28 December 2012

Today is the 5th and final day of our Top 10 of 2012 Event. My co-hosts and I hope that you've had a great time with the event this year and we'll be back again at the end of 2013! So, keep reading amazing books and have a wonderful New Year! Oh and here's my list for today's topic......

Top 10 Books I'm looking forward to in 2013 -

Title: Altered (Altered #1)
Author: Jennifer Rush
Publisher: Little Brown & Co., 336 Pages (January 1st, 2013)
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Synopsis: When you can’t trust yourself, who can you believe?

Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who’s stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.

Title: Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)
Author: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Atria Books, 448 pages (April 16th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Walking Disaster is Travis' POV.

How much is too much to love?

Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.

Title: The Collector (Dante Walker #1)
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen, 400 Pages (April 2nd, 2013)
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Synopsis: He makes good girls...bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.

Title: Fragments (Partials Sequence #2)
Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: Balzer + Bray, 564 Pages (February 26th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence--it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?

Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.

The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the eleventh hour of humanity's time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means--and even more important, a reason--for our survival.

Title: Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2)
Author: Bethany Griffin
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 400 Paged (April 23rd, 2013)
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Synopsis: Bethany Griffin continues the journey of Araby Worth in Dance of the Red Death—the sequel to her teen novel Masque of the Red Death.

In Dance of the Red Death, Araby’s world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she finds herself and discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her city.

Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball, though it could destroy her and everyone she loves…or it could turn her into a hero.

With a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, Bethany Griffin concludes her tragic and mysterious Red Death series with a heroine that young adult readers will never forget.

Title: Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)
Author: Veronica Rossi
Publisher: HarperCollins, 352 Pages (January 8th, 2013)
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Synopsis: It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder, Can their love survive through the ever night?

In this second book in her spellbinding Under the Never Sky trilogy, Veronica Rossi combines fantasy and dystopian elements to create a captivating love story as perilous as it is unforgettable.

Title: Up To Me (The Bad Boys, #2)
Author: M. Leighton
Publisher: (January 6th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.

Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.

Title: Fuse (Pure, #2)
Author: Julianna Baggott
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 416 Pages (February 19th, 2013)
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Synopsis: When the world ended, those who dwelled within the Dome were safe. Inside their glass world the Pures live on unscarred, while those outside—the Wretches—struggle to survive amidst the smoke and ash.

Believing his mother was living among the Wretches, Partridge escaped from the Dome to find her. Determined to regain control over his son, Willux, the leader of the Pures, unleashes a violent new attack on the Wretches. It’s up to Pressia Belze, a young woman with her own mysterious past, to decode a set of cryptic clues from the past to set the Wretches free.

An epic quest that sweeps readers into a world of beautiful brutality, Fuse continues the story of two people fighting to save their futures—and change the fate of the world.

Title: Rise (Nightshade Prequel, #2)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel, 432 Pages (January 8th, 2013)
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Synopsis: The sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Nightshade.

Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the  couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.

Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer's fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.

Title: Invisibility
Author: Andrea Cremer, David Levithan
Publisher: Philomel, 358 Pages (May 7th, 2013)
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Synopsis: Stephen has been invisible for practically his whole life — because of a curse his grandfather, a powerful cursecaster, bestowed on Stephen’s mother before Stephen was born. So when Elizabeth moves to Stephen’s NYC apartment building from Minnesota, no one is more surprised than he is that she can see him. A budding romance ensues, and when Stephen confides in Elizabeth about his predicament, the two of them decide to dive headfirst into the secret world of cursecasters and spellseekers to figure out a way to break the curse. But things don’t go as planned, especially when Stephen’s grandfather arrives in town, taking his anger out on everyone he sees. In the end, Elizabeth and Stephen must decide how big of a sacrifice they’re willing to make for Stephen to become visible — because the answer could mean the difference between life and death. At least for Elizabeth.

Honorable Mentions -

Wethering the Storm (The Storm, #2) Samantha Towle, Taken By: Erin Bowman, Deeper We Call By: Chelsea M. Cameron, Cameleon By: Kelly Oram, The Originals By: Cat Patrick, Infinity By: Sedona Venez,  Reckless (THoughtless, #3) By: S.C. Stephens, Hunted (The Guardian Legacy, #3) By: Ednah Walters, Beautiful Bastard By: Christina Lauren, Things I can't Forget (Hundred Oaks, #3) By: Miranda Kenneally, Crash By: Lisa McMann and many, many more.

SO.MANY.AMAZING.BOOKS.COMING.OUT.IN.2013! I mean seriously, I can't even!!! There are so many to talk about & be excited for. SO EXCITING!!!

As always, DON'T forget to share YOUR list in the Linky Below!!


Today's final giveaway is being hosted by Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. She's giving away to TWO winners a book of their choice from her Top 10 lists!!

NOTE: This is the same Linky on all co-hosts blogs.

I'd like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my co-hosts - Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Rachel from Fiktshun, Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads for making this another FUN and amazing year of Top 10 Lists! I'm down for hosting again next year and I hope you'll be co-hosting with me! <333 to each of you :)

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  1. Awesome picks! I can't believe I forgot about Dance of the Red Death!!!! I really loved the first one. Altered looks really good as well - it wasn't that appealing to me before, but now that I've read the summery I just might give it a try!

    My Top 10

  2. Altered is a good pick! I really enjoyed it.

    Definitely so excited for Rise -- I've already had it preordered for a while now. =b

    Here are my Looking Forward to 2013 picks.

  3. I really need to catch up and read Partials, Under the Never Sky and Masque of the Red Death. Great list!

    My Top Ten is here if you'd like a look :)

  4. Great list! A few of those are ones I really want to read as well and it is a good thing 2013 is just days away because it brings us that much closer to so many great books!

  5. Great picks! I haven't heard of the Pure series...gonna have to check that one out! :)

  6. Altered sounds interesting, although a bit outside what I normally read. I haven't read Masque of the Red Death, but I just recently purchased it - I hope I like it, only if because the sequel's cover is BEAUTIFUL! haha

    Invisibility is also on my TBR list - just read 2 David Levithan books back to back and I can always use more!

    I hope you enjoy these books in 2013 :) My top 10 most anticipated books of 2013.


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