1st Anniversary!

Hi everyone.

I don’t have a new review to post today but I just thought I would take a moment to thank you for your support and submissions over the last twelve months. On 6th February 2014, I posted my first review on this blog and since then I have posted ninety-five more, including nine book tours, twenty-seven submissions from kind authors and one guest post from Nick.

I’m not going to do a special anniversary review because I’m only a few books away from the 100th review (don’t worry, I have something saved up for that one) but I thought I’d take a moment today to talk about my favourite books. I always believe in giving praise where praise is due so here’s a list of my top 10 Young Adult novels (in no particular order). If you want to learn why I consider these novels to be the best, click on the links to be taken to my reviews:

Lord Loss by Darren Shan

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riodan

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

E by Kate Wrath

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

I was also considering doing a top 10 worst novels list but decided that this was a tad unfair. It takes a lot of courage to send a novel out into the world and I certainly don’t want to put any authors off by telling people that their books suck. Instead, I’ll tell you what my least favourite novel of the year was. Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor. Given how inflamatory and offensive this book was, I have no problem with pointing the finger at it. A novel will have to work pretty hard to knock Shadowmancer off its worst novel podium…

Anyhow, thanks for your continuing support. I can’t wait to see how much my top ten will change over the next twelve months!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. booksandbookmarks
    Feb 07, 2015 @ 06:22:00

    Congratulations on completing a year! 🙂

    Reply

  2. aimalfarooq
    Feb 08, 2015 @ 08:34:26

    Hey! Congratulations on your first blog anniversary. I really love some of the books you mentioned. :3

    I really like your reviews. I hope you don’t mind that I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I really hope you decide to do it. If you want more details, here they are: https://aimalfarooq.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/liebster-award-nomination/

    Thanks. Have a fab day. ❤

    Reply

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