Catalog Creepin’ is a new feature here at The Perpetual Page-Turner that was inspired by the “Books to Pine For” feature over at Kristi’s blog and really fueled by my obsession with scouring catalogs from my favorite publishers to see what upcoming books I should be adding to my already-ready-to-topple-over To Be Read list. Each Catalog Creepin’ post will spotlight a different catalog from my favorite publishers and their imprints. I won’t be covering all publishers — just my personal favorites whether they be the big honchos or smaller publishing houses. There is always the potential for a new publisher to be added when I discover new ones that I am enjoying.
Typically, I creep the catalogs when they first come out but I’m a little behind already this year because of my new job!
Graveminder by Melissa Marr – May 17, 2011: This is her first novel written for adults and I’m pretty intrigued. I’ve seen some early reviews saying that it reads more like YA so I’ll be interested in seeing if that’s the case. The premise is intriguing and looks like a book to add especially for all you paranormal fans/urban fantasy fans!
Everything Beautiful Began After by Simon Van Booy — July 7, 2011: I’ve heard incredible things about Simon Van Booy so I’m really excited for this one. It looks like a love story of sorts that takes place in Athens, Greece…a locale that I can’t say I’ve ever encountered in my fictional reading so double thumbs up for that.
The Book of Lies by Mary Horlock – July 19, 2011: Did you ever read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? Well, this book takes place on the SAME island of Guernsey so that grabbed my attention right away. This blurb is what got me: “in which a teenage girl’s Mean Girls-like experience on the remote English island of Guernsey pushes her to murder her best friend—a scandal that mirrors her uncle’s hidden story of the island’s Nazi occupation in WWII.” YES please.
Young Adult Fiction
A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young – June 21, 2011: This looks so good! It has an angel premise but it seems to be put a spin on the whole concept of an angel and back away from the traditional “angelology.” I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.
Hereafter by Tara Hudson – June 7th 2011: The cover is what drew me in with this one. The main character is a teenage girl who has died but doesn’t know how and she haunts the river and can’t seem to make contact with humans…until she rescues a boy from drowning. This one sounds interesting so I’m hoping it’s a good one. And it will be released on my sister’s birthday
Ten Things We Did And Probably Shouldn’t Have by Sarah Mlynowski- June 21st 2011: Oh gotta love the title. I could definitely have written a nice 200 page list as a teenager This one looks like a good time and I’m dying to find out these things that they did and shouldn’t have!
What summer releases are you looking forward to from Harper Collins and their imprints?