Friday, May 18, 2012

Top Twelve Summer Books I'm Dying To Read!

Hi, everybody! :)

Just because I've spent a lot of time pining over books that I'm dying to get my hands on lately (to the point where I'm constantly distracted!),  I decided to make up a post of the top twelve (because trying to make a list of ten just didn't work) books I'm dying to read that are released this summer! Here they are, in no particular order:


(Covers & titles link to Goodreads)

1. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Series: Bloodlines #1
Release Date: June 12, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: I am and always have been Team Adrian, and I actually liked (please don't kill me) Bloodlines better than Vampire Academy! I would trade in various organs to get my hands on this book now. :')

2. Before I Wake by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #6
Release Date: June 26, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: It's RACHEL VINCENT. It's about REAPERS. It has TOD HUDSON in it. This series is one of my favourites of all time, so you can only imagine how excited I am to be a part of the blog tour for this in June!!!! I danced around forever! ♥

3. Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson
Series: Lila #2
Release Date: August 2, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: Because Hunting Lila was one of my faves of 2011 and I'm already hovering with my mouse over the clicker to add this one on my list right next to it! ;)

4. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
Series: Nevermore #2
Release Date: August 28, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: I read the first book, Nevermore, in 2010 and was so sad when they pushed the release date back for this sequel because I want more gothic Varen and kick-butt Isobel. But now I'm just happy that it's coming out soon! :) 

5. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Series: N/A
Release Date: June 14, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: Part because I really need a contemporary book on this list, and part because I have a weakness for the boys next door! Doesn't this one sound really sweet?

6. Defiance by C.S. Redwine
Series: Defiance #1
Release Date: August 28, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: Have you READ the synopsis? I fell in love with the idea of it immediately, and I'm crossing my fingers and legs and toes that this won't disappoint!

7. Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Elemental #2
Release Date: August 28, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: The first book was made of epic amazingness (just like Brigid herself and the five amazing boys she created in Storm!), and I don't think anyone who's read the first one is going to pass up the chance to know more about Gabriel! ;)

8. Auracle by Gina Rosati
Series: N/A
Release Date: August 2, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: Authors are starting to get back into writing crazy original stories with cool premises, and this one (about astral projection) is just one exhibit in a really big museum! Thank goodness for that! :)

9. Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Lux #2
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: If you need to ask this question, I'm going to assume that you haven't read Obsidian yet and I'll gladly drag you to the nearest bookstore to pick this up! Aliens and book bloggers have never made a better mix than in this book! :)

10. Inbetween by Tara A. Fuller
Series: Kissed by Death #1
Release Date: August 14, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: More reapers!! *dances happily* They're really starting to top witches as my favourite paranormal creatures now, and I want this to be one of the books that helps turn me!

11. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarrey
Series: N/A
Release Date: July 31, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: Another contemporary! (See, you can't say I didn't include any!) A few of my blogging friends recently raved about it, so I'm prepared to go into this one with tissues and a cozy blanket!

12. Foretold by Richelle Mead, Meg Cabot, Laini Taylor, etc.
Series: N/A
Release Date: August 28, 2012

Why I'm dying to read this: I'm not usually an anthology girl, but this one has authors like Richelle Mead and Meg Cabot and Laini Taylor contributing, so this is a definite MUST!


And that's just a fraction of the many books that I've been dying to read this summer! (A lot of them are a part of a series of some sort haha... but I did sneak some standalones in there too!) Can you imagine how big my pre-order lists for the next few months are? Because they would seriously put any book-lover to shame! :') 

What books are you dying for this summer? 



  1. I can't wait for a lot of the same books too! I'm really excited to read Defiance, Spark, Onyx and Enshadowed. I really wished enshadowed coul have been released earlier. :9
    but at least its comming out this summer!
    i never heard of Auracle before but it sounds fabulus! (adding it to my TBR!)
    Have a wonderful day!!!! <3

    1. I also love, need to hug, bloodlines more than VA because I connect with the characters more. ( I have several things in common with Sydney and love and want Adrian to be real) I still love the incredible VA series, just not as much.

  2. Aweeeesome list, Mimi! There are so many books I'm dying to read from this list! The Golden Lily! Auracle! My Life Next Door! Oh, who am I kidding? I want to read EVERYTHING from this list!! <3

    I can't wait to meet Rose and Dimka again in Foretold! Like you, I'm Team Adrian, so I LOVE Bloodlines! <3 Defiance has a really cool cover! I can't wait for the wonderful summer which will bring all the amazing books to us!! x) Thank you for the list, Mimi! It's pure awesomeness, just like you! ;)

  3. There are seriously some fantastic books coming out this summer, you were so good just sticking to a 12 book list, honestly mine would be miles long! I can't wait for My Life Next Door, it has such a to die for cover, I have a feeling it will be a contemporary I love! Also Losing Lila! August would you hurry up already! I need more Alex like now! There's a deleted scene that Sarah out up recently and a interview today, just in case you're suffering from Alex withdrawals I will chase it up and send you the links! :)

  4. Oh Losing Lila I'm super excited for. And Pushing the Limits is on Netgalley if you didn't know :)

  5. Mimi, this is a brilliant list and mine would look much the same! I NEED Onyx in my life!! <3

  6. How did you pick only 12?! I know that gives you a little more wiggle room than 10 but still...

    I am now super excited about Foretold now. I'd heard of most of the others but not this one and I'm a total Meg Cabot fangirl so it's a must read!

  7. Aaaaaaaaaaaaa Mimi!! Amazing list!! Can't wait for Losing Lila too <3 <3 And you know it!! Will be reading it again together? I would love that! :P And Onyx <3 <3 Aww Daemon, Daemon <3 <3 And Inbetween!! Can't wait!! AND GOLDEN LILY!! AAAAAAAAAAA so so many awesome books <3 :) ;) :)

  8. YESSSSSSS MIMI!!!! I'm dying for so many of these too! Especially Defiance and Auracle, those cannot get in my hands fast enough! I finished My Life Next Door recently and LOVED it, I can't wait for it to come out so I can get my own copy. I love blog tours, but I get depressed having to send a book I love on to the next person, I just want to hug it to my chest and not let go:) Have a fabulous weekend!

  9. Awesomeeeee list. YESS to all of these, Mimi :)

    I am a diehard Bloodlines fan (Sydney and Adrian are my favorites) - I love them both so much, haha. I need The Golden Lily now. I have been reading quotes from it and it looks like its gonna be amazinggg.

    With you on My Life Next Door, Pushing the Limits, and Inbetween (reapers - hells yea).

    And I actually just received Obsidian in the mail. Soooo excited to read that one. If I would've known the main girl was a book blogger I would've read it earlier but alas it was a series I just discovered so I'm on it now LOL.

    Cover for Spark. Gorgeousss, haha. I need to read Storm.

  10. Let me tell you a secret: top 10 lists never work! At least when it comes to favorite books. I've given up to create such lists. :D

    But I loooooove your Top 12 list. So many of these are on my to-buy list, too. By the way, PUSHING THE LIMITS is on NetGalley and DEFIANCE is on Edelweiss. And yes, I freaked out just a tiny little bit when seeing these titles. Only need to keep crossing my fingers to be accepted for DEFIANCE.

    Happy summer reading!

  11. Enshadowed!! I read Nevermore last summer but was really disappointed when it got pushed so far back. I am also really really excited for Pushing the Limits and My Life Next Door! I have been wanting to read those two for awhile as well!! Hurry up summer! lol

  12. Fantastic list, Mimi! I am dying for the Golden Lily. I also want SS and the Lila book Onyx and Foretold. The look awesome! I still need to read Nevermore. There are some great ones for fall like Alice in zombieland! Thanks for sharing. Oh I sent you an email the other day about the read along did you get it? Have a great weekend, Mimi!

  13. Nice looking list you have there. I need to get my hands on the first in a lot of those series you have listed. One of my favorite authors is about to release a few new novels during the summer that I'm anxious to get my hands on.

    Other than that, I'm really wanting that book Of Poseidon!

  14. Oh my goodness, Mimi! You've put together a dream list!! I'm looking forward to every one of these. I read The Golden Lily and it's amazing! If you're a big fan of Bloodlines (like me) you'll love it. Adrian!!!

    I'm also giddy with anticipation over Enshadowed! I LOVED Nevermore, and like you I was really disappointed when the date got moved back, ahhhh! Especially after that ending!

    Amazing picks, my dear. :)

  15. I am excited about ALL of these, but especially about Losing Lila(Alex, ahem), and Foretold (Dimitri!!!). Notice a pattern there? I am sadly predictable. :)
    Great picks, and OMG those covers - all of them!

  16. I need Golden Lily in my hands too!!!!!!

  17. Mimi, you are just way too much fun. Like, SERIOUSLY fun!! This post is way cool!!! I just recently became interesting in the Lila books - and I canNOT wait to read Obsidian - finally!! My library does't have it yet...lamesauce! I still need to read "Storm", and "My Life Next Door" looks adorable!! Oh and Defiance - SO PRETTY!! :D
    GREAT POST MIMI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol I can be....overenthusiastic. ;) You should do these four times a year - once for each season. :D

    Yay for summer coming!! :D

    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

  18. Fantastic blog post, Mimi! All those new YA titles look great, and the covers are all lovely. My most anticipating reads out of your list are Defiance and My Life Next Door. :)

  19. I'm most dying for Before I Wake!!! Kaylee and Tod ahhhh! *fangirl screaming* lol Did you read the first chapter excerpt on Amazon *swoon* so amazing and cute already! I'm also dying for more of my husband, Adrian Ivashkov in Golden Lily. Got to see what happens to Varen in Enshadowed. I love boy next door type stories so I think I will enjoy My Life Next Door. I still need to read Obsidian then Onyx. I'm like the only person that hasn't read it yet. There are a million more books I'm looking forward too. May had so any releases I need to read.

  20. Oh my goodness. I realized I'm going to be poor by the end of summer. Oh, well. I'll be happy at least because I'd have all these more-than-amazing books! *--* Gosh, so much fangirling material.

    I'm SO dying to read The Golden Lily, too. Glad I preordered it, but hoping it doesn't take long to get to my remote country once it's shipped :D Defiance definitely sounds amazing! I've seen it's on Edelweiss, so you should really go request it :) And OMG SPARK. We're both dying to read more about the brothers, I see. CAN'T. WAIT.

    Other releases that are there nagging at me to buy them asap are A Midsummer's Nightmare (I LOVE Kody Keplinger), Shadow and Bone, Tiger Lily (oh my gosh this one sound so so good!), Rift, Kissing Shakespeare... But yeah. I think we'll have a book-filled summer ♥

  21. I think My Life Next Door looks SO CUTE and I really want to read to Onyx too, of course. As you know, I really want to read Shadow and Bone. Like the commentator above, I want to read A Midsummer's Nightmare too. It looks so good. :D

  22. Some of these I'd pick up based on the cover alone, LOL.

  23. MIIIIIMI. I love your list because I'm also twitching in anticipation of getting my hands on most of those books, ESPECIALLY My Life Next Door. :D

  24. I'm absolutely dying to read The Golden Lily and Before I Wake, as well as Shadows and Bone by Leigh Bardugo and Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt!

  25. I want all of them !
    They all seem absolutely fabulous ! :) :)

  26. I can't wait to read Defiance. I love dystopian books! =)

  27. MIMI! Have I ever mentioned you're a MIND-READER?!?! ALL THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE BOOKS I'M PINING FOR!
    THE GOLDEN LILYYYYY! Who ISN'T excited for that?!?! LOSING LILA!!! I NEED MY ALEXXX<3 SPARKKKKKK! OMG. THE MERRICK BROTHERS<3 IN BETWEEN! I did the cover reveal for that, so I'm personally EPICLY (is that even a word?! Or did I spell it wrong? ANYWAY moving on :) EXCITED FOR IT!! PUSHINGGGG THE LIMITS! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! It sounds SO AMAZING! Harlequin Teen AU have the ARCs in the office RIGHT NOW and I'm SO tempted to break in and steal a copy!!! (They're situated near where I live LOL) hahhaa AND FORETOLDDDDDD! That's the anthology with Dimitri and Rose's story right?! MEEEEEE WANTTTTTT! I LOVEEEEE your list Mimi!<3 hehehhehe

  28. My summer reading list is already so huge!! You have some great picks here, Mimi. I'm excited to read Foretold because it has a Rose and Dimitri (VA) story. Cannot wait!!

  29. AHSBDNSJFKDLFDJ!!!! I die. With. NEEEEEEEED. I NEED THIS BOOKS YESTERDAY. I am especially excited for The Golden Lily, Losing Lila, Defiance, Spark, Auracle, Onyx and of course, Foretold, for the Rose/Dimka story!! Although these are all WINTER reads for me, so I can curl up with them in front of the heater :D You Canadians and your backward seasons are adorkable *pinches cheek*

    I'm also frothing at the mouth for these summer/winter reads: Renegade, Earth Girl, Throne of Glass, Girl of Nightmares, Rift, Blood Storm. WAAAAAAANT.

    Awesome, lusty post, Mimi! <3

  30. Oh gosh, Enshadowed is coming out this summer?! That's awesome. I just started reading Nevermore...I know, I know, I took forever, but I'm a really big Poe kick right now so it was good timing. LOL But yeah, now I'm excited for that one!!


  31. If I should pick one, I would choose Auracle. The cover is so pretty! And My life next door is going to be my ultimate summr read :D

    I always make lists in my notebook, haha. I try to make like.. a top 10 of books I want to buy as soon as possible and I end up writing pages and pages :') So I think you did a pretty good job at listing your top twelve!

  32. Ooooh it's going to be an amazing summer! I'm most excited for The Golden Lily. It feels like a hundred million years ago since I read Bloodlines ;( I need more Adrian pronto! my Life Next Door sounds like a very sweet story and I want to finish Storm soon after which I'm sure I'll be waiting for Spark. Of course, I cannot wait for Onyx!! The early views leave no doubt that it's even more awesome than Obsidian and I LOVED Daemon... And er, Obsidian.

    Amazing list, Mimi! Makes me even more excited for these releases!

  33. OH MY GOD! I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS POST! (Except for the fact that it's now Winter in Australia *cries* NOOOOO) Ahem.
    LOSING LILA? Oh god, I need more Alex <3
    SPARK? I haven't even started Storm yet but I'm still excited for it
    Defiance, Auracle, Inbetween? AKLJHKSAHKD these all sound so incredibly amazing!
    Must. Go. Book shopping. Immediately.

    Ahhh! Amazing list :) <3
    PS- Mind if I follow suit and make my own list in the next week or so?

  34. I can see why you're dying to read these! I'm most excited for Onyx, cna't wait to read more about Daemon! :D And I really need to read Storm so that I can read Spark when it comes out. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I'm a new follower here! Nice to meet you. :)


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