Monday, March 19, 2012

Top 10 Books for Spring 2012 (TTT #14)

"Top Ten Tuesday" is a weekly bookish meme hosted by

This week's list topic is...




1. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
I'm currently reading this and it's really good! Everybody on NetGalley got a chance to download this eARC and I think most people will be glad they did. Maybe I just like the idea of women turning into predators and assassinating men during a time when misogyny was at an all-time high. I'm loving this empowering, wicked book, so far! 

2. The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
I won an ARC of this book from LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program and I'm SOOO excited! This one's getting a ton of early hype, so I need to see if it lives up to it. It's about an apocalyptic world where vampires hunt humans, and humans pretend to be vampires to stay alive.

3. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa 
I think this world setting is very similar to Andrew Fukuda's The Hunt with vampires ruling the world, feeding on humans like cattle. But, I'm sure it's going to be a very different story. I pre-ordered my copy of this already because I trust Julie as an author, since she authored one of my faves, The Iron Fey series. 

4. Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles #4) by Kevin Hearne 
More Atticus and Oberon (and, hopefully, Leif)! These books are my favorite adult novels and always crack me up. I read an excerpt of the book (releasing April 24th) on Kevin's blog [click here] and it gives me great hope for it being perhaps the funniest one, yet. Although, since it's not about the vampire turf war in Arizona, it does have me worried. I hope Leif will at least make an appearance, but what happened to the turf war? I feel... tricked!

5. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kadie Cross 
Got an ARC of this one from NetGalley. It's book 2 of the Steampunk Chronicles series. Excited! Steampunk and girls kicking butt, and Victorian England with long, elaborate gowns and balls, and even steam-powered horse-drawn carriages! Fun....

6. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kadie Cross 
Well, I do have to read the first book first, so I will be doing that, too. I bought it last year after it came out and just haven't read it, yet. I've been kicking myself all this time, but I'm finally going to start it in a couple of weeks. Yay!

7. Cinder by Marissa Meyer 
I plan on checking this one out from my local library because they actually have it (shocked!). I'll buy if later on if I like it enough. It looks like the kind of read that suits me really well. Cyborgs, you say? Hand it over. Hardly a word need be said more....

8. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake 
This will be another library check out (shocked they have it, again!) because I am scared I might not like this one. But, the premise sounds like something I would like, so I'm getting impatient to read it. Hopefully, I can read it this Spring, but you know, library loaning can take forever, sometimes.

9. Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young 
I've been really wanting to read this one since last December, after I bought it on my Kindle. Samantha Young is a really popular self-published YA fantasy author, so I must know what her books are about. 

10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor 
I bought this over Christmas last year and have been meaning to read it, but I knew that wouldn't happen right away. I've heard very mixed reviews on this one, but I'm still hopeful that I'll like it. Everybody keeps saying it's at least a very original read. 

That's my list, folks. What's on your Spring 2012 TBR list?   


  1. Fantastic list - I just started Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series and I love it! I think most of those books are on my to-read list too :)

    1. @Sarah: Thanks! The Iron Fey series is amazing. If you love it now, you'll continue to.

  2. ooh, great list! my spring tbr list is gigantic... ha ha. Have lots of books to read, not a whole lot of time! But I lurve it. <3

    happy reading!

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

    1. @Ash: I know, right? When is my list never gargantuan? LOL. I have FAR too many books to read beyond this, of course, but these are my stand-outs for Spring.

      Happy reading to you, too!

  3. You have GOT to read Cinder! It's soooooo good!

  4. That's a great list! I'm really excited for Immortal Rules, too. I think you will be blown away by DoS&B. It was one of the most stunning books I've read. Beautiful. Good luck reading all these!

    1. @Andrea: Thanks, and I hope I love DoS&B, too!

  5. Fantastic list. I also need to read almost every one of these.

    My TT/Top Ten Tuesday post is here

    Happy Reading!

    ~Danica Page
    Taking It One Page at a Time

  6. You'll love Cinder! I'm reading Grave Mercy right now, and think it's great so far. Have fun reading!

    - Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl (And The Broke and the Bookish). Visit my Top Ten Tuesday!

  7. Hi there, just popping in... You will love Cinder, I know I did.

    I’m also your newest follower!

    :) Here is my choice...
    Top Ten Tuesday

    1. @Book Slave: Thanks for following! I'm jealous of you moniker....;)

  8. I'm really curious about what you'll make of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I still don't exactly know how I feel about it. I knew you'd have the Julie Kagawa book in here somewhere!!

    1. @Lan: Me, too. I hope I like DoS&B, although I'm so afraid I won't that much.

      Of course I have a J. Kagawa book on this list. She writes so many stinkin' books, how could I not?

  9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is on my list too and I really liked Anna Dressed in Blood.

  10. Great list! Grave Mercy is AMAZING! The Girl In the Clockwork Collar is on my list, too, and Girl In the Steel Corset is terrific! I hope you enjoy these as much as I did! I want to read The Immortal Rules, too, but it didn't make it onto my list. I wasn't a fan of Cinder, but I hope you love it like everyone else does!

    Here's my top ten!

  11. Really hope you enjoy Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Cinder - I really loved both of those books!

    I totally agree with The Immortal Rules - I've promised myself I'll preorder by the end of the week! I really need to get onto reading Anna Dressed in Blood as well...

    Great list!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  12. Great List. I have an ARC of The Girl in the Clockwork Collar as well and it made it to my Top Ten. I loved the first book in the series too. Grave Mercy and The Immortal Rules are other books I am looking forward too.

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday

    Happy Spring Reading!
    Amanda @ Sisters Unedited

  13. I loved Anna Dressed In Blood and Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Can't wait to read Grave Mercy and Cinder. All your picks look so great!

  14. Ooo... I forgot about CINDER! *sigh* Perhaps for my Summer reads... :)

  15. I just bought the first Iron Fey novel last night, based on your rave reviews. Can't wait to start it! I'm glad Daughter of Smoke and Bone is on your list. I am dying to know what you think of it. I'm actually considering a follow-up post on it, since there is just so much to say about.

    And thank goodness our favorite sexy druid is looming near on the horizon. :)

    1. @Camille: Yay! You'll love The Iron Fey books. They are great, and I'm not the only one raving about them.

      Definitely write more about DoS&B. If there is so much to say, then you ought to. I can't wait to read the book, myself.

      I'm super excited about Tricked! There's no such thing as too much IDC.


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