Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: Best of 2012 SO FAR and Giveaway!

I'm combining today's giveaway and best of 2012 post. I'm going to talk about my favorite books so far this year and then I'll give away one of them!

So let's start with the absolutely stunning debut of Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky. Absolutely brilliant - dystopia mixed with fantasy mixed with adventure mixed with Perry, add a strong heroine and squeeze in a few cannibals and some acid rain and you have yourself a fabulous book. It also helps that the writing is flawless.
This has also been an incredible year for contemporaries - four of my favorites are contemps. The first is the lyrical Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. The writing is exceptional and the story is so wonderful. It's a great, artistic book. And then of course, Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard. Amazing. Makes me want to drop everything and just be a global wanderer. Then there's M. Molly Backes debut, The Princesses of Iowa. I wasn't expecting a lot from this book and it totally shook my foundation. I've been pushing it on to everyone I can - especially my high school English teacher friends. I haven't reviewed it yet, but Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols, out in July, is another superb Echols novel. Her books are always quick to be my favorites and Such a Rush is second only to Going Too Far in my heart.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Assassin nuns. 'Nuff said.

I've always loved Robin Hood stories, but Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen is my new favorite. Will Scarlet will never be a man in my mind ever again. And that portrayal of Robin is pretty dang dreamy. \

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (which happens to be hitting shelves today) is high fantasy at its best. This book was so beautiful and so vivid. It's hard to believe that this world doesn't exist somewhere.
Finally, this is a year for the second book. Lots of sequels out - some have lived up to the first book - but these two surpassed the introduction and have earned their place in my favorites. The first is Timepiece by Myra McEntire. I loved Emerson's voice in Hourglass so I was worried about the POV switch. But that risk just made this series unique and that much stronger. Finally, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver was an exceptional sequel. Delirium was good, not great. Pandemonium was superb.
OH and let's not forget The Selection by Kiera Cass. I may or may not be mildly obsessed with this book...

So there you go. My top books of 2012 so far. Now, I'll be giving away one of these books - if you win, you get to choose. Any listed above are up for grabs. Must be 13 to enter and it's international as long as Book Depository ships to you. This is going to be a quick contest and it will be closed to entries at 12:01 AM on Sunday, June 10. I'll contact the winner by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or I wil choose a new winner.

122 comments:

  1. I just finished reading One Moment by Kristina McBride and it was great. The best one I've read in 2012 had to be Entwined though. So awesome! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. There are so many! But I loved Obsidian and Under The Never Sky just off the top of my head.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  3. So far I'm lovin' Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and can't wait for Travis's POV :)

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  4. I loved Pandmonium. It and Partials are in a tie for my favorite books of the year right now!

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  5. I've had so many favorites this year! Topping my list are Crewel by Gennifer Albin; Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers; and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

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  6. I loved Pandemonium so very, very much! And Wanderlove. Oh, and Under the Never Sky. That book is amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on a lot of the books you listed as well. :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
    (Visit my blog to enter my giveaway too!)

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  7. Ready Player One is absolutely a new fave of mine along with the awesome sequels Pandemonium and Insurgent. It's been a great year!!

    Happy BEA from a new follower!!

    Armchair BEA: Best Yet of 2012 and Giveaway Day at Otherwhere.Co

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  8. Hi! :) Ahhh, so many favourites for this year! Cinder, Graceling, Bloodlines (let's pretend that only came out this year haha), Insurgent, Shadow and Bone... I'm probably missing a couple. This really has been an awesome reading year! Thanks so much for the giveaway! It's nice to meet you <3

    Sonia

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  9. Under the Never Sky is on my list!

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  10. My favourite read this year so far is Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Thanks!

    -Riz Bulatao

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  11. My favorite book of the year so far has been Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.

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  12. Storm by Brigid K. would have to be my favorite read so far for 2012! Each characters from the story is just amazing! The twins (Gabriel and Nick) are so HOT! =)

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  13. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and the Clockwork Prince and City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Have been some of my best reads this year, so far.

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  14. I loved 11/22/63 by Stephen King and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. So many good books this year though!

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  15. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is beautiful. The book has mixed reviews, some people dislike its draggy story but I found myself getting immersed in the flow - can't help it, it's just so beautiful. Have you read it? And I'm currently reading Under the Never Sky, and liking it so far! Thank you for the giveaway :D

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  16. I'm in the middle of Shadow and Bone at the moment and loving it! If it keeps it up, it has the potential to definitely be on my 2012 favorites list!

    Oh, and HERE's my Armchair BEA intro post, if you're interested!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  17. Pandemonium is at the top of my list. So is Insurgent and City of Lost Souls. So many to name there are so many good ones!
    Here's my full list of my favorites: http://janaeslifeasamama.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-day-2-best-of-2012.html

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  18. I loved The Selection, too! Can't wait for the next book to come out. I'm Team Maxon all the way. I've also read Graceling recently and loved it.

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  19. My favorite read this year so far is Cinder by M. Meyer.

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  20. I absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green! Probably one of my all time favourites <3

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  21. Ohhhh. So many pretties! My favorite read this year has been The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

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  22. I really liked Insurgent, one of my best reads this year! The Selection was also pretty good :D

    Penny Pe

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  23. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin is one of my faves this year.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway! One of my YA favorites so far is The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean.

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  25. I've read so many great books this year, it would be hard to choose. But I have really been wanting to read Scarlet (on your list above) so I'll leave that as my answer.

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  26. So far my favorite read this year is Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi. Didn't even come out this year, but that's okay. I also loved The Selection, Pretty Amy, and Graffiti Moon :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    PS - Come enter my giveaway! Thanks!

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  27. Grave Mercy is at the top of my list so far. thanks!

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  28. I can't pick a favorite book from this year, but I did manage to narrow it down to ten. You can read my post here!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. My fav read this year Wicked As They Come!

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  30. The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle have been my best read this year, so far. :)

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would have to say Pandemonium, Grave Mercy, and Wanderlove are tops on my list. :)

    Kristilyn
    @ReadingInWinter

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! Nice to drop by here from Armchair BEA. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  33. I really loved The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I love Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It was a great book that didn't suffer from second in the series suckage syndrome.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    - Kate

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  35. favorite book so far is Throne of glass

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  36. One of my favourite books is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein! I can't stop gushing about it.

    Here are books I'm looking forward to at BEA. :)

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  37. Selection looks great as does Grave Mercy!

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  38. A few of my favourites this year: Divergent, Legend, Under the Never Sky, Starters, Life as We Knew It....That's all I can think of. Haha.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. My favorites are the Divergent books by Veronica Roth!

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! I too loved Under the Never Sky but I technically read it last year!

    Here's my Armchair BEA Best of 2012 post and my giveaway post for today!

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  41. Under the Never sky was amazing! I had Pandemonium on my list too! Most of your list I haven't read yet! EEP! I need to get to them soon, I hope. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    My Best of 2012

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  42. One of my favorite books this year is Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent, the second book in her Unbound series. Amazing!

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  43. Christina K.

    My favorite is Incarnate by Jodi Meadows! I love it:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  44. Fun list! You've got several on there that are on my To Read list :o)
    My Best of post can be found here: http://awordsworth.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-of-2012.html

    Awake by Jessica Grey is one of my favorite reads so far - I've got a major weakness for fairy tale retellings ;o)

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  45. So many great books this year, but I think my favorites have been Article 5 by Kristen Simmons, Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck (from what I've read so far), Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

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  46. You have definitely read some great books this year Hannah! I just think there are so many GREAT releases lately - how do we keep up with them all? Hehe.

    Here's a link to my fav books of 2012

    <3

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  47. Hi! I'm trying not to enter all the giveaways - I just don't need all these books. But I've seen The Selection on several blogs this year and interested in reading it.

    Girl Who Reads

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  48. I loved Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard :)

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  49. My favourites were:

    Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
    Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
    Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
    Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
    Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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  50. I've barely read enough books this year to have a favorite but I recently finished Overseas by Beatriz Williams and it was excellent!

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  51. Thank you so much for this giveaway! Pandemonium was definitely one of my favorite books this year, but I haven't read anything else you've mentioned here. I also really loved Cinder, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Book of Blood and Shadow.

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  52. My favorite read so far of 2012 is Nevermore by Kelly Creagh but Partials by Dan Wells is pretty close to it :)

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  53. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I agree with Grave Mercy and Under the Never Sky - they were both great. I really liked Struck, Hemlock, and The Book of Blood and Shadow too.

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  54. i loved Cinder

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  55. Some of my favourite books this year:

    The Selection
    Divergent
    Pushing the Limits

    Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  56. City of lost souls.
    and I want to read The selection and the golden lily.

    thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Just finished Tempest by Julie Cross and I loved it AND I finally just read Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and couldn't put it down

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.com/

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  58. My favourite so far is Cinder! I adored Shadow and Bone too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I actually have a lot of the same favorites so far! Mine are Scarlet, Pandemonium, and The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. I am super excited to read Shadow and Bone as well! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  60. My favourite so far would have to be, hands down, no contest, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

    Here's my list! http://theaussiezombie.blogspot.nl/2012/06/armchair-bea-day-2-best-of-2012-so-far.html

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  61. Awesome books!!! Under the Never Sky is on my list too!!! I adore that book to pieces! And omw Shadow and Bone...LOVE!!! you've got great books here! Thanks for sharing!
    Have fun this week!

    Here are some of my favs: http://wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-of-2012.html

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  62. I keep getting asked this and I never know how to answer! So many great books have been released this year! I've said The Seection and Under the Never Sky. I've said a few others, but I have to say these two right now because I always leave them out: Transcendence by C.J. Omololu and Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg. Some good books right there. :)

    ♥Jessica(:

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  63. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is definitely my favorite of the year so far. Nothing has beaten it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman has been one of my favourites this year! Thanks.

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  65. I loved the selection, one of my favorites this year so far, Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  66. I really truly loved "The Selection" as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I don't have my favs of 2012 list up yet but feel free to pop over and visit me at Stiletto Storytime if you get a chance! Have a great Armchair BEA week and it's nice to "meet" you and your blog!

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime

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  67. So many of these are ones I want to read SO badly! Wanderlove is on my list, and I LOVED Graffiti Moon. Fantastic choices, makes me want to read all the others as soon as possible.

    Thank you for doing the giveaway!
    My Armchair BEA 2012 List

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  68. I haven't read any of these books, but I'd love to :)
    My favorites are here:
    Fighting Dreamer

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway!I loved Under the Never Sky, it was such a refreshing read!

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway!big sky country by linda l. miller.

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  71. My favorite book this year is TFioS of course!

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  72. So far my favorite book I have read this year was A Need so Beautiful. I just really enjoyed this one and can't wait to read A Want so Wicked.

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  73. The Immortal Rules was one of my favorites so far! And here is my post: http://kaitlyninbookland.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchairbea-day-2-giveaway-day.html

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  74. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross! LOVED it!

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  75. Pandemonium, The Selection, The Immortal Rules, and Collision.

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  76. I would choose to win GRAVE MERCY. Love the cover, and it sounds amazing.

    You can check out my 2012/Giveaway post here: http://www.literallyjen.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-of-2012-giveaway-int-but-only-open-to-armchair-bea-participants/

    Twitter: @LiterallyJen

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  77. I would love to read most of those... many are on my TBR list. I have been slacking lately- lots of re-reads!

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  78. The Catastrophic of History of You and Me! Ah-mazing!! <3

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  79. My favorites so far this year have been Black Heart and I Hunt Killers! Great stuff.

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  80. I loved Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout!! And I loved Kill me softly!! :) <3 <3 I really need to read Under the never sky!! :) And I agree about Timepiece - it is a great book, and Kaleb totally rocks! :D
    Hope you're having fun today! Enjoy aBEA! ;)
    Here's my link: http://neabarabea.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-reads-of-2012-so-far.html

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  81. I loved pandemonium, insurgent, city of lost souls and sweet evil.

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  82. So far this year?
    I loved:
    Divergent Veronica Roth
    Immortal Rules- Julie Kagawa
    Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side- Beth Fantaskey
    The Darlings- Cristina Alger
    One Breath Away- Heather Gudenkauf
    Hex Hall- Rachel Hawkins

    If I won, well, Under the Never Sky would have to be the one I pick.

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  83. I loved so many of the books on your list, and have a bunch more on my TBR! Great giveaway!

    Here's my Best of 2012!

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  84. This year, I loved the Fault in Our Stars, Bitterblue, Pandemonium, and Obsidian!

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  85. Great list! Most of the ones you chose are either on my bookshelf (have read and loved), on my nightstand (waiting to be devoured), or on my TBR shelf (Why aren't there more hours in the day?).

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Like many others I'm sure, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has been a favorite of mine so far this year.

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

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  86. There's so many amazing books I've read this year; Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, The Gathering Darkness (The UK title for Shadows and Bone by Leigh Bardugo), Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, The Immortal Rules.... I could go on forever!

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  87. So far I've loved: The Immortal Rules, Blackout, Insurgent, Grave Mercy, City of Lost Souls, Pure, and Article 5!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  88. I actually haven't read any that you've listed but many of them are on my to-read list! My favourite of the year so far was Cinder :)
    -Angelya
    www.oakenbookcase.com

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  89. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons is my favorite book by far this year. It is just FANTASTIC! Under the Never Sky was my first read of the year and I really enjoyed it as well!

    Thank you for a great giveaway! I am hosting up one as well and you're more than welcome to check it out :)
    Leila | The Fiction Pixie

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  90. I want to read Scarlet so bad! It's kind of my thing to pair YAL with original story (esp. if taught in school), and this is a hopeful pairing.

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  91. Storm of Swords, Blood Red Road, and Waterfall were some of my favorites this year! :D

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  92. The best was Shatter me but only because I didn't read (yet) The fault in our stars :((( but I will.

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  93. There are so many books this year that I've liked. It's been a good year. A few favorites: Shadow and Bone, Grave Mercy, Cinder. Here's my post: http://www.leeanna.me/?p=1974

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  94. So far I've really enjoyed So Close To You by Rachel Carter, My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and so many other's. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    Armchair Bea Introudction @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  95. I really liked The Selection.

    Thanks.

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  96. My facorite read so far this year would have to be Preservation by Rachael Wade! Thanks for the giveaway!! These are all awesome books!!

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  97. I really liked The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore!

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  98. My favorite books so far this year have been Insurgent by Veronica Roth, The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and The Statistical Probablility of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith!!! I thought these were absolutely fantastic!

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  99. Thanks so much for the giveaway! As for my favorite book for 2012, well that difficult. I'd have to say Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins and Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. Yea...it a long list, hehehe.

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  100. i loved code name verity. it was really intense and not at all what i expected, but i totally ended up loving it : )

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  101. Awesome choices here! There are just so many books to choose from. A few I chose are here in my post. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  102. I loved Under the Never Sky, Silence by Michele Sagara, Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris, Grave Mercy, Scarlet, Article 5, Graffiti Moon.....and many mooooorrre! Thanks for the giveaway!It is much appreciated!!!!

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  103. So far Gillespie and I by Jane Harris is my favorite book.

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  104. My favorite book I've read this year was Eon by Alison Goodman. My favorite new book for 2012 was probably Pandemonium :)

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  105. I loved Bitterblue, Pandemonium, Finnikin of the ROck, Wanderlove and so much more! (entering giveaway under name "Leann")

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  106. So far this year I've really loved Divergent. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  107. One of my favorite books this years is Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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  108. Grave Mercy, The Selection, and Under the Never Sky are three of my favorites for this year, too! I haven't read the others yet. :-)

    I hope you're having a great week!

    My Day 2 Post

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  109. So far two of my favorite reads this year are Drowning Instinct (totally amazing!) and Such A Rush (also amazing!). I read Drowning Instinct back in January and I still think about it all the time.

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  110. My favorite books of 2012 so far are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Wonder by RJ Palacio

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  111. My fave of the books I have read this year is If I Stay. here's my best of post: http://layoffthebooks.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/my-five-faves-of-2012-so-far/

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  112. The ones I chose as tops in my post were INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows, SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoë Marriott, ORDINARY MAGIC by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, GRAVE MERCY by Robin Lafevers, ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis, and SHADOW & BONE by Leigh Bardugo.

    My top sequels were BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore, WAKING STORMS by Sarah Porter, INSURGENT by Veronica Roth, HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand.

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  113. Some of my favorites include Cinder, Under the never Sky, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, and Illuminate :]

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  114. So far this year I have really enjoyed: Cinder, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Everneath, Insurgent, and Grave Mercy

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  115. I actually finished one today that is a new favorite. The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy. I love historicals. There are some among your favorites that I want to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. My two favorites this year are adult - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs and Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones. But I read the Soul Screamers series (to date) by Rachel Vincent and I absolutely loved it over everything!

    Thanks for yet another great giveaway!!

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  117. Great post! I've heard a lot of good things about your choices, I've definitely got to read them soon. I agree that Pandemonium & Grave Mercy were absolutely amazing! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  118. Oops, commented before I read the rafflecopter. I really enjoyed the two I mentioned above, and Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler, Owly by Adam Runton (don't judge, most ADORABLE book on the universe :D) and Divergent.

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  119. I loved Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey and Legend by Marie Lu.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: Best of 2012 SO FAR and Giveaway!

I'm combining today's giveaway and best of 2012 post. I'm going to talk about my favorite books so far this year and then I'll give away one of them!

So let's start with the absolutely stunning debut of Veronica Rossi's Under the Never Sky. Absolutely brilliant - dystopia mixed with fantasy mixed with adventure mixed with Perry, add a strong heroine and squeeze in a few cannibals and some acid rain and you have yourself a fabulous book. It also helps that the writing is flawless.
This has also been an incredible year for contemporaries - four of my favorites are contemps. The first is the lyrical Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. The writing is exceptional and the story is so wonderful. It's a great, artistic book. And then of course, Wanderlove by Kristin Hubbard. Amazing. Makes me want to drop everything and just be a global wanderer. Then there's M. Molly Backes debut, The Princesses of Iowa. I wasn't expecting a lot from this book and it totally shook my foundation. I've been pushing it on to everyone I can - especially my high school English teacher friends. I haven't reviewed it yet, but Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols, out in July, is another superb Echols novel. Her books are always quick to be my favorites and Such a Rush is second only to Going Too Far in my heart.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. Assassin nuns. 'Nuff said.

I've always loved Robin Hood stories, but Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen is my new favorite. Will Scarlet will never be a man in my mind ever again. And that portrayal of Robin is pretty dang dreamy. \

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (which happens to be hitting shelves today) is high fantasy at its best. This book was so beautiful and so vivid. It's hard to believe that this world doesn't exist somewhere.
Finally, this is a year for the second book. Lots of sequels out - some have lived up to the first book - but these two surpassed the introduction and have earned their place in my favorites. The first is Timepiece by Myra McEntire. I loved Emerson's voice in Hourglass so I was worried about the POV switch. But that risk just made this series unique and that much stronger. Finally, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver was an exceptional sequel. Delirium was good, not great. Pandemonium was superb.
OH and let's not forget The Selection by Kiera Cass. I may or may not be mildly obsessed with this book...

So there you go. My top books of 2012 so far. Now, I'll be giving away one of these books - if you win, you get to choose. Any listed above are up for grabs. Must be 13 to enter and it's international as long as Book Depository ships to you. This is going to be a quick contest and it will be closed to entries at 12:01 AM on Sunday, June 10. I'll contact the winner by email. Winner must respond within 48 hours or I wil choose a new winner.

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  1. I just finished reading One Moment by Kristina McBride and it was great. The best one I've read in 2012 had to be Entwined though. So awesome! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  2. There are so many! But I loved Obsidian and Under The Never Sky just off the top of my head.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  3. So far I'm lovin' Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and can't wait for Travis's POV :)

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  4. I loved Pandmonium. It and Partials are in a tie for my favorite books of the year right now!

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  5. I've had so many favorites this year! Topping my list are Crewel by Gennifer Albin; Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers; and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

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  6. I loved Pandemonium so very, very much! And Wanderlove. Oh, and Under the Never Sky. That book is amazing! I can't wait to get my hands on a lot of the books you listed as well. :)

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl
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  7. Ready Player One is absolutely a new fave of mine along with the awesome sequels Pandemonium and Insurgent. It's been a great year!!

    Happy BEA from a new follower!!

    Armchair BEA: Best Yet of 2012 and Giveaway Day at Otherwhere.Co

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  8. Hi! :) Ahhh, so many favourites for this year! Cinder, Graceling, Bloodlines (let's pretend that only came out this year haha), Insurgent, Shadow and Bone... I'm probably missing a couple. This really has been an awesome reading year! Thanks so much for the giveaway! It's nice to meet you <3

    Sonia

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  9. Under the Never Sky is on my list!

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  10. My favourite read this year so far is Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Thanks!

    -Riz Bulatao

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  11. My favorite book of the year so far has been Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins.

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  12. Storm by Brigid K. would have to be my favorite read so far for 2012! Each characters from the story is just amazing! The twins (Gabriel and Nick) are so HOT! =)

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  13. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and the Clockwork Prince and City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. Have been some of my best reads this year, so far.

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  14. I loved 11/22/63 by Stephen King and Wonder by R.J. Palacio. So many good books this year though!

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  15. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater is beautiful. The book has mixed reviews, some people dislike its draggy story but I found myself getting immersed in the flow - can't help it, it's just so beautiful. Have you read it? And I'm currently reading Under the Never Sky, and liking it so far! Thank you for the giveaway :D

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  16. I'm in the middle of Shadow and Bone at the moment and loving it! If it keeps it up, it has the potential to definitely be on my 2012 favorites list!

    Oh, and HERE's my Armchair BEA intro post, if you're interested!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

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  17. Pandemonium is at the top of my list. So is Insurgent and City of Lost Souls. So many to name there are so many good ones!
    Here's my full list of my favorites: http://janaeslifeasamama.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-day-2-best-of-2012.html

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  18. I loved The Selection, too! Can't wait for the next book to come out. I'm Team Maxon all the way. I've also read Graceling recently and loved it.

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  19. My favorite read this year so far is Cinder by M. Meyer.

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  20. I absolutely loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green! Probably one of my all time favourites <3

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  21. Ohhhh. So many pretties! My favorite read this year has been The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

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  22. I really liked Insurgent, one of my best reads this year! The Selection was also pretty good :D

    Penny Pe

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  23. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin is one of my faves this year.

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  24. Thanks for the giveaway! One of my YA favorites so far is The White Darkness by Geraldine McCaughrean.

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  25. I've read so many great books this year, it would be hard to choose. But I have really been wanting to read Scarlet (on your list above) so I'll leave that as my answer.

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  26. So far my favorite read this year is Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi. Didn't even come out this year, but that's okay. I also loved The Selection, Pretty Amy, and Graffiti Moon :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

    PS - Come enter my giveaway! Thanks!

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  27. Grave Mercy is at the top of my list so far. thanks!

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  28. I can't pick a favorite book from this year, but I did manage to narrow it down to ten. You can read my post here!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. My fav read this year Wicked As They Come!

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  30. The Breakaway by Michelle Davidson Argyle have been my best read this year, so far. :)

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I would have to say Pandemonium, Grave Mercy, and Wanderlove are tops on my list. :)

    Kristilyn
    @ReadingInWinter

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! Nice to drop by here from Armchair BEA. :)

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

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  33. I really loved The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I love Insurgent by Veronica Roth. It was a great book that didn't suffer from second in the series suckage syndrome.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    - Kate

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  35. favorite book so far is Throne of glass

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  36. One of my favourite books is Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein! I can't stop gushing about it.

    Here are books I'm looking forward to at BEA. :)

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  37. Selection looks great as does Grave Mercy!

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  38. A few of my favourites this year: Divergent, Legend, Under the Never Sky, Starters, Life as We Knew It....That's all I can think of. Haha.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. My favorites are the Divergent books by Veronica Roth!

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  40. Thanks for the giveaway! I too loved Under the Never Sky but I technically read it last year!

    Here's my Armchair BEA Best of 2012 post and my giveaway post for today!

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  41. Under the Never sky was amazing! I had Pandemonium on my list too! Most of your list I haven't read yet! EEP! I need to get to them soon, I hope. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    My Best of 2012

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  42. One of my favorite books this year is Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent, the second book in her Unbound series. Amazing!

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  43. Christina K.

    My favorite is Incarnate by Jodi Meadows! I love it:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  44. Fun list! You've got several on there that are on my To Read list :o)
    My Best of post can be found here: http://awordsworth.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-of-2012.html

    Awake by Jessica Grey is one of my favorite reads so far - I've got a major weakness for fairy tale retellings ;o)

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  45. So many great books this year, but I think my favorites have been Article 5 by Kristen Simmons, Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck (from what I've read so far), Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo.

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  46. You have definitely read some great books this year Hannah! I just think there are so many GREAT releases lately - how do we keep up with them all? Hehe.

    Here's a link to my fav books of 2012

    <3

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  47. Hi! I'm trying not to enter all the giveaways - I just don't need all these books. But I've seen The Selection on several blogs this year and interested in reading it.

    Girl Who Reads

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  48. I loved Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard :)

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  49. My favourites were:

    Of Poseidon by Anna Banks
    Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
    Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
    Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
    Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

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  50. I've barely read enough books this year to have a favorite but I recently finished Overseas by Beatriz Williams and it was excellent!

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  51. Thank you so much for this giveaway! Pandemonium was definitely one of my favorite books this year, but I haven't read anything else you've mentioned here. I also really loved Cinder, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Book of Blood and Shadow.

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  52. My favorite read so far of 2012 is Nevermore by Kelly Creagh but Partials by Dan Wells is pretty close to it :)

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  53. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I agree with Grave Mercy and Under the Never Sky - they were both great. I really liked Struck, Hemlock, and The Book of Blood and Shadow too.

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  54. i loved Cinder

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  55. Some of my favourite books this year:

    The Selection
    Divergent
    Pushing the Limits

    Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  56. City of lost souls.
    and I want to read The selection and the golden lily.

    thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Just finished Tempest by Julie Cross and I loved it AND I finally just read Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and couldn't put it down

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    http://girlsjustreading.blogspot.com/

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  58. My favourite so far is Cinder! I adored Shadow and Bone too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I actually have a lot of the same favorites so far! Mine are Scarlet, Pandemonium, and The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. I am super excited to read Shadow and Bone as well! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  60. My favourite so far would have to be, hands down, no contest, Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma.

    Here's my list! http://theaussiezombie.blogspot.nl/2012/06/armchair-bea-day-2-best-of-2012-so-far.html

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  61. Awesome books!!! Under the Never Sky is on my list too!!! I adore that book to pieces! And omw Shadow and Bone...LOVE!!! you've got great books here! Thanks for sharing!
    Have fun this week!

    Here are some of my favs: http://wordsareinnermusic.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-of-2012.html

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  62. I keep getting asked this and I never know how to answer! So many great books have been released this year! I've said The Seection and Under the Never Sky. I've said a few others, but I have to say these two right now because I always leave them out: Transcendence by C.J. Omololu and Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg. Some good books right there. :)

    ♥Jessica(:

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  63. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi is definitely my favorite of the year so far. Nothing has beaten it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman has been one of my favourites this year! Thanks.

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  65. I loved the selection, one of my favorites this year so far, Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  66. I really truly loved "The Selection" as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I don't have my favs of 2012 list up yet but feel free to pop over and visit me at Stiletto Storytime if you get a chance! Have a great Armchair BEA week and it's nice to "meet" you and your blog!

    Courtney
    Stiletto Storytime

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  67. So many of these are ones I want to read SO badly! Wanderlove is on my list, and I LOVED Graffiti Moon. Fantastic choices, makes me want to read all the others as soon as possible.

    Thank you for doing the giveaway!
    My Armchair BEA 2012 List

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  68. I haven't read any of these books, but I'd love to :)
    My favorites are here:
    Fighting Dreamer

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  69. Thanks for the giveaway!I loved Under the Never Sky, it was such a refreshing read!

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway!big sky country by linda l. miller.

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  71. My favorite book this year is TFioS of course!

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  72. So far my favorite book I have read this year was A Need so Beautiful. I just really enjoyed this one and can't wait to read A Want so Wicked.

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  73. The Immortal Rules was one of my favorites so far! And here is my post: http://kaitlyninbookland.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchairbea-day-2-giveaway-day.html

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  74. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross! LOVED it!

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  75. Pandemonium, The Selection, The Immortal Rules, and Collision.

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  76. I would choose to win GRAVE MERCY. Love the cover, and it sounds amazing.

    You can check out my 2012/Giveaway post here: http://www.literallyjen.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-of-2012-giveaway-int-but-only-open-to-armchair-bea-participants/

    Twitter: @LiterallyJen

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  77. I would love to read most of those... many are on my TBR list. I have been slacking lately- lots of re-reads!

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  78. The Catastrophic of History of You and Me! Ah-mazing!! <3

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  79. My favorites so far this year have been Black Heart and I Hunt Killers! Great stuff.

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  80. I loved Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout!! And I loved Kill me softly!! :) <3 <3 I really need to read Under the never sky!! :) And I agree about Timepiece - it is a great book, and Kaleb totally rocks! :D
    Hope you're having fun today! Enjoy aBEA! ;)
    Here's my link: http://neabarabea.blogspot.com/2012/06/armchair-bea-best-reads-of-2012-so-far.html

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  81. I loved pandemonium, insurgent, city of lost souls and sweet evil.

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  82. So far this year?
    I loved:
    Divergent Veronica Roth
    Immortal Rules- Julie Kagawa
    Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side- Beth Fantaskey
    The Darlings- Cristina Alger
    One Breath Away- Heather Gudenkauf
    Hex Hall- Rachel Hawkins

    If I won, well, Under the Never Sky would have to be the one I pick.

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  83. I loved so many of the books on your list, and have a bunch more on my TBR! Great giveaway!

    Here's my Best of 2012!

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  84. This year, I loved the Fault in Our Stars, Bitterblue, Pandemonium, and Obsidian!

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  85. Great list! Most of the ones you chose are either on my bookshelf (have read and loved), on my nightstand (waiting to be devoured), or on my TBR shelf (Why aren't there more hours in the day?).

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Like many others I'm sure, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green has been a favorite of mine so far this year.

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

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  86. There's so many amazing books I've read this year; Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, The Gathering Darkness (The UK title for Shadows and Bone by Leigh Bardugo), Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Of Poseidon by Anna Banks, The Immortal Rules.... I could go on forever!

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  87. So far I've loved: The Immortal Rules, Blackout, Insurgent, Grave Mercy, City of Lost Souls, Pure, and Article 5!

    Thanks,
    Leanne

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  88. I actually haven't read any that you've listed but many of them are on my to-read list! My favourite of the year so far was Cinder :)
    -Angelya
    www.oakenbookcase.com

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  89. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons is my favorite book by far this year. It is just FANTASTIC! Under the Never Sky was my first read of the year and I really enjoyed it as well!

    Thank you for a great giveaway! I am hosting up one as well and you're more than welcome to check it out :)
    Leila | The Fiction Pixie

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  90. I want to read Scarlet so bad! It's kind of my thing to pair YAL with original story (esp. if taught in school), and this is a hopeful pairing.

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  91. Storm of Swords, Blood Red Road, and Waterfall were some of my favorites this year! :D

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  92. The best was Shatter me but only because I didn't read (yet) The fault in our stars :((( but I will.

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  93. There are so many books this year that I've liked. It's been a good year. A few favorites: Shadow and Bone, Grave Mercy, Cinder. Here's my post: http://www.leeanna.me/?p=1974

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  94. So far I've really enjoyed So Close To You by Rachel Carter, My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick, Grave Mercy by Robin LaFever, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and so many other's. :)

    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    Armchair Bea Introudction @ A Soul Unsung
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  95. I really liked The Selection.

    Thanks.

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  96. My facorite read so far this year would have to be Preservation by Rachael Wade! Thanks for the giveaway!! These are all awesome books!!

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  97. I really liked The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore!

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  98. My favorite books so far this year have been Insurgent by Veronica Roth, The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa and The Statistical Probablility of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith!!! I thought these were absolutely fantastic!

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  99. Thanks so much for the giveaway! As for my favorite book for 2012, well that difficult. I'd have to say Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkins and Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. Yea...it a long list, hehehe.

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  100. i loved code name verity. it was really intense and not at all what i expected, but i totally ended up loving it : )

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  101. Awesome choices here! There are just so many books to choose from. A few I chose are here in my post. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  102. I loved Under the Never Sky, Silence by Michele Sagara, Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris, Grave Mercy, Scarlet, Article 5, Graffiti Moon.....and many mooooorrre! Thanks for the giveaway!It is much appreciated!!!!

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  103. So far Gillespie and I by Jane Harris is my favorite book.

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  104. My favorite book I've read this year was Eon by Alison Goodman. My favorite new book for 2012 was probably Pandemonium :)

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  105. I loved Bitterblue, Pandemonium, Finnikin of the ROck, Wanderlove and so much more! (entering giveaway under name "Leann")

    Thank you for the chance to win! :)

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  106. So far this year I've really loved Divergent. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  107. One of my favorite books this years is Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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  108. Grave Mercy, The Selection, and Under the Never Sky are three of my favorites for this year, too! I haven't read the others yet. :-)

    I hope you're having a great week!

    My Day 2 Post

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  109. So far two of my favorite reads this year are Drowning Instinct (totally amazing!) and Such A Rush (also amazing!). I read Drowning Instinct back in January and I still think about it all the time.

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  110. My favorite books of 2012 so far are The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Wonder by RJ Palacio

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  111. My fave of the books I have read this year is If I Stay. here's my best of post: http://layoffthebooks.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/my-five-faves-of-2012-so-far/

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  112. The ones I chose as tops in my post were INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows, SHADOWS ON THE MOON by Zoë Marriott, ORDINARY MAGIC by Caitlen Rubino-Bradway, GRAVE MERCY by Robin Lafevers, ENCHANTED by Alethea Kontis, and SHADOW & BONE by Leigh Bardugo.

    My top sequels were BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore, WAKING STORMS by Sarah Porter, INSURGENT by Veronica Roth, HALLOWED by Cynthia Hand.

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  113. Some of my favorites include Cinder, Under the never Sky, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, and Illuminate :]

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  114. So far this year I have really enjoyed: Cinder, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, Everneath, Insurgent, and Grave Mercy

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  115. I actually finished one today that is a new favorite. The Queen's Pleasure by Brandy Purdy. I love historicals. There are some among your favorites that I want to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. My two favorites this year are adult - Fair Game by Patricia Briggs and Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones. But I read the Soul Screamers series (to date) by Rachel Vincent and I absolutely loved it over everything!

    Thanks for yet another great giveaway!!

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  117. Great post! I've heard a lot of good things about your choices, I've definitely got to read them soon. I agree that Pandemonium & Grave Mercy were absolutely amazing! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  118. Oops, commented before I read the rafflecopter. I really enjoyed the two I mentioned above, and Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler, Owly by Adam Runton (don't judge, most ADORABLE book on the universe :D) and Divergent.

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  119. I loved Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey and Legend by Marie Lu.

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