Today on Fresh Start September, we have a guest post from a fellow blogger and good friend Kayleigh from K-Books! As this month is dedicated to new debuts, I’ve asked Kayleigh if she wouldn’t mind sharing her personal Top 10 Debuts of 2012 (so far) and her Top 5 Debuts of 2012 she can’t wait to read!
I know you’re interested, so without further ado, take it away Kayleigh!
TOP TEN DEBUTS OF 2012 (SO FAR)
Hey guys, I’m Kayleigh from K-Books and I am here to talk to you about my Top 10 2012 Debuts so far.
This was so difficult for me because I often buy the books as soon as they are released but don’t read them straight away but I managed to put together my top 10… with a few cheats. Shhh don’t tell 😉
10. Neophyte by Emmalee Aple
I really loved this book. It was such an incredible, unique Angel book and I’ve never really read any other angel book like it. I really loved it and can’t wait for the sequel.
9. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I got this one for review before the release and I absolutely adored it. It grabbed my attention right from the start and couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen. I really could not put this book down. I loved it.
8. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
– I knew straight away I was going to love Everneath. A new modern twist on mythology. I am a massive mythology fan so this book was amazing for me. I loved seeing the myth of Perspehone and Hades mixed into the modern day. It was a great read.
7. Touch by Jus Accardo
Okay this is where I start to cheat a little bit. Technically this was first published last year but was re-published this year and it is still her debut novel. I loved this book. I read it last year as I got an ARC but OMG it was so good. I was completely captured with this amazing storyline. I can’t wait for Toxic.
6. ReVamped by Ada Adams
Another Indie book here. This is on my list of fave debuts because like Neophyte it is one of the most unique books I have ever read. This time it’s a fresh take on vampires. Before reading this I thought it was going to be like every other vampire book but it was so fresh and unique I was blown away!
5. Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt
This is another book I got for review earlier than the release date. I adored this book and re-read it as soon as my paperback got here. It’s such a fantastic dystopian book and I loved every second of it.
4. Minder by Kate Kaynak
This is another one that I have cheated on because it was originally published before 2012 but Spencer Hill Press has re-published it with a new cover this year. It’s such a fantastic story and I loved every second of it. I really can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
3. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
This is yet another book that I got an ARC of. I loved it. It’s such a fantastic book. It’s kinda like the historical book for people who don’t like historical. I loved travelling back in time with the characters. I have a lot of love for this book. Amazing.
2. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
This almost made the top spot because really it’s phenomenal. I fell in love with this nephilim story and I need the second one so bad. It’s phenomenally good and a book I can re-read over and over. One of the best debuts I have ever read in my life.
AND FINALLY! NUMBER ONE!!
1. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
This will not be a surprise to any of my friends. I have already read this book twice. It is the best debut I’ve ever read in my life!. I adore this book. I read it in one sitting… BOTH TIMES!
It’s a phenomenal contemporary and the best I’ve ever read. I cannot praise this book enough. It’s just amazing. Everyone should read it!
And now my: TOP FIVE DEBUTS OF 2012 I CAN’T WAIT TO READ
5. Erasing Time by CJ Hill
So this has just come out so we are not technically still waiting for it but I haven’t read it yet and I’m really looking forward to it. It sounds so great. I believe it’s a dystopia book and it sounds really interesting so I am really looking forward to it
4. Black City by Elizabeth Richards
This is another dystopia book. A friend of mine got an ARC of this and is loving this book so much so I instantly want to read it. It just sounds absolutely incredible.
3. Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas
A upcoming release from Entangled Publishing, one of my fave publishers of all time. I am so excited about this book. I have wanted to read it ever since I did the cover/blurb reveal for Entangled last year. It sounds incredible and I cannot wait to read it.
2. Gravity by Melissa West
Gravity is a sci-fi/alien YA novel from Entangled Publishing and I am so excited about it. If you’d asked me this time last year that I’d be looking forward to an Alien book I’d have said you were crazy but then end of last year I read Obsidian and it totally changed my thoughts. I can’t wait for this book it just sounds absolutely incredible.
And NUMBER ONE…
1. Undeadly by Michele Vail
I am so freaking excited for this book. When I first saw the cover I was like WOW that is one beautiful cover then I read the blurb and I think my mouth dropped open. ZOMBIES!!! I love zombie books!! And she has zombie-raising abilities *jumping up and down in excitement*
I cannot wait for this book and it could not come soon enough. This is without a doubt my most anticipated book of the year and I cannot wait.
I want to say a big thank you to Kayleigh for taking the time to participate in Fresh Start September and we hope you’ve picked up some new books for your TBR pile as part of that great post!
As a bonus part of the event, we are giving everyone a chance to win some prizes donated by our wonderful participants and ourselves! The prizes include:
- 2 winners of Strange Chemistry ARC packs, each pack including a copy of Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings, The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke AND Katya’s World by Jonathan L Howard (courtesy of Strange Chemistry)
- 1 winner of an eBook of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris (courtesy of Entangled Publishing)
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