Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly shared “meme” has a different theme each week and is shared by many blogs. We’re aiming to come up with ten things between us each week so they won’t be in any particular order!
Top Ten 2014 Releases We’re Looking Forward To!
There are some amazing books coming in 2014 – most of these are sequels from series we’ve been reading this year, but there are a few stand-alones.
I LOOVED The Way of Kings and have been dying to read on since I finished it early this year – Hannah
2. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (7 January)
From the author of The Secret Life of Bees. Slavery seems to be a huge topic at the moment. With movies like Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave receiving critical acclaim it will be interesting to see the topic given the Sue Monk Kidd treatment. Her upcoming novel is based on the historical figure Sarah Grimke and explores her relationship with her slave Handful. It sounds like it will be a powerful read. – Natasha
3. Kinder than Solitude by Yiyun Li (25 February)
Yiyun Li won the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her previous novel The Vagrants. Now she tells the story of three people whose lives are changed by a murder. This is not only supposed to be a page-turner, but also written beautifully and posing some philosophical questions. For those of you who love a thought-provoking mystery, I reckon this one is for you. – Natasha
4. The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody
The first book in the Obernewtyn series was published in the 1980s. We’ve grown up with this post-apocalyptic tale of mutated humans and the fight for social justice, in a fantasy-type setting. It’s been a long road to this final seventh volume – we’re hoping it will be worth the wait. Having said that, there’s still no official release date! – Angelya
The Obernewtyn Chronicles (Australian numbering)
6. Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine (February)
A retelling of Romeo and Juliet? By the author of the Morganville Vampires, no less! We’re intrigued!
– Jem, Hannah and Angelya
7. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare (May)
The Sixth and final book in the Mortal Instruments series, the fans are desperate and others wait to see if it will redeem the series! – Jem and Leila
The Mortal Instruments series
8. Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead (July)
You should probably know that Jem is about the biggest Vampire Academy fan there is, so it’s no surprise that she’s looking forward to this one already!
Vampire Academy series
9. Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky #3) by Veronica Rossi (January)
One of my favourite series in the last couple of years, hopefully this final part delivers more satisfyingly than other recent trilogy-enders I won’t mention… If you haven’t got to Under the Never Sky yet I do recommend it – a post-apocalyptic story of love and survival. – Angelya
Under the Never Sky trilogy
10. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (February)
Cinder and Scarlet were fantastic loose retellings of fairytales, set on a future earth. Cress is the story of Rapunzel, and sounds amazing! Can’t wait! – Angelya
What’s your most anticipated 2014 release?