Friday, September 30, 2011

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis: A murderer is loose in New York City... and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary's father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what's his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with her eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary's brother, Jace.     Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No  one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy.
   City of Ashes... What can I say about City of Ashes..? I'm not sure if I liked it more or less than I liked City of Bones. I liked some aspects of this one more, and some less. A plus is definitely how much more of Jace's character came in. Jace is probably my favorite character in this series--well, either Jace or Luke. A minus, however, is that Jace and Clary believe they are brother and sister. Thus, it's totally awkward between the two. As I said in my CoB review, I do not buy Clare's story of them being siblings at all. I actually think it's kind of funny how they think they're related. (it's going to be so embarrassing if they turn out to be seriously related.... Cassandra Clare, please don't do that to me...)
   CoA definitely had tons and tons of action-packed, fighting scenes that just make you cringe when reading them. Oh, and many surprises... There was always something new and unexpected around every corner. Warlocks, vampires, werewolves, so many mysteries you can create with all the supernatural creatures! And Cassandra Clare does just that.
   The plot is always, always, always moving and the characters jump out from the pages. Jace = amazinggg. Clary is starting to get a bit annoying and Simon... well, let's just say he goes through some major changes. Cassandra Clare wrote an awesome sequel to an awesome novel that forces you to turn pages, read like a madman, and enjoy every single page of it. City of Ashes sucks you in, and I don't know how long I can wait before reading the next book in the series, City of Glass. (Hopefully, not very long!)
   Oh, gosh... What to rate this book.... Um.... 4 keys? 4.5 keys? You decide.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Everneath (8)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine in which bloggers spotlight the book(s) they are eagerly waiting the release(s) of.

This week I am waiting on...
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2012 
(hey, that's my sister's 18th birthday! :D)
Synopsis: 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...

I loooove mythology books. So Underworld + YA = MUST READ!
Plus, isn't that cover gorgeous?!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Feel free to leave links below! :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Matched by Ally Condie

Synopsis: Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. 
The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.
   I think my dystopian craze is coming to an end (although I still want to read Across The Universe and Wither). I didn't enjoy Matched as much as I hoped I would have, but I still liked it quite a lot. Oh, and the cover! Isn't it absolutely gorgeous?
   Ally Condie's writing is really nice. Her sentences aren't dramatic and choppy, but more flowing and poetic. Her writing reminds me vaguely of Lisa Schroeder's, although Lisa writes in verse and Ally does not. Ally Condie always ties things back to the main idea, and I really liked that.
   Her characters, I had issues with. I did not like Cassia. I found her selfish. Also, she was really wishy-washy; she couldn't make her mind up. I think the main reason I didn't like her was because of her infatuation with Ky. I am 100% Team Xander, so for about the majority of the novel, I was angry with Cassia.
   My thoughts throughout most of the book: "No! Quit spending time with Ky! Stop it, you selfish girl! Xander loves you! Quit! Stop! UGH."
   I did not understand why Cassia liked Ky so much. He was just an alright character like every single character in the book. Yes, he had an interesting past, but would Cassia really have felt like this if his face had not shown up on her microcard? I don't think so. So basically, I felt like their love was superficial.
   The plot was on the slow side, but I flipped through the pages like crazy anyway. I wanted Cassia to redeem herself; to go back to Xander, and in a way, I guess she does. Ally Condie uses a lot of foreshadowing that I did not catch, so as I read the book, I was pleased by the surprises. The ending was really random though, in my opinion.
   I kept thinking that Matched was way too similar to The Giver. The controlled society, Ky giving pieces of his story to Cassia (hello? The Giver gives memories to Jonas), etc. Some dystopians are really unique and fascinating, and I, unfortunately, did not feel that Matched met that criteria.
   Case in point, the book was fine, but it did not have that "absolutely amazing" factor.
   Ally Condie has created a beautifully written dystopian novel that will really make readers think. This book is worth the read for certain people, although I'm not sure if I'll pick up Crossed.
   3 keys.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren in which we show all the books we've received/bought/borrowed over the past week(s).

So today's IMM will be short! I got these books:

Matched by Ally Condie (already started reading! so excited for this one)
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
The Maze Runner by James Dashner

That's it for this week! What'd you get in your mailbox this week? Feel free to leave links below. :)

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

Synopsis: Congratulations! You have been admitted to the most prestigious university in the world. Now what are you going to do? 
Callie Andrews may not have money or connections or the right clothes, and she may have way too many complications in her love life, what with 
Gregory the guy she loves to hate ...
Evan the guy she'd love to forget ...
Clint the guy she'd love to love ...
and Matt the guy she really should love ...
all vying for her attention. 
But she has three fantastic roommates (best friends or her worst nightmare?) and a wholesome California-girl reputation (oops) and brains and beauty and big, big dreams.
   I have really mixed opinions about this book. As a straight "A" student, I respect and honor Harvard University so much. Isn't it every nerd's dream to attend Harvard University? Well, after reading this book, I'm not too sure. This book was about Callie's freshman experience, including friendship, romance, betrayals, nasty gossip, and other girly stuff. But no studying. No mention of grades. I mean, yes, this book is about scandals, but really? Couldn't the authors have mentioned at least a bit of educational information of some sort? At first, I was thinking, "My goodness, these authors have done absolutely no research about Harvard!" And then I found out that both authors attended Harvard University themselves. Shocking!
   Callie has beauty and brains... Legally Blonde, anyone? Mary Sue, anyone? Besides her wishy-washiness and inability to be a true friend, she didn't have any real flaws. She wasn't, by far, one of my favorite heroines to read about, but she was interesting enough. That's basically how I felt about this whole book. It wasn't great, but it was intriguing enough to keep me reading.
   This book reminded me of a more mature/adult version of The Clique series by Lisi Harrison. Everything was so dramatic and gossip-y. Being at Harvard University, I expected Callie to at least be worried about exams or something, but no. The only important things to Callie were boys and social standings. How superficial.
   All I can say is that this was not my type of novel. With raw descriptions of the wild side of college, fun characters, and a scandal as raunchy as Anne Boleyn, this quick read is perfect for fans of the Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars series.
   2.5 keys.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (eARC)

Synopsis: Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl. She goes to public high school. She attends pep rallies. She's human. 
And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely.
Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism. 
When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.
   I was really surprised at how much I liked this book. Normally, this wouldn't be my first choice to read, but after reading some really great reviews, I decided to pick it up from my tbr pile. From the very first page, Jennifer Barnes drops up right into action. This book is fast paced and never stops for breath (well, not unless you count those moments where Kali passes out).
   Ever since age twelve, Kali has known that she was not normal. At least, not every other day. Her mom left her at a young age and Kali had distanced herself from her father. She was alone, which made it easier for her to be what she was... a monster hunter! Kali was such a warrior, total kick-butt. When she sees an ouroboros on a popular girl's body at her school, Kali has to save her.
   In the beginning of the book, Skylar is introduced. She becomes Kali's only friend and has a certain... power. I loved Skylar! She was so upbeat and kind. She never let anyone put her down and she was always determined to make the decision that would make things best in the long run.
   The whole book is super strange and completely unique. It was easy to read and went by super quickly. I'd sit and read for a few minutes and already, I'd be twenty pages further into the book. Some action scenes were pretty gruesome, but all in all, this book was really fun. I keep wondering if it's a first in a series because I think it'd make a great one. I don't think it is though.
   I wish there was a little more romance between Kali and Zev. I also wish we knew more about Zev! (another reason why I want a sequel.) We don't even learn his age!
   The only things I didn't really like about this book were Elliot, the confusion and--somewhat--the writing. Elliot was just really annoying. I found a few of the parts confusing. Some scenes lacked detail so I was wondering what happened. And at times, Jennifer's writing got very repetitive. She used repetition a lot, which when used moderately is really nice, but I think she may have overdone it to an extent.
   Overflowing with action, suspense and an inimitable paranormal tale, Every Other Day is a fun story that will leave you wanting more from Jennifer Lynn Barnes.
   4 keys.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Insurgent (7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine in which bloggers spotlight the upcoming release that they're eagerly waiting on.

So because during the past week, the cover and synopsis were released, I'm sure almost everyone will choose this as their pick for this week... 

I am waiting on...
Insurgent (Divergent #2)
by Veronica Roth
Publication Date: May 1, 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.

So anyone who knows me in real life or follows my blog will know how much I love Divergent
I. LOVE. DIVERGENT. Simple as that. 
Dystopian? Check! Awesome romance? Check! Freaking great characters? Check!
I fangirl over Divergent sooo hard.
I cannot wait until Insurgent comes out. I need it in my hands NOW.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Feel free to leave links below! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Feel Everyone Has Read But Me

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which bloggers share their top ten list for whatever the prompt is for that week.

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - well, partially... I've read like the first 100 pages at Barnes and Noble but I didn't buy it, due to the fact that during that particular trip, I hadn't brought my wallet with me. 

2. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa -  this is actually not my fault, haha! I haven't seen this series at my Barnes and Noble so... :P
3. Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead - I have no excuse for this.

4. Caster Chronicles series by Kami Garcia - They have this series at my library... Again, no excuse.

5. Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles - Either you absolutely love it or you absolutely hate it. I've heard tons of great things but I absolutely HATE the covers!

6. Matched by Allie Condie - Lots of mixed reviews. Gorgeous cover? Check! Dystopian? Check! Content? *silence*

7. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - Need. To. Read. This. Like. NOW.

8. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick - My friend's offered to let me read her copy... My tbr pile is just too big.

9. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater - Didn't like it the first time... I should give it another try.

10. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - Now, this book hasn't been released yet, but I've been seeing so many rave reviews. I am just practically dying to read this book! 

That's my list! What's on your Top Ten? :) Feel free to leave links below.

My One True Pairing

Hey guys! I'm participating in another one of the mini challenges that are going on for Princess Bookie's Contest Craze. Today's mini challenge is being hosted by Jennifer @ My Cute Bookshelf.

My favorite book of 2011, if not ever, is without a doubt, hands down, Divergent by Veronica Roth! I cannot express how much I love Divergent. I've gotten all my friends to read it, and they all love it as well. So, I obviously had to make my OTP a Divergent pairing!

Tris + Four = Complete Magical Unicorns!
I ship Tris and Four so hard!

I think Saoirse Ronan would make an excellent Tris.

I think Matt Lanter would make an awesome Four. 

Why they're my favorite couple: First off, it's not "insta-love," THANK GOODNESS. No. Their relationship is so well thought out and it grows from a friendship of a sort. Four is not the stereotypical brooding, jerk YA male lead. He is just so different... and not to mention, very attractive ;) Tris is such a kick butt character. She's not the damsel in distress who needs someone to save her. She's not even looking for love! But they find it in each other. Through the brutality in Dauntless, they can't hide anything, so their feelings and true personalities are displayed. They're more like best friends, because they're that close. I just love these two characters so much! Ah. Fan girling is over. :)

So that is my One True Pairing! What's yours? :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren in which bloggers show the books they've received/borrowed/bought in the past week(s).

This week, I went book shopping! Yay! :) These are the books I got:
Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

I'm so excited to read these books. :) What'd you get in your mailbox? Feel free to leave links below.

P.S. What do you think of my new IMM button? :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Top 5 2012 Books I'm Looking Forward To

I'm participating in a mini challenge hosted by Princess Bookie for her Contest Craze. How fun!

The mini challenge is to create a list of the top 5 books that you are looking forward to releasing in 2012.

1. Insurgent (Divergent #2)
by Veronica Roth
Publication Date: May 2012
Who isn't dying for this one?! Oh my goodness, I don't know if I can wait until 2012...

2. Pandemonium (Delirium #2) 
by Lauren Oliver
Publication Date: March 6, 2012
That cliffhanger at the end of Delirium killed me. I really hope I like what happens in Pandemonium.

3. Rapture (Fallen #4)
by Lauren Kate
Publication Date: June 13, 2012
The Fallen series is finally ending! I'm really curious to see how Luce and Daniel's story will conclude.

4. Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices #3)
by Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: December 1, 2012
I would've put Clockwork Prince, but that comes out this December, so it doesn't fit the prompt. Anyhow, I'm excited for this one as well!!

5. Underworld (Abandon #2)
by Meg Cabot
Publication Date: 2012
I looove Meg Cabot! I really want to see what happens to Pierce and John in this sequel. 

Well, that's it for my list! Although I could've added a billion more.... Haha, 2012 is going to be a super awesome year for new releases.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Synopsis: When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? 
This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know.... 
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
   I basically went crazy over Clockwork Angel, and I felt the strong need to read the Mortal Instruments series as well. Everyone loved this series, so I picked up a copy from my library right away.
   Let's see... How can I put my thoughts into words?
   Maybe it was a mistake to read Clockwork Angel beforehand because Cassandra Clare's writing definitely progresses over time. What I'm saying is that the writing in CA is better than it is in CoB. Nevertheless, City of Bones was still fantastic.
   Clary and Simon end up being at the Pandemonium Club (which I'm completely confused by! it definitely was really different from the Pandemonium Club in CA, unless they're two completely different things) on the same night of a demon's murder. This introduced Clary into the world of Shadowhunters and Downworlders.
   This book was jumping with action, even more so than CA. There was also a lot more romance, the love triangle being very prominent. I think the characters in this book were outshined by CA's characters. But even with that, Clary was so kick-butt. I wasn't particularly fond of her (although I like Tessa more), but she was a very interesting subject.
   Jace... Oh my goodness. I haven't fangirled so hard over a male lead since Four from Divergent. I loved him. Jace was absolutely hilarious! I found him really similar to Will from CA, but completely different as well. He was such an awesome character! He was smart and witty, and I can't wait to read more about him in the next books.
   What completely killed this book (and not in the good way) was the ending. I really hated it. The relationship between Jace/Valentine/Clary was totally ridiculous and definitely uncalled for. I mean, sure, it was a surprise, and surprising readers is always the sign of a great author, but... really? I didn't believe it at all, not even for a second. I just scoffed... And I feel so bad, because the rest of the book was really great. I think I'm going to wait to read City of Ashes just because of the huge change that took place during CoB's ending.
   My CoB/CA comparisons:
   Clary < Tessa
   Jace > Will
   Simon < Jem
   Isabelle > Jessamine
   In conclusion, City of Bones was intense, romantic, and completely hilarious. The thickness of this book is wonderful, considering that every single page was interesting. But, if I could only read one series--between Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices--I would choose the Infernal Devices.
   Deciding on a rating was really hard... but I guess I'll go with 4 keys.

P.S. I tried super hard not to compare City of Bones to Clockwork Angel, but I failed miserably.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Clockwork Prince (6)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine in which bloggers spotlight a book that they're eagerly waiting the release of.

This week, I am waiting on...
Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
by Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: December 11, 2011

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

With the help of the handsome, self-destructive Will and the fiercely devoted Jem, Tessa discovers that the Magister’s war on the Shadowhunters is deeply personal. He blames them for a long-ago tragedy that shattered his life. To unravel the secrets of the past, the trio journeys from mist-shrouded Yorkshire to a manor house that holds untold horrors, from the slums of London to an enchanted ballroom where Tessa discovers that the truth of her parentage is more sinister than she had imagined. When they encounter a clockwork demon bearing a warning for Will, they realize that the Magister himself knows their every move—and that one of their own has betrayed them.

Tessa finds her heart drawn more and more to Jem, but her longing for Will, despite his dark moods, continues to unsettle her. But something is changing in Will—the wall he has built around himself is crumbling. Could finding the Magister free Will from his secrets and give Tessa the answers about who she is and what she was born to do?

As their dangerous search for the Magister and the truth leads the friends into peril, Tessa learns that when love and lies are mixed, they can corrupt even the purest heart.

I recently read (and reviewed) Clockwork Angel, which is the first book in this series, and I loved it. I'm so excited for this sequel! Luckily, it's not too long of wait, unlike Pandemonium (Delirium #2) or Insurgent (Divergent #2). Meanwhile, I can start reading the Mortal Instrument series! Well, that's assuming I don't get swallowed by my TBR pile, haha. :)

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Feel free to leave links below! :)

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Synopsis: I had a life anyone would kill for.Then someone did. 
The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move? 
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thePretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences. 
Let the lying game begin.

   I don't really know what I expected from this book. The concept was certainly very interesting, but I'm still not sure of how I felt about this book.
   Sara Shepard's writing in The Lying Game was better than her writing in the Pretty Little Liars books, I'll admit, but even with that, it was still mediocre. Maybe I'm just so used to super phenomenal writing (such as Veronica Roth, Cassandra Clare, J.K. Rowling, etc.) but this book wasn't really memorable.
   The book was intriguing enough to finish quickly though. The chapters were always short and very mysterious. Trying to guess who Sutton's murderer is, is so difficult! You think it's one person, and then in the next chapter, you think it's someone else. And then in the end, it can be absolutely anyone, regardless!
   The whole book is super hard to wrap your mind around, just like Pretty Little Liars. But it's also completely enticing. You can't stop reading, and when it gets to those climax points where you think you know what's going to happen, the pages just turn themselves.
   The characters were classic Shepard characters. Basically, they're kind of 2D. This is mostly because the narrator is dead and can't remember anything from her life, but it still kind of affected the story. You only catch glimpses of everyone's personality, and you just keep wondering throughout the whole novel. "What happened with Charlotte? What about Thayer? What happened between Laurel and Thayer? Why did [character 1] act like that to [character 2]?"
   Because of the whole mystery that the book revolves around, there are lots of untied strings at the end, meaning that every reader must read the next book in the series to make sense of everything. But because of my humongous TBR pile, I'm not sure if I'll be able to read the next book soon, meaning Sutton's story will have to wait before I can continue it.
   Written in classic Shepard style, The Lying Game is filled with mystery and thrills with every page turn. Watch your back, because you never know who might be behind you to stab it.
   3.5 keys.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Read Because of Another Blogger (3)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish in which bloggers share their top ten list for whatever the prompt is that week.

Hmm. Interesting topic. Honestly, most of the books I read are because I've seen other bloggers raving about it. I guess I'll just choose a quick ten.
1) Divergent by Veronica Roth - Favorite book of 2011. Ah! I'm still in love with it. This book definitely deserves all the rave reviews it got.

2) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare - Another raver. Tons of hype = great story.

3) Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Love, love, loved. [Ahah, see what I did there? ;) ... yeah, I'm not clever...]

4) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO RAVED ABOUT THIS SERIES. It's incredible. I remember dying while waiting for Mockingjay.

5) The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han - Loved this series. So much. Times fifty.

6) Entwined by Heather Dixon - One of my favorites this year! I love fairy tales. 

7) The Naughty List by Suzanne Young - This one was cute. :) Full of spies and fluff.

8) Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard - This one was from different bloggers, and because of the hype for the TV show.

9) The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott - My first Scott book, since bloggers seemed to love it.

10) Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti - This one had a big promotional blog tour, I believe.

Well, that's the end of my list. What's on your Top Ten? Feel free to leave links below! :)

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