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Dec 27, 2012

My Top Ten Books of 2012



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Like jumping off a bridge, everyone else is doing it. So here I go.



10. Splintered by A.G. Howard

Series: Stand-alone novel
Genre: YA Fantasy
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Morpheus. Sneaky prick.
What I liked most: The world-building. A.G. Howard has a great imagination. See my review!

9. Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

Series: Night Prince, #1
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Cover Rating: 3/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Duh. Vlad. He's sex on a stick.
What I liked most: The sex scenes were smoking!



8. The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

Series: Marriage to a Billionaire, #1
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Rating: 3/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Alexa. She was funny. She was confident. She was fierce. Loved her.
What I liked most: That the book was written from both Alexa's and Nick's points of view. Love when authors do that. My review!



7. Fall Into Winter by Eden Baylee

Series: None, but it's companion book is Spring Into Summer.
Genre: Erotica
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Stella in "Act Three"
What I liked most: That it's an anthology and we get four sexy stories instead of just one. My review.


6. The Queen's Blade by T.C. Southwell

Series: The Queen's Blade, #1
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Cover Rating: 4/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Blade. He was so on point with the daggers!
What I liked most: That I could not stop reading this series and blew through all six in like two weeks. My review of the entire series!


5. Shadow's Claim by Kresley Cole

Series: The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, #1
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance/Fantasy
Cover Rating: 4/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 Stars
Fave Character: Trehan Daciano. Total babe, he was.
What I liked most: Like all of Kresley's IAD books, I love how the female is always in denial at first, then comes around. It's so cute and funny, even if it is a bit cheesy.


4. Iced by Karen Marie Moning

Series: Dani O'Malley, #1; Fever, #6
Genre: Adult Fantasy/Romance
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Ryodan, cuz I always like the men the best lol.
What I liked most: The characters. There weren't any that I disliked. Wish I could've had more Mac though. And Barrons. Yes, definitely more Barrons. My review!


3. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Cover Rating: 4/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Fave Character: Torn between Xhex and Lassiter. But if I have to choose––Lassiter.
What I liked most: The Brothers! There is nothing that is not fantastic and sexy about them! Can never get enough. Review here!


2. Slammed by Colleen Hoover

Series: Slammed, #1
Genre: YA Romance
Cover Rating: 2/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars
Fave Character: So hard! I loved Lake and Will, but the fave award will have to go to Kel and Caulder. They were hilarious!
What I liked most: The romance. So real, so exciting, so passionate. It was intoxicating. See me rave and swoon on my video review!

And last but not least...

1. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Series: Lux, #2
Genre: YA Romance/Fantasy
Cover Rating: 3/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5/5 Stars
Fave Character: Daemon Black. Whew, he's hot. 
What I liked most: The neverending, laughed-till-I-cried banter between Katy and Daemon. I never wanted it to end! Watch me gush on my video review!

Man, this was a hard list to make! And I realized, most of my top ten are romances! Who woulda thunk it?


1 comment:

  1. My goodness, Diantha. You are something else. THANK YOU for including me. I am privileged to have met you this year.
    May 2013 provide you with health, happiness, creative energy, and success in your writing beyond your wildest dreams.

    You deserve the best,
    eden
    xoxox

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