Friday, August 31, 2012

Best of the Bunch ~ August 2012

Best of the Bunch is a monthly meme hosted by Always Lost in Stories on the last day of every month.
The aim of this meme is to share the best book that we have read or reviewed in that month and give it our Best of the Bunch award.

August reads:

Sweetest Taboo by Eva Márquez ~ 4 stars ~ My review.
The Selection by Kiera Cass ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Destined by Aprilynne Pike ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Elemental by Brigid Kemmer ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins ~ 2 stars ~ My review.
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Freja by Saga Berg ~ 5 stars ~ My review.
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson ~ 5 stars ~ My review.

And the Best of the Bunch of August 2012 is...

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by HarperTeen
Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything--her family, her future--to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Peaches" comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

Okay, so... I read A LOT of amazing books in August but even so this wasn't a hard decision. Tiger Lily BY FAR was the best book I've read. Even more, Tiger Lily is (so far) the best book I've read in 2012. Yeah, it's that good! The writing was beautiful and the story was heartbreaking but amazing.
Of the other books I've read I enjoyed Sweetest Taboo (very recommended!), The Selection (just fab!), Obsidian (Daemon! Daemon!) and Storm (Oh my god!) the most. Sweet Evil was a somewhat disappointing to me but the world in it is very original so, yeah, other people might like it more. Also Fifty Shades of Grey I enjoyed a lot. ;D


  1. WOW! I have seen this book about on the blogosphere but hadn't really read many reviews of it. I NEED to get hold of a copy of it now though!
    So many great books there- I absolutely loved Fifty Shades and The Selection, and I'm dying to read Obsidian- I've had it on order for ages!
    I think I need to get hold of Storm as well- I've seen so many 5 star reviews of it now ;)

    1. Tiger Lily's really beyond amazing. I can't express enough how much I loved it. It holds a piece of my heart!


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