Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's top ten list features my most anticipated releases of 2013.

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 Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  1. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (June 18) - A new Neil Gaiman book! OBVIOUSLY, I need this.
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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?!
  5. Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (October) - It's a YA book from Brandon Sanderson! Superhero apocalypse, people. NEED IT.
  6. 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!
  7. 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. 
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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?

26 comments:

  1. Woah! I'm excited about Isla too and I didn't even realise she was in Anna. I'll have to reread it before Isla comes out (like I need an excuse)

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    1. She is! She's the girl who is drawing Josh's tattoo in her notebook. :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to The Archived too!

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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    1. The Archived looks SO GOOD. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. There are so many books on this list that I want to read like the new Neil Gaiman. Hope you enjoy them all when you get to them :-)

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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    1. The new Neil Gaiman book looks like it's going to be awesome. Thank you for stopping by!

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

    New follower via GFC : )


    My Top Ten

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  5. Awesome picks!! WAIT WAIT WAIT. There is a new Diana Peterfreund out next year?? HOW DID I NOT KNOW?? I need to also read Shadow and Bone apparently because I've seen the sequel on many a list! And honestly..you should be really excited about Through The Ever Night!! I liked Under The Never Sky but TTEN was AMAZING. OMG. Your love for Roar will SOOOOAR.

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    1. The release date for the new Peterfreund says 2013. I hope it doesn't get pushed back! I am REALLY excited to learn more about Roar in Through the Ever Night! And the way UtNS ended, I feel like this one can be epic. I'm glad you loved it - that makes me so much more excited!

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  6. YES, YES, YES to Isla! I cannot wait for that one. I need more Stephanie Perkins in my life!

    Also -- Through the Ever Night - -yayyyy! I got to meet Veronica at a signing last year and she's the sweetest person ever. Hearing her talk about Under the Never Sky was amazing! Cannot wait to see where she takes this story! :)

    Awesome list and THANK YOU so much for your comment on my TTT!

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    1. Everyone should have more Stephanie Perkins in their lives! I am going to be buying these the second they are released. Must know what happens! Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. This would have been the hardest post for me EVAR. I agree with your picks, but most especially The Bitter Kingdom (dying!), Clockwork Princess, and Through the Ever Night. But like I said, all of these are on my mental list. Great picks!

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    1. Gahhhhh, I know! I need more Hector so badly I can practically TASTE it.

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  8. I think everyone is ready for Isla and the Happily Ever After! Great list and I love the blog look!

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  9. Oooh! I hadn't heard of The Ocean at the End of the Lane but I'm totally intrigued!! Also, yes to Isla! GAH I can't wait for it!

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    1. The new Neil Gaiman looks awesome! It is a total must-have. Isla, too! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  10. I need the sequel to Seraphina AND Diana Peterfreund's next book like NOW. They both sound so good, and I loved their predecessors!

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    1. Dude, the sequel for Seraphina is going to be SO GOOD. Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Ever since that cover got released I've been dying to read The Ocean at the End of the Lane. It's beautiful! Great picks. :)
    My TTT!

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    1. It is, isn't it? The synopsis sounds pretty sweet, too. Plus, NEIL GAIMAN! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  12. Isla a very popular Top Ten item this week, along with Taken. They both sound like really great reads.

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    1. They do! I am so impatient for them. Thanks for stopping by!

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