Favorite Books of 2014

1. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken

In the Afterlight

GenreSci/Fi, a little Dystopian

The last book to The Darkest Minds trilogy. A great ending to a great series. If you’re looking for a good read with a strong heroine, well developed characters and intricate world building, pick this series up.   

Recommended for: anyone who loves a strong female lead and characters with awesome powers  


2. Cress by Marissa Meyer


Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The third book to the Lunar Chronicles. The Lunar Chronicles is a fairytale retelling of different characters set in a future world of cyborgs and robots and people from the Moon with great powers. Full of adventure, humor and romance. 

Recommended for: fans of Fantasy with pieces of Science Fiction mixed in.  


3. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Infinite Sea

Genre: Sci/Fi

The second book to the 5th Wave series. The world has been taken over by aliens who insert themselves into humans. These books are dark, adventurous and compelling. A similar concept to The Host by Stephanie Meyer without too much romance.

Recommended for: Sci/Fi fans who want to prepare for a future alien invasion


4. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan

Blood of Olympus

Genre: Fantasy, Mythology

The final book to the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan which is a continuation of the his first series Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The demi-gods’ have their final battle with Gaia. Though I was expecting a grander finale, it was a good enough read with classic Riordan humor.

Recommended for: Percy Jackson fans, mythology fans


5. The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

Impossible Knife of Memory

Genre: Fiction (Young Adult)

The story of a girl names Hayley who, after years of being on the road with her father, had finally settled down so she can attend school. Her father is a war veteran with severe PTSD with his memories constantly haunting him and Hayley tries her best to take care of them both.

Recommended for: readers who like emotional stories 


6. Exposure by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs

Genre: Sci/Fi

The fourth book to the Virals series by Kathy Reichs. It follows Tori, Hi, Sheldon and Ben as they try to be more in control of their canine power as they set out to solve a kidnapping when two of their classmates go missing. These books are adventurous and mysterious.

Recommended for: Sci/Fi and mystery fans

7. This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl

This Star
Genre: Non-Fiction, memoir

A collection of diary entries, birthday cards, internet entries, memoirs from family and friends, etc. of Esther Earl. She passed away of cancer as a teenager but her story remains an inspiration. John Green dedicated The Fault In Our Stars to her.

Recommended for: fans who like emotional stories, John Green fans


8. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Rebel Belle
Genre: Fantasy

The story of Harper Pierce who unexpectedly becomes a Paladin, of an ancient line of guardians with lethal fighting skills, and is given the task of protecting David Stark, one of Harper’s least favorite people. This book is humorous and adventurous. A fun read, not too heavy but not too light

Recommended for: Fantasy fans who like well-rounded female heroines



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