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Okay, just fyi – TEN IS REALLY HARD. So don’t take this as the only top books I read. But this is what I could cull it to. And this is in no particular order.
1. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
Okay, you guys all know how much I love this books and Courtney herself. I believe I used the phrase “rapid machine gun of awesomeness” to describe this book in my review.
There are far too many CAPS in my review of this book. I mean, really. But I went so gaga for it I themed my prom dress around it. Okay, so that wasn’t originally intentional but it soon became that way.
3. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Not going to lie: this was the first Julie Kagawa book I ever read. I’ve now caught the Julie Kagawa bug and want to read everything from her books to her shopping lists. See my review here.
4. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Historical fiction. Assassin nuns. Fly to the bookstores right now. If assassin nuns doesn’t do it for you, I don’t know what will. It certainly did for me!
5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This historical fiction piece on World War II made me cry. And I never, ever, should have liked this book because it’s written with a few of my pet peeves. But it’s one of the best things ever, and here’s why.
It’s Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Do I have to explain it to you? (If so, read my review!)
7. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Okay, okay, I’m still not a fan of continuing the series after what I thought was the perfect ending. But if there was a way to continue the series, this is it – here’s why.
8. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
High fantasy for young adults. They said it was impossible, but Maas did it. ALL OF THE LOVE. Another review with too much excitement.
9. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
It’s Richelle Mead and Adrian. I love Adrian. I love him so much I might almost love him more than Dimi– oh dear, I feel the fan girls descending. Go read my review for more!
10. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
The main character is two girls in one body. That is all. For more, read my review.
8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Read in 2012”
I really need to read Code Name Verity one of these days, everyone sings its praises, even those who don’t normally like that sort of thing! Divergent was one of my favorite reads of the year, but I was in the minority that found Insurgent a total disappointment. It still bums me out how disappointing it was after how much I liked Divergent!
Awesome list – I also really enjoyed The Immortal Rules and Divergent (which made my list of faves too 🙂
I’m seeing Incarnate, Grave Mercy, Code Name Verity, and Throne of Glass everywhere… and all four are on my TBR list… perhaps I’ll have to move them up the list a bit, haha. I haven’t read Insurgent yet… but I did read Divergent, and that made my top ten list this year.
Great list 🙂
Chelsea Maya @ Books Turn Brains
I have no overlap with your list! Though I’ve been meaning to read Grave Mercy and Code Name Verity. I’ve heard such wonderful things about both!
I’m also a Kagawa fan, though I haven’t done this book. I’ve seen it on a few other lists as well which has me thinking I need to break out of the Iron Fey world and try another one of her tales!
I still haven’t read City of Lost Souls! I own the book, but I am kind of nervous about it. I might wait until City of Heavenly Fire is released in 2014. I don’t know. 🙂
I really liked The Immortal Rules and City of Lost Souls…And Grave Mercy!!! So much love. It made my top ten list too. :]
My Top Ten Tuesday
Oh my gosh, I’ve only read TWO of these. I’m dying to read several others. So many books – not enough time!