The Compulsive Reader: Ten 2013 Releases I'm Looking Forward To

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ten 2013 Releases I'm Looking Forward To

As the year winds down, I always get really excited about the prospects of brand new books and worlds to discover! The year 2013 is shaping up to be an excellent one for books, and here are a few that I am excited about reading!

The Color of Rain by Cori McCarthy

May 14th, 2013

I am beyond excited for this book--I really like science fiction, and The Color of Rain looks like it will be a bit different from most science fiction in the YA and New Adult markets. On top of how awesome this book sounds, I've had many conversations with Cori about books and writing, and she is very lovely, smart, and funny, and I'm sure her writing will reflect that.

Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta

Fall 2013

There isn't much info floating around the web about this one yet, but I do know that it will be out later in 2013 and it is sci-fi with space travel, guitars...and I think pirates. I've also met Amy Rose and she is intelligent and very sweet, and her description of the book completely sold me! No cover for this one yet, but you better believe I'll be blogging it once I see it!

Burning by Elana K. Arnold

June 11, 2013

I was initially drawn to this book by its cover--it reminds me of the cover of The Story of Us by Deb Caletti--and the description of a gypsy girl that tells fortunes really intrigued me. I'm going to be very curious to hear more about this book!

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

March 1st, 2013

English major confession time: I've not read Walden by Henry David Thoreau, although I have read many of his essays and some excerpts. However, I just love the idea of a YA novel incorporating Thoreau's work and the edge of the mystery of who the protagonist really is.

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

April 2, 2013

I love, love, love Jennifer E. Smith's books, especially The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight! Smith is just so good at writing romances with a touch of serendipity and a lot of heart. This book looks like it will have the same elements that made me fall in love with her last book, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

May 7, 2013

I've never been able to get into Andrea Cremer's Nightshade books, but I really enjoy David Levithan's work, and I am loving the concept of an invisible male lead only visible to the female protagonist. I am so excited for this collaboration, and I am loving that cover!

Also Known As by Robin Benway

February 26th, 2013

Robin Benway is without a doubt one of the funniest YA writers I've ever read. Audrey, Wait and The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, and June are among my favorite YA books. I was so excited to see that she has a new release in 2013, and although I am not crazy about this cover, I can't wait to see what Benway will do with a daughter of spies!

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

February 5th, 2013

My favorite supernatural/steampunk series of all time is Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate, and I was heartbroken when the series ended this past year. Luckily for us, Carriger is releasing her first YA book in Etiquette and Espionage, and the story is set in the same world as her other series! Yay!

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr

May 7th, 2013

Sara Zarr is such a talented writer; How to Save a Life and Once Was Lost were two books that I fell in love with immediately, and I continue to recommend as often as possible at the bookstore. The Lucy Variations is about music prodigies, which will be very interesting, and the mystery of why Lucy stops playing is intriguing.

Golden by Jessi Kirby

May 14th, 2013

I wasn't wild about Moonglass, but I really enjoyed In Honor and I love the literary influences in this book! The protagonist is a descendant of Robert Frost, and a good girl who plays it safe, until she must solve a mystery in the town she lives in. I love the sound of that! And I'm guessing that the title is taken from Frost's poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay."

It goes...

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold. 
Her early leaf's a flower; 
But only so an hour. 
Then leaf subsides to leaf. 
So Eden sank to grief, 
So dawn goes down to day. 
Nothing gold can stay.

This is just a small selection, and doesn't include the 2013 books I've already read, nor the sequels and final books by Lauren Oliver, Laini Taylor, Gayle Forman, Maggie Stiefvater, Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian, and Tahereh Mafi that I plan on reading!

What are you looking forward to reading in 2013?


Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to many of the same ones! I think 2013 is going to be a pretty exciting year :D

LinWash said...

Cori's book, definitely. I'm also looking forwward to Natalie Whipple's book, Transparent.

ivanova said...

I'm looking forward to Pantomime by Laura Lam, The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Since You Asked by Maurene Goo.

Amie Kaufman said...

Thanks for this, I've just picked up a few new TBRs!