My Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2012

Posted December 31, 2011 by Carmel in / 5 Comments

My Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2012
1- Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent
Shadow Bound

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June 1st 2012
If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light…

KORI DANIELS is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she’s ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if that means taking it from someone else…

The job? Recruit Ian Holt—or kill him.

Ian’s ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he’s on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower’s top Binder: Kori’s little sister.

Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they’ll have to choose between love and liberty….

Thoughts: Blood Bound absolutely, positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt, blew me away. I have high hopes for the second installment in Rachel Vincent’s new Urban Fantasy series and she has yet to disappoint!

2- Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost

She’s a mortal with dark powers…

After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude… until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…

He’s the Prince of Night…

Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all — but whatever you do, don’t call him Dracula. Vlad’s ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him – a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.

Once Burned

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June 26th 2012
Thoughts: I’ve been in love with Vlad ever since he first made an appearance in Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress series and I’m over the moon that he’s getting his own spin-off!!

3- Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong


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July 5th 2012

Thoughts: My all-time favorite series is coming to an end. *cries* This book is kinda bitter sweet for me. I can’t wait to read it but I’ll be sad once I’m finished because it’ll mean the end of the Women of the Otherworld series. Here’s hoping that it goes out with a bang! Some Clay & Elena action would be sweet too!

4- Summoning the Night by Jenn Bennett

Magick. Murder. Mayhem. It’s all in a night’s work. . . .

After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She’s gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she’s dating red-hot Lon Butler, the club’s wayward son, she can hardly say no.

Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members’ children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady’s loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she’d better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.

Summoning the Night

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April 24th 2012
Thoughts: It was a fluke that I won the first book, Kindling the Moon, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have started this series for some time. I love, love, LOVED it! The second novel is coming out just in time for my birthday!

5- Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer


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January 3rd 2012
The Ultimate Sacrifice.

Calla has always welcomed war. But now that the final battle is upon her, there’s more at stake than fighting. There’s saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay’s wrath. There’s keeping Ansel safe, even if he’s been branded a traitor. There’s proving herself as the pack’s alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers’ magic once and for all. And then there’s deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is.

In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.

Thoughts: I’m a werewolf fanatic so there had to be at least one wolfish read on this list. I’m completely addicted to this series and incredible anxious to find out how Andrea Cremer wraps up her trilogy. It’s coming out early in the new year so I won’t have to wait very long!

What books are you looking forward to in 2012?

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5 responses to “My Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2012

  1. Great picks! I don’t know how you narrowed it down to 5! LOL! 4 out of the 5 are on my list too! I have the first Arcadia Bell book on my bookshelf, just haven’t read it yet. I can’t wait for Shadow Bound! Blood Bound was one of my favorite reads of the year 🙂

  2. @Lisa (Cold Moon Violet Books) – There are soo many good ones. Not to mention the ones we don’t even know about yet!

    @jenn – Thanks! 🙂

    @Amber Hughes – It was tough. I limited myself to mostly books with covers to make the task a bit easier!

  3. I am really looking forward to Shadow Bound as well! Unfortunately I have yet to read Wolfsbane (I have had it FOREVER though), so I can’t get read Bloodrose anytime in the near future. And oh man! This post reminds me that I still have yet to read Spellbound! Still waiting on the paperback Canadian copy to be released… :/