Number 3: Swipe, by Evan Angler
This one probably fits in more with middle grade books, but I thought it really deserved to make the top three somewhere. This dystopian novel for teens is a great read with lovable characters.
Number 2: Tainted, by Morgan L. Busse
This was the first steampunk novel I ever read! I enjoyed it and thought the worldbuilding was fabulous. I can hardly wait until next year for book two to come out!
Number 1: A Time to Die, by Nadine Brandes
This book is one of my all-time favorites. It's got great characters, action, and worldbuilding, all in one, which lands it at the top of this list. And, it made me cry. Which is sort of mean--but also awesome.
Black, by Ted Dekker
-Is it fantasy? Is it a modern day thriller? Time travel? Apocalyptic? Allegorical? Whatever you call the intersection of those genres, that's the genre for this book. Although not my favorite in The Circle, it's still a good read.
The 13th Tribe, by Robert Liparulo
-I didn't pick this one just because I'm not sure that it really qualifies as speculative--but I'm not sure what else you'd call it. So it still made the list.
These books are a bit more difficult to find, but you can find them by clicking on the "Book Reviews" link in the "Looking for Something?" side bar or by clicking on the hyperlinks in this article.
Tomorrow, we'll finish up the blogiversary celebration. What was your favorite category?