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.
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.
Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi
The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
What's your Top Ten this week?