Top 10 of 2016: Best Novellas of 2016

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Today we’re kicking off with the best novellas of 2016. These are books that don’t have to be released in 2016, just a book you’ve read in 2016.
I’m also featuring a giveaway on the blog!


Best Novellas Of 2016

Dragon Heartstring (Vale of Stars, #0.5)
Fish Out of Water by Hailey Edwards
Wild Invitation (Psy-Changeling, #0.5, 4.5, 9.5, 10.5)
Chasing Magic by Gena D. Lutz
Wild Things (Shifters Unbound, #7.75)
Liam Takes Manhattan (Elder Races, #9.5)
Magic Steals (Kate Daniels, #6.5)
Ice Planet Holiday (Ice Planet Barbarians, #4.5)
Sasquatch Surprise by Anna Lowe


What where your Best Read Novellas of 2016?


One lucky winner will get their choice nook or kindle eCopy of one of the novellas featured above in the best read novellas of 2016!

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Coming up the rest of the week:

Thursday, December 29th – Best Book Boyfriends/Girlfriends of 2016 (MUST be from a book released in 2016 and from a book you’ve READ in 2016)

Friday, December 30th – Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2017. (This list should be comprised of books released ONLY in 2017)


If you missed any of the previous Top 10 posts:

Tuesday: Top 10 of 2016: Best Book Covers 2016

Monday: Top 10 of 2016: Best Books I’ve Read in 2016 #Giveaway

I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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22 comments on “Top 10 of 2016: Best Novellas of 2016

  1. I read a horror novella called Respite for the Dead that was really good.

    • Thank’s for sharing!

  2. I love novellas. I feel like we get to see more into side characters or other parts of main characters’ lives that we don’t get to see in the main books. Happy New Year! Thanks for the giveaway.
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    • Me too Melanie. I enjoy novellas for that very reason. Thank’s for stopping bye and Happy New Year!

  3. Another great list Angela! My favorite novella this year is Dark Zero by Kresley Cole, it made my top 10 of best books. I loved how this prequel gave us a glimpse at all the characters before they met.
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    • Oops it was called Day Zero lol

      • Thank you for sharing and checking out my list!

  4. I’ve only read two novellas that were published this year. Of these, Once upon a Moonlit Night by Elizabeth Hoyt was the best.

    • Thank you for checking out my picks and sharing yours.

  5. Galactic Gladiators by Anna Hackett

    • Thank you for sharing. I’ll have to check Galactic Gladiators series out.

  6. I’m sad to say that I am not a novella person! Often it’s a waste of money to me ($2.99 for 40 pages just isn’t worth it) — but there have been some novellas that were awesome. Shadows by JLA is one of them – now that is worth my time! I like novella bind-ups too, like HarperCollins did for Tahereh Mafi’s series. ANWAY! Fantastic list, Angela! =)

    Check out my Top Ten post!
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    • I won’t pay $2.99 for 40 pages, but most novellas I get are priced under $1.99 and have at least 100 – 150ish pages to them. I really enjoy novellas in series that I have come to love. It’s the added pleasure of revisiting characters you fall in love with or see some of the side characters who don’t get a full story get something.

      Thank’s Alyssa for checking out my picks for this post.

  7. The Ascension Series by SM Reine

    • I’ve not heard of The Ascension Series. I’ll have to check it out.
      Thanks for checking out my picks on Novellas and good luck in the giveaway!

  8. Thank you, Angela, for including Dragon Heartstring. *blushes*
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    • I’m such a fan of your Morgan’s that I can’t pass up an opportunity to feature a book/novella/ and series that I love. ^_^
      Thank you for sharing my top picks!

  9. I would say My Star My Love – Eversea Novella by Boyd. Absolutely loved the Eversea series and that makes a huge difference in my reading novellas. I like them to be connected to authors or stories I loved.

    • Me too Tammy. I love novellas that are in a series I have come to love/enjoy and of course it’s hard to pass up a novella from an other on my must read author list. Thank’s for sharing your pick on novellas and checking out my picks.

  10. I have read a few of these. However, there are a few that have caught my eye as well. Thank you for this chance.

    • You are welcome Mary. I love to share books with other book lovers and give them a chance to enjoy something new. Good luck in the giveaway!