 2014? Remember, don't spoil the puzzle in the comments!