12 Favorites of 2012

What a fall!  I've been madly busy settling into a new job with little time to breathe, let alone blog!  I hope to do much better spotlighting Jillicious reads in 2013.  To get things rolling, I am posting twelve of my favorites from 2012:

1.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Creative sci fi re-imagining of Cinderella where the star of the show is a cyborg. :)    

2.  The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Courts, intrigue, betrayal, plot twists and turns! ... The False Prince has it all. 

3.  The Fault in My Stars by John Green
Two terminally-ill teens desperately trying to fully live out their days. Powerful novel that will stay with you long after the final page.   

4.  Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Narrowly escaping an abusive, arranged marriage, Ismae finds refuge in a convent.  There she discovers she is the daughter of Death himself and is trained to become his assassin. And then she meets Duval.  :) 

5.  Keeping the Castle  by Patrice Kindl
Delightful blend of Pride and Prejudice, Emma and I Capture the Castle for young adults.

6.  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Beautifully written story of a gorilla and other circus animals living in a run-down mall.  Based on a true story, this moving novel will touch your heart. 

7.  Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 
When Taylor's father is diagnosed with terminal cancer, the family spends their final summer together at the lake.  Lovely story of family, loss, and healing. 

8.  Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Compelling fantasy set in Czarist Russia, a dark mix of complex characters, adventure, court drama, and magic. 

9.  Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal
Outstanding biography shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of the man that truly changed our world.  

10.  This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Jon Klassen follows up I Want My Hat Back with another clever, darkly-hilarious picture book. 
11.  Wonder by R.J. Palacio 
Beautiful story of a boy with an abnormal face who just wants to be treated like a normal kid.

12.  Z is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
Comical, fresh take on the ABC book.  A riotous romp!   

1 comment:

  1. Loved Grave Mercy! It was definitely one of my favorites of 2012 too. :]

    I haven't read any of the others but I've heard really good things about them.



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