Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 Adult (and some NA) of 2012

1. The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher
My favorite adult book of 2012. I thought about it for weeks after I read it! The ending seriously almost killed me. This is only the second book that I cried during reading. I just bought the "sequel," Dirty Red, and can't wait to read it (it will be agonizing, I know!).

2. Devoured (Devoured #1) by Emily Snow
To me, this is everything I hoped 50 Shades would be but with an actual plot and likable characters. Lucas is definitely my number one book boyfriend. I am absolutely on pins and needles for the next book. Full review here

3. Easy by Tammara Webber
There's a reason this book is on almost everyone's top 10 list this year - it is that good. This was probably the book that I could not put down more than any other book I read this year. I loved Jacqueline and Lucas together from their first encounter and all of the hard things that came after. A beautiful stand-alone that I am going to re-read soon.

4. Slammed and Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
These are the kind of books that check if your heart is still beating. An impossible situation, the kind that tears your heart out and then gets worse, coupled with an undeniable, fated love. Every word of these books is beautiful. Plus, Colleen managed the rare feat of the sequel being just as good, if not better, than the first book. I just bought Colleen's latest adult book, Hopeless, and I am so excited to read it!

5. Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires #6) by Chloe Neill
Just when I think this series can't get any better, each book is better than the last! Ethan and Merit forever, please. Anxiously awaiting House Rules.

6. A Political Affair by Mary Whitney
I am a total political junkie so this book was right up my alley although it was also so good!! Also one of my favorite covers of this year. Full review here

7. Lengths by Steph Campbell and Liz Reinhardt
All of you already know my love for Liz Reinhardt and this steamy NA novel written with Steph Campbell is definitely no exception!! The cover is also my favorite adult cover of the year. Full review here

8. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves
This is a book where the premise initially tripped me up because of the teacher/student nature of the relationship and the vast age difference. However, once I read it, I felt like the entire story was perfect. Best summer read!

9. Charade (Games #1) by Nyrae Dawn
This book was hard to read at times because it was so sad although I loved the characters so much. I won't give any spoilers away, but something happened toward the end of the book that I almost couldn't read because it was so unfair but the ending was 110% amazing. I am really looking forward to reading all of Nyrae's books this year.

10. That Boy by Jillian Dodd
Even though this book came out last year, I didn't read it until this year along with its sequel, That Wedding. JJ frustrated me beyond belief at times but Jillian Dodd is so good at writing descriptive scenes. Every book of hers that I read, I am instantly transported and can envision the entire book. Love her!!
Happy New Year!

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