So many books and so little time. There's so many great 2014 releases that I will be catching up with this year. The list is in no particular order, but includes books I will be reading soon.Click on the links below to check them out on Goodreads.
- The Unhappening of Genesis Lee by Shallee McArthur. This sounds like an amazing sci-fi dystopian, which I often feel like I could read for the rest of my life. Seventeen-year-old Genesis Lee has never forgotten anything. As one of the Mementi—a small group of genetically-enhanced humans—Gena remembers everything with the help of her Link bracelets, which preserve memories perfectly. But Links can be stolen, and six people have already lost their lives to a memory thief, including Gena’s best friend.
- The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton. I haven't read enough fantasy or historical fiction, but this looks promising!! Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.
- Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1) by Sally Green. This has been on so many 2014 best of list, I have to give it a shot!! Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus.
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu. I enjoyed the Legend series, when I read it but thought it was a bit immature, this is supposed to be great and has been getting great reviews. Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.
- Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera. Reboot is a awesome sci0-fi and action paced read, and this sequel is bout to be great too. Now that they've both escaped, they're ready to start a new life in peace on the Reboot reservation. But Micah 163, the Reboot running the reservation, has darker plans in mind: to wipe out the humans. All of them. Micah has been building a Reboot army for years and is now ready to launch his attack on the cities. Callum wants to stick around and protect the humans. Wren wants nothing more than to leave all the fighting behind them.
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. Won a Goodreads Choice award so I'm definitely willing to try it out. A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
- In the AfterLight (The Darkest Mind #3) by Alexandra Bracken. I just finished reading the novella in the series before this last book. I know it will be epic, but been putting it off because I don't want to ruin my expectations. They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.
- The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski. The has mixed reviews, but leaning more toward the positive side. As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction.
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler. Really enjoy her as a entertainer and am trying to branch out into non-fiction more. In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious.
- Station Eleven by Emily St John Mande. This looks amazing, and I'm always interested in end of the world narratives. An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
Have you read any of these books? What was your 2014 release you meant to read but didn't get to?