I've read many books in 2012 and although they were all good in their own way, there are a few that really stood out.
So this is a little new segment we'll be having!
So here we go! These are my 2012 favourites. I enjoyed each and every one of these books the most. They all have something special and are original. That's why they deserve a special place on this list.
1. Providence - Jamie McGuire
Struggling with her father's death, Nina meets Jared Ryel, presumably by chance. However it soon becomes clear that he knows more about her than even close friends. When her father's former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father was not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. In searching for the truth behind her father's death, she stumbles upon something she never expected, and something Hell wants, that only she holds the key for. Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save, by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.
This book was an easy, entertaining read and I devoured it in a day. It's a book that I wouldn't mind re-reading. Make sure you check it out! You won't regret it.
2. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before and survival, for her, is second nature, Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.
Original and highly exciting book! Full of action and even some romance. Read it:]
3. Fablehaven - Brandon Mull
For centuries, mystical creatures of all description were gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction. The sanctuary survives today as one of the last strongholds of true magic in a cynical world. Enchanting? Absolutely. Exciting? You bet. Safe? Well, actually, quite the opposite... Kendra and her brother Seth have no idea their grandfather is the current caretaker of Fablehaven. Inside the gated woods, ancient laws give relative order among greedy trolls, mischievous satyrs, plotting witches, spiteful imps, and jealous fairies. However, when the rules get broken, an arcane evil is unleashed, forcing Kendra and Seth to face the greatest challenge of their lives.
This book was so different and so amazing. It pulls you in page after page. MUST READ!
4. Obsidian - Jennifer L. Armentrout
Katy moves to West Virginia right before her senior year, she's pretty much resigned herself to thick accents, dodgy internet access and a whole lot of boring... That is until she meets her neighbours. Dee is a cute, sweet and friendly girl and she immediately becomes friends with Katy. But we can't say the same for her arrogant, hot brother, Daemon. At first he seems to hate Katy but when a stranger attacks her and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something... unexpected happens. The alien next door marks her. Yep, alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies waiting to steal their abilities.
Well suddenly aliens became smokin' hot! This book definitely changed my mind about aliens.
5. Angelfall - Susan Ee
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After aeons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister.
I don't know what to say, it was just that good. I really enjoyed reading it.
6. Collide - Shelly Crane
Sherry has always known there was something out there. She's eighteen, works for a tabloid newspaper in Chicago and has a brother, Danny who is a lazy mooch. They live a pretty normal dull life with hippie parents and a normal existence. Then the moon disappears and people start to go missing only to reappear later, but different. Sherry has an abusive ex-boyfriend who shows up and claims to be one of these beings that have been showing up around the world.
She begins to unravel the truth about Merrick[he took over her ex's body], about what he's really doing here and about the crazy dangerous world they live in. Will he be the one to love her when everyone else has failed her?
Awesome read! Make sure to check it out.
I hope I've given you a few ideas on what to read next. If you've already read any of these make sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the books. Which books are your 2012 favourites?