Two weeks ago, I started running down some of my favorite reads of the year.
My favorite YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic and Fantasy books of 2012 are listed here.
Also, heads up: next Freebie Friday is going to be a special RAK edition. I'll be giving away at least ten great books from 2012 to my awesome blog readers. Don't miss it!
I love contemporary YA. I love the gritty issue books, the literary contemporaries, the fun romances, and the gripping rom-dramas. I tried to choose a good balance.
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley (Knopf)
This is one of those happened-in-one-night stories -- a night of art, poetry and magic! My review of Graffiti moon is here.
This "girl in trouble" book is also a story about a teen who's trying to find her place in the world. Steeped in Spanish history and culture, this book is beautifully written and researched. You can find my review of Small Damages here.
With this book, I think Jennifer Echols has perfected the rom-dram. Read my review of Such a Rush here.
If I Lie by Corrine Jackson (Simon Pulse)
I absolutely loved this story about secrets, loyalty and love. You can check out my review of If I Lie here.
I don't think John Green can write a book that's anything but amazing, but this story about teens with cancer and its story-with-a-story about one girl's desire to find out how her favorite book ends was one of my favorites. You can read my review of Fault in Our Stars here.