Amy Tintera will rock your Reboot-loving insides until you’re growing a second heart just so there’s more space to love Rebel. I had high expectations for Rebel but it blew all of them out into ether. I asked for a lot in this finale and I got them all and more. So much more. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve re-read Reboot and Rebel. Guys, if you haven’t started this duology yet, I’m telling you, YOU. SHOULD. START. NOW.
You did it again, Beth. You twisted and tore my heart like the Day/Night divide twisted and tore a society and its people. You are an amazing writer Beth and I hope the whole world gets to know that. ❤
The Geography of You and Me will take you to London, Paris, Scotland, California, Michigan and everywhere else, grabbing your heart without you knowing it. At the end of it, you’ll feel the urge to travel, live and love. Such a great read.
It will make you laugh, feel, think and all you’ll ever want from a book. It’s not a romance but it features love, most importantly, love for life. The Paradox of Vertical Flight will take you to a road trip of philosophically epic proportions. I cannot recommend this enough!
“Someone once wrote that a novel should deliver a series of small astonishments.”
E. Lockhart, you delivered more than small astonishments.
PETER KAVINSKY. That’s all you ever really need to know. Well, not. Because while I highly (absolutely, utterly, undeniably, certi-friggin-ably, all-the-superlative-adverbs) enjoyed and loved the romance, I ultimately gave this five stars because of the family side. I love families in YA so SO MUCH.
So much ache. So much love. To quote the book:
It feels good, and it still hurts.
That’s exactly how I feel. I’m so glad I read the book and it blew me away but it really broke me too at five in the morning.
Cristina Moracho, you owe me a night’s sleep but I’d gladly give it to you all if you keep on writing books like this.
Grittily beautiful – that’s how I’d describe this under the radar gem. The novel was set in the 90s and all the nostalgic feelings just add more dimension and emotions to this already emotion-filled book. You wouldn’t realize it at first but then you’d get thrown aback by how fluid the flow of the words are. The characters are messy and real and raw and this is how I like my contemporary novels. To all those people who look down on YA as sub-par, read this book and go cry in the corner because you haven’t been more wrong in your life.
I was laughing all the time then almost crying the next second but the tears won’t fall because he’ll have me chuckling again. I love Travis Coates. The raves have all been true. You HAVE to read this gem.
And not pictured in here are two more books I read as ebooks and loved!
This book put Emery Lord in my auto-buy and auto-spazz list. She just writes friendships, families, and romance so so good. I don’t know how she does it but this book is summer contemporary romance perfection. There, I said it.
OH MY MATT FINCH
I love it. SO. MUCH. The perfect summer read. Love the characters, the plot, the music, everything. I just EMERY LORD, YOU SLAY ME.
Absolutely my favorite contemporary series OF ALL TIME. 2014 was seriously the year of LOVELY VICIOUS. The first book (linked is my review) was published back in 2013 but I read it in 2014. Needless to say, I waited for the next books and it was torture. I just want to know what happens next and I just want to spend more time with the characters. And I think I pushed this book to so many people I even gifted it to them. YES. I love these characters and this series that much.
P.S. Of course I cheated. There are actually 12 books in here but hey, I count the Lovely Vicious series as one.
So, that’s it! I feel bad that most of these books haven’t been reviewed in the blog. 2014 was the year of the slumpsssss and I hope 2015 will be better and that I’ll actually be able to review these books come next year.
How about you? What are your top reads for 2014? Leave a link in the comments section if you’ve posted one and I’ll be sure to visit!