End of the Year Book Survey!

I decided to participate in The End of the Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie over at Perpetual Page Turner! You can participate too if you’d like! I’m not going to do the whole survey but pick and choose some parts of Jamie’s survey, and modify it slightly. And I’ve realized that I’m going to fail horribly at my Goodreads Reading Challenge! I just have a little over 100 and I wanted to do 180. Oops. Did anyone else not make theirs?

On to the survey!

128428281. Best Book You Read In 2012?

Can’t just pick one here.

Adult Fiction: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Romance: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Contemp YA: My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Dystopian YA: Surrender by Elana Johnson
Sci-Fi YA: A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Fantasy YA: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
Steampunk YA: The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
Middle Grade: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Timepiece by Myra McEntire

I LOVED Hourglass, book one, so perhaps I had high expectations for Timepiece. Not to mention it was narrated by one of my favorite characters in Hourglass, Kaleb! It just didn’t WOW me like I thought it was going to. Still, I must know what happens!

Score_CVR.indd3. Most surprising (in a good way!) book of 2012?

I have several books that fit into this one!

First off, Catching Jordan by by Miranda Kenneally. My initial thoughts were, “ugh, football.” After some convincing (Shanyn) I picked this one up and DEVOURED IT.

Then comes Surrender by Elana Johnson. I liked Possession well enough, but it wasn’t my favorite. So, I wasn’t expecting much from Surrender. And I ended up LOVING it. So suspenseful and awesome! Gah, I need the next one like NOW!

And finally Cinder by Marissa Meyer. The whole cyborg Cinderella thing really did nothing to entice my interest. But this book ROCKED! Can’t wait for SCARLET!

4. Book you recommended to people most in 2012?

Hmmmm…. probably Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Not only is Leigh awesome, but so is her book. And also Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

107566565. Best series you discovered in 2012?

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, I read this one on the train to the RT convention, where I was also meeting Veronica and wanted to slap myself for waiting so long to read it. I also read Through the Ever Night early and loved that one even more!

Also Everneath by Brodi Ashton. I don’t feel like enough people talk about this series! This is another one where I read the next book, Everbound, early and it BLEW MY MIND!

6. Favorite siren inspired reads 2012?

The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova & Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

7. Favorite series that ended in 2012?

The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. This isn’t only my favorite series that ended in 2012, it’s one of my favorite series of all time! These books are so good. If you haven’t read them, you really should!

8. Most thrilling, unputdownable book in 2012?

Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Holy crap, what didn’t happen in this book!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo9. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2012?

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. After reading this book I appreciate the cover even more!

10. Longest Book You Read In 2012?

Coming in at 598 pages is The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima. I still don’t think it was long enough! I needed more!

11. Favorite Book You Read in 2012 From An Author You Read Previously

That would be Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols. I always love her books!

12. Best Book You Read That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else:

IF YOU FIND MEEasy by Tammara Webber. I probably would not have read this one had I not had several bloggers tell me to read it!

13. Books I read in 2012 (that come out in 2013) that you need to read!

Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch