No Random Tuesday today. With all the shopping and family stuff, I haven't been surfing online much to find Random Things. Luckily the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish host Top 10 Tuesday and this week it's about those books we're all coveting that come out in 2013.
So I don’t often find out about new books until closer to their release (which is why many of these come out in January and February), but that doesn’t mean that I’m not desperately waiting for a ton of books in 2013. A lot of my favorite trilogies will be finishing up in 2013, I believe, so it will both be a satisfying and sad year. I’m also happy to see more series beginning that have a solid science fiction bend. I mean, the world does need more robots!
So these are 10 of the books I’m most looking forward to in 2013.
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (January 15, 2013) – This is one of those books that I will totally judge by its cover and the cover is awesome. It looks like a videogame and the premise involving the afterlife sounds like it’ll be a fun start to a new series.
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum (January 8, 2013) – I am so thankful that one of my top anticipated books of 2013 comes out 8 days into the year. I hadn’t heard about this book prior to it being featured on one of the Epic Reads webcasts. The moment I heard “robots”, I was filled with book lust. I NEED this book!
Bronze Gods by AA Aguirre (April 30, 2013) – I couldn’t get through this list without including a new steampunk series, now that The Parasol Protectorate is finished. This sounds like it’ll be a lovely adventure with gadgets galore and lots of action.
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza (March 12, 2013) – Not quite robots, but I’ll take androids too! Artificial intelligence that might not be so artificial? Gimme!
Fragments by Dan Wells (February 26, 2013) – Oh, Samm… you kept me up until 4am reading about your exploits and your first book ended in a way that left me heartbroken. I need to know how things move forward now that a cure is possible!
Ashes #3 by Ilsa J Bick – No title, no release date, don’t care. I need to know how this all ends! Who will survive, who will end up as a zombie? If you haven’t read Ashes or Shadows, now is the time to start - we’re giving away a copy of one of the books to one lucky reader (opened internationally).
Gone with the Respiration #3 by Lia Habel – My irrational love for Bram and his cohort of undead soldiers is not something I hide very well. I can only expect that this final volume (I think it’s the final volume) will be absolutely devastating, but I need to know Bram’s ultimate fate!
Asunder by Jodi Meadows (January 29, 2013) – I don’t often go for the more romance-y YA titles, but Incarnate was a pleasant surprise that I read in a single weekend afternoon. It made me feel fourteen again and I hope the sequel has a similar effect.
Override by Heather Anastasiu (February 12, 2013) – Glitch was a pleasant surprise and I’m eager to see where Zoe ends up, considering the betrayals she’s faced and the expectations placed on her shoulders.
Sever by Lauren DeStefano (February 12, 2013) – I really enjoyed Wither, but Fever left me feeling seriously depressed. I hope that Rhine gets at least a little bit of a happy ending, but mostly I want Gabriel to get through all of this still being as sweet as when it all started.
Books That Probably Should Be On This List
There are a couple of books that, if you’re a regular reader of Working for the Mandroid, will seem obviously missing. Books like Marissa Meyer’s Scarlet and Gail Carriger’s Etiquette & Espionage, the start of her very first YA series. That’s because I’m lucky enough to already have copies. Otherwise those two would be tip top of the list.