Wednesday, 2 January 2013

13 Books for 2013

Happy New Year! I am feeling strangely positive about 2013, normally I hate new year but I plan to ride this positive wave all the way to...wherever it's going to take me.

I thought I would start the year off with the releases I am most looking forward to in 2013, and yes I've gone for 13 cause I'm just that cliche. I should have posted this earlier but I was too busy having my arse handed to me in Monopoly and catching up on Grey's Anatomy so here it is now.

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

This is the big one. If someone said to me, you can only read one book in 2013 I would cry and rage and spit and throw stuff and then I would pick this because I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS I REALLY NEED TO KNOW AND I HONESTLY CANNOT GUESS. Who will Tessa pick? What the HECK is Tessa? Who is brother Zachariah? JUST SOMEONE TELL ME HOW THIS ENDS PLEASE.

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

The ending of Unspoken was so painfully tragically awfully awful, how could this book not be on my list? Not only that, but SRB has gleefully been releasing horrendous snippets like this one that have left me in a state of perplexed bafflement. HOW DO I FEEL? someone just tell me.

A Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
 2013 sees the final installment of the utterly magical, outstandingly British Winter trilogy and I for one cannot wait to get some answers about Anna, her past, her mother, and her love life! I will be sad to see those beautiful covers go, too.

Divergent/Insurgent sequel by Veronica Roth

Currently untitled, all we know is to expect it in the latter half of 2013. But after the bombshell at the end of Insurgent, I cannot wait to see what Veronica Roth has in store for us, and for Tris and Four!

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

There has been so much Ally Carter love on my blog this year, and rightly so. I am just dying to find out what happens to Kat and Hale and the rest of the group. But mostly Kat and Hale. Well, mostly Hale. And I really, really want to know what his name is.

Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

The 7th Night Huntress book, and I feel like I have been waiting forever for this! I was a total latecomer to this series, which is weird because it is totally my thing. I have no idea when this is due out, I've seen February, April and horror of horrors, December quoted, so I guess I will just have to wait patiently for my Cat and Bones (but lets be honest, mostly Bones) fix.
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

I'm sensing a theme in my list, it is filled with books that are the sequel to books with  REALLY DRAMATIC AND CLIFFHANGERY ENDINGS and/or have hot boys in them. The Indigo Spell not only has both, but the aforementioned ending features that hot boy Adrian Ivashkov. Whilst I find the Bloodlines series a little lacking plotwise, I adore both Adrian and Sydney as well as the rest of the characters, and can't wait to see their story develop.

Cruel Summer by James Dawson

I was a huge fan of Britsh author James Dawson's debut novel Hollow Pike, so I absolutely cannot wait for Cruel Summer, a psychological thriller, to hit shops in August.

Because It Is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

I loved All These Things I've Done, and whilst the sequel was released in the US in 2012, us UKers have to wait till April to find out what happens to Anya in the wake of the last book. I can't wait to catch up with one of my favourite characters from 2012.

The Runaway King by Jennifer A. Nielsen

I loved The False Prince when I read it in 2012, and it pretty much kicked off the massive fantasy binge I went on at the end of last year. Sage is such a dry and funny character and I can't wait to find out what's happened in the wake of the revelations of the last book.

The Pirate's Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke

The Assassin's Curse was a late-2012 read for me, I read it in December but I loved it. I loved the idea, the way the characters were far from perfect and I loved the way the relationship between Naji and Ananna grew. I can't believe I have to wait all the way till June to find out what happens!

Infinite Sky by CJ Flood

The only debut novel on my list this year, I've been looking forward to Infinite Sky for what feels like forever. Described as a 'coming of age' story, I'm hoping it might have a bit of an I Capture the Castle feel to it. 

The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Ohhh Mara Dyer. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was my favourite book that I read in 2012, and I have been waiting a longgggg time for the sequel. Yes, it's already out in the US but I want the UK version!! I need answers. I need this beautiful writing. I need Noah Shaw. 

Other things I am looking forward to in 2013:

Double Crossed: Ally Carter is released a Gallagher Girls/Heist Society crossover eBook. Basically a dream come true for me. Learning to ice skate: My dad bought me ice skating lessons for Christmas! I used to be fairly okay at it, in the sense that I could you know, stay upright. But I'm hoping to get good and be able to skate backwards and do twirls and stuff. We'll see
ALL THE MOVIES: We have Beautiful Creatures, City of Bones, Catching Fire & How I Live Now all set to be released this year. 
Knitting: I knitted my first scarf in 2012, and I'm looking to knit my second in 2013...I actually really enjoy it, it's relaxing and it's cool to have a hobby, even if I'm not that great at it.

What are you looking forward to in 2013, books or otherwise?


  1. K, thats it. I'm reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer next.

  2. NO! You guys don't have THE EVOLUTION yet? My heart goes out to you! While I was only iffy on THE UNBECOMING, THE EVOLUTION was AMAZING!

    Oh, and CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. DUH!!!!! ;)

  3. I'm looking forward to so many of these too! The Evolution of Mara Dyer is amazing you will love it!

  4. Um, YES to this list. So impatient for Clockwork Princess, and finally getting all the answers... but I don't see how Cassandra Clare can possibly give everyone proper happily ever afters, and I'm anxious that someone (Jem? WILL?) is going to be sacrificed. Pre-emptive Feelings Of Sadness!
    Unspoken was one of my favourites of 2012, and I pretty much want to marry Jared except that this would not end well for me with him being so entangled with Kami and it's all so messy and heartbreaking and I NEED to know what happens next. So far I've been avoiding spoilers but I just might give in.
    Looking forward to all the movies, too!

  5. I am very excited about some of these too, especially The Indigo Spell and The Pirate's Wish. However, I just finished Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi and I want the third book so badly it hurts. Other than that, I don't think there's anything I'm really desperate for. Well, maybe Dracomachia by Rachel HArtman, but that's been pushed to 2014.
    Great picks!

  6. OH WHAT. WHAT. I just read the UNTOLD snippet. *cries forever* Darn my heart. It's all wibbly now. Cannot wait for that book.

  7. I can't wait to get my hands on Clockwork Princess! I'm dying here! :)

  8. UP FROM THE GRAVE! EEEE! OK, seriously. There's a reason you feel like you've been waiting forever. You have. It's been over a year, now, and given JF usually publishes two books a year it's DOUBLY long :P

    I did like Once Burned, though... but, you know, it's not the same. Nowhere near enough Bones :P

    Also, I totally haven't read Unspoken (all this talk about the ending TERRIFIES me), but I just read the snippet, and I'm grinning like crazy, "I have deeps." hehehehe ♥

  9. So many good books to come, seriously. CLOCKWORK PRINCESS! I must know! I have to know what happens! With Will and Jem and Tessa and ahhhh! Desperate for Divergent 3 too, and Perfect Scoundrels and The Pirate's Wish and Untold (JARED AND HOLLY AND ANGELA AND KAMI) and basically everything. Need these books.


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