Top 10 of 2014: Best Debuts of 2014

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Welcome to Day Three of the Top 10 of 2104

A Week of Looking Back…

…and Looking Forward

As I mentioned…

This is my fourth year co-hosting this event with Jaime of Two Chicks on Books and my third year co-hosting with Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. But this year I’m hosting it on my new blog and we have a new co-host joining us – Nancy of Tales of a Ravenous Reader.

If you haven’t yet heard of our Top 10 of 2014 week-long event, in a nutshell it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours over the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

This year we’re each hosting our own giveaways on four of the five days of this challenge – so be sure to check out Two Chicks on Books for Day One’s giveaway, my blog for Day Two’s giveaway, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for Day Three’s giveaway and Tales of a Ravenous Reader for Day Five’s giveaway.

If you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not too late. Just check out the Sign-up Post for details.


Today’s topic is:

Best ___ of 2014

And this year I chose…

Best Debuts of 2014

I haven’t read a ton of YA debuts this year, but the ones that I did read were pretty freaking awesome. Here are my top ten picks along with a tip of my hat to three other awesome YA reads.

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#1 SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch

Why? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s amazing and epic and the world is incredible.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#2 DEFY by Sara B. Larson

Why? The journey, the secrets, the danger, the thrills, the romance.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#3 FORETOLD by Rinda Elliott

Why? The mythology, the romance. It’s epic and fascinating, the writing is incredible.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#4  ZODIAC by Romina Russell

Why? Imaginative, captivating, heartbreaking. The world-building is outstanding.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#5 CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge

Why? Gorgeous and dark and inventive. An amazing take on the beauty and the beast tale.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#6 LANDRY PARK by Bethany Hagen

Why? Enchanting and riveting. Romantic and heartbreaking. Suspenseful and tension-filled. Awesome.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#7 HALF BAD by Sally Green

Why? Different and dark and sad and beautiful and devastatingly heartbreaking.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#8 COMPULSION by Martina Boone

Why? Fascinating and beautiful and unputdownable. The writing, the plot, the characters.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#9 NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy K. Nichols

Why? The science, the parallel universes, the secrets, the characters, the worlds.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS


#10 LOOP by Karen Akins

Why? Time loops. Love, love, love those loops. The writing and characters and plot and world totally rock.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS

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Those are my favorite debuts of 2014. What are yours?

Leave a link to your Best ___ of 2014 posts in the Linky List below…



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Rachel (a.k.a. Fiktshun) has been blogging about (mostly YA) books since 2010. She always has and always will believe that reading YA rocks and thinks she's found the perfect place to ramble here at RYAR.
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