Best Of 2011

12.31.2011
First of all, I suppose I should say I've been completely absent this week because, to put it simply, I'm feeling lazy. I've spent my entire winter break watching Smallville from the very first episode. There are 10 seasons, each with 21 or 22 episodes ._.

Anyway. It's just a few hours until 2012 (for me) so I figured it was time to recap 2011 with my favorite reads of this year, in no particular order. (Please note - this is books I've read in 2011, not necessarily published in 2011. No 2012 books included, but possibly some 2010.)

(Links go to Goodreads)

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 The characters in Obsidian are ones you'll never forget. And there are aliens! ALIENS, GUYS. The chemistry and banter between Katy and Daemon is irresistible, and Obsidian itself is even more unforgettable than the characters. Full of action and romance, Obsidian is a novel you want to pick up if you haven't.












                                                                                       Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
So Hunting Lila is kind of adorable and fun. I don't know how else to describe it. It's also got plenty of action, sure - but what really got me is the relationships between Lila and the other characters. Hunting Lila is a book that gripped me from the very first page.














Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This is one of those books I feel like I can reread over and over again. Etienne St. Clair is one of the most swoon-worthy characters I've ever read, and one of the reasons that's so is because he's not perfect, and we all know it. He's not always a hero, but he's there for Anna when it counts - and she's there for him, too. Plus, Anna's internal sarcasm is always an amusement to read.










                                                                                                                Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Gwen is an awesome heroine. I love her. I love Vic, the talking sword, more than I probably should. But in the end, it's always Logan that kills me. That Spartan boy gets to me in a way most other male characters in YA lit just . . . don't. (Plus, there's lots of action and I love Mythos Academy. But it's still Logan that sticks out.)












So maybe you think there should be more - and there are plenty of books that I've read this year and enjoyed. But these are the ones that really stick out to me - the ones I know I'll never be able to forget.

Happy 2012 ;)

~Zoey~
1 comment on "Best Of 2011"
  1. I haven't read any of these yet. I did just buy Touch of Frost and Kiss of Frost...and Anna and the French Kiss is up in January for my book club. All of these are on my tbr list. Hopefully I can get to them soon!

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12.31.2011

Best Of 2011

First of all, I suppose I should say I've been completely absent this week because, to put it simply, I'm feeling lazy. I've spent my entire winter break watching Smallville from the very first episode. There are 10 seasons, each with 21 or 22 episodes ._.

Anyway. It's just a few hours until 2012 (for me) so I figured it was time to recap 2011 with my favorite reads of this year, in no particular order. (Please note - this is books I've read in 2011, not necessarily published in 2011. No 2012 books included, but possibly some 2010.)

(Links go to Goodreads)

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
 The characters in Obsidian are ones you'll never forget. And there are aliens! ALIENS, GUYS. The chemistry and banter between Katy and Daemon is irresistible, and Obsidian itself is even more unforgettable than the characters. Full of action and romance, Obsidian is a novel you want to pick up if you haven't.












                                                                                       Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
So Hunting Lila is kind of adorable and fun. I don't know how else to describe it. It's also got plenty of action, sure - but what really got me is the relationships between Lila and the other characters. Hunting Lila is a book that gripped me from the very first page.














Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

This is one of those books I feel like I can reread over and over again. Etienne St. Clair is one of the most swoon-worthy characters I've ever read, and one of the reasons that's so is because he's not perfect, and we all know it. He's not always a hero, but he's there for Anna when it counts - and she's there for him, too. Plus, Anna's internal sarcasm is always an amusement to read.










                                                                                                                Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Gwen is an awesome heroine. I love her. I love Vic, the talking sword, more than I probably should. But in the end, it's always Logan that kills me. That Spartan boy gets to me in a way most other male characters in YA lit just . . . don't. (Plus, there's lots of action and I love Mythos Academy. But it's still Logan that sticks out.)












So maybe you think there should be more - and there are plenty of books that I've read this year and enjoyed. But these are the ones that really stick out to me - the ones I know I'll never be able to forget.

Happy 2012 ;)

~Zoey~

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read any of these yet. I did just buy Touch of Frost and Kiss of Frost...and Anna and the French Kiss is up in January for my book club. All of these are on my tbr list. Hopefully I can get to them soon!

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