The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison — So convinced was I that I'd love this that I went and bought a hardcover. I'm still pretty sure I'll love it when I get around to reading it.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown — I own the Kindle version of this. With the recent publication of the sequel Golden Son, now sounds like the perfect time to read this YA/Adult dystopian crossover.
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley — Everyone seems to have strong opinions on this one (mostly positive), and I can't wait to add mine to the mix. Very interested in this story about the struggles a girl must endure to join a military academy.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge — I also own the hardcover of this (though I was gifted it). This fairy-tale retelling sounds like everything I should love in a story, and with the companion novel Crimson Bound releasing later this year, it's time to read Cruel Beauty.Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen — I own the Kindle edition of this. I'm not actually quite sure about the status of the sequels for this series, since the first was published by the now cancelled Strange Chemistry, but I've nevertheless intrigued by this debut.
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch — This is a YA fantasy that promises political intrigue, a magical world, and a fighting female protagonist. Of course I'll be reading this one!
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Everyone seems to be impressed by this well-written, post-apocalyptic tale. I'm always happy to see speculative fiction works become mainstream, so I'll be checking this one out soon.The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes — This sounds so freaking adorable. And I'm always down for books that allude to classics (in this case Sun Tzu's The Art of War). I'm just waiting for the right occasion to read a fluffy book.
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club by Genevieve Valentine — Historical fiction and fairy-tale retellings go together so well, or at least they have in my reading experience. I love the idea of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" taking place during the 1920s.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson — This one I had borrowed briefly from the library before needing to return it again. But I will be checking this out again soon. There's been a lot of award buzz over this, and it sounds like a powerful book.
What 2014 releases do you still need to read?