Jumping jellybeans, Batman! What a lot of drool-worthy titles coming out in 2012. Most of the ones of my radar will be release in January (that’s tomorrow!) so I don’t have to wait too long to read them. Whew! I’m eager to get my grubby mitts on:
The Daemon Prism by Carol Berg
A book written from the first person POV of Dante? Oh, yes, yes, YES! Btw, the dude on the cover? He’s all right, but he looks NOTHING like Dante. Boo. Ignore the guy, buy the book! (Er… buy books 1 and 2 first, then this one).
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
All right, part of why I want to read this book is because I know Jodi. And I know she’s a fabulous writer. But the big part of why I want to read this is because of its fantastic premise: Ana is a newsoul, born in a world where everyone is reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories from past lives. When she was born, another soul vanished. Now Ana must discover whether she truly is the bad omen everyone else thinks she is.
The Serpent Sea by Martha Wells
Sequel to The Cloud Roads, which I finished on Wednesday. I love Moon’s character, and I get to find out what happens to him next week! Yay!
Heir of Novron by Michael J. Sullivan
Last book in the The Riyria Revelation series. Building to big climactic-type things. Lots of danger. Lots of loss. Many secrets to be revealed. Yay!
Other titles I’m interested in checking out: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (this one is all totally Jodi Meadows’ fault); Cinder by Marissa Meyer (a science fiction fairy tale featuring a cyborg Cinderella? Ooooh!); For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (post-apocalyptic retelling of Persuasion, my favorite Austen? Oh, yeah!); and Cold Steel (sequel to Cold Fire) by Kate Elliott.
Any books you’re looking forward to in 2012?
I need to focus on writing more than reading this year. Finish revising ‘Will Ye No Come Back Again’ and later today (it’s now Jan 1st) I’ll start re-reading Mystery in Morocco with a view to sorting out those remaining gross problems.
Happy New Year – hope it’s a great year for us all!
*nod* I’d like to do more writing this year, too. I have three novellas to finish, Kai’s book and the sequel to Quartz to write. I probably won’t get to it all, but I do want to make writing a consistent habit.
Jaime Callahan says
THE SPIRIT LENS has been on my TBR shelf for a while. Perhaps I should move it up a few slots in my queue.
I’m also looking forward to INCARNATE and (especially) FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS.
THE SPIRIT LENS is a great read if you like detailed worldbuilding and complex characters. Well worth the read. And the sequel, THE SOUL MIRROR, is even better.
And yay for Persuasion-inspired stories. *highfives Jaime*
R.J. Ropsen says
I love how your list is so detailed. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows also made my list. I am really looking forward to reading it. The rest of my list can be found here R.J. Ropsen take a look if your interested. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I like the looks of your list, too. *snitches a few items to add to wishlist*
R.J. Ropsen says
Your list also made me familiar with some new books I want to read too! Good luck with your writing as well!
Thank you. 🙂
Lindsay B says
Those look like cool reads. Jodi was a member of the SFF OWW the first time I was there (I’ve been an on-again-off-again writer for years :P), so I’ll have to check out her book for sure.
I was on OWW for a couple of years as well. From about 03-05ish, if memory serves. Or maybe 06ish?