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1,528 books · 9,063 voters · list created February 9th, 2011 by Laura (votes) .
Tags: 2014, young-adult
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message 1: by C (new)

C why


message 2: by Monica&spikey (new)

Monica&spikey There should not be lists for books that won't come out for two years. there just should not. this is torture. You hear me? TORTURE. do you want my soul to die?


message 3: by FallingAngels (new)

FallingAngels This list kinda sucks... what is Allegiant doing on here? It is coming out in 2013


Therealbadkitty Allegiant comes out in 2013.


message 5: by asha (last edited Jul 10, 2013 05:41AM) (new)

asha WHY???????
Who would make a list like this? It is killing me . . . I want to read all of these books but I CAN'T YET!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads How is a book that came out in 2012 a "novel of 2014"?


message 7: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Susanna wrote: "How is a book that came out in 2012 a "novel of 2014"?"

I was just gonna ask the same question.


message 9: by Trisha (new)

Trisha Allegiant and Champion are coming out in 2013, not 2014


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) True. Likewise removed.


message 11: by Kribu (new)

Kribu Rick Riordan's The House of Hades is also coming out in 2013.


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) So it is. Also removed ... :(


message 13: by Luce (new)

Luce Hi, I think that The Cage by Megan Shepherd is coming out in 2015. Thanks!


message 14: by Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.) (last edited Sep 19, 2013 09:48PM) (new)

Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.) Cool list. :) Some of them are in my "want-to-read" shelf.


message 15: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Clark As a debut author, I want to fall over and DIE that my book, SCINTILLATE, is even on a list with other authors who I LOVE! I can't even believe how it's climbing and THANKS to everyone who's voted and marked it "to read"! XO


message 16: by Jenni (new)

Jenni Allegiant by Veronica Roth is back on the list again -_-


message 17: by WhyYesIYA/Bebe (last edited Oct 01, 2013 09:00PM) (new)

WhyYesIYA/Bebe Books out this year:
Never Fade
World After
Revelations
Warrior
Horde
Legacy
Unbreakbale
Wild Cards


Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.) Why is Allegiant here in this list? That book is going to be released somewhere in this month and it's a 2013 novel! Please fix this!


message 19: by Monica&spikey (new)

Monica&spikey Maybe whoever made this list is counting the paperback edition of Allegiant coming out in 2014?


Abigail (Read. Sleep. Rave. Repeat.) Monica&spikey wrote: "Maybe whoever made this list is counting the paperback edition of Allegiant coming out in 2014?"

Maybe. They might.


message 21: by Roxanne (new)

Roxanne Gan Wait, isn't Champion by Marie Lu already out? Why is it in the list?


message 22: by Kribu (new)

Kribu Hasn't Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick also been around for a while?


message 23: by Maria (new)

Kirai Maria Roxanne wrote: "Wait, isn't Champion by Marie Lu already out? Why is it in the list?"

My thoughts exactly!


message 24: by Karly (new)

Karly Wanted: Dead or in Love is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!


message 25: by Rainbowheart (last edited Jan 05, 2014 02:26PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Removed these....

Horde by Ann Aguirre (2013)
The Cage by Megan Shepherd (2015)
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles (2013)


message 26: by BlueStockingBrat (new)

BlueStockingBrat The Offering
Legacy
More Than Jamie Baker
The books above have been removed along with a few others. Please don't add them to the list again and limit it to YA novels that were released no earlier than 1/1/14


message 27: by Kim (new)

Kim Monica&spikey wrote: "There should not be lists for books that won't come out for two years. there just should not. this is torture. You hear me? TORTURE. do you want my soul to die?"

I totally agree!!!!! I am in such torture!


message 28: by Rainbowheart (last edited Feb 02, 2014 04:40PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Hey, guys, so I keep noticing a lot of middle grade books creeping onto this list.

There's a separate list for middle grade, so I would encourage you to vote for those books here....

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...

Removed these middle grade books....

Wildwood Imperium
The Riverman
Grimm Warning
Knightley and Son
Ice Dogs
Islands of Chaldea
Untitled by Derek Landry
Beyond the Door
The Book of Ore
Whispering Skull
Dust of Eden

Also removed these....

She Is Not Invisible (2013)
Jane Austen's First Love (not YA)


message 29: by Kribu (new)

Kribu Some of these (certainly the Skulduggery Pleasant book) are books in series that started off middle grade but really, truly are not that any more, though, both due to the protagonist growing up / getting older (e.g. going from 12 to 18) as well as the content changing to being more suitable for older than younger readers.

Think Harry Potter - first few books are MG, but would one really consider the last two MG, for example?

So how does one deal with crossover books, especially those that have had their actual age suggestion rating increased in later books or are, in fact, shelved as YA in some countries?


message 30: by BlueStockingBrat (new)

BlueStockingBrat Kribu wrote: "Some of these (certainly the Skulduggery Pleasant book) are books in series that started off middle grade but really, truly are not that any more, though, both due to the protagonist growing up / g..."
Maybe only the YA relevant books from the series should be allowed on the list? Or even a new list? But I see your point.


message 31: by Laura (new)

Laura If the book has been shelved as YA on Goodreads, treat it as YA. If this means that only the later books in a series are YA, it's confusing, but maybe that's the precedent we should set?


message 32: by Kribu (new)

Kribu I agree that it really can get confusing - there's a somewhat murky area between MG and YA where quite a few books and series fall, both as far as the protagonist's (or protagonists') age as well as the themes go.

HP is probably the best example of that (although obviously irrelevant as to this actual list), as well as the series "growing up" with its characters and readers.

Of books relevant for this list, I'd agree that Jonathan Stroud's Lockwood & co. series (The Whispering Skull, which Rainbowheart above removed) is arguable - it does fall somewhere in-between MG and YA but seems to have been marketed largely as YA. I'd call it "YA but MG-suitable".

The final as-yet-untitled Skulduggery Pleasant book which I mentioned above is certainly going to fall into YA territory (we're talking an 18-year-old protagonist who's had several romantic relationships in the previous books already, openly drools over various hot men; there is swearing, lots of detailed slaughter and torture, and some rather heavy themes).

If those two above are considered unsuitable for this list, then Rick Riordan's Blood of Olympus, currently at #9, certainly should be removed as well - especially as Riordan himself maintains that his books are middle-grade, not YA. On the other hand, pretty much everyone I know considers the Heroes of Olympus series YA, unlike the Percy Jackson series, due to the characters' ages and the much more significant role of romance.


message 33: by Rainbowheart (last edited Feb 03, 2014 02:03PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Laura wrote: "If the book has been shelved as YA on Goodreads, treat it as YA. If this means that only the later books in a series are YA, it's confusing, but maybe that's the precedent we should set?"

Yeah, but that's iffy because a lot of people shelve things wrongly. Like, for example, people constantly shelve NA books under "Young Adult" even though they are not published by YA imprints or marketed to the YA market.

It's a kind of murky area, I agree. For the books I mentioned, I checked where my local libraries had them shelved. If a series was shelved in the children's section, then you know it's been marketed as middle grade. Bookstores are good for this purpose too.

And Google is also helpful! I typed in some of the titles plus "middle grade" to see if it was being marketed as YA or children's. Also checking the publisher can help. Some imprints only publish YA, and some only children's. And some have different names for the divisions handling each.


message 34: by Rainbowheart (last edited Feb 03, 2014 02:04PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Kribu wrote: "I agree that it really can get confusing - there's a somewhat murky area between MG and YA where quite a few books and series fall, both as far as the protagonist's (or protagonists') age as well a..."

Yeah, based on what you wrote, it sounds like maybe the Skulduggery Pleasant book is more YA than middle grade. My library has the whole series in the kids' section, but it sounds like this latest one could have more YA content.

And I agree the Rick Riordan books are murky. I almost removed the one on this list, but I wanted to ask because there are so many votes. But it seems like definitely a middle grade series, even if the characters slowly get older as the series progresses. Same thing happened with Harry Potter too. Obviously, huge crossover appeal, but the books were always marketed to kids.


message 35: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Another question, we are counting from *first* publishing date, right? I notice sometimes people will add books when the American publishing date is 2014, even though the book was already published (in English) the year before in the UK, Australia, Canada, or New Zealand.

I don't feel like this list should be American-centric, what do you guys think? But I think it makes sense to make an exception for translated books. For example, I added "Why We Took the Car" to this list because 2014 is the first time it's published in English, not German.


message 36: by Kribu (new)

Kribu The murkiness really isn't helped by there sometimes being a distinct difference between marketing and the "feel" of the books.

Like with Skulduggery Pleasant, which started off as a genuine MG series, but, yeah, not for the last several books - in response to that, the UK books have had the recommended age rating printed on the back of the book go from 9+ to 11+, which obviously is still below YA (although closer to the 12-18 age, and I've seen some Australian fans say they're also marketed as YA over there) but on the other hand, publishers won't want to change marketing categories mid-series, as long as they can get away with it, just as bookshops and libraries aren't going to shelve three books of a consistent-looking series in one area and five in another - they'll go by the original designation, I'd assume.

So, yeah. Murky.

As for Rick Riordan's books - I'm inclined to give the Heroes of Olympus a pass because regardless of how they're marketed, and even though they're still very "clean", they do, at least to me, have a different - and older - feel than the original Percy Jackson series did.

I guess in some ways romance is a major part of what changes a book's feel to me? MG books in general have practically none, so when you have 16-17-year-old characters pairing up left and right or talking/thinking about romantic feelings a lot, that just doesn't "feel" MG, even if it's a continuing series that originally started off as MG?

But obviously that's just a "feel" thing and a personal reason, and not necessarily something to use as a reason for this list. Hmm.

As for publishing date - I'd be inclined to say "first publishing date in a given language" and definitely not American-centric (the Goodreads Awards do a good job of being completely US-centric and use US-published books only; I don't think it's necessarily the best example to follow) but it can be difficult for people to know.

The list title and description are really rather vague, in some ways - also, if the title says "novels" (but description says "all fiction"), what about short stories? I see some on the first page already.

It seems to me that in some ways the list is more useful if it's more inclusive, i.e. includes books in that murky MG/YA crossover category and short stories as well. New Adult is trickier - on the one hand, 18-19-year-olds are still teens (and list description says "teen fiction"), but on the other hand, unlike crossover YA, New Adult books aren't necessarily very suitable for younger teens.

And then you get into that grey area between YA and NA, too, especially for the books that seem to fit into that college-age slot of NA but are "clean" and perfectly YA-suitable and would certainly have been considered YA a few years ago, before NA as a category really started to blossom - is e.g. Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl (as an example, I know it's a 2013 book) YA or NA? I've seen people consider it both/either. Same with Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando's Roomies - I really don't know if that's YA or NA.


message 37: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Kribu, yeah, it can be confusing! It's usually easier to tell where a book fits if it's been released by a major publisher. For example, Roomies and Fangirl were both marketed as YA, despite being about college students. Libraries and bookstores have them in the YA section, so it's more clear cut.

It's more difficult to tell with self-pubbed stuff. We just did a major cleanup on the "Young Adult Fiction with Sex" list which was overrun with self-pubbed NA books about college students, along with tons and tons of explicit adult erotica, BDSM, and all kinds of stuff!

Also, for this list, I left all the short story collections alone, even though it does say novels. I guess there's such a thing as being *too* purist. We don't want to get too picky about what's allowed on here. But at the same time, we want to keep it a good resource for people specifically looking for YA books.


message 38: by Rainbowheart (last edited Feb 06, 2014 04:55PM) (new)

Rainbowheart Removed these....

The Killing Woods (2013)
The Three (adult thriller)
Twisted Sisters (adult novel)
Rooms (description says adult novel)
The Mayonaisse Affair (not YA, looks more like adult erotica)
The Compassionate Rebel Revolution (2011, not YA, not fiction)
The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics (1990, not YA, not fiction)

Pending further investigation, it looks like Shutter by Courtney Alameda and The Elite by Maggie Hall might have gotten pushed to 2015. But not sure, so they're still on the list for now.

Question marks....

The Cellar by Natasha Preston (self pubbed, doesn't look YA)
The Heiresses by Sara Shepherd (I know she's written YA, but this looks like an adult series)
The Eyes That Drowned Iyuni (self-pubbed book, does not appear to be YA. Should it be on the list?)


message 39: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Got confirmation that Shutter by Courtney Alameda was pushed to Jan 2015, so I removed it from this list.


message 40: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed for publication date....

Perfect Ruin (2013)
The Fault in Our Stars (2012)

Removed for not being YA....

Copper Magic (middle grade)
The Prank List (middle grade)
The Good Luck of Right Now (adult)


message 41: by Heather (new)

Heather City of Heavenly Fire, The Forever Song, and Blood of Olympus. The authors suck. WANT TO KNOW WHY!!!??? BECAUSE THEY MAKE ME WAIT. For probably like, two fucking years. I CAN'T HANDLE THIS!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS MADNESS!!!


message 42: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed these....

Divergent (2011)
Perfect Ruin (2013) - again!
The Golem & The Tzaddik (2013)
Shadowkiss: A Graphic Novel (2013)
A Day at the Inn, a Night at the Palace and Other Stories (2011)


message 43: by Heather (new)

Heather Rainbowheart wrote: "Removed these....

Divergent (2011)
Perfect Ruin (2013) - again!
The Golem & The Tzaddik (2013)
Shadowkiss: A Graphic Novel (2013)
A Day at the Inn, a Night at the Palace and Other Stories (2011)"

Why did it remove Divergent and Shadowkiss; A graphic novel!!
D:


message 44: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Heather, for wrong publication date. This list is only for books with a first publishing date of 2014.


message 45: by Heather (new)

Heather Oh...
Well, I'm stupid :P


message 46: by Cillian (new)

Cillian Heather wrote: "Oh...
Well, I'm stupid :P"


Yeah, pretty much, but you're not alone.

@Rainbowheart, any chance you can fix Janessa's votes?
My god, I don't think she voted for a single 2014 book; I sometimes wonder how hard is it to read the header of a list BEFORE adding shit.
Next thing you know they're going to add Pride and Prejudice to the 2014 new releases list.
Holy shit.


message 47: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Hi Tsunami, I will go ahead and take care of that! Sometimes I think people get confused and just add books they've read in 2014 instead of understanding that the list is supposed to be for books *published* in 2014.


message 48: by Cillian (new)

Cillian True that, but I wish this was the only "adding for the sake of it" listopia case I came across.
The other day I came upon this list that was for "the worst HIGH FANTASY books ever".
People added contemporary romance, self improvement, history, current affairs, etc.
I'm glad that at least someone is fixing this, so thank you, Rainbow.


message 49: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart Removed for wrong publication date....

Fangirl (2013)
Revolution (2010)
The Diviners (2012)


message 50: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Removed Cinder, since it was published in 2012.


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