Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Top 5: And Here Lie My Favorite Dedications In Books

A lot of times the dedications are one of my top five favorite things in book. You know what? I really should include them in my reviews more. They make me happy. And I think that a lot of times, the dedication really shows who the author is. And that is super important. And dedications like the ones in this post make me feel all the stuff. The inspiration and the awh.

These dedications are followed by some of my favorite words ever written. Doesn't that say something? Something like, this is how a book is supposed to start? I think so. So, without further ado, here are my top five dedications. And no, there is no order. They're all of equal perfection.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin // Goodreads

For the bad girls, and the boys who love them

Remember how I was saying that these dedications preface my favorite books. This is one of my favorite series. Let's just talk about Mara and Noah and how this series is twisted and mind-bending and how everyone everywhere should read it.
Because it's also not only entertaining, but important. The characters are so strong and so real.
And the quotes are swoon-inducing.
"You will love him to ruins." // "I was made for you." // "I must be made of nothing to feel so much."

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts // Goodreads

For the Zac and Mias. The real ones. 

I actually haven't read this one yet. I sort of just adore the dedication. 

Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel // Goodreads

For my mother, who taught me early on that real ladies can give order, real gentlemen can take them, and real zombies don't eat brains

Oh have I read this one? Oh, yes. Yes I have. And I freaking love it. Zombies in a future that looks a lot like the Victorian past? Oh yes. *giggles* Have I told you about Bram? Because he, according to the dedication, is a real gentlemen. As well as a zombie. Le sigh. That's right. I said it. I'm in love with a zombie. And I wouldn't have it any other way.  

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo // Goodreads

For my grandfather: Tell me some lies.

Ah, another one of my favorite series. I haven't read the last one *hides* and I can't wait to read Six. *flails slightly* *flails not so slightly*

I just adore this dedication. I can't really tell you what it is, but aren't the words just lovely? Yes they are. Me gusta.  

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller // Goodreads 

To all the girls who know what they want. And to all the girls who don't.

I love when the dedication is to the readers. Plus this makes the feminist in me all happy because this basically says to all the girls. I don't know. I just like it. Mainly because it feel like this is to me. And doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fluttery inside.
I don't know y'all. It does me.

Hey, y'all! Do you have a favorite dedication? Tell me all about it. Or if you have a blog- post it and leave me a link! That would be just too cool! Much love.


  1. OOoh great dedications! I've read 3 of these with plans to read a 4th!

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    1. I love them too! And three out of five is FANTASTIC! Thanks for stopping by, Jessica!

  2. Gosh, those are rather lovely dedications! (And I haven't read the last Grisha book either *ducks head*)

    1. Gah! I'm so glad I'm not alone. I want to, but I just keep forgetting and getting distracted.

  3. Such great picks! I love reading dedications, some of them are just so beautiful as well.