Thursday, May 24, 2012

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

From February 2012 to April 2012:


The Disenchantments by Nina Lacour


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.


Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin


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


The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa


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


Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore


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.


I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan


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.


Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley


Cath is my spirit animal. She knows this.

Her novel still inhabits my dreams.


Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin



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


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. 


Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth 


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.


Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield


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.