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Today I'm going to cheat like I do with almost every list. I will share you my top 12 favorite books from 2014 so far. This list is a mixture of different genres, but mainly consist of fantasy books. There is also a very rare contemporary book and a historical one, so there is something for everyone.
Kristin Cashore – Graceling. The first book in a series about people with a special gift: a grace. Katsa is graced with killing. Together with Prince Po she travels to find out the truth behind his grandfather’s kidnapping. REVIEW: Graceling.
Rosamund Hodge – Cruel beauty. An epic mythology tale with roots in Beauty and the beast. It has flawed characters and an amazing world-building. REVIEW: Cruel beauty.
Danielle L. Jensen – Stolen songbird. A fantasy set in the world of Trolls! A cute, slow-developing romance with banter an a strong protagonist. REVIEW: Stolen songbird.
The raven boys & The dream thieves. Sarcastic MC, colourful characters and an interesting mystery around a ley line. REVIEW: The raven boys.
Anne Blankman – Prisoner of night and fog. A historical story set in the time where Hitler is starting to gain power. It’s about his niece Gretchen and her search for the truth behind her father’s death. REVIEW: Prisoner of night and fog.
A.C Gaughen – Lady Thief. I fell in love with Scarlet and Lady Thief is perhaps even better! It’s a retelling of Robin Hood, filled with a fantastic romance and a feisty heroin. REVIEW: Scarlet.
Alison Goodman – Eon. Dragons. Do I need to say more?
Susan Ee – Angelfall. Forget everything about Angels you think you know. This is a bloody, terrifying world.
Sarah J. Maas – The assassin’s blade. I’m a huge fan of the Throne of glass series. These are by far the best novella’s I’ve read. REVIEW: Throne of glass. REVIEW: The assassin’s blade. REVIEW: Crown of midnight.
Cat Winters – In the shadow of blackbirds. A creepy tale about the Spanish flu, ghosts and spirit photographs (which are included as pictures in the book!)
Elizabeth May – The falconer. HORRIBLE ENDING. I need more! Great tale about a girl who hunts fairies to find the one who killed her mother. Banter, great love-interest and action.
Cammie McGovern – Say what you will. A beautiful story about two teenagers who have to deal with their own struggles in their daily life. REVIEW: Say what you will.
Also a special shout-out to my re-read of Rae Carson – The girl of fire and thorns & The crown of Embers. I’m reading The bitter kingdom for the first time now and I’m so in love with this series.
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