Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Top Ten 2014 Releases I'm Dying To Read

It's hard to believe but 2013 is quickly coming to a close and soon we'll be ushering in a new year and, along with it, a whole new selection of books to look forward to. Here are some of the YA releases I'm most excited for in 2014:

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (April 8, 2014)
The final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. I've got to hurry up and read Days of Blood and Starlight before April rolls around.
I'm always up for a fairy tale retelling, especially if that fairy tale happens to be Beauty and the Beast (my favorite!).
A modern-day retelling of Peter Pan in which the Lost Boys and Peter are a "tribe of young renegade surfers"?! This one sounds so crazy (in a good way) that I have to see how Sheinmel pulls it off.
I can't think of a better story for a bookworm than one where the main character literally gets lost in a book...and may actually be a fictional character herself.

The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
How did I not know of this book until today?! I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that Cassandra Clare was co-authoring a brand new series. And about magicians, too! So excited!

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (March 25, 2014)
I love stories that have a fairy tale-esque vibe, so this book about a girl who is born with wings seemed right up my alley. And it doesn't hurt that the cover art is gorgeous.
When I first saw the cover of The Winner's Curse, I thought it had a very Hunger Gamesian/Capitol-ish look to it. Like The Hunger Games, Rutkoski's book is a story of haves and have-nots in a dystopian society and I'm really looking forward to reading it!
When I was reading the summary for Elusion, which is about a virtual world experienced through the use of a visor and wristband, all I could think was that it doesn't seem too far from the realm of possibility (am I the only one creeped out by Google Glass?). It seems like this will be a timely sci-fi/dystopian novel.

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (May 27, 2014)
I had to look at the Goodreads page for the final Mortal Instruments book with half-shielded eyes to avoid being spoiled in any way. I'm so far behind in the TMI series; I've only made it to City of Glass so far, even though the entire series, including the Infernal Devices and the Shadowhunter's Codex, are all lined up neatly on my shelf.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. That cover for Elusion ... Holy WOW.

    With you on Second Star too. Anything to do with Peter Pan is always a hit with me!

    My TTT

    1. I know, right?! The minute I saw it I knew I had to see what it was about. I'm a sucker for books with pretty covers.

  2. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairy tale too! I haven't heard of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender before. I'll have to investigate that on goodreads =)


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