Best Reads of 2012
In no particular order...
1. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
This one was easily my favourite book of the year, and I'm pretty sure it's made my best books EVER list. If you are at all into contemporaries (or even not??) this is a must-read.
2. Come See About Me by C.K. Kelly Martin
An amazing "new adult" story, it's both tragic and romantic. I loved the character journeys in this one.
3. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
This one is slow paced, but completely magical. I loved the quest aspect, and the friendship between all the characters.
4. Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready
The best ending to a trilogy that I've read in a long time, or possibly ever. Mythology, heartache, & swoons.
5. Storm & Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
Had to include both these books, belonging to the fabulous new Elementals series. I fell in love with these brothers and their stories.
6. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
Gah, so many tears! Loved the family aspect, the character growth, and the romance.
7. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Absolutely kick-butt main character, a mystery, a competition to become the king's assassin, and some swoons as well. Epic!
8. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
AMAZING. I loved the whole concept of the colours & abilities, and I was completely enthralled with the characters and their journey.
9. Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
So fabulous!! My review for this one is still to come, but it is a must-read. So many emotions, I swear.
10. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I really tried to keep this list all 2012 releases, but this one was too good to not include. It's even better than Cinder, which is saying a lot.
While I wanted to keep my list down to 10, I feel it would be remiss not to mention some of my favourite 2012 releases which I read in 2011. I may have read these titles a little early, but they make up some of my favourite books published this year:
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
- Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
- Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
- Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Phew, that was difficult! Now I'm so curious to see which books made the cut for everybody else.