Before the 2013 BBC: 2012 Reading List

Title (if read series, titles!) By Author (Rating out of 5- perhaps with ½ stars which won't show on goodreads) - Title may be hyperlinked, MRG means: mini review on goodreads. I may review next to it/include a link to any review (not always a MRG).

           Angel Blood by John Singleton (3½*) MRG
            Genesis by Bernard Beckett (3*) - MRG
           It's a 50/50 thing by Chris Higgins (4*) - MRG
           Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman (5*) - MRG
           Just Jealous by Anne Cassidy (4*) - MRG (to Anne in general, I love you! All books, honestly, every one is a must-read. Everything a YA can ask for ;) But I don't need to.)
           The future of us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler (4*) - I just really liked the unique plot.
           Clash by Colin Mulhern (4*) Those books which make you feel part of the book are amazing, you feel completely like you understand. 
           A Great & Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels & a Sweet Far thing by Libba Bray (4½*) - Everybody knows these books, and they may be surprised that all I can say is 'really good'.
           Lost Boy by Linda Newbery (4½**) is a story of a boy who falls in with the wrong crowd & at first he's creeped out by Wil... It's a stunning, light piece of literature & I don't know why I liked it as much as I did...
           Finding Sky & Stealing Pheonix (are amazing books) by Joss Stirling (5*) Yeah, I love this series & I can't wait for the next books!
           Supernaturally by Kiersten White (4*)
           Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (3½*) is a book I read for class, I quite enjoyed it & comparing the film was quite interesting. The overall concept was hard to get into, but I liked Lara & the action that enfolded.
           Shiver, Linger & Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (5*) And I am TELLING you... This is not just a werewolf love story. I think perhaps there are similarities between Grace & Bella, but Sam is sad & thought-provoking. There aren't any sparkling vampires, I promise. That's it in short (well maybe not compared to the other mini-reviews).
           Delirium by Lauren Oliver (4*) MRG- Although I never review a book more than once normally, I will be re-reading this in 2013, because I purchased the sequel & that's what I do...
           Girl V. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout (4*) Scoop & Newshound's story is one of those cute, lovely books. 
           Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson (3*) Acting on impulse, I read this book. It's not what I expected really. Amnesia has never been so lyrical & interesting. It's has its roots in the same sort of genre as 50/50, but unfortunately it's more mature & also has added 'Ooooh' concepts.
           Hunger Games (MRG), Catching Fire & Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (4-5*) All I need to say is... I'm Team Peeta in the books (although I was Team Gale in the film). But Team Peeta in looks♥ Sorry... You wanted something bookish? I must say Collins writing has definitely improved (in writing style), as I found Mockingjay a complete page-turner! 5* for the last book definitely! A great finale which was written much better!
           Something To Blog About by Shana Norris (3½*)
           Kisses for Lula by Samantha Mackintosh (4*)
           And Baby Makes Two (3½)& The Crazy Things Girl's Do For Love (1½) by Dyan Sheldon. The two books are both stand alone books, available as ebooks from my local library for a period of 21 days. The second book expired before I finished it... It would have been long enough for any other book, but I never got into it. Baby Makes Two was lovely though XD
           Someone like you & This Lullaby (4*-5*) by Sarah Dessen     
           Numbers (1, 2 & 3) by Rachel Ward (5*) are books I reviewed in a library volunteer interview & I got the job! Therefore these books mean a lot. The characters are stunning & I love the action-packed series!
           Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levian (4*)
           Beautiful Dead- Jonas, Beautiful Dead- Arizona, Beautiful Dead- Summer, Beautiful Dead- Phoenix by Eden Maguire (4-5*) follow the mysterious deaths of these vibrant people. They are resolved, as you will no doubt guess they have to be.
           Candor by Pam Bachorz (5*) - MRG
           The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (2½)- MRG
           Dark Heart Forever, Dark Heart Rising & Dark Heart Surrender by Lee Monroe (4-5*) Have you seen a recurring 4-5* in series? The prose isn't amazing, but it improves- just like how things don't have to be explained firstly, the characters aren't fully developed. I come to adore Luca, the atmosphere shrouding the collision of dreams & reality is amazing. Jane is unfortunately not a kick-ass female (there is decreasingly less of them now). The third book definitely immersed me into it the most...
           Firespell (MRG), Hexbound (MRG) and Charmfall by Chloe Neill (5*).
You noticed that recurring theme & then it ended... There was more substance than this as it was split into two I didn't review Charmspell) Please highlight to read:
Unfortunately, we never get to find out completely about her parents. The relationships aren't quite shaped enough, but I'm glad she continued one of the sub-plots (the... umm... love one?) I think that things shouldn't be brought up that aren't resolved. I must admit I love this whole series- because from their first moment I read them I knew that Chloe Neill had some char­ac­ter­i­za­tion to be jel of. It's really easy to empathize with Scout & PARKER (not Jones!). As for the werewolf, as usual with the series my socks are very much knocked off. Or knocked up. Yes, I want my socks to get knocked up. I think I imagined things a bit too clearly, if my socks became part of the novel :/ On the plus, the books keep me on my toes & are perfect to re-read & get immersed back into the world.
           Growing Pains- Billie Piper's autobiography (2*)
           Bridget Jones' diary by Helen Fielding (3*) - My Auntie thought the humour of the 30-something singleton might appeal to me, but I didn't really buy it all. Shallow, low self esteem & the butt of a big joke? That's Miss Jones. Perhaps she's too old for me.
           Looking for Alaska by John Green. (Unstarred) 
           Goodnight Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson (3½*) More suitable for my age-range than Looking For Alaska even... The plot was roller-coaster, but the pace wasn't. That was annoying.
           Jemima J: A Novel About Ugly Ducklings and Swans by Jane Green (2*) would've been funny, but I do feel the outcome & her eating disorder were so much less than our lovable Jemima J deserved, and should've been. I need YA's now?
           Unfortunately only Mercy & Exile by Rebecca Lim (5*), I want to read the rest!
           Everything beautiful (2½*) by Simmone Howell.
           Watching you, watching me (4*) by Chloe Rayban
           Careless by Anne Cassidy (5*)       
           The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (4½*)- I've already recommended it to others who have it on their to-read now! Is there a reason why you shouldn't put it on your goodreads to-read list?
           Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (5*) has also been reviewed on my goodreads! Quite honestly a blessing to the paranormal genre.  Kali is kick-ass, as the herione & she doesn't get involved in a love triangle! I love her :D
Heart On A Chain by Cindy C. Bennett (4½*) is amazing!
           Sophie's Secret by Tara West (4*)
           Twisted Symmetry, Strange Energy, Blood Alchemy, NonSuch King by Benjamin Myers have been reviewed on goodreads; see why on this page (also links to my review there).
The Dark Lifer's Revenge: A Short Story by Linda Joy Singleton (2½*)
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (4½*)

Sorry for the pathetic reviews & if my ratings seem harsh (like how I give unstarred ratings)- see sidebar.

This was mainly my 2012 reading list but... I've got to mention that I did review 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr (MRG). I don't think I read small books for my aim, so it doesn't get included in the book count but I did review it this year! Please read it xox

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