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Top 10 Favorite Books of 2010 and a giveaway!

This is the first of 5 days of"Top 10" posts. I'm happy to share my favorite books from this year and the books I look forward to reading in 2011. Each post this week will have a giveaway attached. I wanted to do these giveaways to give thanks to my blog followers for all the wonderful comments and support this year.

Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Why I Loved it: This was such a unique spin on the paranormal and Aura was an amazing character. And we sure can't forget Logan (hot boyfriend) and Zachary (hot new friend).
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Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Why I Loved it: Oh how I love thee, let me count the ways. First, this book is everything you could want in a great romantic story. Great characters, unique plot, funny moments, sexiness. It has that and more! A book I will never forget… ever.
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Promise by Kristie Cook
Why I Loved it: Tristan= Hot! Okay, so I liked this book for more reasons than Tristan's hotness. The plot was amazing, the writing was crazy-good, and I was shocked at the end. This is a must-read! Sequel is even better, believe it or not.
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Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Why I Loved it: I've been a fan of the Vampire Academy series since book 1 and this series stayed at the top for me. I'm sad to see this part of the story end with the last book being out but I look forward to more stories from Richelle. I'm reading Last Sacrifice right now and I'm sure it will be a top favorite as well.
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13 to Life by Shannon Delany
Why I Loved it: I'm a huge werewolf fan and this book had me at the edge of my seat. I loved each character in their own way and thought the mystery surrounding the book was so exciting. Great book!
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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Why I Loved it: I adored this book! It was funny, full of suspense, had characters that are far from typical, and gave a nice dose of humor throughout. This was such a well-rounded book and I can't wait to see where this story goes!
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Deception by Lee Nichols
Why I Loved it: This one surprised me and I honestly couldn't put it down. Emma and Bennett were such a great pair, without it being too"lovey" and unnatural. They had a strong connection and the mystery around this story is shocking!
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Everlasting by Angie Frazier
Why I Loved it: I'm not usually a fan of anything historical but wow, this book was awesome! Camille is a strong character with incredible heart and strength. Her connection with Oscar was another one that didn't need to be full of sappy romance; it seemed more real. I enjoyed this book so much! Read My Review Add it to Goodreads

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Why I Loved it: This was one of the first road trip books I've read and it was awesome! Not only did this book give great extras with maps, music lists, and pictures, but it was a moving story of a girl finding peace with herself. Amy and Roger were the perfect combination and the journey inside this book is one I will not soon forget.
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The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos
Why I Loved It: I love a good paranormal story and this one had everything I enjoy! Fascinating characters, interesting plot, and action-packed moments made this a book I couldn't put down. The sequel, The Sapphire Talisman is just as good and I'm excited to see what's next.
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  • 1 winner will receive NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh and THE HAUNTED by Jessica Verday.

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