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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Post BEA: The 15 books I can't Wait To Read


To everyone's astonishment me and Tegan decided to combine our forces to try to not get duplicates.  And we succeeded! (though our sistership may have taken a huge hit...)  Very few books did we get dupes of and the ones we did largely was because we loved the author that much.

However as with anything there are favorites.  There are my babies that I love more than anyone else, and thus we have my Top 15 List, though they're in no other order.  Some won't be surprises, others may be.  Heck some you may not have heard of.  Regardless tell me in the comments--what are you excited about?

YOUNG ADULT

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Why?: New twist on being a vampire and being able to be mortal again
Release: September 2013
Expectation: I thoroughly enjoyed the short story, so I expect to thoroughly enjoy this longer novel that expands upon it.
Possible Hitch: Black and I have a love/hate relationship.  I enjoy her short fiction, but haven't enjoyed her longer fiction yet.

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Why? Chaol! Celaena! Silent Assassins! actually that's wishful thinking on my part :sigh:
Release: August 2013
Expectation: I frakking loved the first book (and novellas), and Celaena is pretty awesome.
Possible Hitch: I loved the first book so much I may have put this on a pedestal too high to climb.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
Why?: Its GodKing Brandon Sanderson, don't ask weird questions.
Release: September 2013
Expectation: I should enjoy it--superheroes, anti-heroes, godmod'ing characters...
Possible Hitch: Its a male POV and possibly not as complex narratively than I like my Sanderson books.


 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Why?: McNeil has impressed me with her suspensefulness--also multiverses!
Release: September 2013
Expectation: I should be relatively happy!
Possible Hitch: While I enjoyed Possess I wasn't completely satisfied with how it all turned out . Also multiverses are the new vampire I think.

Doon by Carey Corp and Lori Langdon
Why?: BRIGADOON AS A YA NOVEL nuff said
Release: August 2013
Expectation: I have every belief I will enjoy it.
Possible Hitch: Christian Fiction Imprints and I have notoriously bad luck...

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Why?: Its TORTeen and its about deities--I'm there.
Release: September 2013
Expectation: Reserved for judgement because...
Possible Hitch: I sincerely did not like ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD.


The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray
Why? Stepford Wives meets Survival Games...
Release: October 2013
Expectation: I should enjoy it, assuming I'm not mis-reading what its about.
Possible Hitich: I could be misunderstanding the plot.

This is W.A.R. by Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker
Why?: Amara (of Soho Press) recommended it to me and we had a lengthy converse on it.
Release: July 2013
Expectation: It sounds like a good tense thriller!
Possible Hitch: I know almost nothing else about it.

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Why?: I love the movie "Sliding Doors", and this is basically that, for teens.
Release: August 2013
Expectation: Fair to middling high.
Possible Hitch: I'm not a big fan of Suzanne Young...and never read Cat Patrick...

EVERYTHING ELSE


Shaman by Kim Stanley Robinson
Why?: Historical set during the Ice Age! Also Orbit!
Release: September 2013
Expectation: I was greatly interested in 2312 so that's a good sign.
Possible Hitch: I think there's only one character...

The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Why?: Its Amy Tan, who I've been reading since I was about twelve.
Release: November 2013
Expectation: This is her first fiction novel in almost a decade, so I am excited.
Possible Hitch: I haven't read fiction from Tan since I was a teen, so hopefully she holds up!

Charming by Elliot James
Why?: Well its Orbit and its about Prince(s) Charming being cursed...
Release: September 2013
Expectation: High, like very high.
Possible Hitch: Male POV and also I've read a lot of books with Prince Charming involved lately...


Parasite by Mira Grant
Why?: Its Mira Grant. 'Nuff said.
Release: October 2013
Expectation: Much higher than most, since again its Mira Grant.
Possible Hitch: I understand nothing about medical anything

Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
Why?: I picked it up by accident actually.
Release: November 2013
Expectation: I have none since well I just learned about it.
Possible Hitch: Austen related fiction and I have taken a sabbatical, so hopefully I'm over it soon.

Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Why?: SUPER VILLAINS AND EVILLLL
Release: September 2013
Expectation: SUPER VILLAINS AND EVILLLL make a fine cake
Possible Hitch: I wasn't a huge fan of Schwab's YA novels, so there's that.