Monday, September 19, 2011

Mini Challenge: Top 5 Books of 2012

Princess Bookie is hosting a mini-challenge for Contest Craze! The current challenge is to write up a blog post of the top 5 books you're looking forward to reading in 2012! 

And I want to point out, I am looking forward to a massive amount of books in 2012 and this doesn't even cover it! Aaaah! This has been extremely hard to narrow down! 

Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia HandFor months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought. Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.  - Good Reads
The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle MeadTough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. - Good Reads

Everneath (Everneath #1) by Brodi AshtonLast spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever. 
She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists. 
Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen. 
As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's... - Good Reads

A Temptation of Angels by Michelle ZinkWhen her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel. 
Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal. - Good Reads

A Million Suns (Across The Universe #2) by Beth RevisWhen Elder learns harrowing news about the space ship Godspeed, he and Amy must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, all the while dealing with the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart. It all boils down to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship. - Good Reads


  1. Those all look REALLY good. Damn. You are like kryptonite to my TBR. ;)

    Off to add to list...LOL

  2. YES TO ALL!!! Especially Hallowed, I adored Unearthly something fierce and need to know what happens next like nobody's business. And the cover for Everneath is just too stunning, I would buy it for that alone.

  3. I'm really excited for THE GOLDEN LILY because I want to find out what happens next to Adrian and Sydney. As for A TEMPTATION OF ANGELS, I love Michelle Zink's writing so I'm totally pumped for that one. I never read UNEARTHLY, although I heard good things about it. EVERNEATH looks pretty rockin', so I'll probably pick that one up to. I wonder if I will ever see the bottom of my TBR...*ponders*

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  4. Awesome 2012 Book picks, especially Bloodlines and Everneath. Well, Vampires do rock the fictional realm!:)

    Here's mine:

  5. @BJ Hah! :D Well, there are so many good books out there! Yet so little time!

    @Jenny Oh, me too! Unearthly was shockingly amazing! I know, Everneath has a gorgeous cover! It seems like everyone received an ARC of it recently too! The release date is sooo far away! I hate waiting!

    @Jen Me too! I'm in the middle of Bloodlines right now! And I love Michelle Zink too! Her Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy was amazing! I don't think I'll ever see the bottom of my TBR pile. It just keeps getting more and more added! -.-

    @Bookish Brunette Don't they?! So many good books to read! I love it!

    @Rockee I love the vampires! :) Checking out your post now!

    Thanks for commenting, ladies! <333