Monday, June 27, 2011

Faves of 2011 (so far): Part Two - The Characters and Covers

Welcome to Part Two of my favorite books (so far) in 2011! You can see the first post here. This lovely idea was created by Nomes over at Ink CrushHead on over to her blog if you want to participate too

This was tough! There were so many fantastic characters so far in 2011. I think my answer to these questions would totally change depending on when you asked me, but here it goes!

1. best female POV:

Since most of the stuff I read is female point of view, I looked at it this way: what book did I love that would not have worked if the main character was a male. The Fever series definitely fits this. MacKayla was an awesome female lead.

2. best male POV:

I can't choose between these two. Both Cassel and Quentin were awesome! 

3. Best couple <3

I cheated and picked two. One young adult book, and one paranormal romance. 

I can't express my love for Rose and Dimitri together enough! They are definitely my favorite of the year, so far. The Vampire Academy series rocked my world. 

I had to include Ashlyn and Maddox, too. I loved their chemistry together, and I had to include a romance book in here. :)

4. who i so want to be best friends with

I think of all the characters I read about, I'd probably connect the most with MacKayla. 

5. who i fell completely in love with (new literary crush)

Dimitri... oh my gosh do I love Dimitri. Every time he says "Rosa", I die a little... *swoon*! By the way, he looks nothing like that guy on the cover to me. He's a million times hotter in my head. :)

6. worst (best) villain

There wasn't one character in particular who was the worst villain, but both of these books had some scary bad guys! 

The Fever series had the Fae, and they were terrifying! The Forest of hands and Teeth had those deadly zombies. I would't want to be anywhere near either of them.

7. best character twist (who you loved then hated or vice versa)

I wouldn't say there was a character that I felt one way about, and then it changed. I don't want to give anything away, so let's just say that Blood Rights is not a predictable book. There, I think that's vague enough. ;)

8. best kick-arse female:

I can't choose between these three females. Chrysabelle, Rose, and MacKayla were all so strong and awesome.

9. best kick-arse male:

Barron. At first i thought he was just a jerk, but oh, did he grow on me! I think Dimitri from Vampire Academy qualifies for this one, as well. 

10. broke your heart the most

Dimitri, over and over again! I'd go through it all again for you, Dimitri. 

11. best/worst character names

Best: I really like the name Ever, for some reason. I think it's simple and unique.

Worst: Wrath. I understand why his name is Wrath, but I just don't like it. I don't really care though, because this book was awesome and hot either way. 

BONUS: 5 fave covers (from books i have read):
For those of you who know me, you know I LOVE pictures and a good book cover is no exception! These don't even count the books that I've bought this year but haven't read yet. 

I used to like the hardcover more, but now that I've gotten used to it, I LOVE this cover. The publisher is actually mailing out a limited amount of covers for hardbacks for those who want their books to match. You can find out more on Andre Cremer's blog. I hope I get one!

This was actually a reread this year. I love this cover as much as I did when I first picked it up!  

Definitely one of my favorites this year. I can't even count how many times I must have posted this picture. 

This cover is gorgeous, and I love that the dust jacket has a map of the ship on the back! I read this one on my kindle, but I think I am going to have to buy a hardback copy. 

 I'm going to cheat and post both of these together. I think the characters are so cute! I love these covers.


  1. Dimitri!! I love that series, though I think I might prefer Adrian ;) Oh, and John Green has the best male POVs! Fantastic list, I think i might have new books on my wishlist!

  2. I love the cover for Nightshade and Across the Universe, great picks!

  3. LOL i don't like the name wrath much either O.o

    and i agree re: the forest of hands and teeth

    i like the cover of nightshade as well. it's just really eye catching and nice to look at :)

  4. I completely agree! I love Barron. I love MacKayla and I love Rose & Dimitri. Good choices! :-)

  5. I have to say I'm a total Adrian fan, but I really do love Rose and Dimitri together. Swoon!

  6. You must REALLY love the Vampire Academy series :)haha! I'm barely on BLOOD PROMISE, I'll let you know what I think once I'm done.

  7. I love your choices. I have 'Across the Universe' on my shelf waiting to be read - its getting taken on holiday with me next week. Blood Rights looks so good - might just have to check that one out I think :)
    New follower :)

  8. Love White Cat!!!

    Dimitri and Rose <3

    Love the Wicked Lovely cover! :)

  9. Wow Jennifer, you have so many great books on this list! The Fever series is one of my all time favorites, I love it so much! And I adore Rose and Dimitri and Ashlyn and Maddox as well, such great couples. I'm really excited for Blood Rights, I love that you said it's not predictable - Yay!


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