My Most Favorite Reads of 2013

// January 2nd, 2014 // Blogging

 

Woo hoo! 2013 is over! And I have to pat myself on the back. I’ve read SO MANY BOOKS! I’m so excited for a new year of reading! As I do every year, I have made a list of the best books I’ve read. This, my friends is that list. Time to begin. Let’s start off with #10!

 

10. Behind Enemy Lines

This book is the sixth in the Infinity Ring series. I liked this one more than the others. Jennifer A. Nielsen, the author of the False Prince and the Runaway King, wrote it. She is an amazing author, so the book was fantastic. It is about Dak, Sera, and Riq. They are time travelers who try to fix “breaks” that have happened. The time traveling group goes to WWII to become spies and help the Allies win the war.

 

9. The Hypnotists

This book was written by Gordon Korman. It is about Jax. He can hypnotize people, but REALLY hypnotize, not like, “when I say abracadabra you will wake up and slap yourself forever.” It is actually like they control minds, and have a connection with their victim. For more information, see my book review.

The Hypnotists

8. Tuck Everlasting

I read this book in English class in my school, and it was amazing. The dialogue was cool, and the descriptions of people and things were… well, really descriptive. It is about a girl named Winnie who stumbles upon a family. That family is immortal because they drank water from a spring that grants immortality (similar to the legend of the Fountain of Youth, right?). They regret being immortal, because it is boring, and death is part of the circle of life. There is a man who wishes to become rich by selling this water to anyone he deems worthy. It is written by Natalie Babbit.

 

7. The Fantastic Family Whipple

I got this book as an ARC (advanced reader copy) at the Book Expo of America in NYC. It was amazing and unique. The book is about a boy from a large family. Everyone in that family is a world record breaker, except for him. For more information, see my book review.

The House of Hades

6. The Underland Chronicles

Rather than putting all of the books in one series into different slots, I decided my sixth favorite read of the year was the entire collection. The Underland Chronicles is a series written by Suzanne Collins. The series is about Gregor, who goes from the Earth’s surface to the Underland, a world under ours. These books are fast paced and are very enjoyable. Here is a link to one of my reviews for the series.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

5. The Runaway King

This book features, well, a king, an assassin, and a nasty band of pirates. Yep. All in one novel. Jennifer A. Nielsen did a pretty amazing job with this book. It is the second book in the Ascendance trilogy. For more information, see my book review.

The Runaway King

4. The False Prince

The first book in the Ascendance trilogy. The book was outstanding throughout, but I swear, at the end I was sure my heart had stopped. It is about a kingdom with no king. The royal family died, and the only person to take the throne was a prince who was missing. A boy named Sage, an orphan, was taken by a nobleman named Conner. With two other boys, Conner trains them on how to act like the prince, so the boy who is chosen and is brought to the throne can be his puppet. The entire book BLEW MY MIND!

 

3. The House of Hades

I have been reading Rick Riordan books for a long time. He is one of my favorite authors. His books are amazing and this one was no exception. It is always fun visiting Percy, Annabeth, Jason and Leo in Riordan’s world of Greek mythology. For more information, see my book review.

The House of Hades

2. Ender’s Game

This book was one of the most interesting, and amazing books that I have read. It is about a boy named Ender who is extremely smart. Earth is at war with the buggers, an alien species. Ender is brought to battle school, where he trains to become a commander of a fleet of spaceships. Like the False Prince, the ending had me with my eyes wide open. Orson Scott Card made a, well, AWESOME book.

 

Now, for the final book. Don’t tune out now, because my #1 book I read this year is…

 

1. The Lord of the Rings

This book is outstanding, amazing, enjoyable, memorable, thrilling and AWESOME! The descriptions of Middle Earth are amazing, and the monsters, world and races are unique and outstanding. Some people don’t like this book because they think there is a lot of walking, and not a lot of action, but some people, like me, find it to be one of the best books they’ve ever read. It was written by the legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien.

 

So, that is it. The best books I read this year. I hope you have a wonderful new year (reading books)!

 

 

One Response to “My Most Favorite Reads of 2013”

  1. oliver says:

    you couldn’t be more correct. All of these are great books.

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