Switched, by Amanda Hocking: this is from the “lots of people think she’s great, let’s see what she’s doing right” to-read list.
I can see why it would appeal to the Twilight crowd. Girl finds out she’s special and has romantic angst with a hot supernatural guy. At least in this book she’s special because she’s an
elf troll Trylle not just because some vampire thinks she smells good.
The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss: this is from the “yay, long epic fantasy” to-read list.
Enjoyed this a lot. Kvothe is one of those rare characters who is good at nearly everything and yet somehow not annoying.
Also really enjoying Jo Walton’s reread of The Name of the Wind (the previous book) on Tor.com.