Tuesday 15 January 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Debuts

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the girls over at The Broke and The Bookish. This meme feature features a different theme every week, showcasing book-related lists. And hey, who doesn't love a good list?

This week's Top Ten:
2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward to

Title: Taken
Author: Erin Bowman
Series: Taken
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: 16 April 2013

There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone. They call it the Heist. More...

Title: Splintered
Author: A. G. Howar
Series: Splintered
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: 01 January 2013

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. More...

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)Title: The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Series: The Madman's Daughter
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Release Date: 29 January 2013

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true. More...

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles, #1)Title: Level 2
Author: Lenore Appelhans
Series: The Memory Chronicles 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Reader
Release Date: 15 January 2013

Felicia Ward is dead. Trapped in a stark white afterlife limbo, she spends endless days replaying memories, of her family, friends, boyfriend ... and of the guy who broke her heart. The guy who has just broken into Level 2 to find her. More...

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Title: Pivot Point
Author: Kasie West
Series: Pivot Point
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: 12 February 2013

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. More...

Ink (The Paper Gods, #1)Title: Ink
Author: Amanda Sun
Series: Paper Gods
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 25 June 2013

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building. More... 

Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall, #1)Title: Let the Sky Fall
Author: Shannon Messenger
Series: Let the Sky Fall
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: 05 March 2013

Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is. More...

The Nightmare AffairTitle: The Nightmare Affair
Author: Mindee Arnett
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: 05 March 2013

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. More...

The Art of WishingTitle: The Art of Wishing
Author: Lindsay Ribar
Publisher: Dial
Release Date: 21 March 2013

He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.
Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?

Author: Phoebe North
Series: Starglass
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Release Date: 23 July 2013

The generation ship Asherah coasts through space, bound for a planet its passengers have never even seen. On the eve of their arrival, sixteen-year-old botanist Terra discovers that her orderly society has fractured. Walking home one night through the long-abandoned engine rooms, she witnesses the murder of an innocent man. Now, called on by the Children of Abel, a group of rebels intent on destroying the High Council, Terra must prove her mettle--assassinate the ship's rising captain. More...


  1. Hi Katrina, I just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Here's the link to my post if you're interested, http://robgirlbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award-nomination.html

  2. You have several here that I anxious to read. I read The Madman's Daughter and loved its originality. I can't wait to read Splintered. Hopefully I will get to it soon.


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