Monday, January 6, 2014

End of 2013 Survey

Well, I'm sure you've all already heard of this survey before, but in case you've been living under a rock and haven't, the 2013 End of Year Book Survey is a fun survey hosted by Jaime at The Perpetual Page-Turner (I'm pretty sure she actually hosts it every year). Chantelle and I decided to do the survey in vlog form rather than have to type everything out because we're kinda lazy. lol. I'll still type out the questions and books in case you can't watch the vlog :)

Best Book You Read In 2013
Nara: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan (actually was trumped by The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch shortly after filming the video)
Chantelle: Prodigy, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas, Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t
N: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
C: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Most surprising (in a good way)
N: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
C: Bully by Penelope Douglas

Best series you discovered in 2013
N: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
C: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Favorite new author you discovered in 2013
N: Kasie West
C: Rainbow Rowell

Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you
C: Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013
N: Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas
C: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year 
N: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
C: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013
N: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
C: Splintered by A.G. Howard

Most memorable character in 2013
N: Jerrit from City of a Thousand Dolls
C: Celaena from Crown of Midnight

Most beautifully written book read in 2013
N: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
C: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It 
N: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
C: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi #Chapter62

Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 
N: Percabeth from The House of Hades
C: June and Day from the Legend trilogy

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013 
N: Xander from The Distance Between Us
C: Finn from All Our Yesterdays

Best 2013 debut you read
N + C: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013
C: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out 
N: Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
C: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?
N: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
C: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014 (non-debut) 
N: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan
C: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating
N: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Sort of. Because I've already read it lol.
C: Half Bad by Sally Green

Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014
N + C: Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi


  1. I too am now a big Rainbow Rowell fan. :)

    1. She's such an amazing author. Can't wait for Landline!

  2. Kasie West is my favorite newly discovered author for 2013 too, Nara!

    I have to agree with you, Chantelle Tabitha Suzuma's Forbidden was out of my comfort zone too-ALL THE FEELS.

    Ignite Me seems to be hitting everyone's most anticipated list -Can't wait for it! TEAM WARNER ALL THE WAY. :D

    1. OMG SO RIDICULOUSLY EXCITED FOR IGNITE ME. Definitely Team Warner. 100% :D

    2. SO MANY FEELS! hadn't cried that much in a long long time

  3. There are too many really good books on this list, and I'm afraid if I comment on any of them, my comment would be as long as your survey. Haha! I enjoyed watching your videos though. Team Warner! :D

    1. #Chapter62 haha
      I really can't wait to see how the love triangle is resolved :D