2012 End of Year Book Survey

December 30, 2012

1. Best Book Read in 2012. 
I can't help by cheat. It's not possible to name one book.

2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love it, but didn't.
No doubt in my mind, that book has to be Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay. It was the worst retelling I've ever read.
3. Most surprising book (in a good way) of 2012.
On Dublin Street by Samantha Young. The characters were literally role reversed, the girl had issued with commitments, and the guy was determined to work their relationship out. It was unexpected, and Samantha Young did a brilliant job with the story. I simply loved it.
4. Book you recommended people most in 2012.
It has to be Easy by Tammara Webber. It is such a beautiful story with a strong message, the characters were so lovable, and you just can't skip this book. A definite must read! 
5. Best Series you discovered in 2012.
I'm obsessed with Mara Dyer. I didn't kow why let this series go, it is so freaking good. I t plays with you mind, keeps you up at night, and is so unbelievable addicting. It is also the series I recommended most to people this year.

Maya Dyer by Michelle Hodkin:
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
The Evolution of Mara Dyer

6. Favorite new authors you discovered in 2012.
Oh. My. Goodness. It would take all day for me to answer that. A few of them would be Abbi Glines, Michelle Hodkin, Tammara Webber, EL James, Sylvia Day, Nyrae Dawn, Lauren Morrill, Tara Sivec, Nicole Williams, Collen Hoover, Olivia Cunning, Larrisa Ione, Nalini Singh, Samantha Young, Jessica Sorensen, Cherrie Lynn, Jillian Dodd, Ally Carter, and many more.
7. Best Book that was out of your zone, and was a new genre to you.

Hands down, Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. This book opened a whole new world of books for me, and whatever the haters say, I don't give a sh*t. Fifty Shades of Grey is a brilliantly written book with The Best Steamy scenes ever. It is a must read, and after this book, read Bared to You by Sylvia Day.  
8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book of 2012.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins. I started this book at night, and was up whole night finishing it. So freaking good, and addictive.
9. Best Book that you read in 2012, and are most likely to re-read it in future.
Chocolate Lover series by Tara Sivec. Reading any book in the series brightens my day, my makes me laugh harder than last time. It just never gets ole.

Chocolate Lover by Tara Sivec
Seduction and Snacks
Futures and Frosting
Troubles and Treats
10. Favorite Cover of the book read in 2012.

Burning Blue by Paul Griffin

11. Most memorable character in 2012.
Dani from Iced, and Jackqueline from Easy. Dani is such a fierce character that you cannot simply forget her and Jackqueline is a sweet girl who doesn't let bad things cower her. She is strong, confident, and the nicest person I've ever read about.
12. Most Beautifully written book in 2012?
How does one answer this question? Beautifully written? If I'm not bored or distracted reading a book, then for me, it is beautifully written. On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves was a very well written book about two people who showed that true love doesn't care about age or social standard, it just happens. I loved that book, and I wouldn't have read it if I'd know beforehand about the age difference, but I'm so glad I read this book. Truly memorable. 
13. Book that had the greatest impact on you?
Normal, books doesn't impact that much in my life, but after reading On the Island, I don't judge other people with similar situation (the age difference). I did learn something.
14. Book you can't believe you waited until 2012 to read.
Again I'm going to cheat. Instead of book, I'll give you an amazing series that I read in 2012. It is Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh. I love angels & vampires, and Nalini Singh created a fantabulous world were both these creatures exist. It is the best series I've read this year. Shout out for Raphael.

Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh
Angels' Blood
Archangel's Kiss
Archangel's Consort
Archangel's Blade
Archangels Storm
15. Favorite passage/quote you've read in 2012.
  “If you die, angel, it means I'm already dead.”
16. Shortest & Longest book read in 2012.
Shortest: I really don't remember, probably some historical.
Longest: Iced by Karen Marie Moning
17. Books that had a scene in it that had you reeling and dying to talk to someone about it.
 Every scene in The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins. That book is out-of-the-world crazy & brilliant at the same time. I might even have a girl crush on Mara.
18. Favorite relationship you read in 2012.
You can't be asking these question, it's impossible to give one answer.
Echo & Noah (Pushing the Limits)
Gideon & Eva (Bared to You)
Jackqueline & Lucas (Easy)
Christian & Ana (Fifty Shades)
Aiden & Deacon (Deity)
Aiden & Alex (Elixir)
Dawson & Bethany (Shadows)
Jocelyn & Braden (On Dublin Street)
Elena & Raphael (Angels' Blood)
19. Favorite book you read in 2012 from an author you read previously.
Lothaire by Kresley Cole. Immortal After Dark is my favorite PNR/UF series, and every single book is a MUST READ. 
20. Best Book you read soley based on someone's recommendation.
On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves. Reason explained in question number 12.
21. One Book you didn't get to read in 2012, and is you number one priority in 2013.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. I know! See that, number one priority. I will read it.
22. Most Anticipating book of 2013.
And I'm cheating again.
The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Isla and Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost
The Collector by Victoria Scott
Guild Hunter #6 by Nalini Singh

23. One thing you hope to accomplish or do in your reading/blogging in 2013.
Honestly, I have never contacted a Publisher since I started blogging, and I hope to do that this year. Hopefully there will be positive results. *Fingers Crossed*

Phew! That was 2012 wrapped up in one post. What are your answers to some of the question? Share away!

1 comment:

  1. Nice list! I'm going to have to add some of these to my tbr list next year!! xoxo


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