Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Book Stars of 2011–Guest Posts, Giveaways, and more!

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Welcome to my “Book Stars of 2011” Celebrating the good, the  better and the best reads of this year. 2011 was a great year for fiction, wouldn’t you agree?? I read some of the most amazing books this year, quite a few were added to my list of all time favorites. From spooky scary young adult fiction like Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake to an adult dystopian like When She Woke by Hillary Jordan, there was certainly no shortage of incredible reads this year.


Here are a few of my favorites from this year:
1.  Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake 
Spooky, fun, and exciting,  this book has it all! Anna quickly found a place on list of favorite reads of all time! If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely do so right away! Stop back on the 16th for a guest post from Wendy @ The Midnight Garden about why you should be reading this and on the 17th for a guest post by Kendare Blake and a chance to win a signed copy of Anna Dressed in Blood.


2. Angelfall by Susan Ee
This thrilling story wasn’t your average angel tale. Sweeping across a desolate post-apocalyptic landscape, Angelfall has enough romance, adventure, and heart pounding excitement to propel it to the very top of my list of “Best of 2011” as well as one of my favorites of all time! Stop back here on the 20th for a guest post by Michelle, one of my favorite Goodreads reviewers, to find out why she thinks everyone should be reading Angelfall. Her amazing review here is what made me buy this book in the first place, and I’m so glad I did! Also, stop back on December 21st for an interview with the amazing Susan Ee and a chance to win a copy of Angelfall!


3.  When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
This adult dystopian themed novel simply blew me away. Full of suspense, thrills, and thought provoking situations, this modernized re-imagining of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter was inspiring and impossible to put down!


4.  Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A historical fiction novel about a time in history I wasn’t even aware of, Stalin’s deportation of thousands of Lithuanian people at the beginning of World War II. Between Shades of Gray is such an emotionally powerful story that it left me weeping and speechless. This was one of the best audio narrations I have listened to and is certainly one of the best reads of 2011 as well as a book I think everyone should read, on par with Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief.


5.  The Postmortal by Drew Magary
This adult futuristic/dystopian was action packed and full of rich dark humor and sarcastic wit. It explores what would happen if we found a “Cure” for aging, making us relatively immortal.  The unique writing style and thrilling premise left me wanting to read more about this exciting world!


6.  Divergent by Veronica Roth
2011 was a year for amazing dystopians, and Divergent was certainly an example of that! Voted favorite book of 2011 on Goodreads, its no surprise that this book is also one of my “Book Stars of 2011” Intense, a bit violent, and definitely exciting, this book is one of my all time favorite YA dystopians.


7.  God’s Eye by A.J. Scudiere
God’s Eye was an unusual mixture of horror, mystery/suspense, psychological thriller, and paranormal romance. Definitely in the adult category, this book about an angel and a demon was a little different than anything I have ever read. This is a story that will slowly pull you in until you find yourself on the edge of your seat, breathlessly waiting to find out what will happen next! Easily one of my favorite reads of 2011


8.  Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
With an original, unique writing style and a premise reminiscent of Xmen, this YA sci-fi/dystopian was one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year. And it didn’t disappoint either!! Full of action, romance, and and a villain you’ll love to hate, Shatter Me is one you don’t want to miss!!  I can’t wait for the sequel!


9.  Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson
Remember that Adam Sandler movie “50 First Dates”? Well, the main character in this book has that same memory disorder, she forgets everything and everyone each time she falls asleep and each morning she looks in the mirror expecting to see a 20-something girl, and instead finds a middle aged woman. But this isn’t a romantic comedy, this story is much darker. Before I Go To Sleep is so compelling, so terrifying, and so real that it absolutely stunned me. An amazing, intense page turner and certainly one of the Book Stars of 2011!


10.  Blood Red Road by Moira Young
This is yet another dystopian/post apocalyptic book that made my list of favorites of the year. I loved the unique voice of this main character as well as the exciting journey across that desolate landscape. In Blood Red Road you’ll find action, suspense, a bit of romance, a fascinating world, and a heroine that just might kick your ass! If you haven’t read this one yet, definitely put it on your Christmas list!




Which books were your favorites of 2011? Remember to stop back over the next 2 weeks for some awesome guest posts and a chance to win some more great books! Also, feel free to grab that awesome Book Stars button designed by Missie at The Unread Reader!! 


Book Stars of 2011 Schedule
December 15 - Guest post by Small from Small Review
December 16 - Guest Post by Wendy at The Midnight Garden
December 17 - Guest Post and Giveaway by Kendare Blake
December 19 - Guest Post and giveaway by Maja from The Nocturnal Library
December 20 - Guest Post by Michelle, The Bookshelf Stalking Queen Of the Undead
December 21 - Interview and Giveaway with Susan Ee
December 22 - Guest Post by  Missie from The Unread Reader


Giveaway!!
This giveaway is INT and will have 2 winners!! Fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment with your top 3-5 favorites of 2011 and which books from my top 10 you’d like to win. Each winner will receive 2 books of their choice from my list. (Book must be available from The Book Depository or an ebook from Amazon) That’s 2 books for each winner. Contest ends on Jan 1, 2012 at Midnight.
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146 comments:

buddyt said...

Thanks for the great giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

Much appreciated.

A short top of mine for 2011 would include:

R. Scott Bakker - The White-Luck Warrior

James S. A. Corey - Leviathan Wakes

Robert McCammon -The Five

Of your top ten I would love any of the following:

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys ( if it is available in printed form)

Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Yiota said...

Top 3:
Eona by Alisson Goodman
Don't Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

And i own all of them, so i don't really understand what i could win from those :P

I've read Anna Dressed In Blood too and it was totally awesome!! Amazing book!!
And i would like Shatter Me from your list ^^

Maja said...

Amazing choices! I have yet to read Angelfall and I'm very excited about it. Also, yey for the interview with Kendare Blake. All of this sounds fabulous.

Donna Smith said...

@Yiota

Good point! I just changed the giveaway to 2 books from my list instead lol. I didn't even think of that! Thanks for pointing that out!

amandawk said...

Pandemonium
Graveminder
What Alice Forgot
A Temptation of Angels
The chimps of Fauna Sanctuary
Anna and the french kiss
The night strangers
Insurgent
City of Glass
Legend

Thanks for the giveaway!
amandarwest atgmaildotcom

evrythngzen said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Well on my list of top 3, I'd like to say the Hunger Games series. I know they weren't released in 2011 but that's when I got to read them. For actual 2011 releases,
Dead Reckoning, Sookie book, Divergent & Beautiful Chaos.

I would love to win
Shatter Me
Anna Dressed in Blood

Thanks again

Lilly said...

My Top 3:
- Across the Universe
- Divergent
- Blood Red Road

And I'd love to win Shatter Me or Between Shades of Gray or When She Woke.
Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!

LisaILJ said...

This is where I am happy I have good reads to remind myself of what books I loved from 2011.

My top 5 in no order are:

Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly

of the books you listed I would love to win Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me. Both are on my list of books to read. I am trying to get to both of them by the end of the year, but I don't know that I am going to make it.

Annette said...

I'm counting down my 12 favorite books daily, in my "12 Books of Christmas" posts. I think you will see we have some in common....

Here's today's (#11):

http://annettesbookspot.blogspot.com/2011/12/12-books-of-christmas-book-11.html

annejude said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway:)

My favourite books, I've read this year:

Vampire Academy series
The Mortal Instruments series
The Hunger Games series
The Host
The DUFF

And I'd love to read Anna Dressed in Blood and Blood Red Road.

ebaker said...

My favorite books this year were:
Delirium
Scorpio Races
The Iron Queen

I would love to win Anna Dressed in Blood...I own all the others but haven't read them yet :(

miki said...

Thanks you for this giveaway
my top3:
Dragon Bound by thea Harrison
Hunt the moon Karen Chance
One grave at a time Jeaniene Frost

I would like to win
Shatter Me and Divergent

a big big thanks

all the best

isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

My top books of 2011 were: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, and I read The Help this year and loved it.

I would like to win Angelfall and Shatter Me from your list. Thanks for the giveaway!

Silver Thistle said...

Great giveaway!

My top 3 this year have been:
1) Edinburgh Dead by Brian Ruckley
2) Hollowland by Amanda Hockings
3) Darkness Falling by Peter Crowther

If I'm lucky enough to win I'd choose:

The Postmortal and Before I go to sleep :)

Birgit said...

My favs of the year, oh to choose ;-) !

1. The Hunger Games
2. Inside Out
3. Across the Universe
4. The Forrest of Hands and Teeth
5. Blood Red Road

And my picks from your list:
1. When She Woke
2. Shatter Me

danaan at gmx dot at

Sam said...

There are SO many good books from this year, it's hard to narrow it down!

My favorites include:

- Shatter Me
- Divergent
- Clockwork Prince
- The Iron Knight
- Ready Player One

I would love to win a copy of When She Woke. I haven't read it yet and it sounds amazing! Thank you for the chance. :)

Niina said...

Good question! Let's see my faves this year... One Grave at the Time, Dark Taste of Rapture and well obviously the newest BDB: Lover Unleashed! :D

From your list I'd love to read When She Woke (squee!) and Shatter Me, anothe one I've want to read for a while now. :D

Great Giveaway! Become a new follower as well, good blog!

Mia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My top three have to be Divergent, Bloodlines and Anna and the French Kiss ;D

Diana said...

Sme of the books I've loved this year have been, Crossed by Ally Condie, Variant by Robison Wells, Possession by Elana Johnson, Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst, and Supernaturally by Kiersten White. Also Blood Red Road by Moira Young. From your list I'd love to read Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me. Thanks!
ladyofnarnia(at)yahoo(dot)com

Holz said...

oh wow, what an awesome giveaway...thank you so much:)

My top five have to be Shadowfever, Divergent, Hard Bitten, The Iron Queen and half-Blood.

I'm actually really grateful that you did a top ten list..there are some great sounding books which i have added on goodreads:P
I would like God’s Eye and Angelfall (both paperback if possible).

Thank you again for the chance to win:)

holz_twilight@msn.com

Kah Cherub said...

My favorites were: Hushed, Wither and Girl of Fire and Thorns. ;) I'd choose Before I go to sleep or Blood Red Road.
thanks!!

facebook liker: Kah Cherub

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Leca said...

okay, thnx for this aww giveaway! ;-)
and the list will be:
1. bloodlines
2. when she woke
3. divergent

from your top 10 I would love:
Shatter or Angelfall or any of these amazing books ;-)

Lenka. K.
lena.bangel@seznam.cz

Small Review said...

I'm so excited about this event! Thank you again for including me! Hm, my top favorite books this year...that's so hard because I read a lot of really great books. Probably my most obvious top three are the books from the River of Time series by Lisa Bergren. I've been fangirling like crazy over them :P

Of your top favorites, I loved Anna Dressed in Blood too! Cas was such a great character and Anna was great. If I won, I would want that book and Shatter Me. Thank you!

Chi Kittie said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

Top Fave Books of 2011:
1. If I die
2. The Iron Knight
3. Hunger games
4. Angelfire
5. Wither

A choice for a book I would love to win is: Blood Red Road or Shatter Me.

- Beckie
ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

Mimi Valentine said...

Oh my gosh, this is such an awesome giveaway! Thanks so much! :)

It's always so hard to pick favourites because there are way too many that I've fallen in love with LOL! But some that I LOVED are: Wither by Lauren DeStefano, Divergent by Veronica Roth, Clockwork Prince by Cassie Clare, Unearthly by Cynthia Hand, Anna and the French Kiss by Steph Perkins... and that's only a small portion of the ones on my list LOL! x)

Thanks again for the awesome giveaway! If I won, I'd love to read Angelfall -- it looks so cool and I love angel books! :)

The Lovely Reader said...

There were so many good books this year! I LOVED Divergent, like you did, but also fell in love with The Death Cure by James Dashner, Sweetly by Jackson Pearce, and The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. Thank for this amazing contest! I would love to win When She Woke. I've heard so mch about it and can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

The Lovely Reader said...

Please delete my last comment. I forgot to add my second choice. Sorry! Here's the correct comment.

There were so many good books this year! I LOVED Divergent, like you did, but also fell in love with The Death Cure by James Dashner, Sweetly by Jackson Pearce, and The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. Thank for this amazing contest! I would love to win When She Woke and Angelfall. I've heard so mch about it and can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

Mel said...

I read some great books this year but my favourites have to be Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry, Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep, Inside Out by Maria V Snyder and Last Sacrifcie by Richelle Mead - all highly recommended!

I would love to get my hands on Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me! :-)

Thanks!
Mel S

Reading mind said...

great giveaway!
Here is my top 5:
-Shine by Lauren Myracle Such a good and amazing book!

-The demon's surrender by Sarah rees brennan. I love the ryves brothers and I love Sarah!!!!

-City of fallen angels by Cassandra Clare. I don't think I need to explain why

-Touch by Jus Accardo. Loved that one

-Daughter os smoke and bone by Laini taylor

Dani said...

My top 3 for this year:
The Night Circus - Erin Morgestern
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare

I'd love to read from your top 10:
Shatter Me
Divergent
Between Shades of Grey

Thank you so much for the giveaway :)

Dani said...

Thank you so much for this giveaway AND for making it international. :)
My favorite books of the year were:
The Night Circus - Erin Morgestern
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Clockwork Prince - Cassandra Clare

I'd love to read from your top 10
Shatter Me
Divergent
Between Shades of Gray

Thanks again!

lag123 said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

oriana said...

clockwork prince
speak
long gone

i love all the books that you posted
but i prefer
anna dressed in blood and before i go to sleep

thanks for making this international!!

Vivien said...

My top 5
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
Deadline by Mira Grant
Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

I'd love to win either Anna Dressed in Blood or Shatter Me.

deanna_boocock said...

I loved The Forest of Hands and teeth series, also liked A Monster Calls and The Scorpion Races. Would love to win Blood Red Road as I love Dystopia novels.

Ricki said...

Favs of 2011:
1. Exit the Actress by Priya Parmar
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
3. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
4. The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
5. Bond Girl by Erin Duffy (2012 release)

Book picks if I win: Anna Dressed in Blood and God's Eye

GFC - rickimc
rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

ashley said...

My fav reads this year-
Unearthly
The Girl of Fire and Thorns
City of Bones
Silence

I would love to get my hands on Between Shades of Gray & Blood Red Road

ashtreygonesmokeya@yahoo.com

Chrizette said...

My favourite reads of 2011 is:
** Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
** Kiss of Snow by Natalini Singh
** Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston

I would like to win:
** Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
** Angelfall by Susan Ee

baychriz at gmail dot com

Rh3a said...

My favorites of this year's releases are:
•Angelfall (Susan Ee)
•Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)
•Anna Dressed in Blood (Kendare Blake)
•Aloha from Hell (Richard Kadrey)
•Shadowfever (Karen Marie Moning)

I would like to win Anna Dressed in Blood or Divirgent.

Thank you for the giveaway!


rh3a_g(at)yahoo(dot)com

marybelle said...

I loved:
NEVERWHERE By Neil Gaiman
HEART'S BLOOD by Juliet Marillier
VIVALD'S VIRGINS by Barbara Quick

I'd love from your list:

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

marybelle said...

I loved reading:

NEVERWHERE by Neil Gaiman
HEART'S BLOOD by Juliet Marillier
VIVALD'S VIRGINS by Barbara Quick

I'd love from your list:

BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

nat said...

Great giveaway. Thanks. My top 3 were Divergent by Veronica Roth,
Angel Fire by L A Weatherly
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor.

Id love Anna Dressed In Blood or
When She Woke

Lisa O. said...

Hi, great giveaway!
My favorite books of the year would be:
Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Of your books, I'd like to receive:
Anna dressed in Blood
Between Shades of Grey.

Thanks!
Lisa

Maja said...

I guess you know about my favorites! :)
I would like reading Angelfall and The Postmortal.

Oh, and I'll have that post up later today. ;)

Tiffany Drew said...

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! I am so behind on books that I hate to admit I haven't read most of these. I really need to speed up my reading!

My top five:

Skipping A Beat
Delirium
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Wither
Saving June

I would love to win When She Woke and Before I Go To Sleep from your list. I've been wanting to read them both for a while now :)

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

My top books this year are Clockwork Angel, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, The Giver, and the Hunger Games trilogy.

I would love to win Divergent or Shatter Me from your list.

klaxon63350 (at) mypacks (dot) net

Jasprit said...

My fave three books of this year have to be:

Daughter of smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Shadowfever by Karen Moning :)

I would love to win Between the shades of gray and Before I go to sleep from your top ten list they look awesome!

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Dovile said...

My favorites this year are Anna Dressed in Blood, How to Seduce a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper and The Survivors by Amanda Havard.

I'd like to win Divergent and Shatter Me. Thanks!

Sandy! said...

1. Princesa - Patricia Sutherland
2. The wise man's fear - Patrick Rothfuss
3. La noche del cazador (slave to sensation?) - Nalini Singh
4. Cásate conmigo (First comes marriage) - Mary Balogh

I would like to win: Anna Dressed in Blood, Between Shades of Gray, Shatter Me or Divergent.

leersinlimites (at) hotmail (dot) es

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Thank you for a great giveaway! I would love to read Shatter Me and When She Woke.
I have a full list of my best reads of 2011 on my blog (and a giveaway if you're interested *wink*) but here are 3 of the titles:
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L.James
Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning

latishajean said...

What a great giveaway thank you so much!

Vampire Academy series
The Mortal Instruments series
Angelfire
Iron Queen
Hard Bitten
I would love to read if I won!
Anna Dressed in Blood
Shatter me
Divergent

Rabid Fox said...

Two of my favorite books from 2011 were Tom Piccirilli's Every Shallow Cut and Ellen Datlow's Supernatural Noir.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews
Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Thank you so for the chance to win!
I would like to read Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake and Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi :)

bwanna12 said...

top 3:
Eona by Alisson Goodman
Don't Fear The Reaper by Michelle Muto
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

Sofija Kapranova said...

Angelfall by Susan Ee was my favorite too! Great story!
And I also liked Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. From the old series Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews was juat as always perfect!

Cayce said...

My favorite was the Mind Games trilogy from Carolyn Crane :)

Thanks for this great giveaway!

Cayce
cayce006 at yahoo dot com

Julie W said...

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

My top 3:
Divergent (just finished it and loved it!)
The Hunger Games
Dearly, Departed

The books on your list I want to read:

Anna Dressed in Blood first and foremost, and then Shatter Me!!

FreakChiq said...

My top 3:
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

I would love to win Angelfall by Susan Ee. Thanks! :)

roro said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

my top3
rapture by phillip w simpson
hushed by kelley york
sweet light by jen wylie

Aik said...

My favourites in 2011:

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation by Simone Elkeles

Shift by Em Bailey

Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang

I'd love to win Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

My favorites from your choices were Divergent and Anna Dressed In Blood. If I win I would love Blood Red Road or Shatter Me. My favorite read from 2011 was Delirium. Thanks for the giveaway!

Maidenveil said...

my top 3 reads of 2011 are Divergent, Clockwork Prince, and Silence!

I would love to win Shatter Me or The Postmortal. :)

thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer said...

Top books of 2011. This is so hard.
I loved:
Divergent
Bloodlines
Silence
Forever


Books i'd love:
Dying to read Shatter ME.
Blood red road.

jennifer k

Dea S. said...

some of my favorites this year are
Jellicoe Road and The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta
Clockwork Prince by Cassie Clare
A Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness

I'd love to have a copy of Anna Dressed in Blood and When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

sauvadeavelle @ yahoo dot com

Berenice said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

My favourite books, I've read this year:
1. Across the universe by Beth Revis
2. The Duff by Kody Keplinger
3. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

I would love to winDivergent, Blood Red Road or Shatter Me.

lama.guanako@gmail.com

AlexSarahLouise said...

Hi, thanks for the giveaway! :)

My favourite books this year are:

Bite Club - rachel caine

Paranormalacy - Kiersten White

Starcrossed - Josephine Angelini

I would love a copy of Anna dressed in Blood or When She Woke

alexsharrock@hotmail.co.uk

Rea said...

Hey! Thanks for the giveaway! ^^

Your prompt doesn't clairfy whether or not the books should have been published in 2011, so I'm gonna make two lists. ;)

2011 releases:
1. The Restorer - Amanda Stevens
2. Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
3. Across the Universe - Beth Revis
4. Glow - Amy Kathleen Ryan
5. Scorpio Rising - Monique Domovitch

2011 reads:
1. The Painted Man - Peter V. Brett
2. Devil's Cub - Georgette Heyer
3. Fever series - Karen Marie Moning
4. Stolen - Lucy Christopher
5. Immortal Beloved - Cate Tiernan

From your awesome list, I'd pick: Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me. I hadn't heard of all the books on your list, but I'll certainly be looking them all up!

Rea

Nicola (pocketfullofbooks) said...

My favourites:
A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness
Between Shades of Gray- Ruta Sepetys
Divergent- Veronica Roth

From your list, I'd love Shatter Me!

Aleksandra said...

Great list of books, now I have a copule more books to add on my wishlist (the others were already on it) :)

My top 5 books that I read in 2011 are:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
The Restorer by Amanda Stevens
Ember and Ash by Pamela Freeman
Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry

I'd love to win Anna Dressed In Blood & Shatter Me!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

May said...

I have so many favorite books of 2011! Top favs are Divergent, Shatter Me, Wither, Silence, and so many more!
I would like to win Anna Dressed in Blood, Before I got to Sleep, Divergent, and most of all Between Shades of Gray. I heard that is a really good book

kimba88 said...

Some of my favorite this year were
Downpour, Deadline, Pale Demon, and Dearly, Departed.
I would like to win Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me.
Great giveaway !

nidhi said...

Some of my favourites this year were
1 Anna dressed in blood
2 Daughter of smoke and bone
3 Immortal Beloved
4 Clockwork Prince
5 Unearthly
I'd like to win Shatter Me or Divergent.

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FairyWhispers said...

Best I've Read

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Entwined by Heather Dixon

the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan

I'd like Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi

=)

regards,

Sana said...

My Top 3 Favorite books of the year are:

- Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
- Die For Me by Amy Plum
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Books I would like to receive if I won:

1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Thank you, Donna for giving me an opportunity to enter the giveaway!

Sana
sanashams [at] hotmail [dot] com

A.J. said...

In no particular order:
Where She Went
Shadowfever
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Froi of the Exiles

:)


Oh, Angelfall sounds very interesting!! But if it's not available at BD, I would probably go with Divergent and Shatter Me.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Books Glorious Books said...

Mine definitely have to be:
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick
Immortal Beloved
and Between Shades of Gray!

I would love Shatter Me and Anna Dress in Blood

Thalia Anderson said...

Oh man, it's tough to try and say which books I liked from this year. But I'd have to say that "Ico: Castle in the Mist" by Miuki Miyabe made my all-time favorite. I adored the Ico video game, and when they released a book for it, I nearly just...died of happiness. <3

I also enjoyed "Plague" by Michael Grant, "City of Fallen Angels" by Cassandra Clare, and "Matched" by Ally Condie (though it wasn't released in 2011).

From your list, I'd like to win 'Divergent" by Veronica Roth and "Blood Red Road" by Moria Young. (:

The name's Kara! said...

I absolutely loved Divergent by Veronica Roth & Cold Kiss !

I also really enjoyed Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi! :D

I would love to receive
- Divergent by Veronica Roth OR
- Angelfall by Susan Ee

any of them would be fantastic!
Kara
supersonic182@gmail.com

Gwen Ee said...

My short top list is ,
Perfect Chemistry
The Vampire Diaries
Anna and the french kiss
Thanks for the memories
(though some of them are published last time ago )

I would really love to win Divergent since it is voted as favourite book in Goodreads !

GwenEe95(at)gmail(dot)com

rebelaessedai said...

WANT!:
Angelfall
Before I Go To Sleep

Faves of this year...
The Hunger Games Trilogy- Suzanne Collins
We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Schriver
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms- N.K. Jemisin
Ashes- Ilsa J. Bick
An Exchange of Hostages- Susan R. Matthews (I mention this because it's dystopian and SCARY.)

Seriously one of the coolest giveaways I've ever seen.

April
rebelaessedai at gmail dot com

Sharmaine Chan said...

So my fave books this 2011 are:
-Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
-the Iron Fey series (I know I'm a tad bit late with the first two books hihi) by Julie Kagawa
-Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

It's really hard to choose among the books in your list, but I would want to get Angelfall, Divergent, Shatter Me or Anna Dressed in Blood

By the way, thanks for the great
giveaway!!

me_winy@yahoo.com.ph

Sharmaine Chan said...

SO my faves for this year are:
-Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

-the Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa (I know I'm a tad bit late for the first two books, but I really want to read the series in one shot, so I patiently waited for the whole series.)

-Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

I would like to win Shatter Me, Angelfall, Divergent or Anna dressed in Blood

By the way, thanks for the cool giveaway!

shainec724 (at) gmail (dot) com

Sharmaine Chan said...

my faves for 2011
-Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
-the Iron fey series by Julie Kagawa
-Archangel's Blade by Nalini Singh

I would be happy to receive Angelfall, Divergent, Shatter Me or Anna Dressed in Blood

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

shainec724 (at) gmail (dot) com

Angela said...

Hey!! Thanks for the give away, and this one is INT!! not just US :P

My favourites of the year:
1)Divergent
2)The Iron Queen
3)Clockwork Prince
4)Clockwork Angel
5)Fire -by Kristin Cashore

I would like to win:
Divergent
Shatter Me

This is awesome!! :)

Angela said...
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Angela said...

By the way, I forgot to ask along with my comment. Where are the Rafflecopter form?? I can't find it... Thanks!! :)

Samjam G said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!
I would love to win Shatter Me!

Top Books
Divergent
Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs
Clockwork Prince Cassandra Clare
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Bloodlines By Richelle Mead
Wildefire by Karsten Knight

Sam :)
samjam@earthlink.net
http://papercutsya.blogspot.com/

Rebecca Lindsay said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
I've really enjoyed Touch of Power, The Warrior Heir and the Scorpio Races this year.

I would love to win Shatter Me and Between Shades of Grey. They sound amazing

rebecca[dot]lindsay@talktalk[dot]net

mimz said...

My favourite reads of this year were The Hunger Games series, The Mortal Instruments series and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

I'd love to win Shatter Me and Blood Red Road. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Anna said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
A top 3 of 2011 reads for me would be:
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Enclave by Ann Aguire and
Half-Blood by Jennifer Armentrout

I'd like to win Divergent and Shatter Me.

anniech85(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy N said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

My top favourites from 2011 were:
1. Divergent
2. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
3. The Name of the Star
4. Clockwork Prince
5. City of Fallen Angels

From your list I would love:
1.Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
2.Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

melannie (: said...

my favorites this year were:
There You'll Find Me by Jenny B Jones
The Fine Art Of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen
Love Story by Jennifer Echols

and a lot more <3

From your list I'd love Shatter Me and Between the shades of gray.

Christina Kit. said...

My Top 3:

Crossed, Ally Condie
Divergent, Veronica Roth
Delirium Lauren Oliver

Christina Kit. said...

I'd love When She Woke and Shatter Me.

elena said...

My favourite reads this year were Divergent, Demonglass, and Anna Dressed in Blood. I'd love to win Divergent or Anna Dressed in Blood. :)

Kelley said...

Favorite 3-5
The immortal Instruments series
Black Dagger Brotherhood series
The infernal devices series
Mercy Thompson Series
Alagasia series

what would I like to read ANGELFALL!!!!

kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

SacredmOOn said...

Ooh, dear. There's so many. My favorites this year has been numerous.
1)BDB series by JR Ward
2)The Night Huntress and World series by Jeaniene Frost
3)The Tale of the Vampire Bride Series by Rhiannon Frater
4)The Blood Curse series by Tessa Dawn
5)The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
I could go on and on. But, I'll stop there.
I'd love to win Divergent by Veronica Roth and Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Thanks for the giveaway chance!
DeAnna Schultz

Unabridged Bookshelf said...

My Top 5 book read of 2011
1.Forest of Hands and Teeth series by Carrie Ryan
2.Nightshade Series by Andrea Cremer
3. Shatter Me
4. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
5. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

I would love to win Divergent and Blood Red Road!
Thank you
Chandra @ Unabridged Bookshelf

melora said...

If I were to win, I'd want Anna Dressed in Blood.

Some of my favorite books this year are:
My Jane Austen Summer by Cindy Jones
Static by Tawny Stokes
The Blacksmith's Daughter by Suzanne Adair
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

Kelly said...

My fav's for this year. Shatter Me like you! Significance and Accordance and the Prince of Wolves. There were lots more!
I would like to win Anna Dressed in Blood and Divergent
thanks for the giveaways!
delivery.RN at gmail dot com

Leannz0r said...

I would love to win 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

Pam said...

I'd like to win Between Shades of Grey or Before I Go to Sleep.

Some of my faves of 2011 are:
- The Help
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the sequels
- Room

melacan at hotmail dot com

KaylaBeck said...

My YA favorites of 2011 are:

1. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
2. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
3. A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
4. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
5. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

I have NO idea why I haven't read Divergent yet, other than not having the time. If I win, I'm definitely going for that one. *crosses fingers*

Rad Hall said...

My best reads have been some of my favourite author's back catalogue that I'd finally had a chance at reading. God'e Eye and The Postmortal would do me nicely.

Helen said...

My Top 4: Something Witchy This Way Comes,Clockwork Prince, Bloodlines and Daughter of smoke and bone
Would love: Anna Dressed in Blood, Angel Fall or When She Woke

Chey said...

I would love Divergent and Anna Dressed in Blood.

My favorites from this year have been
-The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
-Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
and
-Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

:)

Sonia said...

My Top 3 od 2011
1. The Day Before
2. Anna and the French Kiss
3. Drink, Slay, Love


I'd love to win Anna Dressed in Blood and Before I Go To Sleep

faffy said...

Thanks for this giveaway!
My top 5 books of 2011 are:
-Forever maggie stiefvater
-Silence becca fitzpatrick
-Between jessica warman
-Matched Ally Condie
-Nightshade Andrea Cremer
I would love to win Anna dressed in blood and Shatter me :)

janhvi said...

My favorites of this year are-

1.Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
2.Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
3.Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I would love to win Divergent.

Janhvi
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

Tasnim said...

My Fave reads of 2011 -

1. Rachel Vincent - Blood Bound (Bound #1) - Adult UF series

2. Jennifer Armentrout - Half-Blood (Covenant #1) - YA series

3. Veronica Roth - Divergent

4. Sarah Alderson - Hunting Lila - YA series

5. Karen Marie Moning - Shadowfever - Adult UF series (One of the best series i've EVER read)

http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4812069-tasnim

Tasnim x

Nylez @ Book Quotes and Lyrics said...

My favorite read this year were
1. A Discovery of Witchess by Deborah Harkness
2. Divergent by veronica Roth
3. Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
4. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
5. Sin Undone by Larissa Ione

From your top ten....
I would like to win
Anna Dressed in Blood and Shatter Me

Nakoya said...

My favorites from this year were:
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare.

I would love to win Anna Dressed in Blood

lexirylie said...

I loved:::
The dark and hollow places by Carrie Ryan
Prized by caragh obrien
Wither by lauren destafano
Divergent by veronicanroth
Matched by ally Conde

Aylee said...

Hmm, my top favourites of this year... The Knife of Never Letting Go, Divergent, Delirium, Clockwork Prince, and The Monstrumologist. I think. From your top 10 list, I'd love to win Shatter Me and Anna Dressed in Blood! Thanks!

Avon Bernabe said...

My favorite reads this year are Shatter Me, Divergent, Firelight, Vanish, Delirium, Iron Knight and many more! LOL. I'd like to win Shatter Me or Divergent ofcourse. :)

Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

Rica said...

top 3 faves of 2011 will be:
shatter me,eon and the boy next door :)
i'd like to win Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake and Blood Red Road by Moira Young :)
thank you :)

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

My top favorites of this year are;
Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young
From your top picks I would like to win Blood Red Road and Anna Dressed in Blood. Thanks for the chance to win.

Juan Roca said...

Hey! Thanks A LOT for this AWESOME international giveaway!!! My favorites of 2011 are:

- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
- The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

And the books I'd like to win are:

- Anna Dressed in Blood
- Blood Red Road

Again, thanks a lot!!

Juan Roca,
Geeks & Books

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
Top favs this year:
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

My picks from your list:
Angelfall
Divergent
Shatter Me

Thanks again!

rrgreene62(at)gmail.com

JHS said...

The only one I've read is Before I Go to Sleep -- it was excellent.

Happy holidays!

JHS
Colloquium

jhsmail at comcast dot net

kimscarecrow said...

Some of the books I enjoyed reading this year:

Perfect/Triangles by Ellen Hopkins
The Girl Who Was On Fire
Hunger/Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
Hate List by Jennifer Brown

And from your list I would love to win:

Anna Dressed in Blood
Shatter Me

Thank you!

Enchantedbooks said...

My favourite books this year were
1. Anna and the french kiss.
2 Hush Hush.
3. Overprotected.

And from your list I would love:
Shatter me &
Anna dressed in blood.

Thankyou for this giveaway.

Ayra T said...

Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! :)

My top favorites this year are:

Die For Me by Amy Plum
Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Where She Went by Gayle Forman

nrlymrtl said...

Some of the top faves I read this year included:
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms - NK Jemisin
Lilith's Brood trilogy by Octavia Butler
The Rev. Clare Fergusson and Chief Van Alstyne series by Julia Spencer-Fleming

nrlymrtl said...

Dork that I am - i forgot to mention which books from your top 2011 reads I found to be of interest:
Divergent
Between Shades of Gray
When She Awoke

Noely Jeleen said...

This year I definitely enjoyed reading Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick, Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare and Matched by Ally Condie.
And I wanna win Shatter Me and Divergent.
Anyway, thanks for doing your giveaway! :)

Clarissa (Bookadicea) said...

Thanks for awesome Christmas giveaway!
Some of the books I really fell in love with is Shatter Me, The Truth about Forever, Anna and the French kiss, Demonglass, and City of Fallen Angels.

I would love to win Blood Red Road, Between the Shades of Gray, When she woke, Angel Fall, or Before I go to sleep.

Thanks!

jello said...

Divergent is one of the best I've read this year also Clockwork Prince. :)

jello said...

These are some of the the best books I've read this year:
1.Divergent
2.Clockwork Prince
3.Silence
4.Red Glove

I want to have Blood Red Road and Between Shades of Gray :)
Thank you!

DreamyWeirdoo said...

Top 5 books I read this year:

1. "Lorelei" by Ionel Teodoreanu
2. "Anna Karenina" by Dostoievski
3. "The Goddess of Spring" by P.C. Cast
4. "The Painted Veil" by W. Somerset Maugham
5. "Spider's Web" by Cella Serghi

I would love to win and read any two of these books:
Angelfall , When She Woke , Shatter Me and Anna Dressed in Blood.

Triona A said...

my top 2011 books are Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Divergent by Veronica Roth and Where She Went by Gayle Foreman
from your list, i'd love Shatter Me or Blood Red Road
thank you!

Debbie W. said...

My favorite reads this year are:

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
If I Die by Rachel Vincent
Divergent by Veronica Roth

I'd love to win Divergent in paper copy!

Yto said...

i didn't read a lot this year - so my list is pretty short:

Forbidden by Tabitha Sazuma
Matched by Ally Condie (though that has mixed feelings for me)

I would like to win When She Woke or Divergent ^^

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Mayhem by Artist Arthur

from your list I would love to win:

Anna Dressed in Blood
Blood Red Road
Divergent


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

Mare/TommyGirl said...

hhmmmm...top three reads of this year

1. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
2. Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick
3. Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins

I would love When She Woke by Hillary Jordan as I've heard nothing but great things and the library hold is insane.

magluvsya03 said...

this is so awesome!! Thanks so much!!! oh boy, my top books would be... Ghost Story by Jim Butcher, the Iron Druid Chronicles ( all 3 of em) by Kevin Hearne, If I Die by Rachel Vincent, Spider's Revenge, and Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep, Pale Demon by Kim Harrison, Fang Me by Parker Blue, Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins, Hit List by Laurell J Hamilton, Spirit Dances by CE Murphy, and the Skinwalker series by Faith Hunter.... sorry, I think that's a bunch, but I can't choose hahahaha I would really love Anna Dressed in Blood, but I am not picky, I would just love to win :)

Stepping Out of the Page said...

My favourites of 2011 were A Monster Calls (Ness), Wintergirls (Anderson), Between Shades of Grey (Septys), Anna & The French Kiss (Perkins) and Divergent (Roth) - It's hard to choose, really!

I'd love to read Shatter Me or Anna Dressed in Blood!

Christina said...

So many great books this year... Divergent is definitely at the top of my list. Other great books, Loving Emily by Anne Pfeffer, Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn, Transcender by Vicky Savage, Prized (book 2) Caragh O'Brien, Fox Inheritance by Mary Pearson.

I would love to get Shatter Me and Before I go to sleep, but all of them sound good!

reviewingshelf said...

This year I read and loved "Looking for Alaska", "The Help", "Dash and lily's book of dares".

Would love to read" Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys"

Thanks.
Pragya
pragyasharma_100@yahoo.co.in

Sam said...

My top 3 are:
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

I would love to read Shatter me! :D
Thanks for the giveaway.

nodizzies said...

My favorite books this year include

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor
SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins
RED GLOVE by Holly Black

I would like to win WHEN SHE WOKE on your list b/c I love dystopian novels!

Chen Chang

TheGirlOnFire said...

A few of my favorites were Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
Vanish by Sophie Jordan
Deadline by Mira Grant

I would love either Between Shade of Gray or Anna Dressed in Blood.

thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

Brenda Demko said...

Thanks for the giveaway! If I won, I'd want Shatter Me or Anna Dressed In Blood. Some of my favorite books of 2011 are: Claimed by Rebecca Zanetti, Hard Bitten by Chloe Neill, and Unleashed by Sara Humphreys.

Spav said...

I would love to win Shatter Me.

My top 3 from 2011 are:
- Where She Went by Gayle Forman
- Lola and the Boy next Door
- Clarity by Kim Harrington

spav05(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Oathsworn said...

Hi there,

my top 5 in 2011 (publishing date):

James Lovegrove - Redlaw
Teresa Frohock - Miserere
Joe McKinney - Flesh Eaters
Harry Sidebottom - Lion of Rome
Michael J. Sullivan - Theft of Swords

Top 5 (publishing date before 2011):

Robert Low - The Whale Road
David Moody - Autumn
Richard Schwartz - Das erste Horn (German title)
Christian Cameron - Tyrant
Bernard Cornwell - The Winter King

I am open for any title.

Nic

btw happy new year

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