I think mostly everyone can agree with me that 2010 was an incredible year for books. I've read some of the most amazing novels, most of which have been placed onto my all-time favorite list. Which is why it was so ridiculously hard to narrow the list down to only ten, but I somehow managed to do it.
Without further ado, I give you my top 10 favorite books released in 2010, in no particular order.
1. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken.
I may have said this list was in no special order, but Brightly Woven is at the top because it is, without a doubt, one of my favorite books ever. Bracken wrote an enchanting tale of magic and adventure and romance that completely blew me away. I've already read it four times since it was released in March!
2. Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce.
While all these new Syfy and Catherine Hardwicke movie/book spins on Little Red Riding Hood get released and become famous, I hope us bookworms remember who wrote the ultimate, kick-ass werewolf LRRH retelling. Jackson Pearce will easily pwn them all. Just saying.
3. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.
EPIC is right. Matson is a writing genius, in case you all didn't know. Contemporary fans, if you haven't read this yet, RUN TO THE BOOKSTORE NOW.
4. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh.
Dark, twisted, romantic, confusing as all get out, but still incredible nonetheless. This book literally stunned me. I have no words to sum up just how amazing I thought this debut was.
5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.
While some were very disappointed with the third and final installment in The Hunger Games series, I thought it was incredibly epic and perfect. Explosive, dramatic, perfect.
6. Anna And The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.
I imagine this book will be popping up in a lot of best of 2010 lists, but for good reason. Perkins wrote, in my opinion, one of the best YA contemporary novels of the year. Lovable characters, a dramatic real romance, and cute French boys? Oh la la.
7. The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa.
The second installment in The Iron Fey series was just as enthralling and wonderful as the first. I could sit here all day and gush about just how much I loved this book, but I think you get the point. TEAM ASH FTW.
8. Prisoners In The Palace by Michaela MacColl.
I loved this book, and even though I gave it four stars, it still deserves a spot on my list for giving me faith in historical novels. For someone who avoided them like the plague, Prisoners was proof that not all of them will be confusing and dreary.
9. Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund.
Astrid is back to kick more evil unicorn ass in this second book of the Killer Unicorns series. I had no words when I put this one down, but now all I can say is SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHEN BOOK THREE WILL BE RELEASED.
10. Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers.
In my recent review, I crowned Summers the Queen of Contemporary and I firmly stand by that statement. I picked up Fall For Anything while watching a movie with Robert Pattinson in it and ended up turning the TV off. Do you all know how big that is? I gave up RPatz for that book. For me, that's big. Huge.
That was my top 10 favorite books of 2010, complete with oddball commentary. 2011 is shaping up to be another incredible year for YA books from what I've read so far, so I happily say goodbye to 2010 and welcome the new year and the new releases!