Thursday, January 3, 2013

Top 10 Reads of 2012

Here are my top 10 favourite reads of 2012. In the order I read them in:

1) In the Forests of the Night by Kersten Hamilton ☆☆☆☆☆

I was so very exited when Kersten Hamilton gave me a copy of "In the Forest of the Night", I loved "Tyger, Tyger" and was waiting eagerly for a sequel. It didn't disappoint. Another great YA read from a great new author.

2) If I Die by Rachel Vincent ☆☆☆☆☆

Wow. Just, Wow! I was on the edge of my seat for this entire book - read it a day. This is one of my favourite series and top 5 authors.

3) Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent ☆☆☆☆☆

In the same series as "If I Die", this was my favourite book in the series so far!

4) Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris ☆☆☆☆

I was on the edge of my seat with this one. I have no idea how Charlaine is going to wrap up this series. If you had asked me two books ago how I thought this would all end I would have had a pretty good idea, but now everything is tossed up in the air and I have no clue. A great story in Sookie's universe and a must read

5) Room by by Emma Donoghue ☆☆☆☆☆

I was a little late on this one, but a friend of mine was raving about it, so I finally caved and decided to see what all the fuss was about. I'm very glad I did. It's a touching and riveting book that captured a terrifying situation in a non-threatening way so that I was comfortable reading it. 

6) The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa ☆☆☆☆☆

Now that was an epic journey! Ash's POV was refreshing, Puck and Grim were hilarious and entertaining as usual, and the cast of other characters were both unexpected, and wonderful. Loved every minute of reading this!

7) Divergent by Veronica Roth ☆☆☆☆☆

So good I can't even believe it. This is how dystopian should be done!

8) Insurgent by Veronica Roth ☆☆☆☆☆

I love Four. Now that we have that out of the way; this was another great book from Veronica Roth. and a must read if you like Divergent.

9) Queen in Exile by Donna Hatch ☆☆☆☆☆

I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. I bought it to be my "Q" book for the alphabet reading challenge and am so happy that I did! This adventure/journey with a bit of magic thrown in was just the right tempo and the relationship between the two main characters was executed and progressed perfectly. I also liked that it is a stand-alone novel, but I felt like I had read a whole series - nothing was left lacking and the character and world development were exceptional.

10) Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson ☆☆☆☆☆

If you hang around me at all you have probably heard me quote at least one of Jenny Lawson's stories. She is hilarious and honest and the only Memoir I have ever read. I laughed out loud so many times I lost count ail reading this. One of my all-time favs.