Thursday, May 24, 2012

Top Ten of 2012 (So Far): Feb-Apr

From February 2012 to April 2012:

10:

The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour


Why:

Holy Novel, Batman! 

I'm going to try to expand on that statement time around... 

...I don't know, this book had it all and touched with such a graceful edge on all manner of intriguing subjects. 

I still hear Colby proclaiming, "I'm in love with all of you!"

Holy. Novel. Batman.

9:

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin


Why?

Well, because it's fantastic, that's why!

8: 

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa


Why?

I'm not a huge Fanpyre, but leave it to Julie to make me fall in love with a book all about the bloodsuckers.

7:

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore


Why?

Bitterblue splits the difference of this list and I feel it splits the difference between Graceling and Fire. It wasn't quite Graceling-esque, but it didn't feel Fire-y, either. Regardless if you understand my babblings, or not, you're right to anticipate this one.

6:

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan


Why?

Because I still think about Bronwen and Jared. They would be the couple my love and I did stuff with all the time. Bronwen and I would be pregnant together and call the babies "twins." We would throw elaborate dinner parties and only invite each other. No, seriously, Erin McCahan wrote my best friend.

5:

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley


Why?

Cath is my spirit animal. She knows this.

Her novel still inhabits my dreams.

4:

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

 

Why?

Oh man, why not? This cover is no fool's gold; this here is the real deal, a beautiful cover for a wondrous novel.

3:

Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo


At first I was astonished, then I merely called it compulsively readable, but by the end of this story Bardugo had made such a believer out of me that I was uttering her character's strong words aloud. 

2: 

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth 


Why?

This is the mermaid book I have been waiting for. With intelligence, a mastery of language and a sense of history, Fama spins a most bewitching tail.

1:

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield


Why?

I learned at ALA that Julie Strauss-Gabel (she's John Green and Nina Lacour's editor, if you didn't know)edited this novel and said it was the best debut she's ever read. I think I may agree. 

Precision point wording, a compelling story and imagery so vivid and raw you feel like you're suffocating alongside the two main character's.

So that's the second edition. Notice many significant changes?

2012 has been a brilliant year in books for me, I've venture to say it already surpasses the past two years! 

1 comment:

tinkerbell the bipolar faerie said...

I loved Game of Thrones too. I think I need to read Amelia is Dead and Gone.