Top Ten Most Anticipated YA Reads For 2013 (Pretty Much The First Half Only)

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted over at my other blog The Broke and the Bookish) is all about our most anticipated 2013 releases!

This one KILLED ME.  KILLED. I just kept going…BUT  THIS ONE…BUT THIS ONE TOO..BUT BUT BUT…ALLL OF THE BOOKS. Check out my Catalog Creepin’ posts to see more of my anticipated 2013 book releases (both YA and adult).


1. Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (Out May 2013): This one looks SO good & relevant giving all the problems teens face with sexting sorts of scandals.  It sounds excellent & I love the promise of some romance and a nice guy!

2. Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepytus (Out February 2013): You all know my absolutely love for Between Shades Of Grey by Ruta Sepytus so naturally I have been absolutely dying for this one and I cried when it showed up on my doorstep. I love historical fiction and, I know if anybody can deliver for me in 2013, it’s Ruta Sepytus! This one is set in New Orleans in the 1950’s  — SO excited!

3. Golden by Jessi Kirby (Out May 2013): No secret here that I love Jessi Kirby (author of Moonglass & In Honor which I’ve read & reviewed here). Obviously this is on here! I’ll be reading anything she puts out as she is a spectacular voice in the contemporary YA world!

4. Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza (Out March 2013): This looks like a fascinating sci-fi book that I HOPE will make up for a lackluster one I read this year dealing with similar themes! I am hoping and praying to the book gods that this is a really fabulous because I’m building it up so much in my head! Hoping to start this one soon!

5. Pivot Point by Kasie West  (Out February 2013): From the description it seems like a paranormal-y, time travel/sliding doors kind of story so I’m pretty excited. ALSO I saw someone tweet about it and apparently it’s a good KISSING BOOK. Woo! Even better.

6. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David  Levithan (Out May 2013): UM YEAH. I am obsessed with David Levithan (did you read my review for Every Day?) and I really enjoyed Nightshade by Andrea Cremer so naturally this is HIGH up on my list because David Levithan has never failed me with any of his collab works!

7. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr (Out May 2013): I’m a newfound Sara Zarr fangirl after reading Sweethearts by Sara Zarr & I love books dealing with talented MC’s (especially of the musical variety). This looks EXCELLENT!

8. Isla & The Happily After by (the one & ONLY) Stephanie Perkins (supposedly May 2013): OMG OMG OMG OMG! Hello, I’m Jamie and I’m the self appointed, off the wall Stephanie Perkins fan club Prezzie who will be knocking down the door of my local bookstore when this comes out. Read my reviews of Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door and you will see some of the only times I fangirl like an absolute loon. If I made an order to this list, other than what images came up first on my computer, this would be numero UNO.

9. Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting (Book #4 in The Body Finder series — Out April 2013): This series is so addicting if you like supernatural mysteries. The Last Echo (the last book) was the BEST yet so I have high hopes considering where the ending is taking us in this one! WOO!

10. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Out February 2013 — book #2 in series): I just recently read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi so luckily I didn’t have to wait as long as others who read it long ago! THANK GOD! I’m planning on reading it this month but I’m so NERVOUS and EXCITED and MUST PREPARE MYSELF FOR FEELINGS.

11. Prodigy by Marie Lu (Out January 2013 — book #2 in series): I stinking LOVED Legend by Marie Lu! It’s such a great dystopian book and one that I have recommended countless times for people looking for something fast paced and page-turning but with an interesting society! My teen nephews DEVOURED this one as well. They are going to kill me if I don’t hurry up and read Prodigy and pass it on to them soon!

Books I’ve Already Read (Or Am Currently Reading) That Would Have Made  My Most Anticipated 2013 YA Reads List



The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shephard (Currently reading this one now! Holla for historical fiction!)
Just One Day by Gayle Forman ( SO AMAZING. I can’t even.   Look out for my review this week! One of my fave books I read this year! ALSO, Just One Year comes out in 2013 too!)
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook (Was interesting & kept my attention for sure. Not my fave but certainly not bad by any means).
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (book 2 of Under the Never Sky trilogy — OMG! SO GOOD. I was scared of the second book syndrome but ALAS…Veronica Rossi nailed this one!)
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (I read this one immediately upon receiving it at the S&S blogger preview party at BEA and it was one of the most unique “after-life” sort of stories I’ve read!)


AHHH I’m already thinking of some majorly awesome books that aren’t on this list but ALAS…this was so hard and I gave it my best! So TELL ME..are any of these on YOUR list? Which books are YOU excited for that aren’t on my list? Any series books that have new books coming out that I may have not picked up the first one??

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Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. I went WAY OVER on my list but you STILL have a bunch that I totally wanted to put on but stopped myself! I love how different our lists turned out when I pretty much want all the ones on your list as well!

  2. ALL OF THIS! PS re: Pivot Point…I have been told it is AN ANNA BOOK! Cannot wait to get my hands on it!

  3. ooooh I totally forgot about Invisibility I think I forgot to add that to my goodreads but it looks really really good. So many great ones coming out this next year. Loved the topic!

    here’s my my Top 10

  4. ‘The Lucy Variations’ sounds so good! 🙂 My TTT list:

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  5. Such a great list! Im adding some of these to my TBR list. Feel free to checkout My TTT

  6. Level 2 is not on my list, but I am looking forward to reading it. I have not read Legend yet, so it is a must so that I can read Prodigy. Great list. Thanks for showing me a couple of books that I had not discovered until now.

  7. Oh I am dying for Invisibility! Want this book like right now!!! and I am truly excited for Pivot Point – it sounds fantastic so I hope it’s as awesome 🙂

  8. I agree with so many of these, especially Invisibility and Just One Day! Great choices, Jamie.

  9. I’m so jealous that you’ve already read The Madman’s Daughter! Soooo jealous!!! I only have one in common with your list, but I’ve gotta say, these all sound WONDERFUL. Books. ALL THE BOOKS!

  10. How did I miss a Jennifer Brown book on my list???? and the Stephanie Perkins book, I completely forgot about that!!!! I love your list it’s awesome!

    My TTT

  11. I want all of these books! Or I suppose that what I really want is ALL BOOKS! I have no idea how I managed to get my list down to ten. 2013 is going to be a busy reading year, for sure. I love your choices! I’m sort of dying for Through the Ever Night, and salivating for MILA 2.0. There might be drool on my chin right now.

  12. Sara Zarr!!!! I cannot wait for her new book 😀 And Nobody But Us Looks and sounds fantastic too, I feel like I have already been waiting years for it!

  13. I also have Invisibility on my list! Just put Mila 2.0 on my wish list!
    I also read Unravel Me and it’s amazing! It’s so cool that you also put a list in there for books you’ve already read, too bad I didn’t think of that! I bought Legend recently, I hope to read it soon!

    My TTT / 200 Followers Giveaway!

  14. Oh I forgot to put Level 2 and Pivot Point! Probably a good thing since I went over as it is. =)

    My TTT post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  15. Jamie I think I want to read EVERYTHING on this list! However, yes PREPARE yourself for Unravel Me.. my reaction was just this= MIND. BLOWN. I can’t even take it. The only book that has the power to blow my mind more may be Requiem when it comes out! But ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER .. ahhhh, I can’t wait! CANT! You have a great list and I now blame you for me adding MORE to my TBR! (Lucy Variations, Out of the Easy) YAY for 2013!

  16. Ginger @ GReads! says:

    How did I forget Stephanie Perkins on my list?! HOWWW??!!

  17. I found this topic to be difficult too. There are so many books that look good coming out next year! I also can’t wait for Pivot Point. And I totally forgot Thousand Words. I want to read that one as well.

  18. You are rocking the photoshop lately, Jamie! I love this post, it’s gorgeous!

    Okay, books. THIS TOPIC KILLED MEEE TOO. Golden, AHH!! I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on that one and Isla. I cannot tell you how jealous I am that you’ve read Nobody But Us and The Madman’s Daughter already. ENVIOUS. But Level 2 was AMAZING.

    Unravel Me is CRAAZYYYYY . I have so many thoughts. I hope you get to read it soon so we can discuss. AND EEEP I can’t WAIT for Dead Silence!

  19. Great picks!!

    My Top Ten

  20. Holla for historical fiction indeed. I will have to check out The Madman’s Daughter when it is released.

  21. Great list! Several of these are new to me, so I’ll have to check them out.
    My Top 10

  22. I’ll definitely read LEVEL TWO, and I have NOBODY BUT US on my TBR because I fell in love with the cover. Also, I found out yesterday that I won a copy of the Gayle Forman from Shelf Awareness! That is my most anticipated read for sure. In terms of series with new books coming out where you haven’t read the first one, you should read THRONE OF GLASS! The second one is coming out in fall.

  23. Golden and Just One Day made my list! Unravel Me would have if I hadn’t read it months ago.
    Isla <3 was my very first thought, but I stuck to my no covers rule. So hard!

  24. Mila 2.0, Pivot Point, Prodigy – they are not on my list but should be . Can’t wait to read them! And I totally forgot that I started The Body Finder series series. Thanks for reminding me! Great list so many wonderful books!

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
    My Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For 2013…

  25. I’ve yet to read anything by Sara Zarr or Jennifer Brown but both their 2013 titles sound great! I know your not a huge paranormal reader so to hear how much you love The Body Finder interest me. Invisibility looks epic! I’ve yet to read anything by Cremer and though I’ve had trouble connecting with David Levithan previously, after falling hard for Every Day (isn’t it such an AMAZING book?!), I have renewed faith in him, especially his new, upcoming work since it looks unique and that he’s breaking out of his shell.

    OHMYGOODNESS. ISLA. MISS PERKINS. I’m so excited! Can’t wait!!

    Mila, Pivot Point, Nobody But Us, Just One Day, Level 2 are look AMAZEBALLS too! *sqee*

    Fab list, Jamie!

  26. HAHA! I was dying when it came to this list as well. I literally started and had like 30 books… and then I wanted to add more, but I resisted the urge! AND OH MY GOSH, ISLA. I’m pretty sure I’ll be behaving the exact same way as you. I remember when Lola came out I went to every book store in my area, and none of them had it! And just so you know, I’m really jealous that you’ve already read Just One Day and I can’t wait to read your review!
    My Top Ten

  27. I’ve three of your current or previously read books on my list: Just One Day, Nobody But Us and Level 2. Are they any good? 🙂

  28. Great list! Have you read the Chemical Garden trilogy? The final book is out in 2013 and I can’t wait!

  29. Honestly, I just don’t even know where to start with all the awesome up there ^^^. I cannot wait for 2013! Best bookish year ever? I vote yes. One very important thing you’ve just reminded me of is that I need to stop sucking and read Legend by Marie Lu. I have a copy of Prodigy so I need to hurry up and read Legend so I can be prepared for the awesome. AMAZING LIST, Jamie! xoxo

  30. Out of Easy is def on my TBR list! I love anything with my home state! So jealous that you have Just One Day and The Madman’s Daughter!!! Great list.

  31. I didn’t even know Stephanie Perkins is coming out with a new book next year! I’m uber excited!

    I’m not a big historical fan, but I am determined to give The Madman’s Daughter a try…along with Just One Day. HURRY UP, 2013!

  32. I knew I was going to have SUCH a hard time choosing only ten books for this week’s list so… I just chose the ten I felt like adding to mine off the top of my head. Your list though, it’s FANTASTIC. I pretty much just added everything to my Goodreads shelf because I trust your judgment when it comes to books.

    I’m especially excited for Isla and the Happily Ever After because, you know, it’s STEPHANIE freaking PERKINS.

  33. I can’t wait for Isla and I’m reading Dead Silence right now. So many amazing books in 2013!

  34. umm your list is AMAZING. Hooray for kissing books + omg ISLA! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Unravel Me, big things happen in that book. Just One Day sounds like it will BREAK MY HEART and make me swoon at the same time. I’m going to drown in books when it’s 2013, I know it.

  35. Other than Isla, those are all new to me! Great list. Now I can’t wait for them either!

  36. AHHH yes yes yes! I’m so excited for Invisibility and Golden ( love the Frost tie-in).
    Isla! Through the Ever Night! Just One Day!! AHHH. SO SOON. I’m fangirling so badly today. Everyone’s getting me all jumpy for 2013!

  37. Thanks for including Pivot Point on your list. And all those other books would make my list too. Can’t wait to read them. Already read MADMAN’S DAUGHTER it is fantastic. Loved it. And I adore Stephanie Perkins so I can’t wait for her next one. 🙂 Also, I heart Perry forever. (I just read Under the Never Sky and am mad at myself for taking so long)

  38. I love how you set this post on; I love the cirlces. I also LOVE the books you choose! I want to read Out of the Easy so bad. I loved Between Shades of Gray, so I’m excited to see whatelse Ruta has in store for us! c:

    Happy Reading!
    Amber @ Thebookpages

  39. Mel@thedailyprophecy says:

    Mila 2.0 & Level 2 <3 This list was SO hard, so I cheated (a lot :p) I'm so happy that I always have the WoW picks to show the books I can't wait for. There are many awesome books waiting to be released. Great list!

  40. Great picks! There are so many fantastic debuts to look forward to in 2013. And your list has officially reminded me I still have to read Shatter Me, Legend, and Under the Never Sky! Too many good books, so little time. 🙂
    My TTT!

  41. I’m excited to read Just One Day and Mila 2.0 seems to have an interesting premise. There are so many good books coming out in 2013! Also, I’m looking forward to the newest Stephanie Perkins book.

  42. I’m glad you said that Through the Ever Night is terrific…I’m always scared of 2nd books! I need to check out the Madman’s Daughter too.

  43. Nobody But Us almost made my list this week, but I had to stop someplace 🙂
    Have a terrific rest of the week.


  45. I’m also looking forward to Isla! I can’t wait to see how all three couples will be tied together. And, Invisibility sounds really interesting!

  46. Out of the Easy is so gooooood!!! Excellent list overall 🙂

  47. As I wait for the new Jessi Kirby and Sara Zarr books, I should probably read their earlier releases that I have not read :p

    Both Ruta Sepytus books look too serious for my liking but I think I’m going to man up and add them to read anyways!! We all need to read out of our comfort zone now and then.

  48. I think I swooned just looking at the 2013 titles you have already read!!! I am waiting for them SO HARD!! 🙂
    Addie @ READioactive Book Blog
    My TT : Top Ten 2013 Titles

  49. Dude, I am SO with you on the impossibility of just choosing ten. I just sort of grabbed the first ten that I thought of, because I want to read them ALL. For example, I have all of these added on GR, except for Dead Silence, Isla, and Unravel Me, because I haven’t read those series yet. Well, I haven’t gotten to Legend yet, either, but I have an ARC of Prodigy, so it’s happening soon!

    Oh hey, I also gave a shout out to Level 2 because I already read it. You loved The Madman’s Daughter and Nobody But Us. YES! I have review copies of both, so HECK YES. I just want to go home and love up on all of my review copies RIGHT NOW. Dang other review copies sitting on top of them. Lol!

  50. I had such a hard time with this list, too! I definitely could have gone to 20, 30…
    I’m glad to hear you read and loved Level 2 and Just one Day though, since they are both on my list! 🙂

  51. I just added Out of the Easy to my wishlist the other day. It sounds so good. Great list!

  52. Great list! A lot of books I’m looking forward to in 2013 are in series I’m currently reading. Ally Carter potentially has two books coming out and I’m excited to see a lot of them continue. Happy reading!

  53. I don’t tend to look through all the new- or soon-to-be relased-books. I want so many everytime I wander through a bookstore, browse Amazon or read a blog. If I keep up with new books too my shelf would be overflowing and money would be non-existent.
    My name is Karin and I am a book addict 🙂

  54. I heard Shonda Rhimes picked up MILA 2.0 for a television series already! Good press about that one. Can’t wait to read it!

  55. I can’t wait for Invisibility! After reading Every Day, I want to read more of David Levithan’s books. Thanks to your review, I’m SO excited for Just One Day, too!

  56. Jpetroroy says:

    I can’t wait for a new Sara Zarr book!

  57. I am really looking forward to Just One Day 🙂

  58. Danielle Nguyen says:

    I read Out of the Easy already and it was SO GOOD. Prodigy and Just One Day are pretty high on my anticipated reads list too.

  59. I am SUPER excited about Isla, just like you are! I feel like we have been waiting forever, and are so in the dark about what the book is going to be like. It’s actually really exciting! I’m reading Through the Ever Night right now, and LOVE it. Definitely one of my favorite series!

  60. Haha your fangirling like a loon makes me want to read those!

  61. I’ve never read anything by Sara Zarr but hers is the book that is intriguing me the most. Oh, yeah! And Isla and the Happily Ever After. I’m dying to read that one! Anna and Lola were so cute. I can’t wait to read another book by Miss Perkins. 🙂

  62. I see several “book 2’s” that make me want to run and find the first books in the series! Marie Lu’s Legend is one of those. And I have Ruth Sepetys’s Between Shades of Gray here at home but it’s still in my TBR pile. Your review makes me think it’s time to pull it out!

  63. Allison R says:

    I loved Hate List and Bitter End by Jennifer Brown (haven’t read Perfect Escape yet…) and I can’t wait to read Thousand Words.

  64. I think all of these are on my TBR list. Great choices!

  65. Agree with every book on this list; I can’t wait for Unravel Me!

  66. I’m excited for the third installment of the Divergent series. Unfortunately it doesn’t have a title or cover yet 🙁

  67. omgomgomg!!! Stephanie Perkins’s (should I add that “s” after the ‘? okay Vanessa is confused) but anywaysies!!! I’m so so so so very excited about it! I just finished Anna and the French Kiss (quite a bite late aka very late in the game, je sais), and it’s so well-written and just amazing!!! I can totally see why this book is up high on your anticipated list–cuz it’s high on mine, too! 🙂

    p.s. I just found out about your blog today, and boy, did I fall in love with it immediately


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