Most Anticipated Books of 2013

I don’t normally participate in Top Ten Tuesday (which is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish) but I really like the sound of this week’s question and I would have done a similar post at some point anyway, so I decided to join in with you guys. This week’s topic is basically a top ten list of all those books that are being released in 2013 and you just can’t wait to get your hands on. Well, here are the books that I’m looking forward to reading next year (there’s probably a lot more, though).

Vortex is the second book in Julie Cross’s Tempest series. For me Tempest was off to quite a slow start and I know it took me a while to get into the story but once I did, I absolutely LOVED it. I loved the way Cross explained how this whole time-travel thing worked and it was really, really well thought-out. I can’t wait to read book #2!

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How We Met by Katy Regan

I stumbled upon Katy Regan’s How We Met on Kevin’s blog (I Heart Chick Lit) if I remember correctly and I instantly fell in love with the story. I love contemporary/women’s fiction, books about friendship and love so it sounds like the perfect book for me. The fact that it’s described as ‘laugh-out-loud funny’ makes it even more intriguing and even though I’m not familiar with Katy’s other books, this one is an absolute must-have for me.

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Hysteria by Megan Miranda

Those of you who have been following me last year might know that I LOVED Fracture, Megan Miranda’s previous book. Even though Hysteria is not its sequel, I still love the sound of the story and based on the author’s previous book, I have a feeling this one’s gonna be a fantastic read. Miranda’s writing is great so I’ve no doubts about whether I’ll enjoy this one or not.

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The First Last Kiss by Ali Harris

Ali Harris is someone whose books I’ve seen a lot in the past few months but never had the chance to read. I’ve heard great things about her previous book,  Miracle on Regent Street, and judging by the first chapters that the publisher posted a while ago, The First Last Kiss is going to be great. I actually do have a copy already but I don’t think I’ll have time to read it before the New Year. Can’t wait!

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Let the Devil Sleep by John Verdon

I love thrillers. When I put this book on my whislist a few weeks ago, I had no idea it’s actually the third book in a series but I hope they can be read as standalones as well. The return of a notorious serial killer who has been (so far) too clever to be found and a detective who makes himself a target in order to get the killer to come to him? Yes, please!

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The Fear Collector by Gregg Olsen

This one’s pretty similar to the previous book on my list, at least synopsis-wise. A notorious serial killer and well…. check out the description below and judge for yourself. I’m pretty sure Olsen will keep me on the edge of my seat with this one! Some of the Goodreads reviews are not too promising but I will definitely give this one a try. Let’s hope it lives up to my expectations!

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Lost and Found by Tom Winter

Lost and Found sounds like an emotional but yet quite hopeful and heart-warming story. It’s about a woman called Carol, whose marriage is in trouble and who feels as if she wasted her entire life. She’s so desperate that she eventually decides to write a Letter to the Universe. Albert is a widowed postman, who is approaching retirement age and is slowly being pushed out at his place of work. He is now responsible for sorting out undeliverable mail – and that’s where he finds Carol’s letters. Why do I have a feeling that I’m going to sob my way through this one?

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The Sweetness of Forgetting by Kristin Harmel

 This is another book that I already have a copy of but haven’t had a chance to pick up yet. And again, it’s one of those stories that I’m saving for days when I need something light and easy, something nice to read (as opposed to serial killers or long-winded classics). By the way, it’s set in Paris. Instant must-have, yes? Yes!

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What Will Survive by Mark Gartside

Did you see the movie Big Daddy? The one with Adam Sandler where he needs to look after a 5-year-old kid? When I first saw the cover of this book, that’s what it reminded me of. Even the story is similar (a little bit). It’s probably a lot more serious and touching than the film was (mind you, I bawled my eyes out when I saw the film) but still. I need to read this one!

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Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson

This one just sends shivers down my spine. The first two sentences of the synopsis are  “they think they are safe at home. Someone knows better.” *looks left and right* *starts biting her nails* Right. At this point I’m already convinced. Apparently, the police find a a body in a locked house and THEN a second body turns up in identical circumstances to the first. What they have to find out is how the murderer can get to victims in seemingly impossible situations (and of course, what links the victims). I’ve a feeling this one’s going to be amazing.

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So many January/February releases! Oh dear. *looks at the non-existent space on her bookshelf* What are you guys looking forward to reading next year? :) Any favourite authors?

46 Responses to “Most Anticipated Books of 2013”

  1. Cayce says:

    I can’t wait for Vortex, either. I ♥ everything time travel and Tempest was so good, but the ending nearly killed me.
    And I haven’t read Fracture, but Hysteria sounds really good.
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    • Vicky says:

      Me too! Although this was probably the best time travel book I’ve read so far. I mean.. not because it’s about time travel but I loved the way JC explained how this whole issue worked and how he could jump in time, etc.

  2. The Reading-ista says:

    Hi Vicky. Love the diversity of your list. I have discovered a couple of new reads. You rock!
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  3. Mama J says:

    I have First Last Kiss on my reading pile and can’t wait to read it as I loved Ali Harris’ Miracle on Regent Street last year. The cover is gorgeous.
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  4. I’m really looking forward to Hysteria too! I haven’t read Tempest yet, but I’ll hopefully get to it eventually. Vortex looks great!
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  5. Faye says:

    Oooh, you have some on there that I’m waiting for and forgot to add my own one! eeek!

    Lke Hysteria… and the first last kiss!

    And I love the sound of How we Met and What Will Survive!

    What a great list Vicky :) Thanks for sharing! :D
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  6. Hysteria is one of the books I can’t wait to read. And those mystery novels look really exciting too. I keep my list of most anticipated books of 2013 for next month, but I seriously doubt they’ll be just ten of them.
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    • Vicky says:

      I know, it’s so difficult to narrow it down to ten! Although most of them are Jan/Feb releases so if I knew what books will be released in spring/summer, it would be a seriously LONG list. Haha :D

  7. Awww, The first last kiss looks very cool!! LOVE the title!! :) :) And the others looks cool too! :) :)

    Greetings from Scotland!! <3
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  8. Kelsey says:

    Hysteria is on my list of books I want to read! I can’t wait to read another book by that author :)
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  9. I have Hysteria and Vortex on my TBR list as well, but some of these are nice surprises for me. Great list!

    Thanks for stopping by!
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  10. Molli says:

    YESSS. VORTEX and HYSTERIA. I just read HYSTERIA and once again, Megan has written a book I love. I know I’ll probably be scrimping and saving to buy a finished copy! And VORTEX, I can’t EVEN. I need that one in my life.

    Thanks for stopping by the blog, love!
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    • Vicky says:

      Is it THAT good??! Aaaah, I need to read it asap. I do have an ebook copy thanks to Netgalley so I should probably move it up my TBR pile. And yes! I NEED Vortex. Now. January just can’t come soon enough, huh? :)

  11. Tabitha S. says:

    OH! How We Met looks really good, I hadn’t heard of this until now so I’m pretty excited.

  12. The Sweetness of Forgetting cover is SO nice!! Though the book seems like it’s already out but not the edition you can get, right? :D
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  13. I’m not familiar with the books you listed. This just tells me that I need to do way more reading :)
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  14. I can’t wait to read a few of these myself! And thanks for bringing The Sweetness of Forgetting to my attention – I hadn’t heard of this one and it looks fab!
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  15. Locked in looks intense! And I can’t wait for hysteria :) Great picks.
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  16. Laura says:

    How we met looks like fun, and has a beautiful cover. There are lots of new to me titles on your list.
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  17. Hi! Great list. How We Met does sound really good. Thank you for stopping by my list. I do so appreciate comments.

    I love your blog design and header. Did you make it yourself?
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    • Vicky says:

      And thank you for visiting me back! :) Yes, I edited it myself. And then Bex from Kindle Fever helped me out when I moved from Blogger to this self hosted WP site so that I could keep my original design.

  18. Kaina says:

    I’ve heard alot of people saying how good Tempest was and can’t help but be intrigued by the concept. Definitely going on my TBR! Awesome list :)

    Kaina @ These Flying Pages

    • Vicky says:

      Thank you so much! :) Yes, Tempest is great! I think I didn’t really like how it started and it took me a bit of time to get used to it but once I did, it was awesome. I’m really looking forward to the next book!

  19. Shelver506 says:

    Oof. Just reading the synopsis of LOCKED IN makes my toes curl! Nice list, Vicky. :)

    My TTT:
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  20. What a terrific list. I’m really drawn to Lost and Found, it sounds like a great read.
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  21. Kay says:

    Great List! How We Met sounds good! I will have to check it out.
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  22. Fiona says:

    How We Met looks good! I’m looking forward to Maureen Johnson’s and Ally Carter’s new books in 2013.
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  23. Leah says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I will have to take a look at these books. They look interesting.

  24. Beckie says:

    Hi Vicky,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, Bittersweet Enchantment. :)

    Love your list. :) Some of your books I have never heard of but they sounds great.

    Have nice weekend,
    Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment
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  25. Hysteria sounds great and I really want to get to Tempest soon :)
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  26. I finished Hysteria by Megan Miranda a couple of days ago, and I loved it! 5 stars all the way!
    Should be posting my review tomorrow, if you want to check it out.
    I’d definitely say to pick it up!

    Dani :) xx
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