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, Entangled, Bloomsbury-Walker, FSG, Feiwel and Friends).
No Cover But I’m Excited For and Will Update: Wild Card by Simone Elkeles
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney (September 3, 2013 – Bloomsbury Children’s- Add To Goodreads)
I LOVED Daisy Whitney’s When You Were Here so I’m definitely excited for this one! It sounds romantic and magical with fantastical elements when a curse that trapped a girl into a painting is undone but the MC Julien, the person who saved the girl, falls in love with her which has devastating results and Julien must choose between love or saving great art.
Hostage Three by Nick Lake (October 15, 2013 – Bloomsbury Children’s - Add To Goodreads)
Ok this one has PIRATES. Real pirates. A family is on a yacht and suddenly find themselves taken hostage by the pirates and are being used as leverage. Sounds so good!!
Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller (September 24, 2013 – Bloomsbury Children’s – Add to Goodreads)
You all know how much I loved her debut novel Something Like Normal, yes? Based on that book alone I added her to my auto buy author list. You know that’s serious business right thurrr. I am SO EXCITED.
After Eden by Helen Douglas (November 5, 2013 – Bloomsbury Children – Add To Goodreads)
I’m getting a little bored of dystopians unless they have something new to bring to the table and I am getting the sense this one does. At least I hope so. It is more of a show of the catalyst to what happens that TURNED a society into a dystopian one and I’m fascinated. There’s sci-fi elements and hints of some time travel of a boy from the future who comes to try to save the world from its fate.
Relativity by Cristin Bishara (September 10th, 2013 – Walker Children’s – Add To Goodreads)
I’m a sucker for parallel world stories right now. I can’t help it. I see it and I’m like BINGO…come to mama. Luckily it seems it is a THING for Fall 2013 so I WIN. The MC finds a wormhole wherein she can access a few parallel versions of her life based on things that could have happened very differently at crucial turning points in her life. I CANNOT wait for this.
The F-It List by Julie Halpern (November 12, 2013 – Feiwel & Friends – Add To Goodreads)
I’m getting all emotional just reading this premise plus I’m a HUGE fan of bucket lists. I have one. All sorts of them actually. Two girls who were best friends but broke off their friendship come back together when one of them reveals she has cancer and they work to complete her bucket list in her remaining days. I love that this story is about friendship!! WANT. WANT. WANT.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (September 10th, 2013 – St. Martin’s Griffin – Add to Goodreads)
What an aptly named title for her newest book because I just finished Eleanor and Park YESTERDAY and I am officially a fangirl for life. Seriously. It’s about two twin sisters who are absolutely fangirls for a series (like dressing up and all that jazz) and one has started to move away from the fandom scene and announces she doesn’t want to room together when they go off to college. Seems like a great story about standing on your own and discovering yourself outside of what is comfortable. I CANNOT WAIT.
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (September 17, 2013 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux – Add To Goodreads)
THIS is one that is on the top of my list for Fall. I love books where music plays a part and this looks so great!! It says it’s “darkly comical” and I love books like that so I just am waiting with bated breath. I think it was originally named “My Suicide Playlist” so I’m curious about that element and also about the name change.
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts (September 17, 2013 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux - Add To Goodreads)
AHHHHH. PRE apocalyptic??? YES. I AM IN. I AM SO IN. An asteroid is set to hit the earth and there is nothing that can be done to stop it. As the blurb says, “the only question is what to do with the time you have left?” GOSH that premise just makes me think already. WHAT WOULD I DO?
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?