Chocolate or Vanilla?
Cats or Dogs?
Dogs. (But don’t tell my cat.)
Ebooks or Hardcopies?
Ebooks. Although that makes me sad.
City or Country?
City! Spiders creep me out.
Jennifer Lopez or Mariah Carey?
Fringe or The Walking Dead?
Fringe. Zombies are the only things that creep me out more than spiders.
Robots or Zombies?
Horror or Comedy?
Sweet or Sour?
Hot or Cold?
The Vampire Diaries or Merlin?
Been a huge fantasy fan all my life, and…hanging my head in shame…some Dungeons & Dragons may even have been played in my childhood…so I’m going to have be true and say Merlin.
Merry Christmas everyone!!!
I wanted to make Christmas (or whatever holidays you celebrate) even better by telling you guys what my favorite books of 2012 were. I’ve read SO many good books this year, both published before and during 2012! Take a look below.
I LOVE this series! I just started it (I”m currently on Onyx), and I absolutely adore the series. It has hunky aliens, a strong, independent female…and all the romance I could ask for. Love love love.
I’m currently reading this one, and I can’t say enough good things about it. I absolutely adore this series!
Ok….so I haven’t actually started this book, yet, but I’m going to finish it before 2012 is over. I love the series so much, and I know that I am going to adore this book, although I already know I’m going to be upset until I have the fourth book in my hands. Seriously, guys, this is one of the best series I have ever read!
I cannot believe I forgot to add this book on here! Oh, well, I’m adding it now. I LOVED Dark Star by Bethany Frenette. However, I will say that it’s either a book you flat out love or a book you really can’t get into. I loved how the book focused on superheroes. I felt that that added a fresh quality that we don’t really get to see much. I also ADORED Leon. I could seriously read a book only about him. I cannot wait to have the second one in my hands!
The Women of the Otherworld series is seriously my favorite series in the world. Nothing will ever beat this for me. I am SO sad that the series is over. Maybe Kelley Armstrong will decide to continue it? Love it!
I cannot continue this list without mentioning Biting Cold by Chloe Neill. Haven’t read the Chicagoland Vampires series? Then you’re seriously missing out! Yes, yes, this IS a vampire series, but it’s really not about that. It’s about the characters and the storylines. Neill has one of the best writing styles I have ever run across. Love her!
If you know me, then you know that I’m not the biggest fan of contemporary books. Realistic stuff isn’t really my thing. I love reading about vampires, aliens, werewolves, shadowhunters….really anything paranormal. Such a Rush was the first contemporary novels that I fell head over heels in love with. It was real..but it was amazing.
Ok…so I loved Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series, and I was not disappointed with the prequel to that series, Rift. It did start off a little slow, but once it picked up it reallllllllllllly picked up. LOVED the main characters, and I can’t wait to read more about them in Rise!
A great first in a series by Claire Merle! Loved it! I’m going to be really sad once it’s over ]=
I’m honestly a little disappointed that this book hasn’t got the hype that it deserves. This was SUCH a good book! It sounded really corny when I first read the synopsis, but I was soo wrong. Amazing!
Oh my God, guys, if you haven’t read the Delirium series by Lauren Oliver, then you NEED to get on that! I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book, but Pandemonium blew me away! I am so impressed with the world that Oliver created, and I can’t wait to read the conclusion in Requiem!
I love Veronica Roth. Enough said.
Storm is one of my favorite books of 2012! I’ve fallen in love with plenty of fictional boys, but no one is quite like the Merrick brothers. Talk about yum!!!
I have to finish this up with Spark by Brigid Kemmerer. Very few books reallllly touched me this year, and Kemmerer’s elemental series really hit home. The topics in this series, the hot boys, the heartbreaking scenes….all of it just tugged at my heart. I can’t wait to read more of this series!
I hope you guys enjoyed seeing my top choices for 2012! I can’t wait to hear what your top choices are. Let me know about them in the comment section below!
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading!
To participate all you have to do is:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Today’s teaser comes from Promises by Amber Garr
Release Date: December 7, 2011
Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love.
When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fiancé would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.
A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those who she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life that she had so adamantly tried to escape.
Promises is the first book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends through the perils of growing up in a discrete world that inherently threatens human society.
“He bounded into the bathroom with clothes in hand and I heard the shower turn on. Deciding it was too much trouble to bath myself again, I threw on a long blue sundress and pinned back the sides of my hair. After adding a little makeup and some deodorant, I was ready to go. Yet I still sat on the bed for another ten minutes waiting for Kain to emerge. It was clear to me who the female was in this relationship. When he stepped out of the bathroom through a wall of steam, I couldn’t help but tease.
‘Finally,’ I sighed dramatically. ‘I thought that I was going to have to tell everyone that you fell in. Did you get everything plucked and primped just right?’
He looked at me and the side of his mouth curved up with a smirk. ‘Hey, don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. Do you think this hair styles itself?’ (pg 48.)
“As one, Kain, Abhainn, and I turned toward the bridge and the dark waters splashing underneath. At first I didn’t see anything, but when Abhainn inhaled a sharp breath, I followed his gaze to the closest piling. Twenty tiny heads lifted up at once and began to swim toward us. Their synchronized movement caused a large wave to form, and the sound of the rolling water overshadowed by the cackling and laughing coming from the sharp toothed creatures. Large wings sprouted on a few of the approaching bodies and they took to the air like it was as natural as the need to breathe.
…’Nixies…’ Abhainn whispered in awe.” (pgs 183-184.)