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Ten Books I can’t get enough of in 2012

I’ve been asked by one of my lovely blog friends for a list of books that I’ve read (and recommend) so far this year. Well, I aim to please – so here’s ten of my favorite reads of 2012. I’m sure this list will continue to expand and grow with all the terrific books coming out the second half of the year.

(Please note some of the books aren’t new releases, they’re just books I’ve read since January and adore! Also, they’re listed in no particular order.)


I’ll admit to being hesitant at first, since I’m not normally a fan of high fantasy – but this book took me by surprise in the best way. I LOVED it.

FRACTURE – Megan Miranda

This was a fun, fast paced thriller and I can’t recommend it enough. I definitely didn’t see this ending coming, and I’d reread it again in a heartbeat.

FEVER – Lauren Destefano

I know I raved about WITHER in my best books of 2011 and FEVER did not disappoint. It’s amazing. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my agent sister. I can’t WAIT to get my grubby little hands on SEVER, the final book in the Chemical Garden Trilogy. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

CINDER – Marissa Meyer

Again, this was something I was worried might not be my thing – but I was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. I devoured it in one sitting and am anxiously awaiting the next book. Get yourself a copy of this and be amazed by the excellently told story of Cinder.

UNDER THE NEVER SKY – Veronica Rossi

Oh my gosh, where to start? I could gush forever and a day about how much I loved this book. It might be one of my ALL-TIME favorites. Just sayin’.


I started with the first book (WAKE) and immediately bought the second two (FADE and GONE). This is a fast read filled with lots of twists and memorable characters.

TIMEPIECE – Myra McEntire

I just finished this book two days ago and I love it. The ending will make you scream for book three. Thank goodness there’s a continuation because I’m not ready to let go of these characters just yet. If you haven’t read the first book HOURGLASS, do so immediately!!!


I was skeptical that this might be too slow (or too fast) paced because it takes place over 24 hours, but (once again) I was dead wrong. This was definitely a fun read.

STARTERS – Lissa Price

I can’t even begin to describe how awesome this was, if you haven’t gotten a copy yet – drop everything you’re doing and run to your local bookstore. Lissa is another one of my agent sisters, but I’d devour it even if she wasn’t. (What can I say? My agent has fabulous taste :)) If you liked the HUNGER GAMES, you’ll love it. SO GOOD.

EVERNEATH – Brodi Ashton

This is a book GoodReads recommended I try and I’m super glad I did. It’s one of the best mythology retellings I’ve read. It’s fresh and clever and I could go one for days. LOVED IT.

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That was hard picking just ten! There are soooooo many other great books I’ve read recently. (One of them being UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris, and INSURGENT by Veronica Roth.) If you’d like to see what else I’ve been reading (and suggest your favorite reads to me) friend me on GoodReads by clicking here.

8 thoughts on “Ten Books I can’t get enough of in 2012”

  1. Hmmm. It’s almost as if you broke into my house, rifled through my bookcase and wrote this post. Were you the one who finished all th orange juice and put the empty carton back in the fridge?
    Anyway, I just finished the Wake trilogy and Unraveling is next on my list to read after I heard Liz speak at a signing. I’m adding Everneath to my list. Also, you might like Wings by Aprilynne Pike and The Fault in Our Stars if you haven’t already read them.

    1. Oh good, so you haven’t checked the liquor cabinet yet? *whistles and walks away* 🙂

      I love that we love the same books! And I started reading The Fault In Our Stars and got sidetracked once Timepiece came out. I’m for sure going to finish it this weekend and I’ll add Wings to my list! YAY!

  2. So many wonderful books 😀 I agree with you on the ones I read, and I´m going to have get my hands on the ones you mentioned but I didn´t manage to read yet.
    A lot of people told me I really should dive into UNDER THE NEVER SKY, I have it on my Kindle but haven´t started yet…Thanks for sharing!

    1. Elodie, YOU MUST READ IT RIGHT THIS SECOND! Omg I think you’re really going to love this one, I know how much you liked DIVERGENT and I think this book is on equal ground. Also, I reread it three times back-toback-to-back it’s THAT good. Okay, I’ll shush now 🙂 Let me know what you think!

  3. I also really liked The Girl of Fire and Thorns. The worldbuilding was really good, and for the most part, I liked the way it treated the “Chosen One” trope (something that is usually very cliche.)

    I really want to read Cinder and Starters.

    1. Agreed. I think Rae really pulled off a familiar concept and made it original.

      Both CINDER and STARTERS are excellent in the same “fresh take” vibe. Great reads, enjoy!

  4. I obviously approve of this wonderful list, but I must request that you read Surrender by Elana Johnson stat! mind = blown.

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