I read a lot of great books in 2014. Stories that took unexpected turns and made me admire the bravery of the writer like Between Octobers by A. R. Rivera or twisted fairy tales that morphed into wonderful and unique retellings like Divide by Jessa Russo or adult fantasies that were a brilliant mix of flawed characters and a magical storyline like Destruction: Book One of the December People Series by Sharon Bayliss.
But of all the books I read during the year, I found myself thinking about the following most often:
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. Sutter Keeley was such a complex and damaged character that settled deep in my heart and forced me to root for him, even when he couldn’t see his own destructive behavior needed to change.
Catalyst by Adam Wolf. A fascinating tale that combines aspects of Heroes (the TV series) and Push (written and directed by David Bourla). Loved the storyline, the creativity and the characters. Am hoping a part two will emerge.
Wind Up Hearts by Stan Swanson. Henry and Emily’s love story is as complicated as the mechanical devices that replaced their hearts. But the gears and cogs aren’t keeping Henry alive, it’s his genuine devotion and love for Emily. Holding the key to someone’s heart will forever have a new meaning.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Roswell. Roswell created the perfect eighties teen love story that did not shy away from difficult topics.
What were your top reads for 2014?