Catalog Creepin’ — Random House & Imprints Fall 2013 Catalog

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.

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Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

 
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (August 27th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

Well, obviously I haven’t met a David Levithan book I haven’t loved. You have read my reviews for Every Day, Dash & Lily, The Lover’s Dictionary and Will Grayson, Will Grayson yes? So naturally I’m anticipating this but it sounds cute — two boys are taking part in a 32 hour kissing marathon to set a Guinness n

 

 

 

The Waking Dark

 

The Walking Dark by Robin Wasserman (September 10th  2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I’m so excited!! It’s so hard to find a good horror novel in YA and this one sounds SO GOOD. A small town experiences a killing spree — 12 people dead in a matter of hours and five people are the murderers. All of them take their own life except one girl and she can’t explain why she, a seemingly normal girl like the rest of them, murdered people. I can’t wait to know what is up in this town!! Sounds evil!

 

 

 

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

 

Gated by Amy Christine Parker (August 27th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

This one sounds interesting! A girl and her family end up fleeing to this gated community, ruled by someone named Pioneer, sort of thing after 9/11 to escape the evil in the world. They have been told the world is going to end and they must fight all the people who will try to flock there.

 

 

 

 

Tandem by Anna Jarzab

 

Tandem by Anna Jarzab (October 8th 2013-  Add to  Goodreads)

I have Anna Jarzab’s other books on my TBR list and I’ve heard wonderful things about her writing and plan to get to them soon! This one is science fiction and has a parallel life element so you know I’m excited because I find that so fascinating!

 

 

 

 

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Loud Awake and Lost by Adele Griffin (November 12th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

Ember is in a horrendous car accident, sustaining terrible injuries, and can’t remember a good chunk of her life leading up to that accident but nobody in her life will clue her in as to the details of where she was going or what happened. As she searches for the answers she finds her old self  falling away with the pieces she puts together. Sounds mysterious and so good!

 

 

 

 

The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee

 

The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee (October 8th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

This one is an Aussie book and I believe it has already released there in this year? It sounds like a good contemporary novel mixed with a bit of a mystery. And this cover is so pretty!!

 

 

 

 

Premeditated by Josie McQuien

 

Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein (October 8th, 2013 – Add  To Goodreads)

Josin L. McQuein also wrote Arclight which is coming out next month and I plan to pick up soon! This one sounds SO GOOD. The MC’s cousin slit her wrists and so she reads her diary for any clues as to why she did it. She stumbles upon the answers and decides to go after the boy who made her do it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi

Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi (August  6th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

Three best friends are torn apart by a murder and the remaining two, Holly and Savitri, find themselves left behind. Holly decides to hunt down their friend’s killer and Savitri is scared Holly is spiraling out of control in her grief and desire to find the killer — and leaving her behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ostrich by Matt Greene

 

 

 Ostrich by Matt Greene (September 24th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

This one said “for fans of Wonder R.J. Palacio and The Curious Incident of the Dog in Nighttime.” I haven’t read Wonder but I’ve heard amazing things and plan to read it but I LOVED The Curious Incident. I love stories about precocious kids and this sounds GREAT! The MC is 12 and he had brain surgery to stop seizures that he has been having. Everyone around him has been acting strange so he and his friend set out to find out why. Think this will be a good crossover novel!

 

 

 

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At The Bottom Of Everything by Ben Dolnick (September 17th 2013 – Add to Goodreads)

Adam and Thomas had always been best friends but after “the incident” Adam ended his friendship with Thomas. Ten years later, without any contact with Thomas, Adam gets a frantic phone call from Thomas’s mom needing his help. I just love stories about friendship and I’m so curious as to what broke their friendship up.

 

 

 

No covers but I want:

-Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid by Jessica Alexander — I love non-fiction and this intrigues me!
Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas: This one really sounds intriguing and it’s narrated by members of a family torn apart by one member’s addiction to drugs that land her in the mental ward.

 

Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other Fall 2013 releases from Random House & their imprints that may have flown off my radar?

Catalog Creepin’ — HarperCollins Fall 2013 Catalog

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.

YOUNG ADULT

 

 

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

 
Asylum by Madeleine Roux (August 27th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

THIS LOOKS SO CREEPY. Hidden secrets in an old mental asylum?? Plus apparently there are photos and letters integrated into it and, though I haven’t read it but it’s on my TBR list, it’s likened a bit to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Seems like a good read for people who like creepy mystery types and maybe a little WTFery!

 

 

 

The Burning Sky trilogy by Sherry Thomas

 

The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas (September 17th  2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I’m super new to the fantasy genre but this one sounds really good! It says for fans of Kristin Cashore & Cinda Williams Chima who I obviously need to read first now that I’m no longer afraid of fantasy anymore!

 

 

 

Not A  Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

 

Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis (September 10th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

This sounds so good! I LOVE survival type stories. One of my biggest fears in life is that the water runs out and it kind of sounds like that’s the case in this future story. The MC, Lynn, has a pond that she defends and protects — never needing to go to the outside — but signs of outsiders arriving threaten her. I think this one is going to be GREAT!

 

 

 

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil (September 17th 2013-  Add to  Goodreads)

I just have this obsession with parallel world/lives types stories, you guys, so I’m so glad it’s becoming a THING (though let’s be honest…I’ll probs tire of it after a while). This one sounds so good and from reading Ten by Gretchen McNeil I know she does suspense well SO YAY!

 

 

 

 

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney

 

The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney (October 8th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

All I saw was that the girl lives in a Gotham style Chicago and becomes a superhero/bionic girl. UM YEAH. I added that ish so fast. I also saw a blurb that said The Dark Knight meets Cinder so that sounds interesting!

 

 

 

 

 

Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill

Hideous Love by Stephanie Hemphill (October 1st 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I LOVE FRANKENSTEIN. I am so fascinated by the author of Frankenstein — Mary Shelley. Always have been. This is a free-verse novel about her love story that inspired her to write Frankenstein.

 

 

 

 

Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

 

Across A Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund (October 15th, 2013 – Add  To Goodreads)

OMG OMG OMG OMG! First of all, this book comes out on my birthday. YES! Secondly, you know much I LOVED For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund so I am over the moon about this one. It’s set in the same world as FDSTS but different characters and on a different island….and this one is a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel. I honestly don’t know what else you could say about this book to make me more excited!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How To Love by Katie Cotugno (October 1st 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I’m not going to lie — I’m pretty much always nervous about pregnancy in teen lit but I’m giving this a chance! The MC has a whirlwind, complicated romance with a guy she’s always loved but whom she never thought had ever glanced her way. He mysteriously leaves town and she’s pregnant. Three years later, she’s handling being a mom and then the guy walks back in her life.

 

 

 

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 We Are Water by Wally Lamb (October 29th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I really enjoyed Wally Lamb’s The Hour I First Believed. He writes these amazingly layers stories about family and love and life and this one sounds like it is no exception. The MC has been a mother and wife for 27 years until she drops a bombshell on her family that she has fallen in love with a woman and they plan to be wed. The upcoming marriage brings up a whole host of questions and secrets and truth as everyone is trying to move forward and understand what was going all those years before.

 

 

 

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Help for the Haunted by John Searles (September 17th 2013 – Add to Goodreads)

This sounds so good! Sylvie’s parents have an unusual occupation — they help the haunted move into a place of peace. One night they get a call in the middle of the night and they pack little Sylvie up into the car while they go meet someone at a church only to fall asleep and wake up to gunfire and the loss of her parents. The book seems to flip back and forth from that time to the present as Sylvie is a little older and living with her older sister and trying to grapple with this loss and figure out what exactly happened to her parents.

 

 

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Dead Set by Richard Kadrey (October 29th 2013 – Add to Goodreads)

I’m loving ghost-related novels and this sounds so interesting! Zoe and her mom move to a new city after dad passes away. Things are hard and she finds escape in her dreams — a place where she is able to spend time with her lost brother. Something seems to be lurking in her dreams and threatening she and her brother which leads her to a used record shop where there is a portal to the dead and an offer for her to be able to make contact with her dad..but it comes with a price. Zoe struggles with how far she is willing to go and how much she is willing to give just to see her father.

 

 

No Cover & want a little more info about: Early Decision by Lacey Crawford

Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other 2013 releases from HarperCollins & their imprints that may have flown off my radar? ( I realize Divergent #3 comes out…um yeah..I’ll work on reading Divergent. I promise).

Catalog Creepin’ — Simon & Schuster Summer 2013

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.

YOUNG ADULT

 

 

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Golden by Jessi Kirby (May 14th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

You all know my love for Jessi Kirby’s previous works — Moonglass & In Honor — and Golden is EASILY one of my most anticipated books for 2013! I’ve already heard amaaaazing things and I am not so patiently awaiting its release. Anything she writes I will read.

 

 

 

 

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OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu (July 23rd 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I’ve never really read a book about OCD so I’m interested in that perspective and it sounds like an interesting story about a girl who is obsessed (watches him, has journals full of notes) with a guy who doesn’t know she exists and it seems her obsession spirals out of control.

 

 

 

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The book Of  Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (May 21st 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I loved Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler & this one sounds fabulous! The older sisters of the MC, Jude, have taught her a lot but the most important is to stay away from the Vargas brothers — all of whom will break your heart she learns from her sisters dating past with them. She finds herself having to deal with a Vargas brother when she needs a mechanic but she vows that she won’t fall for his tricks. Until she starts to…

 

 

 

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Linked by Imogen Howson (June 11th 2013-  Add to  Goodreads)

CLEARLY I am obsessed with these types of stories for 2013 but this SERIOUSLY looks so good. The MC starts getting these mysterious bruises and pains accompanied with horrible visions that lead her to find out she has a twin sister whom the government is trying to capture to keep quiet. I’m so excited to see if they are clones or in parallel type worlds or WHAT. I have a feeling this is going to be GOOD!

 

 

 

 

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How My Summer Went Up In Flames (May 7, 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I’ve already expressed my excitement for this on my 2013 debuts I’m most excited for post but I have to express it again! ROAD TRIP! And the girl sets her ex boyfriend’s car on fire and gets a restraining order. I would have loved that sort of revenge for some jerkface guys who cared about their cool cars!

 

 

 

 

 

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Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin (May 7th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

A retelling of Rebecca?! Please don’t let  me down! Plus boarding school setting!

 

 

 

 

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Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (July 16th, 2013 – Add  To Goodreads)

This sounds intense and like something I definitely heard about on the news! Spring break in Aruba, the MC’s best friend is murdered and she’s stuck in Aruba being accused of brutally murdering her. She tries to figure out who murdered her friend and stumbles upon some shocking revelations and truths.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Moment Comes by Jennifer Bradbury (June 25th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I love historical fiction but haven’t  really read  much lately and I was really intrigued by this one when I saw it in the catalog! Plus it  is set in India! The description in the catalog is much more intriguing than what is on  Goodreads right  now!

 

 

 

 

 

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Over You by Amy Reed (June 25th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

This one looks like an interesting contemp with some verrryyy interesting  friendship dynamics. It seems like maybe there are some control issues behind the typical “you can only be my bff” type stuff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Children of the Jacaranda Tree  by Sahar Jeligiani (June 18th 2013 – Add To Goodreads)

I really just love books set in the Middle East — partly because I feel like I know nothing culturally and historically and I like to learn! This one says for fans of The Kite Runner and I remember enjoying that quite a lot so we will see!

 

 

 

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The Why Of Things by Elizabeth Huntley Winthrop (June 25th 2013 – Add to Goodreads)

I’m incredibly confused because the book cover calls this book The Why of Things and the Goodreads I was linked to from the catalog calls this book After The Sun Stood Still. Either way, this book sounds good! A family dealing with the crushing grief and aftermath of their teenage daughter’s suicide goes to their summer home to find themselves in the midst of another tragedy as a young man appears to have driven straight into their quarry and the family finds themselves caught up in the details of this victim’s story.

 

 

 

 

Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other 2013 releases from Simon & Schuster & their imprints that may have flown off my radar?

Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Book Title/Author: Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Publisher/Year
: Dutton Juvenile – January 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary
Series: Yes — Just One Year is out Fall 2013
Other Books From Author: If I Stay, Where She Went, Sister’s in Sanity, You Can’t Get There from Here: A Year on the Fringes of a Shrinking World

Amazon| Goodreads | @gayleforman

I received this from Penguin who was generous enough to provide me with a review copy in an exchange for an honest review. As always, this did this not sway my opinions in any way. Pinky promise!

 

As part of her graduation present, Allyson Healy and her best friend are spending a few weeks on tour in Europe. By taking one little risk, she ends up meeting Willem, an actor in a fun, underground Shakespeare troupe, who intrigues her with his free spirit and passion. By saying yes and taking a chance on spontaneity as Lulu, her more adventurous self, she finds herself having a life-changing day in Paris with Willem — who she discovers has disappeared without a goodbye. She returns home heartbroken and with questions about what that day meant and becomes determined to figure out who she is and escape the predictable little box she feels trapped in.

Oh Lord. Gayle Forman. You know my insane love for her books If I Stay & Where She Went so naturally this was one of my most anticipated reads for 2013. I tried to approach reading Just One Day as if it was written by somebody else because, you know, it’s hard not to fangirl automatically for your favorite author. But, alas, I could not do that because the things that make a Gayle Forman book, well, a Gayle Forman book, just crept up as I was reading. It’s the little pitter patters in my heart she is able to create or the fact that by the next page she is able to slice and dice my heart and makes it hurt so real.

Exhibit A:

It’s the amazing characters that you just want to spend more time with and care so much about (and oh my goodness — the minor characters are fab — Dee, Giant, etc). It’s the ability to make me feel every emotion so vividly. So, suffice it to say, this book was nothing short of amazing! I can’t say whether or not I liked it more/less than If I Stay/Where She Went because they make me feel something entirely different for different reasons but it is 100% what makes Gayle’s books my favorites. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES EVER!!

This story was amazing — one of the best stories of self discovery that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I just relished in the details and the little moments that happened throughout their day and could relate as someone with an adventurous spirit. The day just sounded perfect and I think that’s what made a certain part even more excruciating.  The spark between those two was something special and magical to me. Willem, like Adam in If I Stay/Where She Went says the simplest of things that just make my heart melt.

Exhibit B (Oh my heart !)

And yes, the travel was delightful, the romance was super swoony but I really enjoyed watching Allyson figure out her way to being the self that incorporated the parts of “Lulu” that she loved after she returned from Paris. I LOVED that this wasn’t a quick transformation — it was little pieces and Gayle Forman used the utmost even pacing — and it wasn’t about finding herself for the sake of the boy though he made a lasting impression on her & still held answers for her. It was one single day, of doing something extraordinary, that helped her eyes be open to what COULD be — that she wasn’t okay with just being content and doing what was always expected. It was some of the best introspection I’ve read it a while and her journey of self discovery was one that hit home for me — a lot of things that have been weighing heavy on me lately were things that Allyson was thinking through. I have to be honest when I say it’s the type of novel that made me want to be a little more bold and say yes more often. It made me realize I’d made some right decisions that I was scared were wrong. So I really felt invested in Allyson’s journey because I really felt it — as I’m sure it will resonate with most readers in a way. I just know that personally these are some similar things I’ve been dealing with and talking about with my husband.

And the ending! Oh the ending! The Mayans better not be right because I NEED to read Just One Year!

 


Just One Day was one of the best books I’ve read this year and has even more secured Gayle Forman as one of my all time favorite authors. Just One Day made me feel a multitude of feelings — in the same way If I Stay/Where She Went made me! It’s everything I wanted and hoped for the moment I heard about this book — the travel was to die for, the adventures stirred up an insatiable want for my own adventure, the romance just made my heart pitter patter yet simultaneous burst out of my chest and Allyson’s story of self-discovery was honestly one I just really needed to read right now. Introspective and full of feelings, Just One Day will no doubt be another win for those previously familiar with her work and will take hostage those who’ve never had the pleasure of reading a Gayle Forman novel. Prepare your hearts, friends.

 

For Fans Of: Gayle Forman (obviously), amazing character development, feeling ALL OF THE FEELINGS, traveling stories, books with older protags (college aged what uppp), books that must might make you think, straight up amazing contemporary YA

 

Let’s Talk: Have you read this one? Heard of it (I’m sure you have!!)? What did you think if you have read it? Did you feel all of the feelings???

Top Ten Most Anticipated YA Reads For 2013 (Pretty Much The First Half Only)

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted over at my other blog The Broke and the Bookish) is all about our most anticipated 2013 releases!

This one KILLED ME.  KILLED. I just kept going…BUT  THIS ONE…BUT THIS ONE TOO..BUT BUT BUT…ALLL OF THE BOOKS. Check out my Catalog Creepin’ posts to see more of my anticipated 2013 book releases (both YA and adult).

 


1. Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (Out May 2013): This one looks SO good & relevant giving all the problems teens face with sexting sorts of scandals.  It sounds excellent & I love the promise of some romance and a nice guy!

2. Out Of The Easy by Ruta Sepytus (Out February 2013): You all know my absolutely love for Between Shades Of Grey by Ruta Sepytus so naturally I have been absolutely dying for this one and I cried when it showed up on my doorstep. I love historical fiction and, I know if anybody can deliver for me in 2013, it’s Ruta Sepytus! This one is set in New Orleans in the 1950’s  — SO excited!

3. Golden by Jessi Kirby (Out May 2013): No secret here that I love Jessi Kirby (author of Moonglass & In Honor which I’ve read & reviewed here). Obviously this is on here! I’ll be reading anything she puts out as she is a spectacular voice in the contemporary YA world!

4. Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza (Out March 2013): This looks like a fascinating sci-fi book that I HOPE will make up for a lackluster one I read this year dealing with similar themes! I am hoping and praying to the book gods that this is a really fabulous because I’m building it up so much in my head! Hoping to start this one soon!

5. Pivot Point by Kasie West  (Out February 2013): From the description it seems like a paranormal-y, time travel/sliding doors kind of story so I’m pretty excited. ALSO I saw someone tweet about it and apparently it’s a good KISSING BOOK. Woo! Even better.

6. Invisibility by Andrea Cremer & David  Levithan (Out May 2013): UM YEAH. I am obsessed with David Levithan (did you read my review for Every Day?) and I really enjoyed Nightshade by Andrea Cremer so naturally this is HIGH up on my list because David Levithan has never failed me with any of his collab works!

7. The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr (Out May 2013): I’m a newfound Sara Zarr fangirl after reading Sweethearts by Sara Zarr & I love books dealing with talented MC’s (especially of the musical variety). This looks EXCELLENT!

8. Isla & The Happily After by (the one & ONLY) Stephanie Perkins (supposedly May 2013): OMG OMG OMG OMG! Hello, I’m Jamie and I’m the self appointed, off the wall Stephanie Perkins fan club Prezzie who will be knocking down the door of my local bookstore when this comes out. Read my reviews of Anna and the French Kiss & Lola and the Boy Next Door and you will see some of the only times I fangirl like an absolute loon. If I made an order to this list, other than what images came up first on my computer, this would be numero UNO.

9. Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting (Book #4 in The Body Finder series — Out April 2013): This series is so addicting if you like supernatural mysteries. The Last Echo (the last book) was the BEST yet so I have high hopes considering where the ending is taking us in this one! WOO!

10. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (Out February 2013 — book #2 in series): I just recently read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi so luckily I didn’t have to wait as long as others who read it long ago! THANK GOD! I’m planning on reading it this month but I’m so NERVOUS and EXCITED and MUST PREPARE MYSELF FOR FEELINGS.

11. Prodigy by Marie Lu (Out January 2013 — book #2 in series): I stinking LOVED Legend by Marie Lu! It’s such a great dystopian book and one that I have recommended countless times for people looking for something fast paced and page-turning but with an interesting society! My teen nephews DEVOURED this one as well. They are going to kill me if I don’t hurry up and read Prodigy and pass it on to them soon!

Books I’ve Already Read (Or Am Currently Reading) That Would Have Made  My Most Anticipated 2013 YA Reads List

 

 

The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shephard (Currently reading this one now! Holla for historical fiction!)
Just One Day by Gayle Forman ( SO AMAZING. I can’t even.   Look out for my review this week! One of my fave books I read this year! ALSO, Just One Year comes out in 2013 too!)
Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook (Was interesting & kept my attention for sure. Not my fave but certainly not bad by any means).
Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (book 2 of Under the Never Sky trilogy — OMG! SO GOOD. I was scared of the second book syndrome but ALAS…Veronica Rossi nailed this one!)
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans (I read this one immediately upon receiving it at the S&S blogger preview party at BEA and it was one of the most unique “after-life” sort of stories I’ve read!)

 

AHHH I’m already thinking of some majorly awesome books that aren’t on this list but ALAS…this was so hard and I gave it my best! So TELL ME..are any of these on YOUR list? Which books are YOU excited for that aren’t on my list? Any series books that have new books coming out that I may have not picked up the first one??

Catalog Creepin’ –Hachette Spring/Summer 2013

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.

YOUNG ADULT

 

 

Thousand Words by Jennifer Brown (May 21st 2013)

This book sounds fantastic. The MC takes a pic of herself in the nude for her boyfriend who is going off to college — something she thought would be completely innocent between she and him. When the couple breaks up she finds that the picture has gone viral and her whole world changes when everyone she knows starts to give her the cold shoulder. Until she meets Mack.

 

 

 

 

The Lucy Variations   by Sara Zarr (May 7th 2013)

I’m a newfound Sara Zarr fan (she writes the BEST contemp stories) AND love stories about talented YA’s. I’m curious to know about the betrayal and death and how Lucy finds herself. I love books dealing with music because music is so important, healing and moving to me.

 

 

 

 

When You Were Here   by Daisy Whitney (June 2013)

I started bawling reading the summary for this one. Some of you know that my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer when I was in high school and passed away a few years later…her one wish was to see both my sister and I graduate — which she passed 2 weeks after my younger sis did. So naturally I bawled. I have to read this because I find these kinds of stories really resonate with me. PLUS travel involved? If those two things don’t make this a Jamie book..I don’t know what else could!

 

 

 

This Is What Happy Looks Like   by Jennifer E. Smith (April 2nd 2013)
Not going to lie — all I read is Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail. Two of my all time fave movies. Ok but then I did go back and look at the summary and I’m REALLY excited because this sounds like a wonderful romance and I love characters who are kind of opposites — he being an actor and she being a regular gal.

 

 

 

Rules of Summer   by Joanna Philbin (June 4, 2013)
Rory’s aunt is the housekeeper of a wealthy family and Rory stays in the house and befriends Isabel — the wild daughter of the family — and the two become good friends and find themselves in summer romances. Sounds like a book that will end up in my beach bag for sure!

 

 

 

 

 

Truth or Dare  by Jacqueline Green (May 14th 2013)
I always loved Truth or Dare as a teen but this Truth or Dare is dark! A game that leads to secrets become unearthed. Sounds kind of Pretty Little Liars-esque…which I LOVE..so YAY!

 

 

 

 

Icons   by Margaret Stohl  (May 7th, 2013)
I love me a good post-apocalyptic book and this one sounds SO GOOD. I’m curious about what caused everything to shut down and people to die AND why some people survived. Definitely one of my most anticipated apocalyptic type books for 2013!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Amity & Sorrow: A Novel   by Peggy Riley (March 28th 2013)

I’m so intrigued by this one. A woman living in a polygamist cult type setting flees with her children until they are in car crash with nowhere to go. They meet a farmer who takes them in and they forge a a new life — with one sister loving her new life and the other who wants to go back. I’m always intrigued by stories having to do with cults and this sounds very excellent.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Day: A Novel   by Elin Hilderbrand (June 25th 2013)

Now that I’m done planning my wedding I feel ready to read books about weddings. I was immediately hooked by this summary because, as a daughter who wasn’t able to have her mother at her wedding, I am so intrigued by the idea of the mother leaving a notebook with how her daughter’s wedding should go. Aside from that this sounds like drama-filled beach read with betrayal and scandal and probably pretty touching. Get in my beach bag already!

 

 

 

 

 The Unknowns by Gabriel  Roth (July 2nd 2013)

I love nerd stories! The MC can’t get a girl so he starts a notebook observing girls and researching them in hopes to find ones at his school who might date him. The notebook is found and pretty much you’d guess that it was social suicide. Then the book fast forwards to Eric as he’s older and filthy rich and doesn’t have a girl problem anymore.

 

 

 

 

Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other 2013 releases from any of the Hachette imprints that may have flown off my radar?

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