Most Surprising Read of 2014
I know, I know. I didn't review this but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much of an improvement CROWN OF MIDNIGHT was in comparison to THRONE OF GLASS. First of all, we get more Chaol. (TEAM CHAOL 4EVA.) And everything that I felt ToG was lacking, CoM had! If you're curious, you can read my review of ToG here.
Most Heart Wrenching Read of 2014
I'm holding off on reviewing this until we're closer to its release date but I'LL MEET YOU THERE was soooooo good you guys. I haven't read any of Heather Demetrios' other books but UGH THIS STORY. SKY AND JOSH, MY BABIES. They go through hell but they come out so much stronger and wiser in the end. ♥ You can read the first five chapters on the author's website.
Best New Discovery
I have such an author crush on Rainbow Rowell. Omg. I had read her first adult novel way before I tried FANGIRL but this book. I recommend this book every chance I get. I LOVE IT SO.
I set GRACELING down for a bit (I'll finish it I swear!) but does that mean I can't appreciate how incredibly well written this book is? HELL NAW. I finally understand why Kristin Cashore has so many fans. Also, Katsa and Po are so adorable. I just want their faces to collide into each other xD
Best Comic of 2014
I tried comics this year! And so far it's been a good experience. :) SAGA is amazeballs. It features everything you could imagine: space travel, numerous and ambiguous villains, POC characters, shifting points of view, romance, family drama....you name it, it's probably in there. What really struck me was that as far out as the characters are and plots are, SAGA is really about two people trying to raise their daughter in a crazy world. It's an excellent series and I def recommend it.
Best Cover of 2014
ANYA'S GHOST has a great cover. I thought it was clever that the ghost is "tangled" in Anya's hair.
I'LL MEET YOU THERE doesn't feature any close ups of people's faces or have any models on the cover. Instead, it has these fun motel signs that are relevant to the story and it invites any type of reader to pick the book up. I hope everyone picks this up once they get the chance to!!
Most Swooniest Read of 2014
There were plenty of books I read this year that had swoon but ISLA had ALL the swoony moments. I adored this book so much when I first read it and I feel the same way about it now.
Overall, my favorite read of 2014...
No question about it. I abso-freaking-lutely loved this book. I even bought the pretty UK edition and it is my precious.
So how about you? What was your favorite read of 2014? Or your most suprising/swooniest/etc? Let me know in the comments :D