For 2013, I’ve decided to participate in a new blog meme!
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created and hosted at The Broke and the Bookish.
This weeks topic is: ”Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To‘.
1. The Collector by Victoria Scott
“Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it.” That first line of the synopsis pretty much hooked me. You know I love a bad boy and it sounds like Dante Walker is going to be the baddest yet. In a bid to get out of Hell, he collects souls for his boss. But when he goes to collect Charlie Cooper’s soul, he embarks on his most challenging assignment to date. Sounds awesome, right?
2. Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
Mila was built in a lab and programmed to do things that ‘real’ people wouldn’t ever do. Facing termination as she knows too much, Mila goes on the run from the operatives who want her terminated and a group who want to capture her to unlock her advanced technology. Mila 2.0 sounds very intriguing and if the synopsis is anything to go by, it’s going to contain a lot of action!
3. After Eden by Helen Douglas
When Eden meets Ryan, on the surface he is your typical American teenager. But as she grows closer to him, Eden learns more about a secret he has been hiding. When she stumbles across a biography of her best friend – written over 50 years in the future – in his bedroom, Eden learns that Ryan has come into her life for an important purpose. WOW! After Eden sounds like a novel I’m going to love. A guy from the future comes back for an important purpose? What is that purpose? What’s going to happen? I haven’t even started reading it yet and I already want to know.
4. Pivot Point by Kasie West
Addie is a Searcher. When she is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. When her parents announce their divorce, Addie has to look into the future and decide which parent she wants to live with. Two alternate potential futures, each with love and loss, Addie has to decide which life she lives. Pivot Point has a concept I’ve not come across before, so I’m pretty excited to explore it.
5. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
In the world of Dualed, everyone has a genetic Alternate. An Alt is a twin raised by another family and by their twentieth birthday, each person must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts. Success will lead to a better life overall. I love dystopian books and Dualed sounds like it’s going to be an interesting read.
6. Linked by Imogen Howson
Elissa has been suffering from terrifying hallucinations the past three years. She is promised a cure but on the eve of the procedure, she discovers she has been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes. Elissa follows her visions and comes face-to-face with a girl who looks exactly like her. A twin sister she never even knew existed. The sisters are now on the run from the government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and the secrets she knows. Linked, one again, sounds like a book I’m going to like. With an intriguing concept like this one, it’s no surprise I can’t wait until it’s released in June.
7. Transparent by Natalie Whipple
Fiona is an invisible girl and for as long as she can remember, her Father has been using her for his dirty work. She has had enough and decides to flee with her Mother. Fiona, for once in her life, feels normal, but her Father isn’t about to give up finding her. transparent sounds unique and something I might like. There is always a first for everything and I have never came across a young adult novel that explores the idea of someone being invisible. I’m very intrigued!
8. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
Annaliese Rose Gordon is trapped in a body that doesn’t belong to her and has no recollection of how she got there. Woah, now if that doesn’t grab your interest, I don’t know what will. The synopsis of Another Little Piece hints that it will be perhaps a bit of a ‘horror’. That might just be me but either way, I plan on reading to find out.
9. Altered by Jennifer Rush
When her Father’s work sees him monitoring and administering treatments of four genetically altered boys in the lab below their house, Anna is left with an important decision to make. Sam is one of the four boys and he’s stolen Anna’s heart. When he decides to escape with the other boys, Anna is left with an important decision to make. She can follow Sam or remain in her safe everyday life. Forced to flee, Anna soon learns that none of the boys remember anything before living in the lab. On the run, Anna learns that she is connected to Sam in a way that neither of them ever expected. I can’t wait to get my hands on Altered. Although it didn’t immediately jump out at me as a book I have to read like some of the other choices on this list did, I’ve found myself more and more eager to read it. I am curious to find out more about the genetically altered boys and the connection Anna shares with Sam.
10. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Level 2 follows Felicia Ward. Felicia is dead and is trapped in an afterlife limbo, replaying the memories of her life before. When a guy who broke her heart breaks into Level 2 in hopes of finding her, Felicia learns that a rebellion is brewing and she plays an important role. Stuck between heaven and earth, she has to make a very important choice. I tend to really enjoy stories with that ‘afterlife’ element within them. So, I’m hoping I’ll love Level 2. It sounds like just my kind of book!