I read these books in 2013, but they were not necessarily published in 2013. The quotes are from my reviews, which are linked in the titles.
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte: “City of Dark Magic is as bizarre as it sounds, and as much fun as you could imagine. I loved the characters, the romance, and the setting. The city of Prague is revealed in all its mysterious history and splendor, and Sarah’s experiences there make for fantastic reading. I hope we don’t have to wait too long for book two.”
The Curiosity by Stephen P. Kiernan: “There is much to ponder in this book: faith and science; morality and discovery; love and loyalty; perception and reality; greed and honor. And in the midst of all of these issues, you’ve got a fascinating love story and an honorable man that made me long for a simpler time. This is a book I won’t forget any time soon.”
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson: “This book is a complete mind-twister, in the best possible way. I could not stop reading. You would think that a book that continually repeats earlier scenes would get boring, but Atkinson is a pure genius.”
London Falling by Paul Cornell: “The idea of a hidden world lurking just outside our sight isn’t new, but Cornell gives it a particularly London flavor, which I thoroughly enjoyed. The villain they are pursuing is truly terrifying, the setting is brilliantly rendered, and the story had one twist that had me gasping out loud. While this story stands alone, the epilogue definitely indicates that Cornell is hoping to make this a series. If so, I look forward to reading the next one.”
The Map of the Sky by Felix J. Palma: “This book has just about everything you can imagine: romance, adventure, science fiction, literary references, etc. Definitely a page-turner and a complete delight to read.”