Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA Day 2: Best of 2012

Share some of your favorite books so far this year, and /or the books being promoted at BEA that you hope will end up among your favorites.

I'll start with my favorites reads of 2012 so far. Now. some of these books were published this year, others weren't.

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Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready is the conclusion to the "Shade" series. Is about a world where everyone 17 and younger can see ghosts. And, so far, this has been the best ending to a series that I have ever read. The characters ended exactly where they needed to be, even if not all of them survived. I have cried (deep wracking sobs) and laughed out loud and made some very good music discoveries with this series. 

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. This is the first book in a series and they are about a girl named Juliette whose touch is lethal. The book starts with Juliette being held captive and follows her as she comes to grips with the things she has done and the things she has yet to do and learn about herself. At times disturbing and always. always deeply moving this book really surprised me, in a very good way. I wasn't expecting the ending, and at the same time is was like I had always known. 

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Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lynn  Barnes...OH.MY.GOD.This books has left me traumatized to the point that I couldn't read anything else for about a week and a half...and I still can't believe it is the end. Meet Bryn, a girl who was raised by wolves. And all I can say is this: don't miss out on this fabulous series.

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Daughter of smoke and bone by Laini Taylor. When I first started reading this book, I had no idea what to think of it. This books is about a girl named Karou and it takes place in Prague. It has chimaeras and angels and magic and is full of gorgeous people. I couldn't put this book down once it got its hooks on me tough. And I am eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series.

As for the books that I am eagerly awaiting for? Take a look:

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ( and I KNOW I will love this one). From Maggie Stiefvater comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a plece we've never been before.

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Fathomless by Jackson Pearce .This is a modern retelling of the Little Mermaid, which is my favorite fairy tale.

And that is all for today folks. Hope you like my picks and that some, if not all, of these wonderful books find their way to your TBR piles!
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more Armchair BEA goodness.


christina said...

I have Smoke & Bone ready for audio. Cannot wait because I hear it's fantastic. :)

cristina said...

Wow, let me know what you think of the audio book!I am very curios about how the voices for Karou and Akiva sound like...I might have to buy it for myeself. :)

Vasilly said...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book that I keep hearing rave reviews about. Will check it out someday. Great list!

Lisa said...

Modern retelling of The Little Mermaid? Ooohhh...that sounds really cool. Adding that to my list.

Becky B. (Bibliognome) said...

Hi, great list. :) I love The Little Mermaid and am curious to see what Jackson Pearce does with the story.

Melanie said...

Oh, I like the way you describe Shatter Me's ending. That book is definitely on my wishlist.

If you have the time, I’d love to hear from you at my intro armchair BEA post.

Laura Ashlee said...

I haven't had a chance to read any of these yet but they're on my TBR.