Thursday, November 25, 2010

Most Anticipated Books of 2011

There are many books published in 2010 that I have yet to read that are sitting forlornly on my bookshelf, hopelessly neglected and yearning to be read. One who loves to read as much as I do is doomed to have a towering stack of books and no time to get through them all! Why is it for every one book I read, five more titles are vying for its empty spot? That is the curse of the avid reader. To make matters worse, I have a list of anticipated titles that will be released next year that I must add to my treasure trove of books!

Here is the list of books that I'm most excited to read in 2011. Once I get my hands on each one of these books, I will shamelessly move them to the front of the line, no doubt making the rest of my books feel dejected and suicidal.

What books are you most looking forward to reading next year? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

Shadowfever (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.  

Shadowfever will answer all the questions fans have been dying to know in the final chapter of MacKayla Lane's shockingly suspenseful and deeply satisfying adventure.

Defiance (Strange Angels #4) by Lillith Saintcrow 

The heart-stopping fourth novel in New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series. 

Dru Anderson has what her grandmother called “the touch.” (Comes in handy when you’re traveling from town to town with your dad, hunting ghosts, suckers, wulfen, and the occasional zombie.) 

 Second Grave on the Left (Charley Davidson #2) by Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson: part-time private investigator and full-time Grim Reaper.  

Charley sees dead people. That’s right, she sees dead people. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (i.e. murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice.

 Demon Glass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins

Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.
That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.

 Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Palmer #5) by Karen Chance

  A contemporary dark fantasy revolving around a gutsy female protagonist with supernatural abilities that blends mystery and romance with hair-raising horror. 

Cassie Palmer is a powerful clairvoyant who is finding it difficult to escape her past. Orphaned at a young age and brought up by the undead, Cassie has the ability to communicate with the spirit realm 

The False Princess by Elis O'Neal

Princess and heir to the throne of Thorvaldor, Nalia's led a privileged life at court.  But everything changes when it's revealed, just after her sixteenth birthday, that she is a false princess, a stand-in for the real Nalia, who has been hidden away for her protection.  Cast out with little more than the clothes on her back, the girl now called Sinda must leave behind the city of Vivaskari, her best friend, Keirnan, and the only life she's ever known.

Dreams of a Dark Warrior (Immortals After Dark # 11) by Kresley Cole

He vowed he’d come for her...

She awaits his return...

A gripping tale of a battle-maddened warrior driven by revenge and the Valkyrie temptress who haunts his dreams.

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton

This debut, the first novel in a trilogy, is achingly romantic, terrifying, and filled with blistering action.

When seventeen-year-old Ellie starts seeing reapers - monstrous creatures who devour humans and send their souls to Hell - she finds herself on the front lines of a supernatural war between archangels and the Fallen and faced with the possible destruction of her soul.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.


  1. Hi Laura, I am a new follower. I am looking forward to many of the same books and have ARCs of several from Net Galley. I blog about the same stuff. I do ask that readers are 18 or over or have parental okay. I do talk about adult issues from books.
    ANd, I can't tell in your costume how young you are. Most of what I write has been on True Blood. ANyway. COme by:
    Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
    Twitter: @fangswandsfairy

  2. I'm a new follower and I'm pretty much excited for a LOT of books this year. Especially because now that i've been itroduced to the book blogging world, there are so many good books! It's like a blessing for the avid reader yet a curse for my pockets! :<

    Anyways, I started almost at the same time you did so Ill be checking you out more.