Monday, September 19, 2011

5 Most Anticipated Books of 2012 (just 5?) Contest Craze

I saw this on the Bookish Brunette's page and I decided I want to join in too! List your top 5 books of 2012 and post back on The Princess Bookies page, since, yeah, she is the one hosting it! :)


1. Pure by Julianna Baggot: This book sounds EPIC. I can't get enough of these dystopian books. 
Release Date: 2/8/2012

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters . . .
Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash . . .
There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it's his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again. {Goodreads}


2. Bloodrose by Andrea Creamer
I absolutely adored the first two books. I am so glad this is only a trilogy. I can't wait any longer to find out the ending!
Release Date: 1/24/2012

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy. {Goodreads}

3. Spell Bound by Rachel Hall
I need more Sophie in my life. This is now one of my favorite series of all time.
Release Date: 3/13/2012

Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.

Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late? {Goodreads}


4.  Insuregent by Veronica Roth
I am sure this book will be on many highly anticipated lists for 2012. Kind a bummed it's only 288 page though, don't disappoint, Ms. Roth.
Release Date: 5/28/2012

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. {Goodreads}

5. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Big fan of Bloodlines. Curious how Richelle plans on playing out book two. esp after that ending,
Release Date: 6/19/2012


The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series.

Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher. {Goodreads}



There you have it! Top 5 books. Well, top 5 books that have covers. :)

5 comments:

BookJunkie said...

Awesome! I'm looking forward to many of those too!! Insurgent! Ah! I love the cover! And I'm listening to the audiobook of Bloodlines right now. I'm liking it so far.
Courtney
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Dead Trees and Silver Screens said...

Pure sounds really great! I haven't hear of that one before. I am really looking for the last book in the Nightshade trilogy.

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Angelica Joy said...

Lacey I would have had all those books, apart from book 1 haven't heard about it before, but the rest I'm certainly waiting impatiently for LOL

Lacey said...

Angelica Joy, I still can't access your page, lol.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Lacey said...

@Dead Tree's OH MAN. I am so excited for Bloodrose. I think if I could pick one book to get it early from 2012 release books, this books would probably be one top choice... probably.lol

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