Received in December

The following are the books, DVDs, and Blu-Rays I received in December for review and/or giveaways:

Space:1999 The Complete Season One Blu-Ray Edition
The A-Team Blu-Ray Edition
Wall Street Blu-Ray Edition
Dr. Who The Complete Fifth Season
BBC Earth: Life
Top Gear The Complete Season 13

Ace Books:
A Hard Day’s Knight by Simon R. Green
The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny by Simon R. Green
Mad Skills by Walter Greatshell
Starbound by Joe Haldeman
The Dark Griffin by K.J. Taylor

Roc Books:
Of Truth and Beasts by Barb and JC Hendee
The Soul Mirror by Carol Berg

Daw Books:
Boondocks Fantasy by Jean Rabe
City of Night by Michelle West
Secrets of the Demon by Diana Rowland
House Name by Michelle West

Tor Books:
Passion Play by Beth Bernobich
Songs of the Dying Earth edited by George R.R. Martin
The Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

DC Comics:
Sweet Tooth Vol. 2: In Captivity by Jeff Lemire

Egmont Books:
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster

Avon Books:
This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Hunger Untamed by Pamela Palmer

Orbit Books:
Equations of Life by Simon Morden

Pocket/Gallery Books:
A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang
Arcane Circle by Linda Robertson
Crimson Wind by Diana Pharaoh Francis
The War of the Worlds, Plus Blood, Guts and Zombies by H.G. Wells and Eric S. Brown
Down the Road by Bowie Ibarra

Archaia Press:
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1 of 6 by David Petersen
Cyclops: The Recruit #1 of 8 by Jacamon and Matz
Days Missing: Kestus Issue 2
The Secret History Book Thirteen: Twilight of the Gods
Feeding Ground #2 of 6
The Killer: Modus Vivendi #6 of 6

Thomas Nelson:
Invasion (A C.H.A.O.S. Novel) by Jon S. Lewis’s Best of 2010

Having read 170 books this year, it was extremely hard to narrow down favorites – even with the many categories below. This was definitely the most I’ve ever read in a year, and many were fantastic new releases. Of my favorite books that I’ve read this year only those that were released in 2010 are listed below, including a couple releasing in 2011.

Top 10 Science Fiction Novels:

1. Afterlife, by Merrie Destefano
2. The Breach, by Patrick Lee (technically, December 29th 2009)
3. Terminator Salvation: Trial by Fire, by Timothy Zahn
4. Song of Scarabaeus, by Sara Creasy
5. The Osiris Ritual, by George Mann
6. Star Trek: Inception, by S.D. Perry and Britta Dennison
7. Instinct: A Chess Team Adventure, by Jeremy Robinson
8. Project U.L.F. Reacquisition, by Stuart Clark
9. State of Decay, by James Knapp
10. Star Wars: Crosscurrent, by Paul S. Kemp

Top 10 Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Novels:

1. Changes, by Jim Butcher
2. Cat’s Claw, by Amber Benson
3. Through Stone and Sea, by Barb and J.C. Hendee
4. Amazon Queen, by Lori Devoti
5. Mind Games, by Carolyn Crane
6. Web of Lies, by Jennifer Estep
7. Being Human: Bad Blood, by James Goss
8. The Mage in Black, by Jaye Wells
9. Blood of the Demon, by Diana Rowland
10. Red Hood’s Revenge, by Jim C. Hines

Top Ten Youth Science Fiction Novels:

1. Matched, by Ally Condie
2. Mockingjay, by Suzanne Collins
3. Dark Life, by Kat Falls
4. TimeRiders, by Alex Scarrow
5. The Rise of Renegade X, by Chelsea M. Campbell
6. Starfleet Academy: The Delta Anomaly, by Rick Barba
7. The Scorch Trials, by James Dashner
8. Fever Crumb, by Philip Reeve
9. Black Hole Sun, by David Macinnis Gill
10. Hero, by Mike Lupica

Top Ten Youth Fantasy Novels:

1. The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan
2. Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison, by Brandon Mull
3. Enchanted Ivy, by Sarah Beth Durst
4 and 5. Iron King and Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa
6. Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising, by Jason Henderson
7. Monster Slayers, by Lukas Ritter
8. Pegasus, by Robin McKincley
9. Wereling, by Steve Feasey
10. The Invisible Order: Book One, by Paul Crilley

Graphic Novels:

1. Superman: Earth One, by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis
2. Star Trek: Spock Reflections, by Scott Tipton
3. A-Team: War Stories, by Chuck Dixon and Erik Burnham
4. A-Team: Shotgun Wedding, by Tom Waltz


1. Thieves of Darkness, by Richard Doetsch
2. Thereby Hangs a Tail, by Spencer Quinn
3. Stolen, by “Jordan Gray”

Youth Mystery:

Max Cassidy: Escape from Shadow Island, by Paul Adam

Favorites To Be Published in 2011 (Because they’re that good, they need mentioned):

1. Across the Universe, by Beth Revis
2. The False Princess, by Eilis O’Neal
3. Of Truth and Beasts, by Barb & JC Hendee

What were your favorites this year?

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