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Like most voracious readers, I never have time to read all the books I’d like to, so putting together this list wasn’t tough. Hopefully I’ll get to read these 2014 releases in 2015. Better late than never!
I loved the action-packed but thoughtful Legend series and am just as excited about Lu’s latest saga of complicated characters in a dangerous dystopian world.
2. THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski
I enjoy high fantasy chock full of secrets and deadly stakes (like this book is supposed to be) and am intrigued by the concept of a general’s daughter buying a slave and falling in love with him. Admittedly, that story will be tough to pull off (please no instalove!), but I’m hoping the rave reviews are right about this novel.
3. HALF A KING by Joe Abercrombie
A disabled prince battles to regain the throne he never wanted. Sounds like everything I want in a book – action, adventure and a tortured main character coming told terms with himself.
This is a story about a “Alice the slut” told from the POV of those around her. Even though I’m many years out of high school, I’m still fascinated and horrified with how the rumour mill and the opinions of one’s peers can destroy a girl’s reputation. Therefore I want to read this book.
5. PANIC by Lauren Oliver
This book is supposed to be scary. I hope all the hype is true. Scary YA is hard to find.
6. GLORY O’BRIEN’S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE by A.S. King
I loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz even though I’m not usually into contemporary YA. This just proves that A.S. King is a brilliant writer. Now she’s written a book with a paranormal / fantastical twist. I can’t wait to read this! Luckily, I don’t have to wait because it’s already 2015.
7. THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, the teens come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out. Well damn! Sign me up!
8. THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepherd
This is a revenge mystery that explores female friendships. Reading books about psychologically abusive gal pals (like Beautiful Malice and Lessons From a Dead Girl) has become something I do. So let’s give this novel a whirl.
A book within a book about coincidences and a blind girl – sounds original and intriguing.
10. THE TYRANT’S DAUGHTER by J.C. Carleson (contemporary political thriller)
When her father is killed in a coup, Laila and the remaining members of her royal Middle Eastern family are exiled to an American suburb. This is written by a former CIA officer. How can I not want to read this?
11. AFTERWORLDS by Scott Westerfeld
UGLIES is one of my favourite book series. Of course I want to anything else by Scott Westerfeld.
Okay, I know, that’s eleven, but I couldn’t decide which book to cut so they all made the list! Here’s to happy catch-up reading in 2015!