Friday, 29 June 2012

Mid-Year Reads Giveaway!



This year Dark Readers teamed up with a few other blogs for Mid-Year Reads Giveaway which is hosted by Good Choice Reading! Each blog has highlighted their favorite books they've read this year! On Dark Readers, each of us chose our Top 3 reads thus far in the year!

Andrea's Favorites 
 Title: Everneath
Author: Brodi Ashton
Everneath was the first book I read for 2012; I was immediately captivated by the suspense and thrill that this book had to offer. Brodi Ashton parallels a mythology with a well thought out storyline. The tie in was probably my all time favorite thing about this book. I'm a huge fan of mythology in general, but I was impressed with how Brodi brought the story of Persephone into the plot, but without overriding the entire story.



Title: The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
A few weeks ago I was asked if there was anything I didn't like about The Fault in Our Stars... and my sarcastic self said, I hated the fact it made me cry so much! I've read this book several times now and the result is the same: tears, tears, and more tears. And guess what!? I actually know the outcome now!John Green writes like a poet; the sentences just flow over the pages like they were always meant to be there. Oh and lets not forget his characters are imperfectly flawless. With that I mean that although both of these main characters have their own struggles it was impossible to not feel love and empathy for them based on how they were written. 


 
Title: In Honor
Author: Jessi Kirby

 I belief the reason I truly adored this book is because Jessi makes a simple plot and with adorable characters that you want to love right away; well, Honor and Finn at least. Rusty will grow on you! And because death is a familiar topic- whether it is personal or someone you know- we all have an experience that is associated with loss; and so we already have a connection with Honor and feel as though as a reader we are on this road trip with her! Every obstacle, every leap, every success, and every emotional breakthrough that Honor goes through... I was there right along with her; In Honor captures a readers heart.


  Casey's Favorites 
 Title: Saving June
Author: Hannah Harrington

 I absolutely love music! Music is my life and I have never come across a book that just has it present so spectacularly. The quotes used to describe music in this novel are inspiring for example "music life would be a mistake" so simple but so effective!


Title: The Gathering Dark  (Shadow & Bone)
Author : Leigh Bardugo

I can use one word to describe this book and that is "powerful" powerful because its original. Powerful because its eye catching. Powerful because it makes you feel all the emotions that are mentioned in the English dictionary, And powerful because Its made me have a whole new out look and something to look forward to in the future of YA.

 
 Title: Before I Wake (Soul Screamers Series)
 Author: Rachel Vincent

Love, excitement, death. Blood, sweat and tears are only some of the words I can use to describe the brilliance of this book. I never get tired of reading the scenes between these characters! Rachel takes you to a place that challenges your imagination and screams at you through the page.


Hayley's Favorites 
Title: Fever
Author: Dee Shulman

I loved the feeling I got when I saw the merging of the stories. There was definitely some 'light-bulb' moments from me. As the novel nears the end there are a number of shocking twists that will have you on the edge of your seat.


 
Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer

The tension between Kai and Cinder is empowering.
I can feel myself screaming at her go to the ball with him for gods sake woman.
There are certain twists and dramatic turns that as a reader you will never be ready for.
I wholeheartedly loved this novel.


Title: The Things We Did for Love
Author: Natasha Farrant

At such a young age she's acting like a young woman. In reading this novel you're taken on a rollercoaster ride through many emotions. As a reader you can feel her pain, joy, passion and sadness.



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36 comments:

Christina K. said...

My favorite was Incarnate by Jodi Meadows! The concept is so ingenious and I loved the writing. And the characters were so real, I fell in love with them:)

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evening-green said...

This year I've enjoyed most Timeless by Gail Carriger, Bloodlines by Richelle Mead though already released last year and The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead.

Lyddz said...

My favorites this year include Stay With Me by Paul Griffin, Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles, White Cat by Holly Black, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Mastiff by Tamora Pierce, Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi, Dash and Lily's Book of Dare by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathon, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore and Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Mariott.

TayteH said...

Hmm....Insurgent, City of Lost Souls, Bitterblue, Pandemonium, My Life Undecided, and the Immortal Rules. Oh, and Cinder!

janhvi said...

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi and Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley also Something Like Normal by Trish Doller are a few of my favorite reads!

Angie said...

I've loved Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Legend by Marie Lu and Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent.

Jen said...

My top read was Starters by Lissa Price :)
-JennyC

Felicia Sparkles Files said...

So far my top reads, is Circles in the Stream by Rachel Roberts. It's a middle grade book but it's really good. I'm surprised. The other is a re-read for me. Acheron by Sherriyln Kenyon. I don't know how many times I've read that. It's amazing!

Gi-Gi said...

Top reads so far in no specific order are Nevermore by Kelly Creagh, Partials by Dan Wells, The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, First Kill by Heather Brewer, Article 5 by Kristen Simmons and I'm loving Grave Mercy so far :)

Christina K. said...

I loved Incarnate by Jodi Meadows!

Thanks so much:)

erin said...

Thanks for a great post! I'm always late to the party so I read Divergent this year.

Natasha said...

Some of my top reads are: Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes, Partials by Dan Wells, and The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Thanks for the chance to win!

It's A Hardcover Life said...

Insurgent was great!

Leannessf said...

So far, Insurgent, Shadow and Bone, Tiger Lily, This Is Not A Test, Blackout, etc... :)

Thanks so much for the giveaway!
Leanne

Danielle B! said...

So far my favorite book of 2012 has to be Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

Jennifer Haile said...

Touch of Power, The girl of Fire and Thorns, and A Million Suns.

deanna_boocock said...

Loved Ashes

Victoria said...

Immortal Rules, Bitterblue, Taken By Storm, and Black Heart to name a few. Thank you.

Stephanie Osborn said...

My top reads thus far are Obsidian, City of Glass, Black Heart and Crave. Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal said...

My favorites for this year are Spellbound and Dreamless.
Thanks for the giveway!

Dovile said...

Remembrance by Michelle Madow

vivalabooks said...

Some of my favorite reads were Insurgent, The Selection, Obsidian, Clockwork Prince, and The Immortal Rules.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Bridget Howard said...

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi has been my favorite read so far this year, then I would have to say Hallowed by Cynthia Hand is my 2nd favorite!!!

Stephanie27 said...

So far I would say my favorite has been Blackout by Mira Grant.

brendajean said...

I loved Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson and The Selection:)

bn100 said...

The Darkest Seduction

Jessy said...

My favorite so far is Tempest by Julie Cross...

alicia marie said...

my favorite so far is code name verity by elizabeth wein. so so good!!

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

Didn't get to read a lot this year, but so far The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks and Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler :D

thanks!

deasuluna said...

Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent!

Gaby said...

My favorite so far this year was and is The Golden Lily :D

Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile said...

So many to choose from, but just a few of my faves so far are Delirium, Wake, Love & Leftovers and The Immortal Rules.

DeeDee Griffin said...

My favorite book so far this year is Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Close runner up is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater.

Daniela said...

I loved the Immortal Rules, Entice, Slide, Fated, Bitterblue... to start with :)

Kathleen said...

I LOVED Tiger Lily and Under the Never Sky!

Jolene and Family said...

So far, I've loved Vampire's Kiss by Veronica Wolff, Foolish Games by Leah Spiegel, Messenger's Angel by Heather Killough-Walden and Savage Awakening by J.D. Tyler

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