Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2013 (11)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week, bloggers post a top ten list based on a bookish theme. This week's Top Ten Tuesday was a fun topic!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2013

1. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King - The sequel to The Shining! In Doctor Sleep, Dan Torrance, the little boy from The Shining (RED RUM RED RUM), is all grown up. I have yet to read The Shining, but I have seen the movie directed by Stanley Kubrick (Here's Johnny!). I will definitely have to read the first one before this sequel comes out. 

2. Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare - I love this series (even more than The Mortal Instruments series). It's my guilty pleasure because I usually don't go all fangirl on a series. But that changed with two words: Will Herondale. This is supposed to be the final installment in The Infernal Devices series, but Clare has already changed her mind before. I honestly would love to see this series continue. 

3. Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo - First, of all Leigh Bardugo is wicked cool. And her first name is my middle name with the same spelling (completely irrelevant)! I loved Shadow and Bone, and I cannot wait for the second installment (mainly for some more Darkling). June?!? It could be centuries away. 

4. Jim Henson's Labyrinth by Ted Naifeh, Adrianne Ambrose, and Cory Godbey - A prequel to Jim Henson's masterpiece Labyrinth? Count me in! Labyrinth remains one of my favorite movies to this day. I had a Labyrinth poster in my dorm room for years with David Bowie just staring me down. I have to admit I had a huge crush on him in that movie. Why? Who knows? The hair? The tights? For a children's movie, they didn't leave much to the imagination with those tights of his (just saying). And now a prequel about Jareth? As a graphic novel?!? I love pictures! I have to read this now! 

5. The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #3) by Rae Carson - This series started off slow for me but then I fell in love with the world Carson has created. The Fire and Thorns series has one of the best heroines of all time: Elisa. She is such a strong main character. And the plot never fails. Can't wait for The Bitter Kingdom! 

6. Clariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix - The Abhorsen series is easily one of my favorite series of all time, and I think I might have screamed for joy or did a little dance when I heard another book was coming out. Clariel takes place roughly 300 years before the events of Sabriel. I cannot wait to reenter this world, and I will definitely be rereading the others before this one is released.

7. Cold Spell (Fairytale Retellings #4) by Jackson Pearce - I am in love with Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales. They are just as dark as the Grimm fairytales, and I have an illustrated copy I love to look through. I was ecstatic when I heard Pearce is writing a retelling of The Snow Queen. That is fantastic! That tale needs more retellings. I hope to finish Sweetly and Fathomless by then since I have only read her Sisters Red

8. Raven Flight (Shadowfell #2) by Juliet Marillier - There's no synopsis as of yet, but there is no doubt that I will read this sequel. I enjoyed Shadowfell so much, and I cannot wait to read more Marillier. I also look forward to reading her Sevenwaters series.

9. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson - I've already featured this book in a Waiting on Wednesday, and I am more than ready for it to be March so this book is out. It's a Bluebeard retelling, and I cannot wait!

10.  City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Foster - High fantasy? Asian mythology? And a stunning cover and fascinating premise? This is definitely my cup of tea.

Honorable Mentions

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer 
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare

What's your Top Ten this week? 


  1. Shut the front door? A prequel to Labyrinth?

  2. Prequel to Labyrinth? Oh my.... I'm so glad for this week's topic and reading your post or I wouldn't have known about it! :D

    I think I need to start on the Infernal Devices too...

    1. Yay! :D I'm glad you now know about the prequel. And definitely try that series if you get a chance.

  3. OMG a prequel to Labryrinth?! Yes, must have! Thanks for letting us know about that one. I love that movie as well, and I gotta say I share your feelings on the Jareth crush. Great list! Here is my TTT!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

    1. Also did you know about the graphic novels that are like a sequel to Labyrinth? It's called Return to Labyrinth and it's about Toby.

    2. I had no idea! Definitely checking them out!

  4. This list makes me so happy. I didn't realize that the majority of these books were about to come into existence. Like I seriously need to reread the Abhorsen series and then the new fourth one!! And the Snow Queen retelling. And Bluebeard! Going to be a good year for sure.

    1. Yay! I can't wait till next year!

  5. I need that Abhorsen book in my life STAT. I loved that series so much when I first read it, and I believe I've re-read it twice since. It's just so brilliantly written!

    1. I need to reread it ASAP. I loved it so much too! :)

  6. 7, 8, 9, 10, how I love your list <3 Those are definitely on top of my lists!


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