Friday 21 December 2012

Most Anticipated Books by Authors I Love - 2013

This is the final post of anticipated books for 2013 and this list will consist of books by authors I  have loved over the last couple of years. I have added the Goodreads Summary so that you can get an idea what the books are about. 
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher. 
Her first book, My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece had me in tears! Published by Indigo in January. 
Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret—a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder.Full of heartache yet humour, Zoe tells her story in the only way she can—in letters to the man in prison in America. Armed with a pen, Zoe takes a deep breath, eats a jam sandwich, and begins her tale of love and betrayal.
A Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
This should have been on the list last week with books in series that I love but I totally forgot! As I love Ruth's writing, I can sneak the third book in the series on here. Published in February by Hodder Books
Where do you go when your heart has been ripped out?
For Anna there is only one answer; into her past, where the truth about her mother, her power, and her real identity lie hidden.
But as Anna delves deeper into her history, she begins to fear that the truth about what set her mother running may be darker than she ever suspected. With the witches of the world on the brink of war, Seth gone, and her friend Abe wanting more from her than she can possibly give, Anna is in crisis.
As the clouds around her gather, Anna is torn between friends, family and rival tribes of witches and – at the last – between love and magic.
North  of Nowhere by Liz Kessler.
I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of this as I absolutely loved it! It will be published in January by Orion Children's Books. 
When Mia's grandfather disappears, Mia and her mother immediately rush down to stay with her grandmother and offer support. With no friends and no internet access in the little seaside village where her grandparents live, Mia is bored and lonely--until she makes friends with Dee, the daughter of a fisherman from a nearby island, and Peter, who is on holiday with his parents. But Mia's grandad is still missing, and actually meeting face to face with Dee is proving surprisingly difficult. Mia becomes determined to find out what's going on, but the truth is much more mysterious than she ever imagined...
Undone by Cat Clarke
I love everything Cat writes as it is normally so unusual and unique. This will be published by Quercus in January. 

Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she's learning to live with it. 
Then the unspeakable happens. Kai is outed online ... and he kills himself.

Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back. But she wants to know who was responsible. And she wants to take them down. 
Dead Romantic by CJ Skuse
I loved Rockaholic when I read it and can't wait to see what this author has in store for us next. Published by Chicken House Books in February.
Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's mocked at a college party, she knows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, Frankenstein-stylee. But can she make him love her?
One Seriously Messed-Up Week-end in the otherwise Un-messed-up Life of Jack Samsonite by Tom Clempson.
I just have to know what happens next to Jack. If you love the Inbetweeners then you will love Jack. He really could have played a part in the show. 
Jack Samsonite's Foolish Plan for Being Amazing at Everything
(including getting a life, getting into Film School, and getting into a girl's knickers)
1.Make an amazing(ly bad) short film about zombies . . . or maybe superheroes . . . or just three idiot friends. It has to be deep and meaningful and (most importantly) has to have a scene where I kiss a girl on the mouth.
2.Write the world's best university application ever! (Or at least one that doesn't make me seem like a nob).
3.Don't get expelled trying to complete 1 & 2.
It can't possibly fail... right?
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
I feel like I have been waiting for this one for ages! Completely different from her last book. This will be published by Hyperion in January. 
Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
The following people have new novels coming out too next year but as of yet there are no covers to reveal. So here is just a special mention to them and their forthcoming books.

The Sound by Sarah Alderson
The Night Itself by Zoe Marriott
More Than This by Patrick Ness
Cruel Summer by James Dawson
Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman
Waiting For Gonzo by Dave Cousins
Heroic by Phil Earle


  1. Oh Dead Romance looks amazing!!!! Onto the wishlist it goes.

  2. I'm really excited about Beth Hoffman's new one too!!

  3. Great selection. North Of Nowhere really appeals to me.

  4. Thank you so much for including my novel on your list! I can't wait for your to read it, Viv!

    Joyous holidays to you and yours!

  5. Awesome list Viv!! I have made a resolution to read some Cat Clarke next year, obvs can't wait for A Witch Alone and so excited for Cruel Summer!!

    Cait x

  6. I cant wait for some of these! Especially A Witch Alone and Dead Romantic! I really need to read a Liz Kessler book too!


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