Friday, December 19, 2014

Waves of Fiction 2014 Reading Wrap-up & Giveaway

Wow! Can you believe how quickly 2014 came and went?!? This year has been a fantastic reading adventure for us here at Waves of Fiction, so we wanted to take a moment to share a few stand-out books we came across in 2014.

Several of us on The Waves of Fiction Team decided to get together to share our favorite and not so favorite books of 2014. But that’s not all!! One lucky winner will get the chance to win one of the books we’ve spotlight here, so take a look and be sure to review the giveaway details below!
Top 3 Favorites (All Genres)
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes
Summer Girl, Winter Boy by Barbara Elsborg

Favorite Series Installment
Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux

Greatest Disappointment - Because of High Expectations
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Favorite Debut
I couldn't find one from my list.

Favorite Female Main Character
Summer Dey from Summer Girl, Winter Boy

Favorite Male Main Character
Jai Winter from Summer Girl, Winter Boy

Favorite Book cover
Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

Most Interesting Book Title
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Most Anticipated
Take by Ella Frank

Top 3 Favorites (All Genres)
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Favorite Series Installment
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Greatest Disappointment - Because of High Expectations
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher (it kills me to put this one out there because I LOVE her. I almost don't want to even mention it, lol.)

Favorite Debut Author
This is actually a book not published until next year - not sure if I can add it? The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. This is the only debut author I've read this year, so far.

Favorite Female Main Character
Eleanor in Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Favorite Male Main Character
Miles in Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Favorite Book cover
Goodnight June by Sarah Jio

Most Interesting Book Title
Goodnight June by Sarah Jio (because of the play on Goodnight Moon :)

Most Anticipated
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover


Snow-Kissed (Snow Queen #1) Mean Streak The Will (Magdalene, #1)

Top 3 Favorites (All Genres)
Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand
Mean Streak by Sandra Brown
The Will by Kristen Ashley

Favorite Series Installment
Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop

Greatest Disappointment - Because of High Expectations
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

Favorite Debut
Archetype by M.D. Waters

Favorite Female Main Character
Meg Corbyn from Written in Red & Murder of Crows

Favorite Male Main Character
"The Guy" in Mean Streak (he's not named for much of the read!)

Favorite Book cover
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

Most Interesting Book Title
How to Run With A Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

Most Anticipated
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

 Burn for Me (Hidden Legacy, #1) The Beautiful Ashes (Broken Destiny #1) Ball & Chain (Cut & Run, #8)
Top 3 Favorites (All Genres)
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost
Ball & Chain by Abigail Roux

Favorite Series Installment
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Greatest Disappointment - Because of High Expectations
Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher (I am still very upset about this one..it remains a very touchy subject with me)

Favorite Debut
I don't think I read a debut author this year...

Favorite Female Main Character
Nevada Baylor-Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews

Favorite Male Main Character
Tie between Mad Rogan from Burn for Me and Ty from Ball & Chain

Favorite Book cover
Unravel by Calia Read

Most Interesting Book Title
Wallbanger by Alice Clayton

Most Anticipated
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews--( I do see a trend here XD)
We hope you've enjoyed our 2014 Reading Wrap-up. And now for the fun stuff!! We are giving away the chance to win one of our favorite books that we've featured. The winner can either choose a paperback or eBook, not to exceed US$10 from US Amazon, US Barnes & Noble or The Book Depository.
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36 comments:

  1. Seriously agree about Ugly Love being the biggest disappointment of the year. I have loved most of Colleen's books but that one was just way too formulaic :(

    However, I loved Mud Vein -- my number one book of the year

    Have you read the All For The Game series by Nora Sakavic? HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend!!

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  2. The Will or The Beautiful Ashes

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  3. Burn For Me,Archer's Voice or Unravel :)

    Eh,same here,Ugly Love - not good,I was disappointed from this story :(

    Thanks for all book recommendations and great giveaway :)

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  4. I'd love to win Landline or Me Before You. Thanks! :)

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  5. I would love The Will by Kristen Ashley! So many great books listed!

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  6. Maybe Me Before You or Landline.
    Thanks :)

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  7. I'm torn between The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost and Landline :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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  8. Hi, I'd pick Landline, because... Rainbow! Since Eleanor & Park is a favourite from all times... I think I am gonna love this one too xD

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and the chance to win xD

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  9. I'd love to pick The Will or The Beautiful Ashes! Thank you for the great post and giveaway!

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  10. Snow Kissed, Landline, or After I Do are my top three choices, in no particular order.

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  11. The Write Stuff by Tiffany King

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  12. I would love to read Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.

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  13. The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost

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  14. Thanks for the post and the introduction to several new books! I have so many on my wish list but Mean Streak by Sandra Brown is very intriguing to me from this list.

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  15. Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. (Valentina -on the raffle)

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  16. I would pick Landline by Rainbow Rowell :)

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  17. I would probably pick Summer Girl, Winter Boy by Barbara Elsborg or book by Sandra Brown.
    Thanks,
    Lori

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  18. I would pick Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand

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  19. Burn for Me sounds perfect, Happy New Year!!

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  20. I'd pick The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews is on my Best of 2014 list too!

    Happy New Year and thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  21. Julie James' It Happened One Wedding. I think that's one of my favorite covers too!

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  22. So many good books to choose from but I'd go with It Happened One Wedding by Julie James. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. I'd pick Isla and the Happily Ever After. Such a gorgeous cover, and the book itself is good, too.

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  24. I would like to check out Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes

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  25. Maybe The Will by Kristen Ashley. Thanks for the options to choose from :)

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