1. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh
This book has been on countless TTTs or random posts of mine, but LISTEN. If you haven't read it yet, you're greatly missing out on quality characterization and thrilling storytelling. Not to mention the slow burn of ALL SLOW BURNS. The sequel keeps getting pushed back, which makes my heart sad. It's a thick read, but I read it in less than 24 hours on a day when I had school AND work, so no excuses!
2. The Morganville Vampires Series by Rachel Caine
If you haven't read my alphabetized post about why you should read this series, go HERE. But honestly. They're like crack that I'd like to slang your way.
3. Georgina Kincaid Series by Richelle Mead
We all know about her Vampire Academy series and how she likes to break our hearts. But did you know that her adult series is just as good? I mean sure, if you like love interests who are disheveled-but-cute authors with messy hair and is pretty introverted and in total awe of Georgina and GIVES HER ARCs of his books. Enough talking, please go buy these on your e-reader (the covers aren't ones you'll want flashing in public) and READ! Also, your heart will break.
4. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
I read this book way back in the beginning of my YA obsession. This is a keeper. You know, the kind that smashes your heart into a billion pieces and before you know it, you're going into work 15 minutes late because you have to reapply your makeup from crying in your car because you finished it. NO, this didn't happen to me. (Yes it did.)
5. Frost by Marianna Baer
OH MY GOD. The mind-screwery! The uncertainty! Guys, I could not put this one down. I was FRANTIC. If you like sweet-and-then-creepy, highly disturbing and unnerving, this is the book for you. And if you like Inception-like endings? Yep, it's got that, too.
6. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray
LIBBA BRAY CAN WRITE BOOKS. Realms, magic, heartbreak and a boy. ME GUSTA. Seriously. Ask Lynn. She'll tell you of these books' wondrousness.
7. The Dark Guardian Series by Rachel Hawthorne
These are the sappiest books ever. WIth the whole soulmates thing in each and every one of them. But you guys, they are SO feel good and after-school-special that I don't even care. They're quick reads and the characters are lovable. I DEVOURED them. Plus, I'm not tired of werewolves yet.
8. Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus
Um, wasn't there supposed to be a sequel to this one? I wish there was, because there's so much left in the story to be told. This was another "one sitting book," and it was FABULOUS. Really original story. Magic. Awesome romance.