Friday, August 31, 2012

My Favorite Reads of Summer 2012

I still can't believe that the summer is almost over and fall is on it's way. It seems like just a few days ago it was the beginning of June and I couldn't wait to jump into all the books I wanted to read for the summer, but I have read some very amazing books the past three months. Here's a compiled list of the books I loved the best.

*Books Marked with a star were released this past summer.

Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout
I loved this book because it had such amazing characters and emotion, as well as a smoking hot guy!

*My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This was a lovely contemporary with a beautiful setting with characters that felt real to me, it was just beautiful.

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Though there is a lot of back and forth of weather or not its good or bad, I loved it to death. The world and the characters and the ideas smashed into this wonderful piece!

Breathe by Sarah Crossen (This book releases October 2012)
Though this isn't out yet I still had to add it to my list. The thing that made this book what it is was the setting. In dystopian books the story I barely see worlds that captivate me the way this world did.

Embrace by Jessica Shirvington 
This one had it's goods and bads but the goods totally made the book how it is. The paranormal aspects in this story were very fascinating and again with the hot guys!

Saving June by Hannah Harrington
This story was really a heart breaker in a good way. This story was a road trip book with emotional twists that hit you in the heart. 

*Endlessly by Kiersten White
An amazing ending to an amazing series, with a hilarious narration.

*Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I have so much trouble explaining this book but it is hands down the best fantasy I have ever read.

*Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer 
 This book was equal parts funny, shocking and crazy and it worked out somehow. I loved it!

*A Want So Wicked by Susanne Young
This series is just... crazy but in a heart breakingly beautiful way. I really can't explain anything about this book without spoiling the first one big time.

The Other Life by Suzanne Winnacker
Just like Breathe, the big part that caught me about this book was the setting. The world just got me hooked and I loved it.

*Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Heart. Breaking. Madness. Romance. Love. Craziness. Oh. My. Gosh.


  1. I'm with you on Smart Girls Get What They Want! one of the best contemporaries I've read!! I have read Obsidian and Onyx this summer and they go on this list for me. I need to check out Half-Blood soon!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. What is my problem? I've only read one of these books! Most of them are on my TBR, but I have read The Other Life. I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped, but I did still really like the idea of The Weepers.