Mundie Moms

Monday, December 19, 2011

2011 Mundie Moms Favorites: '11 Debs/Stand-Alones

It's day 3 of our 2011 MM Favorites, and today I'm posting our favorite debs/stand-alones, as there were some great stand-alones released this year. Often times I think stand-alones get over shadowed by the bigger and newer series that are being release. Not that I don't love a good series, because I do, but I also adore stand-alones just as much. Here's our list of this year's top 11 favorite Debs/Stand-Alones. This list is no order and features books we rated 4.5-5 stars. Each book is linked back to our review on the blog.

  1. Between The Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  2. Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
  3. Entwined by Heather Dixon
  4. The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
  5. Warped by Maurissa Guibord
  6. Moonglass by Jessi Kirby
  7. Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
  8. Shifting by Bethany Wiggins
  9. Destined by Jessi Harrell
  10. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
  11. The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
** Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris (just kidding, we had this one listed here, but found out after posting this that there is going to be a sequel).

If you haven't already, I highly recommend picking up these books. You can read our complete list of 2011 MM Favorites here. What are some of your favorite debs and stand-alones from this year?


  1. YES! I am so happy to see Entwined on there because I adored it and it really hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. Such a beautiful (and somewhat creepy) book! Near Witch was excellent as well, I was very impressed with Victoria's talent as a writer. I just got Bad Taste in Boys, so I'm happy to see that you liked it! But isn't it the first one in a series?

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After

  2. Thank you SO much for including DESTINED on your list. ((HUGS))

  3. I have so many on this list that I need to read but definitely agree w/ The Near Witch and Between Shades of Gray. Both amazing books!!

  4. Oh WOW, I think I might be missing out!! I've only read Entwined... And I actually listed to that on Audiobook. But it was great, I loved the reader.

  5. Brenna- I LOVED Entwined as well! I really think stand-alones don't get all the attention they deserve, which is why I wanted to feature them in their own post. Oh, and shoot, you might be right about BTinB. I need to go double check that. Thanks for pointing that out :)

    Jessie- you are so welcome!! (hugs back)

    Cynthia- Those two books are AMAZING!!

    Dawn- If you're looking for a good book to curl up with during the Christmas/holiday break, I highly recommend picking up one from this lst.

  6. Oh how I am hoping that Shifting will turn into a series! I LOVED it!!!

  7. Malissa- I was too, but I can't find anything out there that indicates it's going to be a series. I'm still hoping it will be.

  8. I'm kind of sad, there are very few books on this list that I've had the opportunity to read. Looks like I have a great list of recommendations to work off of for the future.

  9. Between Shades of Gray was my all time favourite this year!