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Here are some of my favorite books I’ve read this year. They’re in no particular order and some are not 2014 releases. Have you read any of these?
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – Great take on vampires, a strong, smart heroine, and a crazy, quotable hero (villain?) who may need counseling. Hooked from beginning to end.
Shifting Dreams and A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter – I know, this is a total cheat but I couldn’t leave one out. In Shifting Dreams I loved the romance, in A Hidden Fire, I became obsessed with the world. Elizabeth Hunter, you have my attention.
The Countess Conspiracy by Courtney Milan – Milan is my reading catnip. I’m always guaranteed a strong heroine and a romance that runs me through every emotion imaginable.
The Expats by Chris Pavone – Don’t read this thinking you’re getting an espionage thriller. This is an examination of a marriage built on lies. I really enjoyed this one though I think the ending was a bit of a fail.
Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane – Original and sexy and smart. This is what Crane always delivers. Read my review here.
Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews – This was my first Ilona Andrews book and believe me, I’ll be reading more. One word to describe it? Original and unexpected. Wait, that’s two…
Iron Night by ML Brennan – Fortitude is back! I love this dude and his messed up family. Read my review here.
Vampire Empire Book One: The Greyfriar by Susan Griffith and Clay Griffith – One of the blog readers recommended this one. THANK YOU. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed The Greyfriar. The concept of this series is phenomenal and I think, for the most part, pulled off successfully. This was a thrilling read.
Omens by Kelley Armstrong – I just finished reading this. I wonder what her longtime fans thought of this one? I enjoyed it. The paranormal aspect is light and vague but the mystery at the core of the novel is intriguing.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – I have yet to work out my feelings about this book. There were things that bothered me about the characters, about the decisions made, about the ending(!), but is it well-written and addictive? YES.
Tell me some of your favorite reads this year?