In Junior Fiction or Middle Grades Fiction my favorites were as follows: Top Three
1. Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
I loved all the books in the Percy Jackson series and so far all of them in the Heroes of Olympus. I loved watching the demigods grow into their powers and learn to work together.
2. The Fire Chronicle by John Stephens
|Knopf Books for Young Readers|
3. Unwanteds: Island of Silence
Favorite Short Stories:
My favorite short stories collections were as follows:
1. Demigod Diaries by Rick and Haley Riordan
2. Goddess Legacy by Aimee Carter
3. Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
|Delacorte Books for Young Readers|
It was hard to make a shortlist for Young Adult fiction this year. I could not limit myself to just three choices and really had twelve choices. I did get those twelve narrowed down to five, OK technically nine books.
1. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund
|Balzer + Bray|
2. Leviathan trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
3. The Girl in the Steel Corset/The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
|Katherine Tegan Books|
5. Hourglass/Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Close runners up were Legend by Marie Lu and Enchantress by Michael Scott. I loved the whole Nicholas Flamel series by Scott and I really can't wait to read Prodigy by Lu.
This is my list for 2012. What was on your list for best of the year?