The choices were tough (see all the wonderful books I´ve read this year?)…so yep…hmmm sometimes there may be more than one…Today I am proud to present HEAD OF CLASS.
INSURGENT by Veronica Roth – I had no issue getting back into that world. And cannot wait to see what happens next.
Favorite Science Fiction
A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis – I loved, loved, loved that one. The ship becomes another character for me, and the way the entire cast is developed is just brilliant in my view. I even found this one a tad better than the first book of this trilogy (and I already couldn´t put it down :P)
Okay I´m sorry but I´ve read way too many contemporaries to play favorite. Can I go with 3—in no particular order?
For the way the story touched my heart, made me cry, made me hope: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green. I’ve read this book while spending a few days at my Mother-in-law’s. And I think she still wonders why I cried so much reading a novel. For my full review, and for all the reasons why I think this heartbreaking book is also a book full of love and hope, see here.
For the way the romance made my heart beat faster, and the secondary cast of characters: MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick. And to share the love, I had decided to hold a giveaway for that book back in July, I also thought I’d ask the author if maybe she would be interested in doing an interview. I was so happy when she said yes! And even included a signed copy of the book as giveaway! 😀 (Happy Friday – Interview and giveaway)
And many more…really…my list of YA contemporary was like WOW this year!
Favorite Historical Fiction
So, here again, I cannot keep it at only one, and I am restricting myself.
Sweet romance: MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Most interesting contemporary setting for romance: THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT by Jennifer E. Smith
Steamiest (technically not YA but wow steamy): LOSING IT by Cora Cormack
Favorite Paranormal/Favorite Fantasy/Favorite Genre Bender
THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater – Maggie has a magical way with words, and a magical way to pull the reader inside her story. Loved it.
Favorite Family Drama
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers. As I wrote in my review of this book back in August, Sloane is a tortured character and whose pain rages through the pages, gripping and sad. The drama with her family broke my heart. It´s definitely not the type of drama easy to resolve in normal circumstances, so if you throw zombies into the mix? You get an unforgettable story, exploring the weaknesses, strenghts of each character.
So, tell me who was Head of Class for you this year?