"You must become so free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus
2012 was the year of the best YA Books for me, apparently. But all three of those books are fantastic in very different ways and deserve mention.
Angelfall: What a book! I am so impatient for the sequel; I know that as soon as it comes out, I will probably drop everything, just so I can devour it. This was a book with excellent characterization, great logic and awesome world building. I consumed it in a day and wished it were as long as Anna Karenina so that it would never end. Recommended for dystopia lovers, angel-story lovers and action lovers.
A Certain Slant of Light: I had been meaning to read this one ever since I saw Wendy Darling's review on GR, but it kept getting moved back in my TBR pile. I'm glad I finally picked it up towards the end of 2012, though. This book is literary. The prose is delicate and beautiful and enchanting. I felt like I was reading a secret when I read this novel. Highly recommended for those who love beautiful prose, contemporary fiction and literary works.
Partials: This book was awesome. The science! Finally, a virus that makes sense! The author took the time to explain it in the novel and I thought he did an excellent job. Granted, this is not a science book, but for what he was working with, I thought it was nearly flawless. I remember this book being so action-packed that I was actually begging for a break for those poor kids. Also, it's worth mentioning that all of the characters in here are of different races and in YA, which is mainly dominated by caucasian heroes/heroines, this was a great change! Recommended for action lovers, science lovers and dystopia lovers.