YAY! I get to gush about my favorite reads of 2012 so far…
Um, I can haz a Khalil? Seriously, Oracle’s Moon rocked my face off. Khalil and Grace were both fantastic characters. I really enjoyed Khalil’s complete ignorance of human interactions and the like. He is truly older than dirt and humans are but a speck of his lifetime. Learning to better interact with them via Grace and the children was beautiful to watch. His uber caring and calm temperament with the kids will make your heart melt. Oh, and he’s damn good with his hands…you have no idea.
Room was an incredibly haunting read that will sit with you for days after. The characters are presented with some ugly psychological issues, as expected, and you are left wondering if they will ever recover. One thing that never faltered, no matter how irritated or depressed or overwhelmed or fearful Jack or Ma became, was their undying, unconditional love for one another.
The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel will smack you across the face with awesome. Frater lights up the plot with conspiracies, treachery, coups and a bucket load of political fucktards to last through a nuclear explosion (since, you know, they are like roaches). She also delivers a touching love story that stands strong through a milieu of WTFckery! It releases on 6/12 and if you love zombie fiction, I highly suggest you pick up a copy. You should also read Frater’s As the World Dies trilogy while you’re at it. They are also on my list of incredibly good reads this year!
Stolen is a book that will slowly seep into your mind and stick there, growing roots and taking hold of your emotions. It sneaks up on you at times and leaves you wondering how and why you could even be feeling a certain way. But you do, and that’s why it is brilliant. It will take you on a wild ride of emotions, spit you out and kick dirt in your face. It is powerful and should come with a warning: All thee who tread through this vast Australian outback – BEWARE – it’s mindfuck time.
This book surprised me beyond belief. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a brilliantly written account of an adolescent boy as he experiences the trials and tribulations of life. The author highlights many, many different struggles that every-day people face. Viewing these social problems and mental health issues through Charlie’s eyes was incredible and really reminded me of why I love working with children and adolescents. They can heal if provided a safe, non-judgmental environment in which to do so.
Inhale continues to permeate my mind. Maybe it’s the intense world-building, incredible characterization, the snarky, smoldering couple or the verah, verah sexy Sinnder.
Whoa. Hot. The kind of hot that could make a woman feel like she needed a month-long vacation in a nunnery after one night with him.
Yay. I’ve got my habit and robe ready. Holla!
I definitely enjoyed Blood Red Road way more than expected. The language took some getting used to, as did the non-existent quotation, but the story and setting grabbed me by the lady balls and held on tightly. This world is scary. As the cover suggests, the landscape is bleak, dry, dusty, desert. Barren. Food is scarce and the future is grim for the characters. The description of the landscape and the horrid society is absolutely fascinating and equally disgusting. Plus, Saba is a BAMF!
Other equally awesome 2012 reads!
But nothing has beat this book yet…
I have way too much to say about it, so just read my review!
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