Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Yes! I still have not read this book. I downloaded it onto my Kindle a week after publication because I thought that spoilers were inevitable. I still remain spoiler-free however. And while I did start reading this book, I only got about 5% in before I felt my concentration wandering. There's something a bit off about this book. Perhaps the format or the perspective? But I just wasn't initially connecting to the story and couldn't force myself to continue reading when I wasn't enjoying. I still want to know what happens and find out what's got everyone acting crazy. Just not this year, possibly.
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Wow, did this book have heaps of hype surrounding it! I bought this book on a whim shortly after it was published and since then the book has remained untouched on my TBR shelves. I just cannot bring myself to read a book when I have such high expectations of it. I just can't imagine loving any book or story as much as I think I should after everything I've heard about this one. Maybe it'll surprise me when I do get around to it, but I figure I'll need plenty of time to forget how much everyone raved about this one.
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
I started this book awhile back and it took my breath away. I was very wrapped up in and everything about it was moreish. I wanted to know more about the characters and their relationships. It was all very addictive and I can fully understand the wonderful things I've read about this book. I get why it is so loved. But because of personal reasons, I had to put this book down and I haven't yet returned to it. I hope that when I do, I'll still love it as much as I was the first time around.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Gah! It feels like everyone I know has read and raved about this book already. It's not even published in the UK as yet (ebook aside!). Because of peer pressure, I couldn't wait for the UK publication and I downloaded this book onto my Kindle. I can't quite bring myself to read it as yet though. I know that it'll be like when I read Eleanor and Park - I'll think to myself 'I can't possibly love this as much as everyone says I will' ... and then I read it and I did. Still, I'm saving this one for a special occasion. Sometime when I really need cheering up and only Rainbow Rowell's amazing voice and characters will be able to do the trick.
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Why haven't I read this book? I don't really understand. I love Patrick Ness. I love the cover. And I love the premise of this book. I really want to know what the whole mystery of it is about! What is it about? I have book an ebook and a hardcover of this book ... and yet I still haven't yet read either. Somebody be very convincing and maybe I'll read this by the end of the year.
Other titles that probably should have been added to this list? The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, Scarlett by Marissa Meyer, Requiem by Lauren Oliver and The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa.
Are there any big titles that you missed out on reading this year?