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April 26, 2014

Juhina's Favorite Reads in 2014 So Far

2014 has been a FANTASTIC reading year so far! there has been SO MANY amazing books that I read and ended up giving 5/5 stars. It is CRAZY.. seriously. I think I gave more 5 star ratings in the first three months of 2014 than I did in all of 2013! I read a total of 33 books in the first three months. Here are all the books I gave 5/5 stars that I think you should ALL READ!

Three (Article 5, #3)Ignite Me (Shatter Me, #3)
These two dystopian trilogies did not disappoint! their last books were everything I wanted them to be. Three was such a strong book to end the trilogy with and I truly loved everything about it. Chase and Ember are one of my favorite dystopian couples. As for Ignite Me.. this book killed me.. in a good way. Everything about it, to the last comma and full stop was pure perfection. It felt like Tahereh Mafi knew what I wanted  precisely and just handed it all to me in the form of this beautiful book. I even did a liveshow of Ignite Me and discussed it with 5 other people because I couldn't stop thinking about it. If you haven't started both Article 5 and Shatter Me trilogy.. then you better get on with it!

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)Siege and Storm (The Grisha, #2)
The Grisha trilogy.. I am both happy and sad that I only read it this year.. happy because I didn't have to torture myself through the one year wait for each book.. but sad because I won't be able to be a part of the story for long.. since Ruin and Rising is coming out in June. This trilogy, consisting of Shadow and Bone as well as Siege and Storm, is written so well, the world constructed so fascinating and interesting.. I never wanted to leave it. The whole Grisha system is so darn good.. I fantasized about being a Grisha myself. Ruin & Rising is in my top three most anticipated releases this year. It seriously should give you an indication of how much I love this trilogy.

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
I flew through Vampire Academy. I got so addicted.. I couldn't put it down. If you are ever in a reading slump, this will take you right out of it. I loved the writing and Rose's voice.. she's snarky, a trouble maker, and a freaking kick butt protagonist. This would remind you of why YA books are so awesome. 

Don't Look BackThe Secrets of Lily Graves
I love my mysteries! and I am SO happy I found not one.. but TWO AMAZING ones. Don't Look Back is a memory loss, disappearance mystery while The Screts of Lily Graves is a murder mystery. Don't Look Back was creepy at times and so addicting, had a delicious love interest and plot twist after plot twist that had you guessing for the mystery until the end. The Secrets of Lily Graves had such a unique plot line with the main protagonist belonging in a family of morticians. I just absolutely loved Lily Graves, I would seriously want to be her best friend.. and the twist? just WOW.. mind blowing.. also the romance was perfect. 

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)My Life with the Walter Boys
Biggest Flirts (Superlatives, #1)Ditched: A Love Story
Who would have guessed huh? contemporaries have overtaken this post! With books like To All the Boys I've Loved Before, My Life With the Walter Boys, Biggest Flrits, and Ditched? who would doubt such a thing? the first three are all 2014 releases while Ditched is a 2012 release. 

To all the Boys I've Loved Before is so so so so perfect. Jenny Han is no doubt one of the best YA contemporary writers ever. I can't and will not stop obsessing over this book, the plot line, the CUTENESS, Lara Jean, and all the adorableness that is made up of this book. My Life with the Walter Boys is Cheaper by the Dozen in a book, with a ton of charged awkwardness and tension that comes with a girl living in a house with 12 other boys. Biggest Flirts is another fun novel by Jennifer Echols. I loved the idea behind this new series and I loved how memorable Tia will be. This book is perfect as a summer read. Ditched is the cutest, most fun book you'll ever read. Justina is recalling her prom night that started less than 12 hours earlier in a seven eleven, at 6am, to some random stranger by the stains of her dress. Every stain has a story and it is done in chronological order. This book was hilarious and I laughed out loud many times. Plus the romance is so so cute.

Check out my reviews of some of these books:

Have you read any of my favorites? if yes, what do you think of them? if not then which ones are you most excited to read or already have on your tbr??


  1. I'm happy to see that Shadow & Bone + Siege & Storm made it to your list :D

  2. Loved Three and of course S & B and S & S! Looking forward to/and a bit nervous about R & R!

  3. I absolutely loved Three and I want to read Don't Look Back so badly. You got some amazing books on your Fav's list.

  4. YAY :D Lots of awesome books. <3 (Okay, only read the Leigh B. books. <3) But omg. Sigh. I adore Shadow and Bone so much :) Amazing post Juhina. <3 Fingers crossed you will read lots more amazing books this year :D

  5. I am so excited to read Shadow and Bone! A lot are really raving about it :) And also my life with the walter boys sounds fluffy ;n;

    Amazing list, Maji! :)

  6. Mari & I wrote a post on our 2014 book thoughts but it's scheduled later. We didn't really seem to enjoy this year as much as you did! Wow! I can totally agree with the awesomeness of Leigh Bardugo's books. & I remember when Article 5 came out I was so desperate to read it but never got to it... I think I need to fix that!

    Glad you've enjoyed 2014 so far!

    -P.E. @ The Sirenic Codex

  7. You read Vampire Academy! Awesome! I've been following the Grisha trilogy since the beginning, and I'm dying to get my hands on that last novel. I love it! Shatter Me series? Yes, heck yes! As for Article 5, I only read the first book. It was such a sappy love story instead of a major dystopian that left me super confused about how I feel with romance. I had every intention of picking up the second one, but I haven't picked it up yet. Maybe one day.

    Thanks for sharing!