Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Challenges!

As if you didn't already know, 2013 is sure to be filled with many different, exciting books. My plan is to read them ALL and complete some challenges doing it. Ok, so mayve reading them all isn't really being realistic, but I certainly do want to read them all lol So as I am reading into 2013, here are the things I hope to accomplish by the end of the year:

Challenge #1: Read 75 books by the end of the year
This year I think I started wit my challenge being only 50 because of school and other personal things. But then I supassed that by a long shot and was like oh forget it. And then I upped it to 65 and then I surpassed that too. So then I went to 75 and I couldn't meet it. But this year, in 2013, I want to meet and surpass it. I'm going to originally start with that so there's no confusion and no messing it up as I go along. 

Challenge #2: ABC 
Although I tried this last year, it was my first real year in blogging and I wasn't really that conscience of it. This year I plan to remember that there is a puspose for me to be reading all these and to knock out each letter as quickly as possible.

Challenge #3: 2013 TBR pile
In case you can't already tell, my TBR pile is out of control. I want so bad to trim it down, but I keep getting more and more books smh like I can read them all at once or something. It really is bad... So, in order to trim it down, I plan to join this challenge in hopes to clean up my shelves a little bit.

Challenge #4: New Adult Challenge
This new genre is coming and making a huge splash in the industry and I am definitely excited. I read a couple books that were considered New Adult this year and I loved them. I hope to find more that I love in 2013!

The bad thing about these challenges.... They can't overlap. One is only for 2013 releases and the other is just for 2012 and later releases. Hopefully I can work out a rhythm to get and keep me on track for them both.... 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Resolutions for 2013!

Ok, I know with most people these never get done, but this year I'm making a RESOLUTION to keep my New Year's Resolutions! (If that makes sense lol) The things I want to incorporate to my blog are things that I've learned from other bloggers as well as interacting with some publishers. So, here are the things you will see in 2013 here at Take Me Away...: 

1. More interactions with authors! I got my first taste of that from Twitter, but in order to get my blog out there more, I want to incorporate some more interaction with authors.

2. More interaction with just bloggers period. Before this year I was a shy person. I hated talking to anyone, including bloggers. I didn't like initiating conversation or anything of that nature, so I missed out on a lot of great books and friends. But now, I realize that the more people I talk to, the more people talk to me and that not all of the bigger bloggers are stuck up like I thought lol

3. More giveaways! I had my first one this past year and it wasn't the greatest. But this year, I want to have wayyy more.

4. Be more organized! I want to develop a better rhythm so that way I can effectively become a better blogger. I have already created a type of system, and I want to incorporate that more into things such as a calendar or something to help me keep track of which post goes where.

5. I also plan to change the way my reviews are. I want to add better content and more things like my fave quotes and things like that.


So, out with the old and in with the new! Can't wait to show the world what Take Me Away has in store for 2013! Thank you for reading all that I have posted now! I really appreciate your following me!

What are some things you want to do different on your blog in 2013???

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #25


This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we bought, traded, received for review, or borrowed. It is held by Tynga's Reviews. 

For Review: 
Indigo Awakening (The Hunted, #1)Hooked
Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane
Hooked by Liz Fichera

Thank you NetGalley and Harlequin Teen for both of these!

Bought: 
Entice
Entice by Jessica Shirvington*
(This was .99 cents! I HAD to grab it!)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
(I have had this book in my possession numerous times and have YET to read it. I'm changing that soon!)
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Received for Christmas: 
Ragamuffin by Tobias S. Blackwell
(Apperantly this one was .99 cents too and my sister just HAD to get it for me... Too bad its the 2nd in a series -__-) 

I also got a $50, $20, and another $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble. 

Received from another blogger:
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Yes you are seeing this right!!!! One of my most anticipated reads of 2013! Woop I was sooooo excited! A huge thank you goes out to Molli over at Once Upon A Prologue! I can't wait to dive into it!!!!!

So what did you all get this week?!


Friday, December 28, 2012

Follow Friday: The book that EVERYONE should read!

How does this work? First you leave your name on their post, (using the linky tool) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to the post. Then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!
This week's featured blog is: Meg  @ The Book Asylum
Q. WHAT BOOK DO YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD READ? IF YOU COULD GIFT THE ENTIRE POPULATION WITH ONE BOOK?

A: My answer isn't just one book, but a series. The series that I would gift the world with is the Harry Potter series. Reason being, there was just something for everyone in that series. Fantasy, romance, friends, family, loyalty, just everything. And it wasn't just for one specific genre. They started at 11 and it followed them until they were teens and then featured an epilogue when they were adults. It was all very exciting for me when I first read it and I'm sure it would be the same for those that haven't read it before. 
Harry Potter Boxset (Harry Potter, #1-7) 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 12/26/12

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting on this Wednesday. It's held by the amazing Jill over at Breaking the Spine. 

This Wednesday I'm waiting on a book that's been on plenty of other blogger's radar. Why? Because it sounds amazing!


The only thing worse than forgetting her past... is remembering it.

When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.

Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.

Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.


Scheduled Release Date: March 5, 2013
Published By: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux (BYR)

So, what are YOU waiting on this week?!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays from Take Me Away!

*Image taken from Google

Happy Holidays from Take me Away! I hope Santa was good to you all and that you received EVERYTHING you wanted! I hope all of you got lots and lots of books and no coal! Overall, my favorite part has been spending time with my family! The fact that they are still around and able to spend this special time with me is the best present of all. 

So, eat, drink, and be merry!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 LOVE,
NIKKI!

Top Ten Tuesday: Freebie!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.    

This week's topic is:
December 25: Top Ten Tuesday Freebie (so that those too busy celebrating won't miss a topic)
These are in no particular order.

I was able to schedule mine to post last week, so I thought up a really great topic. My topic for today is:

Top Ten YA Boys I want to get under the Mistletoe tonight!

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)If I Stay (If I Stay #1)Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)
Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3)Shade (Shade, #1)Time Between Us
Deity (Covenant, #3)The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)Anna and the French Kiss
Something Like Normal

1. Noah  from Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry  
“If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.” 
― Katie McGarryPushing the Limits

2. Adam from If I Stay and Where She Went by Gayle Forman.
“Please Mia," he implores. "Don't make me write a song.” 
― Gayle FormanIf I Stay

3. Alex Fuentes Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
“You once said you loved me. Do you still?"
My sister is watching this exchange between us. She smiles warmly at me, giving me the strength to tell him the truth. "I never stopped loving you. Even when I tried desperately to forget you. I couldn't.” 
― Simone ElkelesPerfect Chemistry

4. Luis Fuentes  from Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
“We deserve each other, Luis … and I need you just as much as you need me. Hold me.”
He steps closer, but hesitates. 
“If I do, mi chava, I can’t promise I’ll be able to let you go.” 
― Simone ElkelesChain Reaction

5. Zach from Shade, Shift, and Shine by Jeri Smith Ready. 
“Instead I crawled next to him, snuggling close. "Zach, wake up."
"Can't. Sleeping."
I pressed my mouth to his in a full, deep kiss.
"Second thought, not sleeping.” 
― Jeri Smith-ReadyShine

6.  Bennett. From The Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
“I don’t stay anywhere. I visit. I observe. I leave. I don’t ever stay.”I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with this information. Tell him to leave? Tell him to stay? But I don’t have time to consider any other alternatives, because he scoots in closer and brings his hands to my face, and I fall back into the bookcase as he kisses me with this intensity—like he wants to be here, and if he kisses me just long enough, deeply enough, none of what he just said will actually be true.” 
― Tamara Ireland StoneTime Between Us

7.  Aiden. From Half-Blood, Pure, and Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Honestly, how many of you all knew that he would be on here? lol) 
“I can’t keep pretending that I don’t want this – that I don’t want you. I can’t. Not after what happened to you. It thought… I thought I’d lost you, Alex, forever. And I would’ve lost everything. You are my everything.” 
― Jennifer L. ArmentroutDeity

8. Noah Shaw. From The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and the Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
“You can't hurt me the way you think you can. But even if you could? I would rather die with the taste of you on my tongue than live and never touch you again. I'm in love with you, Mara. I love you. No matter what you do.” 
― Michelle HodkinThe Evolution of Mara Dyer

9.  Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
“I trail my fingers across his cheek. He stays perfectly still for me. “Please stop apologizing, √Čtienne.”
“Say my name again,” he whispers.
I close my eyes and lean forward. “√Čtienne.”
He takes my hands into his.Those perfect hands, that fit mine just so. “Anna?”
Our foreheads touch. “Yes?”
“Will you please tell me you love me? I’m dying here.”
And then we’re laughing. And then I’m in his arms, and we’re kissing, at first quickly—to make up for lost time—and then slowly, because we have all
the time in the world. And his lips are soft and honey sweet, and the careful, passionate way he moves them against my own says that he savors the way I
taste, too.
And in between kisses, I tell him I love him.
Again and again and again.” 
― Stephanie PerkinsAnna and the French Kiss

10. Travis from Something Like Normal by Trish Doller.
“Yeah, well, I don't really want to kick you when you're down, but mostly for some crazy reason"- her face tilts up and she gives me this shy little grin-"I think you might be worth it.” 
― Trish DollerSomething Like Normal

*RUNNER UPS!*

Shade (Shade, #1)
1. Logan from Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
“He leaned in. “Kiss me, one last time.” I called up a distant memory of his lips against mine. But this time, I kept my eyes open.
When he pulled back, Logan passed his hand over my hair. “Don’t forget me, okay?” 
― Jeri Smith-ReadyShade

The Fault in Our Stars
2. Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I'm in love with you," he said quietly."Augustus," I said.
"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.” 
― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry, #2)
3. Carlos  from Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. 
“Tonight was... well, it was perfect for me too. You've turned my world upside down. I've fallen in love with you, chica, and it scares the fuckin' shit outta me. I've been shakin' all night, because I knew it.I've tried to deny it, to make you think I wanted you as a fake girlfriend, but that was a lie.” 
― Simone ElkelesRules of Attraction

Welp, those are the boys I want to get under the mistletoe! (Judging by the quotes, can you blame me?!)
What boys (or girls) do you want to take underneath it?!



Monday, December 24, 2012

Cover Crazy Monday's!

I'm starting this meme on Mondays here because I am a HUGE fan of covers. I'm one of those people that will buy a book just because I like the cover and I want to share my love with them for you all! 

So this week, I'm sharing with y'all a fairly new cover that was just released sometime last week. It's from an author whose work I know well, Miranda Kenneally



This story is about horses and love. Somehow you can tell all about that from just this cover. I love how the yellow pops against the green and makes it stand out. The rest of the color scheme with the brown is so pretty. I also love the font for the title. It may look a little plain, but the way it is two different sizes pulls your eyes into different directions and it stands out more that way. Lastly, I love how we can't see their faces or expressions. It leaves our imagination to do more of the work. Like I'm picturing her looking down a him with a huge smile on her face and him with big swoony eyes. *le sigh* I cannot wait for this book to come out! 

So, what do you think?
Like it, love it, or hate it???

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Soul Screamers Vol 2 by Rachel Vincent

Includes: My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, & Reaper
Paperback, 703 pages
Released: November 13, 2012
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Source: Own
Series? Soul Screamers #3, #3.5, & #4
For fans of: Banshee, Hot Literary guys, Paranoramal romance, YA, and extra novellas

And the scream keeps coming…! Don't miss Volume Two of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent's unique and fascinating

Soul Screamers series.

MY SOUL TO KEEP- Aside from the whole "I scream when someone is about to die" thing, Kaylee Cavanaugh's life has gotten better. She's getting to know her dad, doing okay in school and has a hot new boyfriend who understands her in every way. Until the hellion Avari starts tempting everyone with an exotic new drug—demon's breath….
MY SOUL TO STEAL- Now on shaky ground with Nash Hudson, Kaylee is taking their relationship easy. But then Sabine—Nash's ex—storms into their lives. She's determined to get Nash back and there's nothing she won't do to remind him of what they had. And since Sabine has special abilities of her own, Kaylee is headed into a battle she's not sure she can win….
REAPER—First time in print!—Though Tod Hudson died two years ago, thanks to his job as a Reaper he's never had to move on or let go of his family—no matter how much Nash would like him to! But few people know about how he came to accept the job of claiming souls….

*MY THOUGHTS*
     Since this is an omnibus, I'll break it down like I did the first volume about a year ago. (See that review here!) I won't review the third book because I already read and reviewed that here. I'm just going to start with 3.5 and 4. 


     This is #3.5. I was a little perturbed that it wasn't in order in the book. Only because it messed with my OCD and annoyed the crap out of me. But I ended up still reading it first anyway and I'm glad I did. I gained some back story on not only Tod, but a little more on Sabine and could see why she acted the way she did. I must admit though, it was a little different to see Tod alive and Nash with someone else. But it did help in seeing who they really were. I just wish there had been a different outcome for Tod. But then there would be no story obviously. What I loved the most, was the huge difference in Tod that we see. I'm sure it has everything to do with being a Reaper changing him, but most of the scenes where he was alive were so emotional. It really surprised me to see him that way. I'm glad I read this in actual order, because I saw then what Sabine meant to Nash and was able to connect a little bit to him during Book 4 when I'm sure everyone was still like "OMG Nash how could you do that to Kaylee?!" 



     This is Book 4. In this book, Nash's ex-girlfriend Sabine comes back and of course she can't be just a normal human. She's a mara, a walking nightmare. And I mean literally. This of course causes disturbances in Nash and Kaylee's already rocky relationship and makes it even harder for them to try to work things out. 
     Although Sabine was a pure, evil b*tch, I still had a soft spot for her. I guess it was because I felt like everyone was too hard on her and she had had a hard life and didn't deserve it. I know she did some messed up things and was like a cancer in some ways, but I only didn't like her when it came to Nash. The things she did to him in spite of Kaylee, I wanted to slap her. Somethings are just uncalled for. 
     As for Kaylee, I felt like she was being a HUGE whiny baby in this book. She didn't want him but she didn't want anyone else to either and that annoyed me. It even annoys me when people do it in real life. I just feel like if he can't make you happy, go out and find someone who does. No sense in both of y'all being miserable. 
     But overall, the mythology in both of these were amazing. Everything was completely researched and well thought out. One huge thing that I was thankful for was the fact that Vincent had went back and repeated everything that happened in the previous books, because although they are some of my favorites, I sometimes get them confused. Another big thing that I loved about it, was the fact that Vincent's humor is still just the same. Most of this book was pretty heavy with hellions and maras and bean shides running around, but Vincent was able to add that comic relief in places that needed it. It was just overall well written. 

Overall, I give this




Saturday, December 22, 2012

Stacking the Shelves: #WINNING Edition

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we bought, traded, received for review, or borrowed. It is held by Tynga's Reviews. 

This week I'm going to change back to Saturdays. Only because I hate feeling so off when everyone else has done theirs... So anyways, let's get on to what I got this week...

Recently I won one of the 100 Book Extravaganza book packs from Jennifer at ARCycling and Lili at Lili's Reflections. I was lucky enough to receive the Contemporary Prize Pack. I got a whopping total of 14 books and I am extrememly thankful for ALL of them! Thanks so much guys!

Won:
The List by Siobhan Vivian
Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti
Belles by Jen Calonita
Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
Popular by Alissa Grosso
The Beginning of After by Jennifer Castle
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer

Lovetorn by Kavita Daswani
Unbreak my Heart by Melissa Walker 
Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer
Miracle by Elizabeth Scott
Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin 
The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell

*A HUGE, GIGANTIC Thank you goes to both Lili and Jennifer. I already talked to Jen and she knows what a crappy day I was having when this showed up, so this was definitely a blessing! 

Received for Review: 
Taking ChancesLosing It
Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
Losing It by Cora Carmack
*Big thanks to William Morrow Paperbacks and Edelweiss!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Follow Friday: The Publishing World


Q: What have you learned from book blogging that you didn't know before about the publishing industry?


A: Honestly I didn't know how big a part we played in the publishing world. I had no idea there were ARC's and that bloggers could get their hands on them. Once I found out about those, I realized that bloggers play a big part in the marketing aspect. I also didn't know that some authors are so down to earth. Ok maybe I was expecting them to be snobbish because they know their book is awesome, but I haven't talked to an author yet who I felt was like that. Granted I haven't met any in person, but still. Talking to them on Twitter and my blog counts for something right? 

So, what have you learned from the publishing world? 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Auracle by Gina Rosati

Hardcover, 304 pages
Release Date: August 7, 2012
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
Stand-alone
Source: Borrowing from my blog-less friend
For fans of: YA, Paranormal


16 year old Anna Rogan has a secret she's only shared with her best friend, Rei; she can astrally project out of her body, allowing her spirit to explore the world and the far reaches of the universe.

When there's a fatal accident and her classmate Taylor takes over Anna's body, what was an exhilarating distraction from her repressive home life threatens to become a permanent state. Faced with a future trapped in another dimension, Anna turns to Rei for help. Now the two of them must find a way to get Anna back into her body and stop Taylor from accusing an innocent friend of murder. Together Anna and Rei form a plan but it doesn't take into account the deeper feelings that are beginning to grow between them.

*MY THOUGHTS*
     That feeling when you really don't like a book that everyone else does... You know the one that has a beautiful cover and everything, but the content doesn't make up for it? Yeah that's how I felt about this. I made it through about 2/3rds of the book and I just couldn't take it anymore. With all the stars in the middle of the chapters it felt disjointed and it just didn't flow. It just felt really choppy which caused me to not connect with the story.
     Then there was the story itself. It was weird. She had this really cool gift, but it seemed like she wasn't doing anything with it. It just seemed like a waste. Also, I just couldn't get with the characters. Anna just seemed weird and honestly i thought for a long time in the book that Rei was gay. He seemed to like the other dude a little too much.
     I tried making it to the end of this one, but I just couldn't do it. This is another time that the beautiful cover and all of my blogger friends hype got me.
Overall, I give this

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: 12/19/12

This bookish meme tells about the books we are waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently!) for. It is run by the wonderful Jill over at Breaking the Spine! 

This week I'm waiting on a book that's outside of my normal reading genre, but it sounds amazing!



Reboot by Amy Timtera

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).
Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

Expected Publication: May 7, 2013 by HarperTeen

As soon as I saw "Texas" I got excited because that's where I'm from lol I'm just excited to see what it is that's going to be different about the world. It all just seems so different and I can't wait to see what its all about. 

Will you read this? 
What are you waiting on this Wednesday? 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Best of the Best!


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.    

This week's topic is:
December 18: Top Ten Books I Read In 2012
These are in no particular order.


I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)Something Like NormalThe Catastrophic History of You and Me
1. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga- This book totally took me by surprise. It was creepy and chilling and had me on the edge of my seat. I mean what else could you expect when you're talking about a kid who's dad was a serial killer! 
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer- Cyborgs? Fairy tale retelling? Hovercrafts? What was there not to like? 
3. Something Like Normal by Trish Doller- This was a very refreshing Contemporary Romance YA. Travis and Harper were amazing and their romance was soooo believable and beautiful. 
4. The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg- Although it was released in 2011, I first read it this year and I loved it. It was different from most of the paranormal stories that are around. Also the romance, the actual story, and all the music was just amazing.
Stealing ParkerPushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits, #1)Time Between UsDeity (Covenant, #3)
5. Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally- I love all her books because they teach lessons rather than just telling a story. I loved this one for teaching a story of GLBT. This book will totally touch your heart in more than one way.
6. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry- Guys, you all know how I feel about a tortured guy with a "privileged" girl. To see (read about) the two connecting, it warms my heart and always turns into a wonderful story. 
7. Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone- This was my first time traveling novel and it won me over 100%. Anna and Bennett's love felt so real and it was an amazing story. Everything about the book, from the characters to the writing was just amazing. 
8. Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout- Dude, this book was a rollercoaster ride! Everything that happened, I was expecting it to be the opposite. This book really took my breath away. (Especially that one chapter with Aiden.... *le sigh*) It truly was my favorite of the series so far!
The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2)Anna and the French Kiss
9. The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin- Dude this book was sooo addictive. And the more you read it, the more freaked out/weirded out you'll be. It was so much going on and I HATED to put it down! 
10. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins- Not sure if you know this, but guys this was one of the reasons why I started reading (and liking) YA contemporary romances. Etienne and Anna have an amazing romance and its set in Paris, the city of love. How much better can you get?!

Well there you have it!
What's your top reads from 2012?!