Favorite Books of 2014

This blog has been woefully silent these past few months, but I did have a baby, so I hope you can forgive me.

I can’t believe 2014 is nearly over. I have lots to look forward to in 2015. Baby Bowman is already growing like a weed and I’m sure there will be tons of ‘firsts’ happening in the days to come. I also have two books coming out next year: FORGED, the final installment in the TAKEN trilogy, and VENGEANCE ROAD, my standalone western! FORGED will hit shelves April 14th and VENGEANCE ROAD will be out September 1st! I also just saw a cover for VR–holy gorgeousness!–and can’t wait til I can share it, but enough about my books…

I want to discuss some of my favorite YA reads of 2014. If you’re looking for a last minute gift ideas, consider these my official book-shopping suggestions. (You can click through any book to see my full-length review.)

 

Favorite 2014 sci fi/dystopian

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The Martian, Andy Weir*[/column]
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Into the Still Blue, Veronica Rossi[/column]
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Raging Star, Moira Young[/column]

* adult fiction

 

Favorite 2014 fantasy

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Heir of Fire, Sarah J Maas[/column]
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The Winner’s Curse, Marie Rutkoski[/column]
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Ruin and Rising, Leigh Bardugo[/column]

 

Favorite 2014 contemporary

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The Vanishing Season, Jodi Lynn Anderson[/column]
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Everything Leads to You, Nina LaCour[/column]
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We Were Liars, E Lockhart[/column]

 

 

Favorite 2014 historical

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Strange and Ever After, Susan Dennard*[/column]
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Her Dark Curiosity, Megan Shepherd*[/column]
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Lady Thief, AC Gaughen[/column]

* includes paranormal elements

 

Favorite read-in-2014 but pub’d earlier

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Tiger Lily, Jodi Lynn Anderson[/column]
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This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales[/column]
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Love and Other Perishable Items, Laura Buzo[/column]

 

and not that this will help with holiday gift shopping, but…

My most anticipated of 2015

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The Winner’s Crime, Marie Rutkoski[/column]
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The Raven Cycle #4, Maggie Stiefvater[/column]
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas[/column]

 

and finally, because I loved them so much I blurbed them…

Books you should add to your 2015 to-read list

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Tracked, Jenny Martin[/column]
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Under a Painted Sky, Stacey Lee[/column]
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What about you?

What were your favorite reads this year? What are you most looking forward to in 2014?

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