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Monday, December 24, 2012

The Best Books That I Have Read in 2012

Merry Christmas Eve :) 

I've decided to participate in the... Top 10 of 2012
You can find more info HERE to participate!!! 

Hosted by... 
FiktshunTwo Chicks On Books
Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Confessions Of A Bookaholic
and A Life Bound By Books

My most favorite books for 2012 are... 

1. PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry 
I've always liked contemporary, but this book made me fall in love with the whole genre!
Echo and Noah's stories where so tragic, their love just made sense...
I love books that can give you the big feels right from the start!

by Jodi Lynn Anderson 
 Oh my, sniff... this story ripped my heart out! 
Yes, it starts out a bit slow, BUT, once things start moving along...
Tiger Lily, Tick Tock, Peter Pan, The Lost Boys...
Oh, Tick Tock! Peter!!!... such a bittersweet ending.
This is one of those books that will be re-read, over and over again...
loved it so much! 

3. EMBRACE and ENTICE by Jessica Shirvington 

THIS is how you do an Angel story! 
It's got everything - 
kick-ass heroines, love story, awesome plot, amazing writing, etc.
Can't wait for the 3rd book, Emblaze!!!

4. EVERNEATH by Brodi Ashton
The ending, it nearly killed me! But it was SO good, it couldn't have ended in any other way!
I NEED to read Everbound as soon as it is released!
I need to know what happens to Jack... and if worse comes to worse,
maybe I can save him ;) 

5. ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis 
As you all already know, my most favorite books are those that are fairytale retellings or re-imaginations...

And Alethea Kontis was able to take almost all of my favorite fairytales and entwine them together into one magical book!
I am so excited to read the rest of the series (6 more!!!) and see what other stories she will use to tell the tales of the other characters.

6. OBSIDIAN and ONYX by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
This author has become one of my all-time favorites!
And THIS series is the main reason why!!!
I don't ever want this to end! Not only because of Daemon {giggle},
but because the whole series and story-line is just fabulous!!! 
I never thought I would love aliens so very much ;) 

7. ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND by Gena Showalter 
I am NOT a fan of Zombies!
I am super surprised when this one instantly popped into my head for my top 10 list, lol!
The whole zombie-twist that Gena Showalter came up with really impressed me - and all the bits and references to 'Wonderland' were brilliantly done!
I am really looking forward to book 2, Through the Zombie Glass next year :)

8. SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo
I have never had much luck with high-fantasy books... 
that is, until I read Shadow and Bone! 
It is by far one of the best fantasy books I have ever read! 
And I am so very excited for book 2, Siege and Storm, to be released!!!

by Jess Rothenberg
 This is the first book that I read when I started book blogging; 
it's also the first book signing I went to too :) 
I love everything about this book - 
the author, the cover, the story, the twist towards the end... 
I am always recommending this one!

10. KEEP HOLDING ON by Susane Colasanti 
 This is a story that will always stay with me.
One that I will always recommend to people of all ages to read. 
The emotions I went through while reading this one...
I can only imagine what others went through in school.
And some that still go through.
It is a definite must read!
And I adore the author and will always pick up her books without any hesitations!

Honorable Mention:
The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver 
This was my first Lauren Oliver book! 
Yes, I know that it is a middle grade book - 
and it is definitely on my list and worth mentioning!
The world building, writing and story-line was so unique and amazing! 
I will definitely be shelving this one on my 'classic shelf' and hope to see it labeled so in the future. 

That's my Top 10 for 2012!!!
What are some of your favorites??? 


  1. Great list! I haven't read Spindlers yet, but I've heard such great things about it. And I LOVED Everneath too -- it was such a surprisingly good read for me, since I knew next to nothing about the story when I picked up the book. And the cover is absolutely GORGEOUS!

  2. I enjoyed most of these books. My favorites from your list include Obsidian, Onyx, Keep Holding On,THE CATASTROPHIC HISTORY OF YOU AND ME, and Pushing the Limits. I still need to read Shadow and Bone.

  3. Great list! I enjoyed most of the books you mentioned. Pushing the limits was awesome. :)

  4. Great list! I really need to get a copy of Obsidian as I've never seen a bad review of it.

    My Top 10 of 2012 is here if you'd like a look :)

  5. I KNOW RIGHT .THAT ENDING , the ending of everneath. i CAN"T WAIT For Everbound. enchanted is part of a trilogy now . woodcutters daughter . i can't wait for pirate next year. i think thats the title
    i also loved shadow and bone and tiger lily is still on my wishlist

    my top 10

  6. So many amazing titles! It's at times like these that I wish I read more YA. Thanks for sharing your list; I'll be adding a few of them to my wishlist!

  7. Pushing The Limits and The Lux series are great reads that almost made my list! I still need to read everything else you have listed!
    My Top 10

  8. I love your list! PtL, Onyx, Obsidian, Everneath are such amazing reads! I loved S&B and Cat. History too. I'll def have to check out Tiger Lily & the Embrace series too.

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  9. I can't believe I haven't read any of these. Boo on me! Fab list.

  10. Great list! I'm definitely adding Tiger Lily to my to read pile after all the love I've been seeing for it!

    Here's my My Top Ten 2012

  11. Great list! A few of your picks are also on my list. I especially loved Tiger Lily, I didn't expect to like that book as much as I did. Pushing The Limits also surprised me and got me to really start reading contemporaries.

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  12. I loved Pushing the Limits and I've heard great great great things about Tiger Lily. I hadn't heard of #9 before, but it looks really good. I love the cover. Happy reading in 2013!

  13. I must read Pushing the Limits. Everyone seems to love it. I want to read Shadow and Bone and Keep Holding on, as well.

  14. I think Pushing the Limits is one of those books that even people who usually don't like Contemporaries will like. Great list! :)

    Happy Holidays!



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