Top Ten Tuesday! (54): The 2014s I WANNNNNNT!

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish.

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top 10 2014 Releases I CANNOT WAIT FOR!

Okay, I know that I am on a shiny book ban right now (and doing pretty okay with it, I might add), but I can still take a bit of time to goggle at all the shiny new books for NEXT YEAR that I am just DYING FOR! It will be very hard to limit this list to 10, but I will try 😉

**EDIT: I will try and limit this to 20!
So, here we go!

The Conclusions!
(In an effort to avoid spoilers for those readers who have not read these series, I will not quote the book jacket in this section. However, I implore you to go read all of these series(es?) now!)

8755785  City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments #6
Release Date: May 27th, 2014

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! After the epic conclusion of The Infernal Devices, I cannot wait to see what Clare has in store for these characters!

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   Isla and the Happily Every After by Stephanie Perkins
Release Date: May 13th, 2014

So this isn’t really a complete series, though I am expecting some character cross-over. Which is why I include it in this section. But SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

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Infinite by Jodi Meadows
Incarnate #3
Release Date: January 28th, 2014

This fantasy series is SO BEAUTIFUL and SO UNIQUE, and I cannot wait to read this epic conclusion!! Only 2 more months!!!

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Ruins by Dan Wells
Partials #3
Release Date:  March 11th, 2014

This is my FAVORITE sci-fi/dystopia/post-apocalyptic YA series, by FAR! And I WANT THIS BOOK NOW!!! (If you have not read this series yet and you are a fan of the genre, DO IT NOW!!!! RIGHT NOW!!!)

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The One by Kiera Cass
The Selection #3
Release Date:  May 6th, 2014

This series is a fun, guilty-pleasure type series for me, because I just love the bachelor! =) And after book 2, I am REALLY anxious to see how this series will conclude! LOVE!

13618440Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3
Release Date: April 8th, 2014

I know I have yet to read book two of this series, but that is really because I wanted to wait closer to this release date before reading it. I LOVED book number one. And I CANNOT wait to read the rest!

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Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky #3
Release Date: January 28th, 2014

The characters in this series are truly AWESOME! And the world that Rossi creates is just spectacular! I am dreading the end to this series because THEN IT IS OVER! BUT I NEED IT NOW!!!

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The Debuts!

13576132 The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
The Murder Complex #1
Release Date:  June 10th, 2014

“An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.”

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Breakfast Served Anytime
by Sarah Combs
Release Date: April 8th, 2014

A coming-of-age debut evokes the bittersweet joys and pangs of finding independence in one unforgettable summer away at “geek camp.”

When Gloria sets out to spend the summer before her senior year at a camp for gifted and talented students, she doesn’t know quite what to expect. Fresh from the heartache of losing her grandmother and missing her best friend, Gloria resolves to make the best of her new circumstances. But some things are proving to be more challenging than she expected. Like the series of mysterious clues left by a certain Professor X before he even shows up to teach his class, Secrets of the Written Word. Or the very sweet, but very conservative, roommate whose coal-industry family champions mountaintop removal. Not to mention the obnoxious Mason, who dresses like the Mad Hatter and immediately gets on Gloria’s nerves — but somehow won’t escape her thoughts. Beautifully told by debut author Sarah Combs, this honest and touching story of growing up is imbued with the serene atmosphere of Kentucky’s natural landscape.”

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Side Effects May Vary
by Julie Murphy
Release Date: March 18th, 2014

“What if you’d been living your life as if you were dying—only to find out that you had your whole future ahead of you?

When sixteen-year-old Alice is diagnosed with leukemia, her prognosis is grim. To maximize the time she does have, she vows to spend her final months righting wrongs—however she sees fit. She convinces her friend Harvey, whom she knows has always had feelings for her, to help her with a crazy bucket list that’s as much about revenge (humiliating her ex-boyfriend and getting back at her arch nemesis) as it is about hope (doing something unexpectedly kind for a stranger and reliving some childhood memories). But just when Alice’s scores are settled, she goes into remission.

Now Alice is forced to face the consequences of all that she’s said and done, as well as her true feelings for Harvey. But has she done irreparable damage to the people around her, and to the one person who matters most?

Julie Murphy’s SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY is a fearless and moving tour de force about love, life, and facing your own mortality.”

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Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
Dorothy Must Die #1
Release Date: April 1st, 2014

“I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I’ve read the books. I’ve seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can’t be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There’s still the yellow brick road, though—but even that’s crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I’m the other girl from Kansas.
I’ve been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I’ve been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman’s heart.
Steal the Scarecrow’s brain.
Take the Lion’s courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!”

 

The Middlers!
(Again, I’ll avoid spoilers by not posting the summary)

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Cress by Marissa Meyer
The Lunar Chronicles #3
Release Date: February 4th, 2014

AHHHHHHHH MORE LUNAR CHRONICLES! YIPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

 

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The Treatment by Suzanne Young
The Program #2
Release Date: April 29th, 2014

This was one of the best series beginners of 2013, and I CANNOT WAIT for this book! This story is extremely deep and emotional, and I just adore it!

 

The Auto-Buys!

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Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: July 8th, 2014

“Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems besides the point now.

Maybe that was always besides the point.

Two days before they’re supposed to visit Neal’s family in Omaha for Christmas, Georgie tells Neal that she can’t go. She’s a TV writer, and something’s come up on her show; she has to stay in Los Angeles. She knows that Neal will be upset with her — Neal is always a little upset with Georgie — but she doesn’t expect to him to pack up the kids and go home without her.

When her husband and the kids leave for the airport, Georgie wonders if she’s finally done it. If she’s ruined everything.

That night, Georgie discovers a way to communicate with Neal in the past. It’s not time travel, not exactly, but she feels like she’s been given an opportunity to fix her marriage before it starts . . .

Is that what she’s supposed to do?

Or would Georgie and Neal be better off if their marriage never happened?”

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Better off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Release Date: February 25th, 2014

“For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?”

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Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Release Date: April 8th, 2014

“Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice.”

The Middle Grades!

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
Release Date: January 28th, 2014

A modern-day fairy tale set in a mysterious museum that is perfect for readers of Roald Dahl and Blue Balliett.

Unlikely heroine Ophelia Jane Worthington-Whittard doesn’t believe in anything that can’t be proven by science. She and her sister Alice are still grieving for their dead mother when their father takes a job in a strange museum in a city where it always snows. On her very first day in the museum Ophelia discovers a boy locked away in a long forgotten room. He is a prisoner of Her Majesty the Snow Queen. And he has been waiting for Ophelia’s help.

As Ophelia embarks on an incredible journey to rescue the boy everything that she believes will be tested. Along the way she learns more and more about the boy’s own remarkable journey to reach her and save the world.

A story within a story, this a modern day fairytale is about the power of friendship, courage and love, and never ever giving up.”

17934459The Riverman by Aaron Starmer
Release Date: March 18th 2014

“”To sell a book, you need a description on the back. So here’s mine: My name is Fiona Loomis. I was born on August 11, 1977. I am recording this message on the morning of October 13, 1989. Today I am thirteen years old. Not a day older. Not a day younger.”

Fiona Loomis is Alice, back from Wonderland. She is Lucy, returned from Narnia. She is Coraline, home from the Other World. She is the girl we read about in storybooks, but here’s the difference: She is real.

Twelve-year-old Alistair Cleary is her neighbor in a town where everyone knows each other. One afternoon, Fiona shows up at Alistair’s doorstep with a strange proposition. She wants him to write her biography. What begins as an odd vanity project gradually turns into a frightening glimpse into a clearly troubled mind. For Fiona tells Alistair a secret. In her basement there’s a gateway and it leads to the magical world of Aquavania, the place where stories are born. In Aquavania, there’s a creature called the Riverman and he’s stealing the souls of children. Fiona’s soul could be next.

Alistair has a choice. He can believe her, or he can believe something else…something even more terrifying.”

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What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren
Release Date: February 20th, 2014

“Thanks to her superstitious mother, Esther knows some tricks for avoiding bad luck: toss salt over your left shoulder, never button your shirt crooked, and avoid black cats. But even luck can’t keep her family safe from the Great Depression. When Pa loses his job, Esther’s family leaves their comfy Chicago life behind for a farm in Wisconsin.

Living on a farm comes with lots of hard work, but that means there are plenty of opportunities for Esther to show her mother how helpful she can be. She loves all of the farm animals (except the mean geese) and even better makes a fast friend in lively Bethany. But then Ma sees a sign that Esther just knows is wrong. If believing a superstition makes you miserable, how can that be good luck?

Debut author Gayle Rosengren brings the past to life in this extraordinary, hopeful story.”

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The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald
Release Date: February 25th, 2014

The Amazing Race meets The Mysterious Benedict Society with a twist of magical mythology in this hilarious middle-grade caper about a strange locked box that transforms the lives of three kids.

The Secret Box is the first in an irresistible middle-grade trilogy that combines the magic of 11 Birthdays with the adventure of the Genius Files series and humorous quirk worthy of Trenton Lee Stewart. The page-turning mystery, alternating girl and boy narrators, and clever incorporation of mythology are sure to delight-and lingering questions will leave readers eager for more.

On her 12th birthday Jax Malone receives a surprise gift from her estranged Great-Aunt Juniper: a mysterious locked box that will only open in one location. If Jax’s mom hadn’t tried to return it, Jax would have assumed it was just another boring present to add to the most boring, un-magical birthday ever.”

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Well, as you can see, I have quite an extensive TBR list for 2014 already. There are SO MANY BOOKS I want to read , and I am really excited for all of the FANTASTIC-LOOKING books coming out! YAY!

What are you excited about? Any of the same ones I am? Leave me a comment and we’ll chat!

Love and Finals Week,
Jennifer

Instead, Jax decides she must open the box. So she recruits her reluctant cousin Ethan and his obnoxious, computer-genius older brother Tyler to help find the site where the box will open.

But what starts as a fun adventure quickly turns crazy, even dangerous, when Jax, Ethan, and Tyler learn that the box was not intended as a gift, but as a call for help from an ancient magical source thought to only exist in myth.”

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12 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday! (54): The 2014s I WANNNNNNT!

  1. Isa says:

    I NEED to read The Mortal Instruments, I loved The Infernal Devices. I don’t know why I’m waiting so long. Most of the conclusions on your list are series I haven’t even begun, I do hope they all provide satisfying endings. Breakfast Served Anytime sounds like it’s filled with eccentricities, a must add to my reading list! 😛 I love finding new middle grade books to read and your list is filled with awesome sounding titles. Thank you for sharing!

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