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Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Leonicka Valcius: Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Armchair BEA: Best of 2012

Day Two of Armchair BEA is reserved for giveaways but I have no prizes for you. Sorry darlings! Instead, allow me to share the BEA books I’m excited about.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
(May 2012, Doubleday Canada)

My Twitter timeline has been buzzing about this book since Fall. It’s a WWII-era historical fiction featuring two brave young women and has been getting amazing reviews. The only reason I haven’t bought it yet is because I haven’t seen it in bookstores. Maybe I’ll bite the bullet and order it online. And probably grab a box of tissues while I’m at it. Apparently it’s a tearjerker.

Son by Lois Lowry
(October 2012, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

I read The Giver in middle school and had no idea it was part of a series! I’ll definitely catch up on books two and three so I can be ready when this fourth book is released.

Street Dreams by Tama Wise
(March 2012, Bella Distribution)

I’ve been looking for books with Native protagonists and I don’t think I’ve read an LGBTQ book yet this year. When I read the Kirkus starred review for this book and was very pleased. It is a coming-of-age novel about a queer Maori boy.  It’s a refreshing departure from “pretty girl” YA books.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
(August 2012, Bloomsbury)

I can’t not buy this book. I read an early draft on a long time ago and loved it then. I’m sure it’s even better. Watching Maas “make it” has been an inspiration to keep following my dreams and keep persisting. Hard work pays off. I’d love to see this book be a bestseller.

It’s funny that all these books are YA—not representative of my normal tastes at all! But I guess YA tend to be a little flashier and a bit more captivating than adult books, thereby capturing my imagination before I even turn the pages.

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Blogger Kirthi said...

I did NOT know the Giver was part of a series!!! AHHHH! That is BRILLIANT! Ahhhh, I need to calm down, haha :) Yeah I've heard of Throne of Glass and at first glance of the book cover, I read "Game of Thrones" Hehe :D

Have a fun BEA!

June 5, 2012 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Leonicka said...

That was my exact reaction too! LOL

June 5, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Laura Ashlee said...

I haven't read any of these but it sounds like I need to.

June 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Great list! I'll keep my eye out for these!

June 5, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Christina2227 said...

I flailed all over the place when I got approved for Throne of Glass from NetGalley. Now I just need the time to read it. *le sigh*

I hope you have a great BEA-filled week!

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

June 5, 2012 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Leonicka said...

I was tempted to ask for a galley or at least buy the e-novellas but I think it'll be best for me to wait and then fully immerse myself in the world when the book comes. I haven't even read excerpts. I just stare at the cover and grin. lol

June 5, 2012 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I just got Throne of Glass to read, and it looks great. Now I'm extra excited to read it!

June 5, 2012 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Throne of Glass sounds awesome! I'm really, really excited for its release. I've been following Maas on twitter for a couple of months, and she seems sweet.

If you have the time, I’d love to hear from you at my intro armchair BEA post.

June 6, 2012 at 12:49 AM  

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