C2 started it off, but I’ve got a list as well! (
And my choices are way better than hers.) 2008 was a great year for books, but here’s my top 10:
Kim Harrison keeps this series going storng with an entry that solves a lot of ongoing questions and to open new ones. The paperback is now available with a bonus story just in time to reread for the release of White Witch, Black Curse.
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge (The Immortals After Dark, Book Four) by Kresley Cole
Paranormal romance released by Pocket 1 Apr 08
It was a toss-up between this and Dark Desires After Dusk. With this year’s releases, Cole set the bar high for Kiss of a Demon King. Seriously, any paranormal romance fan needs these two on their shelves.
This debut has faeries, violence, music, and romance. What more can one ask for?
Australia’s literary scene rocks hardcore. Here some of its best authors serve up 35 excellent stories. This anthology contains no misses.
Zombies, high school, and sociology come together for a humorous novel that will stay with you for awhile after you finish.
Just read this series. Please.
Another author with two brilliant releases to choose between -this and her debut Private Arrangements. Both are terrific, but only this one makes me hungry. Food porn and romance is a winning combination.
Embrace the Night (Cassandra Palmer series, Book Three) by Karen Chance
Urban fantasy released by ROC 1 Apr 08
This series really hit its stride with this book. Chance also debuted anther series with the excellent Midnight’s Daughter.
Taylor’s debut is emotionally strong, which any romance reader can appreciate.
Green understands the nerd lifestyle, strong females, and what makes a good story. I don’t know if the man is capable of writing a book that isn’t made of win.
Smith-Ready makes her urban fantasy debut with a series that takes an inventive approach towards vampires and adds to the genre.
This is not self-important literary fiction. It’s simply a beautifully written story.