Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2013

Today, for the Top 10 of 2012 Blog Event, we're picking our top ten books we're looking forward to in 2012. I've decided to make a list of books by authors I've never heard of and a separate list for books that are part of a series.

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To By Debut Authors

A fantasy with crime and political intrigue? A novel for fans of Tamora Pierce? Count me in! 

Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
 Another fantasy; I added it to my wishlist as soon as I saw "thief," "spy" and "court" in the synopsis

Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein
 I love stories involving revenge!

The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
 This one seems like a cute read, and reminds me of Jackson Pearce's As You Wish.
 I love the idea of being able to look into the future and then having to make choices.

The Collector by Victoria Scott
 Dante Walker sounds awesome! He better live up to the hype!
A girl who is a Nightmare? Sounds rather interesting ...
Parallel by Lauren Miller
 This one has a fascinating premise where a girl is subject to the reality created by her parallel self's decisions.
Twin sisters - one with the ability to relive the past and the other with the ability to go forward in time. Where the heck is my ability to time travel?!

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen 
"It is supposed to be a cross between "Gone with the Wind" and "Mansfield Park", but set into the future 200 years from now." This better be good!

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To By Established Authors
  1. 17 & Gone by Nova Ren Suma
  2. Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers
  3. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo 
  4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
  5. Everbound by Brodi Ashton
  6. Prodigy by Marie Lu 
  7. The Archived by Victoria Schwab
  8. The Rules by Stacey Kade
  9. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
  10. Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout


  1. i want the nightmare affair so badly

  2. The Cadet of Tildor sounds exactly like my kind of book! I'm also excited about The Nightmare Affair and I recently finished reading Through the Ever Night and loved I absolutely loved it!

  3. I haven't heard of any of those debut books; I'll have to look them up!

    I'm really looking forward to The Archived

    Jen @ Greeps Through the Shelves

  4. Ooooh, the Art of Wishing looks really promising! I can't wait for Everbound either. I haven't read the first book yet, but I love anything revolving around Hades and Persephone.

  5. Oooo yes, I can't wait for Pivot Point, The Collector or The Nightmare Affair either! I'll have to check out Maid of Secrets and Parallel, I think I'm going to need to add those to the list:) So much good stuff coming out next year! *happy dance*

  6. Thank you so much for including CADET on your list! I hope it turns out to be your kind of book!

  7. Thank you so much for including CADET on your list! I hope it turns out to be your kind of book!

  8. The Archived sounds totally epic! I'm really looking forward to it.

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  9. Ooh yes, good picks!! Pivot Point sounds awesome, and I'm so excited for Dark Triumph and Apollyon.

    Here are my Looking Forward to 2013 picks.

  10. I can't wait for The Nightmare affair! I love that's literally a nightmare haha. Great list.

    Here's my Top Ten at Bookmunchies (:

  11. Zahida, I want to just... HUG your lists! They're so so SO good! Thank you for introducing me to Parallel. That one sounds SO amazing, as does Pivot Point and The Art of Wishing. And your established authors list also sounds incredible. Prodigy (!!!!!), Just One Day (!!!!!), and Apollyon (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). AH! So much excitement!! I just read The Rules today, and I loved it! I hope you do, too, Zahida. :)

  12. Anonymous9:05 pm

    Fans of Tamora Pierce? Ohh, that's me, although I've read a trusted friend's review saying that Cadet of Tildor wasn't all that great unfortunately. Premeditated, The Nightmare Affair and Pivot Point (reading that soon!) all have killer premises. And 17&Gone, YESSS! SO excited!
    Great list!

  13. I read an ARC of Cadet of Tildor, but I couldn't finish it. It was so unoriginal and just didn't grip me at all, but hopefully you'll have better luck with it! :) On the other hand, Pivot Point and The Nightmare Affair sound amazing! I can't wait for Just One Day, personally, and I can tell you now that TtEN is AMAZING! :D I loved it! I also can't wait for 17&Gone, The Archived, and Everbound. So. Excited! :D


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