Top 14 books of 2014!

Here is my list of my favourite books of 2014! I wanted to make it 14 to match the year this time. These books aren’t all released this year, they’re just the ones I’ve read in 2014 that I loved the most. I could have added more but it would have been too long! They’re in no particular order either. Click the titles to go to my review of it!

 dangerous girlsomensEllie Jordan Ghost Trappersince youve been gonefaking normal

 

darkhouseruin and risinginfiniterites of passagebrazen

 

graduation daydefyassasins bladecress

 

Honourable Mentions:

I wanted to add these too but I only wanted 14 on my list. They deserve some recognition though because I loved the whole series for both!

  • Alpha by Rachel Vincent
  • Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Do we have any similar books? What are some of your favourites from 2014? Leave a comment and let me know!

Review: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley

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Title: Rites of Passage
Author: Joy N. Hensley
Release Date/Publisher: September 9th 2014 by Harper Teen
Finished: November 2014
Pages: 416-hardcover-Library

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Sam McKenna’s never turned down a dare. And she’s not going to start with the last one her brother gave her before he died.

So Sam joins the first-ever class of girls at the prestigious Denmark Military Academy. She’s expecting push-ups and long runs, rope climbing and mud-crawling. As a military brat, she can handle an obstacle course just as well as the boys. She’s even expecting the hostility she gets from some of the cadets who don’t think girls belong there. What she’s not expecting is her fiery attraction to her drill sergeant. But dating is strictly forbidden and Sam won’t risk her future, or the dare, on something so petty…no matter how much she wants him.

As Sam struggles to prove herself, she discovers that some of the boys don’t just want her gone—they will stop at nothing to drive her out. When their petty threats turn to brutal hazing, bleeding into every corner of her life, she realizes they are not acting alone. A decades-old secret society is alive and active… and determined to force her out.
At any cost.

Now time’s running short. Sam must decide who she can trust…and choosing the wrong person could have deadly consequences.

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Review: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

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Title: A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date/Publisher: November 4th 2014 by HarperTeen
Finished: November 6th 2014
Pages: 368-ARC eBook-given for review
Series:
1. A Thousand Pieces of You
2. Untitled
3. Untitled

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

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Review: Zodiac by Romina Russell

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Title: Zodiac
Author: Romina Russell
Release Date/Publisher: December 9th 2014 by Razorbill
Finished: October 28th 2014
Pages: 336-ARC-given for review
Series:
1. Zodiac
2. Unknown
3. Unknown

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Rhoma Grace is a 16-year-old student from House Cancer with an unusual way of reading the stars. While her classmates use measurements to make accurate astrological predictions, Rho can’t solve for ‘x’ to save her life—so instead, she looks up at the night sky and makes up stories.

When a violent blast strikes the moons of Cancer, sending its ocean planet off-kilter and killing thousands of citizens—including its beloved Guardian—Rho is more surprised than anyone when she is named the House’s new leader. But, a true Cancrian who loves her home fiercely and will protect her people no matter what, Rho accepts.

Then, when more Houses fall victim to freak weather catastrophes, Rho starts seeing a pattern in the stars. She suspects Ophiuchus—the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend—has returned to exact his revenge across the Galaxy. Now Rho—along with Hysan Dax, a young envoy from House Libra, and Mathias, her guide and a member of her Royal Guard—must travel through the Zodiac to warn the other Guardians.

But who will believe anything this young novice says? Whom can Rho trust in a universe defined by differences? And how can she convince twelve worlds to unite as one Zodiac?

Embark on a dazzling journey with ZODIAC, the first novel in an epic sci-fi-meets-high-fantasy series set in a galaxy inspired by the astrological signs.

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Review: Darkhouse by Karina Halle

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Title: Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1)
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date/Publisher: May 12th 2011 by Metal Blonde Books
Finished: October 29th 2014
Pages: 327-Kindle eBook-was free online
Series:
1. Darkhouse
2. Red Fox
3. Dead Sky Morning
4. Lying Season
5. On Demon Wings
6. In The Hollow
7. Come Alive
8. Ashes to Ashes
9. Dust to Dust

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Enter the world of the highly-acclaimed Experiment in Terror Series by visiting…the Darkhouse:

There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts.

Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

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