While I’m waiting for my editor to click “publish” on my latest release (DEUCE, the epic conclusion to The Vortex Series), I thought I would reflect back on the books that touched my heart and soul the most this year—the writing I admire, the stories I wish I had imagined and written myself. Now, these books didn’t necessarily come out in 2013, but were the ones I conquered from my ever-growing TBR Goodreads list. Here we go!


10) Legend by Marie Lu

9) Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

8) Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

7) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

6) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

5) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

4) A Different Blue by Amy Harmon

3) Cinder by Marissa Meyer

2) Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

And my number one favorite book this year:

1) Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout

Happy reading and here’s to another year of awesome YA books!

Janine Caldwell, YA Author

Author of Coming-of-age fantasy VISITED and The Vortex Series: REMATCH, DOUBLE FAULT, DEUCE

About Janine

YA Author of The Vortex Series. REMATCH, DOUBLE FAULT, DEUCE. Secret drummer & avid reader.