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"You must become so free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." -Albert Camus

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30 Day Book Challenge: Day 1 - Best Book of 2012.

Angelfall  - Susan Ee A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb Partials - Dan Wells

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.