This one was difficult, y'all! There are SO MANY. And you know that I want every single one of them! In order to help narrow down my selections, I stuck to authors who I've read before and did not include any books that don't have titles yet. If you're interested in seeing my most anticipated debuts of 2013, then you can check out my 2013 Debut Author Challenge post.
Here are my most anticipated releases of 2013, in no particular order:
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (June 18) - A new Neil Gaiman book! OBVIOUSLY, I need this.
- Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins (May 7) - I really liked Isla in Anna and the French Kiss, even though she's hardly there at all. In fact, she made enough of an impression on me that I mentioned her in my review of Anna. Naturally, I'm super excited to read her story!
- Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (March 19) - So Clockwork Prince is, in my opinion, Cassie's best book yet. This gives me high hopes for Clockwork Princess, and I'm dying to find out what happens!
- The Archived by Victoria Schwab (January 22) - I really liked Victoria Schwab's The Near Witch, and the synopsis for The Archived sounds so perfectly amazing. A supernatural library of the dead from an author I know can pull off the appropriate mood and atmosphere for such a story - how could I be anything but thrilled about the idea of this book?!
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (October) - It's a YA book from Brandon Sanderson! Superhero apocalypse, people. NEED IT.
- The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson - Those of you who read my review of The Crown of Embers know that I'm now pretty desperate to get my hands on this. Hurry to me, The Bitter Kingdom! I neeeeed you. Also, Hector!
- Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (January 8) - I liked Under the Never Sky quite a bit, and though I'd probably not have named it a favorite at the time of reading it, I find myself growing ever more excited about its sequel.
- Dracomachia by Rachel Hartman (July 9) - Seraphina was one of my favorite books of 2012. I love the world that Hartman has created, and I can't wait to revisit it!
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (June 4) - Shadow and Bone was such a fun read for me. I'm not sure that I've enjoyed a villain as much as I enjoyed The Darkling in quite some time. I'm looking forward to exploring more of his sinister behavior, and I'm excited at the prospect of getting to know Mal a little better, as well.
- Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund - Peterfreund did such a great job retelling Persuasion while also making it new in For Darkness Shows the Stars (It was one of my favorite retellings.) that I am really looking forward to this new book, which appears to be set in the same world and is a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which I suppose I need to read now in order to prepare!
There are so many more books that I can't wait to put in front of my face, but these are the ten that are at the top of my list. What 2013 releases are you completely out of your mind excited about?