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.
This time around I’m talking about the Macmillan group (& their imprints including Tor Teen, St. Martin’s Griffin, Henry Holt, Roaring Book Press) and Bloomsbury-Walker.
Replica by Jenna Black (July 16, 2013 – Tor Teen)
I don’t read a TON of science fiction (this has started to change this year) but this one looks SO intriguing. I feel like I’ve been reading a lot of books lately about replicas or clones and I haven’t grown weary of it yet!
Bubble World by Carol Snow (July 30, 2013 – Henry Holt)
Ok, I first saw this because the cover was just so…bizarre? I don’t know but it sounds REALLY fascinating! Freesia lives a perfect life on this beautiful island but lately strange things have been happening — random occurances like blackouts, disappearing people and things not exactly looking the same.
Love In The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (August 27, 2013 – Henry Holt)
The catalog labels this as science fiction and the description sounds ripe with creatures and some sort of journey or quest. It doesn’t really give much beyond that but I kind of like that — you know, sort of like going in blind.
Imperfect Spiral by Debbie Levy (July 16 2013 – Walker’s Children)
This looks kind of intense! The MC is babysitting and the 5 year old runs into traffic to get a ball and is tragically killed. She gets caught up in all the drama of the case but really just wants to be alone and move toward healing. I have a feeling tissues will be in order but this may be the one I’m anticipating the most!
Brother, Brother by Clay Carmichael (August 20th, 2013 – Roaring Book Press)
This looks like a really great coming of age story. After the MC’s grandmother dies, he finds out some truths about his family and comes to know that he has a twin brother who is the son of a powerful politician and who is in the limelight for his drug overdose. He treks to North Carolina to learn more about his family and the brother he’s never known.
All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry (July 30, 2013 – St. Martin’s Griffin)
Two best friends find themselves both falling for a cute & mysterious musician. The two grapple with the important of their friendship or the irresistible lure of love. Jack, the musician, has awakened ana ancient evil with his music and the girls find themselves wrapped up in a mythical world they’ve never known existed. YAY mythology blended in contemporary! I’m excited to see what sorts of mythological creatures and baddies we’ll meet.
The Wall by William Sutcliffe (June 4th 2013 – Walker’s Children)
I’m not one who reads MG too often but this one just really intrigued me. Joshua lives in a town that is guarded by a wall with a heavily guarded entrypoint to keep out the enemies. He finds a tunnel that leads outside of the Wall and it’s too tempting to not explore what is on the other side. I was really intrigued by the fact that it says this book is “set in a tense reality closely mirroring Israel’s West bank”
Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other 2013 releases from Macmillan or any of their imprints that may have flown off my radar?