Monday, December 26, 2011

Best of 2011

What am I reading now? A Beautiful Dark (Jocelyn Davies)                                

Annd. . . what do I think of it so far? Normal high school stuff here--sorta-selfish best friend, have to deal with guys, orphan with sketchy history, skiing any chance she gets, war in Heaven and fallen angles--oh, right, not your normal high school experience.
ENTER to win a SIGNED copy of Variant by Robison Wells
     This is new in 2011--fun book. Full of twists.
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The blurb for Variant:
Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.
He was wrong.
Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.
Where breaking the rules equals death.

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Update 1-4-12
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Stephanie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! It's hard to choose one favorite book of 2011, but one I really liked was The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.

GFC Stephanie

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Anna said...

Thank you for the giveaway!!! My favorite read...uhh...I can't pick just one!!! Maybe...The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer? I have no idea.


GFC Grace Radford-Tingley

Schrock said...

My fave book by far was First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones. Great book and author.

GFC Heather Schrock

BookStacksOnDeck said...

Wow, I'd love to win Variant! I've been hearing it's really good a lot lately. Best 2011 book I've read so far is Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion. Thanks for the giveaway!

BookStacksOnDeck said...

P.S. Whoops...
gfc: BookStacksOnDeck
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Kara D. said...

GFC follower: Kara DiDomizio! I loved Divergent, that was definitely my favorite read of the year !

Nikki A said...

GFC:Nikki A

My favorite book I read of 2011 was Virtuosity. I have not read Divergent yet but I am really excited too!
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

GFC follower
Thanks for the giveaway!
My favorite read of 2011 was Delirium.

jcwega27 said...

never knowing

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Variant is on my list to review for the library, so it'd be great to have my own copy.

I loved reading the Secret Sister books, but I think my favorite was Hope's Journey by Stephanie Worlton.

Mary Ann said...

Sorry, forgot my email is maryanndennis at comcast dot net

Library Lady said...

My favorite book was Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Christina Kit. said...

GFC Christina Kit.

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I loved Legend!

Bri said...

GFC follower Bri


My favorite book this year was Divergent!

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love this book. I've given away 3 copies of the hardback and I have the audiobook. Loved the reader.

Holly said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite book this year has been The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen.

GFC (hhollyhal)
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BJ said...

I've read so many books this year it's easier to pick the one I didn't like than the one I liked the best....LOL
so far at the top of my list I think it is Warrior's Redemption.
Thanks for the chance to win.

clenna said...

I'm a new follower. And I'm so glad I found you.

I think my favorite book is The Hunger Games.

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Jenni Merritt said...

oh... I have to pick one?? I think The Maze Runner by James Dashner is pretty high up on my list.

Great giveaway!!
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nodizzies said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! The book sounds awesome! My favorite book this year is Laini Taylor's DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. It's such a beautiful and magical book!

GFC: nodizzies
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Gabrielle Carolina said...

GFC: Gabrielle Carolina
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Best book I read this year: Jellicoe Road or Divergent, how can one choose?!

Lisa ~ Bookworm Lisa said...

Picking a favorite book for the year is a very hard thing to do. One of my favorite was "Rugged and Relentless"

GFC follower - Bookworm Lisa
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Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway! My favorite read of 2011 was Skipping A Beat by Sarah Pekkanen, but there are so many other amazing books it really was hard to choose.

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

SpadesHighReads said...

My favorite of 2011 would have to be 'LEGEND' by Marie Lu ;o) Big Thanks in participating and hosting this giveaway!! It's so hard to believe that 2011 flew by so fast! I'm still in awe about it and that it's about to be 2012 *_* lol
I hope you have a safe and rewarding New Year!!

GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
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Kelley said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Candie L said...

I am following your blog. I liked Stealing Kevin's Heart. Thank you


Sayomay said...

Awesome giveaway! My fav 2011 read was Shamra Divided part 2 of the Shamra Chronicles by Barry Hoffman!

Jessica M said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Even though it's been out for a while and didn't come out this year, I just finished Ender's Game today and it was definitely my favorite book read this year!

Jessica M.
jmartinez0415 [at] gmail [dot] com

Sidne said...

A favorite book for 2011, its so hard but one novel that had an everlasting impact on me was titled 'Deadbeat'. such a great story!!

Brooke said...

My favorite book of 2011 was Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer.


Midnite Echo said...
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Midnite Echo said...

There are so many I loved. I will say Pale Demon, just because it was my most recent read. :)

Cherie Colyer said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I hate to pick just one favorite book, I've read so many I loved, but I'll say Chain Reaction, by Simone Elkeles, because it's not my usual genre and I couldn't put it down.

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Linda Henderson said...

Thank you for the excellent giveaway. A book I really enjoyed reading this year was From New York to Dallas by JD Robb.

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mamabunny13 said...

My favorite was The Huger Games
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danika dinsmore said...

Hi! I'm a Canadian author, too. :-) Been meaning to read this one.

I keep telling everyone there's no way I can pick a best from my 2011 reading pile, so I keep highlighting a different one each time.

I'm going to speak up for Libba Bray's GOING BOVINE. I'm positive it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I loved it.

info (at) danikadinsmore (dot) com

Anne said...

Magic Slays was my favorite.

GFC Anne38

Katie W. said...

Ghost Moon by John Wilson

GFC: Katie Amanda


Carrie said...

I liked Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.

GFC Carrie Ardoin

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Nedraw said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite book is Rot & Ruin. I just finished it and loved it.

Christie Cote said...

I'm a follower. I loved Remembrance by Michelle Madow and many others I have a top ten list also with a giveaway. I was completely enransed by that book though!

Mona said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
I've been wanting to read this one.
My favorite book of 2011 is the one I'm reading, SHELTER by Harlan Coben.

GFC(Mona Garg)

MelinaLove101 said...

i've read so many wonderful books this year that i cant seem to think of a favorite but i've just recently finished a book that i am absolutely in LOVE with. :) Hidden Heart :)

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!
My favorite book of 2011 is 'Beautiful Dark' by Jocelyn Davies or the 'Tiger Curse' series by Colleen Houck

GFC account name: red_tigergirl2

TayteH said...

Loved the Son of Neptune. :D

Persephone said...

I don't have a fave book that was published in 2011 but I loved the Vampire Academy. Happy Holidays

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meghan_page said...

GFC= Meghan Page

meghan_L_P at hotmail dot com

I loved raised by wolves by jennifer lynn barnes and it's sequel came out this year!!

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite YA book this year was Across the Universe by Beth Revis.

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Paige said...

My favorite book of 2011 is All These Things I've Done by: Gabrielle Zevin Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC: Paige

April X said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have a lot of favorites but one of them is How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
GFC: April X

Judy said...

Thanks for your giveaway.

GFC follower-judy

I really enjoyed Die for Me by Amy Plum.


Alivia said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. My favorite book of 2011? It wasn't published in 2011, but I ADORE the Hunger Games series.

GFC: Alivia

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

I would have to say my favorite book of 2011 has to be Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer!

GFC Unabridged Bookshelf


Leigh Ann @ The (Mis)Adventures of a College Book Addict said...

GFC: Leigh Ann
My favorite book of 2011 was Savior

Dominique said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The book I enjoyed reading the most this year was The Hunger Games.

GFC: Dominique
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Katie said...

thanks for the giveaway. I really enjoyed Clarity.

gfc - Katie


Lexie@BookBug said...

Can't wait to read this book!
GFC follower: Lexie@BookBug
My favorite book of 2011 is Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
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Helen said...

my favorite book would be something witchy this way comes by veronica blade
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Princess said...

My favourite book is Divergent.

Mary Ellen said...

My favorite book of 2011 was Hounded by Kevin Hearne. It's the first in the Iron Druid series. Books 2 and 3 in the series, Hexed and Hammered also came out in 2011 and were just as fantastic as the first. I can't wait for the 4th to come out in April.

Emma said...

Wither by Lauren DeStefano was my favorite book of 2011


thanks for the giveaway! Variant looks GREAT!

Heather Cox said...

my favorite books i read this year were the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent!

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Krysykat said...

I enjoyed No Place Like Holmes by Jason Lethcoe.
GFC- Krysta Banco


Runaway Bridal Planner said...

GFC: Runaway Bridal Planner
My favorite of this year was "Matched" by Ally Condie.


ferretvamp14 said...

Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite reads were Unleashed and Where She Went.

Melanie_McCullough said...

My favorite of 2011 is Hushed by Kelley York. So good!
GFC Follower Melanie McCullough
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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

HOURGLASS by Myra McEntire was my favorite book of 2011.
GFC- Lisa Richards

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Megan said...

I loved Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey.

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tracey said...

in bed with a highlander is my favorite this year. gfc follower traceyj40

nikkihasabookshelf said...

Thanks for chance to win. My fave of 2011 is Blood Red Road.
Nikki Oz

BookAttict said...

My favorite read of 2011 was The Great Lenore by JM Tohline.

Thanks for the giveaway & have a Happy New Year!

elizabeth @ bookattict . com
GFC: BookAttict

Kristi said...

New follower - Kristi

The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly - fav of 2011

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Krystal Larson said...

Thank you for the awesome giveaway!
GFC Krystal Larson edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
I loved Divergent by Veronica Roth!

Georgia Summers said...

My favourite book of 2011 has to be Daughter of Smoke and Bone - it was such a thrilling read!

Sara said...

I have been dying to read Variant! Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite book in 2011 was Divergent! Can't wait for the sequel!


nfmgirl said...

I think my fav of 2011 was Smonk by Tom Franklin. Unique, unusual, crass, shocking!

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader said...

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!
GFC: Benji @ The Non Reluctant Reader

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

GFC - Jennifer Rote

My favorite book was Twilight.

Jennifer Rote
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Mare/TommyGirl said...

GFC - TommYGirl
Favorite book of the year was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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