Favorite Books of 2014

I can’t believe another year has gone by! So much has happened this past year, and even with everything going on in my life I have managed to read 80 books this year! It is so hard to narrow them down to my favorites, but I did my best. Here are my favorite books from 2014:

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra ClareCity of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

This has to be one of my favorite series of all time. I loved the first three books and when I found out that Cassandra Clare had decided to write another three books I was so excited! This is the final book in The Mortal Instruments series and it was slightly daunting at a whopping 725 pages but the book is so good that you don’t even realize the length. I will miss this characters terribly but look forward to the spinoff series that Clare is writing!

 

Release date: May 27, 2014

 

 

 

 

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFeversMortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

Another series finale, Mortal Heart started off a bit slow but picked up in the middle and turned out to be a fantastic final book in the His Fair Assassin series. I loved reading about Annith, a character who has intrigued me since book one, and her story had even more twists and turns than the previous two. Review to come soon!

 

 

Release date: November 4, 2014

 

 

 

IMG_1847Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

This is another one of my absolute favorite series, and it seems like each book gets better and better. This is the third but not final book in the series, and will just leave you desperate for the next book to be released!

 

 

Release date: October 21, 2014

 

 

 

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. MaasHeir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

I will probably read anything that Sarah J. Maas writes because her writing is so phenomenal. This is the third book in this series and I am still just as interested if not more interested than I was after the first book. Each of these books is amazing and I am so glad I waited hours on line to get an ARC of this one at BEA.

 

 

Release date: September 2, 2014

 

 

 

The Jewel by Amy EwingThe Jewel by Amy Ewing

This book had amazing world building and an eerie plot about pregnancy and surrogacy. While the romance in the book was a bit of a flop, the book didn’t center around it but rather focused on the messed up world of the Jewel and it’s backstabbing royals. I’m anxious to read more about this world so I look forward to the next book.

 

 

Release date: September 2, 2014

 

 

 

The One by Kiera CassThe One by Kiera Cass

I loved the first two books in this trilogy and I couldn’t wait to see how it would end. I literally read this book in less than a day because I couldn’t wait to find out how everything would be wrapped up. I’m so excited that Cass decided to write another book, The Heir, due out next spring!

 

 

Release date: May 6, 2014

 

 

 

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. PearsonThe Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

What I really loved about this book was the narration–it is told from three separate points of view, with a slight twist near the end that totally got me. Great start to a new series!

 

 

Release date: July 8, 2014

 

 

 

The Winner's Curse by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Loved this book!! Beautiful world building and an incredible story. I couldn’t put this one down and after the ending I am anxiously awaiting the next book!

 

 

Release date: March 4, 2014

 

 

 

Cress by Marissa MeyerCress by Marissa Meyer

This is another series that gets better with each book. This book introduced Cress, whose story is a retelling of Rapunzel. I loved her story and how it intertwined with Cinder’s and Scarlet’s stories.

 

 

Release date: February 4, 2014

 

 

 

Ignite Me by Tahereh MafiIgnite Me by Tahereh Mafi

I just actually read this entire trilogy this year and I can’t believe I waited so long before reading it. Mafi’s writing is gorgeous, and this book was SO GOOD!! I love the main character and how she became so strong from the first book to the final book. This is a series I could read over and over again!

 

 

Release date: February 4, 2014

 

 

 

What were some of your favorite books from this year? Anything you missed that you wished you had read this year?

Happy New Year everyone!!

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April 2013 Preview

Happy Easter everyone! April is definitely going to be a busy month because there are a ton of sequels being released. I am a bit overwhelmed because I have so much to read both for school and for my own enjoyment but here are a few books I am eagerly anticipating:

 

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster was such a rollercoaster of emotions and I absolutely loved it! Walking Disaster is the same story told from Travis’s point of view and will give the reader more insight into his character than we got in Beautiful Disaster. It definitely sounds interesting and I can’t wait to see what was going on in Travis’s head!

Release date:  April 2, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Grave Mercy told the story of Ismae, a girl who joined a convent dedicated to serving Death. The sequel, Dark Triumph, is the story of Sybella, another girl who finds refuge at the convent and becomes a deadly assassin. Grave Mercy was a fascinating story so I’m very excited to read this one!

Release date:  April 2, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

Light by Michael Grant

Light by Michael Grant

Light is the sixth book in the Gone series, a series about a town in California in which one day all of the adults disappear and the children are left alone. They are unable to escape because of a forcefield surrounding the entire town, and one by one some of the children begin to develop special powers. They have to try to care for the younger kids and find a way to survive once food begins to run out. Light is the final book in the series and I can’t wait to see how it ends!

Release date:  April 2, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Selection was one of my favorite books of 2012, so I have been eagerly awaiting its sequel, The Elite. America is still in the competition to win Prince Maxon’s heart but she is unsure if that is what she truly wants or if her heart still remains tied to Aspen. My vote personally goes to Maxon, but I really have no idea how this is going to turn out!

Release date:  April 23, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

I definitely need to figure out how I’m going to have the time to read all of these books! What are you looking forward to reading in April?