Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Top 5 Sci-Fi/Paranormal Books Read in 2012

People are always curious about the type of books I read. They're often surprised to discover that I don't only read zombie novels. The majority of the books inhabiting my bookshelves are not zombie-related. I tend not to read in the genre I'm writing, so considering how much of my writing time has been consumed with zombies, I've been reading a lot of other types of books. I thought I would share some of my favorites. These books were not necessarily released in 2012, but I did read them last year.

1. Here by Denise Grover Swank
A well-written, creepy, exciting book with many unexpected twists.
Read my review here.

2. Jenny Plague-Bringer by J.L. Bryan
The amazing, terrifying ending of the Jenny Pox series.
Read my kinda/sorta review here.

3. Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
A fresh exciting new twist on the YA sci-fi genre that I absolutely loved.
Read my review here.

4. The Uglies Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
Probably my favorite series (which includes Extras, the unexpected 4th book) that I read last year. I loved it completely.
Read my review of the trilogy here.

5. The Space Between by Alexandra Sokoloff
A strange, unsettling tale that haunted me long after I finished it.
I forgot to write a review. Oops!

Honorable Mention:  The Whisper Jar by Carole Lanham
A short story collection that was beautifully unsettling.
Read my review here.


  1. Wow, Rhiannon, I'm thrilled that you responded that way to The Space Between, and honored to be in this company. Thanks so much for the shout out, and VERY Happy New Year! - Alex

  2. Thanks so much for the mention of Jenny Pox 4!


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