Most Anticipated Books of 2012! {PNR, UF & PNYA}
Let's list our most greatly expected books for this new year!
[NOTE - Only list books that have NO prior publication date before 1/01/2012, no matter the book format.]

Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal YA

*Guys, please refrain from adding books in other genres! I love other genres as well, but let's not lose focus, this a PARANORMAL list ONLY!

THANK YOU!
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621 books · 1,785 voters · list created January 1st, 2012 by Larissa (votes) .
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Comments (showing 1-48 of 48) (48 new)

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Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) Can I just cheat and pick them all? Wow, 2012 will be a killer. I am definitely looking forward to Iced from Karen Moning *fangirl scream* And Ward, Andrews, Frost. Oh my goodness, this is too much awesomeness for me to handle right now LMAO! Thank you so much, bookmarking this and going to make note of them on my calendar. Thank you so much for this :)


message 2: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Diana (Offbeat Vagabond) wrote: "Can I just cheat and pick them all? Wow, 2012 will be a killer. I am definitely looking forward to Iced from Karen Moning *fangirl scream* And Ward, Andrews, Frost. Oh my goodness, this is too much..."

My pleasure! Glad to help! =D 2012 is def gonna be a killer LOL


message 3: by Elise (new)

Elise Looking forward to reading these books - rereading series will only get you so far, I need some fresh adventures with new characters and love interests. :)


message 4: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Oopsie...#5 & #67 are the same book, just different covers :) Doesn't matter-I WILL read this!


message 5: by Janet (new)

Janet Juengling-Snell where is Fifty Shades of Freed by EL James!


message 6: by Marcia (new)

Marcia Goodness, soooo many books to look forward too! Woohoo!!


message 7: by Dan (new)

Dan Grubb I'd love to see Penny Grubb's next novel here. The working title is 'Where there's smoke' and is the fourth Annie Raymond saga.

Have a wonderful 2012 everybody!

May all your dreams come true!


message 8: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Elise wrote: "Looking forward to reading these books - rereading series will only get you so far, I need some fresh adventures with new characters and love interests. :)"

Amen to that! =D


message 9: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Janet wrote: "where is Fifty Shades of Freed by EL James!"

you can add it! =D


message 10: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Dan wrote: "I'd love to see Penny Grubb's next novel here. The working title is 'Where there's smoke' and is the fourth Annie Raymond saga.

Have a wonderful 2012 everybody!

May all your dreams come true!"


Happy 2012!

you can add any you book you feel is missing!


message 11: by Mhairi (new)

Mhairi Simpson Have to point out, The Distant Shore by Mariam Kobras isn't fantasy of any kind. It's literary fiction. Was this only supposed to be for fantasy books, because the subgenres at the top seem to indicate that...


message 12: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Mhairi wrote: "Have to point out, The Distant Shore by Mariam Kobras isn't fantasy of any kind. It's literary fiction. Was this only supposed to be for fantasy books, because the subgenres at the top seem to indi..."

I am focusing on Fantasy titles yeah... I had not noticed that addition...


message 13: by Dana (new)

Dana Alma In a perfect world I could read more books, there are so many great new books!


message 14: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Dana wrote: "In a perfect world I could read more books, there are so many great new books!"

LOL amen hon!


message 15: by Cathy (new)

Cathy This is fantastic! Just looking on my phone I see so many fantastic books, I'm looking forward to voting and to adding a few books that I know about, but even more I'm excited to make sure I don't miss any new releases and to discover new authors as well. I can't wait to sit down with my computer and really spend some time with this, fun fun fun! Thank you for inviting me to vote, Larissa!


message 16: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Cathy wrote: "This is fantastic! Just looking on my phone I see so many fantastic books, I'm looking forward to voting and to adding a few books that I know about, but even more I'm excited to make sure I don't ..."

My pleasure Cathy! Very happy you enjoyed it! =D


message 17: by Cathy (new)

Cathy I tweeted about it too, this kind of list just gets better and better as time goes by and more people come and "play" with us. This is actually why I joined Goodreads in the 1st place, so I wouldn't miss new releases from my favorite authors anymore. But it turned into so much more than I expected, and here's a great example of why, fun and games and friends all wrapped up one useful package :D


message 18: by Angeloflight (new)

Angeloflight OMG I'm with @Diana I want to pick them all XD but in the end I managed to control myself :3 I thought 2011 was the year for big releases but 2012 is even worse, I know I'm gonna end up broke ^_^


message 19: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Cathy wrote: "I tweeted about it too, this kind of list just gets better and better as time goes by and more people come and "play" with us. This is actually why I joined Goodreads in the 1st place, so I wouldn'..."

I completely and utterly agree with you! I came here for the same reason =D


message 20: by Missy (new)

Missy Jane I only voted for books of series I'm already reading.


message 21: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Missy wrote: "I only voted for books of series I'm already reading."

I did as well. mostly... I voted for some of series I plan to read this year as well =D


message 22: by Michaela (new)

Michaela Honestly, 2012 is going to be a great year for reading! Although I had to enter them in order, the first 10 are a tie in terms of me anticipating them!!!


message 23: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen Someone listed 'The Guardian' by Sherrilyn Kenyon - this book came out in paperback in Nov. of 2011, so it should not be on this list. (The cover they used is different from the current US cover.)


message 24: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Night Owl in IL wrote: "Someone listed 'The Guardian' by Sherrilyn Kenyon - this book came out in paperback in Nov. of 2011, so it should not be on this list. (The cover they used is different from the cur..."

yeah and Head Rush shouldn't be there either... I don't know how to remove books =/


message 25: by Tracey (new)

Tracey O'Hara No Sin's Dark Caress: Dark Brethren novel #3 on your list :(


message 26: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Tracey wrote: "No Sin's Dark Caress: Dark Brethren novel #3 on your list :("

ooooh It's hard to keep up with them all... so sorry Tracey! It will added right now!

xoxo


message 27: by Tracey (new)

Tracey O'Hara

ooooh It's hard to keep up with them all... so sorry Tracey! It will added right now!

xoxo"



I know - look at all these books. some of them i have been waiting for. thanks :)


message 28: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Tracey wrote: "

ooooh It's hard to keep up with them all... so sorry Tracey! It will added right now!

xoxo"


I know - look at all these books. some of them i have been waiting for. thanks :)"


no problem =D It should be a great reading year! =D


message 29: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen Larissa -
I have Librarian status and was able to delete 'The Guardian' by Sherrilyn Kenyon and 'Head Rush' by Carolyn Crane.

I added the following sentence to the heading, under the subheading of 'Let's list our most greatly expected books for this new year!' :

[NOTE - Only list books that have NO prior publication date before 1/01/2012, no matter the book format.]

I hope this is okay with you.

Lea Ellen


message 30: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Night Owl in IL wrote: "Larissa -
I have Librarian status and was able to delete 'The Guardian' by Sherrilyn Kenyon and 'Head Rush' by Carolyn Crane.

I added the following sentence to the heading, under the subheading..."


its totally ok, though I also have librarian status, but couldn't find where to delete it...


message 31: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen Larissa -
Up where it says:
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal YA (edit)
For Librarians, there is an "(edit)" tab. Just click on it.
If The Distant Shore by Mariam Kobras is not PNR, UF or PNR YA, do you want to go ahead and delete that book?

Lea Ellen


message 32: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Night Owl in IL wrote: "Larissa -
Up where it says:
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal YA (edit)
For Librarians, there is an "(edit)" tab. Just click on it.
If The Distant Shore by Mariam Kobras is no..."


yay! Found it! Thanks!

couldnt find that book though =/ if you have, you can delete it hehe


message 33: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen Larissa -
'The Distant Shore' by Mariam Kobras is at #180.
HOWEVER, I am seeing books that have no title [Untitled Dark Novel by Christine Feehan; Untitled (The Guardians, #8) by Meljean Brook; Untitled (The Edge, #4) by Ilona Andrews; Untitled (Cassandra Palmer, #6) by Karen Chance]. I don't think this is fair to other novels.
Can you add to the subheading(under what I added) something like - "All books added must have a title"?
Can you also delete those books (right now, they're at #145, #176, #41 & #45)?

Lea Ellen


message 34: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Night Owl in IL wrote: "Larissa -
'The Distant Shore' by Mariam Kobras is at #180.
HOWEVER, I am seeing books that have no title [Untitled Dark Novel by Christine Feehan; Untitled (The Guardians, #8) by Meljean Brook; U..."


I dont actually agree with that... they don't have titles, but they are UF or ONR and they will be released this year...


message 35: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen Larissa -
That's fine with me. (That's why I didn't delete them.)
Did you get The Distant Shore deleted?

Lea Ellen


message 36: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Night Owl in IL wrote: "Larissa -
That's fine with me. (That's why I didn't delete them.)
Did you get The Distant Shore deleted?

Lea Ellen"


hehe cool =D

will do it now...


message 37: by Carol (new)

Carol Where is Rebecca Zanetti's "Temped" and "Hunted"? Those would be my #2 and #3!


message 38: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Carol wrote: "Where is Rebecca Zanetti's "Temped" and "Hunted"? Those would be my #2 and #3!"

you can add them! =D


message 39: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Great list, but the title should say Most Anticipated Books of 2012... not "expected" since this is an "excited for" type list and you don't expect books you're excited for, you anticipate their release.

:)


message 40: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen @Larissa -
Jessica has a good point. How about editing the title?

Lea Ellen


message 41: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Jessica wrote: "Great list, but the title should say Most Anticipated Books of 2012... not "expected" since this is an "excited for" type list and you don't expect books you're excited for, you anticipate their re..."

Done! Thanks! =D


message 42: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth What a great list! I want a time machine so I can get them all now and have enough time to read.

I wasn't going to add some steampunk and sfr (science fiction romance) titles but noticed that several books in those categories are already on the list. So I edited your list of genres to include steampunk and SFR. I'm uncertain of etiquette so please let me know if I shouldn't have done that without asking first. Also, if you only want urban fantasy and paranormal, I can remove the titles I voted for.

Beth


message 43: by Larissa (new)

Larissa Elizabeth wrote: "What a great list! I want a time machine so I can get them all now and have enough time to read.

I wasn't going to add some steampunk and sfr (science fiction romance) titles but noticed that sev..."


Thanks!

I wasn't planning having those genres in it and wanted to keep this list focuses on the Paranormal =P

It might be confusing otherwise... let me know the books in those genres you've seen and I'll delete them... there are other more comprehensive lists and I'd rather keep this one all about the paranormal =)

Sorry!


message 44: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Thanks for the feedback, that's why I asked. FYI, if people aren't certain of a book's genre, the right side of the book's page will list it's genre(s).

Here are the titles that jumped out at me as outside the list's genres:
#24 A Million Stars, #38 Alien Diplomacy, #81 Endgame, #131 A Perfect Storm, #207 THe Last Princess, #227 3 Off the Tee, #282 Celebrity in Death.

All these lists of upcoming releases for 2012, including this one, keep increasing my want to purchase list.


message 45: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie This list is intimidating! I now see that I have a lot of reading to do this year- keeping up with my usual series/authors, plus a bunch of new ones!

I do see a couple that won't be released until 2013- Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones, and On Midnight Wings by Adrian Phoenix has been postponed to a 2013 release.


message 46: by Carol (new)

Carol True Steph! Just one more month for "Lover Reborn"! YIPPEE!! On the same day, "Hunted" comes out and I'm don't know which to read first! Their my favorite writers and I have been waiting for both with equal anticipation. Why the same day?! Then we have Chicgoland and Kat and Bones. It's going to be a good year!


message 47: by Morgana_lefay (new)

Morgana_lefay Why is Fair game by Patricia Briggs twice here? Once in the first 100 and then in the 2nd (only it's as two different editions)


message 48: by Lea-Ellen (new)

Lea-Ellen Morgana_lefay wrote: "Why is Fair game by Patricia Briggs twice here? Once in the first 100 and then in the 2nd (only it's as two different editions)"

Morgana -
The problem must have been from the author having 2 different book covers on this site (the blue one is the UK version - don't know who put it on here {although as a side note, I like it better than the US version}). I have fixed the cover (for the spot 'Fair Game' is at right now - #10 spot).

Larissa - However, I didn't want to delete one of the books since they both have votes - I didn't know if they'd automatically combine into each other, or not. So, I'll let you decide how to handle that (I think the other one is at spot #126).

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}


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