Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

Although it's fairly late, I decided to join Top Ten of 2012 hosted by Rachel from Fiktshun, Jessica from Total Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound by Books, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books, and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. This event is really fun so if you want to join, visit one from those links for further information about this year-end event.

I have done this kind of list on my Top Ten Tuesday post several weeks ago which contains most of books on the top I'm looking forward but I think it's a good opportunity to list some books aside from my previous list.

Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward To in 2013

Through The Ever Night
by Veronica Rossi
Summary from Goodreads :
It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

Walking Disaster
by Jamie McGuire
Summary from Goodreads :
Walking Disaster is Travis' POV.

How much is too much to love?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

by A.G. Howard

Summary from Goodreads :
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

Dark Triumph
by Robin LaFever

Summary from Goodreads :
Sybella arrives at the convent’s doorstep half mad with grief and despair. Those that serve Death are only too happy to offer her refuge—but at a price. Naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, the convent views Sybella as one of their most dangerous weapons.

But those assassin’s skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to a life that nearly drove her mad. Her father’s rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother’s love is equally monstrous. And while Sybella is a weapon of justice wrought by the god of Death himself, He must give her a reason to live. When she discovers an unexpected ally imprisoned in the dungeons, will a daughter of Death find something other than vengeance to live for?

This heart-pounding sequel to Grave Mercy serves betrayal, treachery, and danger in equal measure, bringing readers back to fifteenth century Brittany and will keep them on the edge of their seats.

Legacy of Clockwork Key
by Kristin Bailey

Summary from Goodreads :
A teen girl unravels the mysteries of a secret society and their most dangerous invention in this adventure-swept romance set in Victorian London.When a fire consumes Meg’s home, killing her parents and destroying both her fortune and her future, all she has left is the tarnished pocket watch she rescued from the ashes. But this is no ordinary timepiece. The clock turns out to be a mechanical key—a key that only Meg can use—that unlocks a series of deadly secrets and intricate clues that Meg is compelled to follow.

Meg has uncovered evidence of an elite secret society and a dangerous invention that some will stop at nothing to protect—and that Meg alone can destroy. Together with the handsome stable hand she barely knows but hopes she can trust, Meg is swept into a hidden world of deception, betrayal, and revenge. The clockwork key has unlocked her destiny in this captivating start to a trilogy.

Etiquette & Espionage
by Gail Carriger

Summary from Goodreads :
It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school.

Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is the bane of her mother's existence. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper etiquette at tea--and god forbid anyone see her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. She enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But little do Sophronia or her mother know that this is a school where ingenious young girls learn to finish, all right--but it's a different kind of finishing. Mademoiselle Geraldine's certainly trains young ladies in the finer arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but also in the other kinds of finishing: the fine arts of death, diversion, deceit, espionage, and the modern weaponries. Sophronia and her friends are going to have a rousing first year at school.

First in a four book YA series set 25 years before the Parasol Protectorate but in the same universe.

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
by April Genevieve Tucholke

Summary from Goodreads :
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

Isla and Happily Ever After
by Stephanie Perkins

Summary from Goodreads :
Falling in love in the world’s most romantic city is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year at the School of America in Paris, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to deal with the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever. Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.

The Lost Sun (The United States of Asgard #1)
by Tessa Gratton

Summary from Goodreads :
Fans of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Holly Black's The Curse Workers will embrace this richly drawn, Norse-mythology-infused alternate world: the United States of Asgard. Seventeen-year-old Soren Bearskin is trying to escape the past. His father, a famed warrior, lost himself to the battle-frenzy and killed thirteen innocent people. Soren cannot deny that berserking is in his blood—the fevers, insomnia, and occasional feelings of uncontrollable rage haunt him. So he tries to remain calm and detached from everyone at Sanctus Sigurd's Academy. But that's hard to do when a popular, beautiful girl like Astrid Glyn tells Soren she dreams of him. That's not all Astrid dreams of—the daughter of a renowned prophetess, Astrid is coming into her own inherited abilities.

When Baldur, son of Odin and one of the most popular gods in the country, goes missing, Astrid sees where he is and convinces Soren to join her on a road trip that will take them to find not only a lost god, but also who they are beyond the legacy of their parents and everything they've been told they have to be

The Falconer
by Elizabeth May

Summary from Goodreads :
Lady Aileana Kameron can sing, paint prettily, and murder the fae as easily as dancing a waltz. But how far is she prepared to go for vengeance . . . ?

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

18 year old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined to a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery kills her mother.

Now it's the 1844 winter season. Between a seeming endless number of parties, Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, every night she sheds her aristocratic facade and goes hunting. She's determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city's many dark alleyways.

But she never even considered that she might become attracted to one. To the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Nor is she at all prepared for the revelation he's going to bring. Because Midwinter is approaching, and with it an eclipse that has the ability to unlock a Fae prison and begin the Wild Hunt.

A battle looms, and Aileana is going to have to decide how much she's willing to lose - and just how far she'll go to avenge her mother's murder.

And... it's not a butt-hurt to add ten more from my last TTT, rite? ;)
1. Dhvergent #3 by Veronica Roth
2. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
3. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
4. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
5. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
6. Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
7. Taken by Erin Bowman
8. Rush by Eve Sliver
9. Reboot by Amy Tintera
10 . Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris

And still moar of them!
Kind of sad because some of my favorite series would be end next year but yes totally excited to read how the end will be. They all sound really intriguing and AWESOME, the summaries sound promising and I really can't wait to read them all. I found some new steampunk series like Legacy, Falconer and Finishing; so excited to read them because the steampunk series I've ever read is just Infernal Devices series and it will meet its end on 2013 too *sad*.

What book you are looking forward the most in 2013? Maybe you can suggest me some awesome titles released on 2013 I should / have to read? ;)
Thank you for visiting and have a nice day everyone~! ^^


Tirta Pangestu Putri said...

I'm now getting more & more interested in Beautiful Disaster after knowing that there will be Travis' POV ^^

And Isla & The Happily Ever After! Yes yes yes!

LRAtRandom said...

I just recently heard about Splintered but it sounds so good!

Jen @ Greeps Through the Shelves

Amy @ Books, College, and Other Random Things said...

I also just recently learned about Splintered. I actually think I read it on a previous list of the Top 10.

Claire said...

Splintered and Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea are both new to me and sound totally epic. Both are now on my 2013 wishlist :)

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

Vi Nguyen said...

Great list! I can't wait for Isla too. I still need to read Grave Mercy, but I hear it's awesome!

Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
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roro said...

i loved splintered and can't wait for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

my top books

Sunny Duvall said...

I can't wait for most of these either, Elisa! Makes me giddy and absolutely impatient all over again to see them :)

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