Top Books I Read In 2014

Top Books I Read In 2014

The year is almost over and I read a lot this year. We all know what that means: top books of 2014.

1. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

I love the shadowhunter chronicles, and this was an epic ending to the series. I absolutely can’t wait for Lady Midnight.

2. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

This was beautiful and magical. I felt strong emotions toward all the charecters and lived in Prague. In thsi book we follow Karou and her magical adventures. This book nearly beat City of Heavenly Fire on this list, just nearly.

3.Diva by Alex Flinn

In Diva we follow Caitlin, an opera singer. She lives with her mom who doesn’t support what she does. Caitlin is very conscience of her weight and looks. It’s a very inspiring story that teaches us to reach for our goals.

4. Extras by Scott Westerfeld

This book satisfied my needs for science fiction this year. I’ve always loved the Uglies Series, and this was a beautiful companion. I think these books show us how twisted our society really is. It also brings up the question “Are we really pretty if everyone else is pretty?”

5. Host Club by Bisco Hatori

I’m a fan of manga, and this the manga I read and loved this year. It’s funny and made me feel happy inside. I’m still working on reading it and still loving it. My most favorite part of the books is the character development. The characters changed so much and had so much more depth as the stories went on.

6. The Selection by Kiera Cass

This is at the bottom of the list because as much as I loved it, it had many problems. I think my biggest problem with it were the characters. The characters, mainly America Singer, were so annoying. The choices they made made no sense and weren’t helpful in the long run. As I say these bad things I want to point put that it is on my favorites list for a reason. Even though I it was annoying, the story is so intresting and fun to read.

So there it is, my 2014 favorite books. I can’t wait to read all the new books in 2015.

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Let’s just say I loved this book. Okay, that’s an understatement. If there was a word that was stronger than the word love but still meant the same thing I would be saying that.

I loved the picture this book painted in my mind. I might have an active imagination, but I felt like I was really in Prague with Karou. I felt what the characters felt and saw what the characters saw. It’s been a while since I’ve read a book like that. It felt good.

Another thing I absolutely loved was the message it leaves us in the end. I like it when a book has a clear message to think about and not a complex puzzle we have to figure out with a lot of thinking. This book inspired me to hope and put my hopes into action.

There really isn’t much to say about anything bad. I honestly can’t think of anything bad right now. It was so good that I’m in the middle of the second book right now.

So is give it 5 out of 5 stars, 100%, and say it was perfect.

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson

The Bane Chronicles

(please ignore the fact that I haven’t reviewed any of the other books. I will. I’ve read them)

This book is a collection of short stories that follow Magnus Bane. It is also a companion to The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.

I absolutely loved this book. I love The Mortal Instruments, so why shouldn’t I? Magnus was one of my favorite characters from the series, so it felt good to read about him. He’s funny and has a good sense of humor, but sometimes you suddenly get caught off guard by the fact that he is deep and has lived a while, which I love. All of the stories in this book are entertaining and make me want more.

I also really liked the different settings and the way they were described. When I would put down the book to do something else I felt like I had just woken up from a nap or I’m in another world. I really felt like I was in Peru or London or New York in the time period they were set.

Another thing I really liked was the fact that they were short stories. I love short stories especially (maybe I’ll write a post about that) because you just start to love the characters and then it just ends. With short stories you can also just pick one up, read it quickly, and move on with your day.

So, over all, I’d give this five out of five stars, 100%, and say it was perfect.