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Top Ten Favourite Books of 2012 (So Far):
1. Insurgent by Veronica Roth – A lot of sophomore series installations simply don’t measure up to their predecessors, but this one totally breaks that mold. Shatters it, actually. This one is non-stop heart-pounding and gut-wrenching adventure.
2. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins – I really didn’t expect much from this one at all. Frankly, I thought it was going to be some sort of cliché little romance novel that was going to bore the crap out of me. I sure at my words on that one.
3. Purity by Jackson Pearce – Despite my few qualms with this one in my review, I actually really enjoyed it. The characters were delightfully flawed, and the plot was solid and twisting. It was a fun, different contemporary for me.
4. Fair Coin by E.C. Myers – This one is pretty unheard of. There wasn’t too much hype, and the author is new to the scene, but that doesn’t take away from this novel at all. Holy originality. I just adore this one.
5. 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad – Sci-fi is really hit or miss for me. It’s either exceptionally done, or it becomes a mess of what could have been a fantastic story. This was deliciously sinister and wrong…definitely my type of book.
6. Partials by Dan Wells – I knew this was going to be awesome. I really did. There is something about dystopian that is so perfect for my dark and twisty brain, and this one was utterly original and awesome. Can I say awesome one more time?
7. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons – The characterization in this book is just phenomenal. From the primary characters to the secondary characters, they resonate huge personalities that continuously fuel an ever-changing plot and evolving storyline.
8. When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen – Ok, yes, this one had a few flaws, but overall, it was incredibly solid and engaging. The mysteries and complexities make this one completely original and new…something that’s rare in a crowded genre.
9. Bewitching by Alex Flinn – Yes, I know a lot of people didn’t like this one. Colour me an outsider here, but I thought this one was just awesome. Maybe it’s just that I love Kendra, but for real, I thought this was a great novel full of backstory and whimsy.
10. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver – I loved, loved, loved book one. Truly, I did. This takes me absolute hatred of love triangles and spins me into a magnificent web of love and sweetness, with a heroine I’d give anything to be!