Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Top 12 of 2012!!!

So, I know that this is late as it is now 2013, but my 18 month old spent Christmas Day in the hospital for a febrile seizure and 106 temperature, so for the last week we have been watching over him day and night!  No worries, he is much better now!  We are blessed and thankful that God watched over us and healed him!

So...on to a cheerier note!!!!  We 3 sisters got together and came up with our top 12 books for 2012!!!!  They are in no particular order because we couldn't agree because we LOVED them all!!!!

So, here we go!

 
One word:  Four.
 
 
This has become one of my favorite series!!!! I just love Aiden and Alex--and even Seth at times!!!
 
 
I haven't read this one, but Brittany swears by it!  Any time we mention books we love, John Green jumps to the top of her list!
 
 
Of course this one made the list!  The NA genre has exploded this year, and this book is the perfect example of it--witty, steamy, and fun!
 
 
Yummy, Yummy Darkling!  I can't wait to find out what's next for Alina and Mal!  This world was creative and amazing--by far the best fantasy world of 2012.
 
 
Another JLA!!!!! The sisters are huge fans of Daemon (who isn't?), and Amy and Brittany got to go to the Opal Release party in Houston and meet JLA and Pepe!!!!  Swoon!
 
 
My personal favorite of 2012, this one combines it all!!!  A crumbling world, several mystical forces, and one brooding hot guy!!!!!  Trifecta goodness!
 
 
This was even better than Embrace!!!!  We loved getting to know Linc a bit more, and plus, there's Phoenix.  Mmmm....Phoenix!!!  And, we got to meet Jessica at Austin Teen Book Festival, and she was a hoot!
 
 
This was so great, I read it twice!!!!!!  Great romance interwoven with a bit of trouble--what a great pairing!
 
 
This was such a great debut!  I loved the different perspective of Nephilim, and in my opinion, this was the best romance in a YA book this year.
 
 
I love love the imagery that Josephine uses!  I felt like I was walking through the Underworld with Helen, and I am dying to find out what happens with her and Lucas.
 
 
Perry and Aria.  We love them!  This dystopian world is mixed with a hint of the paranormal--and the sisters love that recipe!!!
 
So those are our Top 12!!!  Let us know what you thought about them AND what was your favorite of 2012?
 
Honorable Mention Books:
 
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Grave Mercy by Robin LeFevers
Black City by Elizabeth Richards


9 comments:

  1. Oh, I just love what you said about Insurgent! Four rocks! =)) I havent read any of the others except for The Fault in Our Stars, but most of them are on my TBR Pile. :)

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  2. I have two at number 1 and they are Sweet Evil and Poison Princess, they are two books that were like nothing id read before and in second place would be JLA books ( could not just picked one and only started reading her because of your blog) Thanxs Girls for introducing me to so many new great books

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    1. Yay!!!! I'm so glad you discovered JLA through us!!! That's totally cool and we love her!!!

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  3. I am so glad that your son is okay. That sounds very scary. I have a lot of the same books on my end of 2012 lists. Great picks!!

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  4. Great list! A couple on there I still need to read.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  5. So many of these are on my reading list. I seriously need to get my hands on them! Excellent list!

    Thanks for stopping by Book Cover Justice :)

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  6. My top 5:

    1) Poison Princess by Kresley Cole: This one is just a love affair for me. Maybe a fling, maybe a long-term romance, only time will tell. It was not, by any stretch, the best written book I read this year. But I loved it most. Tarot cards. Apocalypse. Cajun boy with a rap sheet and a single-minded obsession with a girl. Jackson wins my “Best Male Lead” award against some stunning competition.

    2) Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta: Beautiful story, beautiful writing. An epic quest about a boy becoming a man, his relationship with his father, the kingdom they are fighting to restore, and a girl. :-) (Always, a girl.)

    3) City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare: If you have read any of Clare’s books, then you know why this one is here.

    4) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: This book got a lot of press this year for its lyrical writing, and it was well-deserved.

    5) Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers: Two words: Assassin. Nuns. Honestly, best historical read in years. High action. Lots of poison. :-) WAR!!! A kingdom to save, plots to unravel, people to kill. And Death starring as “Dad.” Loved it!

    The Best of the Rest (in no real order):

    1) Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
    2) Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
    3) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (I just got to this one in 2012 - I know I'm late!)
    4) Third Grave Dead Ahead and Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones (Ok, I cheated and snuck two in here, but hey, it’s a series. And not YA. But they ROCK!)
    5) Pure and Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    6) The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
    7) Rift by Andrea Cremer
    8) Starling by Lesley Livingston
    9) Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
    10) Angel Fire by L.A. Weatherly (This series hasn’t gotten nearly enough notice, in my humble opinion.)

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  7. You guys need to read Angelfall by Susan Ee. Trust me you will not regret it!

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  8. Great choices! Deity, Insurgent, Onyx, Posion Princess, and Dreamless were also in my top 12!

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