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5-Star Books I Read in 2014 (So Far!)

Sometime during the next month, you may have to shop – for yourself or someone else. I have some suggestions, so here are the books I rated 5 stars in 2014 (so far!). Of course, this by no means guarantees you or your people will find them worthy of 5 stars 😉 Listed in order from most recently read and working backward through time. The title links should take you to my reviews of the books:

Jodi Picoult, Leaving Time: A Bookworld Top Pick for Christmas. General/mainstream fiction.

Laura Wiess, Leftovers: YA suspense.

Laura Wiess, Such a Pretty Girl: YA suspense.

Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves: YA urban fantasy. (Book 2 in a series.)

Tiffany Reisz, The Mistress: Erotic fiction. (Book 4 in a series.)

M. D. Waters, Archetype: Futuristic.

Laura Wiess, Me Since You: YA general/mainstream fiction.

Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half: Illustrated memoirs.

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[REVIEW] Archetype – M. D. Waters

M. D. Waters
Archetype (Archetype, Book 1)
Penguin Dutton (US: 6th February 2014; CA: 11th February 2014)
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Emma Burke has amnesia, and in science fiction that can only mean one thing: her memory has seemingly been erased, because nothing is ever an accident. But fragments are returning: times of relationship bliss, dangerous teenage years, and a revolutionary career. But these go against what she’s been told, so Emma must sort fact from fiction.

I love the pants off Archetype. This is science fiction how I like it – Earth-based and futuristic. Advanced technologies, hidden agendas, and psychological examination colour this world with disturbing symbols and fascinating details. But the best, gob-smacking elements are spoilers, so we shan’t speak of them. The unravelling is a delight, and had me binge-reading. I adore this debut! The sequel, Prototype, is on my wishlist. Unfortunately, the digital-only prequel novella, Antitype, is geo-restricted, so I can’t buy or read it.