Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2012

Top 10 of 2011
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First off thank you to the hosting blogs and to all you wonderful blogger friends for a fabulously fun week! And second I appologize ahead of time for my ridiculously long post! And for all of my previously super long posts as well. I have 80 books I am looking forward to in 2012 but I just talked about 14. At the bottom is my full list of 80 for those that are curious! And now without further ado...

Top 14 Books I’m looking forward to in 2012
Plus all my extra end of the year stats and goodies!
Also all the titles under the pictures link back to goodreads so have at it if
you need more info or want to add it to your to-read shelf!

Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)

Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
 May 22nd 2012

After her soul is stolen in a kiss, a 16-year-old must join a force of demons and angels to protect humanity from an immortal threat.

In case anyone still hasn't noticed...I love/worship/stalk Michelle Rowen. I'm super excited for this! I already have my countdown widget going! I guarantee you it will be good so add it to your goodreads shelf now!
Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers, #1)

Blood Bath & Beyond 
An Immortality Bites Mystery
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Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen
August 1st 2012

Sarah Dearly is adjusting to life as a fledgling vampire, satisfying her cravings at vampire-friendly blood banks. But when her fiancé Thierry takes a job with the Ring—the secret council in charge of keeping vampires in line—Sarah’s about to get more than a taste of danger… Being engaged to a centuries-old master vampire can be challenging—especially when he takes a job with the Ring. Thierry’s in for fifty years of nonstop travel and deadly risk. It’s enough to make any woman reconsider the wedding…any woman except Sarah, that is! Traveling with him to Las Vegas for his first assignment, they encounter a child beauty pageant contestant from hell, as well as a vampire serial killer leaving victims drained of blood, potentially exposing the existence of vampires to the whole world. But when Thierry’s truly ancient history comes back to haunt him, and he’s accused of a crime he didn’t commit, it’s up to Sarah to clear his name before their immortal lives come to an end.

This is like a part 2/second season of her Immortality Bites series that I loved! Can't wait! Vampires, humor, love, and a mystery! Everything I enjoy!

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers #6) by Rachel Vincent
June 22nd 2012
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More Tod! NOW PLEASE! This will be very interesting after all the changes in If I Die. I think most of us are dying to get our hands on this one!

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Selection by Kiera Cass
 April 24th 2012

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Awesome cover! I want to steal her dress. Sounds like a dystopian royal version of the Bachelor. Should be heartbreaking and intriguing!

Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5

Trail of the Spellmans (Document #5) by Lisa Lutz
February 28th 2012

The long awaited fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling, Edgar- and Macavity-nominated series about an eccentric sleuthing family. For the first time in Spellman history, Isabel Spellman, PI, might be the most normal member of her family. As always, the Spellman clan has yet to settle into any kind of status quo. Mom, Olivia, has taken on an outrageous assortment of extracurricular activities, seemingly without motive. Dad, Albert, has a secret. Her brother and sister, David and Rae, are at war, but neither will reveal the source of the conflict. And Izzy's niece, Sydney, keeps saying banana even though she hates bananas. That's not to say that Izzy isn't without her own troubles. Henry Stone keeps wanting "to talk," a prospect Isabel evades by going out with her new drinking buddy, none other than Gertrude Stone, Henry's mother. While domestic disturbances abound, there is one source of sanity in the Spellman household: Demetrius Merriweather, now employee of the month for 18 months straight (the entire tenure of his employment). Things aren't any simpler on the business side of Spellman Investigations. First, parents hire the firm to follow their daughter. Rae is assigned the case, only to fake the surveillance reports. Then a math professor hires Izzy to watch his immaculate apartment while he unravels like a bad formula. A socialite has Isabel follow her husband, despite a conspicuous lack of suspicion. A man in a sweater vest hires the firm to follow his sister, who turns out to be the socialite. Isabel wants to get to the bottom of all this, but her father erects a Chinese wall to protect the clients' wishes. As the questions pile up, Izzy won't stop hunting for the answers-even when they threaten to shatter both the business and the family. Once again, it's up to her to pull the Spellmans back from the brink.

Hilarious series! I have been waiting two long years and it is almost here!
For a dysfuntional PI family that spies on each other check this one out.

Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)

Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
February 28th 2012

I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

The end of Delirium had me balling hysterically! I need this!

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

 Insurgent by Veronica Roth
May 1st 2012 

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

 Four and Tris! Enough said!

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5)

 Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
March 13th 2012

The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan--an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. The only traces left of Cammie’s summer vacation are the bruises on her body and the dirt under her nails, and all she wants is to go home. Once she returns to school, however, Cammie realizes that even the Gallagher Academy now holds more questions than answers. Cammie, her friends, and mysterious spy-guy Zach must face their most difficult challenge yet as they travel to the other side of the world, hoping to piece together the clues that Cammie left behind. It’s a race against time. The Circle is hot on their trail and willing stop at nothing to prevent Cammie from remembering what she did last summer.

Waited a long time for this one! Finally we will see what Cammie and Zach were up to during their summer. Or maybe not since Cammie has amnesia! Damn! But Zach is hot!

The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
April 24h 2012
In the dark days since the insidious Red Lung virus decimated the human population, vampires have risen to rule the crumbling cities and suburbs. Uncontested Princes hold sway over diminished ranks of humans: their "pets." In exchange for their labor, loyalty and of course, their blood, these pets are registered, given food and shelter, permitted to survive. Unregistered humans cling to fringes, scavenging for survival. Allison Sekemoto and her fellow Unregistereds are hunted, not only by vampires, but by rabids, the unholy result of Red Lung-infected vampires feeding on unwary humans. One night, Allie is attacked by a pack of rabids, saved by an unlikely hero...and turned vampire. Uncomfortable in her undead skin, Allie falls in with a ragtag crew of humans seeking a cure, or cures: for Rabidism and for Vampirism. She's passing for human...for now. But the hunger is growing and will not be denied. Not for friendship—not even for love.

Vampires and Julie Kagawa! Enough said!

 The Golden Lily (Bloodlines, #2)

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
June 19th 2012

The second thrilling installment in Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy spinoff series. Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Richelle Mead’s breathtaking Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive. In this second book, the drama is hotter, the romances are steamier, and the stakes are even higher.

ADRIAN IVASHKOV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ENOUGH SAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Wake by Amanda Hocking
August 21st 2012
Wake is the first book in a new, never-before-published series by million-copy bestselling author Amanda Hocking. Fall under the spell of the new Watersong series and lose yourself in the magic…. Gemma Fisher lives an ordinary life in the quiet seaside town of Capri, where she shares a close bond with her sister Harper and a budding attraction with her gorgeous neighbor Alex. But everything changes when three stunningly beautiful girls arrive in Capri and seem to cast a spell the whole town. After a chance encounter with them, Gemma wakes up alone on the beach with no memory of what happened…and a sneaking suspicion that they somehow bespelled her. Now Gemma has a host of new powers she can’t control or understand. She’s growing more beautiful every day, and she has a strange effect on men that makes them unable to resist her—especially when she sings. But she’s also overwhelmed by strange cravings that feel all wrong, and she begins to suspect the girls have a dark side that goes beyond anything she ever knew existed. The girls, she discovers, are sirens—and now she’s about to enter a strange new world brimming with dark beauty…and unimaginable secrets.

I love Amanda Hocking so I look forward to some new books from her!

 Spell Bound (Hex Hall, #3)

Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins 
March 13th 2012
Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident. Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?

What will happen to Sophie and her Dad?!?!?! Oh and CAL *SWOONS*

 Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)

 Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
August 7th 2012

In this follow-up to Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas begins seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he’s asleep, and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong. These aren’t just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears. Cas doesn’t know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn’t deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it’s time for him to return the favor.

Will Cas find Anna?!?! I must know!!!!!

Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)

Timepiece by Myra McEntire
June 12th 2012
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking... Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devestating results. Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough... The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.

I admit I wasn't looking forward to this one much until I heard it was from Kaleb's POV.

Since most of the books I am looking forward to come out in January, which is soon, I didn't do a long description for them but here they are! Don't they look fabulous!

 January 2012 Releases!

Reign FallJessica Rules the Dark Side (Jessica, #2)Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)Everneath (Everneath, #1)Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)Under the Never SkyNever to Sleep (Soul Screamers, #5.5)The Alchemy of ForeverArticle 5 (Article 5, #1)Destiny's FireExtraNormal (ExtraNormal, #1)FractureForbiddenDitched: A Love StoryHanaLove? MaybeThe Statistical Probability of Love at First SightTempest (Tempest #1)The Way We Fall            And one spicy treat Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades, #3)

I didn't include many adult books I'm looking forward to in 2012 because
I am way behind and want to read a bunch that are already out such as

The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
Shift series by Rachel Vincent
Need to finish Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay
Need to finish Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead
Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill

Not to mention all the books this year I still haven't gotten to like Shatter Me and Obsidian
and a million more! So seriously I can't add anything else!


Books Read ~ 178
Pages Read  ~ 55,534 
Longest Book Read ~ Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

Here they all are!



Reign Fall by Michelle Rowen
Jessica Rules the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent
The Alchemy of Forever by Avery Williams
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Destiny's Fire by Trisha Wolfe
Ditched: A Love Story by Robin Mellom
ExtraNormal by Suze Reese
Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
Forbidden by Syrie James
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Hana by Lauren Oliver
Love? Maybe by Heather Hepler
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Tempest by Julie Cross
The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe


Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Trail of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz
Fever by Lauren DeStefano
Undeadly by Michele Vail
Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones
Partials by Dan Wells


Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins
Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter
Croak by Gina Damico
Balthazar by Claudia Gray
Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
Slide by Jill Hathaway
Seeing Cinderella by Jenny Lundquist


Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers
Immortal City by Scott Speer
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong


Dark Kiss by Michelle Rowen
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Until I Die by Amy Plum
Body and Soul by Stacey Kade
Endure by Carrie Jones
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
Revived by Cat Patrick


Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Arise by Tara Hudson
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Undead and Unstable by MaryJanice Davidson
Digit: She's Got Your Number by Annabel Monaghan
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Various Positions by Martha Schabas


Endlessly by Kiersten White
Lethal Outlook by Victoria Laurie
Devour by Megan Duncan
Never Enough by Denise Jaden
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Lucid by Ron Bass


Blood Bath & Beyond by Michelle Rowen
Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Wake by Amanda Hocking


Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Speechless by Hannah Harrington


The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter
Untitled Hush Hush #4 by Becca Fitzpatrick

These are all in my Releases in 2012 Tab at the top so you can see them anytime.
Also almost all my books read in 2011 are in my tab at the top too!

SO WOW! You made it through all that! Thanks! 
Comment away and leave a link to your post! 

Also, I know I keep rambling, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I'm going to San Francisco for the weekend so I'll talk to you all next year! Party hard and stay safe! Enter my Happy New Year Giveaway Hop for a chance to win Switched by Amanda Hocking HERE


  1. Have a safe and fun trip! Great list. I'm right there with you. I'm so behind in alot of the newer books; but I try to stay caught up with my favorite series.

  2. Holy Freakin' Crap!!!! You must've been up all night lusting over all the books coming out and going over all you read last year!!!

    Seriously, what an achievement for all you've read this past year!! I'm thinking of trying to read 100 books next year and I'm worried about meeting that!!! Congrats!

    It's funny, we're like opposites, I need to get reading on YA and you're getting caught up on some "adult" series. Of course I'm missing a ton of adult series, too.

    It's been great finding your blog this week and I hope to keep up with it in the future! I'm impressed on how hard you worked to get around to everyone this week! Be safe this weekend and Have a Happy New Year!!!
    My Top New Books 2012
    ~Kristin @myparahangover

  3. I actually wanted to start with all the books I look forward to as well, but instead a short question:

    I've recently read Nightshade and Bloodlust by Rowen and wondered if I should give her other books a go. Have you read all of her books?

    Hope to see you again in 2012 (or, preferably in 2011, too!) until then:

    Happy New Year!

    My Picks

  4. I'm really behind not only on the adult books, but on the ya, too ;) Great list! I'm waiting on most of the books, too :)

    There are some series that I've determined that I'll finally start reading or I'll finish in 2012, and this time I'm planning to stick to my plan ;) It hasn't worked that until now, but hopefully next year will ;)

    Happy New Year!

  5. Ok. You just added to my wish list. Looks like I need to give Michelle Rowan a try.

    Thanks for sharing. Amy@

  6. soo behind on both Ya and adult
    happy new year
    and glad i fount you're blog
    my top choosings

  7. Woow Jennifer!! SO many great books! I hope you'll have fun in San Francisco! And Happy New Year! :)

    You have given me a few hundred more (HAH) to add to my list woman. Curse, not really.
    Love your post.

  9. Wow I don't think I want to know how long that took you to make. Too many awesome good books.

    Insurgent is on so many peoples lists, it is on mine too :)

  10. WOW, great lists!! I can´t wait for The Golden Lily and Insurgent as soon as I have them in my hands I´m going to drop everything.
    Happy New Year!
    My Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2012

  11. Well you already know some of those are on my Top 10. lol. Thanks for commenting by the way. The Selection and The Immortal Rules are two I'm really looking forward to as well. Great choices!


  12. I gotta love how extensive your list is! :P I picked up a few new ones to add to my TBR along the way so thanks for featuring them. The Immortal Rules is one book I missed on my list that I am so excited for. I'm curious to see Julie's take on vamps.

    Happy New Year! :D

  13. Sheesh, girly-girl! My TBR list is going to be in the thousands because of! Great post. I'll definitely be checking several of these books out.

    Have a wonderful New Year's!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  14. i can't WAIT for like 95% of these books. :drools: so many good books coming out!

  15. Wow your lists are awesome! And insane. I love those tiny covers that must have taken you forever! But they look amazing! :)

    I love the cover collage for January releases. I haven't heard of all of the books but I definitely will be checking a few of them out.

    There are way too many awesome books releasing in January... I think I need to stop blogging and just start reading.

    Oh and I LOVE your "spicy treat" book. xD

    That's awesome that you listed the books by release month. I may stalk this post in case I forget about a few of my non-pre-ordered deadlines.

    AWESOME picks!

  16. That's ALOT of books. Haha there are so many books already out and there are tons more coming out. Ahhh so many books to read. You have some pretty good choices though. I have to catch up on 2011 releases. Haha

  17. Whoa. There's so many books. I like The Golden Lily but I haven't got the chance to read Bloodlines yet. And obviously, everyone has Insurgent on their list. Out of sight, out of time is just super cute. And I also can't wait for pandemonium and The Selection =D

  18. Whoa. There's so many books. I like The Golden Lily but I haven't got the chance to read Bloodlines yet. And obviously, everyone has Insurgent on their list. Out of sight, out of time is just super cute. And I also can't wait for pandemonium and The Selection =D

  19. AWESOME LIST!! Timepiece is really from Kaleb's POV?!!

    It's like Christmas, they are all so pretty!


  20. Love your list! and whoaa 178 books?! Congrats! and Happy New Year :)

  21. First of all, 178 BOOKS!!!!!! You listed some awesome book (Michelle Rowan’s newest book) that I completely forgot about! I actually haven’t read all of the Gallagher Girl books that are out but this one sounds good!!! I’m going to be reading Bloodlines soon (I’ve been worried about it) but I love Adrian!

  22. Oh my, there's so many good books coming out, it's just unbelievable! And I haven't even started many of the series you have there mentioned!
    New follower :)

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by! And happy new year :)

    Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

  23. Great list! I see we have a lot of stuff in common! :) Before I Wake! I need you now! lol! :P And wow, that's a really long post! Must have took ages to link all those little pics!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :D

  24. Oh my god! your list is just... amazing! you are definitely what I can call a bibliophile! eeek love love love your list! so many books to look forward this 2012!

    Here' s my Top 10 Books for 2012

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  25. Amazing books you've got lined up there! Did you get a bit carried away ? ;)

  26. Darling you read so many books! I'm green with envy. The Dark Kiss cover looks like James Dean. LOL. I love James Dean.

  27. OH MY GOSH! I am SO looking forward to WAKE!!!

  28. The Selection seems to be making the rounds on a list, but if it's as good as its gorgeous cover it will be awesome! :)

  29. Wow, that is a lot of book stats! The books from your list that I really, really want to read are THE SELECTION (that dress is amazing), INSURGENT (I have to know what happens next) and WAKE (gorgeous cover + mythology reworked!).

    PS. Happy new year :-)


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