2014 Releases I Meant to Get to, But Didn't

This week, it’s the books that came out in 2014 that I intended to read, but didn’t for one reason or another. Primarily, I think it’s because I got caught up reading Saga and books by Rita Williams-Garcia, R. Kayeen Thomas, and Jacqueline Woodson. I don’t regret my reading choices by any stretch of the imagination. These are books I’d like to get to eventually as well.

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10. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey — From what I’ve read of Yancey, he can pretty much do no wrong. Loved the Monstrumologist (so much I convinced one of my students to read it), loved The 5th Wave too–give me sci fi any day.
9. Firebug by Lish McBride — I enjoyed the Necromancer books. I’ve heard mixed reviews of this one, but it’s definitely on my list of books to pick up from the library.
8. In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken — I have yet to finish the second one… other books keep getting in the way. I’ll get back into a kids-with-powers mood here soon, I’m sure. (I’m not a huge fan of that cover, either.)

7. The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner — Oh, my video game-loving heart really wants to read this. Every time I went to Target, I saw it and was tempted.
6. Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo — Was on the fence about reading this one. The second in the series meandered more than I would have liked, but I have a thing about finishing things I start, so I bought the audio last week. While I didn’t read it in 2014, I’ll get to it soon.

5. Cress by Marissa Meyer — Another one that I own that I haven’t gotten to yet. I should work on that, especially since I purport to love fairy tale retellings and this was on my Top 10 Fall TBR list.

4. The Young Elites by Marie Lu — Read Champion toward the end of 2014 and it was amazing. I’m excited to read a new series by Lu.
3. Conversion by Catherine Howe — Totally a cover-add. And then when I read the premise, I was hooked.
2. Get Happy by Mary Amato — Guitar Notes was really inspiring for me – when it came out I was learning how to play guitar and getting into songwriting. Now I’m starting to play ukulele and as much as Guitar Notes was inspiring, I hope this one will be, too.

1. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater — I have this one. Bought it on Kindle the day after it came out. Still haven’t gotten to it yet. T and I talked about it Saturday night; one of her Goodreads friends read it and loved it. I’m contemplating starting at the beginning again. Clearly I’m bad at reading what I say I’m going to read, and this one was on my Winter TBR. Technically, it’s still winter, right?

What books released in 2014 did you miss?

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