My Favourite Books of 2014

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Can you believe that 2014 is coming to a close? This year seems to have flown by, and brought with it, its fair share of chaos.
I have been ready for this year to be over for a LONG time. But that isn’t to say that there was not some very good moments in this year.

My daughter blossomed, she also turned three.

I made some great friendships this year with amazing authors that I have had the privilege of working with.
So while I am thankful for a new year and a new start. I am glad that *most* things happened this year.

Going through my posts this year, and I realized that my best books of the year are all books I always have on me and have constantly been recommending. I love that people are coming to me for suggestions.

I have also become a member in an awesome community that gives me great opportunities to gift books a lot more. 🙂

My Best Books of 2014 are:

cover_PROPHECY (2)

Prophecy, was re-released this year, with the second book in the series so I am totally counting it as a 2014 book. 🙂
My Review.
outlanders

Outlanders is also up for my best of 2014. If you haven’t read this series, then really, what are you waiting for?!

bone treaty

Oh, Bone Treaty, you surprised me. You’re also still on my mind, all these months later. C’mon Book 2.
My Review.

Becoming Monsters

I waited what was forever for this book. But it was so worth it.
My Review.

hera queen of mortals

*Fangirls* Canadian author, too I might add. 🙂
My Review.

Pocket of PrarieKidlet loved this one as much as I did. This book is BEAUTIFUL.
My Review.

Never-Again-Cover

A free short put out by the author, for fans of the series. This review helped me find another author to add to my favourites.
My Review.
(If you haven’t read Atlantis Rising from 2013 you NEED to read this.)

love and salt

Love and Salt. I talk about this one all the time. So I won’t bore you by making you read the same thing. haha.
My review.

thisissarah

This book, blew my mind. Raw, powerful and really just WOW.
My Review.

Aqua FINAL Front

Pyke is my book boyfriend. The first and only for me. So that says something about the magic of this book.
My Review.

faery marked

I got an ARC of this.  Everything was perfect about this book, except having to wait for book 2. 🙂

thomas moore

This book, I purchased on a whim and it changed my life.

2014 was a pretty great year for books. But there is so much promise in 2015 that I am even more excited.

What were some of your favourites this year?

 

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Review: Becoming Monsters

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5 stars

 

Blurb:

It’s been a year and a half and Missy, now close to seventeen years old finds herself returning to the human realm she left behind in hot pursuit of Anukhan, the thief that stole her blue light and almost left her dead. Sensing it when he uses her abilities, she along with Charlie, and Saal race to find this ruthless killer of men and monsters. But they realize almost too late that there is a physical connection between Missy and Anukhan and now stopping him with deadly force will prove fatal for Missy as well.

Undeterred, Missy prepares herself for a difficult fight, one that could cost more lives than she’s willing to sacrifice. Unlike her quests in the monster realm, another silent killer returns. One she’s fought against her entire life and this time, it could win.

 

See my review of Finding Monsters here.

The wait for this book, was brutal. I must of checked the authors site and GR every two weeks for awhile. Lol.
Needless to say, when I got the book, I dropped everything and read it in a day.

I knew this was going to be a good read, but wow, I honestly did not expect it to bring up as many emotions as it did.

Anukhan is REALLY, easy to hate in this book, (Like foaming at the mouth kind of hate)
It made for some tense action which made it very hard to put the book down.

It was really great to see Missy, Charlie and Saal back together though. Once again it felt like visiting close friends. I really enjoyed the changes between the three of them between books one and two.
Saal really steps up in book two, which I was thrilled about because I love the complexity of his character and what he brings to the series.

The Guardians of Esurack series is a world so rich it is easy to get lost in. I am repeatedly blown away but the authors descriptions. Flawlessly, transporting me into her world and leaving me longing for my next visit.

I think, story aside, the one thing that really impressed me about the second book, was the authors ability to put little moments into the second book that tied the books together.
I was worried about how things would change once out of the human world. so I was glad to see one of the ending scenes of Becoming Monsters. (avoiding spoilers, phew..)

Readers who like YA Fiction, with a fantasy element will love this. As will anyone who has a thing for Egypt or mythology.

My only suggestion, clear your schedule that day so you can keep reading!

I am most definitely hoping for more, of this series.

 

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