Category: Year End Wrap Up

Adventures in YA 041: 2016 Year End Wrap Up

2016 is behind us and it’s time to do our 2016 Year End Wrap Up. Join us as we talk about some of our favorite books of the year and try and work through Kristin’s issues with series. We also stop record at some point and it’s all down hill from there. And we may also fangirl over Goblin and Gong Yoo…again.

Kdramas and Cdramas mentioned:
Goblin (you should all be watching this!)
Love 020

Sara:
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
All These Things I’ve Done

Kristin:
Sweet Evil
Gemina
A Million Worlds With You
Da Vinci’s Tiger
A Taste for Monsters

2016 Year End Wrap Up

New Author(s) Discovered in 2016
Kristin:
* Nicola Yoon
*Katie McGarry
Sara:
*Jason Reynolds

Favorite Character:
Sara:
*Alice from the Truth About Alice
Kristin:
*Needles from When I Was the Greatest

Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
Kristin:
*A Taste for Monsters
*And I Darken
*The Remnant Chronicles Series
Sara
*The Winner’s Kiss
*Manners and Mutiny
*Dark Days Club

Favorite Cover
*The Thousandth Floor

Hidden Gem of 2016:
Kristin and Sara:
*Wink Poppy Midnight
Kristin:
*Denton Little’s Death Date

Best Series Started in 2016
Sara:
*Falling Kingdoms
Kristin
*The Witch Hunter
*And I Darken

Best Book of 2016
Sara:
*An Ember in the Ashes
Kristin:
*Everything Everything
*A Taste for Monsters

A Book You Didn’t Get To in 2016 but will Read in 2017
Kristin:
*The Last True Love Story
*Three Dark Crowns
Sara:
*Crooked Kingdom

Most Surprising Read:
Kristin:
*Tell Me Three Things
*Denton’s Little Death Date
Sara:
*Wink Poppy Midnight

Series We Finished in 2016
Sara:
*The Finished School Series
*The Winner’s Trilogy
*Tiny Pretty Things Duology
Kristin:
*Shatter Me
*The Winner’s Trilogy
*Tiny Pretty Things Duology
*Just One Duology
*The Remnant Chronicles series
*The Dustland Series
*The Young Elites
*The Firebird
*The Wrath and the Dawn

Most Anticipated Book of 2017
Kristin:
*The Hate U Give
*I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Sara:
*Warcross

Adventures in YA Episode 014: 2015 Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to another episode of Adventures in YA. In this episode we are wrapping up 2015 and talking about some of our favorite reads of the year. We also look ahead to 2016 with a challenge to each other and announce the first book for our Quarterly Bookclub.

Books Read:

Sara:
Ink and Bone
The Rose Society
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares
Soundless
Behemoth

Kristin:
A Tyranny of Petticoats
The Trouble With Destiny
Ten Thousand Skies Above You
The Nest

2015 Wrap Up

Best Book in 2015
*Dumplin
Most Surprising Read of 2015
*Krisitn: Saint Anything
*Sara: Your Voice is All I Hear
Best Series Started in 2016
*Kristin: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
*Sara: The Red Queen and Stoker & Holmes
New Authors Discovered in 2015
*Sara: Jessie Burton
*Kristin: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Favorite Character
*Kristin: Lord Akeldama
*Sara: Tim Mason and Sophronia
Favorite Cover
*Sara: Finishing School Series
*Kristin: The Nest
Best Book Debut You Read in 2016
*Kristin: Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Best World Building/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year
*Sara: Six of Crows
*Kristin: Gail Carriger Books
Hidden Gems of 2015
*Kristin: Aristotle & Dante and Princes of Thrones
*Sara: The Darkest Part of the Forest
A Book You Didn’t Get To in 2015 but will Read in 2016
*Kristin: Devoted
*Sara: Winter
Most Anticipated Book in 2016
*Sara: Crooked Kingdom
*Kristin: Dark Days Club

Six Book Challenge

Kristin’s Picks for Sara:
*Stolen
*The Realm of Possibility
*All These Things I’ve Done
*Please Ignore Vera Dietz
*Nightshade
*The Truth About Alice

Sara’s Picks for Kristin
*Sea of Shadows
*Vampire Academy
*Falling Kingdom
*Openly Straight
*The Darkest Part of the Forest
*Ms. Marvel Vol. 1
*March: Book One
*The Wicked + The Divine Vol. 1

Quarterly Book Club:
*When I Was The Greatest