Hey guys! If you weren't compulsively checking Twitter for the #solsticesurprise held by Fictitious Delicious, their surprise was amazing! A little background was that they're HUGE fans of Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade series, they made the awesome surprise!
Now, to my thing. I'm holding a top 11 of 2011 countdown with books, music, movies, characters and more!
Today I talk about my top 11 favorite books and series of 2011!
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Angels, reapers, one red headed chick and the most smoldering angel yet, Angelfire really left an angelic mark as an indie read of 2011.
the Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready
review here: http://wondefulbookshelfofjaz.blogspot.com/2011/09/paranormal-books-amidst-piles-of.html
Ghosts, doomed loved, one sexy Scot make Shade a must read for anyone as its message of healing after the loss of the loved one will make you all weep.
Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent
Banshees. Need I say more? With a new take on the old myth that a banshee is an old woman who screams for the death of a soon to-be-dead person
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Thieves. Cons. Teenage kids with lots of money. Heist Society was a bomb in the birdcage! in a good way
The hype of Hunger Games as we all eagerly await for it to hit the theaters in the near future of 2012 makes it kinda hard for people to not notice it. It's already got a nail polish line waiting!
6) The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Creating one of the most agonizing love triangles and swoon-worthy male characters is all in a days work for Ms. Clare, earning her hit steampunk series a top mark in 2011 published.
Now, team Will or Jem? ;)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Foreign exchange. Romance in Paris. The best scene ever written while at boarding school (spoilers!), Stephanie Perkins gets Paris right on the nose with the tender and snarky Anna!
8) Lola and The Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Companion to Anna, liveliness of San Francisco and one of the most adorkable characters to ever exist (besides Spencer Reid), Stephanie grabbed 2011 by shirt and make it Year of the Steph.
The FBI of paranormal things. Fae, vampires and more, Paranormalcy was spunk in a pink dress and moxie in a bedazzled taser and bad-ass at its best.
A Touch Mortal - Leah Clifford
A brand new take on the beloved fallen angels and reapers, Leah Clifford's Mortal drove you down the highway to hell at sixty miles per hour and left you wanting to go back down faster.
Sisters Red/Sweetly -Jackson Pearce
Companion novels have sprung up in '11, among them Jackson Pearce doing superb modernization's and reconstructions of classic fairy tales with her own twist. The Fairytale Retellings series is a series you do not want to miss out on!