Top Ten Tuesdays (#3): Top Ten 2014 Releases I'm Dying To Read

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly blog meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish that allows readers to share their lists and opinions on a number of subjects from their top ten book covers to their top ten villains.

This week's topic for December 3rd is Top Ten 2014 Releases I'm Dying To Read.

1. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
January 23th 2014

A magical novel, based on a Japanese folk tale, that imagines how the life of a broken-hearted man is transformed when he rescues an injured white crane that has landed in his backyard.

2. Hang Wire by Adam Christopher
January 28th 2014

When Ted Hall's birthday dinner in San Francisco's famous Chinatown ends with an explosion, the fire department blames a gas leak, but when Ted finds strange, personalised messages from the restaurant's fortune cookies scattered around his apartment, his suspicions are aroused, particularly as his travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.

3. Cress by Marissa Meyer
February 4th 2014

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

4. The Shadow Throne by Jennifer A. Nielsen
February 25th 2014

The third and final installment in The Ascendance Trilogy, I'm excited to finish this series. Jaron's reign has been rocky from the start, and the only tagline for this book so far, "War is Coming..." is extremely ominous.

5. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
March 4th 2014

Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction.

6. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
April 1st 2014

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked. I've been trained to fight. And I have a mission: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart. Steal the Scarecrow's brain. Take the Lion's courage. Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

7. Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
April 1st 2014

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

8. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
August 5th 2014

After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

9. Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
-- 2014

The sequel to Brandon Sanderson's Steelheart. There isn't a lot of information released about Firefight yet, but I've read most of Brandon Sanderson's series, and I trust his writing and storytelling.

10. The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss
-- 2014

The first two books in The Kingkiller Chronicles were both whoppers of a book, and I spent a lot of time dedicated to reading them and falling in love with all the characters. Because of that, I'm not sure if I'm more excited or scared for the end of Kvothe's story.


  1. Dorothy Must Die is on my TBR. I never actually saw the movie or anything, but I'm strangely excited for this new take!

    My TTT

  2. The Crane Wife looks amazing. I'm going to have to add that to my TBR list!

  3. Dear Killer is on my list, too! When I found that book I was immediately sold!

  4. I know a lot of people who haven't watched The Wizard of Oz, but I hope you get the chance to watch it when you're free, if only for the colors.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Great to see Dear Killer on your list! So many fine titles on here!

  6. I know :\ Why can't it be April already?!