Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: The Best of 2012

Day 2 focuses on 2012! Today we choose the best we've read of the year so far, and/or the books to be released that are being highlighted at BEA that we think will be some of our favourites!

My Favourites of 2012
(all links lead to my review)

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Saving June by Hannah Harrington

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour

And of course, because how could this not be here...
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Books Featured at BEA
That Will Probably Become Favourites
(all links lead to Goodreads site)

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
I had the pleasure of hanging out with Shannon and chatting with her at a bookstore a couple months ago (woo for local San Diego authors!) and we were talking about this book - it was already on my radar, and after talking with her and getting details, I'm even MORE excited!

Prodigy by Marie Lu
I absolutely LOVED Legend (review here!) and am eager to find out what's up with June and Day.

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Libba Bray is one of those authors that's an insta-read for me. Love her, and this sounds PHENOMENAL.

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
I dare you to read the synopsis and not be curious. It sounds brilliant.

The Evolution of Mara Dayer by Michelle Hodkin
So I wasn't the biggest fan of Unbecoming, but I still have to know! I think a lot of the questions I have that ultimately left me disappointed with Unbecoming may be answered here too, which means I'll like it more. Plus, Noah Shaw. Duh.

Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
I've gotten to meet Jenny and Siobhan and they are both AMAZING. I love their work, and I'm excited for this. (I do have an ARC already so it's a bit cheating it's on here...but still!)

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi *No Cover Art Revealed*
Obviously, since Under the Never Sky appears up on that Favourite list. Aria + Perry <3

What's on your 2012 Book list?
Leave me your link in the comments!
(and even if you're not doing Armchair BEA, tell me what books you're looking forward to!)


  1. AnonymousJune 5, 2012 at 2:38 AM

    I'm so excited for all the books on your BEA featured list! Especially want to read Prodigy, The Evolution of Mara Dyer and Burn For Burn

  2. UnknownJune 5, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    Great list Ashley:) The Diviners looks amazing. For debuts I am most looking forward to Shadow and Bone (out today!) And I can't wait for The Raven Boys, Days of Blood and Starlight and Rebel Heart too:))

  3. MaidenveilJune 5, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    I am excited for Prodigy too! And the Diviners. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  4. KirthiJune 5, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    I can't WAIT for Prodigy! I absolutely loved June and Day's characters :) Cinder was an interesting book as well, and I do think that The Sky is Everywhere was published in 2010: but it matters not! Haha :D

    Have a fun BEA

  5. SarahJune 5, 2012 at 6:56 AM

    Hi Ashley! I had no idea Libba Bray had a new book coming out, how exciting!!!

    Happy ABEA!

  6. elenaJune 5, 2012 at 6:59 AM

    THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE! Such a good book. I'm so excited for Prodigy!! 2013 is way too far away and I'm so jealous of people who get to read it so soon. I'm also excited for Eve & Adam and Burn for Burn.

  7. KateJune 5, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    Cinder was on my list too. How brilliant was it? I hope the next one in the series lives up to my expectations.

    Libba Bray is also an insta-read for me too. :)

  8. Rachel June 5, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    I Loved the FIOS too! it was the best Green book I read!
    My Best of 2012 Post!

  9. VikLitJune 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Great recs! Under the never sky is def. on my list.

  10. Kate @ Ex LibrisJune 5, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Prodigy looks great and I can't wait for Burn for Burn!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  11. Deborah JuleneJune 5, 2012 at 7:34 AM

    Cinder was pretty amazing! I'm in the Middle of The Fault in Our Stars right now (and loving it!)

  12. JaeJune 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    A lot of these I've never heard of but what wonderful covers! Just looking at Eve & Adam and I'm intrigued! Now off to read the synopsis! :)

  13. PreetJune 5, 2012 at 9:51 AM

    I'm a horrible person and still catching up on my 2012 reads, but I loved all your picks. I'm a total fangirl of Mara Dyer so I'm waiting for that impatiently, haha. Eve & Adam are also on my list of reads! Great choices.

  14. StephscoJune 5, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Burn for Burn sounds great; I'm still catching up on what was big in 2011, so I don't put a lot of effort in to what's coming out months from now. I just make my little lists and eventually get to them... :)

    I like that YA is going more sci-fi; a great way to get into sci-fi if some of the heavy hitters in the adult market are too intense.

  15. ValJune 5, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Oh we have Under the Never Sky in common! Nice list. Added some to my TBR pile.

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's my crem della crem list


  16. Christina2227 @ The Book HookupJune 5, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Ahhhh, so many great books! The Sky is Everywhere, *batbatbat* and The Fault in Our Stars, loved them. Most of the others you selected are my (almost full to practically bursting) TBR list. *le sigh* I need more hours in the day.

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

  17. Hannah LorraineJune 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    I'm SO excited for The Diviners and The Evolution of Mara Dyer! Great list - I also LOVED Wanderlove =)

  18. NeaJune 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    I LOVE The Sky is Everywhere <3 <3 And Saving June <3 <3 And The fault in our stars <3 Aww, I love your list!! :) ;) Hope you're having fun today! Enjoy aBEA! ;)

  19. Ashley @ Book LabyrinthJune 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    The Sky is Everywhere (!!!!!) YES, so so so (etc) good, I totally adore it. =)

  20. thepamjellyJune 6, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Ohh, I SO want to read Cinder and TFioS! :D I'm also looking forward to reading Eve & Adam. That cover is beautiful.

    Thanks for dropping by! :)

    Pam | jelly loves books


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