Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Favorite Books of 2012

With the year 2012 (and therefore possibly all life on this planet) coming to an end, I’d like to take the time and give MY 10 most favorite books that I read this year.  Each title will also link to the review I did of the book, so you’ll have a better idea if it will be your cup of tea. The list is in no particular order of awesomeness, but egalitarian arranged by author.  

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler YP FIC ASHER

The tale of two teens that get a glimpse of their Facebook future before Facebook even existed.
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick YP FIC BICK

A worldwide catastrophe leaves Alex without her horrible headaches, but in a world where nothing seems to work and most teens are bloodthirsty killers.
Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick YP FIC BICK

Bick was so good this year I chose two of her novels!  This is a dark look at obsession and lies when a teen gets far too involved with her teacher.
The Diviners by Libba Bray YP FIC BRAY 

A rip-roaring mystery, historical fiction, paranormal epic filled with humor, suspense, character, and originality.
Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator by Josh Berk YP FIC BERK

One of the best comedies of the year.  From the author of the also hilarious The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin.

Mister Death’s Blue Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn YP FIC HAHN

A haunting mystery about how violence can destroy the lives of all it touches.

Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan Mcleod YP FIC MCLEOD
An amazing kung-fu epic with bbrilliant art and bizarre twists that will leave you confounded and elated.

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield YP FIC ROSENFIE

When a stranger's body is found it tears apart a small town looking for answers.  This dark mystery is written with a poetic touch and looks for answers far deeper than 'who done it'.

American Barbarian by Tom Scioli YP FIC SCIOLI

A gloriously deranged homage to the King of Comics, Jack Kirby.  Marvel at the tale of the last American Barbarian in the destroyed ruins of America against the tank footed evil pharaoh Two Tank Omen.


The Only Ones by Aaaron Starmer YP FIC STARMER

The world ends and its just the beginning of the adventure.  Martin leaves his island to find that everyone on the planet has vanished except for a small city of kids, each with a special skill. 

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