Best Books of 2012
My first 5 star read (or maybe it should be listen because I did the audiobook) was Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. The YA fantasy fused with a contemporary setting of Prague sucked me in. I’m eagerly awaiting the next installment due out in November
I had seen Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close mentioned many times in various blogs and review sites and honestly, if it hadn’t been picked as the book of the month for one of my Goodreads groups, i probably never would have picked it up. That being said, there were lots of widely differing opinions of it and some of it was due, in part, I believe to the format. I listened to it and found that the narrators did a great job, at the same time, I also didn’t see any of the pictures that were included in the book, which seemed to be a major struggling point for others.
Occasionally, there is a YA book that comes along with blows your mind. For me, Forbidden was one of those books. It takes a strong author to touch on a topic such as sibling incest. I have to say going in, i didn’t think I would going to like it and yet, the way that the author developed the characters, I couldn’t help but be rooting for them by the end of the book…even now, 3 months later, I still think about it and am actually debating doing a re-read to see if I react the same way.