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Listed below are the Top 10 best books I've read this 2012. :)
1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I absolutely loved and hated Evolution. There's just something so oddly appealing about it that you'll enjoy but there's also a sense of dread looming around it. It's possibly the best book I've ever read.
Eeeep! Cinder is one of the most original books I have read. Cyborgs? Androids? Lunars? You'd never realize how completely compatible all these elements are with fairytale retellings till you read Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles.
Josephine Angelini's books only get better and better. Dreamless is action-packed, filled with swoon-worthy moments and brimming with a unique take of Greek mythology.
4. INK by Amanda Sun
INK was my most anticipated read for 2013 and I was insanely lucky to get an ARC (heee!) The whole concept of the kami and living drawings is just so insanely unique and you'll love every single moment of reading INK. I love Tomohiro and his man-scars. Haha!
I've always been a huge fan of Fantasy novels and I just loved Shadow and Bone. Leigh Bardugo has written a beautiful and masterful novel that just radiates mystery and intrigue. As I have said before, Leigh Bardugo has managed to make being so bad look so good!
I think it's SOP to have at least one really heartwrenching book in your Top 10 list and Unspoken is it. There's a sense of loneliness you'll feel while reading Unspoken but when you read about Kami and her wittiness, even the saddest of moments aren't so bad. Lots of humor and melancholy here.
7. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I just had to include Scarlet in this list. I usually have an aversion to sequels but Scarlet has done me proud. I'm totally Team Kai but Wolf is just an absolute sweetheart that you can't help but love him too.
If you ever need some craziness in your life, you need to read Beautiful Disaster. Abby and Travis' relationship is just one huge ball of humor and all-around craziness. There are sad moments and some insanely hilarious moments.
How Barry Lyga was able to capture the mind of a serial killer so well is beyond me. *raises eyebrow* I have never been so creeped and freaked out in my life. Ever. And I absolutely love Howie, btw.
10. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Dystopia! Wheeee! Under the Never Sky is hands-down the best Dystopian novel I read this year. Even though the whole exiled idea is pretty overused, I really enjoyed this book. Perry! Roar! *swoons*