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Monday, December 22, 2014

Top 10 of 2014 Day 1- Best Books I've Read in 2014 and a Giveaway!


Yay welcome to day 1 of our Top 10 of 2014 event! We're so happy that you all are participating with us! 2014 was an awesome year for me. I've read 107 books as of today and will most likely hit my goal of 110 by the 31st! I love the Goodreads Reading Challenge I sign up every year and the people at Goodreads have a cool Your Year of Books when you sign up for the challenge. If you want to see all the books I read this year go HERE!

So today’s topic is Best Books I've Read in 2014 (Doesn't have to be released in 2014, just a book you've read in 2014). And I had a hell of a time narrowing it down to just 10 so there are a few honorable mentions added to this list. If you want to know anything about the books I chose just click on the title and it’ll take you to the Goodreads page!


And make sure to stop by my co-hosts sites Reading YA Rocks (Fiktshun’s new site), Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for their lists! Oh and make sure to sign up with the linky to share your lists! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Details are at the end of this post!

Monday, December 24th - Best Books I've Read in 2014 (Doesn't have to be released in 2014, just a book you've read in 2014)

1. A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray. This was my favorite of the year hands down!!!!! It was an amazing sci-fi story with the perfect amount of mystery and romance.



2. WINTERSPELL by Claire Legrand. A dark Nutcracker retelling with steampunk fae and a hot tormented prince this one will definitely be a re-read for me!


3. DEFY and IGNITE by Sara B Larson. Freaking fantastic books!!!!! This was the year of amazing high fantasy and Sara started and ended it (since IGNITE comes out Dec 30th) with a bang!


4. KISS OF DECEPTION by Mary Pearson. Another seriously kick ass high fantasy! Mary’s storytelling is amazing and she kept me guessing till the end about who was who! Normally I can figure things out but nope I was totally surprised with the outcome There’s also 2 hot boys to choose from!



5. SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch. High fantasy #3 on my list this year! It was awesome, amazeballs, mind-blowing!!!! Loved Theron and I can’t wait for book 2!


6. HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas. Ok seriously I have no idea what it is about chicks named Sara/Sarah but they’re rocking the high fantasy this year! HEIR was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait for the next book.



7. SILVER SHADOWS by Richelle Mead. Adrian fricking Ivashkov!!! Need I say more?? This book tortured me sooooo bad and then the ending was perfect and a cliffhanger ugh!


8. IGNITE ME by Tahereh Mafi. Haters gonna hate on this one because of who Juliet ends up with but seeing as I was Team Warner this book made me happy dance like crazy!!!!


9. ALIENATED by Melissa Landers.  I love me a good alien story and this beats JLA’s Lux series IMO and I can’t wait for book 2!


10. MORTAL HEART by Robin LaFevers. It’s historical fantasy at its best and a beautiful conclusion to the series! Although I have heard that Robin may revisit this world to which I say please do!!!!


Honorable Mentions

LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen.


THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa.


INTO THE STILL BLUE by Veronica Rossi.


THE PERILOUS SEA by Sherry Thomas.


COMPULSION by Martina Boone. 


LIV FOREVER by Amy Talkington.


SISTER’S FATE by Jessica Spotswood.



Did any of my favorites make your list? Fill out the linky and let me know! Also today is my giveaway day!!!! Here’s what I have up for grabs!

Both Giveaways are US only sorry postage is expensive!

Prize Pack 1- The Fantasy Pack


1 winner will receive 2015 ARC’s of
AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir
THE ORPHAN QUEEN by Jodi Meadows
THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury
RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

Prize Pack 2- The Contemporary Pack



1 winner will receive 2015 ARC’s of
99 DAYS by Katie Cotungo
THE PRETTY APP by Katie Sise
EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU by Moriah McStay
LIARS, INC. by Paula Stokes


a Rafflecopter giveaway

67 comments:

  1. I have a top three of 2014: The Kiss of Deception (I was totally surprised at who was who!), Bully, and Ten Tiny Breaths. :)

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  2. I completely agree with Heir. That book was epic. And I loved Ignite Me too! I thought it was a great conclusion. My favorite for the year ended up being Hard Knox by Nicole Williams.

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  3. I love so many books in your top 10. I had such a hard time narrowing mine down. If i won that fantasy prize pack I think I would keel over and die from excitement! I cant wait FOR ALL THOSE espec Sin Eaters Daughter!! You awesome as usual.
    ~ Britt @ please feed the bookworm

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  4. This was a difficult list and there are ones that i still debate on but yes, I am surprised that we only have one novel in common on this list

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  5. Gosh, I love IGNITE ME and of course Warner! I'll never forget that awesome twist in the love triangle that brought me one of my beloved OTPs of 2014! I really enjoyed ATPOY by Claudia Gray and while I wasn't completely blown away with it, I am still looking forward very eagerly to reading Book 2. :)

    Here's my list of the Best Books I've Read in 2014

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  6. Ignite Me, Silver Shadows, and The Forever Song all made my list. Invaded was a very very close call! Great picks!

    My Best of 2014

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  7. Snow like Ashes and Thousand Pieces of you were a tie

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  8. I haven't read any of those books on your list which is a shocker as these all sound like my kind of books.

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  9. Defy was an awesome read! Can't wait to get my hands on Ignite. I'm also looking forward to read The Forever Song. ;) My list didn't match any of yours but I came quite close with Throne of Glass (I know, took me waaaay too long to read it.) :)

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  10. I think I'm one of the only ones in the minority about A Thousand Pieces of You. I didn't care for it. I really wonder what I'm missing though lol!

    Your list is fantastic. Kiss of Deception is on mine (as well as it's sequel) - it's probably my top book of 2014, honestly. So bloody brilliant. I really enjoyed Defy & Ignite. Heir of Fire, I'm obsessed with SJM so of course I loved it. I haven't finished Mortal Heart. Not because it's bad but because I don't want this series over. I really love it too much. Also SNOW LIKE ASHES. How did I forget that one?!

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  11. I didn't read anything from your list..! Many of the books there are on my tbr list, though..I think my favorite book from 2014 was The Girl With All the Gifts.

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  12. I'm in the process of reading Winterspell! Haven't had a lot of time lately so can't wait to delve into it more! There are a few books on your list on my TBR list.

    It's hard to choose just one favorite, but I think I'll have to choose Blood of Olympus because it was a great ending to an awesome series.

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  13. Great list of books! I mean I haven't even started most of the series, but I've heard great things about them, and most are on my TBR, so I'm glad you loved them, too :)

    Best Books I’ve Read in 2014

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  14. So many great books on your list. A Thousand Pieces of You is on my TBR for sure.

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  15. You have so many on your list that I still need to get to. I loved Landry Park and The Forever Song though.

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  16. So hard to pick one....Cress was definitely up there!

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  17. So many good books on your list! I really need to finish up the Cahill Witch series...I've only read the first book. I think my favorite book this year would have to be The Kiss of Deception. Such a great read!

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  18. Ooh I really need to read Snow Like Ashes, Silver Shadows and The Forever Song.

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  19. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  20. Hmm...Hard one! I would have to say, STOLEN SONGBIRD by Danielle L. Jensen!!!! I absolutely LOVED IT! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Rafflecopter name: Vannah B.

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  21. My fav so far (still reading!!) is Evil Librarian.

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  22. I feel better about your list, I've read 3 of them. On Reading YA Rocks I'd only read one of her honorable mentions lol.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. My favorites were The One by Kiera Cass and Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan. Thanks! :)

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    1. I would love either, but Prize Pack 1 would be my preference (I have one of the arcs in the other pack). Thanks :)

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  24. My favorites (I can't pick just one ;) would be On The Fence, The Book of Ivy, Stone Cold Touch, and Maybe Someday.

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  25. I don't like choosing favorites, and I also read a lot of good books this year. I'll have to say Cress by Marrisa Meyer, though.

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  26. I can't pick just one favorite. There were so many amazing books that I got to read this year. And I couldn't even keep my list to just 10 either. I didn't read many of the books that made your list, but a good majority of them are ones that I really want to read. Like Heir of Fire. I read Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight this year...and I was hoping to get Heir of Fire read before December ends...not sure that I will make it though.
    Snow Like Ashes is definitely one of my favorites from this year. I could not put that one down. And I am already dying for #2!
    Great list!
    And thank you so much for the amazing giveaway. I would die if I won either of those prize packs...(especially the fantasy one, I can't wait to read all of those!)

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  27. It's hard to choose one book that was my favorite in 2014, but I did LOVE Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead (which also made it to my list). :) And all the books on your list...OMG! I just wish I could have read them all! I think I only own two of them though, so that's pretty bad. Hopefully 2015 is a better year for me in books! :D

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  28. Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers was one of my favorites too, also really enjoyed the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Brigs.

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  29. Oh my gosh, thank you so much for hosting this amazing event. Seriously, I've totally anticipated this one all year and definitely set aside some time so that I could be part of it. I just have a few more posts to get ready and then I'll have them all scheduled and ready to go.

    THIS LIST. SO MUCH FEELS! <3

    Heir of Fire, Snow Like Ashes, Mortal Heart, Ignite Me (seriously, CHAPTER 55!!!!). Oh my goodness, these are all books that need to be adorning my bookshelves when my pocket book isn't crying out from all the holiday spending. lol.

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  30. I loved Snow Like Ashes especially that twist. I didn't love Heir of Fire, though…it was okay. The book was more of training training and more training. The Kiss of Deception is still on my TBR but I'll start reading it soon since it's one of everyone's favourites. HAHA Thank you for sharing! <3

    www.lite-rate-ture.com

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  31. I love all of your picks! And I'm so glad Silver Shadows made it on your list (especially since it was on my list too @Bittersweet Enchantment). But I also have to read all of them! OMG so many books to read! Thanks for hosting this event! :)

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  32. There's so much awesome on this list! ATPoY, Kiss of Deception, Winterspell and Mortal Heart are all books I loved this year, too. Sounds like you had an amazing book year!

    Barbara @ My Bibliophile Mind

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  33. GREAT picks, Jaime! I LOVED so many of your picks! DEFY and IGNITE were sooo amazing. And so was SNOW LIKE ASHES, HEIR OF FIRE and a couple more you listed!! Thanks for hosting and stopping by my Top Ten @ Addicted Readers! :)

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  34. My favorite book of 2014 was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, though A Game of Thrones is a close second. I've been meaning to pick up the Throne of Glass series, so I may have to do that next year and marathon all of the books that are out!

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  35. There were WAY too many great books to choose just one favorite!! I really loved Cruel Beauty, The Book of Ivy, Unhinged, Princess of Thorns, and Don't Look Back - just to name a few! :)

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  36. Fabulous picks! so many of these books that I can't wait to read but I haven't had the chance to read it yet! And oh my gosh. I wish I could enter that giveaway, because I NEED An Ember in the Ashes!

    Thanks for hosting such an awesome event!

    -Ri @ Hiver et Cafe

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  37. At least our #1 pick was the same. And lol if I had chosen more "Honorable Mentions" books I totally would have a ton of the ones you have on yours.Though I totally forgot IGNITE ME released this year. KMN! It feels like 2 lifetimes ago. *sob*

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  38. My favorite book of the yea was definitely Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep! Gah! I can't believe the series is over! D:

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  39. You have a great list and I also loved Defy!! Thanks for hosting!

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  40. I read all the books (released) in the Throne of Glass series and they all blew me away, so they were my favorites! I couldn't pick just one!

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  41. I was so happy with Ignite Me!! No hate from me. :) I (sadly) haven't read Silver Shadows. That's definitely one I have to get to soon.

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  42. Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel.

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  43. My favorite book was either City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare or Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep!! Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  44. I haven't read any of these books, but I'm planning to pick up a few of them :)

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  45. Most of these books are on my tbr list but I really loved The Forever song and Alienated. I look forward to the rest of your lists. Happy holidays :)

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  46. My favorite book for 2014 toggles back and forth between THE WINNER'S CURSE and STORM SIREN. (BTW--Your love for A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU is making me bump this up on my TBR.)

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  47. Great list! So many more books that I need to read!! Ah!

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  48. Yay :D Amazing post sweetie. <3 So many great books. I'm glad you loved so many :) Sigh. Winterspell. <3 SO GOOD. Thank you for sharing. <3

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  49. Oo, Mortal Heart! I want to pick up the series when this novel came out. Maybe in 2015. Thank you for hosting!

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  50. Great picks! I LOVED SLA, Heir of Fire, Silver Shadows, Ignite Me, Kiss of Deception, and Into The Still Blue :)

    I can't wait to read Winterspell and A Thousand Pieces of You :) Happy Holidays!!

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  51. Brilliant choices. I'm obsessed with Opposition, Ignite Me, Queen of Zombie Hearts, and The WInner's Curse. Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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  52. Awesome list! Kiss of Deception was pretty awesome and yes! Heir of Fire, so epic! I neeeeed to read Mortal Heart soon!

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  53. heir of fire and a breath of frost were my favorite this year

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  54. I'm still deciding between Lark Rising, Through To You, or To All the Boys I've Loved Before! Probably the first. I have no idea. Usually there is one very obvious one - this year, there were three! :O

    Thank you!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  55. Shadowcursed by Gelo R. Fliesher!
    Mary G Loki

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  56. I read #10, plus The Perilous Sea (which was my favorite!) and Into the Still Blue.

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  57. My favorite book this year was The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith.

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  58. Ohh, I so agree! This was definitely a great year for high fantasy. And good thing, because it's awesome! :D I neeeeeed to read The Perilous Sea, like, now--same with A Thousand Pieces of You, actually. Oh my gosh. Great picks!!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  59. My favorite book was probably I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson!!! <3

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  60. My favorite book that I read this year was probably The Bone Season and my ARC of The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon. One of the best dystopian fantasy novels that I've read in a while. :)

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  61. I loved Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  62. Mortal Heart was a favorite of mine too. And based on those 2015 Arcs a number of great reads are coming out in the new year :)

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  63. (Alisha S in rafflecopter)

    I loved The Winner's Curse, The Kiss of Deception and Silver Shadows.

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