Tuesday, January 3, 2012
First, I would like to apologize to any and all who read this post a couple of days back. It was atrocious. It was also a draft I had saved, but accidently posted. But thank you guys who did read that unfinished post for not saying anything, and for commenting away. This newly redone post is a bit different, since I deleted the last one. But it will have all of the same books, and a few more. Since it's officially 2012, I wanted to write about the books I'm most looking forward to reading this coming year. Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins: If you haven't read the Hex Hall series yet, now is the time. I started it way back in 2010, when it was first published, and have had to suffer for the last year in anticipation for the final installment. If you have read the series, you understand why I've been waiting on pins and needles. Ms. Hawkins left off Demonglass with a doozy of a cliffhanger. I'm seriously about to lose it because I have to wait another couple of months before this one comes out. Endlessly by Kiersten White: The Paranormalcy series is a fun read. I love Evie's personality, her sarcasm, her ability to kick some butt, and her need to feel normal. And I love the relationship she has with Lend, a guy who is a gentleman in all counts. He's patient with Evie as she works through her many issues, and loves her for who she is. And it's nice to read a male love interest who isn't a complete jerk for the sake of being a complete jerk. I'm all for the broken boy, jerkness included, along with daddy/mommy issues who has a heart of gold, but Lend felt more real. I hope they get a happily ever after. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead: As a huge VA fan, I was pretty stoked to hear that Ms. Mead was going to do a spin-off series starring none other than Sydney the Alchemist. The whole alchemist mythology fascinates me, and I wanted to know more. Despite enjoying Bloodlines, the first intallment in this new series, I felt like it was missing something. And not Rose. I love Rose, and it a while to get used to Sydney, but I am now a firm Sydney lover. I wanted more romance. Which Ms. Mead has promised there will be more of in this new edition! Woot woot! That was what I missed in Bloodlines, those longing looks, touches that electrify, and some serious making out sessions. What can I say, I love me some romance in my stories. Insurgent by Veronica Roth: Holy crapoli! Divergent ended with some of the factions falling apart, if not all of them. And now I must know where all this is going to lead. Tris is a fascinating girl who found herself in Divergent, and then lost it all in the end. Except for Four. I wonder how these two are going to handle the situation they find themselves in as their former world falls apart, and a new one is possibly built up. The Savage Grace by Bree Despain: Another end to a series I love. The Dark Divine trilogy has kept me wanting more. Daniel and Grace are a couple I'm truly rooting for. And with the way things ended the last time around (another biggie cliffhanger)things look a little bleak. But here's hoping that they can pull it all together in the end. The City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare: Um, hello. Did you read the Cassandra Clare part? Yeah, that pretty much says it all. She is the queen of cliffhanger endings that leave you chopping on your nails as you TRY to make it through an entire year for the next installment. And Jace and Clary have been through so much, I just want them to be happy already! Is that too much to ask for. Ms. Clare is very good at putting her characters through the ringer, and I'm a wee bit scared for what this book holds for the future of these beloved characters. Timepiece by Myra McEntire: Hourglass kind of wrapped things up too quickly for my liking, with a possible love triangle in the works, no less. I'm firmly on team Micheal, but there's just something about Kaleb that makes me want to know more. And Ms. McEntire recently revealed that Timepiece is told from his perspective, which makes me even more curious as what is going to happen next. Obviously Em is going to have her work cut out for her as she tries to choose between smoldering Micheal and flirtatious Kaleb. Poor girl. (Did you notice the subtle hint of sarcasm in that last statment?) So, I just noticed that all of said books are sequels or sequels to sequels. I apologize. And to make it up to you all, next week I'll do a post on the debuts I'm looking forward to most, whether by newbie authors or vets.