Otakutwins Reviews will be summarizing their favorite books of the year. This week we start with out Favorite Couple and Favorite Villain. These books didn’t necessarily come out in 2014, they are just ones we have read during this whole year :)! The final award will be the big one: Best Book and Author of 2014, so look out for that in these coming weeks!
Starting with the Favorite Couple Award!
Hazel and Augustus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green!
Yeah, I know what you may be thinking, but I ADORED these two. Augustus Waters is perfect for Hazel Grace, and I couldn’t keep myself from loving the two of them! They are just so adorable together I can’t even edukhcjdfbewfrgv
In case you don’t know what in the world this book is, here is the Goodreads summary!
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. -goodreads.com
Angelina’s favorite couple of the year is Blue and Gansey from The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater !!! (She doesn’t read a lot of romances so this is one of the few she could think of!!!!)
In my mind Gansey is so classy I LOVE it!!!
Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.
His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.
But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.
For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore. -goodreads.com
Also she really liked Enzo and Adelina from The Young Elites by Marie Lu! Not only do they have AWESOME names but they are perfect together!
(Credit goes to the artists who drew this picture, I did not.)
Next is the Villain of the Year award!
I wasn’t sure if I should go with the Villain I hate or love… so I chose the ones I hate!
ALL of the Hollow City Villains in Ransom Riggs book really stress me out. He writes of a type of Villain so evil to me that I want to throw the book across the room! The Hollowgast bring a new kind of evil to the books I’ve been reading.
THEY ARE EVIL!
This is what they look like in his book. Hollow City is the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Here is the second books summary:
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages. -goodreads.com
Teren Santoro from the Young Elites by Marie Lu and Adelinas father. Seriously they frustrated her SO much she could just tear the book apart and throw it in a ditch.
I really wanted to punch them they are just so frustrating!
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.
Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.
Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her. -goodreads.com