Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top Ten Debuts for 2013


Top Ten Tuesdays is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten 2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To

I'm pretty sure all of these are by debut authors. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong!


Splintered
by A.G. Howard
Amulet Books
January 2013

An Alice in Wonderland re-telling.







Dualed
by Elsie Chapman
Random House Books for Young Readers
February 2013

Doppelganger duel to the death!







Level 2
by Lenore Appelhans
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
January 2013

The afterlife... with a sci-fi twist?







Taken 
by Erin Bowman
Harper Teen
April 2013

I don't even know what it's about - but the cover looks amazing!








Prophecy
by Ellen Oh
Harper Teen
January 2013

Demon lord, royal intrigue, high fantasy.








The Madman's Daughter
by Megan Shepard
Balzer + Bray
January 2013

A retelling of the The Island of Doctor Moreau - from his daughter's point of view.






PODs 
by Michelle K. Pickett
Spencer Hill Press
June 2013

Dystopian, sci-fi, underground. Not quite sure what to make of it, but I think it's just in time for next summer reading club theme: Beneath the Surface.






Nobody But Us
Kristin Halbrook
Harper Teen
January 2013

I don't read a lot of contemporary stories, but this one about teens on the run, told in alternating chapters sounds appealing to me.







These Broken Stars
by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Disney-Hyperion
2013

Ah! Teens survive a crash landing on another planet. I love space stories like these.







The Falconer
Elizabeth May
Chronicle Books
May 2013

Historical fantasy. Set in the 1840's, Aileana Kameron is a proper young lady - who hunts evil faeries on the side.





What are you looking forward to in 2013?

7 comments:

  1. Your list makes me feel accomplished! I've read 6.25 of these! (I'm partway through Taken, which is my gym book.) A couple of them fell really flat for me, but the others were all great. I won't tell you which, so you can go in with an open mind!

    Enjoy!

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    1. Wow! I am so impressed! You'll have to imagine me genuflecting Wayne's World style, "We're not worthy! We're not worthy!"

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  2. These Broken Stars & Splintered are on my list too! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/debuts/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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    1. Hey, that only makes sense, considering your Alice in Wonderland themed blog! :D

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  3. Thanks for the heads-up on These Broken Stars and The Falconer! I hadn't heard of these yet, and they sound great.

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  4. I have a few of these that need to be read. Some look really interesting, others not so much. But thanks for bringing them to everyone's attention.

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  5. Great question. I look forward to discovering new authors as the year progresses, some through book review sites like this one. I also look forward to anything written by my favorite authors, which include Meg Rosoff, Thalia Chaltas, Carol Plum-Ucci, John Green, & dozens of others.

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