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English teacher interested in language and culture, and also in fiction using magic, myth, folklore and the supernatural. Now teaching part-time in a Leicester Upper School (ages 14-19) and also writing for children, teens and teachers.

Friday, 21 December 2012

2012 Round-Up and Review (Part Two): The Books

Instead of doing a Top Ten, I've decided to organise my Books of the Year by category (which also allowed me to cover more books *cackle* - this has ended up as a Top Twenty). All links will take you to my original reviews.

Best YA Romance: Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton
YA Romance Honourable Mention: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

Best YA Dystopia: Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Best YA High Fantasy: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
YA High Fantasy Honourable Mention: The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

Best YA Urban Fantasy: Poltergeeks by Sean Cummings

Best YA Crime: Street Duty by Chris Ould
YA Crime Honourable Mention: Envy by Gregg Olsen

Best YA Thriller: Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne
YA Thriller Honourable Mentions: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis and Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson

Best YA Chiller: Hollow Pike by James Dawson
YA Chiller Honourable Mention: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Best YA Historical: VIII by H M Castor

Best YA Contemporary: Fifteen Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

Best Children's Fantasy: The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon
Children's Fantasy Honourable Mention: Lance of Truth by Katherine Roberts

Best Children's Historical: Road to London by Barbara Mitchelhill

Best Children's Adventure/Mystery: The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse by Caroline Lawrence

Best Adult Read: Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman

Clearly, I'm loathe to choose between all the fabulous books I've read in the past year! I've also selected my UKYA top five over at the UKYA blog.

I'll be posting less often over the holiday period. My next post will be on Friday 28th, then I'll post a December round-up on the 31st, another post on Friday 4th Jan and will then return to normal from Monday 7th Jan. Have a lovely Christmas and thank you for supporting my little blog x

1 comment:

  1. Oh dear, I don't think I've read any of those... Time to add a few to my list, I think! :)


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