Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Today is the day a lot of Armchair BEA participants are hosting giveaways, so you'll want to swing by the main site and see what's what. I'm opting to wait and save my giveaway goodness for a blogoversary-thing next week ((I decided to delay it until post-Armchair BEA)), so I am posting about the "Best of 2012" ...

...Obviously 2012 is a long way from over, we're just past the half-way mark! But I've already read 40+ books, so I'm going to highlight a few of my favorite reads (links to my reviews):
  • Awake (Jessica Grey): As a fairy tale fangirl, I love this modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty. There are twists and turns galore, and I hear there's a trilogy in the works...
  • Bourne (Lisa T Bergren): If you have not read the River of Time series, you need to stop right now and go. find. them! Seriously, these books are amazing - and Bourne took my breath away. I'm counting down the days until I get my hands on the next novella installment Tributary.
  • Prophet  (RJ Larson): Wow...Take the atmosphere and feel of the Old Testament, place it in a different world with just a twist of fantasy, and you've got one amazing read. For me, this was a beautiful, breath-taking read.
  • Written in the Ashes (K. Hollan VanZandt): Historical fiction about the Library at Alexandria. What more could you ask for?
  • The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvator): Mystical, mysterious horses that come out of the sea - wild and untamed. A quiet boy who speaks their language. The tomboy who learns to read his heart. Part romance, part wild adventure story, this one captured my imagination and invaded my dreams.
What about you? What are your favorite reads of 2012 (so far)?


  1. Aside from The Scorpio Races I've not read any of yours! I did LOVE TSR though. It was so beautifully written.

  2. Interesting choices! I haven't heard of any of them before and now I want to read Awake & Written in the Ashes. My favorite reads so far has been State of Wonder by Ann Pratchett and The Deep Zone by James Tabor

  3. Ah yes. I love The Scorpio Races so much. Such a beautiul book.

  4. Most of the books I see in today's posts I have never heard of. I am beginning to think this event is a YA and paranormal event. Me? Strictly a mystery reader for whatever its worth.

  5. I agree, I love fairytales so I really want to read Awake!

  6. I loveeed Scorpio Races! I wasn't sure going into it, but am so glad I read it in the end, it was wonderful. It was also my first (and only still) Maggie Stiefvater books, but I'm looking forward to reading it all soon.

    My Armchair BEA 2012 List