Monday, December 31, 2012

Top Books of 2012 and Giveaway


We've been incredibly blessed this year with so many amazing books! In honor of this year, we've decided to have a giveaway for our top 2012 books! Check it out down below.

Jenny's Fave Books of 2012:

I adore this series! Currently I'm reading Onyx (Book 2 of the Lux series) and I also love it. Since I read these novels, I'm liking aliens more and more. JLA is amazing. She's probably one of my fave authors of 2012! LOVE the Covenant series as well:)

Click HERE for my review of Obsidian











I can not say how much I loved reading this novel! Katie McGarry's novel is definitely one of the best contemporary novels that I have read ever! 

Click HERE for my review of Pushing the Limits!












~M's favorite books of 2012 

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer was possibly my favorite novel of 2012, if not my favorite then in the top two. I choose Cinder because, well, I absolutely loved it. Not only is there a kick-ass heroine, but the plot is very original. It involves cyborgs, aliens, romance, and a lost princess. Most books that I've read I don't remember very well, but for me, this book clearly stood out.

Rosie also gives this book a thumbs up! Click HERE to see her review!








The second choice was extremely hard, but after a lot of agonizing and debating with myself, I picked Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth.. The reason why I choose this book, and not the many others, was because it was a great second book in the Divergent series. For sequels, I'm usually disappointed, and the second book usually doesn't live up to my expectations, but Insurgent did and even surpassed my hopes and dreams of it.










Rosie's Top Hooyahs 2012

Okay, now I know that PP is a bit cliché, but who doesn't need some predictability in their life? I really enjoyed PP because it was one of the first YA books in a long time that I couldn't predict the ending! I was delighted that all the details that I assumed were useless in the beginning became very important factors that wove together to form a flawless conclusion. It was a pleasant surprise for me to find  that the characters were quite likeable. I understand Kresley Cole is currently and formerly an erotica novelist, and that PP is one of the first YA novels she's ever written, so to have written such a breathtaking YA novel on her first try is simply amazing. I can't wait to read Cole's sequel! While Poison Princess may seem a little strange in the beginning, but stick with it! Trust me, it only gets better and better.

Click HERE for my review of Poison Princess!



The Immortal Rules is yet another beautifully written book by Julie Kagawa. Kagawa's sarcastic, descriptive, free-flowing style pulls the reader in in such a way that it's practically impossible to stop until the book is finished. Utterly human in stuck in the body of a vampire, Allie must find a way to survive in the now apocalyptic remains of Earth, while balancing her teetering love life on the side. Allie is a lovable heroine that isn't afraid to give ya a nice butt whoopin' if you get in her way. As an avid fan of Kagawa's stories and a critical reader, I emphatically and highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone.


Click HERE for my review of The Immortal Rules!





Angie's Obsessions of 2012:

Throne of Glass wasn't a perfect read. It had flaws, quite a few in fact. Yet, I still had an extremely difficult time removing myself while reading it. There's something entrancing about a girl forcing those around to her to see for who she really is, not just dismissing her in her former glory or as a weakling. 

Recommended: For those who want a classic kick-butt heroine, even with the clichés.


Click HERE for my review of Throne of Glass!





Let me just scream in frustration that this book doesn't get the attention it deserves. Very few books succeed with a plot circled around dragons, let along having the protagonist being half-dragon. It's a refreshing high fantasy with the warmth of a girl rediscovering herself, as well as the depths of evil in society. The writing style is so beautiful and colorful, I pick up my copy of this book frequently and gladly to revisit the vivid world of Seraphina.


Click HERE for my review of Seraphina!







In honor of the many amazing 2012 reads of this year, we are having a giveaway for one of these books! (USA only, sorry. We're planning something good soon!). One winner shall choose one of these fabulous reads to win. Good Luck!

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34 comments:

  1. Fabulous list you guys!! I ADORED Pushing the Limits, Cinder, The Immortal Rules, and Throne of Glass!! So many amaaaazing books!

    Happy new year!

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  2. Pushing the Limits was my favorite. I mostly read manga, though.

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  3. A lot of these are definitely on my TBR for 2013!

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  4. I had a very difficult time narrowing down my top 10 this year and 8 of your books could have easily been on my list (I haven't read the other two). You can see my list here: http://serenityinbooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/summing-up-2012.html.

    Thanks!

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  5. My favorite reads this year was The Perks of being a Wallflower, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, The Hobbit, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Divergent by Roth, Easy by Tammara Webber, Every Day by David Levithan, and Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. :]
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Marijana Sitar

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  6. I loved Cinder and Obsidian. I have to read Pushing the Limits after seeing so many great blog reviews. Great list ladies!

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  7. My top read was Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. That book was incredible!

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  8. I loved Cinder! thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. The Fault in Our Stars, Grave Mercy and Cinder :D Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

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  10. I am currently reading Anna Karenina

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  11. Froi of the Exiles and The Crimson Crown

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  12. I love The Chemical Garden trilogy!

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  13. I loved Sweet Evil, The Secret of Ella and Micha and The Selection to name a few favorites! Thanks!

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  14. I loved Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and the last book of the Curse Workers Series by Holly Black.

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  15. Obsidian and the Mara Dyer series!

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  16. Cinder was my favorite YA book, and Twin Spica was my favorite manga series this year :)

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  17. My top 2012 reads off the top of my head would have to be The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa & Time Untime by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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  18. i mostly read children's & parenting books in 2012, & no new releases! :) i did read & love 'everyday grace' by marianne williamson!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    puddle_of_light at yahoo dot com

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  19. I loved Obsidian, well that whole series! I enjoyed Cinder and pushing the limits as well!

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  20. Insurgent

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  21. I loved the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane.
    ~Krista

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  22. Oh, so, so many! I absolutely loved CINDER, as well as DIVERGENT and INSURGENT (which I also was very pleased with as a second in trilogy, I didn't think it was disappointing at all!). I also *loved* THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers - beautiful, haunting, brilliant. I have Throne of Glass, Seraphina, The Immortal Rules, and Pushing the Limits all still to be read, and I'm pretty sure I'll love all of those as well!! I've REALLY been wanting to read POISON PRINCESS so I'm happy to see it ranked in the top for one of you :) Thanks!!

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  23. I enjoyed Pushing The Limits as well as Cinder. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    luvs2read4fun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. i loved slammed and fault in our stars!

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  25. Mmm, my top 2012 reads is hard for me. Either Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris or Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  26. Top reads for 2012 is definitely hard to choose. Divergent and Insurgent were at the top of the list for sure.

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  27. Great list. I haven't read any of those books. They're on my wish list.

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  28. I haven't read any of these books either, but I've seen a lot of them on other Top lists, so I'll definitely add to my TBR lists.

    I don't really have a favorite book of 2012. I loved Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck. That's definitely one of my favorite series. I have a habit of falling in love with so many books.

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  29. Weird I didn't read any published in 2012 but I loved The Night Circus from 2011!

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