2014 is beginning and we all know what that means-a brand new year of fantastic reads! I can’t even begin to explain my excitement about some of the books 2014 has to offer, I’m honestly not sure that my Kindle will be able to cope with them all. To give you all an idea of why I’m so excited, here’s just a taster of what this coming year has to offer book-wise…
#1 The Dark Heroine: Autumn Rose (January)
Following the remarkable online success and eventual publication of The Dark Heroine: Dinner With a Vampire, Abigal Gibbs’ novel became a sensation with teen and adult readers alike. She recreated the world of vampires, setting it alight with the dark and sexy Kaspar Varn and his human captive, Violet Lee.
Her follow up book, Autumn Rose, takes us away from the vampire world and into the world of the Sage. As we already know, Autumn Rose is the first of nine Dark Heroines, women destines to set the supernatural world to rights, but this book is set before she comes into her power. For now she’s living an everyday existence but with very dark secrets. When she meets a handsome young man her world is thrown into turmoil as their secrets collide and, just to mix Autumn’s life up even more, she keeps dreaming of Violet, the second Heroine, knowing her life is in grave danger and not sure if she can save it.
Sexy, dramatic and full of suspense, this is a sequel not to be missed!
#2 The Dancing Master – Julie Klassen (January)
After finding himself the man of the house, dancing master Alec Valcourt, finds himself with no other option than to move his mother and sister out of London and to a sleepy village in Devonshire. Upon arrival, he’s stunned to discover that a wealthy widow controls the entirety of the village and, for reasons buried deep within her past, has prohibited dancing. Enter Miss Julia Midwinter, a reckless flirt and soon to become Alec’s unlikely ally in attempting to unravel the secrets of the village and why the villagers cannot dance. Despite being shocked by Julia’s initial forwardness, Alec comes to realize that past her hard exterior she’s simply another vulnerable soul. Julie too begins to ask questions about him, wondering why he would choose to leave London and asking why he is evasive about his past.
You’ll no doubt be entranced as you’re drawn into Julie and Alec’s world and watch as they attempt to bring life back to not only this sleepy village but also themselves. This is to be a charming novel from a much loved author, a wonderful read to inspire you this winter.
#3 A Burnable Book: A Novel – Bruce Holsinger (Febuary)
Betrayal, intrigue and murder. They’re all things that constantly swirl around a prophetic book that supposedly foretells the deaths of England’s kings.
It’s 1385 and Richard II is new to the throne. All too soon rumors of conspiracy and a book that predicts his assassination are drowning his rule, starting a mission to find and destroy not only the book but it’s author too. With the book seeming to be in the hands of England’s innocents, two men set off on a quest to hunt it down. Their story takes readers from the highest court in the land to the darkest slum in London as they strive to save their king and England from a terrible fate. The big question is, will the succeed or is fate really written in stone?
#4 The Mortal Instruments: City Of Heavenly Fire – Cassandra Clare (May)
2014 brings us the sixth and final installment in The Mortal Instruments series. Clary, Jace, Simon and all their friends are back and facing their greatest danger so far-Clary’s brother. The friends find themselves journeying beyond this world in a bid to find a way to defeat him and, as they do, they’ll be forced to sacrifice not only the love that bonds them together but also their lives.
City of Heavenly Fire will see the whole world change and, as it’s release fast approaches, there is only one question surrounding it: who will survive?
#5 A Song Of Ice And Fire: The Winds Of Winter – George R. R. Martin (Rumored)
As this one is only rumored for late 2014 it’s arguable it shouldn’t have made this list. Seeing as it’s now widely considered the most anticipated book of all time however, I think we can make an exception and allow it.
Game of Thrones fans everywhere are gearing themselves up for the sixth installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. It’s scheduled to be the penultimate installment in the epic saga meaning we can no doubt expect more unpredictable plot twists and deaths, more bloodshed and (finally!) winter. Someone-we can only guess at who-will become one step closer to the Iron Throne too. The Starks, Lannisters, Greyjoys and all the rest of your favorite houses are back and ready to brace winter.
Prepare yourselves, ladies, winter is coming!
Of course, these five books are only a small taster of all the fantastic novels due to be published this coming year. If I were to sit here and tell you about all the books I’m excited about for 2014, we’d be here all day! How about you, ladies, are there any other books you’re excited about for next year? Please, comment and share them with me!