Friday, December 31, 2010

End of 2010 Survey!

Jamie over at The Perpetual Page-Turner created a great little survey for bloggers to fill out regarding their most favourite and least favourite reads of 2010 and I thought that it was great, so here are my answers!

1) Best book of 2010?  Well besides all of the last books of series that I love (ie. “The Last Sacrifice” by Richelle Mead and “Alpha” by Rachel Vincent), “The Body Finder” by Kimberly Derting. This book is beautifully written and the characters are probably some of my most favourite characters ever. I highly recommend this book- I don't think that you could go wrong in reading it.

2) Worst book of 2010?: “Halo” by Alexandra Adornetto or "Sleepless"  by Cyn Balog. I was sucked in by both books beautiful covers, but EGAD! I think that both books had such great potential and neither were able to live up to their potential.

3) Most Disappointing Book of 2010? “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins. This book was cringe-worthy and really made me rethink everything that I had thought about the previous two books.

4) Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2010? “L.A. Candy” by Lauron Conrad. I jokingly picked this book up and I thought that it was actually quite good! 

5) Book you recommended to people most in 2010? Oh gosh... Well this would be a tie between “The Mortal Instruments” series by Cassie Clare and the “Shifter” series by Rachel Vincent. I seriously make a plug about them (most of the time unintentionally) in almost every single blog post/ review.

6) Best series you discovered in 2010? Oh gosh... This is a tough one. I did enjoy the first two books of "The Hunger Games", but I did discover Kelley Armstrong's series, both "Women of the Otherworld" and "The Darkest Powers" this year and loved both of them, so I think that the title would have to go to either of Kelley's series. 

7) Favoruite new authors you discovered in 2010? Kimberly Derting, Rachel Hawkins, Andrea Cremer, Aprilynne Pike.

8) Most hilarious read of 2010? “The Last Sacrifice” by Richelle Mead. Seriously, I didn’t know that Dimitri was that funny.

9) Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2010? “Men of the Otherworld” by Kelley Armstrong. I typically am not a novella person at all, but I could not put this book down. I loved every moment of it, from seeing cute little feral Clay, to snarky psychopathic teenage Clay.

10) Book you most anticipated in 2010? Either Kelley Armstrong’s “The Reckoning” or “Waking the Witch”.

11) Favorite cover of a book you read in 2010? Well that’s easy, “Nightshade” by Andrea Cremer. I loved it so much that I actually oil painted the cover of it.

12) Most memorable character in 2010? Well, since I obviously cannot pick just one, here is my list (and yes, they are all boys... Bu they [in all of their gorgeousness, caringness, and whatnot] are completely memorable. Jay Heaton. Gale. Graves. Dimitri. Owen. Marc. Tod.

13) Most beautifully written book in 2010? "Linger" by Maggie Stiefvater. I don't think any other author can make me feel so many emotions when reading their works to the extent that Maggie does. By the end of her books I am typically in tears.

14) Book that had the greatest impact on you in 2010? Oh gosh... Another tough question. I would have to say "Jealousy" by Lili St. Crow. I love Dru and the gang so much and what happened in this book? GASP! Never would have expected it at all- especially the Graves stuff. When I read the note about breaking Graves my stomach dropped and I literally felt physically sick- which I don't think has ever happened to me while reading a book before. 

15) Book you can't believe you waited UNTIL 2010 to finally read? Well probably "The Hunger Games" series, since didn't the first book come out in 2008 or something? People had been raving about this series/ in love with it for years before I finally decided to give it a go.


  1. Oh some great lists here including some I really want to sink my teeth into (uh, so to speak). Men of the Otherworld has been on my wishlist like forever (way before the cover was decided on). Think I need to get it? ;)

  2. @Melissa, I love the cover of "Men of the Otherworld", I think that it is really hot... ;) Anyways, I love that book, same with "Tales of the Otherworld". I think that they are my most favourite books of the series (even though you know, they aren't technically part of the series). I just think that it is really nice to see a different side of the characters/ see how/ why the characters have developed how they have.

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