Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For 2013

 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where each Tuesday bloggers compile their top ten list on a certain subject.  I've seen quite a few people doing these and thought it was finally time I jumped on the band wagon!  This Tuesday it's Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2013.  Let me tell you it wasn't easy whittling this list down to 10, but here we go:

1.  The Glass Republic - Tom Pollock
I was nicely surprised when The City's Son turned out to be as great as it's cover and hopefully it's sequel will be no different.  I loved the way Pollock twisted aspects of the city and turned them into this fantastical world, and I'm doubly excited as Pen is the lead narrator this go-around.  Find out more here

2.  Scarlett - Marissa Meyer
Another second book for a burgeoning series, this time the second of The Lunar Chronicles.  The first book, Cinder, was a brilliant adaptation of the Sailor Moon/Endymion story (what do you mean it was supposed to mimic Cinderella?!?) and while Cinder's journey does continue in this entry, Meyer is introducing a new protagonist, which will hopefully expand the world and keep the story fresh.  Find out more here

3.  Hell to Pay - Matthew Hughes
While book one was intriguing, I fell in love with the characters in book two.  Chesney and Xaphan are back and it looks like there may be dinosaurs involved!  Find out more here

4.  Fuse - Julianna Baggott
 More from the dystopian world that Partridge and Pressia inhabit.  I thought the first book, Pure, was interesting and imaginative and hoping this will follow suit.  Find out more here

5.  The Life Beyond - Susanne Winnacker
I need more encounters with the creepy Weepers and to know about what's beyond the fence and why...like right now!

 6.  Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger
Gail Carriger is one of my favourite authors and I'm looking forward to new characters and her take on a Young Adult novel.  This is set in the same world as that of the Parasol Protectorate only some years earlier so I'm looking forward to more steampunk-esque antics.
7.  Omens - Kelley Armstrong

I'm going to miss the Otherworld series but I'm ready for a change.  Omens is still paranormal so Armstrong hasn't strayed too far and I'm hoping this will be as equally as enjoyable as any of her other works of fiction.  Find out more here

8.  Ink - Amanda Sun
Beautiful cover and set in Japan, Ink sounds interesting!  Find out more here
9.  iD - Madeline Ashby
No cover for this yet, but I'm very excited for the follow up to vN.  Madeline Ashby is a genius to make a simpleton like me understand a little bit more about robotics.
10.  The Blue Blazes/Cormorant - Chuck Wendig
Technically cheating I know!  However, the third Miriam Black book doesn't have a publication date from Angry Robot yet so while I'd be over the moon if it was released in 2013, I'm equally happy to get my Wendig fix in the form of his new novel that is being released in June.
So that's my Top Ten.  Did I miss anything out? 


  1. Love your list. We don't match at all. Just proves there are tons of great books coming out!

    My Top Ten:

    1. Indeed! Been great looking at other lists and finding books that I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

  2. I'm excited for iD! My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/top-ten-most-anticipated-books-for-2013/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. vN was my surprise love of the year, so I can't wait to for iD. Is it June yet?

  3. Great list! 2013 looks to be a promising year for reading! :)

    1. Thanks! It does, there's quite a lot of interesting books coming out and not enough time to read them in!

  4. I'm SO excited about Hell to Pay! Those books were one of my favorite discoveries this year :) Although I was a little put-off by the ending of the second one (the changes with Chesney), but we'll see how it goes. I bet the third one will be great!

    1. I agree about not liking the changes with Chesney, and I'm hoping they have a bit more crime fighting in Hell to Pay too. Plus more Xaphan. More Xaphan is always good!