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Friday, January 13, 2012

TGIF at GReads!

The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her!) over at GReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in the fun!

This Friday's Question:

2012 Must Reads:

Which books are at the
top of your list to be
read this year?

Of  all the questions Ginger has given us for TGIF, this one is by far the toughest! I mean, how in the world am I supposed to give a list of all the books I wanna read this year?! I think I'll just list my top 3...otherwise we'd be here all day!

Top of the list of 2012 Must Reads? None other than...

by Veronica Roth
pub date 5/1/2012

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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.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

DIVERGENT was one of my favorite reads of 2011, so I am eagerly awaiting INSURGENT, because I just know it's gonna be better!

Next on my 2012 Must Read list is...

by Jeri Smith-Ready
pub date 5/1/2012

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No other love has burned so bright

Life can change in an instant, and no one understands that better than Aura. It’s been almost a year since her boyfriend tragically died. She’s finally letting go of Logan’s violet-hued ghost, but not her search to uncover the truth about her past. As the first in a generation that can see ghosts, Aura is convinced that she has a connection to the Shift. She’s trusted Zachary, ever patient and ever by her side, with all that she knows. But when the government threatens his life in an attempt to learn Aura’s secrets, she will stop at nothing to protect herself and the one she loves...even if that means betraying her own heart.

SHADE and SHIFT are two of the best books I've ever read, and though I don't want this story to end, I can't wait to see how it ends!!

And my final pick for 2012 Must Reads is...

by Jus Accardo
pub date 5/1/2012

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Sequel to TOUCH.

When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading, the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez's problems.

After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice—surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged—or losing someone she loves—Dez keeps the poison a secret. But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade.

Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead...

TOUCH was such a wonderfully written, exciting read that totally took me by surprise. I cannot wait to read more about Dez and Kale!!

As I'm sure you can see, all three of my top picks come out on 5/1/12. Needless to say, I'll be super busy for several days afterward!!

What about you? What are some of your top picks for 2012 Must Reads?


  1. I still haven't read Divergent *gasp* but I can't wait for Insurgent too so I can read them both, one right after the other.

  2. LOVE your picks!!!!!!!!!!! Shine and Insurgent made my list! :D

  3. Oh hell yes!!! I think we need to stay up all night reading Shine the day it comes out! :)

  4. TOXIC!!!

    Sorry, I saw this cover so often last week and I STILL can't get enough of it! Plus, Insurgent. Who hasn't.. Oh Tanya, okay, but with her as the exception, who hasn't read Divergent and wants to read Insurgent asap?

    *sigh* Insurgent.. come to me.. baby..


  5. Insurgent is DEFINITELY on my list for 2012. I am DYING to be able to finally read this book! I want to have more Four and Tris.