Most Anticipated Books of 2014: Reading Books Like a Boss Edition

Most Anticipated Books of 2014: Reading Books Like a Boss Edition

These top 10 lists are super hard.  #bookproblems.  This one was especially difficult because there are SO MANY to-be-released books that I am looking forward to!  I’m breaking the rules today.  I’m going to be rebel and choose more than ten. I’m sure you won’t be upset.  The covers are linked to Goodreads and I will link to the pre-order links if available.  These are in no particular order.  Tell me what 2014 book releases you can’t wait to read!

https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1362064564l/9627755.jpgIsla and the Happily Ever After

Release date:  August 14th 2014

Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door are two of my favorite young adult contemporaries.  I have been waiting (not so patiently) for the final book in the series.  I cannot wait to meet the “hopeless dreamer,” Isla and “introspective artist” Josh.  And it’s set in Paris just like Anna and the French Kiss!

Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.  They are interconnected with the characters from the other books making cameos. I hope we get to see Lola, Cricket, Anna, and Etienne in Isla & the Happily Ever After.

 

Book 1 – Anna & the French Kiss

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Book 2 – Lola & the Boy Next Door

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Book 3 – Isla & the Happily Ever After

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Unravel by Calia ReadUnravel by Calia Read

Release date: February 17, 2014

I saw these beautiful teasers made by Natasha is a Book Junkie pop up on my Facebook Newsfeed.  Then, I read the blurb and got all excited.  This book looks very different and intriguing! I cannot wait to read it!

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Four months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine.

Two months ago, I was admitted into a psych ward.

Yesterday, Lachlan Halstead visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I’m starting to lose my mind.

Hours later, Alexander Cole haunted my thoughts, reminding me I’m not crazy and that he needs my help.

A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past.

And now… everyone thinks I’m insane. But, I know he’s real, and I know he needs me.

Do you believe me?

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White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. ArmentroutWhite Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Release date: February 25, 2014

I am a Jennifer L. Armentrout fanatic. I am totally in love with her young adult books. Armentrout’s Lux series and Covenant series are insanely addicting with fantastic forbidden romances.  She has this special way of creating tension between the characters that hurts your heart.

White Hot Kiss is the first book in Armentrout’s upcoming Dark Elements series.  It contains another forbidden romance between half-demon/half-gargoyle, Layla, and soulless demon, Roth.  But there is another guy in the picture, Zayne.  Oh, JLA, I love you so.

Book #0.5 – Bittersweet Love

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Book #1 – White Hot Kiss

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Book #2 – Stone Cold Touch

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Book #3 – Untitled

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Insipid by Christine Brae

Release date: June 16, 2014

Insipid by Christine BraeBanal. Lifeless and Colorless. These are the words that describe my life. I’ve made the right choices, done all the right things. I’m strong, intelligent and highly successful. 

I’ve lived scrupulously, loved greatly, and shared my blessings equitably. 

But life hasn’t been fair with me.

Now I’m drowning in the middle of the ocean, desperately searching for the shore, surrendering to the fact that I will never be happy.

Then he came along.

Life is unpredictable. You can play it safe and resist change for fear of the unknown. Or you can close your eyes and take the leap with the knowledge that your life will change forever. 

Which one will I choose?

My name is Jade Richmond and this is my story.

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Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Release date: 2014

I cannot wait for Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher.  Her Love Me With Lies series is one of my favorite series EVER! Fisher’s writing is beautiful and in-your-face.

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When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

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Donners of the Dead by Karina HalleDonners of the Dead by Karina Halle

Release date: February 24, 2014

Cowboys, Pioneers, and Zombies?  OKAY!  This is Karina Halle’s upcoming horror romance set to be released in February.  Halle is one of those authors who is automatic read.

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Jake McGraw was unlike anyone I’d ever known. He was brash, rude, unapologetic and arrogant; chauvinistic, close-minded, and terribly stubborn. He was built like a tree, tall with a hard chest and wide shoulders and hands that looked like they could wrestle a bear. He was a cigar-chomping, scruffy-faced, beast of a man. I was pretty sure I hated him. And I know he hated me. But among the flesh-eating monsters in these snow-capped mountains, he was the only thing keeping me alive 

The year is 1851 and pioneers in search of California gold are still afraid to travel on the same route as the tragic Donner party did years before. When the last wagon train to go into the Sierra Nevada mountains fails to arrive at their destination, Eve Smith, an 18-year old half-native girl with immense tracking skills is brought along with the search party, headed by an enigmatic former Texas Ranger, Jake McGraw.

What they find deep in the dangerous snow-covered terrain is a terrifying consequence of cannibalism, giving new meaning to the term “monster.” While the search party is slowly picked off, one by one, Eve must learn to trust Jake, who harbors more than a few secrets of his own, in order to survive and prevent the monstrosities from reaching civilization.


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Forget Me by K.A. HarringtonForget Me by K.A. Harrington

Release date:  August 14, 2014

On the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to FriendShare to get some closure—but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as “Evan Murphy.” She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search tells her that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Only this boy is very much alive.

Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, her town, and even her parents’ involvement in this massive web of lies.

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Twisted by Emma ChaseTwisted by Emma Chase

Release date: March 25, 2014

There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself – and of me.

But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice, the most important of my life. Drew already made his –in fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville. Alone. Well, sort of alone….

What I’ve come to realize is that old habits die hard and sometimes you have to go back to where you began, before you can move ahead.

TWISTED picks up two years after Tangled’s end, and is told from Kate’s POV.

Book 1 – Tangled

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Book 2 – Twisted

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Book 3 – Tamed

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Waking Up In Vegas by Stevie Kisner Waking Up in Vegas by Stevie Kisner

Release date:  May 23, 2014

I’m Tack Morgan, and I’m Las Vegas Magazine’s Sexiest Man. I’m the host of the most listened-to morning drive-time show on Vegas’s FM dial.
I’m also in therapy for sexual harassment.
My therapist is the one making me write this. The doc says it’ll help put things into perspective.
To be clear, I don’t have sexual harassment issues. I have sexual frustration issues.
And it’s totally not my fault.
That responsibility rests squarely with the person I’m being accused of harassing. I see her each and every weekday morning at the ungodly hour of 6 am.
Funny. I used to think that was the best time of the whole day. I lived for starting my mornings so early, not seeing my bed until many, many hours later.
Unless it was for recreation.
At the risk of sounding cocky, I recreated a lot.
Sex is my sport of choice. Or at least it was, until Jen waltzed through the station door and announced she was my new morning-show co-host.
I swear, she’s developed some sort of pheromone-canceling ESP that follows me around everywhere and cockblocks me at every turn. I haven’t gotten laid in… too long.
Honestly, I haven’t been keeping track.
Actually, yes, I have.
It’s been two months.
Coincidentally, that’s exactly how long Jensen McKenzie has been my co-host.
I don’t think my balls can get any bluer.

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What I thought Was True by Huntley FitzpatrickWhat I thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Release date:  April 15, 2014

From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions.
Gwen Castle’s Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He’s a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island’s summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she’ll never escape her past—or the island—Gwen’s dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true—about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself—with what really is.

A magnetic, push-me-pull-me romance with depth, this is for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Deb Caletti.

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Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Free to Fall by Lauren Miller

Release date:  May 13, 2014

What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, even what to do with your life—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?

What if you never had to fall?

Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results. Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming

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Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Release date: August 5, 2014

In Magnolia Branch, Mississippi, the Cafferty and Marsden families are southern royalty. Neighbors since the Civil War, the families have shared vacations, holidays, backyard barbecues, and the overwhelming desire to unite their two clans by marriage. So when a baby boy and girl were born to the families at the same time, the perfect opportunity seemed to have finally arrived.

Jemma Cafferty and Ryder Marsden have no intention of giving in to their parents’ wishes. They’re only seventeen, for goodness’ sake, not to mention that one little problem: They hate each other! Jemma can’t stand Ryder’s nauseating golden-boy persona, and Ryder would like nothing better than to pretend stubborn Jemma doesn’t exist.

But when a violent storm ravages Magnolia Branch, it unearths Jemma’s and Ryder’s true feelings for each other as the two discover that the line between love and hate may be thin enough to risk crossing over.

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What books are not-so-patiently waiting for?

Comments

  1. Isla better be perfect because it has taken for freaking ever to come out!
    Don’t read White Hot Kiss yet, you’ll thank me later.
    Oooh Mud Vein and Unravel!
    I thought Waking Up in Vegas was out this month, boo :(
    You need to read My Life Next Door!
    And yay! Magnolia is one of those books that makes me want to throw a temper tantrum. I WANT IT NOW! *stomps feet*
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  2. Love your blog name! And that cover of Unravel is gorgeous!

    Tournament: Most anticipated book of 2014? – Nominations

  3. Thanks for the list, I was just finishing a book and I needed a new one. I have chose Unravel and I am really looking forward to Free to Fall.
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