12 Books of Christmas

12 Books of Christmas


Neryn is all alone after being sold in a game of chance by her late father in Juliet Marillier’sShadowfell (2012)

In Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away (2013) the main character has a duplicate double last name – Jeremy Johnson Johnson


Amy is called “Hostage Three” by the Somali pirates that capture her family’s luxurious yacht in Nick Lake’s Hostage Three (2013)

Tobias’s nickname in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (2011)

anythingbutordinaryThe # of years Bryce was in a coma in Anything But Ordinary by Lara Avery (2012)


The height in inches of the rowdy, fun-loving blue tattooed Scottish pictsies from Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series that began with The Wee Free Men (2003)


Seven is the proposed number of books in Samantha Shannon’s brutally fascinating dystopian fantasy series that began with The Bone Season (2013) published as adult but has tons of teen appeal


The class period at Paul “The Bomb” Baum’s school that is a safe haven for students – where they must be truthful – except there’s a liar in their midst in Chris Crutcher’s Period 8 (2013)


Sixteen-year-old mage Briar encounters a 9-headed cobra is Tamora Pierce’s Battle Magic (2013)


The number of teens trapped on a remote island with a serial killer in Gretchen McNeil’s book Ten (2012)


The number of Australian students who find their lives changed forever after their teacher goes missing in The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky (2013)


Justin Cronin’s adult book The Twelve (2012), sequel to The Passage (2010) also denotes the number of vampires, or virals, that escape from a government lab, reproduce, and evolve into vicious hordes that kill most of the civilization of the United States




Sharon Rawlins, currently reading the Picture Me Gone by meg rosoff