Armchair BEA-Oh Clouds! It's The Best of 2012!

Oh boy..this will be a hard one.

I WISH I could host a giveaway today...but I can't!!
But I'll have to work with the suggested topic instead.
“Best of 2012”: share some of your favorite books so far this year, and/or the the books being promoted at BEA that you hope will end up among your favorites for the year!
So I'll just make a quick ramble about the best books I've read in 2012...
Starting with-----

A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford

This book blew my mind away. It was so dark yet so beautiful-in a really creepy way.-
I gave it my special rating on the blog.
And you can check out my review HERE.
I got an ARC as a gift from one of my book angels and then BOOM I was doomed...I read it more times after the first time...~winkwink~
But seriously...I had been DYING to read this book since I finished the first one...that ending right there of ATM1...

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

Oh noes...I fell completely in love with Ashfall by Mike Mullin last year. 
I got lucky enough to be approved for a galley over at NG for both Ashfall and Ashen Winter. You're welcome to read my Ashfall review HERE.
I really don't know how or WHAT he does...I just know he DOES it.
It's the one book that has managed to make me put it down for a while just to control my erratic breathing and my stuttering heart.
BOTH books are amazing...but had to list this one because is the one I read this year. And my review hasn't been posted yet.
-The book isn't out yet, comes out October 2012-

The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting

HOW could I NOT list this one? It was one of the most anticipated tittles for me...
-My regular followers know this-Kim is one of the 3 authors besides Stephenie Meyer, who brought me back to reading.
Her books are a MUST in my shelves, in my mind and in my heart.
Therefore...I was completely a crying mess when another book angel of mine sent me a copy...I dropped my current read at the time this book arrived...devoured it AND oh clouds!! It is by far, the BEST of TBF books.
If you haven't read her books yet...please do so! She is AMAZING.
But, because she is ONE of those amazing authors for me...I don't review her books, call me crazy or weird...but I just can't :( thought, I do write a few sentences to tell you my thoughts.

Easy by Tammara Webber

I thought I'd never see the day when a matureYA book would get to me on such a high level as Tammara's book did.
I cried a lot, I laughed endlessly, and I related to a lot of it too...and -nope, not to THAT specific thing but to another thing altogether-
I found out about this author thanks to Fiktshun.
-For my regular bookpic-ERS you know I mention Fiktshun a lot here.-
This is a complete MUST read. I don't know what else to say other than you'd understand me a BIT better if you checked out my review HERE. This one also earned the special BookPics rating.


As for the book that is being promoted at BEA that I hope becomes one of my fave?
I don't know!! :'(

The other author on my-3 that brought me back to reading-is 
Maggie Stiefvater...
She's at BEA right NOW...
I'm DYING of jealousy...all those that are going to meet her T_T
And I'm here-at my mostly unknown country, with no... kidding, T_T BUT sometimes I think that's better... Because I have No idea what I'd do if I were to meet her. I think I most definitely would faint.
BUT the thing is...

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater... T_T
I just read some tweets from bloggers I follow that are attending BEA and she READ from this book you guys!
And I'm dying and crying and dying all over again!
I am hoping with every single fiber of my being that this book rock my socks!!
I simply CANNOT wait for it!!
-Side note-
Have you seen the trailer of the book?
I'm not a book trailer kind of reader but from Maggie?? Cloud, YES!

And that's it!!! These are my Best of 2012 books!
A hopefully best of 2012 book :D
What are yours?


  1. Wow - Ashfall and Ashen Winter are now on my to be read list. And of course, The raven Boys .... because it's by Maggie :-)


    1. YEY!!! SCORE!!! I'm glad they are!
      Believe me when I WON'T be disappointed :D

  2. Easy was so good! So was The Last Echo.

    I COMPLETELY agree about The Raven Boys! It's torture.

    1. ~high fives~ for Easy :D TLE too!!

      I know right?? That book can't be here SOON enough!

  3. I want to read all of these books!!! ;) A Touch Morbid is next up, right after I finish Execution. :D

    Here is my post for today oABEA Best of 2012
    It was so last minute because I didn't know there was a topic for today (apart from the giveaways) until I read it in a comment by fiktshun to you I think. I had already posted my TTT for today, but still wanted to participate in this as well. Anyway! *lol*

    1. You have to!!!
      Hope you enjoy ATM2 as much as I did :D

      I already left a comment on your post ;)
      Oh, when I posted that comment I didn't know but afterwards I went to the ABEA page and saw they have a mini calendar on the right sidebar. I'm taking my hints and stuff from there :D

  4. I loved Ashfall and I've also got Ashen Winter to read - just trying to put it off until a little closer to the release date but you've made me think about it now!

    Love your blog, totally going to stalk you now ;)

    Kat @ The Aussie Zombie

    1. ~high fives~ I couldn't for the love of me, put it soon as I got approved for the galley I dove right in... I was gasping for breath by the end... :)
      Good!! Think about it!! Think about it a LOT!

      Thank you!!! :D Who knows...I just might stalk you right back :D

  5. I haven't read any of these yet! Great list!

    1. Oh hope you can check any of them out then :D
      Thanks for dropping by :D

  6. Okay, Easy sounds very tempting. I completely understand pining to meet an author. I've seen Maggie a couple of times. She's great in person, but my event recaps help! I'm glad you joined ABEA! Tattooed Books

    1. oh... Easy was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. it is Tammara Webber at her highest!! BEST!! whatever people call it :D
      O_____O you have no idea how jealous I am right now!!

      Sometimes I stay out of recaps because I usually end up crying or all blue :( hehehe but other times I'm all like I HAVE GOT TO DO THIS SOMETIME! :D

  7. So many great books on your list, although most are just on my TBR list. I just need there to be more than 24hrs in a day so I can get to all of them.

    Love the blog design, btw! Also, I may have stared at your Team Adam button that's right beside my comment for way longer than necessarily appropriate. YUM!

    I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

    ~Christina (and the other Book Hookup Litbrarians)
    The Book Hookup's Best of 2012

    1. They are all great! Believe me:D
      Really?? We both need the day to have more than 24 hours, trust me.

      Thank you so VERY much!! :D The template was a gift :D
      Oh I don't blame you! I look at it quite a lot while I come here to reply to comments :D grab it! I don't own it :)

      Thanks!!! You too!!!! :D

  8. I'm not doing a giveaway, either, since I came into ABEA at the last minute. Don't feel bad about that. It's fun just reading your favorites list!

    1. LOL :D I try hehehe but I really wish that from time to time I'd be able to host one :D hehehe
      And welcome!! >.< Thanks!!

  9. YES YES YES A TOUCH MORBID! loooove that series! can't wait for the third one. :D

  10. Ashen Winter sounds fab! And it is tough thinking about all the bookish extras everyone's getting at BEA, but Armchair BEA is a close second. :)

    1. It IS!! Hope you can read both books :D
      I know right? Someday I'll go :D
      I'm loving ABEA so far :D

  11. A Touch Morbid looks fantastic! I really want to start reading that series. Same with the Raven Boys! I really enjoyed reading your list :)

    - Kate

    1. Oh clouds! You NEED to start this trilogy! Leah just announced the tittle for book 3!

      I know!! I can't wait for The Raven Boys!!! :)

  12. Hi Alba,

    What wonderful choices!! I have yet to read them, but I have plopped them onto my TBR pile:D

    Have fun armchairing:D


    1. Hi! Thanks! :D
      YEY!! Hope you can get to read them!

      Thanks!!! I am and I will!

  13. Why am I not surprised by any of your picks Alba! :) And if you had read Demon Eyes I know it would be on there already, LOL!

    I want to read Raven Boys so much, too! And I must read TBF and Ashfall. As far as Ashfall goes, I BLAME YOU Alba, LOL!

    I'm glad you decided to join in the fun with Armchair BEA! :)

    1. I told you!! You have powers!!! ~shies away~
      NOOOOO nOOOOOOOO why do you DO this!! Don't tease me!! >.<

      Me too :'( words can't express how much I want to read that book! You have GOT to read TBF >.< and Ashfall?! OH MY GOD! You just made my year! lol >.< seriously though... you HAVE to read them both! >.< Ashen Winter is still up on NG :P ~wiggles brows~

      I did...though it's more like you convinced me...not that you had to work on me much but still...I BLAME YOU!


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