Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review Part 3-New Series and Standalones

A lot of my favorite authors embarked on new projects this year and several new series/books popped up as a result along with in general new series by new authors. Here's some feelings on those books.

Personal Favorite New Series
Everneath series Book 1 by Brodi Ashton
Grisha Trilogy Book 1: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Struck series Book 1 by Jennifer Bosworth
The Diviners series Book 1: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Lynburn Legacy Book 1: Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Croak series Book 1 by Gina Damico
Something Strange and Deadly Book 1 by Susan Dennard
Dark Star Book 1 by Bethany Frenette
Spirit's Princess Book 1 by Esther Friesner
Serephina Book 1 by Rachel Hartman
Cahill Witch Chronicles Book 1: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Blood of Eden series Book 1: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
His Fair Assassin Trilogy Book 1: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Pretty Crooked Book 1 by Elisa Ludwig
Widdershin's Adventures Book 1: Thief's Covenant by Ari Marmell
Lunar Chronicles Book 1: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Unraveling Book 1 by Elizabeth Norris
Starters series Book 1 by Lissa Price
Under the Never Sky Book 1 by Veronica Rossi
Article 5 Book 1 by Kristin Simmons
Raven Cycle Book 1: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The American Fairy Trilogy Book 1: Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel

Least Favorite New Series
Gilded Wings series Book 1: Illuminate by Aimee Agresti
Of Poseidon series Book 1 by Anna Banks
The Selection Book 1 by Kiera Cass
The Dead Girls Detective Agency Book 1 by Suzy Cox
Order of Darkness Book 1: Changeling by Phillippa Gregory
Aether Chronicles Book 1: Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear
The Royal Circle Book 1: Gilt by Katherine Longshore
Arcadia Awakens Trilogy Book 1: Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
Hemlock series book 1 by Kathleen Peacock
White Rabbit Chronicles Book 1: Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Personal Favorite Standalone books
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst
Team Human by Justine Larbelestier and Sarah Rees Brennan
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Least Favorite Standalone books
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
Origin by Jessica Koury
Shadows Cast by Stars by Jessica Knuttson
Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield
Fracture by Megan Miranda
Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

Everything Else (aka ones I had no real feelings on)
Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Losers in Space by John Barnes
The Demon Catchers of Milan Book 1 by Kat Beyer
Legacy of Tril book 1: Soulbound by Heather Brewer
The Katerina Trilogy Book 1: The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges
Darkest London series Book 1: Firelight by Kristen Callihan
So Close to You Trilogy Book 1 by Rachel Carter
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
Katana Series book 1 by Cole Gibson
Masque of the Red Death Book 1 by Bethany Griffin
Slide series Book 1 by Jill Hathaway
When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellison
Ghost Flower by Michelle Jaffe
Tempest Book 1 by Julie Cross
Monument 14 Book 1 by Emmy Laybourne
Throne of Glass Book 1 by Sarah J. Maas
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr
Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Incarnate Book 1 by Jodi Meadows
The Innocents Book 1 by Lili Peloquin
Dark Eyes Book 1 by William Richter
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski
Queen of the Dead Book 1: Silence by Michelle Sagara
Secret Letters by Leah Scheier
The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent
Partials Book 1 by Dan Wells

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