Looking Back at 2013 on The Flutterby Room

Today is the last day of 2013, and to commemorate that I am going to look back at 2013 here on the blog. I did this last year and if you’re interested you can find my 2012 post here. 2013 was filled with highs and lows for me both in real life and on the blog, here’s hoping 2014 will be better.

The Flutterby Room had its second anniversary in March, although it wasn’t celebrated this year. We held three giveaways, and unfortunately the review count dropped from twice a week to just once a week on a Thursday – hopefully 2014 will see that rise back up to twice!! Even with dropping back to just one review a week, we managed to have 90 reviews up on the blog 🙂

January

Seraphina (Seraphina #1) by Rachel Hartman

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan

Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder (ya/adult crossover)

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Sins of the Angels (Grigori Legacy #1) by Linda Poitevin (adult)

The Iron Legends (The Iron Fey #1.5, 3.5 and 4.5) by Julie Kagawa

Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

February

A Witch in Love (Winter Trilogy #2) by Ruth Warburton

Skylark (Skylark #1) by Meagan Spooner

Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic #1) by Patricia C. Wrede

Young Warriors: Stories of Strength edited by Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman

Magic Study (Study #2) by Maria V. Snyder (ya/adult crossover)

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms #1) by Morgan Rhodes

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

March

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead

A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison (adult)

Falling to Ash (Moth #1) by Karen Mahoney

Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles #1) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1) by Jamie McGuire (new adult)

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3) by Richelle Mead

House Rules (A Chicagoland Vampires Novel, #7) by Chloe Neill (adult)

April

The Lost Prince (Call of the Forgotten #1) by Julie Kagawa

Gates of Paradise (Blue Bloods #7) by Melissa de la Cruz

Hidden (House of Night #10) by P. C. and Kristin Cast

The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #6) by Michael Scott

Dragon Bound (The Elder Races #1) by Thea Harrison (adult)

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop (adult)

Amarok by Angela J. Townsend

Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (adult)

Eona (Eon #2) by Alison Goodman

May

Fire Study (Study #3) by Maria V. Snyder (ya/adult crossover)

Storm’s Heart (The Elder Races #2) by Thea Harrison (adult)

Serpent’s Kiss (The Elder Races #3) by Thea Harrison (adult)

Oracle’s Moon (The Elder Races #4) by Thea Harrison (adult)

Lord’s Fall (The Elder Races #5) by Thea Harrison (adult)

Archangel’s Storm (Guild Hunter #5) by Nalini Singh (adult)

Tangle of Need (A Psy-Changeling Novel #11) by Nalini Singh (adult)

Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt

Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers

June

The Rising (Darkness Rising #3) by Kelley Armstrong

The Secret of Ella and Micha (Ella and Micha #1) by Jessica Sorensen (new adult)

With All My Soul (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent

Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire (new adult)

Debutantes by Cora Harrison

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Fairyland #1) by Catherynee M. Valente (middle grade)

Because It Is My Blood (Birthright #2) by Gabrielle Zevin

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole (adult)

July

If I Should Die (Revenants #3) by Amy Plum

Ink (Paper Gods #1) by Amanda Sun

Affliction (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #22) by Laurell K. Hamilton (adult)

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

Dead Ever After (Southern Vampire Mysteries #13) by Charlaine Harris (adult)

The Bell Between Worlds (The Mirror Chronicles #1) by Ian Johnstone

Destiny Kills (A Myth & Magic Novel #1) by Keri Arthur (adult)

Mercy Burns (A Myth & Magic Novel #2) by Keri Arthur (adult)

Doll Bones by Holly Black (middle grade)

August

Angel Dust by Sarah Mussi

A Witch Alone (Winter Trilogy #3) by Ruth Warburton

Oath Bound (Unbound #3) by Rachel Vincent (adult)

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith (adult)

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September

The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond

Tiger’s Curse (The Tiger Saga #1) by Colleen Houck

Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8) by Chloe Neill (adult)

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas

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October

Mutton by India Knight (adult)

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (Callie & Kayden #1) by Jessica Sorensen (new adult)

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

I Wished For You by Amy Huberman (adult)

Heart of Obsidian (A Psy-Changeling Novel #12) by Nalini Singh (adult)

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November

Loki’s Wolves (The Blackwell Pages #1) by K. L. Armstrong and M. A, Marr (middle grade)

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

This Child of Mine by Sinéad Moriarty (adult)

The Pleasures of Autumn (Pleasures #3) by Evie Hunter (adult)

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December

After Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries #13.5) by Charlaine Harris (adult)

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi

Omens (Cainsville #1) by Kelley Armstrong (adult)

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Seeing it all laid out like that, it actually looks like review wise a lot has happened on the blog. It also appears that it was the second week of August when I slipped back to one review a week. Ah well. Of those 90 books I only awarded 10% 5 stars – just nine books of the 2013 reviews got 5 stars from me. I don’t know if that makes me a hard marker, but I’ve always been of the opinion that for a book to get 5 stars it should be something special.

I hope everyone (who is celebrating) has a brilliant time celebrating the arrival of the new year tonight. Happy New Year!

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6 thoughts on “Looking Back at 2013 on The Flutterby Room

    • The nine that got five stars from me were: Something Like Normal, Magic Study, A Perfect Blood, The Fault in Our Stars, Ink, Perfect Scoundrels, The Secret of Ella and Micha, Heart of Obsidian, and Poison Study.

      Thanks 🙂 I’m hoping to have read this much in 2014 too. Good luck!

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