Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gizmo's Reviews Top 12 of 2012

Top 12 Books of 2012

I've finally decided that it was time to put together a listing of my favorite books of 2012.

I can honestly tell you that there were lots of books that I absolutely loved that didn't make this list :( I also didn't read as many books that I did in 2011. But, it's not about the quantity any longer, it's the quality, and 2012 was an awesome year for being a reader/reviewer!

I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing some awesome authors this year, and I hope to continue this trend into 2013 when there are even more awesome books expected to be released! Maybe I'll even see some of you authors at the Olde City, New Blood Convention in St. Augustine, Florida this coming February!

There are not necessarily in any order. Enjoy!

1. The Last Bastion of the Living by Rhianon Frater

2. Dust and Decay by Jonathan Maberry

3. Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi

4. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones

5. Blood Winter by Diana Pharaoh Francis 

6. Lust for Life by Jeri Smith-Ready

7. Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

8. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

9. Clay & Susan Griffith The Kingmakers

10. Widow's Web by Jennifer Estep

11. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

12. Full Blooded by Amanda Carlson

 My Honorable Mentions: (All our worthy of my top 12 list!)

Tim O'Rourke's Kiera Hudson series volume 1 and 2!
E.S. Moore's Kat Redding series
Amanda Bonilla's Shaede Assassin series
Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson
Crimson Frost by Jennifer Estep
Jenn Bennett's Arcadia Bell series
River Road by Suzanne Johnson
After Dark by Emi Gayle
Daughter of the Sword by Steve Bein
The Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Biting Cold by Chloe Neill
Kristen Callihan's Darkest London series

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and checked
out my list of my favorite books of 2012. In the coming
week ahead, I am going to put together my list of the
top 12 books I am looking forward to in 2013!


  1. I've only read one book out of your top 12! Must remedy this immediately!

    1. I know right? I mean there are so many books out there to read, but not enough time in the day!

  2. I have been craving to read Stormdancer! It looks incredible. Top 12? Def have to check it out asap. Thanks!


    1. It's an incredible book, and I'm absolutely looking forward to reading its sequel in 2013! Thanks Valen!

  3. Great list, Shelley! I received Blades of Winter and Full Blooded from my Secret Santa and I can't wait to read them =)

    1. Thank you! There were so many more books I could have added to my list! Can't wait to produce my most anticipated reads of 2013.

  4. Great list! I definitely loved Full BLooded! Still need to get on on Throne of Glass soon!

    My Top 10 of 2012 List! Post
    Mystifying Paranormal Reviews

  5. I've read:
    Widow's Web - awesome although I'm pissed at a male character....
    4th Grave was great
    Full Blooded - love

    The others look interesting.

    Thanks for the list.
    You should check out my
    Top 10 list.

    1. I know exactly what you mean in regards to Widow's Web. I am hoping beyond hope that things change in the next book!