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Yeah, I cheated. Mucho cheating. An excess of cheating. But a LOT of good books come out in 2014, okay? And I wanted everybody to hear about all of them. I am an enemy of TBRs everywhere.
Top 2014 Debuts (With Covers)
1. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I'm not even really sure what this one is about, but I think it's some awesome kind of dystopian awesomeness. It's being uber hyped, and I uber want it.
2. Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
That COVER. The fact that it's about a creepy sci-fi replacement sister who might be a murderer. THAT COVER.
3. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
A girl who writes letter to dead famous people in order to deal with her grief for her sister? Yes please.
4. Something Real by Heather Demetrios
Books about TV shows, reality television, and the movie business seem to be becoming a sort of mini-trend. This TV addict is excited about that.
5. Hungry by. H.A. Swain
I love food. I love dystopian novels. Put them together and I'm a happy camper. PLUS MAJOR COVER LOVE. THE FORK IS BECKONING ME.
6. My Faire Lady by Lauren Wettersten
I've always been fascinated with Renaissance Faire, and I can't wait to read a cute contemporary that's set in one. The punny title only adds to my excitement.
7. Trust Me, I'm Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Con artist teenage girl. Enough said.
8. Sekret by Lindsday Smith
Psychic teenage KGB spy. The Russophile in me is salivating.
9. The Nethergrim by Matthew Jobin
It's fantasy. There's darkness and magic afoot. It's like catnip to me.
10. The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel
It's about a teenage girl who breaks up couples as a job, and that speaks to my soul.
11. Gilded by Christina L. Farley
I'm a newbie Kdrama addict, a fantasy lover, and a girl who loves some diversity in her YA. So a fantasy novel set in contemporary Korea about a kick-ass girl pitted against an evil demi-god? YES. ALL THE YES.
12. Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
Dahlia's a Twitter friend of mine, and you should all be on the lookout for her book about a girl who falls for an actor on the hit TV show her best friend stars in. Sounds like SUCH fun!
Top Debuts (Without Covers)
1. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
LGBT de-segregation love story give it GIVE IT
2. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Historical fantasy! I love historical fantasy.
3. Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan
Another movie book, this time about a teenage actress who grows up in front of the cameras on a hit TV show.
4. The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
Middle Eastern fantasy. I repeat, MIDDLE EASTERN FANTASY.
5. Hook's Revenge by Heidi Schulz
Another Twitter friend with a book coming out! It's about Captain Hook's daughter. If that doesn't interest you, well, I don't know what will.
Honorable mentions: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis, Landry Park by Bethany Hagen, Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin, Half Bad by Sally Green, A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (I've read this one, and it's AMAZING!), Alienated by Melissa Landers, which I just reviewed. It's adorable.
Extra honorable mentions: Two of my favorite bloggy people (and people people) Molli and Jen are publishing their novels this year! As You Turn Away by Molli Moran, about swoony Southern boys, and Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision, about Elemental magic, hot princes, sassy snarky heroines, and evil kings.
Um. So. Yeah. 2014 is going to be a bit busy.