2014 Book of the Year | Finals

January 17, 2015 Blog Fun 18

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It’s the Finals of the 2014 Book of the Year Challenge, hosted by Erratic Project Junkie! Only one book remains and it’s time to crown the champion!


I pretty much knew who the winner would be after the semi-finals, but I did still think about it for a few minutes. But the same reasoning that brought this book all the way to the semi-finals pretty much secured it’s place as the champion. You ready to see my winner?

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Black- original bracket; Blue – Round 1; Green – Round 2; Red – Round 3; Pink – Round 4; Teal – Semi-Finals; Purple – Finals

Surprised? Me either, really. It became a competition between a new and an old love and while I wouldn’t be surprised if future books in the Alex Craft series (if there are any… please let there be more) end up taking a Book of the Year prize, this year belongs to The Hollows. It was the end of a favorite series and lucky me – I got to meet Kim Harrison and her husband “Guy” twice this past year and get lots of signed books.

The Champion

2014 Book of the Year | FinalsThe Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #13
Published by Harper Voyager on September 9, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 512
Length: 17 hours 28 minutes
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased

Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.

But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now.

To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.

This has been an absolute blast and I hope to do this again next year! It’s a great way to revisit your favorite books and think about some beloved characters. Hop on over & check out the other winners!

What do you think the finas? Have you read The Witch With No Name?

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

18 Responses to “2014 Book of the Year | Finals”

  1. Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

    Congratulations on making it through all of the tough pickings! I hadn’t read anything that made it beyond your original 64, so I was more or less watching and waiting for you to point me in the right direction. I need to branch out a little bit in genres, so now you’ve given me a smaller handful to pick from. Thanks. 😉 Congrats on your BOTY! So glad you were able to participate.
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  2. Samantha

    I’ve been meaning to give the Kim Harrison series a try for years. I really need to dig the first book out of the bottom of my TBR pile someday soon.

  3. Rachael Turns Pages

    I have not read your series, but I’m glad to see it as a winner. I will have to keep it in mind as a series to read. I’m unofficially participating in the series a month challenge this year so I’m either finishing a series I have already started (I finished The Hunger Games this month) or starting and finishing a series within a month. Since this one has 13 books it might take me a while. My post will be up in about 30 minutes
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    • Berls

      Oh the series a month challenge is one that I didn’t see until after I’d made my list of challenges and I don’t want to add anymore, but I’m really emphasizing series this year too. This would probably take more than a month – unless you read FAST but it’s definitely a series worth reading!
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    • Berls

      It wasn’t the one I thought would win at the beginning (I thought the Wright Brother would win) but now that I think about it, I’m not surprised and am really happy it won. You need to read it 😉
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    • Berls

      Oh I hope you like it Shan! It may take some time to get into, the first book wasn’t my favorite, but it’s well worth it. I hope Erratic Book Junkie does it next year again, I’ll definitely be in!
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