Monday, June 4, 2012
Armchair BEA: Best of 2012
So, uh, I have no idea where to begin. Honestly? Maybe if I picked a favorite for each month of the year... wait, no, that would lead to tons of, "But what about that release?" or "How could I forget that book!?"Because of this, I'm going to try to keep things short--because I have a feeling that it's sort of a very long list.
So in terms of what I've read so far this year that I've loved, there's:
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Why? Self-discovery, travel, and romance.
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
Why? Fairy tales, more than one character being special, and the town sounds like the perfect blend of stunning and creepy.
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Why? Blew my mind. It was a book that I was skeptical about going into, but ended up devouring.
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Why? Werewolves and a romance which involves people close to her, not some random strange guy who happened to come to town. Plus the guys are wonderful opposites.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Why? Do I even need to say why!? High fantasy that's easy to follow, a perfect blend of action and romance, and just... did I mention the world has Russian influences?
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Why? Mermaids who hate to be called mermaids, someone getting their face smashed through storm proof glass, and humor.
And as for books that I'm looking forward to? Uh, I better not get into it. Or, okay, I'll list a few titles.
Throne of Glass by S.J. Maas
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Origin by Jessica Khoury
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch
Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
Lucid by Ron Bass and Adrienne Stoltz
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
That, of course, is the extremely short version of the list--which I'm calling "The list of books that Kristin would ditch other books to read." We won't get me started on sequels and books in a series, because that's make this post longer than it already is. So, what do you think? Do you agree with me? Is there a book that I absolutely need to add to the list of upcoming releases that I'm dying to read?