Tuesday, December 03, 2013

YA Books I'm Dying to Read in 2014

It's been awhile since I participated in Top Ten Tuesdays, but I just couldn't resist this week's theme - the top 10 books that I'm dying to read in 2014! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Head over there to find out more and check out everyone else's links!

My list is in no particular order. Feel free to share in comments your own lists or choices!

Vengeance by Megan Miranda

I'm a huge fan of Megan Miranda's and I couldn't have loved Fracture any more than I did. I loved Decker and Delaney any more than I did. And so I was SUPER excited to hear of this companion novel/sequel which will be published in February of 2014 by Bloomsbury. I'm so excited.

Banished by Liz de Jager

I do love a good book blogger turns author story. And Liz blogged at My Favourite Books for absolutely ages. I'm so excited to read her story and support her as an author.  Banished sounds absolutely incredible - it sounds like a book I'd pick up to read even if it wasn't written by a friend of mine. Plus? Much cover love! This book is published in February by Tor.

The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning

AHH! I'm a huge fan of Sarra Manning's. I've loved absolutely everything that she's written and her books are always very emotional and addictive. Though I LOVE her adult books very much, I am excited about this return back to YA. The Worst Girlfriend in the World is being published by Atom in May of 2014 and it sees two best friends pitted against each other in the fight to win the heart of a boy. I cannot wait.

Dead Silent by Sharon Jones

Ooh, I don't think I'm yet finished RAVING about Sharon Jones' first book, Dead Jealous. I loved Poppy and her best friend/crush, Michael. I loved all of her detective work and I love that all these same characters and murder mystery to solve is back again for another installment. This is going to be such fun, I can tell already! Dead Silent will be published in February by Orchard Books.

Clariel by Garth Nix

If, like me, you are HUGELY excited for another book set in the world of the Old Kingdom series, then perhaps you might consider joining my Garth Nix Reading Challenge 2014? Clariel will be published by Hot Key Books in the fall of 2014 (which gives you plenty of time to reread the Old Kingdom series along with me and other!)

Resistance by CJ Daugherty

Oh, I do love the Night School series by CJ Daugherty. And wow, is this cover the best in the series or what? The hair, the dress, the stormy background. I look at this cover and I am EXCITED. I want very much to return to Cimmeria Academy and see how Allie and Carter and Sylvain and everyone are getting on.  Unfortunately, Atom are not published Resistance until June of 2014. Bring it on!

A Kiss in the Dark by Cat Clarke

Look! A new book by Cat Clarke in the new year, how exciting!  Cat Clarke is definitely one of my favourite authors. Her books are always really intense and emotional and I love reading her books and feeling all of the things. I will always look forward to a new book by her. It even makes me happy that the brief product description is a touch on the dramatic side... What does it mean?! You'll have to wait (im)patiently for Quercus to publish this book in April!

Salvage by Keren David

I do adore Keren David's books.  They feel real and honest and messy. And I'm so glad that there isn't long to wait until this book is published so I can get my grubby paws on it.  It's the story of a brother and sister who were separated as children and they are reunited as teenagers. I think it's going to be a very emotional and powerful read. It's published by Atom in January and I cannot wait!

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

I'm a big of Jenny Han's after devouring and being obsessed by the Summer series. I haven't yet read the books she's written with Siobhan Vivian so, for me, it feels like it's been far too long since I've had a Jenny Han story in my life.  And this book sounds really good.  About a girl who instead of talks openly about the crushes she'd had in her life, she's written a letter pouring out all of her feelings for them, sealed the letter and hidden it away under her bed. That is, until somehow all of her old letters have mysteriously been mailed off to all of her old crushes... *hold me* I'm too excited!

Darkness Hidden by Zoe Marriott

Oooh. I really loved the first book in this series, The Night Itself, and I'm really super excited to read more in this series. Zoe Marriott is definitely one of my favourite authors and I will always be eagerly anticipating her new books... Also, I can't wait to see what sort of cover they come up with for this book! Darkness Hidden will be published by Walker in 2014.

 What YA book/s are you most looking forward to reading in 2014?


  1. Looking forward to Liz's book of course, but Salvage by Keren David looks really good. Might just have to preorder that one!

    1. Yes. I very rarely preorder anything but I'm really tempted by both Banished and Salvage too :)

  2. I don't even know many of these. I need to read the rest of Abhorsen books, I didn't even know more are coming until recently.
    Happy reading!

    My TTT

    1. Thanks, you too, Ula! I'm so excited about another Old Kingdom book.

  3. A Kiss in the Dark! Darkness Hidden! I can't wait! ;)

  4. To All the Boys will be my first Jenny Han so excited to read it!

  5. Salvage looks awesome. And I love the cover for Banished! I really need to catch up with the Night School series too >..<

    1. I LOVE the Night School series. But I'm also really excited for Banished and Salvage too.


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