Hands-down best book I read all year: Feed, by M.T. Anderson
In no particular order:
Witches on the Road Tonight, by Sheri Holman -- If you like magic realism and really fucked up characters, this is the book for you.
The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins -- Duh.
Battle Royale, by Koushun Takami -- This book has a lot more shock value than The Hunger Games. It's more of an allegory, though, so while some characters are very well developed, others are more stereotypical.
Ship Breaker, by Paolo Bacigalupi -- A post-apocalyptic novel that actually delivers what it promises. It's gritty and full of action.
The Good Thief, by Hannah Tinti
The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, by Scott Lynch
The Replacement, by Brenna Yovanoff
Happy New Year, everyone!