My Top Reads of 2012


05/08/12
THE HUNT
ISBN-13: 978-1250005144
St. Martin's Press, 304 pages.
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"A book that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The Hunt is both terrifying and sublime, with every page evoking that fragile, yet unyielding thing we call humanity.—Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade Trilogy
  This novel renewed my faith in the Vampire franchise for it was dark, exciting and completely original. I really enjoyed it and recommend it to anyone that wants read a story that will keep you riveted to your seat and gripping your book for dear life.
05/21/12
ANGELFALL
by Susan Ee
ISBN13: 9780983597018
Amazon, B&N

This is my surprise sleeper hit of the year, dark and riveting and set in Northern California. I could not ask for anything more in a read.  This novel will truly grab you and keep you enthralled.
05/01/12
SWEET EVIL
by Wendy Higgins
ISBN-13: 978-0062085610
Harper Teen, 464 pages.
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This novel took me by complete surprise. I had expected something different and was amazed at how dark and deep this novel was. It was a pleasant and well welcomed surprise and I am eagerly awaiting the next installment.
04/24/12
UNRAVELING
by Elizabeth Norris
ISBN-13: 978-0062103734
Balzer + Bray, 464 pages.
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ZOMG!!! Unraveling is one of my very favorites for 2012. It was quite original, taking me by complete surprise. I just adored it and zipped through it with a velocity that I rarely have for many books. I enjoyed the sci-fi edge that this novel had for it further solidifies my new enjoyment for that genre.
10/23/12 THE LOST PRINCE
Iron Fey Spinoff, Book One
by Julie Kagawa
ISBN: 978-0373210572
Harlequin Teen, 304 pages.
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I was most excited about this novel because I really enjoyed her previous Fey series. This new series, while seeped in the same world now has a new host of characters while keeping some of our old favorites. This novel also made me cry tears that made me look like Rudolph. 
12/11/12
FALLING KINGDOMS
Falling Kingdoms, Book One
by Morgan Rhodes
ISBN-13: 978-1595145840
Razorbill, 400 pages.
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A young adult version of Game of Thrones complete with memorable characters and a plot that is as thick as thieves. This debut effort by Morgan Rhodes is well delivered and I cannot wait for more.
10/02/12
POISON PRINCESS
The Arcana Chronicles, Book One
by Kresley Cole
ISBN-13: 978-1442436640
Simon & Schuster BYR, 320 pages.
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A wicked original concept, hot guy and amazing dialogue that ensnared me from the beginning. I could not get enough of Jack and that ending had my head spinning for a good long while. 
04/03/12 I HUNT KILLERS
Book One

ISBN-13: 978-0316125840
Little, Brown BYR, 368 pages.
Being a fan of the DEXTER series I was immediately drawn to this novel. It was twisted, scary and left a mark on my brain that will not easily be erased.
10/23/12
ASK THE PASSENGERS
by A.S. King
ISBN13: 9780316194686
Little, Brown BYR, 296 pages.

This is my second best favorite read of the year. A refreshing read filled with emotion and honesty. I adored it's main character and the author had an amazing ability of creating characters of depth and understanding that will stay with you long after your finish it.
02/07/12
BORN WICKED
The Cahill Witches Chronicles, Book One
ISBN-13: 978-0399257452
G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR, 272 pages.
The paranormal reading genre is overwhelmed with Vampire, Were's and Faeries so it was refreshing to read about these witches that are wickedly amazing to read about. This story is mesmerizing, intoxicating and well descripted. I did not want to stop reading it.
08/28/12
DEFIANCE
Defiance, Book One
by C.J. Redwine
ISBN-13: 978-0062117182
Balzer + Bray, 416 pages.
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Never have a read a book that hosted a villain that I hated as much as I did in this novel.  I had enjoyed this book so well that I was well enamored of it's storyline and characters unlike any novel before it.
04/03/12
GRAVE MERCY
His Fair Assassin, First in Trilogy
ISBN-13: 978-0547628349
Houghton Mifflin/ Harcourt, 560 pages.
Not only did this novel have one of the best tag lines around, but it had a storyline that completely took me my storm and kept me eagerly transfixed. A great mixture of La Femme Nikita and Game of thrones. A must read for 2012 

01/10/12
THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
by John Green
ISBN13: 9780525478812
Dutton Books, 313 pages

My absolute favorite read for 2012. Despite reading many books after this one, none could compare to it's AWESOMENESS.  This storyline, characters and dialogue are beyond compare and I defy anyone to read this book and not end up ugly crying upon completion. This masterpiece has been permanently etched in my brain and I will never forget Hazel and Augustus. This is one of the few novels that I cannot wait to see on the big screen and I hope they don't ruin it. 
08/28/12
EVERY DAY
ISBN-13: 978-0307931887
Knopf BYR, 304 pages.
I adore this novel unlike many before it. It changed my life and made me look at relationships in a different way. Could I really love someone unconditionally, no matter what? I was completely blown away by this story, it's premise, characters and uniquely life altering premise. A MUST read that will be a welcome addition to anyone's library.

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