Monday, January 20, 2014

From the Vault :: 2014 Releases

Every Monday we post a reading/writing-related question for our followers, and at the end of the month, one lucky commenter is selected to choose a title from our Vault. Whatever we have available: ARCs, signed books, awesome new releases... OR the monthly winner may select any one book to be ordered for him/her from the Book Depository

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Today's Question ~ What are your most anticipated 2014 releases?

Copil – RITES OF PASSAGE by Joy Hensley (September, 2014). I was so fortunate to have an early peek at this one, and it is absolutely fantastic. A pitch-perfect YA about the first girl at an all-boys military high school, and the cabal that wants her out. Such an interesting world, told in a beautiful way.

Matthew - GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE, by Andrew Smith. RELAX I'M A NINJA, by Natalie Whipple. GUY IN REAL LIFE, by Steve Brezenoff. CONTROL, by Lydia Kang. THESE GENTLE WOUNDS, by Helene Dunbar. 100 SIDEWAYS MILES, by Andrew Smith. NOGGIN, by John Corey Whaley. I could go on forever with these.

Katy – INTO THE STILL BLUE by Veronica Rossi, FROZEN by Erin Bowman, OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord, DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS by Laini Taylor, ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Stephanie Perkins, COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn, PUSH GIRL by Jessica Love, BLEED LIKE ME by Christa Desir, and THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN by Meredith McCardle. Those should keep me busy for a while!

Jaime - I haven’t sat down and looked at everything coming out this year, but I do know I’m eagerly awaiting: INTO THE STILL BLUE (Veronica Rossi), CRESS (Marissa Meyer), IGNITE ME (Tahereh Mafi), DREAMS OF GODS AND MONSTERS (Laini Taylor), RUIN AND RISING (Leigh Bardugo), RAVEN CYCLE #3 (Maggie Stiefvater), THRONE OF GLASS #3 (Sarah J. Maas), RAGING STAR (Moira Young), ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Stephanie Perkins), THE GEOGRAPHY OF YOU AND ME (Jennifer E. Smith), and loads more I’m quite certain.

Chihuahua Zero - I'm out of the loop when it comes to literary releases. From a quick scan of upcoming books, PANIC by Lauren Oliver stands out. Even though REQUIEM was a bit of a letdown, the author still interests me.

What about you? What 2014 books are you most eagerly anticipating? 

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