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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Hello lovlies,


It is officially day two of Armchair BEA and today I get to share some of my favorite books of the year with you! By the way, how much did you enjoy all the introductions? I love getting to know the wonderful people of the blogging community, don't you? 
Anyway, favorite books time! ( in no particular order)




Guys, this book is Fabulous! Just wait till you read my review!
Honestly, I can't even begin describing to you how much I loved everything about this story. The main character is amazing, strong female who I loved from the first pages. The captain of the guard and the prince both play a huge role in Calaena's lives and boy are those two adorable or what? Seriously, this book is full of awesome characters, kick butt action, and relationships that take your breath away!
(There will be a full review later)
A Must read!!






Seriously, if you aren't tired of me talking about this book yet, you really should be, because I've been talking non stop. (I know twitter is ready for me to take a breather from singing praises to this story) I adore every piece of this story (and not just because I'm Russian). Leigh created a story that pretty much swept me off my feet. I love the characters, the world building, everything. 
Full review here (with gifs and lots of feelings)
Read it! I'm serious about this! (The book, not the review, although I would love for you to take a gander at that too) :-)








This book, people, this book is amazing! I had the privilege of winning the first ever ARC of this book and I devoured it! Rachel and Logan are amazing characters and I fell in serious love with them and their struggles. I know right? Falling in love with their struggles sounds kind of weird but I'm not kidding. This book was amazing (yes, I used that word again) and you should DEFINITELY add it to your TBR list!
(Will post a full review in a few months)






If you haven't noticed yet, I love world building. Each of the books I've mentioned so far had wonderful take on a world the character had to live in. This book is no exception. It might be one of my all time favorite books when it comes to world building. This is another story that I devoured. There is just so much going on here, and the characters have so much to learn. With every page, I sat frozen wondering if they were going to make it. That's what I love about books. The unknown and the predictable all mixed in together for an adventure that will stay with you forever! This is one of those books! Can't wait for more!
Full review here (with lots of love)
For me, this book was one of the most fast paced books I've read in the last few months. Literally, every page had something going on on it. I loved the characters and the fight and the flight and just everything. This seriously read like a thriller and I couldn't be more happy with it. Well, actually if I could have the other two books now I'd be more happy but you know what I mean! This is a great debut and I can't wait to read more. 


Now, let me be honest for a minute. Sometimes I really dislike these "Best of..." posts because I always feel like I overlook some great titles. And then I start feeling guilty, and then I get all twitchy, and then I rip my hair out (not really on those two, but you know what I mean). 
Anyway, these five books were some of the most recent ones that I've read and loved and I hope you will read and love as well. 
Well, I'm off to visit some Armchair BEA blogs!!! What are some of your favorites this year?
Hope everyone has a wonderful day! 


Much love,
Valia

13 comments:

Maidenveil said...

Hi, Valia! I love these books! They are on my tbr list too. :) I can understand your feeling on doing "best of.." post. sometimes it is tough.

see you around!

-Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

Sarah said...

Hi Valia! I've been hearing so many good things about Shadow and Bone, I'll have to add it to my TBR list!

Happy ABEA!

VikLit said...

I have to add nearly all of these to my list! But esp. Shadow and Bone. Great recs! Will be following your blog.

Debz said...

Your list looks awesome! These books sound amazing!

Valerie StuckInBooks said...

I absolutely loved Under the Never Sky. It made my list too. I really want to read Hemlock. I've heard really fabulous things about it.

Thanks for participating!

Here's my crem della crem list

Valerie
StuckInBooks

Lauren@ The Housework Can Wait said...

YES. DEFIANCE. Oh my gosh, words cannot describe how much I loved this book. I still haven't fully finished my review, just because I'm having trouble finding words to describe the awesomeness of this book.

I also enjoyed Under the Never Sky! You're right, the world building is really interesting. Haven't read the others yet, but they're on the (massive) TBR!

Great list! Thanks for stopping by my Best of 2012!

Christina2227 said...

Why hello there, my fellow YA book-junkie! (teehee) All of these are on my TBR list. All of them. I can't wait to get my hands on them either because I will devour them.

I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

@HarleyBearBooks said...

I was turned off to Shadow and Bone because I had recently read Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the title just sounded to familiar. lol I'm weird. But if it's on your top list maybe I'll try it. I also want to read Hemlock. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You def need to read Pandemonium!! =)
-Melissa

ashelynn hetland said...

eee, I'm so excited for Defiance I don't even! gah, I hope I get an ARC of it! :D great list.

Hannah Lorraine said...

Oooh. I'm SO excited for Defiance and Throne of Glass - hopefully I'll get to them soon! And I'm almost done with Hemlock right now and I'm freaking out about it. IT'S SO GOOD! Awesome list =))

nea barabea said...

Awww, I can't wait for Shadow and Bone!! I've heard AMAZING things about it!! :) :)

elena said...

I love your list! Can't wait for Throne of Glass and I heard Shadow of Bone was amazing. :D

Devan @ Book Strings said...

Thanks for stopping in today! Shadow and Bone really is a kick butt book of 2012. It is very original and I can't wait for the next one.

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