Prophecy (Dragon King Chronicles #1) by Ellen Oh
I confess I don't know too much about this one, other than that it's YA and has the words "dragon" and "king" in the series title. Double win.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff
A new YA paranormal-type book by Replacement author Brenna Yovanoff, with a very cool cover. I haven't read much paranormal lately, but it seems like some promising books by good authors will be coming out in 2013.
The Archived by Victoria Schaub
New YA novel by the author of The Near Witch, which was a quick and creepy read. It has a fascinating, complex premise: from what I gather, Librarians (with a capital L) are charged with keeping the stories of the dead safe in an Archive (also capital A).
Sometime in January
Unfettered by Terry Brooks and many other authors
This is, so far, my most anticipated anthology for 2013. It is a "theme-less" anthology, with just the best fantasy and speculative writers submitting short stories from their own literary universes. The book will include stories by Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles), Naomi Novik (Temeraire), Mark Lawrence (Prince of Thorns), Carrie Vaughn, and Brandon Sanderson. It's a very impressive author line-up!
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
I still haven't read Shades of Gray (that would be Ruta Sepety's earlier YA World War II novel, not the soft porn book), but this book already has great early reviews and I know the author by reputation and the reviews of others as pretty brilliant.
A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin
Yes, I know it's already been released, but the paperback edition won't be until March. I can't wait to snap up that very hefty paperback to add to my collection of A Song of Ice and Fire paperbacks and re-read it again without the risk of accidentally dropping the hardcover and breaking a few toes.
Light (Gone series # 6) by Michael Grant
The last book in the dystopian Gone series is almost here, at long last! I feel like I have spent years of my life waiting on these books.
Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
This one has a beautiful cover and an awesome premise. Sounds like another paranormal with rare promise-- too bad the release date is still so far away.
Hunted (Iron Druid Chronicles #) by Kevin Hearne
I still have yet to read Trapped, which was just released today! (What is wrong with me, I must go buy it now!) Hunted doesn't even have a final cover yet or a release date, but it is still at the top of my most anticipated list.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
This latest Neil Gaiman (!!!) book will be released on my birthday. It's fate. Has to be. I really have no words for my excitement over this one. The premise sounds sort of American Gods-esque.
I'd love to read what books ya'll are all anticipating this week, so I can visit back and add more books to my already threatening-to-topple mental TBR stack!