Sunday, 30 December 2012

Cuddlebuggery's Top Cuddles of 2012 Giveaway Hop


Hello everyone! Today we are taking part in the awesome Cuddlebuggery’s Top Cuddles of 2012 giveaway hop. With 2012 being an epic year, the purpose of this hop is to share either our 2012 favourites or most anticipated reads of 2013 with you. Rachel and I have decided to share our top three reads of the year with you and then at the end one lucky winner will get the chance to choose one of these fabulous books. When I was doing my top ten post, I had a hard time racking my brain for my favourite reads of the year, but this time round I knew my favourites instantly. My top three reads of this year are;  



I’m actually quite surprised with my three picks, if at the beginning of the year someone asked me what my favourite reads of the year would have been I would have definitely said contemporary. But I think this year my reading tastes have changed a lot, I find myself more drawn to the gut wrenching stomp all over your heart reads which Gone Girl and Flawed were. Also books which take me completely by surprise, which all three books masterfully did, I could never guess what could be around the corner.

Over to Rachel to see her three favourite reads. 

I’ve read so many amazing books this year that it was hard to narrow it down to three favorites! Here I go:



Easy by Tammara Webber. I just adored this story! It was an addicting and effortless read that started off with a bang and didn’t let up. There’s a positively swoony romance and a story that keeps you guessing.  This started out as a self-published book, but I wasn’t surprised at all when it was snatched up by a bigger publishing house. 

Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning. I am not automatically attracted to Urban Fantasy. It’s not a genre I have ever gravitated to in the past, but I seriously was blown away by this series!  Shadowfever is the conclusion (for now) and I was RIVITED by this installment! I listened to most of the Fever series on my commute to and from work, but when I got to Shadowfever, I couldn’t restrict myself to just my commutes and listened to the whole book (almost 600 page, mind you!) while following along on my Kindle on Thanksgiving day!! Just AMAZING!! I’ll be forever in lust/love with Jericho Barrons!!

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta. You know I had to include a Melina Marchetta in here, right?! I have nothing but complete awe for this woman’s writing and The Piper’s Son touched down deep in me. Set five years after Saving Francesca, it’s an odd combination of POVs: Tom in his 20s and his forty-two year old pregnant Aunt Georgie. Not something that would immediately attract your attention, right?  But trust. Melina does not disappoint!!  

So there you have it our top three favourite reads of the year, now into the best part for the Cuddlebuggery’s Top Cuddles of 2012 giveaway hop, we will be giving one lucky winner the chance to win one copy of our six favourite reads. This giveaway will be international as long as The Book Depository ships to you, you can find a full list of countries here. This giveaway will run until the 5th of January so make sure you get your entries in before then.


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There are also several blogs taking part in this hop, make sure you check out their great giveaways too!    

Good luck and happy holidays!

19 comments:

  1. i would like to win shadowfever

    as for my favorite: river road by suzanne johnson

    thank you a lot for this giveaway

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  2. Thank you for the giveaway and happy new year,
    Artemis

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  3. Wow! Wonderful giveaway and awesome hop you two! ^^

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  4. AWESOME YOU GUYS!!! Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  5. Oh ever since I've read your review I wanted to read Shadows! :) I hope I'll get a chance :) Amazing giveaway girls ;)

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  6. Great picks! I think I'd have a hard time narrowing down my top three, to be honest. I read a lot of different books this year. haha I really do want to read Flawed, though!

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  7. Brilliant giveaway, ladies! I would LOVE to own a copy of Shadows, as I've discovered that angel mythology in my books may be my cup of tea after all... Rachel, The Piper's Son was phenomenal! My second favourite Melina Marchetta novel, and one of my all-time faves for sure. :) Also, I'm currently reading the Fever series and have simultaneously fallen in love with Karen Marie Moning and Barrons. ;)

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  8. Thank you for your generosity. Happy New Year!

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  9. I've read one of each of yours, Shadows and The Piper's Son - both fantastic reads!!

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  10. Awesome list, ladies. I really must read Gone Girl like right now. Here's to a wonderful 2013!

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  11. Thank you for the amazing giveaway, ladies! I hope you have a fantastic new year. :)

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  12. Ooh Flawed! I hear it's a killer I really want to read it! Great picks and thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. These look like some really great books guys. Gone Girl and Flawed sound interesting and I have Easy to read so hopefully I'll enjoy that one in 2013 Rachel.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway ! I'm very curious about the Gone Girl! And I loved Easy and LOVED Piper's Son. Thanks for the giveaway, you guys and happy new year xD

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  15. Thank you for the awesome giveaway girls! Happy New Year to you both as well! *hugs*
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  16. Great picks! I actually have yet to read any of them, but I'm for sure interested in reading Gone Girl, Shadowfever, and The Piper's Son eventually. Thanks for the giveaway!

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