My Top 5 Most Awaited Books for January 2013! :)

Monday, 24 December 2012
Today I thought I'd do something a little different (to take a little break from the reviews I've been trying to catch up on) to get us all excited for next year - I'm going to list my top five most awaited releases for January 2013. I did think of doing my top five for the whole year but, well, that would be way too tricky! :3 Anyway, following are the books I am most looking forward to reading once they come out next month (leading up from the one I'm least excited about to the one I'm most excited about)! :)  I know I've probably forgotten some other books that I'm also really excited for but... oh, well!

Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton
Release Date: January 22nd 2013
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read following synopsis if you are planning on reading book one in this series!
Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself.

Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

MY THOUGHTS: I'm looking forward to this one because I read and thoroughly enjoyed its prequel, Everneath. It was really unusual and the ending was heartbreaking so I just need to know what happens next! I much prefer Jack over Cole though so this will be interesting... ;)
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) by Lenore Applehans
Release Date: January 15th 2013
Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.

Then a girl in a neighbouring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.

Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.
MY THOUGHTS: I'm super excited for this one as I haven't really heard much about the author and the book just sounds so unique compared to everything out there! Oooh, and is that synopsis hinting at a love triangle?! :D
Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
Release Date: January 8th 2013
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read following synopsis if you are planning on reading book one in this series!
It's been months since Aria last saw Perry. Months since Perry was named Blood Lord of the Tides, and Aria was charged with an impossible mission. Now, finally, they are about to be reunited. But their reunion is far from perfect. The Tides don't take kindly to Aria, a former Dweller. And with the worsening Aether storms threatening the tribe's precarious existence, Aria begins to fear that leaving Perry behind might be the only way to save them both.

Threatened by false friends, hidden enemies, and powerful temptations, Aria and Perry wonder,
Can their love survive through the ever night?

MY THOUGHTS: I read Under The Never Sky a while ago now but all I remember is loving it! Not only was it dystopian (woop, woop!) but it was super unique and nothing like anything else I'd ever read before! I also absolutely adored the romance between Aria and Perry so can't wait to meet them again - along with all the other characters! x)
Splintered by A.G. Howard
Release Date: January 1st 2013
This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of a mystical under-land, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.
MY THOUGHTS: Eeeek, this sounds amazing! I'm absolutely in love with the concept of this book and certainly hope that it will not disappoint! I love that it's taken a twist on the normal fairy tale and that there is a love triangle in it! YAY! xD
Shades of Earth (Across The Universe #3) by Beth Revis
Release Date: January 15th 2013
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read following synopsis if you are planning on reading previous books in series!

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They're ready to start life afresh--to build a home--on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has travelled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.

But this new Earth isn't the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.
MY THOUGHTS: Ohmysweetgoodness! I am SO, SO, SO, SO excited for this book! This series has been AMAZING and if you haven't read it yet then shame on you *inserts mean facial expression here*! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED A Million Suns (book #2) and that ending has had me tearing my hair out for months and months and months because I knew how long I had to wait until the final book *sniffles now that she realises this will mean the series will be over soon*! Now here it is! AHHHHH, I can't wait to read it! It better be super AMAZING - luckily, I have faith in the author! However, this cover? I don't like it one bit. 

What January 2013 releases are you eagerly anticipating? :)
Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo


  1. I absolutely can't wait for Through the Ever Night, Splintered, and Level 2! I read Across the Universe a while back but I still have to read book 2. I hope that none of these books disappoint. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. I can't wait for all these either (despite the fact that in some cases, I haven't even read the first one ;))! I'm looking forward to Boundless as well, not to mention the third book in the Divergent series. :)

    PS - Thanks for being a follower, I'm following back! :)

    Aa'Ishah @ Reading Under the Stars

  3. I'm excited for Everbound as well ! January 22nd can not come fast enough!!

  4. TTEN was awesome and I cannot wait to read Level 2 next month! :D

  5. I'm really EXCITED for Level 2 too!!!!!! It looks so good! And I really need to read Under The Never Sky, Everneath and A Million Suns so I can read their sequels! :)

  6. Ooh I'm really looking forward to Everbound, Through the Ever Night, and Level 2 as well!


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