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Best Books I’ve Read in 2014


Another year has come and gone which means that it’s time to participate in Two Chicks On Books, Reading YA Rocks, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads and Tales of a Ravenous Reader annual TOP 10 OF 2014 week long meme. Not only do I love lists but these posts are easy to put together and schedule during the holidays so that I can spend time with my family. Enjoy!

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  10. The Given by Vicki Pettersson

This was by far my favourite installment in this trilogy; Vicki Pettersson sure knows how to go out with a bang! If you’re in the mood for something a bit different, give this supernatural noir mystery series a whirl. My Review
  09. Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

It’s always difficult saying goodbye to characters who have been a constant presence in your life for years, but it was especially tough where Cat & Bones were concerned. Frost did a top notch job of ending their story though! My Review
  08. Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

I can’t recommend this series enough! If you haven’t discovered Kate & Curran yet I only have one thing to say to you: WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR?? Renée Raudman’s audiobook narration is equally kick ass. You can’t lose! My Review
  07. Visions by Kelley Armstrong

I wasn’t sold on these novels at first, but Armstrong delivered a stellar follow-up installment which makes all things CAINSVILLE a must read. She’s my favourite Urban Fantasy author AND she’s Canadian, so one-click this already! My Review
  06. A Secret to Die For by Sierra Dean

2014 was the year of UF series finales, and I’m really going to miss SECRET MCQUEEN and all of the wonderful secondary characters that make up Sierra Dean’s universe. However, as far as send offs go, this one was a monster WIN! My Review
  05. Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

YA has been making a comeback on my TBR, and that’s in large part thanks to these books. This was also my first Dystopian EVER, so I have a pretty high opinion of this genre at the moment. Yes, there’s a love triangle, and yes, it’s still awesome. My Review
  04. Black Widow by Jennifer Estep

Estep’s ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series receives 5-star reviews from me on a regular basis, but this latest one was truly remarkable. The author pulled out all of the stops, and it read like Gin Blanco’s last hurrah, but it’s NOT. YAY! My Review
  03. Evernight by Kristen Callihan

DARKEST LONDON consistently wows me at every turn; I’ve loved everything that Callihan has written in this world. Her style is in a league all of its own, and every novel is vastly different from its predecessor which is no easy feat. My Review
  02. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

I managed to squeeze in a decent amount of titles from my someday pile this year, and last but definitely not least was Briggs’ ALPHA & OMEGA. I inhaled all 3 books in record time, however this first one was definitely my favourite. My Review
  01. Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop

I hope you aren’t sick of me singing this series’ praises yet, but Anne Bishop’s writing really is that good. There’s a reason why this novel has nearly 300 5-star reviews on Amazon. It’s fan-freaking-tastic! My Review


What were your top reads of 2014?

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