Monday, August 27, 2012

Only 4 months left

Four months left of  2012.  Time really does fly. 2012 has been a great year for books. We all read a lot of books. Here are some of my ultimate  favorite books this year so far. 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore . ( this is well known but if you have not heard of it before, I have included the synopsis.

Synopsis: His eyes, Katsa had never seen such eyes. One was silver, and the other, gold. They glowed in his sun-darkened face, uneven, and strange. She was surprised that they hadn't shone in the darkness of their first meeting. They didn't seem human....
Then he raised his eyebrows a hair, and his mouth shifted into the hint of a smirk. He nodded at her, just barely, and it released her from her spell.
Cocky, she thought. Cocky and arrogant, this one, and that was all there was to make of him. Whatever game he was playing, if he expected her to join him he would be disappointed.

In a world where people born with an extreme skill - called a Grace - are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even shedespises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.
When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graces with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.
She never expects to become Po's friend.
She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace - or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone
I have not written a review yet. I have tried  but i can't put words on paper. ITS FREAKING AWESOME. I LOVE KATSA. hopefully i review it soon

Everneath by Brodi Ashton ( a 2012 debut and hyped book. I'm cautious towards hyped books because i\ve been let down a couple of times .( cough * the hunger games *) but this book deserves the hype)

Synopsis:Last 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...
I read it in february .I'm hoping i review it soon. I can't wait for everbound . I have still not had  a chance to pre order it .fingers crossed i do soon.

When you were mine by Rebecca Serle ( not an hyped book but i wish it was.It is an  kind of romeo and juliet retelling but from rosaline's pov)

Synopsis:In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo’s original intended—Juliet’s cousin Rosaline—tells her side of the tale. What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: Everything.
     Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy...and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.
     Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends….
Have not reviewed it yet. SOON SOON

Whistle Pass by Kevad ( a charming historical to introduce you to m/m fiction. Very timid) A 2012 release

Synopsis:On the battlefields of WWII Europe, Charlie Harris fell in love, and after the war, Roger marched home without a glance back. Ten years later, Charlie receives a cryptic summons and quickly departs for his former lover’s hometown of Whistle Pass. 
But Roger Black isn’t the lover of Charlie’s dreams anymore. He’s a married, hard-bitten political schemer who wants to secure his future by destroying evidence of his indiscreet past. Open homosexuality is practically a death sentence, and that photo would ruin Roger and all his wife’s nefarious plans.
Caught up in foggy, tangled events, Charlie turns to hotel manager Gabe Kasper for help, and Gabe is intrigued by the haunted soldier who so desperately desires peace. When helping his new lover places Gabe in danger, the old warrior in Charlie will have to take drastic action to protect him... or condemn them both
Have not reviewed it yet. Shame on me . shame on me .

Aquaman, Vol. 1: The Trench by by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis (Illustrator), Joe Prado (Illustrator) ( To show how badass Aquaman can be)

Synopsis:The King of the Seven Seas Aquaman returns to his very own ongoing series for the first time in years at the hands of DC Entertainment Chief Creative Office Geoff Johns, who reteams with GREEN LANTERN collaborator artist Ivan Reis! Between proving himself to a world that sees him as a joke, Aquaman and his bride Mera face off against a long buried terror from the depths of the ocean

I have reviewed this. wipes sweat of forehead. Here is the link to it. CLICK HERE

 New Girl by Paige Harbison ( a  other ""lovely"' 2012 retelling)

Synopsis:A contemporary young-adult retelling inspired by the classic 1938 romantic suspense bestseller Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
They call me 'New Girl'...
Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.
Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.
Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend…but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.
And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back

I have reviewed it. CLICK HERE

Pieces of us by Margie Gelbwasser ( a other 2012 under hyped book . A great gritty and dark contemp)

Synopsis:Two families. Four teens.A summer full of secrets.
Every summer, hidden away in a lakeside community in upstate New York, four teens leave behind their old identities…and escape from their everyday lives.
Yet back in Philadelphia during the school year, Alex cannot suppress his anger at his father (who killed himself), his mother (whom he blames for it), and the girls who give it up too easily. His younger brother, Kyle, is angry too—at his abusive brother, and at their mother who doesn’t seem to care. Meanwhile, in suburban New Jersey, Katie plays the role of Miss Perfect while trying to forget the nightmare that changed her life. But Julie, her younger sister, sees Katie only as everything she’s not. And their mother will never let Julie forget it.
Up at the lake, they can be anything, anyone. Free. But then Katie’s secret gets out, forcing each of them to face reality—before it tears them to pieces.
Reviewed . CLICK HERE  

Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons ( an intense 2012 debut)

Synopsis: New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow. 
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Reviewed. CLICK HERE 

I can't wait what the rest of 2012 will bring


  1. I LOVED When You Were Mine, so glad you did too! And I need to read Graceling.

  2. I LOVEDDDDDD EVERNEATH! BEST.BOOK.EVER. And Article 5 was really good as well :) Awesomeeee list!!! I can't wait for everyone's end-of-year 2012 favourites lists!!

  3. Yay! Lots of awesome books ;) Although Graceling will ALWAYS be the best one. <3 it was perfect. :)
    Thank you for commenting on my mailbox. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  4. You definitely need to write reviews for those first 3-I liked them a lot too and would love to read your thoughts!

  5. Hopefully someone will finally push me into reading Graceling, I have no idea why I'm still waiting to read it.

  6. What four months!!
    BTW do you have aquaman and can I burrow it?

  7. Ooh Article 5 and Everneath were awesome! Great list, roro!

  8. you've read EVERYTHNG on my TBR pile!! SOOO want to read Graceling, Everneath, Article 5, When you were mine,, gaaah everything!! 4 months left, i HAVE to read them! Lovely post roro!
    - Farah @ Maji Bookshelf

  9. Great list, Roro! I LOVED Graceling. I LOVED Everneath! I loved Article 5! I also can't wait to see what else 2012 will bring. So many great books out there for the fall/winter and early 2013!!!

  10. I loved Graceling and can't wait to read Article 5. I should do a list like this :)
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  11. I read a M/M the other day from Netgalley called Country Mouse only 79 pages written by a German author and an American author male and female, respectively .

    I have Article 5 to read, I hear only good things about it:D Great lot of books on your list:D




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