Here's the thing, I used to be one of those annoying people who skipped the dedication without a second thought and never looked at the acknowledgements nor the author's notes. I'm shaking my head so hard at my past self, because now I believe that these parts can give you an insight into the author's personality, the research they did, where their ideas came from, or - in historical fiction - what parts of the book are real vs. made up.
The idea for this post came to me around a year ago, as I was reading Hunted by Meagan Spooner, which has one of the coolest dedications ever, I swear. (Yes, you can find it below!) Ever since Hunted, I've been playing around with the idea of collecting some of my favorite dedications - and today I am finally here with 13 of the best I could dig up!
"To my wonderful readers: Sorry about that last cliffhanger. Well, no, not really. HAHAHAHA. But seriously, I love you guys."
- The House of Hades by Rick Riordan -
"For Leigh Bardugo,
who speaks of love as if it's a question that must be answered.
And so I tried."
- I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre -
"For the ones who dream of stranger words."
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab -
"For anyone who has been taught that good equals small and silent, here is my heart with all its ugly tangles and splendid fury."
- Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart -
"To all the girls in my life, who are the furthest things from monsters."
- Little Monsters by Kara Thomas -
What's your favorite dedication from my list? Have you read these novels? Can you recall any book with a kickass dedication? Share! Share!