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Dec 30, 2011

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward To In 2012

Top 10 of 2011 is a week long event hosted by the awesome Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Rachel from Fiktshun and Patricia and Jaime from Two Chicks On Books where we look back on all the awesome books of 2011 and look forward to all the amazing new releases of 2012.

There are a ton of books that I'm looking forward to next year so this post shall be easy to write up. For some really weird reason though writing this post brings up the saying, "Out with the old and in with the new." Hmm...I don't even know if it has anything to do with this post, but whatever. :)

NOTE: I'm not going to list a why for all ten books because if I did, they would pretty much all conclude to this: Why: Because it sounds freakin' amazeballs. That's why. And then that would be the end of that. I wanna read these ten books because they all just sound like something I would enjoy...based off their summary from goodreads. I can't see the future, hello, so who knows if I will after I read them but as of now, in this very moment, I want to read all ten of these choices.


1. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Publisher: Harper Collins/Balzer + Bray
Expected publication: January 24, 2012
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Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath, where immortals Feed on the emotions of despairing humans. Now she's returned- to her old life, her family, her friends- before being banished back to the underworld... this time forever.

She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can't find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.

Nikki longs to spend these months reconnecting with her boyfriend, Jack, the one person she loves more than anything. But there's a problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who first enticed her to the Everneath, has followed Nikki to the mortal world. And he'll do whatever it takes to bring her back- this time as his queen.

As Nikki's time grows short and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she's forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole's...

2. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Expected publication: January 31, 2012
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Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.

Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are suspicious and afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?

Sam believes Ana’s new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana’s enemies—human and creature alike—let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else’s life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all? 

3. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins
Expected publication: January 3, 2012
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Aria is a teenager in the enclosed city of Reverie. Like all Dwellers, she spends her time with friends in virtual environments, called Realms, accessed through an eyepiece called a Smarteye. Aria enjoys the Realms and the easy life in Reverie. When she is forced out of the pod for a crime she did not commit, she believes her death is imminent. The outside world is known as The Death Shop, with danger in every direction.

As an Outsider, Perry has always known hunger, vicious predators, and violent energy storms from the swirling electrified atmosphere called the Aether. A bit of an outcast even among his hunting tribe, Perry withstands these daily tests with his exceptional abilities, as he is gifted with powerful senses that enable him to scent danger, food and even human emotions.

They come together reluctantly, for Aria must depend on Perry, whom she considers a barbarian, to help her get back to Reverie, while Perry needs Aria to help unravel the mystery of his beloved nephew’s abduction by the Dwellers. Together they embark on a journey challenged as much by their prejudices as by encounters with cannibals and wolves. But to their surprise, Aria and Perry forge an unlikely love - one that will forever change the fate of all who live UNDER THE NEVER SKY.

4. Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Expected publication: March 1, 2012
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I slowly opened my eyes. The sun speared its first bright rays of golden orange into the sky and I leapt from the cliff, with the sorrowful knowledge that no matter what the outcome, at least part of me would die that day...

Violet Eden is dreading her seventeenth birthday dinner. After all, it’s hard to get too excited about the day that marks the anniversary of your mother’s death. The one bright spot is that Lincoln will be there. Sexy, mature and aloof, he is Violet’s idea of perfection. But why does he seem so reluctant to be anything more than a friend?

After he gives her the world’s most incredible kiss – and then abandons her on her front doorstep – Violet is determined to get some answers. But nothing could have prepared her for Lincoln’s explanation: he is Grigori – part angel and part human – and Violet is his eternal partner.

Without warning, Violet’s world is turned upside down. She never believed in God, let alone angels. But there’s no denying the strange changes in her body ... and her feelings for Lincoln.
Suddenly, she can’t stand to be around him. Luckily, Phoenix, an exiled angel, has come into her life. He’s intense and enigmatic, but at least he never lied to her.

As Violet gets caught up in an ancient battle between dark and light, she must choose her path. The wrong choice could cost not only her life, but her eternity...

5. Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Expected publication: January 5, 2012
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Wilde Island is in an uproar after the recent death of its king. The uneasy pact between dragons, fairies, and humans is fraying, and a bloodthirsty witch hunter with a hidden agenda whips villages into frenzies with wild accusations. Tess, a blacksmith’s daughter from a tiny hamlet near the mysterious Dragonswood, finds herself caught in the crosshairs of fate when she is accused of witchery and has to flee for her life along with her two best friends.

Not even Tess’s power to see the future can help the girls as they set off on their desperate journey, but she keeps having visions of a man wielding a sword. And when she finally meets him, Tess has no idea how to handle the magnetic attraction she feels for him, or the elusive call she hears from the heart of the Dragonswood.

In this epic romance, an ancient prophecy comes true in a way neither dragon, fairy, nor human would have predicted.

6. Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Expected publication: September 18, 2012
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Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

7. Forbidden by Syrie James & Ryan M. James
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected publication: January 24, 2012
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She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

8. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Expected publication: April 24, 2012
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You will kill. The only question is when.

In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive.

Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire.

Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

9. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: HarperTeen
Expected publication: May 1, 2012
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What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it's time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

10. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Publisher: Straus and Giroux Books for Young
Expected publication: October 16, 2012
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Crewel does not have an official book cover yet.

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

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Man, 2012 is going to be one hell of an awesome book year! I'm so excited for all ten of these and I can't wait to read all of them, hopefully! If you haven't added these books to your to-be-read shelf on Goodreads, I recommend you scroll back up and click on all ten of those links and add 'em now.

So, have you ever heard of these books before? Which one sounds most appealing to you? Have you already read a few of these? If so, what did you think? Leave all your thoughts in the comments section below because I can't wait to see what you think!

Well people, we are at the end of 2011. Minor sad face. Man, I can't...wow, a whole year has gone by again. Unbelievable...well, not really but you know what I mean.

In yesterday's post I said I was going to include some stats and all that but turns out that I didn't really keep track of anything plus I'm really tired right now so no fun stats this year. Maybe next year, I'll actually keep track of everything and then I'll include that into my Top 10 of 2012 post! ;) Just maybe.




  1. Thank you for including SWEET EVIL among all of those amazing-looking books!!! I can't wait for 2012! :)

  2. Great list. I want to read all of those too, plus a million more lol. 2012 is going to be an awesome book year. :)

  3. Loved this post! I have never heard of Crewel- so I added it to my Goodreads list! It sounds excellent!

  4. Ooh! Great list! I've got a few books in common with you. Love the last image of Kurt. :D

    My Top 10 Books Coming in 2012

  5. I either have your picks on my list, or they were one of the ones that I had to cut; 2012 is going to be awesome!

    Top 10 I'm Looking Forward to in 2012
    Kelly | Radiant Shadows

  6. Great list, Momo! I see lots of goodies! Hehehehe!~

    Come check out my Top 10 List for Anticipated Books of 2012!

    Best of 2011: Anticipated Books of 2012

    Hope you'll have time to check out my list.
    Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

  7. Ahh mine is mostly series! and most of your picks just needs COVER LOVE! Everneath, Incarnate, Under the Never Sky awesome covers! I'm looking forward for Embrace but didnt make it lol my list was biased with the authors I know aww also have Immortal Rules on my list ;) great pick! Sweet Evil cover is just intriguing... reminds me of nevermore tho. Awesome picks ;)

    Here' s my Top 10 Books for 2012

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  8. I'm so excited for EVERNEATH, CREWEL, and UNDER THE NEVER SKY! I've been waiting forever for the first two when I found out the authors got signed to their agents. I did read an ARC of INCARNATE, but I wasn't into it. I also read an early version of SWEET EVIL when it was on Inkpop before so I can't wait to read the published version!

  9. Your #1 & #2 are coming to Austin in Feb and I CAN NOT WAIT!!

  10. I hope you get to read these soon and enjoy them! =)
    Some I want to read too


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