A huge thanks to Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner for creating this survey! :)
1. Best Book You Read In 2013?
Contemporary YA: The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Contemporary Adult: Unsticky by Sarra Manning
Contemporary New Adult: Come See About Me by C.K. Kelly Martin
YA Science-Fiction: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Adult Science-Fiction: Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy
Urban Fantasy: Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs
YA Fantasy: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
YA Paranormal: Haze by Paula Weston
YA Historical Fiction: A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
YA Fairy Tale Re-Telling: Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
Middle Grade: A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?
Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh. *YAWN* After loving Nevermore I really expected more from this sequel. :/
3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2013?
Small Damages by Beth Kephart. I really do not condone teenage pregnancies, so when I found out that this book - with its gorgeous cover! - was all about one, I really didn't expect to like it. Kephart's prose and beautiful tale, however, gave me a completely new perspective on this issue and made me fall in love with Spain, family, and food all over again.
4. Book you read in 2013 that you recommended to people most in 2013?
Unsticky by Sarra Manning & A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce.
5. Best series you discovered in 2013?
Kate Elliot's Spiritwalker Trilogy and Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy both totally blew my mind. Other extremely notable series I read this year include Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson Series and The Scarabaeus Duology by Sara Creasy.
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2013?
I've discovered many fantastic authors this year, but I haven't read enough of their books to determine if they're my favorites yet, like C. K. Kelly Martin whose debut New Adult novel I fell head-over-heels for. I'm a total fangirl of Sarra Manning, though, after this year, as well as Amy Kathleen Ryan.
7. Best book that was out of your comfort zone or was a new genre for you?
I don't read a lot of mystery/thriller novels with unreliable narrators or second-person perspective, but both Stolen by Lucy Christopher and All the Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry were absolutely fantastic and have hooked me into this creepy genre.
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2013?
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill read exactly like an action movie, while Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow was so haunting and captivating I couldn't put it down.
9. Book You Read In 2013 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?
I will definitely be re-visiting Manning's Unsticky as it is such a deep and provocative novel. I can't get it out of my head...seriously.
10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2013?
11. Most memorable character in 2013?
Ugh, why this question? Isn't it obvious I love ALL the characters? Stiefvater's Raven Boys are the most memorable, however, particularly Ronan. And let's not forget Kavinsky! ;)
12. Most beautifully written book read in 2013?
No and Me by Delphine de Vigan. de Vigan is actually a French writer and her books have been translated into English, hence the reason I could read them, but they are just beautiful.
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2013?
Jessi Kirby's Golden, Jennifer Donnelly's A Northern Light, Hilary T. Smith's Wild Awake, The Jessica Darling Series, and Dostoevsky's Crime & Punishment.
14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2013 to finally read?
I don't know how many times I've seen Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty on the shelves of my library since its release in 2002. Way too many times, but I finally got around to reading the series and just LOVE it. Moriarty writes epistolary novels like no one else.
15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2013?
“This is our story to tell. You’d think for all the reading I do, I would have thought about this before, but I haven’t. I’ve never once thought about the interpretative, the story telling aspect of life, of my life. I always felt like I was in a story, yes, but not like I was the author of it, or like I had any say in its telling whatsoever.” ~ The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
“Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get--a cold sick feeling, deep down inside--when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don't want it to, but you can't stop it. And you know, for the first time, for the very first time, that there will now be a before and an after, a was and a will be. And that you will never again quite be the same person you were." ~ A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?
Longest: Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
17. Book That Had A Scene In It That Had You Reeling And Dying To Talk To Somebody About It?
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
18. Favorite Relationship From A Book You Read In 2013 (be it romantic, friendship, etc).
Cat & Vai's romance in The Spiritwalker Trilogy by Kate Elliott, Callie's relationship with her father in Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller, and the friendship between Otter, Kestrel, and Cricket in Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow.
19. Favorite Book You Read in 2013 From An Author You’ve Read Previously
20. Best Book You Read In 2013 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:
21. Genre You Read The Most From in 2013?
I actually read a fair mix of Contemporary YA, Adult Romance (Contemporary + Historical), and Fantasy.
22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2013?
Vai from The Spiritwalker Trilogy & Cathal from Heir to Sevenwaters.
23. Best 2013 debut you read?
In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters & The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman & The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
24. Most vivid world/imagery in a book you read in 2013?
Elliott's The Spiritwalker Trilogy (CLEARLY, everyone needs to read this series because it is the answer to practically every question!)
25. Book That Was The Most Fun To Read in 2013?
26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2013?
27. Book You Read in 2013 That You Think Got Overlooked This Year Or When It Came Out?
Come See About Me by C. K. Kelly Martin & The Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle
1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2013 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2014?
2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2014?
3. 2014 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?
Not only has one of my trusted reviewers read an early copy of this and enjoyed it, but it's being published by Strange Chemistry which nearly always turns up unexpected gems.
4. Series Ending You Are Most Anticipating in 2014?
Flame by Amy Kathleen Ryan, Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo, Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor, Shimmer by Paula Weston, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging In 2014?
Attend a book event and meet an author or at least meet another blogger. *fingers crossed*