Today all of us participating in Armchair BEA were asked what we think the “Best of 2011” is.
I can’t even begin to fathom such a list, there’s a ton of great books that have come out this year and a ton more on the way.
However, I will share the best new book 2011 I’ve read so far and the book I’m most looking forward to.
The Girl in the Steel Corset, by Kady Cross is the best new book of 2011 I’ve read so far. It’s a Steampunk YA (but of course) and a debut. I loved it because there are kick-butt heroines, action, adventure, very solid steampunk worldbuilidng, great gadgets, and pulls in themes from classics (Jekyll and Hyde anyone?) My review of it is here. I’ve got a different review and a giveaway of this book over here on another site I blog at.
Darker Still, by Leanna Renne Hieber is the book of 2011 I’m looking forward to the most. It releases in November 2011. It’s her YA debut (she also writes the Percy Parker books, which are amazing.) Darker Still isn’t Steampunk, but Gaslamp (think Victorian fantasy), but nevertheless sounds awesome. What I love most about Leanna’s books is that they all feature unconventional heroines. In this book Natalie suffers from Selective Mutism. Yeah, totally looking forward to this book.
What are you looking forward to? What’s been the best new book of 2011 you’ve read so far?