Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Top Ten Books I Read In 2014

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Top ten eleven books I read this year!

Conclusions:

The Offering by Kimberly Derting
"But I knew something that Elena hadn't. That the measure of a true queen didn't lie in her magic. It had more to do with who she was, and what she was willing to give of herself, than it did with the powers she possessed."

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi


"We all have the potential to do terrible things. But we also have the potential to overcome our mistakes."

Shattered by Teri Terry


"It doesn't look much from the outside. But what you get outside is often like that. People, especially, can be so different from what you can see that you'd never guess what goes on in their secret places. What they are capable of."

Ruins by Dan Wells 
The Partials trilogy is, in my opinion, underrated. If you're looking for a YA sci-fi book with diversity and a complex set of female characters then I definitely recommend it.

Three by Kristen Simmons
"You need a bath."
His muscles loosened by the slightest degree. "Maybe you could take one with me."
I felt his grin against my neck. "Make sure I don't cut any corners."
My stomach fluttered. "Maybe I will."
He went still.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo 

“You are all I’ve ever wanted,” he said. “You are the whole of my heart.” 







Sequels:

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
Having read The Bone Season three times it would probably be an understatement to say that I'm head over heels in love with it. The Mime Order, although not due out until next year just had to be included in this list, because it is hands down the best sequel I have read this year! My review should be up soon. 



The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
TPS was a strong sequel, and I love this guest post featured on Carina's blog about keeping up the tension in a middle book without introducing a love triangle.


The Silkworm by J.K. Rowling
Such a brilliant sequel! Loved the mystery and the evolving (and thus far platonic) relationship between Cormoran & Robin.  Also: I was so not expecting the gore!







Standalone:

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Another atmospheric read from Winters! She has this way of expertly blending together historical and paranormal elements.
  
Debut:

The Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
I loved everything about this book, and am super excited for the conclusion!

Did any of these books make it to your favourites?

19 comments:

  1. Great list. I haven't read any of these, so I have a bit to add to my TBR. Thanks for shating :-)
    My TTT is here- http://rachelwritesthings.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-ten-best-books-of-2014.html

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  2. t is terrible because some of these I still need to read! So happy to hear they make your top ten.

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  3. This is a brilliant list Renu! There are so many books on your list that I still need to pick up like The Mime Order, The Perilous Sea and The Silkworm, I'm slightly more excited now that I've seen them on your list! :)

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  4. I still need to read The Cure for Dreaming. I really want to read In the Shadow of Blackbirds. Blah, i'm behind on this author. haha

    LOVED The Silkworm. A lot of gore, yes, but it was fantastic. I can't wait for more!

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  5. Wow slated has been on my TBR list for forever, Im glad you like theseries, and will definitely be moving it up. Awesome post, check out my TTT

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  6. OOOh nice! I enjoyed Into the Still Blue as well! Such an awesome trilogy!!

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  7. Aw, yay. <3 You read a bunch of awesome books this year sweetie. A few of these I loved too :) Especially The Perilous Sea. <3 So so good. I haven't gotten to read The Offering yet :( just didn't feel like reading it after it came out, sigh :\ maybe because it had been a whole year since I read book one and two :p Hmph. Waiting is torture, lol. Anyway. Amazing post Renu. <3 Thank you for sharing your awesome list :)

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  8. Ahh, I haven't read ANY of these yet. >_< But I really want to read Shattered/Slated. I heard they were absolutely amazing! And oooh, yes I want to read Ruins too! The size of those books scare me but they're worth it, they truly are. XD
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  9. You've read The Mime Order ALREADY? YOU LUCKY PERSON! I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

    Nice list there, Renu! <33

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  10. Yes, The Perilous Sea! I am loving this series so far. I can't wait for book three. I really enjoyed The Mime Order as well. What did you think of the ending? I am so intrigued to find out where Samantha Shannon goes with it all in the third book now. And I've not read The Cure for Dreaming yet but I have it on my Kindle somewhere. Might bump it up my TBR list now!

    Also, to answer the question you left on my blog, Red Queen does have love triangle, but it's not a bad one - I usually hate them as well, but this one is okay. And there isn't actually a lot of romance in it so it's not the usual back and forth kind of thing.

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  11. Aw, I haven't read any of these, but I do want to read Under the Never Sky, Slated, Partials, The Bone Season and The Cuckoo's Calling, so I'm glad you enjoyed their conclusions/sequels. I also would like to read The Cure for Dreaming and Midnight Thief. :D Thanks for sharing, Renu!

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  12. There's so many wonderful books you've listed here which I have to pick up, including The Partials and The Cuckoo's Calling! I absolutely LOVED The Bone Season and am excited to hear that The Mime Order was one that you really enjoyed. Thanks for the great list, Renu!

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  13. Wait what, I haven't read any of these yet. v_v But I'm really hoping to read The Cure for Dreaming and The Midnight thief. I DNFed Slated so I don't think I'll be continuing that one. Great list, Renu!

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  14. Excellent choices, Renu! I adored The Perilous Sea (OTP, seriously), Into the Still Blue (I just.. I love that series so much), and I can't wait to start The Bone Season and Article 5.

    I hope 2015 will bring us more great books. :)

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  15. I hear AMAZING things about that series by Teri Terry, I don't know why I keep putting it off. The only book on this list that I've read is The Perilous Sea xD I really need to get cracking on some of these. Great list!

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  16. I loved Into the Still Blue, Ruin & Rising, and The Perilous Sea too, Renu! So glad you included The Mime Order on here as I plan to read it soon and am so glad it was a worthy sequel. Wonderful list, dear, and happy new year! :)

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  17. I guess I have some good reading ahead of me because I've only read a few of these books! Totally agree with your thoughts on The Silkworm and cannot wait for more Cormoran and Robin!!

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  18. Ruins was seriously fantastic! I love all the characters in that series, especially Marcus. He's just so hilarious! I'm happy to see The Mime Order on this list! I have a copy on my shelf at the moment that I should probably get to soon, so it's good to hear that it's just as fantastic as The Bone Season, if not more so :D

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  19. Honestly, I haven't read many of the books on your list. I'm determined to start Shannon's series this year, and The Midnight Thief is also on my list for 2015. I'm even more excited for them after seeing them on your list! Ruin & Rising and Into the Still Blue would have made it onto my list if I added an extra two because they were fantastic!

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