Everyone else is doing it, so here is my list of my favorite books of 2008. They aren't in any particular order, but #1-3 are the best of the best.
- Gone by Michael Grant - This is pure awesomeness! It has earned a place in my list of favorite books, which is very small compared to the hundreds (even thousands) of books I've read.
- Unwind by Neal Schusterman - This was sci-fi that was chilling, well written, and made me think at the same time.
- Little Brother by Cory Doctorow - This also goes on my favorites list! Geeky, but in a cool way!
- The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - Ditto what I said for Unwind, but it wasn't quite as horrific (as in good horror).
- Kaimira: The Sky Village by Monk Ashland and Nigel Ashland - This is Middle Grade, but I still loved it!
- Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs - I loved this book! It reminded me of the Percy Jackson series (<3)>
- Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper by Michael Reisman - Another Middle Grade book. This one had a really unique premise.
- Ever by Gail Carson Levine - This one is usually categorized as Middle Grade, and got some not-so-great reviews, but I loved it.
- Wake by Lisa McMann - It was hard to get used to the way the book was written, but once I was used to it I was hooked.
- The Devouring by Simon Holt - I read this on Sorry Night... and it freaked me out so much that I nearly fell over when a small noise startled me.
- The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart - One of the few realistic fiction books on my list. That means it's very, very good!
And some that weren't published in 2008, but I read in 2008:
- The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray - This took me forever to finish (800 pages), but it was a great conclusion to the Gemma Doyle Trilogy! ... *cry*
- Specials and Extras by Scott Westerfeld - Yes! I finished the incredible Uglies series!
- Hero by Perry Moore - It's about superheroes!
- Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reeves - It has parallel worlds (!!!) and multiple versions of the main character... who have the power to travel between worlds! And it's a mixture of sf and fantasy. This one would only be better if the book was longer, and a series.
- Mortal Engines and Predator's Gold (The Hungry City Chronicles) by Philip Reeve - Incredible! Especially Mortal Engines.
- Larklight by Philip Reeve - This was set in an alternate 1800's where the British Empire extends into outer space. I loved it!
- Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier - This one was near perfect. Need I say more?
- The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci - One of my favorite graphic novels. Ever.
- The entire Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan - Middle Grade, but some of the best MG books out there!
- The Hollow People (Promises of Doctor Sigmundus) by Brian Keaney - It was short and ended on a cliffhanger, but it was good!
I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but this is all I can think of now.
There are some books I'm sure would be on here (The Hunger Games, Sleepless, Undone, The Otherworldlies, Skinned, Graceling, The Summoning, and others), but I haven't had a chance to read them yet.
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