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Friday, December 30, 2011

My Top 10 Most Wanted Books in 2012!

My Top 10 Most Wanted Books in 2012!

Here it is folks, the last day of this awesome event. Today I get to share with you all what books I'm killing dying to get my hands for next year. About half of these are sequels to books I've read. I got to say, it was really hard choosing only 10 books out of the near 200 on my 2012 wishlist but I somehow managed. So here they are, in no particular order:

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: February 28th, 2012
Series: Delirium Trilogy, #2
Genre: YA Dystopian
My Review of Delirium

Why I Want this Book:
I fell in love with Delirium when I read it towards the beginning of the year and have been dying to find out what has happened to a certain two characters ever since.

Synopsis via Goodreads
I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.


Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pub. Date: May 1st, 2012
Genre: YA Histroical Fiction

Why I Want this Book:

I've heard this book pitched as being similar to Downton Abbey. Can I just say I am very much obsessed in love with that show! I also really enjoy books from this time period so I would have added this one anyway. Really looking forward to seeing how good it is.

Synopsis via Goodreads
A lush, historical novel about the secretive Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall!The prettiest people often have the ugliest secrets…

Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for.

It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been…even as their carefully constructed faÇade rapidly comes undone.

Maggie has a secret. And she’s not the only one…the handsome groom Michael, the beautiful new French nanny Therese, the Darlingtons’ teenage houseguests Teddy and Jessica, and even Maggie’s younger sister Lila are all hiding something. Passion, betrayal, heartache, and whispered declarations of love take place under the Darlingtons’ massive roof. And one of these secrets has the power to ruin the Darlingtons forever.

When scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, everyone is looking over their shoulder, worrying their scandal will be next. Because at Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for long.


A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford
Publisher: Greenwillow
Pub. Date: February 28th, 2012
Series: A Touch Trilogy, #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Review of A Touch Mortal

Why I Want this Book:
A Touch Mortal helped me conquer a certain irrational fear back in February of this year and I found the story deliciously dark with wicked humor. Something happened with a character towards the end and I'm anxious to see where things go in A Touch Morbid.

Synopsis via Goodreads
Eden won the battle-she saved her true love from the darkest evil. But the war has only just begun. With secrets swirling around her, powerful allies unraveling, and life-and death-as she knows it eroding, Eden and those she loves tread dangerous ground. Can she trust anyone? Will her unearthly powers be her salvation or her downfall? A sweeping, dark, and sexy paranormal romance that will haunt readers with an inventive mythology and a cinematic New York City filled with shadows and longing.


Crazy Dangerous by Andrew Klavan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub. Date: May 8th, 2012
Genre: YA

Why I Want this Book:

For starters, I really enjoy male POV's and want to read more YA books with them. Secondly, this sounds like it is going to be a dark and thrilling ride of a book. That premise just has me on tenterhooks waiting for this one. Also, you always hear of the cliche 'preachers's daughter' going bad but this is with a guy and it is the first time I've seen it that way.

Synopsis via Goodreads
"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder and how I found out about it—you're definitely going to want to hear about that. But first, I have to tell you about the stupidest thing I ever did . . ."

Sam Hopkins is bored with his status as a preacher's kid. So when a group of guys notorious for being in trouble offers him friendship, he accepts. Before long, he has several new skills—including hot-wiring cars.

At school, there's an eccentric loner named Jennifer. When Sam defends her from being bullied, she begins to seek him out as her only friend. Her ramblings often seem illogical . . . but then start to contain grains of truth. One leads Sam to discover that one of his new friends has been killed. And then she tells him, "I'm looking for the devil." Sam doesn't know what that means, but he knows it's a matter of life and death that he figure it out.

Everyone else thinks Jennifer is suffering from schizophrenia. But Sam is starting to wonder if there could be something prophetic in her words. Discovering the truth is going to be both crazy and dangerous.


Endlessly by Kiersten White
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: July 24th, 2012
Triology: Paranormalcy, #3
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Reviews of Paranormalcy & Supernaturally

Why I Want this Book:
Paranormalcy was my absolute most favoritest book of 2010. It was just total rockawesomazingness! Supernaturally, while I liked it, definitely had that middle of the road, second in a trilogy feel. I'm hoping Endlessly will come out and be just as amazing as Paranormalcy.

Synopsis via Goodreads
The third book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.

The final chapter of Evie's adventures. Old friends, new ones, all wrapped up in impossible decisions. And some ball gowns. Because what's a life of normal and paranormal drama without a ball gown or two?


Courtship & Curses by Marissa Doyle
Publisher: Henry Holt
Pub. Date: August 7th, 2012
Series: Leland Sisters, #3
Genre: YA Historical/Fantasy-ish
My Reviews of Bewitching Season & Betraying Season

Why I Want this Book:

Marissa Doyle was the first author to send me a book for review when I started blogging. When I read them back in 2009, I loved Bewitching Season and Betraying Season. So I'm obviously looking forward to Courtship & Curses, which follows different characters.

Synopsis via Goodreads
Sophie’s entrance into London society isn’t what she thought it would be: Mama isn’t there to guide her, Papa is buried in his work fighting Napoleon, and Sophie’s newly acquired limp keeps her from dancing at any of those glittering balls. If it weren’t for her shopping escapades with her new French friend Amélie and a flirtation with the dashing Lord Woodbridge, she would think this season a complete disaster.

But when someone uses magic to attack Papa the night of Sophie’s first ball, her problems escalate, especially when it becomes clear that all the members of the War Cabinet are being targeted. Can she catch the culprit and keep her own magic powers hidden long enough to win herself a match?


Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub. Date: June 12th, 2012
Series: Hourglass, #2
Genre: YA Paranormal/Sci-fi
My Review of Hourglass

Why I Want this Book:

I really enjoyed Hourglass and am very excited to see where things head in Timepiece, especially since it is from Kaleb's point of view. Hell to the frikin YEAH BABY!

Synopsis via Goodreads
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong?

Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devestating results.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.


Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pub. Date: August 7th, 2012
Series: Anna, #2
Genre: YA Paranormal/Horror
My Review of Anna Dressed in Blood

Why I Want this Book:

This is another case of a sequel to a book I've read and enjoyed. Love the characters in this and I'm very curious as to what happened to Anna. Can't wait to read this one.

Synopsis via Goodreads
In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.


Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Pub. Date: June 19th, 2012
Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Why I Want this Book:

I not only love historical fiction and war books, but I really love when the two come together. Add in the fact that it is YA and WWII and I'm practically drooling on my keyboard. *wipes away slobber*

Synopsis via Goodreads
Go behind enemy lines during World War II in this tale of romance and espionage...

Betty, an American teenager living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement.

Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect.


Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pub. Date: June 19th, 2012
Genre: YA Contemporary

Why I Want this Book:

A contemporary YA book about a soldier back from war? Yes, please! I just know this is going to be an amazing book and it sounds like something that is right up my alley. Can't wait!

Synopsis via Goodreads
A powerful debut novel about a young Marine's return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.


And because I can't NOT mention these...

My Top 5 Most Wanted without Covers

1. The Hour of Dreams by Shelena Shorts
2. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
3. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
4. Velveteen by Daniel Marks
5. Crewl by Gennifer Albin


So those are just a few of the books I've got my knickers in a knot for in 2012. There is so much coming out next year that it is a bit overwhelming, but I'm embracing it all with arms wide open and plans to swan-dive into the awesomeness!

Here's to 2012!

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Patricia said...

I love the cover of Wentworth Hall. It looks really good, but I'm not sure if I'll like the book. Hm, I'll just wait for some reviews. *g*

A Touch of Morbid seems to be very popular and I'm beginning to think that I should check this series out. Ah, I almost read the blurb. >_< (I tend to spoil myself, all the time.)

Endlessly is on my tbr too, but I haven't managed to read the second installment yet, so it might take some time.. *sigh* But I have quite some time till August, so that shouldn't be too hard LOL

Thanks for the list. I love that you said something about the books instead of just putting covers in the post and saying "Happy new Year" (although I don't dislike those posts, and I think I've said that before..oô *confused* It's not my day! XD)

Anyway, I hope you'll get to read all these books as soon as they are out, or preferably even before!

Happy Ney Year and hope to see you again in 2012!

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Unknown said...

Dying for Girl of Nightmares, Timepiece, Pandemonium and Endlessly! Love your video of Sam drinking! Here to 2012! Happy New Year!
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Nea said...

Pandemonium!! Awesome! :) :)

roro said...

ooh crazy dangerious souds EPIC/adding 2mine
happy new year
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A Life Bound By Books said...

Thanks so much for sharing this list. I've really loved checking them out. It's great to find some new and exciting books, and you have some great "new-to-me" books in this list.

Wentworth Hall, Crazy Dangerous... and I just found Something Like Normal a couple days ago, look really exciting.


Andie Z said...

Ooh, I can't wait for Pandemonium and Girl of Nightmares. And Something Like Normal is on my list as well. Great picks!

I'm a new follower! :)
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Gabrielle Carolina said...

"Hell to the frikin YEAH BABY!" = how I feel about Kaleb. Michael, who?

Dominique said...

whooo!! what a list! great picks; so many books to be excited for in 2012!
I definitely want to check out Anna Dressed in Blood now!

Kara said...

I'm really excited for Pandemonium and Girl of Nightmares, but I think it's kind of funny that I'm excited for other books on your list even though I haven't read their predecessors. Like A Touch Morbid, Endlessly, and Timepiece.

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