Happy New Year! As we segway into 2013, I have been pondering my favourite books from 2012. I would have done either five or 10, but in the end, there were six books that I felt were worthy. They are in no particular order:
I am a self-professed Cassandra Clare addict. Anything and everything she writes is pure genius. I would think she was a genius simply for creating such incredible characters, especially my favourite, Jace Wayland. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you have probably noticed my fangirl-ishness that accompanies any CC review, such as the COLS review HERE.
I did tell you I am a Cassandra Clare maniac...Although this book came out in 2011, I was stupid enough to believe that Clare's prequel series would not live up to my all time favourite series, The Mortal Instruments. I was, of course, extremely mistakenly, and fell head over heels for Will, Jem, Tessa, and the other characters of the Infernal Devices, especially in the sequel. HERE is my review. I cannot wait until the final installment, Clockwork Princess. I am sure to be a blubbering mess.
Gah, this book. My affiliate, Amber Skye, basically begged me to read this book, and I was quite reluctant at first. However, after I read it, I was desperate to reread it. The premise is so unique given that so many people are writing similar books to each other these days. Although there is a fantastical element, this book reaches the impossible without calling upon werewolves or vampires, witches or wizards. HERE is my review.
This book is another dystopian, futuristic-yet-somewhat-believable story that I am in love with. In the same vein as The Hunger Games, this dystopian society creates a heartpounding and heartbreaking story about two characters I love. Especially the wonderful Chase (insert eye-heart emoticon face). He's a book boy who is believable enough, with enough flaws to become a real boy.
Although this book was only a novella, it drew me in, and left me wanting a full novel. The futuristic world that was set in space, but based on the Victorian Era made for a very interesting read. It was certainly a new and intriguing topic. Obviously Gwen Hayes has talent, especially because she only have 70 something pages or so, and still made me fall head over heels for Gideon. That's impressive, if you ask me. HERE is my review.
I have nothing else to say other than this: John Green is simply a genius-superhuman and the male version of Cassandra Clare.