Thursday, December 6, 2012

My Favorite Reads 2012 - Paranormal

It's hard to believe we're nearing the end of 2012 already....and another year of great reads and book blogging!

One of my favorite things to do as we enter December is to look back at the books I completed this year and select a handful that qualify as outstanding reads. These books most likely have landed on my "favorites" shelf at Goodreads and Librarything and are definite keepers.

For my first end-of-year favorites post I have chosen the Paranormal category:

 Hands down, Amanda Stevens' The Graveyard Queen series tops my list of amazing reads in 2012! And I am thrilled that not only does the author have future books planned...... it seems that NBC has plans to develop a TV series based on the books!

The series is based on Amelia Gray, a young woman who has seen ghosts since her childhood. She's lived by a strict set of rules which includes never interacting with the spirits. But circumstances force her to break the rules which opens the door for danger and terror to enter Amelia's world. Set in sultry Charleston, South Carolina, these novels are delightfully spooky and creepy with a dash of sexy -- a perfect mix of mystery, romance, and ghosts in a southern gothic setting. I want to read them all over again to enjoy the lush imagery and writing!                                      

Did you read an outstanding paranormal novel that you would recommend? Please let me know! I love recommendations.


Anne said...

I loved this whole series! I hope they do make a TV series from the books, I would definitely watch that show!

Joanne said...

Hi, Anne! Glad to find another fan of the series -- I hope the show is as good as the books!

Book of Secrets said...

I'm so excited this series may make it to TV. I loved the books!!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

Great choice, Joanne. I love this series, too! Can't wait to see it come to life on the small screen.

Joanne said...

@Diana and Melissa -- Looks like I'm in good company! So glad I found these books this year.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

As you know Joanne, I love this series, thanks for turning me on to it! I can't wait to read the next one, and thinking about the series, I just hope Devlin lives up to my imagination. I listened to them on audio, so I already have their voices in my head. Should be interesting...

Joanne said...

@Julie - I'm so glad you've enjoyed the series! I'm starting to load up on audio books for walking on the track, and I will definitely add these!

Cher Green said...

I loved this whole series. It would definitely be my top pick of 2012.

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