Dec 27, 2011

FAVORITE NOVELS READ IN 2011 {Top Ten of the Moment}

GOODBYE 2011!  And HELLO 2012!
As 2011 comes to an end, I thought it would be appropriate to share my list of top ten favorite novels I read in 2011! Enjoy!

Here's my list of favorites read this year...
10. FIRELIGHT and VANISH by Sophie Jordan --I'm lumping these two together since I read them back to back.  Loved the story of the shape-shifting pride of dragons.  Very cool.  Loved the romance and all the twists these novels offered. 
9. DEMONGLASS by Rachel Hawkins --An unlikely addition to this year's list.  I never would have guess this one would make the list, but it did for me.  I liked HEX HALL.  It was decent book.  But I loved DEMONGLASS! 
8. VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Rachelle Mead --Perhaps the greatness of this series was old news to many YA readers out there.  But they were new to me this year!  And I devoured each greedily.  Love this series!  Move over Twilight. 
7. ILLUSION by Aprilynne Pike --Book #3 in the WINGS series.  And all my wishes came true with Tamine this year!  :)  SO good!  I so can't wait for #4 in 2012!
6. TIGER'S CURSE by Colleen Houck --The uniqueness of this story can't be beat.  A 300-year old Indian prince whose stuck in the form of a great white tiger.  I was in awe by this story and how it played out.  Loved Ren!! 
5. ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD by Kendare Blake --By far the spookiest YA novel I've ever read and that's what make it so great.  The mystery, the suspense, the gore.  Such a surprising read and find!
4. UNEARTHLY by Cynthia Hand --Such a unique twist on angels.  Love the un-seen romance and the story.  It was slower paced, but had this very tender feel to it.  Amazing. 
3. CLOCKWORK ANGEL by Cassandra Clare--Possibly one of Cassandra Clare's best novels yet.  Jem and Will were polar opposites and yet I loved them both.  It had all the greatness of Cassandra Clare's MORTAL INSTRUMENTS series, but with a new twist.  Loved it! 
2. DIE FOR ME by Amy Plum --The romance in DIE FOR ME was sizzling hot!!!  Vincent is one of the most romantic/swoon-worth literary guys around!  And the paranormal was so unique in this novel.  Loved it!
1. NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh --I still can't get this novel out of my head.  The forbidden romance, the story, the creepiness.  It just blew me away and it was probably the best thing I've read in a couple years!  So good!!!  If you haven't read it yet, you're missing a good one and I can't recommend it more!

And a few that just almost made my list:  
MATCHED by Ally Condie
MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins

Which YA novels were your favorites this year?
{Top Ten of the Moment is an adaptation from a meme Swimmer @ Breaking the Bookshelf created.  I miss it, so once a month I do a post of my own.  If you make a similar post please feel free to link it in the comments bellow.  In addition, this post will be shared on the blog Broke and Bookish where a similar post was run this week.}

Next months top ten post: LOVE TRIANGLES
Check on my favorites from last year: Favorite Novels Read in 2010


Hollie said...

I loved Clockwork Angel, and I really liked Matched. Great list! :)

Harvee said...

I like the idea of the shape shifting pride of dragons. Haven't read any of your favorite books, but they do sound fanciful and fun.

Jenny said...

Alright, that's it! I need to read Nevermore!

Miranda Hardy said...

I did read all the Vampire Academy books this year and enjoyed them very much.

the Vintage Bookworm said...

=D Great list! Happy new year!