Best of 2014

Posted: February 3, 2015 by Steven Diamond in *Best of 2014

Alrighty. 2014 somehow vanished. It was a wild year for all of us here at EBR, both professionally and personally. We’ll get into some of that down below, and in a separate post. Anywho! The Best of 2014! Yowsa, we had some killer novels this year. As usual, we don’t present the books in any order. And there are gonna be some books here that we haven’t even reviewed yet (again, this year was a bit crazy). And we didn’t even come close to reading everything…so feel free to poke and prod us in the comments about stuff you don’t see on this list!

THE BEST OF 2014

THE THICKET by Joe Lansdale (EBR review)
THE WIDOW’S HOUSE by Daniel Abraham
THE BROKEN EYE by Brent Weeks (EBR review)
SKIN GAME by Jim Butcher (EBR review)
DUST AND LIGHT by Carol Berg (EBR review)
THE RIVER OF SOULS by Robert McCammon (EBR review)
STELES OF THE SKY by Elizabeth Bear (EBR review)
WORDS OF RADIANCE by Brandon Sanderson (EBR review)
PRINCE OF FOOLS by Mark Lawrence (EBR review)
MONSTER HUNTER NEMESIS by Larry Correia
FEAR CITY by F Paul Wilson
CODE ZERO by Jonathan Maberry
VEIL OF THE DESERTERS by Jeff Salyards (EBR review)
GRUNT LIFE by Weston Ochse (EBR review)
TRIAL BY FIRE by Chuck Gannon (EBR Review)
RED RISING by Pierce Brown

MOST ANTICIPATED OF 2015

THE LIAR’S KEY by Mark Lawrence
THE MECHANICAL by Ian Tregillis
MURDER by Sarah Pinborough
THE BORDER by Robert McCammon
PARADISE SKY by Joe Lansdale
THE AUTUMN REPUBLIC by Brian McClellan
THE SPIDER’S WAR by Daniel Abraham
NEMESIS GAMES by James S.A. Corey
FALL OF LIGHT by Steven Erikson
TRIAL OF INTENTIONS by Peter Orullian
THE LAST RITE by Jasper Kent
GRUNT TRAITOR by Weston Ochse
VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK by Marie Brennan
RESIDUE by Steven Diamond (What?! Why, that’s ME!)
THE DEVIL’S ONLY FRIEND by Dan Wells
SONS OF THE BLACK SWORD by Larry Correia
GOLDEN SON by Pierce Brown
THE RED by Linda Nagata
THE FOLD by Peter Clines

Yeah. 2015 is gonna be fantastic. What do you think?

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Comments
  1. Doug says:

    No mention of the next Mistborn book? I think Brandon Sanderson is trying to release the next two this year.

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    • You know, I totally forgot about the Mistborn novels. Those should be good. That said, I do have some hesitancy and doubts. Some of my major criticisms of the Alloy of Law was the overuse of humor. Does every character need to try and be witty? Also, the steampunk/wild west vibe that was promised was severely lacking outside of the first chapter and the train portion at the very very end. The world didn’t feel much different from the prior trilogy.

      Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for them seeing as the Mistborn series is my favorite of Brandon’s stuff (not to mention I was one of the first people he ever pitched the idea to about pushing the Mistborn world into the future). But I’m going to be looking at it with a critical eye.

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  2. No Firefight love? Sanderson is probably my current favorite author (at the moment) and while it makes me a little sad that the Reckoners books seem to be written to a lower level, they’re still pretty fantastic.

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