Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Favorite Books of 2010: Part 2!

Yesterday you saw and read about ten out of twenty of my favorite reads, and today I'll be talking abut the rest. So, let's get to it...

Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder (Review not yet posted): It took me a while to give this book a chance but once I did I was hooked from start to finish. This is dystopian lit in its finest and Maria V. Snyder is one superb author. I can only hope the sequel (coming in 2011) will be as great if not more.

Enchanted Ivy by Sarah Beth Durst: Sarah Beth Durst's storytelling was first introduced to me in the spectacular Ice and it was brought back in full force once again in Enchanted Ivy. This is one book that will manage to have readers entwined in the story from the very first page to the very last.

The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb: At least once a year, I find one adult novel I absolutely love (last year's was Best Friends Forever) and this years was this one. This is a ghost story about one girl's quest to find love and happiness.

Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (No review available at this time): Just like this list wouldn't be complete without out one Summers' book, it would also not be complete without a book by Ms. Mead. Last Sacrifice was a fantastic end to one of my favorite series...a story I'm thinking of even though it's been several weeks since I finished it.

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody: I first discovered Ms. Brody's talent of spinning a unique and interesting tales in The Fidelity Files, and with The Karma Club she does this once again, while also establishing herself in the YA market as one to keep an eye out for. This is a fun, feel-good novel about karma, love, and friendship.

Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs: I adore mermaid stories so it's only a give to say I loved this one with all my heart. Tera introduced a fabulous setting, characters, and premise in this one, and I can't wait to revisit it in the upcoming sequel, Fins are Forever.

The Ivy by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur: Out of all the YA books out there very few are about college life, something I'll be experiencing in just a few short years, but with The Ivy Kunze and Onur not only give you all the scoop but bring to life a school everyone has at least heard about once-Harvard. This is a humorous, realistic, and enjoyable book, and I simply can't wait to read the sequels to it!

My Double Life by Janette Rallison: Janette Rallison is one to have heartfelt and enjoyable stories about life, love, and happiness and My Double Life is yet another one by her. Reading this book is one great way to spend your afternoon, as you'll only be left with one big goofy smile on your face by the end.

Salvaged by Stefne Miller: I'll leave you in on a little secret of mine: I'm not really one to read Christian based stories. I mean, I believe in god but I'm not the church-going sort one so bit. But Salvaged is so much more than a christian based story. Instead this is a story about all the different parts of life and learning to believe in yourself even when you feel like you just can't. Salvaged/ Stefne Miller is one book/author that doesn't get nearly as much publicity as it should and I really hope that changes soon.

Honorable Mentions:

Allison van Diepen's "Oracle" Series
Meg Cabot's Runaway and Insatiable
Mara Purnhagen's Tagged
Sara Shepard's The Lying Game
Brenda Pandos' The Sapphire Talisman
Melissa Francis' Love Sucks!
Andrea Cremer's Nightshade

And many, many more!

In all, that concludes my Favorite Books of 2010 list. And to end this, I would like to thank all the amazing authors out there who provide all of theYA/adult fiction fanatics, like myself, with such fantastic books year after year.

Question for you: What are some of your favorite books of 2010? Any of the ones I listed above? Let me know in the comments!

And look for my 11 Reads of '11 to Keep an Eye Out For list coming tomorrow.

7 comments:

  1. I haven't read many of these! I will have to add them to my wish list!

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  2. Enchanted Ivy loooks cool. I'm thinking of reading it... Anyway, nice list. Again :)

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  3. I loved My Double Life, Forgive My Fins, and The Karma Club! Great picks :)

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  4. I kind of lost interest in Vampire Academy after Spirit Bound, I may check it out eventually :) From your honorable list, I want to check out Lying Game and Nightshade.

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  5. Can you believe I haven't read any of these, Lauren?! I'm taking your opinion into account though, and I'm going to read Inside Out...and Forgive My Fins! :)

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  6. The Ivy has been on my list! I def. need to get that.

    I'm reading The Lying Game right now and I really like it so far. I loved seeing your list these past two days! You have awesome taste!

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  7. Loved Enchanted Ivy! I'm still gathering courage to read Last Sacrifice. T_T I want to, but but...

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