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Friday, December 28, 2012
Welcome again to the second day of my Best of 2012 feature! Yesterday I posted my five favorite standalones. Today, I'll be posting my five favorite books from 2012 that are part of a series but not the first book. So, not debuts.

Enshadowed (Nevermore, #2)
Kelly Creagh
Publisher: Atheneum
Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Varen Nethers is trapped in a perilous dream world -- a treacherous and desolate realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life. Isobel Lanley, plagued by strange visions and haunted by the nightmares of Varen's creation, is the only one who can save him.
Isobel knows that her only hope lies within a Baltimore cemetery. There, in the early morning hours of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a mysterious stranger known as the "Poe Toaster" will make his annual homage at the legendary poet's grave.
Only the Poe Toaster holds the key to the way between worlds. But even greater dangers lie ahead for Isobel. An ancient evil, draped in veils of white, is watching, challenging her for Varen's affections. When Isobel finally finds Varen, he is no longer the quiet and brooding boy who once captivated her, but a dark force, powerful and malevolent.
Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess, #3)
Jessica Day George
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Release Date: December 11, 2012
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When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all.

Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
Cynthia Hand
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: January 17, 2012
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For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.
Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
In this compelling sequel to "Unearthly," Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.

The Lost Prince (The Iron Fey, #5; Call of the Forgotten, #1)
Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Don’t look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase’s unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he’d dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister’s world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
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One choice can transform you--or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves--and herself--while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable--and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
"New York Times" bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian "Divergent" series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
That was a difficult list to put together! So many fabulous sequels came out this year, and many of these series have yet another sequel coming out next year. Something to look forward to for certain!

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5 comments:

  1. So far I've read The Lost Prince and I absolutely loved. I definitely need to read Enshadowed ,since I've already read Nevermore.


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  2. Sadly the only one I've read is Lost Prince. But I did enjoy that one, even if it didn't really compare to the original Iron Fey. And I am SO slacking on reading Insurgent. I need to re-read Divergent first >.<
    I'll have to check Princess one out!

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  3. Loved Hallowed! I actually was not happy with Nevermore. It moved really slow, barely any Varnen, and ended on another cliffhanger! I still need to read The Lost Prince and Insurgent!

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  4. I SAW THE LOST PRINCE AND I GOT REALLY EXCITED. LIKE, REALLY EXCITED. LIKE "OMG THAT'S A FAVORITES LIST AND THE LOST PRINCE IN ON THERE!" BUT I AGREE WITH JESSI, THE ORIGINAL IRON FEY IS THE BOMB DIGGETY! LIKE, SO EPICALLY AWESOME I DO A REREAD BIANNUALLY. LIKE, I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING. HEY! IT'S THAT BIANNUAL TIME OF YEAR. OMG I ALMOST FORGOT! *SHAKES HAND* THANK YOU KIND MISS FOR REMINDING ME.

    AND HECK YES TO HALLOWED! I CAN'T WAIT FOR BOUNDLESS. I NEED IT SO BAD. I WANT TO BUY IT BUT I DON'T OWN THE FIRST TWO AND IT'D LOOK LIKE SUCH AN AWKWARD TURTLE SITTING THERE BY ITSELF. BUT HEY, IF YOU NEED TO BUY SOMETHING, BUY IT RIGHT?!?! AND IN INSURGENT, I LOVED IT, BUT SOMETIMES I WANTED TO PUSH TRIS OFF A CLIFF. IMO, SHE WAS STARTING TO GET ON MY NERVES. A TTEEEENNNSSSSSYYYY BIT.

    AND I HAVE NEVER READ THE OTHER NOT-DEBUTS. ALTHOUGH I'VE HEARD SOME PURETTTYYY AWESOME THINGS ABOUT NEVERMORE AND SOME OTHER NOT-SO-AWESOME THINGS, ALTHOUGH I HAVEN'T READ ENSHADOWED. THAT'S THE FIRST BOOK CORRECT? CORRECT.

    I'M ANSWERING ALL MY OWN QUESTIONS TODAY. IT'S A WEIRD THING.

    AND DUDE. PRINCESS OF THE SILVER WOODS LOOKS LIKE A RED RIDING HOOD RETELLING. IS IT? I THINK IT IS.

    *turns down crazy meter*

    Awesome list Annabelle! Now I need to go find Stormdancer on one of those lists because I remember your PERFECT FIVE STAR REVIEW. OMG I REALLY WANT TO READ THAT BOOK NOW. *GOES BACK UP TO FULL CRAZY*

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  5. I haven't read any of these yet, but 3 of them are on my TBR. I will have to check out the others also. :)

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