We can’t read them all, can we? So this is my lament to the books I missed in 2011 that were all hyped up and I just couldn’t get my hands on them, or I forgot about them by the time the release date came around.
Young Adult Books I Missed in 2011
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
I’m sure you are wondering how I missed this one, right? Well, let’s just say the refused to give me a copy at ALA (display only) and then someone actually stole the display copies in the end and I was so upset about that, I never did buy the book when it was released. Not that I don’t want to read it, I just figure I’ll let a few release before I catch up to the series.
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
I don’t even know how this happened, I got a hold of book two but never book one. I need to go out and grab a copy, but I just haven’t managed. Even though I’ve heard great things about this book. Too little time, right? Remind me the next time I’m in the book store.
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
It took me months to even figure out that this was a type of ‘Lost Boys’ dystopian. The cover rather turned me off for some reason. not that it was bad, I just thought maybe it was a ‘Beauty Queen’ massacre or something. Columbine meets Ms. Teen U.S.A. Another one that I’ve heard great things about but missed.
Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Books I Missed in 2011
All three of these books are sitting on my shelf — isn’t that a friggin shame?? I could kick myself at times.
I couldn’t be more ashamed that I haven’t read this book yet. It’s quite terrible, I’m actually dying to read it, have promo’d it and everything. I just haven’t gotten around to read it. Mainly because I talked myself into reading Ione’s Demonica series first, which I have started on.
When I got this book in, I just wasn’t feeling in the mood for cutesy, chick-lit type paranormal romance. Yet, I’ve heard wonderful things about this series, so I’m going to have to go digging. It’s on my shelf somewhere…
I think because of the parallel in the synopsis with the Morganville Vampire series, I wasn’t frothing at the mouth to read this one. But, now I’m having regret pains. It’s saying, ‘Read Me, PJ, Read Me!’
Have you let any über-hyped books pass you by?
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