Tuesday, July 09, 2013

11 Most Anticipated books of 2013 (Part 2)

Back in December I complied a list of 13 books I was looking forward in 2013. The list had 13 books that came out during the 1st half of the year and as promised this is the list for the second 2nd half of 2013 (narrowed it down to 11 this time).  Again, there are tons of great books coming out from now till December but the following books are what I'm DYING to read (books are listed in order of release date)!

Let me know in the comments if you're looking forward to the same books, or what books you're looking forward to reading! I would LOVE to hear what you all have to say! :)

Publication: July 30, 2013

The Kate Daniels series is probably one of the first Urban Fantasy series I read when I got back into reading in 2008-09'. I still remember buying the first 3 books on a whim after reading so many rave reviews for it, I took the books with me to Comic-Con that year and finished the 3 books in a matter of days. Kate Daniels is by far the most kick-butt character I've ever read and I love the growing chemistry/relationship she has with Curran. 

Publication: September 3, 2013

The October Daye series by Sean McGuire is another solid Urban Fantasy that I fell in love with. October is a changeling, half human and half fae. The book takes place in San Francisco and in the Fairies realm. The book is part mystery, and each book can be read as a stand-alone (although I suggest reading this series in order because there is an overall arc and character development still going on) because the main/individual problem usually occurs/ get solved in each book. I'm actually a book behind but will definitely read Ashes of Honor before book 7 comes out.

The Elites
 Publication: September 3, 2013

GAH! I love this cover and the synopsis sounds super cool...guards with superior DNA, and a boy named Butterfly?! Sign me up! This book will be published in the UK but the author said that US folks can probably buy it on Amazon!

 Antigoddess (Goddess War #1)
Publication: September 10, 2013

I love Greek mythology! The cover is very simplistic with the white feather but the drops of blood hints at a dark and sinister read.! I actually have this in my TBR pile but will be reviewing it a little closer to the release date. :)

 Thornhill (Hemlock #2)
Publication: September 10, 2013

Man, I cannot wait to read Thornhill. It feels like it's been forever since I read Hemlock.What made Hemlock standout from being a typical werewolf novel is the way it was written, the depth of the story was beyond just the paranormal aspect instead it raised more important themes such as friendship, love, prejudice, loyalty etc. Hemlock was by far the best paranormal-fantasy YA I read last year, and definitely a series not to be missed.

Publication: September 26, 2013

The whole gist for Shadows is that there are two worlds; Oldworld where there's magic and a Newworld where everything is technology/science. I was intrigued when I first heard of the synopsis, sounds like it's going to be an interesting book. (click link above to learn more.)

 Cold Blooded (Jessica McClain #3) 
Publication: October 8, 2013

I love love the first two books in the Jessica McClain series, and can't wait to see what happens in Cold Blooded since readers were left with a cliff hanger in book 2, Hot Blooded. I'm hoping to learn more about Jessica (her new abilities) and the prophecy. Also...more Rourke please! ;)

Parasite (Parasitology #1) 
Publication: October 29, 2013

Grant combines science-fiction, horror and dystopian genres in her new series, Parasite. I read the summary before there was ever a cover, and it definitely intrigued me...but with a cover like that shown above, you know it's going to be crazy good. I haven't read any books by Mira Grant (pseudonym) but I read her other books which she writes under Seanan McGuire and if this series is anything like the October Daye books, I have no doubt this is will be a hit.  

Publication: November 12, 2013

This is a fun alternative steampunk-victorian London, where the main sups are vampires, werewolves and goblins. I enjoyed Xandy's adventures in the previous two books, and look forward to reading more of the world that Ms. Locke has created.

Afterglow (Wildefire #3)
Publication: November 12, 2013

I can't wait to read Afterglow, especially how things ended in book 2, Embers & Echoes. If you enjoy mythologies/ or reading about different gods and goddess then you should definitely check this book out! There are tons of gods/goddess from different cultures all over the world. The first book took place in California, and the second book took place in Miami. I wonder if the gods/goddesses will have a new playground in Afterglow.

The Grendel Affair (SPI Files #1)
Publication: December 31, 2013

This is a new series from author Lisa Shearin who is known for her Raine Benares series, and a series I adore (If you haven't read this series yet, I highly recommend it!). I can't wait to for her new series, it sounds like so much fun, a secret organization battling those monsters that go bump in the night! The author goes in more detail about this series on her blog, and though she only gave readers a small one-paragraph snippet of  TGA...it was a really GOOD paragraph LOL.


  1. I can't wait for Magic Rises or Cold Blooded. Both are at the top of my must read list. LOVE both series.

  2. Okay - I was pretty stoked when I saw that Magic Rises is coming out in just a few weeks....

    Then I saw a NEW Robin McKinley book - Shadows! I love her work. Didn't even have a clue that a new one was coming out...

    and then you listed yet another novel that I am looking forward to - except I haven't even been able to get the first two yet...Amanda Carlson's books.

    Goodness, there's a lot to look forward. I enjoyed Kate Locke's first Queen book, Mira Grant's Parasite, and Lisa Shearin's The Grendel Affair looks good. I'm not sure what I like best - Urban Fantasy (especially with lower sexxin'up content) or SciFi. Love a good SciFi story.

    Thanks for the head's up on these new releases. :)

    1. Have you read Gunmetal Magic(Kate Daniel's world, 5.5)yet Mardel? I'm hoping to read that before Magic rises because it's a between-er book lol.

      I haven't read any of Robin McKinley's book but I heard lot of raves for Sunshine, might look into it.

      Yes, you should really read the Jessica McClaine series by Amanda Carlson if you get a chance...an awesome werewolf UF (not only weres though ;) )

      I read mostly UF, but once in awhile a good Sci-Fi catches my eyes. :D

      @Amber & @Mardel: Thank you for stopping by and commenting!!

  3. omg YES to Thornhill.. that is my most anticipated book of 2013 (along with Unravel Me which already came out, Requiem, and Allegient!)

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

    1. Thanks for stopping by Juhina!! I haven't read any of the books you mentioned >.< I know they're all dystopian, which I too enjoy. Which of the 3 series would you recommend the most?!

  4. Oh, now you have a few on here I've not heard of. And two that I'm on the edge of my seat to get as well - Magic Rises & Cold Blooded. :) Great list. I'll have to look into the others. :) Thank you!

    1. Hey Melissa! Thanks, I hope you get a chance to read them. I can't wait to get my hands on Magic Rises, thankfully it comes out THIS month! :P

  5. Oh wow a lot I've never seen before on your list. I am dying for the next Ilona Andrews one. It's one of my favorite series and almost here! Woot!

    herding cats & burning soup

    1. Thanks for stopping by Anna! The Kate Daniels is one of my top favorite series too, have you read GUNMETAL MAGIC? I hope you get the chance to check some of the books/series out!

    2. Nope I havent! I was swamped with reviews when it came out and haven't gotten a chance. I need to grab both of them and have a mini marathon. lol

    3. LOL. That sounds like an excellent idea, I might do a mini marathon too! :D