Monday, January 2, 2012

Top Ten Books on the Horizon in 2012

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week...
Top Ten Books I am excited to read in 2012

One of the best and worst trends in the YA writing world is the series -- it is the best because once you reach the last page, there is more story yet to come. It is the worst because there is more story yet to come and all you can do is wait...wait, wait, wait. Wait for more of the wonderful characters. Wait for more of the invigorating plot. And wait for more of the beautiful writing. 

They are worth waiting for. And now that another year has begun, the countdown to the next installments in some of my favorite series has begun. 

1. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver: Book birthday - February 28 
If you have read Delirium, you know that the book ended infuriatingly. Horrible, torturesome cliffhanger. I need more. Stat. And thanks to Emily over at As the Crowe Flies (and Reads), I will get to read this early! 

2. Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins: Book birthday - March 13
When I first read Hex Hall, I had no idea of the adventure I was in store for. These covers didn't grab me, but now that I know how adorable, funny, and exciting the books are, I find them great. This is probably the book I am most excited for. I just love Sophie Mercer. And I just love Archer Cross even more! 

3. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead: Book birthday - June 19
Adrian Ivashkov. Enough said.

4. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare: Book birthday - May 8
Come on Cassie Clare. Stop writing books that I want to read! And stop making them so - good. City of Fallen Angels ended with a bang. I am literally crawling out of my skin excited to read the next one. More Jace -- that could never be a bad thing. 

5. Fever by Lauren DeStefano: Book birthday - February 21
I enjoyed Wither. I wouldn't say it was my favorite book of the year, but it definitely held my interest. Then ended right when things were getting really, really good. 

6. Rapture by Lauren Kate: Book birthday - June 12
This series took a reread to get me hooked. Yes, I disliked it the first time, yet still read it again. Don't ask why. All I know was that was a very good decision. I am completely hooked to the love story of Luce and Daniel. What is going to happen? Can true love win over all?

7. Untitled (Hush, Hush book # 4) by Becca Fitzpatrick: Book birthday - October 
This series was supposed to end with Silence. Boy am I glad that it didn't. Patch. Patch. Patch.  Thank goodness there is more of him to look forward to!

8. Untitled (Matched book # 3) by Ally Condie: Book birthday - November 13
Cassia, Ky, Xander. A dystopian world. I am preparing my heart already for an emotional roller coaster. 

9. Insurgent by Veronica Roth: Book birthday - May 1
Divergent ends with such an unforeseen twist. Meaning, I have no clue where we are going to go from here. And I love it. Can't wait to return to Roth's dystopian society. 

10. Endlessly by Kiersten White: Book birthday - July 24
This series is just so fun. Sometimes serious. But mostly fun. What I love is (as the first title - Paranormalcy - implies) how normal the story is despite all of the paranormal. Evie seems like she could be my best friend. And Lend is such a boy next door. Love them all. 

and one vote for a non-series but companion story (so it can be # 11)

11. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins: Book birthday Fall 2012
I don't know much about this book. What I do know is that Stephanie Perkins is the author. And I absolutely love anything Stephanie Perkins writes. Ergo, I am highly anticipating this book later in the year. 

The good news -- this is just a list of my top ten. There are so many other books already published and soon to be published that I also have to read. So though I might have to wait months for some of these, I won't be idly twiddling my thumbs waiting. I will be on another great book adventure. 

What books are you excited to read in 2012!?!

Happy new year may the year of 2012 books begin!

(And let's all cross our fingers that the Mayans are wrong. I would really like to make it to the fantastic books in 2013)


  1. Great list. I plan on reading Divergent this year and I am glad to see that you liked it enough to want to read it's sequel.

  2. Great list of books. I want to read Insurgent, Endlessly, Rapture and well all the rest too.

  3. Those are all great choices! I can't wait for Isla and Endlessly!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  4. There's some amazing sequels/series' conclusions coming out in 2012! I can't say I've been a huge fan of the Hush, Hush series and I was actually a little put-off to find out a fourth book has been added and it is now being called a saga (reminiscent of Twilight, eh?) - I do plan on reading Silence since everyone tells me its much better then either of the first two!

    Rapture also made my list :)

    Top 10 Tuesday

    Radiant Shadows

  5. Great list! I have a few of these on my list and of course I am so excited about Isla like most people are!

    My Top Ten:

  6. I loved browsing your list - there are some sequels to books that I want to get to really soon - like Divergent!

  7. Great list! So many of these are on my TBR.
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

  8. So many of these are on my TBR list and now they will have sequels out. Holy cow I need to get some of these read. :) happy new year. :)

  9. I originally had Rapture on my list too, but ended up bumping it. Still excited to see how that series wraps up. =)

    Also so many sequels coming out to series I still need to start, like Divergent, Wither, and Paralnormalcy!

  10. Ooooh we matched on some, but you thought of a good few that I hadn't. Gonna go update my amazon wishlist!!

  11. AMAZING LIST!! Can't wait for Spell bound, Golden Lily, COLS and Insurgent and Fever!! :) :)

  12. Great list! I've still got to read the first book in several of these...sigh. :) But I'm definitely looking forward to Spellbound. Love the Hex Hall series!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  13. i have a question, when did you move in??? cuz i swear that you were looking over my shoulder while making this list! i have almost all of these books on mine!!!! thanks for stopping by!

    Tara and her giveaway

  14. Pandemonium, COLS, Insurgent. YES, YES, YES! I cannot wait to read them! Except Pandemonium, which I already read and liked:)

  15. Did you hear? Isla won't be released until 2013!!! *sobs* But I'll comfort myself knowing that Stephanie Perkins will make it worthwhile. So yes, let's hope the Mayans are wrong. ;)

    I agree with you on pretty must everything on the list! Insurgent! I need Four! Pandemonium! What happens next? So jealous of you. Enjoy! And Wither, just for the rocking cover. Adding the new one's on my TBR list (not like it's not impossibly tall already).


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