Anyways, this is my Top 10 YA Books, that I read, of 2011 list!
1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
"I love Delirium. Page after page I became entranced with the story, captivated by the characters, stupefied by the society, and baffled that anybody would prefer to live a life full of emptiness instead of living a life that although at times its sure to be painful it also holds the key to a world of wonderful possibilities like never before."
Let's make it simple, I absolutely loved this book. It was everything I didn't know I needed at the time.
2. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
"I don't want to give too much away, last thing I'm going to add is Vampire Academy fans don't be scared!!! Richelle delivered!!! Bloodlines passed all fire tests with flying colors. You will all enjoy it!"
Bloodlines was a bit terrifying to go into. Being a fan of Vampire Academy, I really didn't want it to bomb... and it didn't!! Everything was good, specially the ending :P
3. The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
"The Iron Knight was the cherry on top of the sublime journey that was The Iron Fey series. The Iron Queen is one of the most perfect and heart breaking endings. I loved how everything went down, but we all knew it couldn't end like that. We are romantics and while a sad ending like that might have been poetic we are all deep inside looking for that happy ending. That is what The Iron Knight is for, to give us closure and make us live happily ever after along with our favourite characters."
The Iron Knight!! A much needed happily ever after.
4. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
"Shatter Me was definitely addicting. The novel was, new and refreshing and great. The writing was my favourite part!"
This was the year for Dystopian novels. I swear, I read more Dystopian novels than Vampire novels, something needs to be done. I miss vampires.
5. Legend by Marie Lu
"You know, there have been a heck of a lot of dystopian novels out there these days. It seems like every single last book I've read is a dystopian novel (don't blame me, blame my TBR pile). And out of all of them, I think Legend was my absolute favourite, and that is all thanks to the characters (I am a character driven girl, if I like the characters, and the plot line is decent, you have me)."
Another dystopian ;)
6. One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost
"I love this series, and this book was as great as the last one. Even though it looked, sounded, and read as a special Halloween episode it still served a purpose on the grand scheme of the series. It laid a base for a future new plot. It was needed, it's not one of those books written for the sake of selling it and prolonging the series, it is needed in order to move ON the series into better greener and deadlier pastures. And hey, you get to see Cat, Bones, Spades, Ian, the kitty, and the whole gang one more time, so who's complaining?!"
Jeaniene Frost is one of my favourite authors ever. The first novel in the series is Halfway to the Grave, it's an amazing series and don't really know how to stress how good it is. Read it, you'll thank me later.
7. Glow by Amy Ryan
"Glow... was amazing. It captures your attention in the first page and before you know it you are on page 50!! I got so freaking frustrated with their circumstances at times! It was like how are they going to survive? What is going to happen? So you just keep reading, and reading... It definitely did NOT disappoint."
I am surprised that I enjoyed Glow more than Across the Universe, but alas I did. Across the Universe made the Top 12 YA Covers of the year, but it did not make this list.
8. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
"I would like to say that this book SURPRISED the hell out of me. I ENJOYED THIS BOOK. And I am not afraid to admit it."
I'm surprised this book made it to the top 10, but after looking at my list of books I read I figured that this one is one of the ones I most enjoyed. So be it.
9. Lover Unleashed by J. R. Ward
I haven't even reviewed this one yet, but I read it a long time ago. the Black Dagger Brotherhood series is one of my favourite adult series, and Lover Unleashed did not disappoint.
10. Bunheads by Sophie Flack
"I thought that Bunheads was an extraordinary ride through the real world of ballet. You get to see the ups and downs, and by the end there seemed to be no way for a normal, simple, perfect happy ever after. I liked that, it made the novel that much real because I wanted the main character to be a star, but I also wanted her to live her life. I really liked that the novel had a realistic ring to it! It seemed a little autobiographical, and after I finished the novel I just wanted to talk to the author about her real life experience."
Bunheads was very unexpected. I usually don't go for books that have no supernatural or dystopian qualities, but this one surprised me. It's really enjoyable!
Well, that is my list of my top 10 books I read in 2011. Which are yours?