Welcome to Friday, the final day of Top 10 week, hosted by Fiktshun, Confessions of a Bookaholic, A Life Bound by Books, and Two Chicks on Books! Today's topic: the books of 2012.
While there are a lot of books I'm looking forward to next year, I limited this list to the books I really, really want. And also ones that actually have titles, because I was not having "Untitled" on my list. No offense, Mercy Thompson/Night Huntress/Mara Dyer/Cassie Palmer. I love you all, but you can't be on the list without a title.
Cold Days by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files #14)
Expected publication: July 2012
The Dresden Files just keeps getting more interesting, and I can't wait for the next book! Very few series are still excellent in their teens, but Jim Butcher manages spectacularly, and after the end of Ghost Story, I'm dying to see what he has up his sleeve.
Iced by Karen Marie Moning (Fever World #1)
Expected publication: October 30, 2012
Do I even need to explain this one? When KMM announced the trilogy about Dani, the squeals of glee echoed across the blogosphere. Fever may be the most addictive series I've ever read, and I hope the next visit to this world will be just as good.
A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison (The Hollows #10)
Expected publication: February 21, 2012
Pale Demon was the best book yet of the Hollows, and left me desperately wondering what will happen next. I've heard pretty positive reviews so far, so it sounds like A Perfect Blood will be another great one!
Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #5.5)
Expected publication: August 2012
In some ways, I'm a little disappointed about Gunmetal Magic – I love Kate and I want her, not Andrea, to tell the story. But I trust Ilona Andrews to do as good a job with this one as they have with everything else they've written, and I'm getting more and more excited about this book as it gets closer.
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Bloodlines #2)
Expected publication: June 19, 2012
While very different from Rose in Vampire Academy, Sydney was a great lead in Bloodlines, and I'm looking forward to seeing more from her in The Golden Lily.
A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson (Wheel of Time #14)
Expected publication: March 2012
After over thirty years (holy crap!) the Wheel of Time will finally be complete. Like all the other WoT fans, I was nervous when Brandon Sanderson took over the series after Robert Jordan's death, but he's done an amazing job so far and I can't wait to see how they conclude this epic saga.
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent (Unbound #2)
Expected publication: June 1, 2012
Blood Bound was one of the best series debuts of 2011. I loved the world of Unbound and the intricacy of the plot. I look forward to the same quality from Shadow Bound this summer!
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (Heroes of Olympus #3)
Expected publication: September 2012
I discovered this summer how awesome Percy and his friends were in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and I'm happy they've embarked on a new quest in the Heroes of Olympus. I love the way Rick Riordan has incorporated both Roman and Greek mythology into the story, and I'm thrilled there's still more to come.
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #2)
Expected publication: May 1, 2012
YA dystopian books have been pretty hit-or-miss with me, but Divergent was definitely a hit. I eagerly await the sequel to Veronica Roth's action-packed debut.
Since that's only nine, here are a few more books I'm looking forward to in 2013:
The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles #3)
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch (Gentlemen Bastards #3)
Highprince of War by Brandon Sanderson (Stormlight Archive #2)
That's it for the 2011 top ten lists! Thanks so much to the hosts for organizing such a great event! Stop by tomorrow for my 2011 wrap-up post!