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Sunday, December 19, 2010

My Favorite Books of 2010


The year is drawing to a close and there were a ton of fabulous books released throughout it. I think 2010 was the year for paranormal romances especially. 
It's so hard to pick a set number of books that I loved this year but after some time & thought I've put together a list of my 12 favorites and I thought I'd share them with you now.


(Click on the title name for more information on the book)
12. Rapture Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Rapture Untamed by Pamela PalmerThe most combative - and tormented - of all the Ferals,Jag is a predator who hunts alone - until daemons terrorize the human population. To stop them, he partners with Olivia, a flame-haired Therian temptress as strong as she is beautiful. But Olivia is no ordinary immortal. The survivor of a vicious supernatural attack, she possesses a deadly and forbidden skill - one that must remain hidden, especially from the powerful Feral Warriors.
I enjoyed all the the Feral Warrior books thus far but Jag's story is by far my favorite. It was dark and intense and I was captivated by every word. 


11. His Darkest Embrace by Juliana Stone
His Darkest Embrace OfficialA solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. It will take the woman who calls him enemy to give him a reason to live.
I love Juliana Stone's take on strong, sexy alpha males and their independent & snarky females that they can't live without. And the cover is just plain hawt!

10. Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
Rachel Morgan has fought vampires, werewolves, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter and lived to tell the tale. But she'snever faced off against her own kind--until now.
Two words, The Hollows. Who doesn't love this series about Rachel and her quirky gang of mischief-makers? 

9. Eternal Flame by Cynthia Eden
'Eternal FlameCynthia Eden invites you into the world of the Others—supernatural creatures who are sexy, powerful, and more than human in every way…
I just discovered this author this month and devoured the first three books in the Night Watch series, now I'm looking to get more of her books. 


8. Veil of Shadows by Shiloh Walker
the thrilling follow-up to Through the Veil, featuring a beautiful captain who’s lost her magic—and the stranger who will either be her great love, or her greatest enemy…
I still haven't read her Hunter's series but after reading the two Veil books they are on my TBR list! Captivating characters and  a rich world built around them.



firelight7. Firelight by Sophie Jordon

A HIDDEN TRUTH, 
MORTAL ENEMIES, 

DOOMED LOVE

YA's have been getting pretty redundant for me lately but I was pleasantly surprised with Sophie Jordan's fresh take on it and her draki's storyline. Review


6. Total Eclipse by Rachel Caine
Weather Warden Joanne Baldwin, her husband, the djinn David, and the Earth herself have been poisoned by a substance that destroys the magic that keeps the world alive. The poison is destabilizing the entire balance of power, bestowing magic upon those who have never had it, and removing it form those who need it. It's just a matter of time before the delicate balance of nature explodes into chaos-and doom.
I absolutely loved this series and was so sad to see it end but I think Caine did a wonderful job wrapping it up. 

5. Eternal Kiss of Darkness by Jeaniene Frost
An immortal was has been brewing in the darkness...and now one woman has stumbled into the shadows.
I wasn't a big fan of Mencheres until I read this book, wow. Review







4. Cheat the Grave by Vicki Pettersson
Joanna Archer is working hard to put the painful events of her recent past behind, doing her best to embrace mortality after being superhuman.
So excited and sad to see how Vicki ends this series next summer. 







3. Wait for Dusk by Jocelynn Drake
Wait for DuskThere is no sanctuary in the night…
It happened, it finally happened! 










2. First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost
The night is not safe for mortals. 
You can't go wrong reading anything Jeaniene writes. And if I can't have Bones I would settle for Spade ;)








And the #1 spot goes to.....


1. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brook
iron duke coverAfter the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a national hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power — and fear — of his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep, bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he intends to make her his next possession.
Yeah, I was just blown away by this one. I wasn't expecting it to be a favorite read when I first saw everyone raving about it and now here it is, at #1! Review

So those are my top 12 favorite books that were released this year. Of course, I could keep going but it was hard enough ranking 12. So what is your favorite read of the year? Are any of your favorites on my list? 

Here's to more great reads in 2011! Have a wonderful Sunday everyone! 

3 comments:

BLHmistress said...

I see a lot on your list that has confirmed my need to buy next from my wishlist plus more - I have 2 of Jocelynn Drake on my shelf just hadn't dug into them , see that I just might have too.

Nathalie Brault said...

Hi, your top 12 is really great, I am taking note to buy at least 6 of them and eventually probably all of them,
I just discover, this year that I had a passion for the paranormal romance and likes everything form what you have on your blog.
which is absolutely great BTW.
I was wondering, how to partake in this giveaway to win one book of the 12 though
Thanks

Crystal ♥ said...

@Nathalie; Thanks for stopping by! For the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop just go to that post.

A quick link is also under current giveaways at the top - Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop: Win one book from My Top 12 Favorite Books of 2010.

And then just fill out the form. =)