Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top Ten Most Anticipated for 2013

Man, you guys, this week's Top Ten Tuesday is totally torturous.  Do you know how hard it is to only pick out ten books that I'm excited for in 2013?  Yeah, it's next to impossible.  I decided not to feature books that already have ARCs of, because they've been featured in Book Hauls.  A few other books here have been mentioned before, but I had to discuss them again. I decided not to even touch Middle Grade here, because they'd really need their own post, but I hope to feature some soon.  Somehow...

Anyways, here is a tiny handful of the 2013 releases I'm eager to devour.

1.) Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Thanks to my first ever While You Wait post, you guys know I'm excited for this one.  As soon as I get my hands on a copy, I'll be enjoying it along with my Snuggie and a hot beverage. Or some ice cream. Or both.

2.) The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

Tamora Pierce meets George R.R. Martin? Say no more.

3.) Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

 I always enjoy a good dystopian novel, and this one is written by Lenore of Presenting Lenore.  I'm looking forward to picking it up once it's out.

4.) The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer

Steampunk by Andrea Cremer? Now, I actually have yet to read any steampunk novels, but given that Cremer has a PhD in history and writes awesome books, I'm faithful that this one will be totally awesome.

5.) Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Although Yovanoff's sophomore novel, The Space Between, is still waiting on my TBR pile, I loved The Replacement enough that I'll immediately pick this one up.  Plus, look at that cover!

6.)  This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

I adored The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and You've Got Mail.  This one is another no brainer to me. 

7.) 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma

I've had Suma's last novel, Imaginary Girls, on my TBR for a while now.  I'm a little dubious because it sounds another book that I wasn't in love with.  However, Kelly over at Stacked Books raved over how this book not only has a great story, but is also of exceptional literary quality.  Also? I'm rather in love with the cover of this one.

8.) City Of A Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster

 Can we talk about how much intrigue this cover creates? At first glance, it seems incredibly simple, yet there's so much detail. I must know what it all means!  AND the summary makes it sound like a wonderful, Tamora Pierce-esque fantasy.  I anticipate purchasing this one the day it releases.

9.) Invisibility by Andrea Cremer
 I'll admit to being a little dubious about this one. The summary doesn't sound entirely like my thing.  However, Andrea Cremer and David Levithan are both involved.  I'll definitely be giving it a shot.

10.) Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Um, DUH! I'm excited because this one finally has a summary on GoodReads. I believe Stephanie Perkins mentioned on Twitter that the May 7th release date was merely a placeholder so Penguin would have something to put in its catalog.  I'm hoping it'll be confirmed or denied soon, because I really want this book!

And those, my friends, are only a few of the books I cannot wait to read in 2013.  Let me know what books you're eager to read, because I'd love to know.


  1. Just One Day was so freaking good, Liz! I hope you get to it soon! I'm sending it around to a few bloggers but if they are done before it comes out I can put you on the list! So excited for all of these but the new-to-me one is the new steampunk Andrea Cremer! *off to Goodreads*

  2. Great picks!! Looking forward to so many of these.

    New follower via GFC : )

    My Top Ten

  3. 'This is What Happy Looks Like' sounds so good!
    My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/top-ten-most-anticipated-books-for-2013/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  4. Great list-I'm excited for all these books too! I love thinking about the awesomeness that is to come in 2013!

  5. Hey Librarian! Paper Valentine, This is What Happy Looks Like and Invisibility are all on my list, too. I was just approved for Paper Valentine on Netgalley, and am super excited to start reading it. I haven't read anything by Brenna Yovanoff before.

    I can't believe 2013 is right around the corner. How is that possible?

    1. I've only read The Replacement but I LOVED it!

      I agree. I can hardly believe it's nearly Christmas.

  6. The Cadet of Tildor sounds like a novel that I'm bound to love. The Tamora Pierce comparison alone is enough to sway me into wanting to read it already!

  7. What Happy Looks Like sounds like it will be a great read.

  8. Hey Liz! Thanks so much for including LEVEL 2! I have many of these books on my mental TBR -- 2013 is shaping up to be a great year for reading.



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