Saturday, December 15, 2012

Best Reads of 2012

These aren’t in any particular order, but here are my favorite reads of 2012. Also, please note, not all were released in 2012.

Touch of Power/Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder -- This was my first foray into Snyder’s work and I fell in love. I read Touch of Power at the start of January (it’d been released last December), and waited anxiously until I could get my hands on the sequel. I can’t wait to read more books by this fabulous author.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green -- another first for me. I hadn’t read any Green before until this one, and now I’m on a mission to pick up every book he has. I don’t think I’d ever cried so much. It was a very emotional read.

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead -- I love everything Richelle Mead. And I’m really loving this series. Especially Adrian. But, I’ve always loved Adrian, so that’s not exactly new… I’m just enjoying this new story with MORE Adrian. ;)

Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick -- Ashes was one of my favorites of 2011. Shadows may have even been better for me.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi -- I couldn’t understand why I took so long to read this book. While I had some small nitpicks here and there, I still think about it, the characters, the beautiful writing, and can’t wait for Through the Ever Night.

Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson -- this is a bit of a cheat maybe because it’s not even released until March of 2013. But I did read it here in 2012, so I count it among my 2012 favorites. I loved it as much, maybe more, than Ultraviolet, which was a favorite of 2011 also.

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff -- One of the most unique reads I’ve encountered.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab -- another 2013 release, but had the honor of getting to read early. A book I highly recommend to any and everyone. Also one of the most unique I’ve read in years.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky -- this book gave me so many feels. Why did I take so many years to pick it up?

Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor -- I haven’t reviewed it yet. I don’t know if I like the first better or not. I had a few nitpicks, but I still adored it and anxiously awaiting the next. Ms. Taylor certainly knows how to build a scene and make me emotional. This book. That is all.

Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt -- One of the best dystopias I’ve read. Hurry up, book two. ;)

Wither by Lauren DeStefano -- this book took me by complete surprise. I went into it expecting to hate it, and instead I was wowed.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins -- between this one and The Fault in Our Stars, this was the year I fell in love with contemporary romance.

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry -- another contemp/NA that left me at a loss for words. It was sooooo good! I’m looking forward to the companion novel coming this year.

And last but not least:

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz -- this is to be released on Jan. 1 of 2013, but I’d read it earlier this year and was floored by the raw emotion and beautiful detail. Normally not into mermaid reads, but it’s much more than that… it left my head spinning. I’m glad to include it on this list of faves as well.


As you can see, I had quite a few favorites. But I also read a lot so I guess that’s okay. LOL. It’s always tough for me to narrow them down anyway. ;)

What were your faves of 2012? Any on this list as well?



  1. Great list! I LOVE maria v. snyder, her Study Series is one of my all-time favorites. Daughter of Smoke & Bone was probably my favorite read of 2012. John Green rocks! Looking For Alaska was another favorite read for me for 2012! Loved Under the Never Sky, Anna and the French Kiss... :)

  2. So many great books!! I've been wanting to read something by Maria V Snyder. Maybe next year I'll get to it. I loved Anna and the French Kiss, and also Lola!! I can't wait till the next book comes out next year. I may have to read more contemporary YA romance as well!

    Ning @ DABR

  3. So agree with Stormdancer. That one is totally on my list too. But the rest of them I really need to read! GAH. Well, I read Scent of Magic and I didn't love it as much as you, but yeah...the rest I am a big fat fail on.

  4. I loved Touch of Power, but Scent of Magic disappointed me. :(

    TFIOS, Stormdancer, and Pushing the Limits were all wonderful.

    Wither I did like, but I found Fever completely disappointing, so I'll be curious to see how that goes for you.

    I need to get to the rest of these!

  5. The Fault In Our Stars, Touch Of Power, Anna And The French Kiss; books I read and fell in love with because of you.

    Laini Taylor; author I fell in love with (and then some) because of you.

    Love the list, and I'm thinking I've got to rob your tastes for the others soon, as well.

    But ooh! Richelle Mead; author YOU fell in love with because of ME! :D I have one to your...too many to count.


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