Skip to main content

2014 Must Be Mine List

Right. First things first. Time to kick off the year with my 2014 Must Be Mine list:




And no covers yet on these, but they will be mine just the same:

The Raven Cycle #3  by Maggie Stiefvater
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan

What about you guys? Dying to read any of these, too? What's on your 2014 list?

Comments

  1. You always do this to me! Make me think of books that haven't EVEN come out yet.
    And help me discover ones I didn't even know were a thought in someone's mind.
    You sly devilish woman.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am sly. And you're welcome. ;-)

      Delete
  2. Landline, Sinner, and Isla are all on mine.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is a solid trio right there.

      Delete
  3. Yes to Cress, Night Broken, and Magic Breaks! I had totally forgotten about Isla coming out this year. And I am absolutely dying to read Murder of Crows. I loved Written in Red so much. I'm also impatiently waiting for Jenn Bennet's 3rd Arcadia Bell book, although I can't think of the title at the moment. It's going to be a good book year. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was surprised at how into Written in Red I was. Can't wait to get back to that world and those people.

      Delete
  4. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Oh, really good list!

    That ISLA cover is growing on me - I really liked the original ANNA and LOLA covers, but yeah, I can see all the three new covers going very nicely together.

    The Anne Bishop and Sarah Rees Brennan books are on my list as well - the SRB especially!

    Li

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know. I had feelings both ways, and I would have loved to have seen what they did with a Lola cover matching the original hardcovers.

      Especially the SRB!!!

      Delete
  5. Man, what a great list! I have a similar list. I didn't know about some of these though (like Rainbow Rowell's new book) or Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater. Will add those to my list.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sinner is going to kill me dead. I just know it.

      Delete
  6. I have Lost Lake, Landline, Tell the Wind and Fire and both Maggie books on my MUST have list. As well as Fangirl, Shimmer by Paula Weston, These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner, Anomaly by Caroline Richmond and I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. So many great books out this year!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just received a copy of These Broken Stars! Really looking forward to starting it. Just as soon as I finish my spontaneous Fangirl re-read. THAT. BOOK.

      Delete
  7. Yes, at least half are on my list two, so I'm off to check out the other half, because I'm sure I will want them as well! :--)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous10:41 AM

    Love your list and I love the title of it!!
    LOL
    We have a few of the same, though I have to admit that i'm kind of over Isla and the Happily Ever After, I think that I've waited so long for that book that no matter what it is it won't be good enough :(
    I'm really excited for the next Huntley Fitzpatrick too, and even more because next year she's writing Tim's story.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL. I hear ya re: Lola. How long have we been waiting now? Although, it does sound as though she's had a rough go of it over this book and I sympathize with that. Can't imagine the pressure of a fandom.

      TIM'S STORY. Yes, please.

      Delete
  9. Isla, Mercy, Sarra Manning, Lost Lake, the SRB book and OMIGOD SINNER! I cannot wait for all of those.

    I'm also looking forward to the other two books in Molly O'Keefe's new contemporary series and both of the Mhairi McFarlane books out in the US this year (I read one on new year's day and really liked it). And Liza Palmer's Heroine, which is a late 2014/early 2015 release, sooooo I'll be dying waiting for an entire year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. SINNER.

      I really am going to read Crazy Thing Called Love soon. I've been eyeing Heroine. Would love a December release on that one!

      Delete
  10. Lost Lake, Isla, It Felt Like a Kiss, Magic Breaks, Raven Cycle #3, and The Perilous Sea are all on my list too. Plus the latest Sebastian St. Cyr mystery (not as good as the Lady Julia books but I love the main female character, Hero -- she's the reason I've kept with them), My Beautiful Enemy by Sherry Thomas, and Deanna Raybourn's next standalone, City of Jasmine.

    Also, Sarra Manning just said on twitter that It Felt Like a Kiss will be available in the US via Amazon!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow. There are a lot of those St. Cyr books out. I should probably give the first one a go. I didn't know that was the name of the next Sherry Thomas! Very excited. When is it out?

      Publishers: please to be facilitating my Sarra Manning needs on this side of the pond. THANK YOU.

      Delete
    2. The first St Cyr book is like The Fugitive. The third book, I found part of the mystery REALLY disturbing (and there's a plot twist that comes from nowhere and is OTT). The fourth book is when Hero starts to get more page time.

      No release date for Sherry Thomas yet -- fingers crossed for late 2014.

      I have you to thank for introducing me to Sarra Manning! I really hope putting her NA books on Amazon will lead lots of readers to them.

      Delete
    3. It Felt Like a Kiss is on Amazon!! Wish I could start reading it RIGHT NOW.

      Delete

Post a Comment

You Might Also Like

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

I'm excited today to be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader! This giveaway is sponsored byAppliances Onlineand is open to the US and the UK. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter letting me know what you'd spend your gift card on--books like me (which ones, which ones) or something else you've had your eye on? The giveaway will run one week from today (6/13). Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms of Endearment

Have you ever been reading a book, moving along quite nicely, and then--bam--a character whips out a particular term of endearment that just yanks you right out of the story? It happened to me recently, and I'm sad to say I couldn't recover. I did try. But she just kept using that term and I . . . I had to get the hell out of Dodge. Buh-bye, story. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. I'm not saying this is the norm (thank goodness). I can put up with a certain amount of treacly back and forth when it comes to the exchange of terms of endearment, especially if they fit the characters, their background, culture, the tenor of their relationship, etc. And the history of these terms at home and from around the world is often fascinating (at times hilarious). But there comes a point where I can't see past the cheese and/or weird anymore and I do not want to be with these people any longer. Shallow? Perhaps. But it's a very individual thing, isn't it? We a…

Interview with Sara Creasy + Children of Scarabaeus Giveaway!

Today is the release day for Sara Creasy's Children of Scarabaeus--the second book in her wonderful Scarabaeus duology. I'm delighted to be celebrating release day with an interview with Ms. Creasy. I picked up Song of Scarabaeusa couple of weeks ago, fell immediately in love, and set about getting my hands on an ARC ofthe sequel as quickly as possible (you can read my reviews here and here). This is the kind of science fiction I love--character-driven and exciting, set against the background of a fully developed and eerily fascinating world. If you haven't had a chance to pick up these books, now is the perfect time. Please welcome Sara Creasy!  First things first: The Covers. I am kind of a fan of Chris McGrath’s covers, and I love the little touches on these two that make them unique to Edie & Finn’s story. Did you have any input on the covers and what was your reaction upon seeing the first one? Isn’t his work amazing? As soon as I found out he was doing my SONG OF S…