That said, there have been some truly standout novels this year. Some of them had been on my TBR pile for years while some were from brand-new authors. Here's how they break down genre-wise: 3 Dystopian YA, 2 Adult Fantasy, 2 YA Urban Fantasy, 1 Adult Urban Fantasy, 1 Literary Fiction, and 1 YA Science Fiction. They're a diverse bunch of books, but they are all worth a read! (Click on the titles to read my reviews.)
Top Ten Books of 2011
Patricia Briggs writes amazing books and Cry Wolf was no exception. I absolutely loved how the novel jumped between different characters, and wow what a plot. A-MA-ZING.
Do not be fooled by the cover of Academy 7, this is YA science fiction at its very best. The only, only issue I had with this book? It was too bloody short! Moooore, Anne Osterlund. More!
6. Pure by Julianna Baggott
7. Temeraire by Naomi Novik
Temeraire! What a fantastic book! Dragons and Napoleon and magical magical writing. Read it!
I was afraid to read The Gathering, as I adored Kelley's Darkest Powers trilogy and everyone knows that sequels never live up to the original! The only exceptions being The Godfather II and... The Gathering! This book was every bit amazing.
10. Enclave by Ann Aguirre