2014 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read! (Top Ten Tuesday)

December 3, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 18


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is Top Ten 2014 Releases I’m Dying to Read.  

As you probably know if you read this blog, I read a mix of fantasy & a little SF, mystery, and romance, both adult and YA (and sometimes MG as well.)  So here, in order of release date, are the books I’m most looking forward to in 2014 — at least the ones that have been announced!  Sorry, I just couldn’t keep it down to 10 titles. (Links take you to Goodreads, or Amazon if Goodreads has no information yet.)


  • Unhinged (A. G. Howard) – sequel to last year’s Splintered (1/07/14)
  • River Road (Jayne Ann Krentz) – a return to classic romantic suspense (1/07/14)
  • Cress (Marissa Meyer) – third in the Lunar Chronicles (2/04/14)
  • The Shadow Throne (Jennifer A. Nielsen) – third book in the Ascendance trilogy (2/25/14) 
  • The Chance (Robyn Carr) – the fourth Thunder Point novel (3/01/14)
  • Shadow Scale (Rachel Hartman) – sequel to 2012’s Seraphina (expected 3/24/14)
  • Blood Red (Elemental Masters) (Mercedes Lackey) – Little Red Riding Hood, with werewolves and elemental magic.  (6/03/14)
  • The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent (Susan Elia MacNeal) – the fourth Maggie Hope mystery (6/03/14)
  • The Escape (Mary Balogh) – third in the Survivor’s Club series (7/01/14)
  • The Book of Life (Deborah Hartman) – final book in the All Souls trilogy that began (A Discovery of Witches; Shadow of Night)  (7/15/14)
  • Unbound (Jim C. Hines) – third book in the Magic Ex Libris series (no date, but I’m guessing next summer)
  • Not Quite a Wife (Mary Jo Putney) – Lost Lords #6, Kirkland’s story (expected 9/02/14)
  • Queen of Hearts (Rhys Bowen) – a Royal Spyness mystery (8/05/14) 


There are a number of other authors and books I’m eagerly awaiting, but the books haven’t been announced yet, so I don’t know if they’ll be coming in 2014 or not.  Among them are:

  • Book 3 in the Kingkiller Chronicle, by Patrick Rothfuss
  • the next Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes book by Laurie R. King
  • anything by Jessica Day George
  • the sequel to Pegasus by Robin McKinley
  • any Valdemar or 500 Kingdoms books by Mercedes Lackey (I did just see something about another Mags/Valdemar book, probably next fall)
  • the next Cornish Mystery by Carola Dunn
  • the third Kindrily book by Karen Amanda Hooper 

That’s my list!  What are you looking forward to?

    18 Responses to “2014 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read! (Top Ten Tuesday)”

    1. Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net

      Yay for Harkness’s The Book of Life; I’m so excited for it! o/ I also read/heard about book 3 from Rothfuss but I also didn’t include it because I wasn’t sure; the same goes for GRRM’s book 6 for ASoIaF (I reckon that will probably be released in 2015 at the earliest ;_;). Great list!

      My TTT

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        I know; the Harkness is probably the one I’m the most excited about (of the sure things.) As for Pat Rothfuss, I’d rather he takes his time and delivers a book worthy of the first two, even if it means waiting several more years. (Besides, I’ll need to re-read books 1 & 2 first!)

    2. Greg

      We’re starting to be Jessica Day George fans around here too. Hopefully something new from her in ’14. Also like the cover of Rhys Bowen’s new one- have not read any of these yet but we have the first one around here somewhere. 🙂

    3. Pamela D

      I haven’t had a chance to start the Kingkiller Chronicles, but all of my friends are anxiously awaiting the third book’s publication. If you need a Rothfuss fix, his blog is pretty fantastic.

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        Yes, definitely. This is one series where I don’t think coming in partway through will work. Splintered was really good; I seem to like it better as time goes on. It’s a bit creepy, though.

    4. readerholicnotes

      I’ve added several books from your list to my 2014 book list. Thank you!

      I haven’t read Splintered, but that and Unhinged both look good. Also I didn’t know Jayne Ann Krentz had a new book coming out. I’m going to have to take a look at that one. Great list.

    5. Sandy Farmer

      Cress is definitely on my list! I would have listed The Shadow Throne, but I need to read book 2 first! Great choices!

      Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    6. Stephanie Shepherd

      You are so good and on top of things! I have no idea what’s going on including the fact that the sequel to Seraphina is coming out! That is something I can seriously get excited about! Otherwise you’ve given me some new TBRs. The Maggie Hope series looks interesting as does the A.G. Howard series. Thanks!

      • Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard

        Thank you! Actually, I had to spend a bit of time checking Amazon and various author websites to see which of my favorite authors had books announced (that I didn’t already know about; I knew about a third of them already.) Glad I could help add to your TBR list!

    7. Berls

      Great list! You’ve got several on there that I still need to read the first book! I’m most looking forward to Kim Harrison’s Undead Pool and the next book in Marie Hall’s Night Series (release date still tbd, but hopefully next year).