14 Books to Look Forward to for 2014
A huge part of the book community is patience. The problem is that we read faster than authors can write. It takes a couple days to read a book, but it an author takes over ONE YEAR to publish their next book. This is extremely difficult to deal with, so we invented coping methods. The most common one is fangirling. Obsessing over every detail of a book until the next one comes out is an accepted practice. To help with your fangirling experience, I have composed a list of the most anticipated books to be published in 2014.
“City of Heavenly Fire” by Cassandra Clare is the last book in The Mortal Instruments series. The existence of Shadowhunters and mundanes are both on the line. This anticipated finale will be released on May 27.
“The Blood of Olympus” by Rick Riordan is the last book in the Heroes of Olympus series. The final face-off between the demigods and giants will decide the world's fate. Unfortunately, it will not be released until October 7.
“The One” by Kiera Cass is the last installment of The Selection trilogy. Will America finally make her choice, or will it be too late? The book is scheduled to be released on May 6.
“Cress” by Marissa Meyer is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles. Cinder and her group of fugitives are on the run, but Levana has hired the Cress, who is her best hacker. Meanwhile, the marriage between Levana and Kai is still on track. It will be released soon, on February 4.
“Ignite Me” by Tahereh Mafi is the conclusion to the Shatter Me series. In order to finally destroy the Reestablishment, Juliette must team up her past captor, Warner. The book is predicted to be released on February 4.
“The Retribution of Mara Dyer” by Michelle Hodkin is the third and final book in the Mara Dyer series. There is only one thing I can say about this book, NOAH? The release date has been postponed to June 10.
“Dreams of Gods & Monsters” by Laini Taylor is the third installment of the Daughter of Smoke & Bones series. Karou and Akiva must combine their forces to face unknown mysteries facing their peoples.The expected release date is April 8.
“Into the Still Blue” by Veronica Rossi is the last book in the Under the Never Sky series. In a final, desperate attempt to reunite their world, Aria and Perry must connect the Dwellers and the Outsiders. It will be released this month on the 28th.
“Panic” is a standalone novel by Lauren Oliver. A competition that seems similar to the Hunger Games, the Panic is feared and revered. Two teenagers fighting for the prize find that secrets and surviving are like a lock and key. The book will be up for grabs on March 4.
“Alienated” is the first book in Melissa Lander’s new series. Forget about foreign exchange students, the new trend is alien exchange students. As a message of peace, Cara Sweeney gets to live with the first L'eihr student. Cara realizes this is a once in a millennia experience, but she was not informed that the alien was a boy. The book will be available on February 4.
“Silver Shadows” by Richelle Mead is the fifth book in the Bloodlines series, a spin-off of Vampire Academy. Sydney and Adrian survived the incident that rocked their world. Now is the hardest part, they have to get back to each other. The book will not be published until July 29.
“Fates” by Lanie Bross is the debut novel in the Fates series. After a foolish mistake, Corinthe is banished to the rotten human world. And if that was not enough to make her skin crawl, she must carry out mortals' fates until she can some home. Her last assignment is Lucas Kaller, the boy she loves. Is going home worth more than love? The book will be published on February 11.
“Infinite” by Jodi Meadows is the final book in the Incarnate series. Ana prepares to stop Janan once and for all, but the newsouls and the oldsouls struggle with the meaning of their lives. This book will be released on January 28.
“Frozen” by Erin Bowman is the sequel to Taken. There is so much more beyond Claysoot than Gray anticipated. It will be published on April 15.
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