This list has books I adored, books that weren't always technically a "5 star" (although some were) but gave me a reader high anyway and books by authors that are basically on my - they write it and I'll read and love it - list.
Out of Play by Nyrae Dawn, Jolene Perry – Goodreads | Review Out of Play is a book that makes it to my list because of the heroine. Penny is both confident in her looks and abilities, yet insecure about her future and others expectations. I loved how the authors portrayed the choices Penny needs to make in a realistic way.
Wicked as She Wants (blud #2) by Delilah S. Dawson – Goodreads | Review Fun, sexy, steampunk spin on the vampire genre.
Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack – Goodreads | Review – One of the few New Adults this year that I really enjoyed. Angst done right with a really nice hero!
Mind Games (Mind Games #1) by Kiersten White – Goodreads | Review This book had some major flaws but White took a lot of chances and I still enjoyed the heck out of it.
Reboot (reboot #1) by Amy Tintera – Goodreads | Review A little slow at times and uneven but just a fun, action packed dystopian with a great heroine.
Anything by Laura Florand – Goodreads Three Books from Florand’s Amour Chocolat series released in 2013 (The Chocolate Rose #3, The Chocolate Touch #4, The Chocolate Heart #5) and her novella Snow Kissed.
Ditto anything by Cara McKenna – Goodreads I rarely enjoy hardcore erotica but McKenna writes characters so heartbreakingly beautiful and real that I can’t help but fall in love. In 2013 she released After Hours and Unbound
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin #2) by Robin LaFevers – Goodreads | Review Dark Triumph was quite different and much darker than it’s predecessor, Grave Mercy, but it was oh so good!
Vicious by Victoria Schwab – Goodreads | Review Really unique and understated, but truly fascinating superhero origin story.
Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi – Goodreads | Review Avasthi writes some of the most realistic yet accessible issue based YA out there today. Chasing Shadows was powerful and poignant.
And last, but certainly not least, Shattered (Shade 3.5) by Jeri Smith-Ready which was just released - FREE on her website - on December 21st.
Shattered is a brutally honest portrayal of PTSD and a must for any fan of the Shade series.
So what we're your favorite books of 2013? Feel free to include a link in the comments if you have a post.