I am an award-show-geek, simply put, so I decided to give out some awards to the books I’ve read during 2015.
(yes, I know that 2015 is not quite over yet, but if I don’t put this up now I’ll be super-stressed this upcoming weekend for personal reasons)
There are 32 awards – some for good books, some for bad books, some for authors, some for characters, some for romantic ships etc. Each category has a winner and a runner-up – winners get banners that be posted both here and on their Goodreads book reviews.
A book that I will have no trouble re-reading without being bothered by the fact that I already know everything that will happen.
A cover that made me drool because of the gorgeousness it presented!
Action = not necessarily lots of fighting and wars and stuff, but things happening. All. The. Time.
A book set in the modern day world (may include flashbacks to past events).
A book set in a future where everything’s gone to hell.
A book that might involve magic, possibly set in another world and with other creatures than humans involved. Not to be mixed up with Sci-Fi!
A story set in the past – opposite of Contemporary.
A book that tells of real life events.
Set in the future, involves complicated technology, possibly other races than humans.
Complicated technology in Victorian times.
A book that I had heard a lot of good things about but found that I did not enjoy even half as much.
A book where I could easily determine what would happen next – not something I enjoy!
The overall worst read of the year.
A short-story that accompanies a series or stands alone. Might be included in a collection!
Best full-length novel of 2015.
Why Carswell Thorne (Lunar Chronicles)? The moment this guy showed up in the second book of the series my head matched him up with Flynn Rider from the movie Tangled. Don’t ever let them be in the same room – the commentary would be constant!
Runner-Up: Jace Lightwood (Mortal Instruments)
Why Chaol Westfall (Throne of Glass)? I have a habit of falling for characters who have trouble showing their feelings, because I’m the same. Over the course of 4 books Chaol’s shell has shattered and rebuilt itself into a slightly different one, but it’s only made me crush even harder on him.
Runner-Up: Raffe (Penryn and the End of Days)
Why Clary Fray (The Mortal Instruments)? Clary has annoyed me from the first book and the only reason why I kept reading the series was that I loved the other characters and because of that they liked Clary I, in the end, sort of ended up liking her to… it’s complicated…
Runner-Up: Rhysand (A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Why Meghan Chase (The Iron Fey)? I liked the story much better whenever Meghan wasn’t a part of it. The moment she showed up I just sighed. Get lost!
Runner-Up: Kelsey Hayes (The Tiger Saga)
Why The Emperor (The Winner’s Trilogy)? The creepiness. Every time he showed up I had goosebumps.
Runner-Up: Queen Levana (The Lunar Chronicles)
Why Celaena (Aelin) (Throne of Glass)? If she competed for Prom Queen she’d charm half the room and threaten the other half until everyone voted for her. End of story.
Runner-Up: Kestrel (The Winner’s Trilogy)
Why Magnus Bane (The Mortal Instruments)? Let’s change that question to “why the hell not?”
Runner-Up: Justin March (Age of X)
Why Emma Donahoe (Emma Donahoe Series)? Emma has been one of my favorite characters ever since I read the first book about her and now that the series is coming to an end she’s matured so much and reading things from her POV is a real treat.
Runner-Up: Marian (Scarlet)
Why Elias (An Ember in the Ashes)? Elias telling his story was a real treat. He’s a complicated character trapped in a situation that is in no way ideal to him and it’s absolutely brilliant to follow his thoughts.
Runner-Up: Four (Divergent)
Why Celaena (Aelin) (Throne of Glass)? All the BAMF-award go to Celaena (Aelin)! Don’t you dare argue with me!
Runner-Up: Sydney Sage (Bloodlines)
Why Akiva (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)? Akiva is probably the most interesting male character I’ve read about this year and after finishing book #2 he’s the hero closest to my heart.
Runner-Up: Isaac Vanio (Magic Ex Libris)
No romance here! These two characters are destined to be nothing more than friends – and I hope the author listens to that!
Runner-Up: Dorian & Celaena (Throne of Glass)
This pairing made me want to vomit. Not a pairing I root for. Nope.
Runner-Up: Merek/Twylla (The Sin Eater’s Daughter)
These two characters haven’t even met and still I root for them to become an actual couple. Pleeeeeeease!
Where’s that GIF of a happy sigh? God, I love these two together – and I live in constant fear that something’s going to happen to them in the two novels I haven’t read!
Runner-Up: Chaol/Celaena (Throne of Glass)
I always get ecstatic when I discover a new writer and this year was full of such new discoveries, but I think the one that affected me most was when I discovered Melinda Salisbury. Looking forward to more from her!
Runner-Up: Sabaa Tahir
The overall best author that I read this year was Sarah J Maas. Apparently she could do no wrong in my eyes!
Runner-Up: Marie Rutkoski