Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Top 10 Tuesday (8)

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!


This week's Top 10 theme is: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For 2013!  I'll give you guys a little heads up here: I'll probably be cheating profusely in this one ­(>.<) and featuring books from series' I haven't finished yet or in some cases - haven't even started yet!  Everybody got it?  Ok - here we go:



1. Poison by Bridget Zinn Featuring a 16 year-old female protagonist who is a skilled Potions Master who's botched attempt to assassinate the kingdom's future ruler in the name of peace forces her to go on the run.  If that premise wasn't enough, the gorgeous cover nearly took my breath away!

2. Divergent # 3  by Veronica Roth This as-of-yet untitled final installment in the Divergent Trilogy is only coming out late in 2013- and with the way Insurgent ended, I have a feeling it's going to be a loooong wait.

3. MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza MILA 2.0 is another upcoming release that boasts a stunning cover along with a promising premise: a YA Bourne Identity style read with a female lead.  If this is anything as good as it looks - we're in for a treat!

4. The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus # 4) by Rick Riordan I'm totally cheating on this one since I haven't even started The Heroes of Olympus Series....but as soon as I saw the title to this one I was excited.  I wonder if that says anything about me - that I'm excited about Hades?  o.O  Anyways, I am excited, I always found the stuff Riordan wrote about Hades & Niko really interesting in the Percy Jackson series so I can't wait to start the HoO series so I can get into this installment & learn more about Hades :D

5.  The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell  As a HUGE fan of high fantasy, I'm always on the lookout for promising new books in the genre.  I was beyond excited to discover The Cadet of Tildor which seems like a YA cross between Lord of The Rings & A Song of Fire & Ice.  The initial reviews are looking promising, can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

6. Apollyon (Covenant # 4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Let's all take a moment to gush at the glory that is the cover for Apollyon.  Seriously, look at the pretty! Ok, so I haven't even read books 2 or 3 but I'm already anxiously awaiting the release of this one!  Half-Blood & it's mini-prequel Daimon already have me hooked and it's taking all my self control not to plow through Pure & Deity which are sitting on top of my bookcase...taunting me...*gah*

7.  Prophecy by Ellen Oh  Dystopian meets high fantasy in this first book in an expected trilogy.  The premise seems to have a healthy mix of mystery & action which sounds perfect to me. It also features dragons & a kick-ass female warrior.  What more could you possibly want?

 8. Burned (Dani O'Malley #2) by Karen Marie Moning I'm cheating for this one as well, since I don't even own a copy of Iced yet *hangs head in shame*, but I can't help but get excited at the prospect of more creamy goodness from author Miss Moning :D

9. Pulse by Patrick Carman With elements of Paranormal/Science-Fiction mixed in with a Dystopian world it's hard for me not to get excited about Pulse - especially considering there is a bit of romance thrown into the mix!  I've always been intrigued by the concept of telekinesis but I've never read a book regarding it, so I'm curious to see how all of this will work.

10. Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3 by Laini Taylor   I've only just started Days of Blood & Starlight and I can't get over how much I actually missedMiss Taylor's beautifully lyrical writing style & absorbing characters & world building.  I wish I already had book 3 at hand...

What upcoming releases made your Top 10 this week?
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20 comments:

  1. Divergent #3 is one that I can't wait to read either!

    I recently bought Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of BLood and Starlight. I need to make some time to read them because they sound fantastic - I'm sure when I'm done I won't be able to wait till the third is released either.

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    1. That's awesome! I hope you'll love both when you get around to reading them!! Thanks for stopping by Kate :)

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  2. I have a lot of the same picks, though I didn't do a top ten. I will be posting my list as part of a year end wrap up.

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    1. I'm not surprised our picks are similar ;) I'll be looking out for your post - I plan to do a 2012 retrospective post as well! Thanks for visiting Amy ♥

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  3. YES POISON! It sounds SO GOOD! And Mila 2.0 and The Cadet of Tildor and Prophecy!! I hope you love all the ones you're looking forward to! :)

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    1. Agreed :D Thanks for the nice comment & for dropping in Daisy!

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  4. I can't wait for Poison! It just sounds amazing. I hope Divergent #3 is as good as we're all expecting it to be! Brilliant list, thanks for stopping by mine! :)

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    1. YES :D And I'm definitely hoping the same for Divergent #3 Thanks for stopping by Hollie ♥

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  5. Divergent is for me what Clockwork Angel is for you - though I finally caved and bought it last Thursday. It'll be a while till I get to it though. I'm definitely curious about Poison too! I had a hard time resisting to request it on Netgalley...
    And I was definitely considering Laini Taylor's book! As soon as I finish my current read I'll dig into Days of Blood and Starlight ^^
    Thanks so much for stopping by my post! Love your list :)

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    1. LOL I love how you worded that Carmen :) I have had Clockwork Angel since I was reading The Mortal Instruments series...I really need to crack that sucker open! I'm glad you caved with Divergent though, hope you'll love it as much as I did!! I actually requested Poison on Netgalley but I haven't been approved...yet. And YAY @ DoB&S ♥ I'm only about 150 pages in but I'm loving it! Thanks for visiting!!

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  6. Awesome list! I completely forgot about Apollyon too, can't wait to read more of that series, as well as some others you have here :)

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    1. Thanks Kelsey & thanks for dropping in :)

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  7. Poison sounds awesome- going to have to add that to my TBR list, which is overflowing with all of the 2012 books that I still haven't gotten to yet, lol. Prophecy is also supposed to be amazing; I can't wait to read it, either. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. haha I can SO relate Lee :D but glad to have helped discover a new book in any case! Thanks for visiting ♥

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  8. Yes! You've done a great job with this list - a good mix of sequels and new series. The finales to Divergent and Daughter of Smoke and Bone definitely stand out (along with Clockwork Princess), because who ISN'T anxiously awaiting those endings? I have a good feeling that those authors aren't going to disappoint us! And you picked some excellent new fantasy reads, as well!! Gah, I really don't want to wait for these.

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    1. Aww thanks Aylee! And I agree - even if I have yet to crack open my copy of Clockwork Angel...I had planned to start once they were all out but I might not be able to wait! Just making this list made me doubly eager for all of these hahaha Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. I insist you start The Heroes of Olympus series because it is FANTASTIC. I love all of Rick Riordan's books, but this series is really my favorite of them all.

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    1. Woot! I love hearing that Alexa - thanks for the feedback...and for dropping by :D

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  10. I like your mix of books. And we are huge Rick Riordan fans in my house. That would have made my son's Most Anticipated list :)

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner!

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    1. Thanks Jenny - I'm definitely quite anxious to start the Heroes of Olympus series :) I appreciate the visit!!

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