DISCLAIMER: Again, personal preference and opinion. Please respect that and if you disagree, comment away (nicely) and let me know what you would have for that award instead. :)
BEST FIRST BOOK IN A SERIES
The Burning Sky
Stunningly written with a beautiful magical world, The Burning Sky ran away with my love for fantasy and smacked me in the face a couple times with it's intrigue and plot twists. It has almost everything I love in a fantasy, and although there flaws, they are easily overruled by how much I loved the magical elements of the story.
Honourable Mention: The Archived
BEST LAST BOOK IN A SERIES
I think you guys know how much I love this book by now.
Honourable Mention: Champion
I struggled for a long time with this one. I was debating between myself which one I wanted for this award, and finally my heart decided on My Life Next Door. It won by it's layered and in-depth characters, and there's no doubt it's a contemporary that ran away with my heart. And the cover. Sigh.
Honourable Mention: Meant to Be
BEST STAND ALONE NOVEL
How many more times do I need to rave about this book. You guys know how much I love it.
Honourable Mention: Fangirl (Good job Rainbow Rowell, for owning both spots.)
Blowing through the Bloodlines series this year was one of my best decisions. Adrian took more of my heart away if that was even possible. Though it starts off slow, and Sydney doesn't warm up to you right away, you become mesmerized by this series and by the time you're done The Golden Lily, all you can do is lay there and pant on the ground.
Honourable Mention: Legend
WHYYYYYYYY. MY HEART. IT'S BEEN THROWN AROUND THE ROOM LIKE A BASKETBALL.
Honourable Mention: Prodigy (This might have won if it wasn't for the fact that Champion also came out this year. BUT STILL OMG)
IT'S SOOOOOOOO PRETTY. I WANT IT ON MY SHELF.
Honourable Mention: The Art of Wishing
Book, I sentence thee to a forever time out. You shame the series. How could you ruin such a thrilling and excited dystopian series like this? I've never lost respect for an author by this much.
(Dis)Honourable Mention: Undeadly
Eleanor & Park
You know why.
Honourable Mention: Just One Day
It came out a long time ago I know. But I only got around to reading it this year and it was HILARIOUS. It was just complete utter fun that complemented the issues the book addresses. It's not a book giving a new perspective of the issue, but it breathes air into it, making it come alive with it's delightful humour.
Honourable Mention: Adrian Ivashkov (OK FINE HE'S NOT A BOOK I KNOW BUT I DON'T CARE.)
LOVE FOUND IN A HOPELESS PLACE
(The book I most did not expect to love)
Grabbing me and thrusting me into it's chilling and mysterious world, Hemlock totally takes the cake for surprising me with it's plot and world. I could not put it down.
Honourable Mention: The Shadow Society
(Bored me to tears)
A close runner-up for Most Disappointing as well, it was so dull and ridiculous I almost cried to make things more interesting.
I wanted to cry for my money back.
(Dis)Honourable Mention: Timepiece
SMACK IN THE FACE WHAT
(The most confusing)
Let's not talk about the mess this novel is. Cause I don't even understand what the mess is.
(Dis)Honourable Mention: Mind Games
I guessed basically every twist.
Honourable Mention: Wild Cards (The good kind of predictable. I need some balance.)
MOST UNIQUE PREMISE
Another favourite, though sadly it just got cut off from my top ten, I still love the premise of this novel. The four winds and how there's a family that understands the language of each wind is beautifully crafted and is just fun to explore. The downfall of this novel is it's romance, but I have high hopes for that to improve in the next book.
Honourable Mention: The Shadow Society
Like I said, it rivals Harry Potter world status. Of course this was my favourite.
Honourable Mention: Siege and Storm (The beautiful world of the Grisha after Russia.)
Celaena Sardothien: assassin, badass, gorgeous, flawed, reckless, etc.
EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A PROTAGONIST. Sarah Maas spares no word to give her character as many layers as possible. One of the most fleshed out characters I ever read.
Honourable Mention: Allison Sekemoto (The Eternity Cure)
TINY TINY TINY TINY TINY TINY. I LOVE TINY.
Honourable Mention: Roar (Through the Ever Night)
END OF BLOG-A-THON!!! I hope you guys had fun with the craze with me. Sorry if it feels repetitive, but I definitely hope to do this again. Maybe with more than just books next year! :) School's starting, but I definitely will try to keep up and get reviews out to you guys. :D