Friday, January 31, 2014

Best of the Bunch ~ January 2014

Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme hosted by Always Lost in Stories on the last day of every month. The aim of this meme is to share the best book that we have read in that month and give it our Best of the Bunch award.

Books read in January:

House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty ~ 5 stars ~ My Review!
Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements #0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ 2 stars
Layla's Gale (Elemental Myths #1) by Nicole Pouchet ~ 4 stars ~ Review to come closer to release date!

Ceiba's Grace (Elemental Myths #0.5) by Nicole Pouchet ~ 4 stars ~ My Review!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ~ 5 stars ~ My Review!
Priestess of the Nile (The Gods of Egypt #1) by Veronica Scott ~ 3 stars ~ My Review!

Looking for Alaska by John Green ~ 3 stars
Shadow Kiss: A Graphic Novel (Vampire Academy: The Graphic Novel #3) by Richelle Mead ~ 5 stars
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan ~ 3 stars

War of the Gods by Justine Borrego, Juan Borrego and Marco Borrego ~ 3 stars ~ My Review!
Blood Reunited (Blood Vine #3) by Amber Belldene ~ 5 stars ~ My Review!
Enshadowed (Nevermore #2) by Kelly Creagh ~ 5 stars

Love Lessons (Heavenly Bites #2) by Christine S. Feldman ~ 4 stars ~ My Review!
Playing Cupid (Heavenly Bites #3) by Christine S. Feldman ~ 5 stars ~ My Review!

And the Best of the Bunch winner of January 2014 is...

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Dutton Books
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

I don't think this came as a surprise. It was by far the best book I've read in January. My friend Em surprised me by gifting it to me for my Kindle because she knew the libraries have a never ending waiting list for this one. Thans again, girl! :D

~Honorable mentions go to:

House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty
This was the first book I read in January and it was a hit right away. I loved it and it was probably the second best book I read this month!

Layla's Gale by Nicole Pouchet 
This (together with Ceiba's Grace) was a really good book that I enjoyed immensely. I'm so glad the author asked me to review it!

Blood Reunited by Amber Belldene
God, I loved this book. I can't believe it's the end already. But it was ended perfectly. Yay!

Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
My god. How badly I want the third book in this series now! Enshadowed was amazing. Just as good as Nevermore! 

What was the best book you read this month?
Leave me links to your Best of the Bunch post if you participate in it.

1 comment:

  1. You've read so many books this month! No surprise about The Faults in Our Stars, though. Even though I haven't read it, there is so much talk about it. I have to get my hands on a copy, soon.


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