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So 2013 is a really big year for books! Everyone has their own “cannot-wait-for” list, but this is mine!

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

I’m sure you’re all good and sick of hearing me talk about Ms. Maas’ literary genius, but Throne of Glass was completely magical for me. It just seemed to fit into a special place in my heart (no, I don’t care if that sounds sappy) like a missing puzzle piece. I am very, very, very much looking forward to Crown of Midnight coming out in August and plan to pre-order it!

Salvation (The Captive, #4) by Erica Stevens

Salvation (The Captive, #4)

Yes, I’m sure you’re also all sick of hearing me rave about this series. But the last book, Refugee, ended in a stinking cliffhanger and every time I read one of the teasers for Salvation, I get all hyped up and excited to read it! I desperately, direly, need this book and I shall suffer until its release on June 8.

Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1) by Intisar Khanani

Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1)

I helped with the cover reveal and beta-reading for this special little novella and can’t wait to see what the author did with the characters! It reminded me once again of why my heart will forever belong to true fantasy and I am very, very eager to write my review and praise its awesomeness until I drop! One of my favorite things about Ms. Khanani’s heroines is their simultaneous vulnerability and strength and I think more people should write like her!

Taking Talon (Arcadia Falls Chronicles, #2) by Jennifer Malone Wright

Taking Talon (The Arcadia Falls Chronicles: Book 2)

Okay, so I had some problems with this series’ prequels, The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter short stories. My main issue being the whole thing about vampires being purely evil with pretty much no shot at redemption under any circumstances. (Religious thing, I believe in second chances.) But I still greatly enjoyed the first book, Love and War. I like how the author isn’t shy to talk about violence and guns and the sarcasm and mythology make a great recipe for an action-filled adventure!

Collapsed Cathedrals (No Angels, #2) by Eli Hinze

Collapsed Cathedrals

Eli Hinze, I. Want. This. Book! Since reading No Angels last year, I have been very eager to read about what happens with Liz Patrona. I am also kind of missing Riven, I won’t lie. I don’t usually read Christian fantasy because…well, how do I put this? Um…me and artistic license with Christianity don’t get along and a lot of Christian fantasy authors seem to take liberties. Yeah, that’s it. (Yes, yes, boring, I know. You have been warned!) But I greatly enjoyed No Angels and I highly recommend it!

World of the Beasts (The Witches’ Sleep, #2) by Kaitlyn Deann

Cover Reveal: World of the Beasts

So I read the first book in this series, The Witches’ Sleep, and I was quite effectively blown away. I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I did (dystopia and I have a nasty history), but I found myself glued to my iPhone, flipping pages, and writhing in suspense. I thought it was original, intriguing, and I came to care very deeply for Tuck and Sea-Anna, who are the main characters of World of the Beasts, and I’m really, really worried about them!

Born of the Blood (The Night Gives Up Its Secrets Trilogy, #3) by Mary Eason

(No cover yet)

I discovered this series just a month or two ago. It’s more of a novella series (I think the first two both run under 150 pages), but I have nothing against novellas. The last installment ended in a very sad cliffhanger and let’s just say that everyone’s lucky there’s another book and a shot at HEA or else I would be in depression right now.

These are all books that have captured my heart and succeeded in infatuating me with their characters. I am so, so, SO excited to get my hands on them and have a great feeling it’s going to be a great year.

So what books can you not wait for?

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