GeekGirl’s Top 5 Novels of 2013

The end of the year always comprises of lists, and so here are my lists of top novels that I’ve read in 2013 (some of those listed were not published in 2013):

My Overall Top 5 Novels of 2013

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5.  (Tie) Days of Blood & Starlight, by Laini Taylor
Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi

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4. Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

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3. The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan

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2. Champion, by Marie Lu

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1. Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare

Honorable Mentions:  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, The Fall of Five by Pittacus Lore, Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, UnSouled by Neal Shusterman

My Top 5 Most Heartrending Novels of 2013

champion.indd5. Champion, by Marie Lu

tten-cover4. Through the Ever Night, by Veronica Rossi

days-of-blood-and-starlight-cover 3. Days of Blood & Starlight, by Laini Taylor

allegiant-cover-signed 2. Allegiant, by Veronica Roth

clockworkprincess 1. Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare

My Top 5 Novels with Awesome Action of 2013

champion.indd5. Champion, by Marie Lu

c_siegeandstorm24. Siege and Storm, by Leigh Bardugo

clockworkprincess3. Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare

house-of-hades-us-cover2. The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan

steelheart-cover1. Steelheart, by Brandon Sanderson

Top 5 Novellas of 2013

witchofduva-cover5. The Witch of Duva (The Grisha series) by Leigh Bardugo

tbc-03-cover4. Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (The Bane Chronicles) by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

Roar-and-Liv3. Roar and Liv (Under the Never Sky series) by Veronica Rossi

tbc-08-cover2. What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (The Bane Chronicles) by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan

tbc-09-cover1. The Last Stand of the New York Institute (The Bane Chronicles) by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

Top 5 Fictional Couples of 2013

5. Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase, from The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

4. Day Wing and June Iparis, from Champion by Marie Lu

3. Tobias Eaton and Tris Prior, from Allegiant by Veronica Roth

2. Peregrine and Aria, from Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

1. (Tie) Will Herondale & Tessa Gray, from Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Jem Carstairs & Tessa Gray, from Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

There you have it for the reads of 2013.  There are many that I have not mentioned, but that’s not to say they weren’t good to read.  Everyone has their own opinions of what the top 5 are for them, but these are books that I definitely recommend.

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