Just to clarify, I read these books in 2012, but they were not necessarily published this year. Quotes are from my reviews, which are linked to the titles.
11/22/63 by Stephen King: “This book has everything you could possibly want in a satisfying read: truly evil villains; authentic, well-rounded characters; a love story; a mission to save the world; impossible choices; mysterious, otherworldly figures; and an ending that keeps you guessing right up until the last few pages.”
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley: “Kearsley’s books – the two I’ve read, at least – have it all: beautiful writing, lush (but not too wordy) descriptions, characters I love, romance that sparks, and eras of history that I love to read about.”
The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen: “Sarah Addison Allen is one of those authors who I have come to rely on not to disappoint. Her books are beautifully romantic, completely southern, and full of magic and sensory details that immerse you in the world of the book.”
Impossible by Nancy Werlin: “I don’t want to give too much of the plot away, so I will simply say that this is a must-read for all lovers of YA fantasy. And the best thing of all? It’s not part of a series.”
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor: “Laini Taylor has created a new take on the whole angels theme, and crafted a world full of magical creatures, beautiful seraphs, and magic that is fueled by pain.”