Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke and the Bookish!
I am excited about this topic because I’ve read quite a few books so far this year and some were fantastic! Without further ado, here’s my favorites of 2014 so far, with a one-sentence summary and links to my review or Goodreads:
1. Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black. In a modern day world where vampires are common, a teenage girl gets bitten and has to go to the nearest Coldtown, where all the vampires are quarantined.
2. Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell. Twin sisters go off to college and face some growing pains in this fantastic coming-of-age story.
3. Angelfall, by Susan Ee. Avenging, dangerous angels have started what appears to be the apocalypse, and one teenage girl has to blackmail an injured angel to rescue her kidnapped little sister.
4. Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. A young female mapmaker in the army finds out she has incredible magic powers and is sent to be professionally trained as a summoner to fight in the war.
5. These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. A luxury spaceliner crash lands on a planet and the only two survivors must figure out a way to survive until they are rescued, especially since they might not be alone on the planet.
6. Splintered, by A. G. Howard. In this original take on Alice in Wonderland, Alice’s great-granddaughter makes her way back to Wonderland and tries to right her ancestor’s mistakes to lift the curse on her family.
7. Across the Universe series, by Beth Revis. A teenage girl and her parents are cryogenically frozen for a 300 year trip to colonize a new planet, but she is woken up early and must try deal with the strange civilization that has evolved on the ship. And that’s just the first book in this trilogy!
8. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3), by Marissa Meyer. This is the third book in a series which combines elements of traditional fairy tales, in this case Rapunzel, with futuristic advanced technology. It’s one of my favorite series and the final book comes out next February so it’s a good time to catch up.
9. Kinslayer (Lotus War #2), by Jay Kristoff. This is the second book in this trilogy, which is a steampunk, fantasy series that features advanced machinery and mythical creatures. This is another favorite series of mine that is coming to an end soon – the final book comes out Sept. 23rd.
10. The Lost, by Sarah Beth Durst. A woman trying to escape some bad news in her life stumbles into a lost town full of lost people, and she can’t leave until she finds what she lost.