By: Melanie | December 31, 2014 | (76) Comments

Can you believe it, guys? TOMORROW IS 2015! Lemme have a moment while I wait for this fact to actually sink in.

First things first, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got allllllll the books you wanted and ate allllll the food. I certainly had too much food because on Boxing Day I was still completely stuffed (I know, I must have ate a truck load of food or something). Anyhoo, today, being the last post of 2014, we are going to wrap this year up by participating in Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner’s 5th Annual End of Year Book Survey. Now, this post is going to be INSANELY long, so sit back kiddos and enjoy the ride.

2014 end of year survey

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Number of Books You Read 

Mel 

I should have read about 202 books by the end of this year ^.^

Celine 

My goal this year was to read 100 books, and I think I’ve done pretty well 🙂 At the time of writing this I’ve read 126 books and I hope to finish one more today, but we’ll see how that goes, haha.

Larissa 

My goal was 101 books, because obviously I’m a special snowflake and 100 is too mainstream.

I read 56 books so far. This is the least amount of books I’ve read since like grade 7. I’ve been extremely busy this year so I suppose it’s excepted anyway.

Number of Rereads 

Mel 

Oooooh…let’s see… I reread Falling into Place by Amy Zhang twice, as well as the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan and The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan with the exception of The Blood of OlympusI also reread The Help by Kathryn Stockett because I did a school assignment on the book and I reread On the Fence by Kasie West because I was in desperate need of a cute fluffy read. OH and I read Dangerous Girls because I love that book so damn much. So, that makes fourteen rereads in 2014. 

Celine 

This year I’ve reread the following books: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (yes, it came out this year but I read it twice 😛 ), Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart, The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan, Unteachable by Leah Raeder, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (this one actually comes out in 2015 but it’s good I’ve read it twice already) by Becky Albertalli, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, On the Fence by Kasie West, Fire With Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. That makes a total of 11 rereads.

Larissa 

I don’t usually re-read many books actually. However I always manage to re-read one series each year. That honor of course goes to the Harry Potter series. I honestly can never get tired of returning to the magical world of Hogwarts.

Genre You Read the Most From 

Mel 

Uh…YA LOL. But if we are talking sub-genres, it would be YA contemporary for sure. Last year, I would have said science-fiction but this year has been a contemporary sort of year for some reason.

Celine 

I think it’s either contemporary or fantasy, but I think contemporary will win by a few books! This is no surprise to me, since contemporary and fantasy have always been my go-to genres.

Larissa 

I actually do read a lot of different genres in YA. I’d say I do historical fiction, in the way I read nearly all of the historical fiction novels out there. However, by actual numbers (GASP MATH) I’m like Mel on that contemporary train.

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Best Book You Read In 2014?

Mel 

Wow, this is a reaaaaaal mean question. YOU CANNOT MAKE ME JUST CHOOSE ONE D:

According to Goodreads, I’ve rated 12 books 5 stars this year; being the total cheat I am, I’m going to list one 2014 release and one backlist title, because that’s how I roll.

  

Celine 

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. One? One? You must be joking. Just a few are Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor, Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas, Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang, Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira…. Must. Stop. Listing. Titles.

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)  Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)  Dangerous Boys

  Love Letters to the Dead

Larissa 

I’m just going to focus on 2014 releases as with just those this question is super difficult and made for me to struggle anyway. Two reads that stood out for me were Stolen Songbird  by Danielle L. Jensen and Isla and the happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (sorry Mel, but you cray [; )

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Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Mel 

I loved Anna and Lola but Isla just didn’t cut it for me. Everyone seemed to love this one, but I didn’t like the romance at all–it moved too fast in my opinion.

Celine 

Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1)

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Everyone absolutely loved this and I’m just standing in the corner being the black sheep. I could appreciate the novel with its writing style and intricate plot, but mostly the romance just ruined it for me.

Larissa 

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Everybody raved about this one, but I couldn’t handle the writing style.

Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read in 2014?

Mel

There was a lot of hype surrounding this novel so naturally, I was extremely excited about picking it up. I read it expecting 5 stars, and ended up hating it SO MUCH, which was just very unexpected.

Celine 

Love Letters to the Dead

When I first started reading this I couldn’t connect at all and I thought this would be a 3 star read for me. But somehow along the way I got sucked into the story and the beautiful writing and it ended up hitting me hard – one of my favourite novels of 2014, in fact!

Larissa 

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I loved this series, and was so excited for the final book. However I found myself incredibly disappointed by the outcome of this series, specifically a romance that was build up throughout all novels to be crushed down for what felt like the easy way out.

Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did) In 2014?

Mel 

Seriously? Y’all should be able to answer this question for me.

If you still haven’t read this book, we really shouldn’t be friends. Just sayin’.

Celine 

Dangerous Girls

I actually don’t push a lot of books on others, but I mostly just flail about them in my feed! One book I have pushed on others, though, is definitely Dangerous Girls. GO READ IT IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO YET.

Larissa 

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Going to say this one again, it truly was such an fantastic debut and I can’t wait to see where Jensen takes this series next. I have high hopes!

Best series you started in 2014? Best Sequel of 2014? Best Series Ender of 2014?

Mel 

    

I am DYING to read The Winner’s Crime because The Winner’s Curse was seriously such a fantastic series starter. I LOVED Lola so damn much, and it might be one of my favourite contemporaries of this year. And of course, The Blood of Olympus gets best series ender. I didn’t love it as much as the rest of the series, but this was still a great book, regardless.

Celine 

Croak (Croak, #1)  Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, #3)  Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

Best series starter would be Croak. This series is perfect for anyone who likes snark and humor and oh yeah, complete heartbreak. Best sequel is Heir of Fire, no doubt. All the love. Best series ender? Do you even need to ask? Dreams of Gods and Monsters of course. And yes, this post is basically going to be a love letter to Heir of Fire and Dreams of Gods and Monsters. 

Larissa 

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Again, for best series starter I’m going to say Stolen Songbird. Not going to post the cover though because I think you guys have already seen it enough for this post. For best series ender sequel  though I’ll have to tip my hat off to Split Second. Not sure if a second part of a duology is considered a sequel (probably not but let’s pretend), but that one further proved West’s place on my list of favorite authors. As for best series ender, Timestorm blew my mind. It’s definitely the best one out of the trilogy, with all of the characters and worldbuilding growing so much.

Favorite new author you discovered in 2014?

Mel 

Melina Marchetta has to win new favourite author. I read Finnikin of the Rock, Looking for Alibrandi and On the Jellicoe Road and really enjoyed all three of these. I cannot believe it took me so long to get to these, but I am so glad that I did.

Celine 

I think that would be Gina Damico! Her Croak series is absolutely hilarious and I love each and every one of the characters. And then of course the ending of Rogue happened – you know what? It DIDN’T happen. I cannot handle the heartbreak so I’m just going to pretend it did. not. happen.

Larissa 

I could totally say Danielle L. Jensen again, but I won’t so I can spread the love a bit [;  I’m going to say Chelsey Philpot, author of Even in Paradise. Her writing is truly gorgeous and I fell head over heels with her introspective modernization of The Great Gatsby.

Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

Mel 

Confession right here: I don’t read a lot of classics. I have a resolution to read more classics in 2015, seeing as I didn’t get to many this year.

That being said, my mum forced me to read Pride and Prejudice which I LOVED. Mr. Darcy <33333

Celine 

Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)

I don’t really read historical fiction at all. For some reason, it just doesn’t work for me. However, despite some problems I had with it I thought Prisoner of Night and Fog was really good!

Larissa 

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This one is like a chick flick in book form. It reminded me of the Devil Wears Prada in a good way and was the perfect fluffy read.

Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

Mel 

The first book that popped into my head when I read this question was this:

I legit could not put this book down. I was glued to this book guys, it was equal parts thrilling and intense.

Celine 

Not to sound redunant, but yeah. Dangerous Boys was absolutely thrilling. Like Mel, I thought it was pretty unputdownable.

Larissa 

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I could totally have said Dangerous Boys again as that novel was totally crazy in the best way. However, I’m going to mix it up with a novel that I found pretty underrated in 2014, Minders. I stayed up pretty late tearing through the pages of this one.

Book You Read In 2014 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

Mel 

I will DEFINITELY read this book for 3 reasons. 1) Because I loved this book so much (duh) 2) There’s a movie coming out next year so I obviously need to reread it before I watch the movie and 3) This book is really short, so why not?

Celine 

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

I know I’m constantly giving the same answers, but it’s true. I’m very likely to reread Heir of Fire because 1) it was AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL and 2) its sequel comes out next year (cue ALL the excitement and flailing)

Larissa 

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This one was crazy funny, fluffy and cute. When I’m feeling in a despondent mood, this is definitely the direction I’ll be heading.

Favorite cover of a book you read in 2014?

Mel 

Can I have three? PLEEEEEEASE? *puppy dog eyes*

    

Celine 

 A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)

Though I wasn’t always a fan of their contents, these covers are just amazing.

Larissa 

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For The Winner’s Curse, I just shamelessly want that dress in my life. As for Vitro, I never actually read but the cover is simplistic yet has such gorgeous colors and photography that I want to read it this instant. Really throw on a space photo and I’m sold. Props to This Shattered World for being a series with great covers.

Most memorable character of 2014?

Mel 

I think about Percy Jackson and Annabeth Chase on a daily basis, so I guess they win most memorable characters…

I’m sorry, is that really creepy?

I DON’T MEAN IT IN A CREEPY WAY, OKAY? IT’S JUST THAT I SHIP THEM SO HARD

*cries*

Celine 

Celeana freaking Sardothien.

And of course, Liraz.

Larissa 

Going to focus on my 2014 reads again and going to throw a curveball at you. Cécile from Stolen Songbird [; Also to mix things up, I’m going to choose a love interest that really stood out for me and holds a place in my heart: Peter K. Kavinsky. One of the most realistic boys I’ve read in YA contemporary and easily the best part from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Most beautifully written book read in 2014?

Mel 

Let’s just say Falling into Place wins all the awards and stop there. But no really, this book had the most beautiful prose, I wanted to eat it allllll up.

Celine 

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

Why must you make me choose je refuse. I’m going to picture just one but these all have GORGEOUS prose: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Falling into Place by Amy Zhang, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saénz.

Larissa 

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If I must choose one, Even in Paradise stands out to me. I literally had trouble choosing which beautiful quotes to put in the review and ended up with like five ooops. Philpot’s writing is truly gorgeous and so emotionally evocative.

Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2014?

Mel 

LOL so I was going to say Falling into Place but that’s just getting old so…

This book really did change my perspective on many things. I think it helped that I could identify myself with Parker, too.

Celine 

99 Days

99 Days was thought provoking all right! It’s one of those books everyone is going to have a reaction to. It also made me think a lot about certain things (trying not to spoil here), like how relationships end or start and figuring out what you want.

Larissa 

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Yes, this is released in 2015. Still I read it in 2014 and ahhhh. I can already call it one of my favorites.

Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2014 to finally read?

Mel 

I still can’t believe I took so long, gosh Melanie.

Celine 

What Mel said.

Larissa 

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Read this around February 2014, and wow. Quite honestly one of my favorite classics.

Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2014?

Mel 

Gaaaaah this is hard. So, I am going to share a funny quote and a profound quote. Not necessarily in that order or anything, though.

But sometimes life gives us those rare moments where we do see chance as it’s happening. And in those moments, we have a choice. And sometimes we have to take a risk. And it’s scary. It makes us vulnerable. But I know now it’s worth it.

– Golden

ISN’T THAT JUST SO DEEP AND MEANINGFUL AND BEAUTIFUL?!

“Correct.” Kekrops sounded bitter, like he regretted his decision. “My people were the original Athenians–the gemini.”
“Like your zodiac sign?” Percy asked. “I’m a Leo.”
“No, stupid,” Leo said. “I’m a Leo. You’re a Percy.”

– The Blood of Olympus

OMFG I will never get over this. Put Percy and Leo together and you get a comedy show. (Sorry to all those people who haven’t read The Blood of Olympus, it is only really funny if you’ve read the book.)

Celine 

I don’t actually keep quotes anywhere but a few of my favourites are:

“She was the heir of ash and fire and she would bow to no one.”

– Heir of Fire

“And finally, not for pomp or triumph, but to mourn what they had become, they played the song of Adarlan.”

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“Brimstone’s hope, and the Warlord’s: that a girl raised human, with no memory of her true identity and no knowledge of the magic she contained , might somehow, someday, find her way to them and bring them out.”

– Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Larissa 

Ahhhh, so many great quotes and so little time.

“They said that love was terrifying and tender, wild and sweet, and none of it made any sense.
But now I knew that every mad word was true.”

– Cruel Beauty

“Before that night, I didn’t grasp that the shadows that sometimes crossed her face weren’t momentary clouds passing in front of the sun. Her deep silences were more than daydreams. And her habit of standing with her arms wrapped around her ribs was a way of holding herself together. I didn’t get there must be balance.
She couldn’t hold so much life, light and joy without also containing their opposites.”

Even in Paradise

“I am hard on myself. But isn’t it better to be honest about these things before someone else can use them against you? Before someone else can break your heart? Isn’t it better to break it yourself?”

– Stephanie Perkins

Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2013?

Mel 

The longest book I read this year was The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan with 516 pages and the shortest book I read was The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery with 98 pages.

Celine 

The longest book I read this year was Dreams of Gods and Monsters with 613 pages. My shortest read was Night of Cake and Puppets with 89 pages. Nice Daughter of Smoke and Bone theme going on here, yes? However, Night is actually a novella. If I don’t count novella’s but only full-length books my shortest read was a Dutch book called Schaduwkind (“shadow child”).

Larissa 

The longest book I read was Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey with 496 pages. The shortest I read was The Great Gatsby by none other than Scott F. Fitzgerald. It has 180 pages.

Book That Shocked You The Most

Mel 

The main character is hiding a secret throughout the book and when it is revealed, I was seriously so shocked that my jaw actually dropped open.

Celine 

The Half Life of Molly Pierce

I did not expect this to go the way it did, but I really loved what happened here.

Larissa 

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It’s Abigail Haas. Need I say more??

OTP OF THE YEAR

Mel 

OH PLEASE. PERCABETH ALL DA WAY, BABY! Now for some Percabeth fanart.

  

Celine 

Fun fact: I don’t actually really do OTPs because sadly, I am not able to ship as well as some people here. I can like two people together but I very, very rarely feel that burning I SHIP IT-feeling. However, I will always love Mik and Zuzana and *spoiler for Dreams of Gods and Monsters* Ziri and Liraz.

Larissa 

Wow, this is harder than excepted. I actually haven’t had a major OH MY GOD I SHIP THIS FOREVER AND ALWAYS YASSSSS moment this year. Some honorable mentions though would be for Isla and Josh from Isla and the Happily Ever After. I’d also like to give Simon and Blue from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (yes a 2015 release shhh) a nod. Because that book was insanely cute.

Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

Mel 

Gus and Maggie from the Disruption duology by Jessica Shirvington. Excuse me as I go cry because of the ending of Corruption. 

Celine 

Zuzana/Karou/Liraz. MY QUEENS. Also I don’t know whether this is entirely non-romantic but Celaena and Rowan from Heir of Fire. And Juliette and Kenji in Ignite Me.

Larissa 

On The Fence by Kasie West- in that one I just loved the brotherly relationships highlighted 🙂

Favorite Book You Read in 2014 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

Mel 

I read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell last year and didn’t like it, but then I read Fangirl this year and HECK YES! It’s one of my all time favourites, now.

Celine 

The Vanishing Season

Though this one wasn’t my favourite and I thought Tiger Lily was better, this was still a beautiful and haunting read as I’ve come to expect of Jodi Lynn Anderson by now.

Larissa 

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Though I did prefer In the Shadow of the Blackbirds (READ IT), Winter’s amazing talent for historical fiction again shines in The Cure for Dreaming.

Best Book You Read In 2014 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure

Mel 

The first book that comes to mind is…

I read this book based on Blythe’s recommendation and I LOVED IT! Seriously, this had one of the best romances.

Celine 

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)

I read this because a lot of people RAVED about it and to be honest, I thought they were mostly right 😛

Larissa 

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This one was everywhere, with super vague reviews mentioning the ending. Unfortunately the ending was the best part of the book for me, the writing drove me up the wall.

Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2014?

Mel 

CRICKET BELL CRICKET BELL CRICKET BELL

(From Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins)

Celine 

I wholeheartedly second the magic that is Cricket Bell. CRICKET BELL FOREVER. Then there are Sam (The Assassin’s Blade), Levi (Fangirl) and Thorne (Cress). And more, of course, but I’ll limit myself for once.

Larissa 

Cricket Bell is amazing! Read him back in 2013 though [; This year I’m gonna give props to Peter K. Kavinsky (To all of the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Trevor (Split Second) and Jackson (Timestorm). LOL like Celine I could go on but we don’t have all day…

Best 2014 debut you read?

Mel 

I really didn’t want to say Falling Into Place again but seriously, BEST. DEBUT. EVER. (I’m still convinced that Amy Zhang is my long lost sister because we have the same last name.)

Celine 

I feel like I’m just repeating Mel at this point but it was SO GOOD.

Larissa 

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Had to mention this one, AGAIN. Sorry guys, but it’s utterly amazing.

Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

Mel 

I could fully picture our world to be like the one in Disruption. Jessica Shirvington painted a very vivid setting, and I am sure many others will agree with me on this one.

Celine 

Are you guys tired of me answering every question with Dreams of Gods and Monsters and Heir of Fire yet?

Larissa 

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I’m going to go with Timestorm. The world created in the first of the series has grown so much by the third novel, and the same with the tricky time travel science. It was great and felt super solid.

Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

Mel 

This book is full of humour, guys. You can always trust Uncle Rick to make his readers laugh.

Celine 

The Art of Lainey

IT WAS SO FLUFFY.

Larissa 

Perkins’ romances always leave me a emotional gooey puddle of emotions.

Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2014?

Mel 

HAH. I have many. Like A LOT. What can I say? I cry a lot.

Not that I like it or anything.

Damn books.

          

These are the books that made me cry the most this year. Yes, I still have others.

I KNOW. I AM AN EMOTIONAL PERSON, OKAY?!

Celine 

Well, as you guys might know by now I do not cry over books. However, I was definitely feeling very sad while reading The Last Time We Say Goodbye.

Larissa 

These two didn’t make me cry, but I was damn close.

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Hidden Gem Of The Year?

Mel 

MORE PEOPLE NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! SERIOUSLY. ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT A GOOD SOB.

Celine 

17 First Kisses

One word: controversial. More people should read this, really. Not everyone’s going to like it but that’s kind of the beauty of this book.

Larissa 

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Again. More people need to read this!

Book That Crushed Your Soul?

Mel 

So is this like the book that made me cry so much that I almost drowned in my own tears? Because that goes to The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand.

*shoots dagger eyes at book*

Celine 

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

Sam freaking Cortland.

Larissa 

The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5)

YES CELINE, YES.

Most Unique Book You Read In 2014?

Mel 

This had such a quirky story line and the writing really stood out. There were magical realism elements in this, too.

Celine 

We Were Liars

This one was written in a way I’d never encountered before. Broken and fragmented sentences coming from a MC whose sanity you will question again and again.

Larissa 

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With an unreliable narrator, pulse racing mystery AND THAT ENDING!??! Yeah, definitely threw me for a loop.

Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

Mel 

This was a reread so I do suppose it still counts, right? Anyway, this book pisses me off. I hated all the characters from the very get go and hated them even more when I finished the book.

Which is why I loved this book so much.

Celine 

A Mad, Wicked Folly

The way some people behave is just not okay. This one focuses a lot on the empowerment of women and the suffragette movement (it was awesome by the way) and of course there are always going to be people who say that women can’t have rights. That made me mad alright. I loved the book though!

Larissa 

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People who have read this will understand my rage.

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New favorite book blog you discovered in 2014?

Mel 

I REFUSE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION. NOPE. I LOVE ALL THE BLOGS.

Celine 

I don’t even know which blogs I discovered in 2014 and which ones I did before, to be honest. Either way it doesn’t matter a lot because I love all of you 😀

Larissa 

YOU. Yeah, you. You’re reading this and you blog is actually so amazing. You put so much effort and hard work into it, and it so shows.

Favorite review that you wrote in 2014?

Mel 

Uh….DO I HAVE TO ANSWER THIS?!

Iiiiif I had to answer, it would be my review of Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby which hasn’t even been posted yet.

Celine 

Errrrrr… I think my review of Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang.

Larissa 

Errrrm I don’t know. Isla and Alias Hook were ones I felt proud off. And Mafia Girl was such a fun snarkfest!

Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Mel 

Umm, this is a major awkward question. But honestly, I love Larissa and Celine’s discussion posts. THEY’RE SO DEEP AND PROFOUND AND I LOVE READING THEM.

If we’re talking my favourite one that wrote, then I think I’d say my Why Percabeth is THE Ship post.

Celine 

*hugs Mel close* I also really love reading Mel’s and Larissa’s discussions! I think my favourite discussion that was actually written by me was More Importance of YA, but that could also be because it’s the most recent one so I remember it well. *coughs*

Larissa 

They’re all on point because my co-bloggers know how to write some seriously funny or hardhitting topics (:

My personal favorite discussion post I wrote would be either my satire guide to being a bestselling author or the Stigma Surrounding YA.

Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Mel 

Probably PTALive! I did a recap on the blog here.

Celine 

*racks brain* Does online flailage count? Because then it was probably the moment I discovered that Mel had gotten me a signed and personalized copy of Daughter of Smoke and Bone (which just happens to be one of my favourite books ever). THANK YOU AGAIN MEL <33

Larissa 

🙁 nobody ever comes to where I live hahaa.

However I can totally jump on Celine’s BOAT AND THANK MEL FOR EVERYTHING BECAUSE SHE’S AWESOME.

Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2014?

Mel 

I have many. Like MANY MANY MANY. What about that moment when one of my favourite authors–Abigail Haas–contacted me about reviewing Dangerous Boys? THAT WAS FREAKING AWESOME.

Aaaaand that moment when Jessica Shirvington hugged me at her author singing. SO MUCH AWESOME.

Celine 

Making such awesome new friends in this community <3

And also the couple of times an author tweeted me to thank me for the review I’d given their books!

Larissa 

Joining this blog. Seriously, I’ve gained so much by writing not only for YA Midnight Reads but also interacting with fellow bloggers (:

Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

That would definitely be our blogversary post!

Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Mel 

Uh…probably reviews. They get significantly less views and comments compared to discussion/non-review posts.

Celine 

To be honest, I love that ALL our posts get a lot of love by you guys. But reviews do have less views and comments, though I admit I’m guilty of reading discussions first and reviews later too *coughs*

Larissa 

Going join the train and say reviews. I get it though, sometimes you haven’t read a book being reviewed/never heard of it and don’t really know what to say :s

Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

Mel 

BOOKOUTLET.COM! Many of you including Celine, Emily and Rebecca would know how crazy I was during the Boxing Day sale. I bought 25 books! :O

Celine 

The fact that one of my local bookstores apparently has a whole section of English YA THAT I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT BEFORE. How I hadn’t noticed yet is beyond me, but I know now and it’s a happy discovery. (well, not for my wallet)

Larissa 

When I was in Italy I discovered the cutest little book shop <33 It was overfilled with books and the shop owner was the actual sweetest.

Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

Mel 

The only challenge I participated in this year was the Goodreads Reading Challenge, lol.

Celine 

Just the Goodreads Yearly Challenge!

Larissa 

…. I failed the goodreads one!! Does that count [;

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One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2014 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2015?

Mel 

OH definitely the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu! I was going to read them this year but I didn’t get to them in time 🙁

Celine 

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, which was also kindly gifted to me by Ellis <3

Larissa 

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. I know, I know, I feel the shame for not getting to this series being such an fairytale retelling lover myself.

Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2015 (non-debut)?

Mel 

THE SWORD OF SUMMER BY RICK RIORDAN! I was born to read this.

Also, PERCABETH CAMEOS. WE NEED THEM.

Celine 

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

DID YOU EVEN HAVE TO ASK

Larissa 

SO MANY OMFG. Gonna copy Celine though [;

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)

2015 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Mel 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Larissa and Celine both loved this one so naturally, I’m very excited about reading this.

Celine 

There are plenty but strange enough I can’t think of any right now!

Larissa 

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I got the first 56 ish pages of this one as a sneak peak. AND OMFG IT’S GREAT ALREADY AND I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2015?

Mel 

The anticipation for this book is actually killing me.

Celine 

THRONE OF GLASS #4

THIS LIST HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY SARAH J MAAS #sorrynotsorry

Larissa 

Hidden Huntress! It’s the sequel to Stolen Songbird, the book you’ve seen around 90586 times throughout this post.

One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2015?

Mel 

I definitely hope to meet more bloggy people and make more friends! It’s one of the best things about blogging–to meet others who love reading as much as I do.

Celine 

I really want to make the friendships I have stronger and meet more new people! I also really want to comment more because I’ve been awful at it lately.

Larissa 

I hope to get more time to show my love for blogging and reading <33 I want to read all of the books, write all of the reviews/discussion posts and comment on a regular basis to show my love.

A 2015 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone?

Mel 

I actually just finished this one last night and THIS BOOK WAS BLOODY BRILLIANT. *PUSHES BOOK IN ALL YOUR FACES*

Celine 

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

This one was just so much fun and fluff and cute. If you want a laugh-out-loud, fuzzy-feelings read, definitely put this on your TBR 🙂

Larissa 

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Okay, first off Celine is so right! READ THAT BOOK.

ALSO, read this one. It’s a beautiful historical fiction novel in literally every single way and deserves all of the five stars I’ve given.

If you are reading this, CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it to the end of the post. Here’s a cookie for you.

So what about you? Which book won the title of your 2014 favourite?

Also, Happy New Year, everyone!

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76 Responses to 2014’s End of Year Book Survey

  1. I REALLY NEED TO GET MY HANDS ON DANGEROUS GIRLS DON’T I?! I currently have Dangerous Boys sitting by my bed and it is staaaaaaring at me, so I should probably hurry up and read it, yes?!!

    OH MEL, IF YOU LOVED THE WINNER’S CURSE YOU’LL LOVE THE WINNER’S CRIME!!!! I just finished it the other day and LOVE. To much sexual tension in there for me though.

    Lol, Larissa I loved your review of Mafia Girl! We had exactly the same thoughts, except you worded it waaaaay better then I did, hehe. I just screamed as loudly as I could in capslock 😉 And thank god for people that didn’t like We Were Liars!!! That book and I got on SO badly >:/

    CELINE I LOVE ALL YOUR DISCUSSION POSTS! YOU ARE SERIOUSLY THE DISCUSSION QUEEN. <33

    Mel, I loved your Percabeth ship post! I have the first book right beside me, allll ready to read! Oh and that Percabeth fan art is so CUTTTTE!

    Beautiful post, sweetpeas! <33333 AND HAPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! I shall be celebrating by going to bed early and doing a whole lot of reading! Totally cool way to celebrate the new year, eh! 😉
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    • Celine says:

      YOU REALLY DO! Dangerous Girls is simply fantastic 😀

      And thank youu <33 That means a lot to me!

      Happy new year to you too Ella! 😀

    • Larissa says:

      YES GET DANGEROUS GIRLS NOW OMFG. IT’S CRAZY AND INSANE AND YOU’LL LOVE EVERY BIT OF IT. Guaranteed [;

      Hahahah glad you enjoyed that review. God, that book brings back painful memories LOL. SCREAMING IN CAPSLOCK WAS DEFINITELY UNDERSTANDABLE FOR MAFIA GIRL. And omg girl, swear we are twins. We Were Liars so wasn’t my cup of tea.

      Awww thank you <33 and hope 2015 is going good for you so far.

  2. Nicole says:

    My list extends to about 40, but if I were forced at knife point to pick just one, it would probably be Heir of Fire.
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  3. Jasprit says:

    I’m glad that you all had such a great reading year! Mel you know I’m all about the emotional reads, so I will certainly need to get into Falling into Place soon and all the other reads you recommended too! The Winner’s Crime and A Court of Thorns and Roses are two of my highly anticipated reads for next year too! I hope 2015 is a year full of many amazing reads for you all! 🙂
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    • Melanie says:

      Yes omg Jasprit you’ll really like Falling Into Place! It is so beautiful and emotional and GAAAAH MA FEELINGS. Happy New Year, girl <33

    • Larissa says:

      The Winner’s Crime and A Court of Thorns and Roses are so high on my list ahhhh. There’s just so many promising titles out there for 2015. I want to read them all <33 Hope 2015 is also a great year for books for you as well.

  4. Kyra says:

    LOVE the Percabeth fanart, they’re also two of the most memorable characters I read about this year. I also reread the Percy Jackson series and I’m REALLY looking forward to Rick’s new series next year!

    I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, too! I have the second book from the library and I’m looking forward to reading it! 😀

    Hope you guys have a lovely 2015! x
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  5. Yay! Cookies! It seems like you guys had an amazing year for both reading and blogging! It’s impossible for me to choose one book as my 2014 favorite, but my multiple favorites were Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker, Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, We Were Liars by E.Lockhart, Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl and the book I’m reading right now, The Innovators by Walter Isaacson. Oh dear. That is way more than one book. 🙂
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    • Melanie says:

      *gives you jar of chocolate cookies and ice-cream because I’m nice like that* Ooh To Kill A Mockingbird! I really need to read that one this year–actually, I HAVE to read it anyways because it’s required reading for school hah 😛

    • Larissa says:

      Haha yes, you deserve those cookies girl. To Kill a Mockingbird is always a great choice, such a wonderful classic c: LOL and I feel you, so hard to choose only one book.

  6. Christy says:

    Dangerous Girls is a book that I push like no other haha, it just blew my mind! I’m glad to see The Winner’s Crime on your 2015 anticipated sequel, I actually just ordered the first book last week 🙂

    Happy New Year’s Ladies :=)
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  7. Oh yes, The Assassin’s Blade crushed my soul as well. As did Crown of Midnight for that matter, but that last story of Assassin’s Blade was brutal. BRUTAL!!! *sobs just thinking about it* Love seeing Stolen Songbird on this list a number of times, that was one of my favorites of the year as well. I nearly died of happiness when I saw that Angry Robot picked the series up after Strange Chemistry went under:)

    Happy New Year ladies!!! <3
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    • Melanie says:

      RIght? The Assassin’s Blade totally crushed my heart…Sam *sniffles*

      Happy New Year to you too, Jenny <33

    • Larissa says:

      The Assassin’s Blade was totally soul crushing material, god damn. SO SAD. And yes <33 Stolen Songbird was totally deserving of being on this list 948084 times. AND ME TOO <33 so glad to see Stolen Songbird being picked up and getting the attention it deserves.

      Thank you <33

  8. Larissa, I felt the same way about We Were Liars. And I really need to read Even in Paradise STAT!

    Celine, I’m TOTALLY reading Dangerous Girls soon! Just purchased a copy yesterday. 😉

    Mel, I love Lola to the moon and back, times infinity. Plus one. <3 I chose Falling Into Place for its beautiful writing too. 🙂 Oh, and the big reveal in If You Find Me… 0_0
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  9. This is probably the longest post on YA Midnight Reads that I have ever seen! And so much love for Falling Into Place and Dangerous Boys! NEED TO GET HANDS ON THESE ASAP.

    Am currently reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters and to hear that it’s a beautiful series ender? Will go read thy book now.

    And a 100 (and 1) books, or over? Holy shit, I feel like I need to go do more reading. I’ve only made it to 41 books so far, lol. Best of luck for 2015, guys! You’ve had an absolutely amazing year.
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    • Celine says:

      Haha, yeah this post kind of turned out to be monstrously long! And yessss. It always makes me happy to see book pushing is effective 😛

      I hope you’ll LOVE Dreams of Gods and Monsters <3 It's one of my all-time favourite series!

      And haha, don't worry about that! Everyone reads at their own speed. I know people who read like 300 books a year O.O I could never do that, haha!
      Best of luck for 2015 for you too 🙂

    • Larissa says:

      HAHAHA YEAH. Not gonna lie, it took forever to write too. READ DANGEROUS BOYS. I’ve also not read Falling into Place and so am feeling the pressure to do so now.

  10. Amber Elise says:

    Yay Split Second love – I still need to read it but I ADORED Pivot Point! 🙂

    I ordered Dangerous Boys on Book Outlet so I can’t wait to see what all the hype is about.

    Have a fabulous 2015 ladies!
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  11. Oh, great. Now there are even more books that I want to read! 🙂

    Looks like all three of you had a good bookish year. Best wishes for 2015!
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  12. Holy shit. That must have been the longest post I ever read, but I love the questions and almost all the books look familiar because I’ve read some and I’ve seen reviews floating around on GR all about them. So wonderful list you guys and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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  13. Valerie says:

    THIS IS A LONG POST THEREFORE I WILL FOCUS ON ONE THING FROM EACH OF YOU GUYS.

    Mel: I got the LITTLE PRINCE IN FRENCH. But I still haven’t read it, it’s SUCH A POPULAR BOOK AND THEN THERE’S A MOVIE BEING MADE FROM IT. And gah. I need to read it too. Hopefully both of us will read it hahah. Oh and my bad I haven’t read anything by Rick Riordan don’t moosh me.

    Celine: I see that the DoS&B series was a big hit for you. WHICH IS GOOD because I also loved Dreams of Gods & Monsters, even though it was incredibly intimidating to read (600 pages).

    Larissa: I apparently need to read Stolen Songbird. AND IT’S OKAY THAT YOU ONLY READ 56 BOOKS Just read more next year muhhahaha. I think that’s a good number though. I’ve only read 67 🙂

    I HOPE I GET TO TALK TO YOU GUYS MORE AND MORE NEXT YEAR.

    HAPPY NEW YEARRR 🙂
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    • Celine says:

      Haha, this post was EXTREMELY long. Even I’m amazed at the length of it! 😛

      The DoS&B series is one of my all-time favourites. Love it <3

      HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO!

    • Melanie says:

      yes I wanna read The Little Prince in French! (And fail while trying) BUT YES THE MOVIE OMFG I AM SO READY PLEASE BE GOOOOOD. I might just moosh you, Val. HOW CAN YOU HAVE NOT READ ANYTHING RICK RIORDAN?!??!?!?!?!?

    • Larissa says:

      I KNOW IT’S CRAZY INSANELY LONGGGGG

      Yes girl~~~~ Read Stolen Songbird, I beg thee.And the come to me and fangirl.

      I HOPE WE CAN TALK MORE TOO, YOU’RE MY FAVE

  14. Oh, Dangerous Girls. That’s such a fantastic book. I still need to read Dangerous Boys, but I’m planning on finally buying a copy ASAP.

    -lauren
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  15. I’m with you Mel, I hated Isla and the Happily Ever After. Split Second was awesome, love Kasie West. And Even in Paradise was so beautifully written. Art of Lainey had a biggo smile on my face too.
    Happy 2015 ladies!
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  16. I LIKED READING ALL OF THIS. You three have fabulous answers (even if Celine, oooh, you and Mel had a lot of the same answers, right?!XD Go Ari and Dante!) And to be honest, YES, every answer can be appropriately listed for Heir of Fire.
    Or just Sarah J Maas.
    Sam freaking Cortland is all I can say.
    I’M GOING TO READ RED QUEEN THIS WEEK. SO EXCITED!
    Ergh. Don’t ask me to pick favourites. 🙁 I love all the books I read by Maggie Stiefvater. The ENTIRE 3 books so far in the Raven Cycle and Sinner and I reread Shiver and that was awesome again. And of course all 4 Sarah J Maas books. I wish I’d been reading them earlier. PAIN. LOVE IT.
    I get to be friends with Mel next year when I finally read all the Riordan! YAAY FOR ME.
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    • Celine says:

      THIS MAKES ME HAPPY.

      Sarah J Maas for president. Heir of Fire and The Assassin’s Blade kind of destroyed me.

      Excited about Red Queen!! Curious what you’ll think of it 😀

    • Larissa says:

      I like you and your comments #pretendlarissaisnotbeingcreepyinherloveofcait

      Sarah J Maas is amazing. That it, all that needs to be said really.

      I NEED TO READ RED QUEEN TOO, ALL OF THE BUZZ IS KILLING ME.

  17. Mel – Wow you girls do a lot of re-reading, Falling into Zhang was written really beautifully definitely. Let’s Get Lost was so disappointing, I totally agree! YAY I’m so glad you love Ari & Dante. It’s so incredibly BEAUTIFUL and so many feels. Omg omg I can’t believe you’re going to pick up the Legend trilogy, it was SO BEAUTIFUL. The ending is up there as one of the best endings ever!

    OH CELINE YOU HAVE THE BEST LIST EVER of favourite books. It makes me super happy to see Heir of Fire and Dangerous Boys onto there! Although I must catch up with Dreams of Gods and Monsters…I haven’t even read the 2nd one yet. It makes me so happy you book push Dangerous Girls, we’re twins in that respect <3 I did love your Importance of YA post Celine, that was done so well!

    Larissa – I've heard people couldn't get into We Were Liars sometimes, it seems to be you either love it or hate it. I need to get into Stolen Songbird, I've heard so much about it and I think I'd love it. I totally agre with Winner's Curse and This Shattered World on the best covers! Haha your best selling author guide was amazing.

    THE ASSASSin's BLADE CRUSHED ALL OF OUR SOULS!

    • Celine says:

      😀 Glad to hear that! Heir of Fire and Dangerous Boys were AMAZING, though very different, haha. I hope you get to Days of Blood and Starlight soon! I already LOVED Daughter of Smoke and Bone but this was were it got truly fantastic and all-time favourite for me. It’s much darker than the first one, though. I really hope you’ll like it because I know some people actually disliked the direction the series went in, though I loved it. Book 2 and 3 are very similar in tone so if you’ll like the 2nd one it’s very likely you’re going to enjoy the 3rd as well. And whoops, this kind of turned into a novel but oh well 😛

      And thank you! I’m very glad to hear that 🙂

    • Melanie says:

      Falling Into Place is one of those books that DEMAND to be reread. Seriously. I am planning to buy the Legend hardback set on TBD soon (oh wait I’m on a book buying ban <.<) and then I shall read dem pretties

    • Larissa says:

      Yeah I think it’s a really polarizing read- either you love We Were Liars or hate it. And I also think you’d really enjoy Stolen Songbird, you need it in your life girl. LOL glad you remember that guide, honestly one of the most fun and entertaining things to write.

      YES IT DID

  18. Hilary says:

    SO MANY GLORIOUS BOOKS THAT I HAVE NEVER READ BUT MUST NOW READ. HOLYYYYYY.
    DANGEROUS GIRLS
    FALLING INTO PLACE (HOW DID I NOT READ THAT YET?)
    LOVE LETTERS TO THE DEAD
    WINNER’S CRIME (2015 SO CLOSE)
    MAGNUS CHASE MAGNUS CHASE PERCABETH MAGNUS CHASE PERCABETHPERCABETHPERCABETH
    AND LIKE A GAJILLION OTHERS

    I discovered this blog this year and I can’t thank all three of you guys enough for bringing a smile to my face. You guys are amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! <3
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  19. Congrats on meeting your goal Mel and Celine. AND LARISSA! You were such a busy bee this year though. YOU’RE A CHAMPION FOR READING SO MANY, ESP WITH EVERYTHING ELSE YOU WERE ALSO DOING! <3

    I'VE ORDERED EVEN IN PARADISE. I AM SO READY.

    Mel, I can see how much you loved Falling Into Place. Is now a bad time to say I STILL HAVEN'T READ IT??? *hidddesss* THIS YEAR (how weird that sounds, acknowledging 2015)

    AND OH GOD YES MEL HOW GOOD WAS RED QUEEN. THAT BOOK SERIOUSLY. I CAN'T
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    • Melanie says:

      RED QUEEN WAS SI FREAKING FANTASTIC OMG THE TWISTS IN THAT BOOK TOTALLY KILLED ME UGGGGGGH. It’s okay, I forgive you for not reading Falling Into Place because you’ve read Red Queen. BUT BE WARNED, I will def chop off your head next time. *shoots dagger eyes at you*

    • Larissa says:

      AWWWW THANKS JESS <33 YOU'RE A SWEETIE.

      I hope you love Even in Paradise. I think it takes a special person to appreciate it, it's much more character driven and philosophical than plot driven. Ahhhh, I'm nervous now 😛 I want you to like it so much. I don't want you to be like "ew this book sucks, Larissa must be crazy."

  20. GAH I have so many things I want to say, but where to begin!? Okay. Well, first of all, I went Boxing Day crazy on Book Outlet too, but my 14 books pales in comparison 😉 I am with you, Larissa- We Were Liars did not do anything for me! You guys have read SO many books, very impressive! I just bought Stolen Songbird, so I can flail soon too! And I want Disruption, but NO ONE SELLS IT. No one! Why!? I need it! I loved One Past Midnight (or whatever it is called there, I know it has a different title) and I need more Jessica Shirvington, NOW. Also, I cannot wait for pretty much EVERY 2015 book that you all mentioned. No seriously, I think I have preordered each one! Oh, and I LOVED The Cure for Dreaming, and just bought In the Shadow of Blackbirds. And I am starting Of Scars and Stardust as soon as I am done blogging tonight, so yay! GREAT recap post, and very happy 2015 to all of you!
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    • Melanie says:

      Thanks, Shannon! I hope 2015 is fantastic to you as well 😉 Oh yes Disruption doesn’t have international rights yet as I believe–it should be soon though because it took Between the Lives (One Past Midnight) took about the same time to get intl rights. If I hear anything I’ll let you know!

    • Larissa says:

      YES. We Were Liars was definitely overhyped and not my cup of tea. And ahhhh, hope you love Stolen Songbird as much as I did <33 or more. Same goes for Shadow of the Blackbirds. And Of Scars and Stardust! Ahhhhh.

  21. Yay for Falling Into Place, Golden and Dangerous Boys! I loved all three of those as well and can’t wait to read more from those authors, especially Amy Zhang. *high fives Larissa* The Great Gatsby is one of my favourite modern classics too, Fitzgerald’s writing is just exquisite. Even In Paradise is high on my 2015 to-read list, as is Ari and Dante. Mel, I know just how you feel about All The Bright Places and Corruption *sobs* – they really got at my emotions as well. In all, hope all of you have a fantastic 2015, and thanks for sharing this fabulous post 🙂

  22. Amir says:

    Awwww maaaaan. I’m halfway done Ashes to Ashes and now I’m afraid to finish it….is it really that bad?! OH NOOO. I love the first and second book so much *sob*
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  23. Mel: wow congrats on reading 202 books! That is so freaking good especially since you have so much else in your life like school. Oh my gosh yes more people need to read Me Since You. I read that book because you recommended it and it totally crushed me with all those emotions.
    Celine: Yeeees Laini Taylor should win ALL the awards. I love her series so much – oh and I need to read Lips Touch! I’ve heard so many great things about that one too. And yes The Assassin’s Blade tore me to shreds.
    Larissa: Ahhh I really want to read Even In Paradise! I think I’m going to buy a copy now because it popped up so much throughout this post and I love emotional reads
    Happy 2015 ladies! 🙂

  24. Amelia K says:

    Wow this was such a fun and long post to read! I really want to read Simon because I love GLBT contemporary and everyone seems to be loving that one a lot. I’m so glad that I read Dangerous Girls, it was freaking fantastic! That ending had me shocked for ageeeees. Thanks for the awesome recap post!

    • Melanie says:

      Thank you sweetly, Amelia! Yes I wanna read Simon vs Homo Sapiens as well–I have it on my kindle right now but haven’t had the time to read it, unfortunately.

  25. Bennari says:

    You guys are so lucky to have read Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Red Queen and Under a Painted Sky. Those are some of my most highly anticipated reads (along with The Winner’s Crime) and it’s really great to hear that you guys loved and want to recommend them so much. Happy new year 😉

  26. Golden, Isla, Stolen Songbird – all excellent books! I seriously need to catch up on Laini Taylor’s series. Although I sliiiightly prefer Trevor and Addie’s romance in Pivot Point, I prefer Split Second overall – two such swoony romances! I also thought The Winner’s Curse was beautiful and unique, and Prisoner of Night and Fog is one of my favorites of the year. I didn’t love Lola so much (that love triangle about did me in). Loooved Ask Again Later and This Shattered World.

    Amazing list, girls! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
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  27. haha 202 is even better! Congrats on meeting your goals Mel & Celine! 56 books is still amazing Larissa! I somehow managed 99, but I thought I’d read 100. Dreams of Gods and Monsters made my top list too! I haven’t read Stolen Songbird yet, but I’m happy to see it on your lists. I tried to get people to read Percy Jackson too! I’m glad you liked Prisoner of Night and Fog. I accidentally got that one and I usually don’t read that kind of book either. Maybe I’ll give it a shot now. I think the Blood of Olympus quote would be funny even if I hadn’t read the books, but it’s hard to find funny quotes that don’t have inside jokes in them. Thorn is great! Yes to both the Legend Trilogy and Lunar Chronicles.

    Thanks for the cookie! Sorry I made such a long comment. 🙂
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  28. Hello, this list is AMAZING. There’s Falling into Place and Golden both of which I lovelovelove. Heir of Fire, The Half Life of Molly Pierce and Split Second are absolutely amazing books!

    P.S. Have none of you guys read The Raven Cycle yet? What.
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