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2014 is officially on the horizon and Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books is coming to the end of yet another year. Around this festive time I like to take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of my favourite reads of 2013. All of the following books have been reviewed on the website so if you would like to know and read more then just use the search bar.......
Mr Ripley's Favourite Adult Reads 2013: (in no order)
Brandon Sanderson - Steelheart - Published by Gollancz - 26, September 2013
Cherie Priest - The Inexplicables - Published by Tor 14, February 2013
Gareth Powell - Ack-Ack Macaque - Published by Solaris 3, January 2013
Samantha Shannon - The Bone Season - Published by Bloomsbury 20, August 2013
Joe Hill - NOS4R2 - Published by Gollancz - 31, October 2013
Mr Ripley's Favourite Children's/Young Adult Reads 2013: (in no order)
SF Said and Dave McKean - Phoenix - Published by David Fickling - 1, August 2013
Brandon Sanderson - The Rithmatist - Published by Orion - 23, May 2013
Ian Johnstone - The Bell Between Worlds - Published by HarperCollins - 6, June 2013
Andy Mulligan - The Boy with Two Heads - Published by David Fickling - 6, June 2103
John Connolly + Jennifer Ridyard - Conquest - Published by Headline - 26, September 2013
Oisin McGann - Rat Runners - Published by Corgi - 7, March 2013
Rhys A Jones - The Obsidian Pebble - Published by Spencer Hill Press - 29, October 2013
Emerald Fennell - Shiverton Hall - Published by Bloomsbury - 3, January 2013
Chris Riddell - Goth Girl: and the Ghost of a Mouse - Published by Macmillan - 12, September 2013
Ashley Miller + Jack Stentz - Colin Fischer - Published by Puffin - 7, February 2013
Andrew Lane - Lost Worlds - Published by Macmillan - 25, April 2013
Michelle Paver - The Burning Shadow - Published by Puffin - 1, August 2013
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all (readers, authors, illustrators and publishers) for your support in 2013. I'd like to wish you all a great Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year.