GoodReads Choice Awards 2014 Finals
Now it’s time to vote for goodreads Choice Awards 2014 finalists. Now we have 10 books for each category. Frankly, I’ve been disappointed for the Fantasy and the Science Fiction categories. Nearly half of my favorite books has been eliminated.
Three of my favorite fantasy books could not pass to the finals, but still they are in the best of list for me. These are;
- Fool’s Assassin (The Fitz and The Fool Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb
- Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War #1) by Mark Lawrence
- The Broken Eye (Lightbringer #3) by Brent Weeks
May be this is related to my personal choices on sub-genres. I mostly like epic fantasy and space opera.
To see my semi-final votes, you can check this page.
Anyway here you can find some information on the finalists and my choices. Some of them has not changed till the semi-finals.
Best Fantasy Books of 2014Words of Radiance: The war with the Parshendi will move into a new, dangerous phase, as Dalinar leads the human armies deep into the heart of the Shattered Plains in a bold attempt to finally end it. Shallan will come along, hoping to find the legendary, perhaps mythical, city of Urithuru, which Jasnah believes holds a secret vital to mankind’s survival on Roshar.
- Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive #2) by Brandon Sanderson
- The Slow Regard of Silent Things (Tales from Temerant) by Patrick Rothfuss
- Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher
- The Magician’s Land (The Magicians #3) by Lev Grossman
- City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
- The Witch With No Name (The Hollows #13) by Kim Harrison
- Magic Breaks (Kate Daniels #7) by Ilona Andrews
- The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness
- Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs
- Up From the Grave (Night Huntress #7) by Jeaniene Frost
Best Science Fiction Books of 2014Lock In: Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. Four percent suffer acute meningitis, creating the largest medical crisis in history. And one percent find themselves “locked in”—fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus.
- Lock In (Lock In #1) by John Scalzi
- Earth Awakens (The First Formic War #3) by Orson Scott Card, Aaron Johnston
- Influx by Daniel Suarez
- The Long Mars (The Long Earth #3) by Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Annihilation (Southern Reach Trilogy #1) by Jeff VanderMeer
- California by Edan Lepucki
- The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
- Sand Omnibus (Sand #1-5) by Hugh Howey
- Apolonia by Jamie McGuire