2014 Reads

Noteworthy Books I read in 2014 and the ratings I give them.

Crux – Ramez Naam – B+       As good as the first in the series, Nexus.

Takedown Twenty – Janet Evanovich – C-   When is something going to actually HAPPEN in this series. Getting really old.

Pandemonium – Scott Sigler – A      Awesome ending this this amazing trilogy!

Brilliance – Marcus Sakey –  A-    This guy just gets better and better.

The Martian – Andy Weir – B+     LOTS of science and I mean LOTS, but a good story. Looking forward to more from this new author.

The Winter People – Jennifer McMahon – A   If you have never this woman you should.

The Chase- Janet Evanovich – B+   Very entertaining, Better than the Plum series now.

The Accident – Chris Pavone – B    Good story and premise, but a bit hard to read due to the jumping all around in time aspect of the book.

Conspiracy of Faith – Jussi Adler-Olsen – B-     Part of the Department Q series. Quite long, took me a while to get through it as not quite as good as the others in the series.

Fire and Floor – Victoria Scott – A     1st in series, dystopian story, very good!

The Testing – Joelle Charbonneau – A      1st in series, dystopian story, very good!

Independent Study – Joelle Charbonneau – B+     2nd in series, not quite as good as the first, but still very enjoyable.

The Kill Switch – James Rollins – B      Tucker Wayne and Kane novel. It was OK, kind of dragged on at the end.

The Lincoln Myth – Steve Berry – B     Bery books are always good and sometimes great. This one was just good.

Those Who Wish Me Dead – Michael Koryta – B+     Good book. Great characters that you really cared about.

Mr. Mercedes – Stephen King – A       So Awesome! A real creeper for a main character.

The Farm – Tom Rob Smith – A     Way different from the Child 44 series, but just as good. Will appeal to a wide audience.

The Three – Sarah Lotz – C-     Great premise for a story. I stuck with this almost 500 page monster thinking/hoping for the ending to make it worthwhile, but it is not. I do not recommend. Very disappointing.

Boy Nobody – Allen Zadoff – B     Series premiere. Good YA series about a 17 year old assassin.

Graduation Day – Joelle Charbonneau – B      Series Finale. Good ending.

Identity – Ingrid Throft – A      Excellent 2nd in this series.

Top Secret Twenty One – Janet Evanovich – C     Again, nothing new here. Some funny moments, but its getting old.

The Catch – Taylor Stevens -B

The Beast in the Red Forest – Sam Eastland – A    Excellent!

Magicians Land – Lev Grossman – B   Final installment in the trilogy.

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline – A   Excellent video-game type story. Hope there is a sequel.

Stephen King – Revival




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