Friday 28 December 2012

Top 5 Reads of 2012!

It's that time again! To choose our top reads of 2012. Because it's far too difficult to choose 10, we've decided to just narrow it down to 5 this year! So all three of us (yes that includes Mel), have chosen our top 5 reads of 2012 and listed them below! 

Donna's top 5 reads of 2012! 
   Spark (Sky Chasers, #2) Undeniable (Undeniable, #1) Article 5 (Article 5, #1) Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)
Number 5 - Spark: I loved Amy's first book Glow and Spark was nothing short of amazing. Your going to hear me say this over a number of these books in my post, but it was one of the best sequels I've read! 
Number 4 - Undeniable: Where to even start with this book? When I wrote my review I just remember having so much to say, it's so bad but it's so good too. I loved it and to self-published author Madeline, GIRL YOU ROCK!!!
Number 3 - Article 5: A fantastic debut by Kristen and I just. want. more. now! I'm dying for the sequel and yes I'm nervous but I'm praying it's going to be good. P.S  I heart Chase!
Number 2 - Unravel Me: TEAM ADAM! I know some of you guys haven't read this one yet but I have awesome blogging friends like Jasprit from The Readers Den that borrow me awesome books. Lol. It was amazing! Heart-pounding, intense, frustrating, lovable, EVERYTHING! I need to re-read this again.
My top number 1 is.......
Deity (Covenant, #3)
Deity: Deity, Deity, Deity....Aiden, Aiden, Aiden! Sigh! A-MAZ-ING! Can not put into words how I feel about this book. Jennifer out did herself with it and I just couldn't put it down. I'm waiting for the next two books before I allow myself to re-read this series, because I want to read them all together and I'm excited!! Well done Jen!!! 
Jess's top 5 reads of 2012! 
 Obsidian (Lux, #1) Easy Bared to You (Crossfire, #1) Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)
Number 5 - Obsidian: It's just so different to anything that I'd read before. It's a gripping story with a hot alien boy called Daemon. It's an awesome start to a great series so far. Mostly definitely deserving of a top 5 spot.
Number 4 - Easy: Another one that I simply couldn't put down. It's a great story and it nearly didn't make it at all in my list, but then I thought better of it.
Number 3 - Bared to You: Gritty, naughty, un-putdownable. Need I say more? It was a great read and I just couldn't get enough of it. It's not enough to beat my number 2, but it was very close. 
Number 2 - Beautiful Disaster: It's an amazing book, simple as that. It's incredibly gritty and addictive. I couldn't actually put it down, so that's at number 2. Quite a good spot :)
My top number 1 is.......
Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1) Undeniable (Undeniable, #1)
Pushing the Limits & Undeniable: This was a hard decision, I honestly couldn't pick between the two, so they've come in a joint 1st (I hope that's not cheating). Couldn't choose between the two, so I've made them my joint number 1 this year. I loved them both so much. Both have equally great stories. Both include troubled protagonists, both of them help each other through everything. They are most definitely both deserving of the number 1 spot.
Mel's Top 5 reads of 2012!
Cornerstone (The Cornerstone Series, #1) The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #1) Dead Radiance (Valkyrie, #1) Full Blooded (Jessica McClain, #1)
Number 5 - 
It’s definitely a toss-up between

Cornerstone: Cornerstone was really unique and so unexpected, I was really impressed with Misty’s debut.
The Mayfair Moon: The Mayfair Moon put the sinister back into werewolves, definitely no cute overgrown dogs here but an amazing world and back story filled with epic love.
Dead Radiance: Dead Radiance, again, just great and introduced me to the Valkyrie & Norse Mythology leading the way and so accurate – a LOT of research must have went into it and it showed.

Number 4 - Full Blooded: This read like a blend of two of my all-time favourite series, a new supernatural world, the main characters species are werewolves, our female lead being the only female werewolf and there is some fated love thrown into this awesome new UF and I’m desperate for book two.
Top 3, 2 & 1.........
 Whirl (Ondine Quartet, #1) Deity (Covenant, #3) Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga, #1)

Ok I can’t choose which I like best so I’m going for an author tie… I’m choosing the actual author because every one of their books are amazing and I’m more or less guaranteed a 5* book every single time, plus the writing is awesome too and some serious talent going on…
Emma Raveling’s  - Ondine Quartet – Whirl and Billow, I just LOVE this series, I wish it had more recognition because it’s beautifully written and has all the elements I love in a book plus it’s the first time I have read about water elementals/ondine and I’m patiently *cough* awaiting book 3.
Jennifer L. Armentrout – Need I say more? I’m in love with her Covenant Series (and Aiden) – Deity was just,WOW but again, every single book is brilliant and she’s had a few out this year, I even love her contemporaries and I avoid those like the plague as a rule. Time & time again she steps up and blows us away with her mad writing skills - <3 her!
H.D. Gordon -The Alexa Montgomery Saga & Joe – another author that hits the spot every time, I LOVE the Alexa Montgomery books, there is nothing about them that I don’t like.. I was a bit sceptical about Joe but my goodness what a book that was, I was gripped and it shows me that she is definitely an author to watch out for as all of them are.

1 comment:

KristenMyBookishFairyTale said...

Ohh Diety and Pushing The Limits are on my top reads of the year as well. Such amazing books. Great choices :)

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