1. You didn’t mention Resistance by Knight — good book.

  2. Julie D says:

    Time to update my “to-reads” on Goodreads.

  3. Thanks for this series: sometimes it’s hard to keep up with the various indie efforts going around the spec world, and it’s nice to have a central listing. The library’s good, but it can be a bit … overwhelming.

    Per this list, I’m not following any of the series that are ending. Donita Paul is extremely prolific: didn’t she already finish two series? To have two books in a brand new series set to debut in the same year is a massive undertaking. I just won a copy of Jupiter Winds in a contest (which, aside from the library, is turning into my most popular method of gaining new reading material). I’ll post a review once I’ve read it.

    The last list is the one I’m most looking forward to. I loved the first book in the Anomaly series, which I got to read as part of the INSPY contest (it took home first place in the spec category), and I’ve already requested my library to purchase or borrow the next books in the series when they become available. I’m frightfully behind on my Goldstone Woods reading, but I consider Stengl one of the foremost authors in our genre. Finally, Otte has two books in the Failstate series releasing this year: Nemesis (the summary is way better than the cover) and Kynetic: On Target, a spinoff about a side character (now available on Amazon). I enjoyed the last two Failstate books, and perhaps more importantly, so did my cousin, a middle school boy.

  4. Thanks for the feedback, Michelle, and for the info about John’s second book in the Failstate series. I’m sure lots of his fans will be happy to hear this.

    Donita Paul has been moderately prolific. She’s been writing since 2004 and has ten books out now, I believe. The DragonKeeper Chronicles had six books, I think (though maybe five), and the Dragons of the Valley series had three, I believe. Now her new series, the Realm Walkers. This one is the most unique of them all. I love her inventiveness.

    Also, readers might like to know that Donita’s One Realm Beyond is available as an ebook at Amazon for $.99. Can’t beat that!


  5. Hannah says:

    Also, let’s not forget Anne Elisabeth’s other novel release of 2014, SHADOW HAND!

    Oh, and I was really surprised how impressed I was by THE WORD CHANGERS. Definitely not one to overlook!

    • Thanks, Hannah. I don’t know how Shadow Hand slipped by me. (It’s probably the next Christy Award winner, since Anne Elisabeth seems to have a corner on that award. 😉 )

      I also appreciate your endorsement of Word Changers. I almost bought it the other day. Not sure what stopped me. Time, I think. Anyway, I’ll put it on the list!


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