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Top 10 of 2011- Books I’m looking Forward To

This event is hosted by Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Rachel from Fiktshun & Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books and Confessions of a Bookaholic where everyone can join the fun! You can check out this post for more information. 

Top 10 Books I’m looking Forward To!  
This was a fun list to compile.  Next year looks very promising…bye bye HD-TV hello HBB (hard back book). 

Series that ROCK MY WORLD with a release in 2012:
(Note:  DON'T READ THIS MESSAGES BELOW THE BOOK PHOTOS IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THE SERIES)

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10) by J.R. Ward 
March 27th 2012
 Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10)
DON'T READ THIS NEXT MESSAGE IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS SERIES:  Don't say I didn't warn you.  Remember the brother that went missing after his pregnant wife was murdered en route to take that chick John Matthew was crushing on home?  Yep, I'm talking about Tohrment!  Well he's back and its time to find him LOVE!!!!

Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed, #10) by Lara Adrian
January 24th 2012
Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed, #10)
Sterling Chase is about to get the hook up.  Well its about time.  It broke my heart the way he was always running up behind Elise.  She wouldn't give the poor dude the time of day.  I wonder if his personality will go back to the "Harvard" I once knew and loved.

 

Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13) by Kelley Armstrong
July 5th 2012
Thirteen (Women of the Otherworld, #13)
I hated the cliffhangers on the last two books.  Adam needs to get over the weirdness and age difference and get with the program.

Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3) by Rachel Hawkins
March 13th 2012
Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)

 No offense Archer, but I want to see some action between Sophie and Cal!


Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers #5.5) by Rachel Vincent & Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent
January 1st 2012 & July 2012
Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers, #5.5)
I haven't read "If I Die", but this series never disappoints me! 

Because I’ve been following far too long to quit now:
Hey, don’t look at me like that.  I know some of you don’t like the following series, but I’ve read this far and I’m NO QUITTER!

Fallen in Love (Fallen #3.5) by Lauren Kate & Rapture (Fallen, #4) by Lauren Kate
January 24th 2012 & June 12th 2012
Fallen in Love (Fallen, #3.5)Rapture (Fallen, #4)

Hidden (House of Night, #10)by P.C. Cast
October 6th 2012
This series made me made because I think it could have ended a couple of books ago; but we shall see what the new year brings.


1 NEW TITLE I've got to check out:
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
January 3rd 2012
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Now who couldn't get excited about a possibly biotic futuristic retelling of Cinderella?

7 Honorable Mentions:
Like you, I have no idea if the following's any good.  But I’ll check it out next year because the cover’s pretty and/or I like the synopsis.  Wishing a publisher’ll let me take these babies for a test drive!

Enchanted Again by Robin D. Owens
January 1st 2012
 Enchanted Again (Luna Books)
Magic has a price—and for Amber Sarga it's days and years off her life. Each curse she breaks ages her—and the bigger the curse the bigger the cost, and not only to her. That's why she hides away and has vowed not to get involved again… That's why she hates looking in a mirror…

And then an ill-fated stranger arrives. Rafe Davail doesn't believe in curses—not even knowing that in his family every first son dies young. Amber offers guidance but she won't break the curse. Still, as she grows closer to Rafe and discovers the secrets of their pasts, she wonders if for this time, this man, she should risk it all….
 
Life Is But a Dream by Brian James
March 27th 2012
Life Is But a Dream
Alec and Sabrina are crazy in love. Problem is: Sabrina’s really crazy.

Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced it's the world that's crazy, not the two of them. They are meant to be together; they are special. But when Alec starts to convince Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her creative, she worries that she'll lose hold of her dreams and herself. Should she listen to her doctor? Her decision may have fatal consequences.
The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
April 24th 2012
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
All That Bleeds (Etherlin, #1) by Kimberly Frost
January 3rd 2012
All That Bleeds (Etherlin, #1)
As the last heiress of the House of North, Alissa knows that striking up a secret friendship with a half-vampire enforcer is dangerous, but Merrick is a temptation she can't resist. But when Alissa is kidnapped, Merrick proves that he will do anything to protect the woman who tempts him with her very existence.

The Seduction of Phaeton Black (Paranormal Investigator, #1) by Jillian Stone
February 28th 2012
The Seduction of Phaeton Black (Paranormal Investigator, #1)
In the gaslit streets of Victorian London, phantoms rule the night, demons dance till dawn, and one supernatural detective dares to be seduced by the greatest power of all. . .
He's The Man With The Magic Touch
A master of deduction, seduction and other midnight maneuvers, Phaeton Black is Scotland Yard's secret weapon against things that go bump in the night. His prodigious gifts as a paranormal investigator are as legendary as his skills as a lover, his weakness for wicked women as notorious as his affection for absinthe. But when he's asked to hunt down a fanged femme fatale who drains her victims of blood, he walks right into the arms of the most dangerous woman he's ever known. . .
She's The Devilish Miss Jones
Pressing a knife to his throat--and demanding he make love to her--Miss America Jones uses Phaeton as a willing shield against the gang of pirates chasing her. As deadly as she is, with a derringer tucked in her garter, Miss Jones is not the vampiric killer he's been staking out--but she may be just what Phaeton needs to crack the case. As the daughter of a Cajun witch, she possesses uncanny powers. As a fearless fighter, she can handle anything from Egyptian mummies to Jack the Ripper. But when an ancient evil is unleashed on the world, she could be his only salvation. . .or ultimate sacrifice.

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
June 12th 2012
For Darkness Shows the Stars
Generations ago, a genetic experiment gone wrong—the Reduction—decimated humanity, giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Eighteen-year-old Luddite Elliot North has always known her place in this caste system. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family’s estate over love. But now the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress and threatening Luddite control; Elliot’s estate is floundering; and she’s forced to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth—an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliott wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she abandoned him.

But Elliot soon discovers her childhood friend carries a secret—-one that could change the society in which they live…or bring it to its knees. And again, she’s faced with a choice: cling to what she’s been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she’s ever loved, even if she has lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen’s PERSUASION, FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it.
Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe
January 10th 2012
Destiny's Fire
It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.

As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a Narcolym who could change her fate… if she can trust him.

Dez’s guarded world crumbles when she discovers why the Narcos have really come to Haven Falls, and she's forced to choose between the race who raised her and the enemy she's feared her whole life.


Here's my wrap-up for the year!
100 Books Read!
35,568 pages read!
118 posts this year!


My goal for this year was 90 books so next year I'm bringing that up to 110!
So What are you looking forward to in 2012?


1 comment:

  1. For Darkness Shows the Stars is possibly my number one most anticipated book for 2012, seriously. It looks SO GOOD. It's on my list too. :D The Selection also looks amazing.

    And I used to read the BDB series but haven't kept up with the latest ones... I should really get on that.

    Great list! I'm a new follower. :)
    Andie
    My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books

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