Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 2014 Reading Wrap Up

December was a pretty good reading month for me. I had the motivation of needing to finish my Goodreads goal to push me to read more. I ended up exceeding my Goodreads goal by 2! In total this year I read 82 books! Next year I plan on going for the big 100.
In the month of December I read 10 young adult books. Checkout below to see what books I read and the rating I gave them.

Kiss of Broken Glass
Madeleine Kuderick
Young Adult Contemporary

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
Mary E. Pearson
Young Adult Fantasy
Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty
Christine Heppermann
Young Adult Poetry

Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsaid
Young Adult Contemporary

On the Fence
Kasie West
Young Adult Contemporary

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
Various Authors
Young Adult Short Stories

The Jewel (The Lone City, #1)
Amy Ewing
Young Adult Fantasy

Obsidian (Lux, #1)
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Young Adult Science Fiction
Rites of Passage
Joy N. Hensley
Young Adult Contemporary
Kristi Cook
Young Adult Contemporary

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sin Eater's Daughter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine,  where we get to showcase upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!
The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)
Author: Melinda Salisbury
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Top 14 Books Of 2014!

2014 was an exceptional year of books! It was full of outstanding debuts and new series and highly anticipated sequels and favorite authors. I surprised myself by falling in love with multiple fantasy books and of course read my fair share of contemporary. It was hard to narrow it down to my top 14 but all of these books deserve it and are must reads. Thank you 2014 and I can't wait to see what 2015 brings!
The Impossible Knife of Memory
Laurie Halse Anderson
Claire Legrand
Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog, #1)
Anne Blankman
We Were Liars
E. Lockhart
Open Road Summer
Emery Lord
Falling into Place
Amy Zhang
Faking Normal
Courtney C. Stevens
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
Mary E. Pearson
Rites of Passage
Joy N. Hensley
Don't Look Back
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)
Sara Raasch
The Unbound (The Archived, #2)
Victoria Schwab
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
Marie Rutkoski
Since You've Been Gone
Morgan Matson
Happy New Year Everyone!