Krista's Top 5 Reads 2012


1. Partials by Dan Wells

Most memorable book I read all year. It kept me on the edge of my seat; couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!

2. Covet by Melissa Darnell

I enjoy the mixture of several supernatural creatures; Vampires, Witches and Shifters. With a main character that I respected and a love interest that is a true born leader, both caring and strong.

3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cyborg, Cinderella retelling, funnest read all year, it was an amazing ride

4. Defiance by CJ Redwine

An amazingly evil villain with a kick ass female lead. Made me want to shout ” you go girl”

5. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

First read this year that made me exclaim ” OMG she took it there!” Kathleen Peacock’s book made me seriously consider switching from team Vampire to team Werewolf.
Most of the titles I am looking forward to next year are part of a series that I love and highly anticipate. Which also brings me to say that it’s hard to exactly say why I want to read it so bad without spoiling others, but here goes!

Top 10 anticipated in 2013

Sever by Lauren Destefano

– Last book in the trilogy. I love these books because as a girl it took me out of my comfort zone. Teens that die young because of a disease and the urgency of having children and carrying on humanity knowing you only get a few precious years full of turmoil, then sickness. And the abuse that comes along with such things in this society.


Fragments by Dan Wells

- The first book had me turning pages so fast that I had to go back and listen to the audiobook and enjoyed each so much. The
Partials—(engineered organic beings identical to humans) always one step ahead, really kept me on the edge of my seat.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

-although I have read several reviews that had conflicting ideas about the writing style of book 1, Shatter Me. It was an absolute eye opener for me. Very poetic and full of imagery that blew my mind. Also fun super human powers and an impending war… I love that energy. 

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

-Also a sequel. Cinder is a retelling of Cinderella, but as a cyborg. It ended with so many questions and I’m excited to see where this one goes next.

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

– I haven’t heard too much about this one, but all I needed to hear was “Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books” (from the authors website)  as both a fan of ghosts, and books, this one sounds like a really interesting read. 

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

-Possibly my most shallow pick, but OMG that cover! I love the artwork on all of her books. As I have not even started the Infernal Devices series it’s crazy to nominate this one, but I have read all of the Mortal Instruments series and I know I’m gonna love these as well. 

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis-

The last book in the series, a fantastic science fiction story that is fun and other-worldly.

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi-

Sequel to Under the Never Sky but this time told from different characters perspective. The first book was intense and had great visual imagery.

Splintered by AG Howard

-In a darker twist to Alice in Wonderland. Alice was one of Alyssa’s ancestors and a curse has caused all the women to end up in mental hospitals. But it’s time for Alyssa to go to wonderland and finally break the curse.

Ink by Amanda Sun

-This was actually put on my radar by The Book Probe himself. I know very little about it but what caught my eye is part of the summary on the book: “Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control.”


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