Oh look it’s 2013, when did that happen?

Well.

I can’t believe I went this long without updating my poor blog. I was sick through the second half of December with a monster case of the flu – vomiting, chills, the works – so naturally I had other things on my mind.

But I’m back in business now and the one good thing that came from being sick is that I finished another book! I’ve also had some time to reflect on everything I read last year (61 books in total, beating the previous year’s record of 54.)

I wanted to put together a list of my favourite books that were published in 2012, but then I realized – a lot of the books I read last year weren’t even published in 2012. So obviously this will be a short and incomplete list (and in alphabetical order by author because that’s how I roll) :

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer

Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand

Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins

The Traitor in the Tunnel (The Agency #3) by YS Lee

Starling by Lesley Livingston

Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson

 

On that same note, I’m also looking forward to  some new sequel books that will be published in 2013:

Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter

Boundless (Unearthly #3) by Cynthia Hand

Every Never After (Once Every Never #2) by Lesley Livingston

 

Now for that review I promised:

Entwined by Heather Dixon

Right now we are seeing a plethora of fairy tale adaptations in books, television and film and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a welcome break from vampires at least. Heather Dixon’s Entwined is a prime example, thought it’s based on a tale that not as many people will have heard of: The Twelve Dancing Princesses. By picking a lesser-known tale, Dixon gets freerange with the story and doesn’t have to conform with what’s already done. The result is a success: she manages to wrangle the twelve girls (no easy task), various love interests, a creepy villain and a compelling plot of familial and sisterly love that makes this a very charming story. Whether you’re a fan of fairy tales of just a fantasy lover, you’ll enjoy this book.

Final Grade: A-

 

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Author: Bex

Aspiring writer and life-long bookworm.

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