Thursday, 27 December 2012

Top Pearls List 2012 with Giveaway

And here it is:

My Top Pearls list of 2012!
I did things differently than the last few years and instead of picking just a few books I looked at the best book I read each month.

In January my favorite read was Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin. It's a nailbiting and awesome UF/PNR thriller.

In February it was Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. It's a cool Fantasy story full of action and adventure.

In March the most amazing book I read was Alien Diplomacy by Gini Koch. It's a wacky, fun and action packed SciFi adventure.

In April Voodoo Bride fell in love with Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison. According to Voodoo Bride it's a fun paranormal romance with a sexy Djinn.

Fair Game by Patricia Briggs blew us away in May. It's an intense and emotional UF read.

June wasn't our best month when it came to loving books however, so I included some other great books we read in May, which was a stellar month.

Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire . It's a fun Urban Fantasy Romance.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It's a beautiful YA with werewolves.

Wicked as They Come by Delilah S Dawson. It's a beautiful, dark Victorian fairy tale.

In July there was the awesome Stalking the Others by Jess Haines. It's an action-packed and awesome Urban Fantasy read.

The best August read was Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway. It's a very entertaining Urban Fantasy.

Outpost by Ann Aguirre was my absolute favorite September read and my second favorite read of 2012. It's Post Apocalyptic Awesomeness!

October was the month I read The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle, my absolute favorite book of 2012. It's a totally amazing YA horror-thriller.

In November my favorite read was Endgame, another one of Ann Aguirre's books.

In December I fell in love with The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe. It's a beautiful story set in the early 20th century.

Next to this list I also want to mention the best ebooks we read in 2012:

Waiting for Midnight by Merrie Destefano. This is a beautifully written collection of touching and disturbing tales.

Rogue's Pawn by Jeffe Kennedy. It's a beautiful and dark Fantasy Romance.

Intimate Exposure by Portia Da Costa. It's an intense, romantic BDSM story.


And now for a giveaway!

One commenter will win one of our favorite reads of 2012.
I will have to exclude the ebooks, because I can't gift ebooks unfortunately.

The rules:
- Leave a comment with the answer to the following question:
What book from my list do you want to win and what was your favorite read of 2012?
- Leave a way for me to contact you
- Do so before January 6th 2013
- Open to everyone who is old enough to be allowed to enter this giveaway and to read the chosen book and who lives somewhere where the Bookdepository ships to.


Jeffe Kennedy said...

thanks for the nod!

Enbrethiliel said...


My favourite read from 2012 is a book that came out a few years earlier: Ermita by F. Sionil Jose. =)

If I win this giveaway, I'd choose Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

Thanks for this chance, Sully!

Giada M. said...

One of my favourite is Chocolat by Joannne Harris. Thank you for this great giveaway! :D
I would love to receive Outpost by Ann Aguirre.

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Barbara E. said...

I'd love to win Precinct 13. It's hard to choose just one favorite read - but my top three were Jennifer Estep's Widow's Web, Kevin Hearne's Tricked and Gini Koch's Alien Diplomacy.

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donnas said...

I would pick Oracles Moon. One of my favorites for the year was Redemption by Susannah Sandlin

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mariska said...

i would pick Precinct 13. and one of my favorite this year, was Department 19 by Will Hill

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Mary Preston said...

I enjoyed BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood.

I'd love to read THE HALLOWED ONES thank you.


Aleksandra said...

As always, great list! I need to add some of these on my tbr, although I've read & I really enjoyed Touch of Power, I read Shiver this year, too & it was sweet & I absolutely loved The Hallowed Ones & Discount Armageddon!

Actually, The Hallowed Ones is one of my top fav reads this year :)

I want to win Outpost or Alien Diplomacy (I finally started reading the series this year & I love it). at gmail dot com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Happy Holidays!

erin said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I'd love to read Precinct 13 by Tate Hallaway. One of my absolute favs for 2012 was Endgame by Ann Aguirre. Sad that the series ended but this book took them out with a bang!

Happy Holidays!


Mel said...

There have been a lot of good books this year. My favourites have to be A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin, Back Dust Mambo by Adrian Phoenix and Horizon by Sophie Littlefield. All great books that keep you thinking afterwards. I also loved Enclave so I would have to go for Outpost by Ann Aguirre.

Thanks for this
Mel S

Van Pham said...

I would like to win either The Hallowed Ones or Precinct 13. Some of my favorite read this year was Magic Slay by Ilona Andrews, and Dead Spots by Melissa Olson.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Melliane said...

oh a lot of nice books! I would love to read Wicked as They Come by Delilah S Dawson. I'm curious about this one. LOL my fav book won't be a surprise for you but it's Blood before sunrise by Amanda Bonilla.


miki said...

i loved sins of the angels ( thank you once again^^) and another of my favorite was river road by Suzanne Johnson

if i won i would like to discover stalking the others because i saw a lot of positive reviews and urban fansy is one of my favorite genre

thank you a lot!


Na said...

It looks like you had a wonderful reading year. One of my favorite reads of the year is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I plan on reading the sequel soon but am waiting for a good time.

I would love to read The House of Velvet and Glass. I like that it has a minor tie to the Titanic which fascinates me and the premise is different from my usual reads.


Aurian said...

I have read some of those books you list, jippie. And I know you did not really like my favourite book, A Soldier's Duty. I have Precinct 13 on my wishlist, but I also know the publisher has not given her a new contract for more and I love series. So I will choose the Seanan McGuire books, as they are also on my wishlist.

Sullivan McPig said...

Thanks for the recommendations everyone!

rissatoo said...

Some of your picks were also some of my favorite reads this year. I devoured a few series - by Gini Koch (3 different series -- or series to be), Sierra Dean, Jennifer Estep, Mira Grant, Kristen Callihan, etc. One I still have on the TBR is Outpost -- I'd love to win it!

rissatoo (ATgmail DOTcom)

Demented Wench said...

"The House of Velvet and Glass"
"The Hallowed Ones"
"Waiting for Midnight"

Would be my three choices.

I really enjoyed "The Witch of Duva" by Leigh Bardugo, a dark folktale style short story. It's part of "The Fierce Reads Anthology: A Tor.Com Original" that is free on

Lynn K. said...

I think I'd pick Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. :)

Some of my favorite 2012 reads: The Opportunist by Taryn Fisher, Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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