Monday, September 27, 2010

2011: Top Five Books That I Sooooo Want.

Princess Bookie is starting her Contest Craze tomorrow but for fun, you can this mini-challenge (and be entered for an arc prize pack!) where you pick your top five wanted books for 2011! There are so many books coming out this year and narrowing it down was very difficult but here are my Top Five Picks:

1) Queen of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Glass is a fairy-tale retelling where Cinderella is an infamous assassin. Cinderella doesn't sound so passive in this story, does she? There's no cover currently available but the summary has me SO excited.

2) Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
No cover available for this one either but I am burning with curiousity for this book. A contemporary novel about drug addiction, love, musical prodegies and overbearing mothers..... and there are violins! I'll admit that what piqued my interest in this book was the main character's ability to play the violin (and the competition she's in). I'm a violinist myself so it'll be fun to read about one too!


3) Clarity by Kim Harrington
Ah, here's a book with a cover! Isn't it lovely? Clarity's premise is unique and I'm looking forward to seeing how Harrington doles it out. A murder mystery with two hot boys? Yes, please!

4) Across The Universe by Beth Revis
The cover for this one was absolutely stunning. I gaped at it when I saw it for the first time...it seems more like a movie poster than a book cover! But besides the cover being a visual FEAST for the eyes, it sounds like an epic dystopian story. I read the first chapter (which is available online) and I was so annoyed when I finished! I can't wait for this to come out!

5) A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young
I didn't realize that most of the books on this list don't have covers yet--that was completely by accident! Anyways, I have high hopes for Young's A Need So Beautiful because someone (whose taste in books I highly trust) has told me wonders about this book! And I'm ready for something different from this author (not that I didn't like The Naughty List-it was cute but I want to see her darker stuff :K)

16 comments:

  1. 1. I'm a sucker for Cinderella retellings so this is an obvious must for me!
    2. Violas > Violins ;-)
    At some point I put both of these on my goodreads tbr list but I don't remember-I think it's because they don't have titles yet.

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  2. I had a really hard time picking only 5 as well. You did a great job though! All five of those are on my wishlist! :D

    ~Briana

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  3. I cannot wait for Across the Universe. I am in love with that cover!

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  4. I want them all. Oh my 2011 is going to be a broke year for me. :) lol.

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  5. Eeeek! Thank you SO much for the QUEEN OF GLASS shout-out! This totally made my day.

    Is it weird to say I'M excited that YOU'RE excited? :)

    Thanks again!

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  6. Ahh I forgot about Suzanne's other book coming out! Great list!

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  7. I thought ACROSS THE UNIVERSE was going to be straight-up scifi, not dystopian? Man... now I'm a bit disappointed.

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  8. Oh! Cinderella Re-telling! Cinderella-Retelling!!!!!

    *adds to To Buy List*

    :D Love retellings of fairy tales

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  9. Queen of Glass is a book I'm definitely looking forward to as well! Across the Universe is one I've been hearing about a lot lately and I think it'll be a blast to read. Haven't heard about the other three, but they sound cool! I'm so behind on reading. I haven't read 1/2 of the 2010 debuts I wanna read. AAAHHH!

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  10. I agreee with you about Across The Universe - I'm really looking forward to reading this one.

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  11. Oh yes definitely Across the Universe. And thank you for the congratulations!

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  12. Oh my gosh, these all sound amazing. I'm as excited as you are!!!

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  13. Queen of Glass sounds absolutely AMAZING. And the Across the Universe cover got even PRETTIER! The version you posted is the older one, the updated version is even more gorgeous. So beautiful it hurts the eyes..here:

    http://bethrevis.blogspot.com/2010/09/few-quick-announcements.html


    :)

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  14. "Clarity" has a gorgeous cover.

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