Hopefully 2012 will be much less hectic, and give me the much needed time to open the doors of my crypt and dig out the books that have built up a layer of grave dust.
The first book I have opened is Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. Although this one has no gravedust as it was just released, it still had it's fair share of haunting my brain. My best fiend (no typo there) Dawn actually opened my eyes to this book about 6 months ago, and we have both been chomping (Brrraaaaiiiiinnnssss!) to get our hands on this book.
Shatter Me is the story of Juliette, a 17 year old girl who has been placed in "an asylum" by her parents, who are unable to cope with her "special ability". Juliette can kill people by touching them.
Honestly, I almost put this book in the "will never finish" pile quite a few times. The beginning of the book reads like a Simple Plan song...a lot of "pity me, pity me, my life is awful, woe is me blah blah blah" It totally had be wanting to gouge my rotting eyes out more then once. But...I didn't...and I can't say I am happy about pushing through to the end of the book, but I am satisfied.
The book carries on this way until about page 100 (which is a long damn time for a book to actually get moving), once the character of Adam comes into the plot, things seem to turn around.
I can't explain to much without spoiling the book, but lets just say Adam makes even this Zombiemom's heart flutter a bit more, and on occasion my dry eyes get a little moist. He is an amazing addition to this story, allowing Juliette to really open up like a flower. Her character and true personality comes forth and you can't help but feel for her, and those that she cares for.
So yes, I would recommend getting your decomposing hands on this book, if you would only like to escape for a little bit.