The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes
I bought so many copies of this book. I passed them out like candy. I believe in this story so much. I wish everyone would pick up this one. It's gorgeous and so meaningful.
Welcome, Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Corielle
Chloe wormed her way into my heart and won't leave. I read this one a year ago and it's still clear in my mind. I often ask myself - what would Chloe do to make this situation fun?
The Right & The Real by Jöelle Anthony
This is such a well-written contemporary novel that deals with real issues without being overwhelming or preachy. It completely surprised me and there's a lot to gain from reading this book.
Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon
I don't read a lot of thrillers, but this one was exceptional. It was fast paced, fascinating and just such a great read.
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samatha Van Leer
You'd think a Jodi Picoult YA book would show up everywhere. But I feel like people didn't really talk about it at all. I wasn't sure I was going to read it, but I decided to pick it up and I kind of fell in love with it. It's a love story for readers.
Dark Star by Bethany Frenette
SUPERHEROES. This book was pretty epic for me. Bonus points for taking place in Minneapolis. I love a lot about this book - from the paranormal twist, to the boy who can teleport, the family dynamics, and so much more.
The Peculiar by Stephen Bachman
This book was completely enchanting. I feel like a lot of steampunk books focus too much on the genre and not enough on the story. This one has the great story to go with the steampunk. Plus, it's the kind of story that you can't fit into an age category. This is a book for everyone.
Croak by Gina Damico
Dark humor and access to the famous in the afterlife. This book was so much fun and so clever. The sequel, Scorch, came out this year as well.
Velveteen by Daniel Marks
This book completely blew me away. The writing was beautiful and chilling. It was dark and completely awesome. I don't know if I missed everyone talking about it when it came out or what, but I'm actually confused by the lack of hype surrounding this book. Because it's one I am still freaking out about.
Are there any books you feel like people missed in 2012?