will run and will highlight favorite YA books published in 2014. Join us in celebrating great books of 2014 - sign up at any of the hosts' blogs: Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott, Alison Miller or Katy Upperman
Vivid story of a spaceship handmaiden finding freedom in a strange new world: future Earth
Love, love, loved the premise and the dialogue and spockish alien Aleyx and spunky Cara and their slow burn love. Leave me a comment if you've read this book and if "Elire" made your heart melt...
When Audrey Met Alice by Rebecca Behrens
Audrey is the daughter of the President of the United States, and it's a tough role to adjust to, but the journal of Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice are a big help: I love books that have a contemporary/historical parallel!
Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee
Set during World War II, a Jewish refugee rescues two rare horses from the Nazis, embarking on an incredible and terrifying journey acorss war-torn Ukraine
"I wanted to use Zeke to make Jasper jealous to make Michael jealous so I could have my dream prom date." Cue: disaster. A modern Shakespearean comedy.
A contemporary with connections to a parallel world with a slight steampunk feel and a very interesting connection between the two worlds.
My own categories...
Favorite strange new world: Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen
A spooky but beautiful underground world ruled by trolls - who aren't exactly trolls - who kidnap a human girl to break a curse
Favorite friendship book: My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter
Amazing writing, a complicated friendship between two girls, thoughtful handling of religious issues, and wonderful setting on the Greek island of Santorini
Favorite diverse main character: Played, by Liz Fichera
Sam is a Native American in a love-hate relationship with a white suburban princess; I loved the reverse love triangle in this book.
Favorite novel I HAVEN'T READ YET!!! This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
It doesn't come out for another 6 days (yes I am counting!!!) The first book in this series, These Broken Stars, was one of my favorites last year.
What was your favorite 2014 book?