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Top 40 Up and Coming YA Novels of 2014

"Reading Woman in the Forest" by Gyula Beczur (1875); Top 40 Up and Coming YA Novels of 2014
“Reading Woman in the Forest” by Gyula Beczur (1875)

If you’re visiting this site, chances are pretty high that you like to read, are interested in fantasy and genre fiction, and possibly enjoy YA novels. There’s something so magical and exciting about getting lost in a good book. You can imagine yourself as a totally different person, living in a foreign land, and possibly ruling said land. You can travel to far off places and meet new people and experience different cultures. And the best thing about it is that you can do all this from the comfort of your own home. My favorite kind of day is a rainy day when I can sit beside a window, enjoy the pitter patter of raindrops on the ground, and read as long as I like. If you’re a bibliophile like me, then you will be very pleased by today’s top list.

So, for today’s list, I’ve made up a guide to the top up and coming YA genre fiction releases for 2014. I am quite excited about this list as there are a good number of really great novels coming out this year. Whether you like romance, fantasy, science fiction, you name it. This list has something for everyone. Take a browse through and see what you might like to read this year. Who knows, you might even find a few that you hadn’t expected. For your convenience, I have also included the release date, the author, the title, and the series name if the book is in a specific series. I hope you enjoy it and find something to brighten up your afternoon. Without further ado, I present to you the fabulous top forty up and coming YA novels of 2014.

 TOP 40 Up and Coming YA Novels of 2014

#1 Evertrue by Brodi Ashton. Book 3 in the Everneath series
Release Date: January 21

#2 Fragile Spirits by Mary Lindsey
Release Date: January 23

#3 A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Briggs Waller
Release Date: January 23

#4 Minders by Michelle Jaffe
Release Date: January 30

#5 Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell
Release Date: February 4

#6 Cress by Marissa Meyer. Book 3 in The Lunar Chronicles
Release Date: February 4

Cress; YA Heroines

#7 Fates by Lanie Bross
Release Date: February 11

# 8 The Glass Casket by McCormick Templeman
Release Date: February 11

#9 Fool’s Gold by Philippa Gregory. Book 3 in The Order of Darkness series
Release Date: February 11

#10 Grandmaster by David Klass
Release Date: February 25

#11 Death Sworn by Leah Cypress
Release Date: March 4

#12 Wayfarer by Lili St. Crow. Book 2 in the Tales of Beauty and Madness series
Release Date: March 6

#13 ACID by Emma Pass
Release Date: March 11

#14 The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain
Release Date: March 11

#15 Promise of Shadows by Justina Ireland
Release Date: March 11

#16 Elusion by Cheryl Klam and Claudia Gabel
Release Date: March 18

#17 The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty. Book 2 in The Colors of Madeleine series
Release Date: March 25

#18 Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor. Book 3 in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series
Release Date: April 1

#19 The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Release Date: April 1

#20 Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: April 8

#21 House of Ivy and Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
Release Date: April 15

#22 Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman
Release Date: April 22

#23 Witch World 2 by Christopher Pike. Book 2 in the Witch World series
Release Date: April 29

#24 The One by Keira Cass. Book 3 in The Selection series
Release Date: May 6

The One book cover

#25 Bloodwitch by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Release Date: May 13

#26 Of Neptune by Anne Banks. Book 3 in the Of Poseidon series
Release Date: May 13

#27 V is for Villain by Peter Moor
Release Date: May 20

#28 End Times by Anna Schumacher
Release Date: May 20

#29 Allies and Assassins by Justin Somper
Release Date: May 27

#30 Cinderella’s Dress by Shonna Slayton
Release Date: June 3

#31 Descent by Tara Fuller
Release Date: June 3

#32 The Wicked Within by Kelly Keaton. Book 3 in the Darkness Becomes Her series
Release Date: June 3

#33 Hexed by Michelle Krys
Release Date: June 10

#34 Brazen by Katherine Longshore
Release Date: June 12

#35 Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson
Release Date: July 1

#36 The Vanishing Season by Jodie Lynn Anderson
Release Date: July 1

#37 Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Release Date: July 8

#38 Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Release Date: July 22

#39 Fiendish by Brenna Yovanoff
Release Date: August 14

#40 The Winter People by Rebekah L. Purdy
Release Date: September 2

Do any of these titles tickle your fancy? Sound off below…



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By on January 15th, 2014

About Rebecca Lane

Rebecca Lane grew up in the hot desert landscape of Tucson, Arizona where she decided early on she wanted to write, if only to mentally escape her blistering surroundings. She has always been enamored of the arts and literature. As a child she often wrote short stories, and rewrote the endings of novels that she simply could not abide. She received her Undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she was lucky enough to also spend a year studying at Oxford University. While she began her journey dreaming of the day she would sing opera in a large Manhattan theater, she found in the end she could not stand waitressing and simply could not give up books and her hopes of someday writing them. She is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and earning her Masters in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

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4 thoughts on “Top 40 Up and Coming YA Novels of 2014”

  1. I’m *dying* to read ‘The One.’ It’s not only a beautiful cover design but I’ve enjoyed the story thus far. Ooo! And ‘Cinderella’s Dress’ looks appealing.

  2. I used to stay away from YA novels because I’m not a young adult anymore but I have been enjoying them much more than my typical thriller and sci fi reads lately. A lot of these look really good. My reading list is growing again!


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