2014: the Year of Goodbyes

So many good series are ending this year. All good things must come to an end, I guess, but I want to hold onto them forever! Here they are, in all their glory…

Tempest Trilogy

Julie Cross

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Timestorm: January 28th!! I have this book in my purse, you guys!

I am really digging time travel. But not time travel where they go to the past, like some Victorian era or they fall in love with Scottish knights. No, I’m digging the science fiction time travel where they have to deal with paradoxes or prevent a dystopian world or something. This series kicked it off, All Our Yesterdays fueled it, and now I want more more MORE!

Start the series with Tempest.

Shatter Me series

Tahereh Mafi

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Ignite Me: February 4th

A dystopian series, yes, but let’s not kid ourselves, the real strength of this series is its romance. I’m not a huge fan of love triangles, but this one is a big one and one I definitely approve of. Because it’s going to end in the favor of the right guy, I can just feel it. Not to mention its beautiful, stream-of-consciousness writing.

Start the series with Shatter Me.

The Mortal Instruments series

Cassandra Clare

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City of Heavenly Fire: May 27th

She has made quite a success from these Shadowhunters, hasn’t she? She probably spends her evenings rolling around in money and eating bon bons. She’d be crazy not to. She’s found her audience, and people are loving these books. I’m one of them. These books are addicting, and they get better as she grows as a writer. I still think the Infernal Devices is better, though. So if you don’t like TMI, try Clockwork Angel.

Start the series with City of Bones.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series

Laini Taylor

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Dreams of Gods and Monsters: April 17th

Ughhh, Laini Taylor, why do you have to be so awesome?? Not only do you have beautiful pink hair, you have my envy. Your writing is so beautiful. This is a fantasy book with angels, a Romeo and Juliet story, past lives, and the descriptive skills to make Tolkien jealous.

Start the series with Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

The Grisha

Leigh Bardugo

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Ruin and Rishing: June 3rd

Pretty sure Bargudo and Taylor are clones in some other life. If you like one series, If eel like you’re bound to like the other, as well. Bardugo’s is set in a completely different fantasy world, but it has that same feel of foreignness, that dark, doomed romance, and a main character to kill for.

Start the series with Siege and Storm.

Lux series

Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Opposition: August 5th

A paranormal romance set up, but with aliens and science fiction! JLA is the queen of addicting writing. Origin suffered a bit, in my opinion, from the NA craze and wasn’t so much about the scifi. I’m hoping for a big bang of an ending.

Start the series with Obsidian.

Elemental series

Brigid Kemmerer

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Sacrifice: September

Armentrout and Kemmerer are also writing twins. The elemental series had FIVE hot guys, though! Each book in her series focuses on a different one. They are heavy on the romance and the emotional issues of the teens, but the last third of her books never fail to deliver when it comes to action and kick-ass powers.

Start the series with Storm.

Writing this list is surreal. There are some of my favorite series, my favorite authors! What am I going to wait for after this year? Am I going to have to start new series??

Well, here’s to journeys with amazing authors who tell beautiful stories. Here’s to finding a new thing to obsess over 😉

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