Want to know what books were your favourites of 2012? How about the books you can't wait to read the next year?
The top five debuts of 2013 according to you - that'd be good to know too, and then, of course, there's that all important question: who was your favourite book couple of 2012?
Look no further, because I've got all the answers right here!
Thanks to everyone who took part in my end of year survey: I'll be contacting the winner early in the New Year!
Your Favourite Books of 2012
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
2. CINDER by Marissa Meyer
3. INSURGENT (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
4. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
5. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFavers
The Fault in Our Stars has been on pretty much every end of year list, so it's no surprise that you guys voted it your top book of 2012. This one was the runaway winner in the 'best books of 2012' category and it's one that I definitely need to read next year. I can't ignore the hype any longer!
Cinder by Marissa Meyer was voted #2 by you guys - another one I haven't read. I was actually offered this one for review a couple times last year, but I just wasn't sure if it was quite my thing. Maybe I'll have to pick up a copy and check it out after all!
Insurgent by Veronica Roth and Pushing The Limits were voted #3 and #4 by you -- I really enjoyed Insurgent (it didn't make my top ten, but I did enjoy it a lot!) and I thought Pushing The Limits was a great read - definitely one of my faves of 2012.
Coming in at #5 on your list is Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers. This is another one that completely passed me by (Ooops!) mostly because I mostly don't read fantasy at all, but it seems a lot of you guys really enjoyed this one!
The Books You Cannot Wait to Read in 2013
1. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
2. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
3. Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
4. SCARLET (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
5. Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3) by Beth Revis
Do you ever feel you are totally out of the loop? No? That would be me, then, because I have never read any books by Cassandra Clare, and this one just happens to be your most wanted book of 2013. So, I don't have much to say about Clockwork Princess, apart from the cover, which I think looks great. Hope y'all enjoy it!
I have much, much more to say about books #2 and #3 on your list. In a word: WANT!! I pre-ordered Just One Day a couple weeks back and I am counting down the days people, counting down the days. I've already heard amazing things about this one from a few of my favourite bloggers and I really can't wait to read it. Ditto for ISLA. Anna and the French Kiss is one of my all time favourite books and I couldn't be more excited to read this one!
A whole lot of you voted for Cinder by Marissa Meyer as one of your favourite reads of 2012 and so I guess it stands to reason that you also can't wait for the follow up Scarlet, which came in at #4 on the 2013 Most Wanted List.
At #5 is Shades of Earth, the concluding part of the Across the Universe trilogy by Beth Revis. I didn't get past the first book in this one, but I do remember that it had one of the most amazing opening chapters, like, ever!
The Top Five YA Debuts of 2013
1. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
2. SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard
3. Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black
4. TAKEN by Erin Bowman
5. POISON by Bridget Zinn
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans was the runaway winner of this one. It seems you all want to read this story, and I am right on board with you! I've heard a lot of good things about Level 2 already and I can't wait to get stuck in. Also, the publisher sent cute treats out with this one - postcards and nail polish! I love cute treats!
Splintered by A.G. Howard was #2 on your list -- this one isn't on my list of debuts to read in 2013, mostly because I generally don't get on with fairytale retellings, but I just checked Goodreads and it seems like this one is garnering a lot of amazing reviews already. I might just have to check it out!
#3 Dance of Shadows by Yelena Black and #4 Taken by Erin Bowman both sound like good reads. I'm on the blog tour for Dance of Shadows in February when Yelena will be along for a Delightful Debutantes piece.
Poison by Bridget Zinn comes in at #5 on your list of the 2013 YA Debuts you can't wait to read. This is another one that's just a little too high fantasy for my tastes, but I hope you all enjoy reading it!
Favourite Book Couple of 2012
Tris and Four from the Divergent Series by Veronica Roth were your winners for Favourite Book Couple of 2012. Aw, I love those two! The very worthy runners up were Mara and Noah from The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. Oh yes - Noah Shaw is one of my all time favourite book boys. I should have asked y'all the Favourite Book Boy of 2012 question! Maybe next year!