Tuesday 31 December 2013

Best of the Bunch December 2013

Best of the Bunch is a book blog hop hosted here on the last day of each month, where we can look back over the books we have read over this past month and give a Best of the Bunch award to our favourite book of that month.

I always put up my post on the last day of the month, but remember, you can add your link in anytime in the following month.
For more info and to grab the button and stickers visit the BOTB page here and then when you've written up your post, add your linky to the list below. 

December 2013
This month I have read-

  • The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher - 3 of 5 stars
  • Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent, book 3) - 4 of 5 stars
  • Fractured by Sarah Fine (Guards of the Shadowlands, book 2) - 3.5 of 5 stars
  • Vanish by Sophie Jordan (Firelight, book 2) - 4 of 5 stars
  • The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines, book 4) - 4.5 of 5 stars
  • When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach - 3 of 5 stars
  • Taste of Darkness by Maria V. Snyder (Healer Avry of Kazan, book 3) - 4.5 of 5 stars
  • Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood, book 2) - 4 of 5 stars
I have reviewed- 
I also wrote a post of my top ten books of 2013

And the winner of the Best of the Bunch for December 2013 is...

...dramatic pause...

Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead!

Fiery Heart  by Richelle Mead

Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.

In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life, and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her . . .

But the struggle isn't over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there's still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path – or risk being sent to re-education. Her skill with magic is growing in ways she never imagined – but that doesn't stop the near-constant threat of evil magic users, Vampire Hunters, and Strigoi from growing ever closer.

I adore all of Richelle Mead's books anyway- her writing just sucks me into these worlds and puts me square in the shoes of her characters, but I think this series has gone from strength to strength and this book is probably the best one so far. It's action packed, so romantic, funny and smart. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series. 

So I'd love to know- what was the best book you read/ reviewed this month? Link it up here! 
Already written up a monthly wrap-up post? Why not link it up here!? And don't forget to visit the other blogs to get some great new book recs. 

Just let me know- Who gets your bananas?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I have yet to start the Bloodlines series, but I've heard great things about it! Good to know the series continues to be enjoyable (or gets even better) as it continues. I'll have to start it soon! :)

    --Sam @ SIK Book Reviews

  2. The Fiery Heart is amazing! Adrian! <3

  3. I plan on reading the Fiery Heart within the next week or two!! Can't wait!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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