Monday, July 23, 2012

Recommend you read this year

This post is based on the concept of "Recommend a..." from the Chick Loves Lit blog. This week's meme is "Recommend a...BOOK YOU READ THIS YEAR."

My two recommendations are the first and second books I read in 2012. Both were amazing and rank at the top of my "Best of" lists for their genres.

"Book You Read This Year" Recommendation #1
Candlewax by C. Bailey Sims

Candlewax was the first book I finished in 2012 (started reading on Dec. 29). If you are a fantasy reader, you know that the world-building is paramount for any good fantasy. And that's what I remember best about Candlewax--the world-building is just insane. Most of the characters in this fantasy-romance-adventure are humans, but the landscapes and even a parallel world of ice and snow are just gripping. The sweet romance and endearing cast of characters really help to rocket this one to the top of my favorites list for 2012.

Reviews of Candlewax:

My review
Review from Chronicles of a Book Evangelist
Review from Michelle at Nocturne Romance Reads

"Book You Read This Year" Recommendation #2
Blood Red Road by Moira Young

The second book I read in 2012 was also a debut author, and it quickly became one of my all-time favorites. In fact, for me, Blood Red Road rivals The Hunger Games as the best YA science fiction EVER.

Blood Red Road takes place in the distant future, and things are not good. Told in a vernacular similar to Todd's in the Chaos Walking trilogy, Blood Red Road is about Saba, a teen girl whose twin brother gets kidnapped right and whose father was killed trying to save him. Saba and her younger sister Emmy set out to find Lugh and bring him home. Along the way, they find danger, gangs, human decay, and even love.

The sequel, Rebel Heart is set for release October 30, 2012. How are we going to wait THAT LONG?

Reviews of Blood Red Road:

My review
Review from Giselle at Xpresso Reads
Review from Esther's Ever After

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  1. I am desperate for Rebel Hearts. I love Blood Red Road so very much. I am 100% behind you on the whole BRR vs THG. Team Sabba all the way!
    Here are my picks

  2. I hadn't heard of Candlewax, but I'll definitely check it out now. I love fantasy and excellent world-building!

    I actually have Blood Red Road, but I haven't read it yet. Thanks for reminding me to get on that. :)


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