Armchair BEA – Young Adult Love – Most Anticipated Reads of 2014

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It’s the final day of Armchair BEA. It’s been so much fun, although I wish I had more time to spend going around to everyone’s blogs. It’s nearly impossible working full-time and taking care of a family too, so I did the best I could. Today’s topic is Young Adult/Middle Grade, and I’ve decided for this post to highlight some upcoming YA titles I’m looking forward to. Clearly there is no shortage of new YA titles coming out, and I have my eye on a bunch of them. Hopefully you’ll recognize many of these, and you may just discover something new to add to your TBR! (Click on title links to go to the Goodreads pages)

Hexed by Michelle Krys. I do love stories about witches, and this one has some very positive reviews. It’s coming out soon, so I hope to review it in a couple of weeks.

Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither. Clones! This is described as a “nail biter,” so I imagine it will be good.

The Merciless by Danielle Vega. I love the simple yet creepy cover, which suggests…evil??

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I loved Poison Dance, the prequel novella to this book, and I love Livia’s writing. That bodes well for this novel!

Blightborn by Chuck Wendig. One of my fave writers, this is book two in his self-proclaimed “cornpunk” trilogy. If you haven’t checked out Wendig, why not?

Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn. I’ve seen some rave reviews for this title, which comes out in June. It’s also coming up soon on my reading list.

The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan. This story takes place in Hawaii and sounds a bit post apocalyptic, as the world experiences electronic failure.

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith. I still haven’t read his other books, which readers are raving about, so it looks like this will be my first Smith book. Really looking forward to it!

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters. Oooh I loved In the Shadow of Blackbirds! This is Cat’s second book, and looks equally as good.

Sublime by Christina Lauren. I love this cover sooo much, and the ghostly story sounds like it might live up to the cover!

Rebel Nation by Shaunta Grimes. This is book two, after Viral Nation. I really enjoyed the first book, whose main characters are an autistic girl and her service dog named Mango.

Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis. I believe this is already out in the UK, and will be released in the US this September.

So there you have it, some of my most highly anticipated YA releases from now until the end of the year. (Although I suspect I’ve left off quite a few…) How about you? Are any of these on your “must read” lists?

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Posted May 30, 2014 by Tammy in Armchair BEA / 14 Comments


14 responses to “Armchair BEA – Young Adult Love – Most Anticipated Reads of 2014

  1. Kat

    Fantastic list! Lots of those I’m looking forward to reading as well. Thank you for including Blackfin Sky 🙂

  2. A couple books on your list are on mine as well — and I discovered so many others! I added The Islands at the End of the World, the one that takes place on Hawaii. Looks amazing, first I heard of it.

  3. Armchair BEA seemed like a lot of fun, I might do this next year! I can’t wait for The Merciless, it sounds so freaking good! I haven’t heard good things about HEXED though, so that one I might give a miss.

  4. Midnight Thief is one of my most anticipated YA reads of this year too, and I had not idea there was a prequel, and BONUS, it’s free. Just one-clicked it. Thanks, Tammy! And I want to see these good reviews of Hexed, b/c the few reviews that I’ve seen have been awful, and I love witches too.

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

  5. “100 Sideways Miles” has a stunning cover! I mean, it’s something I’d definitely notice while walking through a bookshop, or a library.

  6. I am absolutely IN LOVE with the cover of Sublime, and to be completely honest, that alone makes me want to run out and read that book!
    I haven’t heard of many of the other titles you mentioned, but I can say I am ridiculously excited for Rebel Nation. I read Viral Nation as an e-ARC and I absolutely adored it. I cannot wait to see where Clover’s story takes her.