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The Fault in Our Stars by John
This story follows Hazel, a
16-year-old girl who is battling cancer. By chance, Hazel meets a boy who also
has cancer. Hazel and Augustus become fast friends, but will their budding love
even have a chance to last with both of their lives in the throes of illness?
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be finished in no time with this sweet
tale of love and friendship.
The Age of Miracles by Karen
One day, Julia wakes up to
the same discovery as the rest of the world. The Earth’s rotation is beginning
to slow, with the days and nights longer and gravity stronger. As Julia fights
to deal with the ups and downs of every day life, she’s also busy adjusting to
the ever-changing world around her.
Gold by Chris
This book is especially
perfect for 2012 because it’s all about the London Olympics! The story follows
Katie and Zoe, two Olympic track cyclists. They’ve known each other for most of
their lives, and the 2012 Olympics mark the last games they will both play in.
Who will triumph, and who will return home the loser? Flip through the pages at
lightening speed as these two girls fight for that tenth-of-a-second edge.
After choosing her faction,
Tris expected peace. However, her plan backfires and now the factions are
moving towards downright war. This action-packed Divergent sequel will have you on the edge of your seat as Tris
races to unite the factions once again.
The Statistical Probability of Love at
First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Seventeen-year-old Hadley is
stuck at the airport on seemingly one of the worst days of her life—her dad is
getting remarried to a woman Hadley has never met, and she just missed her
flight to London for the ceremony. However, her luck turns when she meets a
British boy named Oliver on her plane. But when they are ripped apart in the
chaos of landing, will they ever be able to find each other again?
Dead to You by Lisa
Ethan was abducted out of
his own front yard when he was only seven. Now, at 16, he has returned to his
family, much to the joy of his parents. However, the happiness begins to wear
off when the family is unable to reconnect. If only Ethan could remember his
life before being abducted, he might be able to save his fam.
Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally
If you follow the Gallagher Girl series, this book is an
absolute must-read. Cammie Morgan had to leave the Gallagher Academy to protect
her family and friends from a dark secret. The Circle of Cavan, an ancient
terrorist organization, is hunting after Cammie. Will she be able to protect
those she loves, as well as herself, before it’s too late?
Since the murder of her very
best friend Amy, Mackenzie’s life has been completely turned upside down.
Before Mac can even finish mourning, the whole town is on the hunt for Amy’s
killer—a mysterious someone with Lupine syndrome, the werewolf disease that is
sweeping the country.
Starters by Lissa
After losing her parents in
the Spore Wars, Callie is forced to do anything she can do get money and take
care of her brother. When she gets the chance to rent her body out to “Enders”
(older people who want the chance to feel young again), Callie reluctantly
agrees. But will her renter take care of her body, or use it for an evil plot?
Pure by Julianna Baggott
While the Pures inside the
dome were kept safe from the detonation, everyone on the outside either died or
became mutated. If a person survived the explosions, they were fused to
whatever object they were touching at that moment. Pressia now has a doll for a
hand. When Partridge escapes the dome to avenge his mother’s death, fate has
set his course. Together, Partridge must work with Pressia to stay alive.
The Diviners by Libba
When Evie is sent off from
her boring hometown to the magnificent New York City, she couldn’t be happier.
The only catch is she has to live with her Uncle Will, who owns a super creepy
museum that’s all about superstitions and folklore. It’s all fun and games
until a string of folklore-based murders occur, thrusting Evie and her uncle
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Which books have you read?
Which will you be checking out before 2012 is out? Blog about it, babes.
BY KATIE LEMON ON 12/17/2012 9:00:00 AM
POSTED IN entertainment, review, book reviews, Book Club, books we love, book reviews, Best of 2012
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