Angela’s Best Of 2016

Posted December 21, 2016 by Angela in Best Of, Under the Covers / 35 Comments

 

 

 

I looked at my past “Best Of” the past years and I can’t believe how far I’ve come as far as reading choices.   Some have remained constant , for instance, series I follow  or favorite author but definitely the genre has widened a  bit.

 Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti
Scorpius Syndrome #1

I was utterly blown away with the post apocalyptic aspect of the story in this book and the romance softened the suspenseful edge just the right amount. Looking for an extraordinay romantic suspense read? This is the one for you!

 

 

 

 

He Will be My Ruin by K.A Tucker

I only read this book because Fran and Suzanne were raving about this book and it was one of the instances that their text just about blew up my phone.   Surely, I wouldn’t have picked it up by its cover .  They’re discussion on how good it was persuaded me to jump right in.  Boy, they were right, it was non stop suspense and the author kept me needing to read each page after the next

 

 

 

Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole
The Arcana Chronicles #4

Okay, so not quite a new series but definitely a “new to me” series with the last book released this year.   I devoured the books in this series in just a matter of a couple weeks.   Cole not only mastered the area of writing paranormal romance, contemporary  and wow…young adult as well.   I can’t believe I waited to long to read this series   It was damn good!

 

 

 

The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
The Remnant Chronicles #3

I looked through my TBR list and I realized that there are a few Young Adult books I’ve read with heroines that  deserved to be in this category.  But this year, I pick Lia from The Remnant Chroncles.  I loved this girl from the beginning and until the end of this trilogy.   Pearson did a wonderful job keeping her identity yet maturing to strong willed woman.

 

 

 


The Beast by J.R. Ward
Black Dagger Brotherhood #14

It’s Rhage, Need I say more?

 

 

 

 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows #1

I was drawn to the  color and velvity texture of this cover.  Also, both books in this series have edges are colored.   It’s pretty cool.  Thank God the story was good enough to represent the cover.

 

 

 

 

A Court of Mist and Furyby Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses #2

*sigh* I can’t even begin to tell you how disappointed I am with this book.  But I can tell you that I dislike this book as much as I love the first installment.   That book excelled on the world building, character build up, and romance was awe inspiring.   But then, this book came out and all hell broke lose.  Everything Maas built up in book one was thrown out the window.   So much contradictions in the plot and the heroine annoyed me to no ends.  It’s rare that I dislike a book this much and with that said…biggest let down.

 

 

 

The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Charley Davidson #10

I picked Charley and Reyes to be my my Best Couple because despite how powerful they both are, they manage to stay grounded and together.   From book one to the current release, this couple has yet to disappoint.  When it comes to romance, they excel in keeping it strong.

 

 

 

The Player by Kresley Cole 
The Game Maker #3

It’s been a while since I read  this book but as I look at the books I’ve read this year, I realize I couldn’t remember any specific sex scenes   However, I did a quick video review that said “it was so hot, I had to fan myself”.  Cole does have a way to writing these kind of books.  The Game Maker books has all been in my previous Best Of, including The Player.   And according to my review, this has been one of the best of  2016.

 

 

J. R. Ward  

I realize that since coming on board this blog, I have never made Ward as my Author of the Year.   I’m pretty shocked, after all Ward has yet to disappoint.    Her BDB books gave me the love for PNR and pretty much encouraged me to step out of the box.  Her writing is amazing and always seem to pull all kinds of emotions out of me.  When someone ask me who my favorite author is, Ward is the first to come to mind.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 8

THE TWELVE DAYS OF DASH AND LILY by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
ARC copy of SWEET TOMORROWS by Debbie Macomber
ARC copy of SECRET SISTERS by Jayne Ann Krentz
DOMINATED by Maya Banks
SIGNED copy of A MATTER OF GRAVE CONCERN by Brenda Novak
FORGED BY DESIRE by Bec McMaster
IT TAKES A SCANDAL by Caroline Linden
SIGNED copy of THE DUKE IN MY BED by Amelia Grey
ROUGH JUSTICE by Sarah Castille
SHADOW SILENCE by Yasmine Galenorn

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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Esther Gerdzen
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Esther Gerdzen

Great list 🙂 Love some of these books and some books i have to check out !
Happy Holidays 🎄
Thank you for the chance 💕

Jolanda
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Jolanda

Great books. Thank you for the opportunity.
Happy Holidays 🎄☃️😘

Pansy Petal
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Pansy Petal

Nice list. Thank you for sharing! JR Ward is the BEST!

Amy R
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Amy R

I’ve only read 2 books on your list.

Milena
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Milena

I loved Arcana Rising, I binge read all books in one week!

Timitra
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Timitra

Great list Angela!

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

More great books.

Amy Ryan
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Amy Ryan

Charley and Reyes are a great couple, I’m still catching up my Kresley Cole books I’m loving them! Thanks for the giveaway, Happy Christmas 😀

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I’ve been wanting to start the remnant chronicles. Also, I love charley and reyes! Great picks

Kim Perry
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Kim Perry

Great list! I love Charley and Reyes!!

Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

Oh I agree. Rebecca Z’s newest series is amazing and captures me from cover to cover. Not surprise The Beast and Ward made your top list. They’d make mine.
Bummer about the Maas book doing so poorly after the first one.
Yes, Reyes and Charley. I love them as a couple, too.

Lisa
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Lisa

Thanks for sharing your list!

Diane Sallans
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Diane Sallans

I’ll have to look for those

Tina Bartz
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Tina Bartz

Yikes! I just bought the Court of Thorns and Roses novella bundle on sale tonight because I have the first book, even though I haven’t started reading the series yet. It is disappointing to hear about the second book.

Janie McGaugh
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Janie McGaugh

You picked a bunch of authors I love, though I probably would have made other choices! I’ll have to check out some of these books I haven’t read.

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk
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Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Great choices ! I have some of the same favorites …Love Rebecca’s books !

Paige
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Paige

Your raving about Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti made me give it a try even though its not my normal read and I’m so glad I did it was fantastic, so Thanks.

Betul E.
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Betul E.

Charley and Reyes are the BEST!!!!!

Artemis Giote
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Artemis Giote

I hope that I am not the only one I haven’t read any book of J. R. Ward yet. Great post and thank you for the chance!!!

Sue G.
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Sue G.

Fun choices! Thanks!

miki
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miki

i must get up to day because i haven’t read any of your 2016 selection ( sometimes i do have read from teh author or even teh series but never that far^^;;)

Andra
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Andra

I read He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker at the recommendation of a friend and I was glad I listened to her.

Darynda
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Darynda

THANK YOU, ANGELA!!! I love all your choices!

Maria Theresa Santos
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Maria Theresa Santos

thanks for the chance

Mess
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Mess

Yes yes yes to this list! Love it! I’m in complete agreement with SCORPIUS SYNDROME and BEAUTY OF DARKNESS

lea
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lea

Thanks for the chance <3

Irma J
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Irma J

Great choice but so are all the rest 🙂 Merry Christmas to you all.

Texas Book Lover
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Texas Book Lover

Great list. Charlie and Reyes are awesome!

Anne
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Anne

I have become quite unhappy with Charley and Reyes and gave 10th grave only a 2 star review. I don’t feel they spend enough time actually talking and working together as a couple.

Tanya Guthrie
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Tanya Guthrie

So many great book here! I love Reyes!! I just read my first Rebecca Zanetti this year, I think I’m hooked!

Mariann Murvai
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Mariann Murvai

happy holidays 🙂

Maria McNamara
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Maria McNamara

Amazing list..Saw a couple I wasn’t familiar with so I found some new Authors to follow!! The Warden is absolutely amazing!! Have had the pleasure of meeting her and have seen her several times! She rocks!❤

KateS
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KateS

I totally agree about He Will be My Ruin, one of the best for me too!

Joanne B
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Joanne B

That’s a great list of books. Can’t wait to check them out. Thanks.

Amber
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Amber

I’m adding a lot of these to my wishlist. Thanks!