Best of 2014 Book Giveaway {International}

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The fabulously awesome Ginger at GReads Books asked me if I would be interested in doing a little holiday giveaway for one of my top reads in 2014. My answer to that was duh because I love to share the book love. The problem became actually narrowing it down.

You see, 2014 was a great reading year for me. For the first time since 2011 and reached my Goodreads Challenge goal and read 150 books. Out of those 150, 30 of them were given between 4.5 – 5 stars with 23 of them being books that came out in 2014 or before. I removed the 2015 releases as that will be for another day. So basically I had to chose between 23 books which was not an easy task. What it ended up coming down to? Two debuts (everyone needs to meet a new author), an amazing sophomore novel, and a book that opened my eyes to fantasy and magic types of reads.

What am I giving away you ask? The winner will get to pick from the following 4 books: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, Loop by Karen Akins, Free to Fall by Lauren Miller or Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Giveaway will run until 12:00am EST on 12/31/14. It is open internationally if The Book Depository ships to you and if the book you pick is in stock. Throne of Glass can be substituted for another book in the Throne of Glass series if you have read/own Throne of Glass. Just click on the picture below to enter. Good luck! And fair warning…2015 is filled with some awesome reading.

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  1. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I LOVEDSummer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell! It was all about diversity and personal development and romance πŸ™‚

    I’m looking forward to Sarah J. Maas’ books πŸ™‚

    thank you so very much πŸ™‚

  2. My favorite read was probably the Selection series. I love those books so much. So yeah I’m probably most looking forward to The Heir by Kiera Cass and A Court Of Thorns And Roses because I love Sarah J. Maas

  3. Best of 2014 for me has been Colleen Hoover and S J Maas, without a doubt, and they’re both who I’m most looking forward to reading more from in 2015 too!

  4. so far, my faves are the One & Only by Emily Giffin and the entire Throne of Glass series (except I haven’t read Heir of Fire yet) and Queen of the Tearling.

  5. I loved Heir of Fire, Talon, and The Young Elites this year! I’m looking forward to Red Queen, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and Winter for 2015! Thank you for this amazing chance! πŸ™‚

  6. I loved The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and I’m really looking forward to The Ruby Circle, the last Bloodlines book.

  7. Tie between Open Road Summer and I’ll Give You the Sun for this year’s faves. I can’t believe you read 150 books! I’m lucky I’m getting to my 75…

  8. Such a hard choice! I’ve read so many amazing books in 2014 and really rediscovered my love for YA. If I’d have to choose one it would be…..lol I just can’t! As far as 2015…groan that’s even worse! I’m looking forward to Fairest and Winter by Marissa Meyer. I’m looking forward to Kristen Simmon’s Glass Arrow. Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. My favorite read of 2014 is probably either “The Kiss of Deception” by Mary E. Pearson or “Still Star-Crossed” by Melinda Taub. My most anticipated book of 2015 is definitely “All Fall Down” by Ally Carter. I can’t wait!

  10. one of my favs this year was bunheads by sophie flack -the absolute balletlover’s dream book! and my anticipated relese for 2015 is night school 5, the conclusion to one of my fav sereis, you should check it out πŸ™‚

  11. 2014: Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater and Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan.
    2015: Lionheart, from the Scarlet series by AC Gaughen (fantastic Robin Hood retelling)
    -Raven Cycle IV (unnamed) by Maggie Stiefvater
    -Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein (author of Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire)

  12. I really loved The Winner’s Curse and I am really looking forward to quite a few, but especially The Ruby Circle! Thank you!

  13. I think my favorite book of the entire year has been Landline by Rainbow Rowell. Close second to Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. I am really glad, however, that this year I got in to the Throne of Glass series! It’s so great!

  14. Favorite read would be the Retribution of Mara Dyer and I’m pretty stocked that Michelle is coming to my country in January! πŸ™‚

  15. My favorite was Ignite me by Tahereh Mafi! I am looking forward to Court of Fives by Kate Elliott! I need to read more fantasy books!

  16. I’ve read a lot of great books this year including Cress, The Winner’s Curse, and The Clockwork Princess. I’m looking forward to Fairest, The Winner’s Crime and The Ruby Circle.

  17. My favorite read of 2014 was The Book Thief! I am looking forward to reading Isla and the Happily Ever After soon.

  18. My fave read for 2014 is Cress from the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer! I’m looking forward to book 4 in the series, Winter, which will be released next year.

  19. I have a lot of favorites this year, but the ones that stood out are Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Legend trilogy, Anna and the French Kiss trilogy, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Book Thief, I am the Messenger, and Unteachable. I’m pretty sure I forgot a few others but that’s all I can remember right now. I’m really looking forward for Winter on 2015!

  20. There are so many books I look forward to in 2015, I can’t name them all! As for best of 2014, I would have to say Oblivion by Sasha Dawn, The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain or Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday.

  21. here are so many!! I could not choose one. Here are a few, in no particular order.

    We Were Liars by E. Lockhart β€” I read this in June and it’s still on my mind. It’s on many Best of 2014 lists for a reason!! This review by Parade.com says it best, β€œA rich, stunning summer mystery with a sharp twist that will leave you dying to talk about the book with a pal or ten.”

    On the Fence by Kasie West β€” Loved this book. Four words: older brother’s best friend!

    The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith β€” This book left me with the biggest β€œjust finished a good book” high this year.

    What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick β€” Love her and can’t wait for her next book.

    Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins β€” This definitely was a happy ending for the Anna and the French Kiss Series.

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    There are three books that I absolutely must read NOW!

    The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick

    The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

    The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine

  22. My favorite 2014 read? You really like to ask hard questions, don’t you? Hmm. Well, I loved Heir of Fire, Open Road Summer, and Daughter of the Forest, just to name a few. And for 2015, I’m looking forward to reading Truthwitch by Susan Dennard!

  23. My favorite read so far would be The Winners Curse!! I cant wait to get my hands on The Winners Crime and A Court of Thorns and Roses!!!

  24. I have to say Free To Fall was definitely one of my top books published this year. I also loved Rites of Passage, The Truth About Alice, We Were Liars and Falling Into Place. They were all so lovely and feels worthy.

    I am looking forward to a ridiculous amount of books next year. Mostly Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales, My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, Kissing Ted Callahan (And Other Guys) by Amy Spalding, Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra, I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios, Hello, Goodbye and Everything Inbetween by Jennifer E. Smith, Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark, Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas, City Love by Susane Colasanti, Hello I Love You by Katie M. Stout, The Law of Loving Others by Kate Axelrod, The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord, and Joyride by Anna Banks.

    As you can see….I’m looking forward to a TON of novels. Crazy thing is, I didn’t even list them all. Haha. Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  25. I absolutely love (although my poor tear ducts certainly did not) The Last Leaves Falling. Pubs next year and it’s such a moving, beautiful book. So, that was my fave and that also one of my anticipated of 2015. I now can’t wait to own it!

  26. My favorite read of 2014 would have to be Ready Player One by Ernest Cline though I’m currently reading Game of Thrones and I’m loving it just as much. Next year I can’t wait for the new Lauren Oliver books! I love her writing style. Thank you so much for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  27. My list is really long, but I think my top 3 would be The Diviners, A Thousand Pieces of You and On the Jellicoe Road. For next year, I’m looking forward to Winter, Ensnared, Sorceress, and all the other books coming out πŸ™‚

  28. I don’t think I can really narrow down one favourite of the year since I have read so many bloody good books. I think Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson and Between the Lives by Jessica Shrivington were definitely up there as two of my faves but we will be here forever if I had to name them all.
    In 2015 there seems to be some hilarious books coming out like The improbably theory of Ana and Zak which i think is set in a comic convention so cool! I am also excited for The Wicked will Rise which is probs my most anticipated sequel.

  29. One of my favourites of 2014 was definitely A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller. Such a fantastic read! One that I’m really looking forward to in 2015 is The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker, which sounds like an awesome historical fantasy. Can you tell I’m a historical fan? πŸ˜‰

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