2012 Reads

Books I read in 2012 and the ratings I gave them.

Love in a Nutshell – Janet Evanovich – C+ Not nearly as good as the Plum series.
The Rook – Daniel O’Malley – A LOVED this.
Agent 6 – Tom Rob Smith – B+ Solid part of the series.
Taken – Robert Crais – A- Very Good.
Shadow Pass – Sam Eastland – A Second in series. Very good.
The Ritual – Adam Nevill – C+ Horror novel. OK, but not great.
Heart of a Killer – David Rosenfelt – B+ Good mystery/suspense.
SecondWorld – Jeremy Robinson – D – This was bad. Very Disappointing.
Pure – Julianna Baggott- B+ First of a new series. Apocalypse Story.
Archive 17 – Sam Eastland- A Excellent chapter in this series.
The Dark Rose- Erin Kelly – B+ Solid read about a dark relationship.
Need You Now – James Grippando – B+ Solid murder mystery.
Partials – Dan Wells – B (YA) First in a new Series. Apocalypse Story.
Nocturnal – Scott Sigler – A – Excellent as always from Sigler.
Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver B Second in Series.
Insurgent – Veronica Roth – B+ Second in the Series.
The Inquisitor – Mark Allen Smith – A – Debut Book. Excellent.
Spilled Blood – Brian Freeman – A- Very good mystery/thriller
The Columbus Affair – Steve Berry – B Just OK, not his best.
The Games – Ted Kosmatka – A- A lot of science and very interesting.
Legend – Marie Lu – B+ This was good. Kind of like the Hunger Games.
Mortal – Ted Dekker – B Second in Series. Solid.
The Third Gate – Lincoln Child – C Just OK.
Niceville – Carsten Stroud – A- Very interesting read.
Promise Not to Tell – Jennifer McMahon – B+ I liked this a lot. Different from the normal mystery
Bloodlines – James Rollins – A Excellent as always.
The Key – Simon Toyne – B+ Good second book, looking forward the final chapter in this trilogy
Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo – A- Flew through this book. Could not put it down.
Article 5 – Kristen Simmons – B- Not nearly as good as the Hunger Games, but not bad either.
SecondWorld – Jeremy Robinson – Very disappointing. I actually had to stop reading it.
Odd Apocalypse – Dean Koontz – Also disappointing. For the second book in a row, I had to stop reading it and move on.
The Hollow City – Dan Wells – A- Very different and strange in a good way!
The Hunt – Andrew Fukuda – A Literally could not put down. Read in 2 days.
The Survivor – Gregg Hurwitz – A- Excellent!
The Absent Ones – Jussi Adler Olsen – A – Just as good as the first in this series.
The Broken Ones – Stephen Irwin – B – OK, but not nearly as good as The Dead Path.
The Wanted Man – Lee Child – A – Very Good.
The Prophet – Michael Koryta – B+. Good, but no sci-fi element that I love from him.
Origin – Jessica Khoury – B-. OK
Trust Your Eyes – Linwood Barclay – B Good book, not his best though. A tad long.
The Twelve – Justin Cronin – A Second in series.
The Priest’s Graveyard – Ted Dekker – B Good
Wicked Business – Janet Evanovich – C, OK.
Say You’re Sorry – Michael Robotham – B Solid, but not spectacular. Not a great ending.
Monument 14 – Emmy Laybourne – B, Solid read. First in a series.
Notorious Nineteen – Janet Evanovich – B- Same old story written a different way. Funny though.
The Dark Winter – David Mark – A This was excellent! Debut novel. New Series.
The Black House – Peter May – A- Really liked this.

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