Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Best YA Books of 2012

I’ve read A LOT of books this year, so many of them awesome for their own reasons, but I’d be lying if I said it was hard to decide which ones were my favorites. My favorites were so awesome they made the decision easy. They were the books I read in a day, neglected home responsibilities for, fangirled over like a 12-year-old, and recommended to unsuspecting teens browsing my local Chapters. So without further ado, my favorite books of 2012 are (in no particular order):

  1.    Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  2.    Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  3.    Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  4.    The Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
  5.    The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  6.    The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
  7.    That’s it. I could force myself to pick ten but then it wouldn’t really and truly be a list of my absolute favorites.

If you haven’t already read these books, you should. In fact, do that right now. Drop whatever you’re doing and read these books. Then come back here and thank me :D

How about you guys? What were your favorite books of 2012? 


  1. Mine are
    - WHAT HAPPENS NEXT by Colleen Clayton
    - SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL by Trish Doller
    - ASHFALL by Mike Mullin (this came out in 2011 but i read it in 2012)
    - IF I LIE by Corinne Jackson
    - MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin (not sure if this came out in 2011 or 2012 but I read it now)

  2. Hey Michelle!

    I also loved Cinder, and The Fault In Our Stars. I loved Anna Dressed In Blood, and I'm eager to check out Girl Of Nightmares. It seems like we have the same taste so I'm taking note of your other picks.

    Here are a few of my favs from this the top of my head.

    A Million Suns, Beth Revis
    The Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvator

    Great post!

  3. The ones I haven't read are on my GR tbr! And as you know, I loved Under the Never Sky too.

    I'm putting Breathe by Sarah Crossan on my list of faves this year.

    1. I have yet to read that one...have to do that ASAP!

  4. Great list--heard good reviews. Going to have to check one or two of these out!!

    1. Good idea! You won't be disappointed :)

  5. Great list - must add some of those to my 'to read' pile :-)

  6. I also absolutely loved Cinder and Under the Never Sky. I haven't read the others yet but they're on my TBR list. I have Shadow and Bone already and plan to start reading tonight. Can't wait!

  7. Everyone seems to be recommending The Fault in Our Stars. It was already on my TBR list; now I've finally put in the request at the library.