Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2014 Releases

December 3, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 8


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!

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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.


1.  Words of Radiance (Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson (March)

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

The invention of wings

Kinder than Solitude

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)

The Red Queen

dreams of gods and monsters

5. Dreams Of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor (April)

Third and final book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. Cannot wait to see how this epic tale of love, war and puppets turns out! – Angelya

Daughter of Smoke and BoneDays of Blood and StarlightDreams of Gods and Monsters (April 2014)

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

Bloodlines 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

The Lunar Chronicles



What’s your most anticipated 2014 release?

Anni lives in Brisbane, Australia with her young family. She loves everything fantasy and science fiction and believes sleep is really very underrated.

8 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten 2014 Releases”

  1. Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

    I still need to read ‘The Way of Kings’. Since anderson is my favorite writer it’s really shameful I haven”t yet.
    A lot of sequels to some great series I haven’t read yet. Except Cress – can’t wait for that one! Also looking forward to Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine. I always love a good retelling.
    Great list! Thanks for stopping by my TTT.
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    • Angelya

      I haven’t read Way of Kings yet either.. it’s on my shelf but the size of it is daunting me! Must get onto it. Thanks for visiting us 🙂

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