Dec 27, 2013

Top 10 of 2013: Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2014!

This event is hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books & Mindy @ Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.
Today's theme is Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2014.

My Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2014:

#1 - Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
  #2 - Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid #3) by Seanan McGuire


#3 - The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud

No cover available, but it's planned to be published in Fall 2014.

#4 - Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) by Jeaniene Frost


#5 - Red Blooded & Pure Blooded (Jessica McClain #4 & #5) by Amanda Carlson

No covers available, but Amanda Carlson said that both of these are planned to be published in 2014, so YAY!

#6 - Armada by Ernest Cline


#7 - The Queen of Zombie Hearts (The White Rabbit Chronicles #3) by Gena Showalter

No cover available, but it's planned to be published in Fall 2014.

#8 - A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

#9 - The Unbound (The Archived #2) by Victoria Schwab

#10 - Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Of course, I have a lot more 2014 books that I'm looking forward to, but these are those I'm looking forward to the most, and as you've noticed, almost all of these are sequels, with the exception of Armada, the new Ernest Cline book, the author of my most fav book ever Ready Player One!


  1. Cress! I seriously need to read Scarlet and "meet" Wolf and Thorne... And I feel so bad that I've never read any of Stephanie Perkins books! Same with Jeaniene Frost. Been seeing her name everywhere!

    1. How the fuck come you are here earlier than me, Jen? (Also, read Stephanie Perkins' books. I think they are Contemporaries you might actually enjoy? Though there are others I'd recommend first, I think..)

      Aleksandra! Last day of this event, I'm so sad actually. :(

      Did you review the first Alice/Gena Showalter book? I thought about reading it, but I heard some bad things about it, I think? Or maybe I was just too cheap to buy it? Something stopped me. XD

      And I refuse to believe that this is the last Cat/Bones novel. I mean, yes, Frost said it was, but.. clearly she's lying.. ._.' At the same time, I feel like it's good that she stops before her readers got tired of the series or something like that.. But.. /sigh

      I wonder if Isla & HEA is going to be good now that everyone has so much expectations, btw. I don't know, long-awaited books sometimes seem to really get more negative feedback.

      Alas, I'm rambling.. Ok, I'll just go.. slowly..reluctantly..

    2. Hahahaha she beat you to it :D

      And Jen, I agree with Patricia, you will probably enjoy the Perkins's books.

      I'm sad, too, I actually wished there were a few more themes, so I'm thinking of doing them for myself actually ;) (if I don't get lazy)

      I never got around to reviewing Alice in Zombieland. I planned to, but then my reviewing/blogging slump started, :( and never did, but here's what I thought about it. I know there were some mixed feelings about it, but now that I've read it, I think it's because of the slow beginning, and because of lots of readers thought it's Alice in Wonderland re-telling, but it's actually only inspired by Alice in Wonderland, so they got disappointed, and I know quite a few bloggers that gave up at the beginning, but as I've said to them, they don't know what they've been missing ;) I just started it without any expectations, and slowly got sucked into it :) You know how in Gena's books & worlds, all the characters (main & secondary) get under your skin, so you get addicted & want to know what will happen with all of them (at least that's what almost always happens to me when reading her books), well that's what happened to me. I also absolutely loved her twist on zombies, and as always with her books, although a tiny bit predictable, the journey was highly entertaining :)

      Yeah, I agree. It will be sad saying goodbye, but I'm glad she decided to do it. I just wasn't a big fan of the 6th book, though I'm not a big fan of that storyline overall, I was more interested in the supernatural world, so I don't know how I'll feel about this last book, but hopefully I'll love it. And as long as they'll get their HEA, hoepfully we'll see them in some of her other Night Huntress World books :D

      I know what you mean, sometimes the waiting is worth it & sometimes it isn't. But, I loved Josh, and it will be set in Paris, so I hope it will be good. To be honest, the only thing that made me love Lola's book was Cricket, I adored him. I just wanted to hug him & never let him go ;) I might just do a re-read of both books in 2014, I wonder if I'll feel the same again.

      Don't go, stay, I love your rambling, I actually miss it...
      (look who's rambling now, once again I forgot myself LOL)

    3. Yeah, Jen, you must meet them! I hope you'll love Scarlet. I might actually re-read both Cinder & Scarlet before jumping into Cress, I'm so excited about it :D

      And you must read Jeaniene Frost's books, as well as Stephanie Perkins', it will be sad saying goodbye, but can't wait!!!

      Thanks for stopping by, Jen!

  2. I haven't heard of most of these! Let's see... I have The Archived, but I have not read it yet. I suppose indirectly, I am excited about The Unbound :D And Cress is so popular! I read and enjoyed Cinder, but I have not read Scarlet. Meh. LOL.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my Top Ten post!

    1. I hope you'll enjoy both The Archived & Scarlet.

      I actually loved Scarlet more than Cinder, and Scarlet is the book that got me so excited about reading Cress, and got me totally hooked on the series ;)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I am really excited for Cress as well! The School for Good and Evil is in my TBR, and I've heard so many positive things about The Archived that I need to pick it up soon!

    My Top 10 of 2013

  4. So many books releasing next year that I want to get my hands on. Cress sounds awesome, but I still need to read Scarlett. Hope you enjoy them when you get your hands on them.


    1. I hope you'll enjoy Scarlet, I loved it so much, so I'm dying to read Cress :D

      Thanks for stopping by, Grace!

  5. I forgot about Isla! That has been a long wait! I am also excited about Cress even though I still need to read Scarlet first. Same with Up From The Grave. I'm excited but still behind on that series. Thanks for stopping by My Top 10!

    1. Yeah, it has been a long wait, hopefully it will be over this year ;)

      It seems that everyone read Cinder, but not Scarlet, and you don't know what you're missing :D

      I actually catched up on the Night Huntress series this year, and although it will be sad saying goodbye, I'm glad the author decided to finish it, because to be honest it's time :( The 6th book just wasn't as good as the rest of them, but the novella Home for the Holidays was, so I'm excited about this final book :) Hopefully, they'll get the finale they deserve :)

  6. @Aleksandra:

    Hahahaha she beat you to it :D

    I thought about doing more lists, too. I actually started doing lists some time (a year..) ago but I never knew how to implement them, and then I just deleted them. Like, "My Ten Favourite Genre Books" or "Books You Have To Read If You're New To [insert trope/genre/author/whatever]" and so on.

    Oooh, that really doesn't sound too bad! I never read the original Alice when I was coherent. (My childhood = not coherent) So even if I thought it was a retelling of Alice instead of inspired by it, I probably wouldn't even notice any differences? (Well, some..) - I did recently read a manga based on QuinRose's Heart no Kuni no Alice game(s), but they didn't satisfy my need for actually well-written characters and romance (ugh she ended up with the doucheface, because Otome endgame couples are apparently always doucheface-y) so now'd be the time to grab my copy of Alice.. Except I have over nine-thousand* other books I promised myself to start. AAAAAAAAAARGH.

    Yeah, agreed! Whenever I reread the books (or parts of them) it's seldomly the 6th. Even the fifth only partially. I don't know why, but the first books seem more exciting to me? Probably because of all the worldbuilding and set ups in those, since everything still had to be established. I do think she'll write a solid finale, but I'm not sure if I'll love it forever and ever, life is now or never*; or just mildly, like I did With All My Soul.

    I actually didn't like the second book all that much. I think it's weird because it was basically a lot like the first, but I don't even remember much of what happened.. My expectations, probably. XD I think I'd probably appreciate book two more if I read it now, but possibly like book one less. Maybe I should re-read.. NO! I won't reread! I'll read books I haven't read yet. Untouched books. Books that don't know yet what it feels like to.. Wait. No. oô

    HAH. Imagine if we ever met in real life. The conversation would be all over the place. :'D Awesome.

    *Dragon Ball Z reference? Check.
    *Cause I'll never see it agaaahahahaaaain.. (I kinda hate that suck though..)

    1. Um.. I originally planned to say "Haha she beat you to it :D" - you're evil, but, you know, why not just copypaste what you said without commentary. That's cool, too.

    2. As in,

      " "Haha she beat you to it :D" - you're evil."

    3. Well, my plans for making more lists crashed & burned. I've been having a blogging slump.

      I know what you mean :) But, I also (finally) reread Alice in Wonderland this year, since as you said, I wasn't that coherent when I was little, and now I am, and I wasn't a big fan then, and I'm still not a big fan now, and this time I read the original a.k.a in English, and I actually reread it because I want to read Through the Looking-Glass, I've actually never read it.

      I do hope you'll enjoy Alice in Zombieland when you manage to get to it :)

      I agree, I will probably never reread the 5th & the 6th Night Huntress book. The 5th wasn't as bad as the 6th, but it wasn't as good as books 1-4. For me, I think it's because I'm not as interested in the storyline right now, I prefer the supernatural side of it, and for me the best book in the series so far is the 4th one. I've read some non-spoilery reviews of the last book, and it seems it will be a good one, so I'm starting to get my hopes up, but we will just have to wait & see :) I felt about WAMS similar to you, it was a solid finale, but I wasn't too crazy about it. That's why you must read Cinda Williams Chima's Seven Realms series, the final book is epic, just how a series should end, and one of the best finales I've read, as well as one of the best books ever!

      Actually, I think I'll like Lola's book even less if I read it again. As I said, the only reason why I rated it as I did, it's Cricket, but it just wasn't as good as Anna's book.

      Yup, that will be so awesome, but people will probably think we're crazy lol

  7. I am excited about 1, 2, 6, and 9 too!