Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Most Anticipated Reads of 2013

2013 should be another great year for reading. I'm looking to many beloved series and trilogies being continued or concluded, as well as some excellent looking stand alone novels coming out. I'm already saving up money for March and April. Those two months are going to be expensive.

Coming in January:
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd (YA): The first in an expected trilogy, this is about the daughter of the infamous Dr. Moreau from H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau. How intriguing. Releases January 29

Coming in March:
 The Runaway King by Jennifer Nielsen (MG/YA): The sequel to 2012's The False Prince, I'm very interested in seeing where Nielsen takes the story she has begun. I was unable to unequivocally love the first book, but the writing and concept have so much potential. I hope this book meets it.
Releases March 1
Mirage by Jenn Reese (MG): The sequel to 2012's Above World, I'm beyond excited about this one. Above World was one of my favorite reads of 2012. I love all the characters and can not wait to see what will happen next.
Releases March 12
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt (YA): I really enjoyed Leavitt's Sean Griswold's Head and think the concept behind this book is so adorable. Luckily I don't have to wait until March to read it as I have a galley. I will be reading it this month. YAY!
Releases March 26

It is important to note that R.J. Anderson's Quicksilver also comes out in March. I have read it and will be posting closer to the date. Trust me when I say you want to read it. I am looking forward to rereading it when my bought copy arrives.

Coming in April:
Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis (MG): This is the conclusion to the wonderful Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson trilogy. Both Bit and I are super excited about this one, but also sad that it will be the last one
Releases April 2
The Watcher in the Shadows by Chris Moriarty (MG): I still haven't seen a cover for this one yet. It is the sequel to The Inquisitor's Apprentice which was one of my favorite reads of 2011. I squealed a bit when I saw there was finally a release date for this one!!!
Releases April 2
This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith (YA): I read and really enjoyed Smith's The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight this past year and I think the concept for this one looks like fun.
 Releases April 2
Summerkin by Sarah Prineas (MG): Summerkin is the sequel to 2012's Winterling, which I loved. I am very much looking forward to following Fer as she finds her way in her new life. And I can not wait to see what Rook gets up to in this book.
Releases April 23

Coming in May:
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (YA): I'm not one of Perkins' super fans, but I enjoy her books. I enjoyed Lola even more than I did Anna, so I have high hopes for this one as I see her writing getting even better. I also have high hopes because this is the book I have been waiting for since reading Anna and the French Kiss. This book has JOSH. 
Releases May 7
A Box of Gargoyles by Anne Nesbet (MG): I really enjoyed The Cabinet of Earths and am looking forward to where Nesbet will take her characters and story in this volume. 
Releases May 14

Books that I am looking forward to that are supposed to be coming out in 2013 but have no official release dates (other than the month), covers, or, in one case-a title:
Across a Star Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
Ashtown Burials #3 by N.D. Wilson
The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson 
Dracomachia by Rachel Hartman (LOVE THE TITLE!)
Ring-Giver by Rebecca Barnhouse (Her website says in December!)
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow
The Whatnot by Stefan Bachmann
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

What books are on your radar for 2013?


Charlotte said...

I always make the false assumption that after Christmas I'll have a while to catch up on the books I missed in the past year, but always new books fall from the sky and demand reading! 2013 looks especially good that way....

Brandy said...

Me too! I am getting some catch up done though. I'm reading Goblin Secrets now and I am waiting for my copy of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities to arrive at our local bookstore. Can't wait to read that too. But yes, for the most part my sights have moved on to 2013.