Wednesday 31 December 2014

Highly Anticipated Books Of 2015

Hello, Dark Readers. Here are our top books we're dying to read in 2015!

When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.

 After reading 13 reasons why by Jay Asher, I have yet to find a book about suicide that I really wanted to read. This synopsis alone makes me want to dive in and find the truth. Knowing Gayle Forman, I already know I'll be in a puddle of tears.

Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Viking Juvenile 

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

        This book. The second I heard about it around three months ago, I've been craving it! It is said to be a cross between, The Fault In Our Stars and Eleanor & Park. Um, hello! That alone made me want to read this book! I have not read anything from Jennifer Niven, so I'm also excited to read from someone new. 

Expected publication: January 6th 2015 by Knopf

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

  Oh, Colleen Hoover. I have yet to read anything from her that I don't love, or have an emotional connection to. Her stories suck you in from beginning to end. The synopsis doesn't give much away, but that's what is best when it comes to her books. I'm really looking forward to this story

Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Atria Books

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.

 The fact that Colleen Hoover has two books coming out this year is so exciting. The unique thing about this book is, not only is it by two female authors, but it's how they wrote this book. Colleen and Tarryn both took turns writing chapters, without knowing how it was going to turn out. How brave and creative is that?! This whole writing process is so intriguing, and I cannot wait to see how this story turns out. 

Expected publication: January 11th 2015 by Hoover Ink

 Maya is in love with both her boyfriend and her boss. Sadie’s lover calls her as he drives to meet his wife at marriage counseling. Gwen pines for her roommate, a man who will hold her hand but then tells her that her palm is sweaty. And Sasha agrees to have a drink with her married lover’s wife and then immediately regrets it. These are the women of Single, Carefree, Mellow, and in these eleven sublime stories they are grappling with unwelcome houseguests, disastrous birthday parties, needy but loyal friends, and all manner of love, secrets, and betrayal.

In “Cranberry Relish” Josie’s ex—a man she met on Facebook—has a new girlfriend he found on Twitter. In “Blue Heron Bridge” Nina is more worried that the Presbyterian minister living in her garage will hear her kids swearing than about his finding out that she’s sleeping with her running partner. And in “The Rhett Butlers” a teenager loses her virginity to her history teacher and then outgrows him.

In snappy, glittering prose that is both utterly hilarious and achingly poignant, Katherine Heiny chronicles the ways in which we are unfaithful to each other, both willfully and unwittingly. Maya, who appears in the title story and again in various states of love, forms the spine of this linked collection, and shows us through her moments of pleasure, loss, deceit, and kindness just how fickle the human heart can be.

One of my readng goals in 2015 is to read more woman's fiction. Sadly I haven't read much, and with me being in my 20's, I'd like to branch out more. I find the book to be quite interesting, it has a total of 10 different short stories. The author, Katherine Heiny, is a writer for The New Yorker and this is set to be her first published book. Definitely looking forward to reading her work.

Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Knopf

Seventeen-year-old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty.
Aided by three teens with their own ulterior motives, Alina manages to escape. Although she’s not sure she can trust any of them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic and alluring of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat history.

  This cover definitely caught my eye. Then I read the synopsis, and it definitely got me interested. Most of these dystopian books are the same, but this one seems different and definitely suspenseful!

Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Bloomsbury USA .

What are your highly anticipated books of 2015? Leave us a comment, letting us know! Have a Happy New Year!
- Nicole and Marija


Reading Away The Days said...

All the bright places was one of my fave 2014 reads. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy New Year!

Michelle Fluttering Butterflies said...

All the Bright Places is AMAZING. I hope you're able to read it soon.

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