The Diviners by Libba Bray - It took me from November 25 to December 4 to get through, but it was AMAZING! Super intricate, really original, and full of elaborate detail; I felt I was right in the story. It was romantic, at the same time as being terrifying. The setting was perfect, both in time and place; anywhere else and I think the tone would have been ruined. Definitely one of the BEST books of 2012, if you haven't read it yet GO!!!!
Speechless by Hannah Harrington - A contemporary that speaks on so many levels. It addresses gay bashing (literal bashing), personal responsibility self discovery, and the horrible trials of high school. Just really good, and the writing sounded so authentic. A situation similar to this happened at my high school, and I just saw these characters reflected in my fellow classmates. One not to be missed, it was though-provoking, laughter-inducing, and emotionally-stimulating!
Unraveling Isobel by Eileen Cook - I loved Eileen Cook's The Education of Hailey Kendrick, so I wanted to read more of her books. This one was good, but I thought it could be a little stronger in some parts. But overall, a really interesting contemporary premise mixed with the supernatural. It was fun and quick, but not a "deep thoughts" book.
This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers - I am really into zombie books. I love all kinds, but this one sets itself apart. I think what drew me to it was the premise that Sloane, the main character, doesn't care that a zombie apocalypse is happening because her life essentially ended months before. I think this is a fresh take on this trope, and I'm loving it so far!
Drain You by M. Beth Blooms - This one is taking me a little while to get into. It's a vampire story, but it doesn't seem typical. I like that it's set in the early 90s (at least that's what I'm guessing), and the main character has a 'tude that I like, but it's not very exciting yet. The story hasn't grabbed me, but I'm giving it some time.
Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig - Robin Hood mixed with Gossip Girl? Count me in! I want something that's really fun, and this sounds like just the ticket! I love the story of Robin Hood, and to find it in a modern setting with a female at the helm makes me so happy. I also have a serious addiction to Gossip Girl, so I'm all for something similar!
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman - I've heard so many amazing things about this book! I've been in the mood for a real fantasy lately, and I think this will serve nicely. I'm intrigued by the main character's predicament and being torn between two sides. I can't wait to read what happens!
If any of you've read any of these books, let me know what you thought (but NO spoilers) down below in the comments!