Catalog Creepin’ is a 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.
Firstly, SO many books that sound so interesting and something I’d be in to! Secondly, I’m sensing a theme here for me — lots of parallel world/ending up in a different life type of books. I’m very happy to see some interesting sounding contemps from HarperTeen! I feel like most of what I’d been reading from them was dystopian or science fiction! I didn’t include So Close To You’s sequel This Strange & Familiar Place as I blogged about how excited I am for it already!
Rush by Eve Silver (May 14th 2013)
Let me tell you something…when I was a young girl playing Super Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong, my DREAM was to always be able to jump inside a video game. I don’t know if it’s a video game that the MC goes into but this sounds pretty cool! She’s taken from her life and brought into this game to go on a mission with other teens to save these alien creatures. ALIENS! YES!
The Ward by Jordana Frankel (April 30th 2013)
This sounds like a really awesome apocalyptic-ish novel set in a Manhattan that has beyond flooded. Pollution and sicknesses abound in the Ward –the remaining part of the city — and Ren accepts a mission to find freshwater in hopes of a cure. As with many journeys in crazy worlds such as this, there are road bumps on her journey, encounters with secrets & more! I’m SO excited for this one!
Parallel by Lauren Miller (May 14th 2013)
This sounds awesome! At different points in her life Abby wakes up in a completely different version of her life — a parallel life that she switches in and out of at points whenever her parallel self makes new choices. I feel like I can’t even explain it fully so go read the description!
The End Games by T. Michael Martin (May 7th 2013)
In the catalog it describes this as “John Green meets Stephen King in this original take on the zombie apocalypse.” UM HELL YEAH! I never thought I’d be a zombie fan but totally have just started watching The Walking Dead this past weeks so YAY zombie apocalypse books!
Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (July 11th 2013)
This sounds so mysterious and creepy! Annalise has disappeared and then reemerges — but this Annalise has no recollection of her past and realizes she’s trapped in a body that isn’t hers. I’m hoping for a very high creep factor!
You Look Different In Real Life by Jennifer Castle (June 4th 2013)
Looks so interesting! Follows 5 kids who every five years have been the stars of a reality show-esque movie about their lives. Now as teens they will be reunited for another movie but are no longer as close as they once were. I am SO excited for this one!
Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (Out May 28th 2013)
This one sounds incredible! 17 year old Kiri’s parents are away for 6 weeks and Kiri has her summer planned out until she receives a mysterious call from a guy who knew her sister and has some of her stuff. This one sounds like it could be one that will wreck you. I’m excited.
Honorable Mentions That I Want To Hear More About: Undercurrent by Paul E. Blackwell (sounds like a page-turner!), The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise (contemporary…looks cute!) & September Girls by Bennett Madison (Mermaids! I’m so wary of mermaids but it sounds so intriguing), Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robin Schneider
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker ( Out April 23rd 2013)
Magical realism that has elements of Jewish and Arab folk mythology mixed with historical fiction in the turn of the century New York — sounds like a magical tale to me!
No covers as of yet (will add them when available!):
The Arrivals by Melissa Marr (Out July 2nd 2013): Most people find themselves with a hangover after a night out at a bar, Chloe wakes up in The Wastelands — a place inhabited with monsters and other creature — where she finds that others have also been pulled from their lives and nobody knows why. This sounds awesome! SO awesome!
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (out June 18th 2013): It’s Neil Gaiman!
Turn Around Bright Eyes by Rob Sheffield (June 18th 2013): I LOVED LOVED LOVED Love Is A Mixtape and apparently this picks up where that left off. His memoirs are always so touching and if you are passionate about music — they are a must! Love is a Mixtape just wrecked me as it was the story of his relationship with his wife who passed away way too soon. I am so ready to learn the rest of his story in the aftermath of that.
Any of these on your radar? Any of these sound interesting that you’ve never heard of? Tell me which books you are looking forward to!