Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Today's topic for Armchair BEA is some of the best books you've read this year, and what books you think will be amazing that will be at BEA. I've read so many amazing books already this year, it's hard to pick just a few.

I have found among YA authors vampire/werewolf books have become the norm so often it's hard to find a different book, but this year I definitely found that.

First with Ada Adams' book REVAMPED , it was such a different take on vampires. There was a lot of great humour and Ada had amazing characters (and a great storyline). Check out my review here. Then came HEMLOCK by Kathleen Peacock. All I can say is Bravo! (and lets add in that Kathleen is Canadian! Love supporting my Canadian authors). The idea of werewolves were definitely changed. Kathleen added in a great mix of mystery, horror and romance to the story, I can't wait to see where she takes her characters in the next book! Check out my review of HEMLOCK here.

Since I've started blogging I've read a lot more YA books than adult, but there have still been the few adult titles that I have read and my favourite by far this year was FORGOTTEN by Catherine McKenzie. Again this is another Canadian author, her books take me back to my taste before I started blogging, the cute and funny chick lit books. FORGOTTEN had such an interesting storyline that I couldn't say no to picking it up. Trust me this book will not disappoint! Here's my review.

The BEA books I'm really hoping will not disappoint are THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray (I read her Gema Doyle series awhile ago and remember enjoying it quite a bit, and this new one sounds incredible), THE NEXT BEST THING by Jennifer Weiner (seriously I adore Jennifer Weiner books, when does she ever dissapoint?!), ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo, CARNIVAL OF SOULS by Melissa Marr, PRODIGY by Marie Lu (loved LEGEND and I'm so excited to see what happens next), SKYLARK by Meagan Spooner and honestly my list could go on.

Can't wait to check out some other favourite books, hopefully lots that I can add to my TBR pile!


  1. Oh yes, the new Catherine Mckenzie! I have read here other books and loved them.

    McKenzie always has such interesting themes.

    My favorites (and a giveaway) are here: http://leeswammes.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/armchair-bea-day-2-favorite-books-and-giveaway/

  2. Revamped and Hemlock has just been added to my never ending reading list. The covers are great too!

  3. Great list! I hope you get to read the books you're looking forward to!


  4. I think all of these are on my TBR shelf (Why aren't there more hours in the day?).

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

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

  5. You have me curious about Hemlock! It sounds really interesting, thanks!

  6. I love the covers of all your choices! I hope you enjoy the ones you're anticipating as well!

  7. I have seen a lot of Hemlock. It looks cool!


  8. I'll have to check out Hemlock! Thanks for the recommendations and for stopping at my blog!

    Here are my posts so far for Armchair BEA:

    Day 1 | Introduction
    Day 2 | Best of 2012
    Day 2 | Giveaway | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
    Day 3 | Networking



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