The year is almost over, only a few more hours are left (at least in my time zone) and so I thought it would be the perfect time to finally talk about my favorite 14 books I've read in 2014. These are not necesserily books that have been published in 2014. They are simply taken out of the 58 books I've read in the past year. If you follow my blog and BookTube channel the book that is on my place nr. 1 will definitely not surprise you.
Anyway, let's get to the list!
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#14 - Riot by Sarah Mussi
This was a great action packed read set in the near future (2018). I enjoyed it a whole lot and that cover is amazing!
#13 - Erased by Margaret Chatwin
So good! This is a not very known YA Contemporary with an amazing and very realistic plotline. The protagonist is a great guy and the things he goes through are great and heartbreaking at time, too.
#12 - Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A fun read with hot aliens. I enjoyed Jennifer L. Armentrouts writing a lot and the way Katy and Deamon "function" together is brilliant and funny and super entertaining.
#11 - Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski
This was the only adult book I read in 2014 and, oh boy, was it amazing! At the same time it was a hard read as it deals with quite a few hard topics and violent scenes but all in all it's a great read but definitely not for those who are not adults yet.
#10 - To all the boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han
My first Jenny Han book and I loved it! It's a cute YA contemporary with a lovable protagonist and a funny and cute plotline. Can't wait for the sequel to finally come out!
#9 - Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My first fantasy book in a very long time. I had an amazing time reading this. I love the protagonist because she is just so smart and witty and stays true to herself no matter what. And Sarah J. Maas' writing style is brilliant!
#8 - Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry
This was a great trilogy which I simply couldn't put down once I started it. I love the different take on the dystopian society with slating terrorists and criminals as means of giving them a second chance. Following Kyla was great and seeing the pieces come together in the end was mind-blowing.
#7 - Ruin by Rachel van Dyken
A very emotional and amazing read. The two main characters were very lovable and I enjoyed reading about them a lot. Though this book was a little predictable at times it was still exactly what I wanted it to be.
#6 - 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad
This was so creepy! When I first picked it up I was simply sold on the whole moon part but I totally did not expect the direction this book went in. I definitely couldn't read this one at night (I'm usually not a scardy-cat but this book!). If you are looking for a really creepy book that will blow your mind and happens to play on the moon, well, this is exactly what you are looking for!
#5 - Aristotle and Dante discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Very beautiful and philosophical with two very lovable characters and a fantastic ending.
#4 - Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
Witty, funny and all round amazing! I have not enjoyed a Vampire book in a long time but this series had be hooked since page one. And, Dimitri! Enough said.
#3 - Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens
Another book that deals with complicated topics but is just fantastic. The writing is beautiful and the two main characters are very unique and great.
#2 - The Martian by Andy Weir
Much Mars. Such science. Very fun. I finished this book only a few days ago but it was just so brilliant that it simply had to be on this list and on place number two.
#1 - The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Amazing finale to the Mara Dyer trilogy. I love this story, the characters and Michelle Hodkin's writing. She is among my top 3 favorite authors and I will definitely read anything and everything she writes. I could not wish for a better ending to this trilogy.
And that was it. These are my favorite 14 reads of 2014. I am very curious what reads await me in 2015. Tell me in the comments below, or tweet me (@Alice_Reeds), what books made it onto your guy's lists of favorite books.
I hope you're having a fantastic day and see you guys in 2015!