Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2013

This week's Top Ten Tuesday theme (meme hosted by the bloggers of The Broke and Bookish) is one I've been waiting on for a while.  There's nothing like checking and re-checking the release dates on your most anticipated books for the year (and nothing worse than when publishers push back those release dates!)  So here are my current most anticipated books to be published in the year 2013 (assuming we survive that Mayan apocalypse, of course).

January 2nd
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.

January 8th
 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.

January 22nd
 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!

February 13th
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. 

March 26th
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.

April 2nd
 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.

April 15th
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.

June 18th
 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!


Blogger10 said...

The Gaiman book is being released on your birthday, and S King's Doctor Sleep is coming on my birthday. We are both getting great presents next year. :)

Great list! I am super excited for the Gaiman book.

Jenny @ Book Sojourner said...

Great choices. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea looks really good.

My Top Ten:

Tammy Sparks said...

I love that you have Unfettered on your list. I'm planning on ordering a copy, unless they sell out first:) We have quite a few in common, yea! I'm still trying to fit Hounded in to my schedule, but that's one of my goals next year is to read all Kevin Hearne's books.

Great list! Thanks for visiting:)

Kat said...

@Tammy Sparks-- I am just now seeing Unfettered around other people's blogs, but glad to know it is so anticipated-- I'm so excited! Definitely recommended the Iron Druid books. :)

@The WellRead Redhead-- Love all this bookish fate! Hope you enjoy your b-day present as much as I know I'll enjoy mine!

Anonymous said...

The cover for Paper Valentine is totally awesome. I can't wait to read this one. I was just approved for it on Netgalley this morning. So excited!

Can't believe it is almost 2013!

Aylee said...

Yup, totally agree with these choices!! Especially Prophecy - don't know too much about it either, but I think it has Korean culture influences, which I think is really cool. I have been hearing amazing things about The Archived, as well!

Kat said...

@Aylee-- Had no idea Prophecy had Korean influences-- all the cooler! Yes, The Archived looks so good: more complex than The Near Witch, but hopefully with that same haunting feel.

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