Catalog Creepin Summer 2014: Simon & Schuster Children’s

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.

 

AHHH Simon & Schuster never fails to get me all giddy. The Summer 2014 catalog is AWESOME. MORGAN MATSON??! SARAH OCKLER?? Two authors I love so much!! That would have made me alone just write a whole post!

Unfortunately, the children’s catalog was the only one up for Summer 2014 and I was just TOO excited to wait for them to post the adult catalog so they could be together in. I’ll do it separately when it comes out!

 

 

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

 

 

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (May 6, 2014 – Simon & Schuster – Add To Goodreads)

Ok, if you know me you know that this is one of my most anticipated reads of 2014!! I loved Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour and Second Chance Summer so this should be NO surprise. It sounds AMAZING. AHH. Emily has always been more reserved but has a wild best friend named Sloane who always gets her out of her comfort zone. When Sloane suddenly disappears, Emily finds a to-do list of random things –things she would NEVER do– for her to do written by Sloane.

 

 

 

 

 

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#Scandal by Sarah Ockler (June 17th, 2014 – Simon Pulse Add To Goodreads)

This summer I loved The Book of Broken Hearts and really enjoyed Twenty Boy Summer when I read it. This one sounds soooo good. The MC is caught in quite the scandal when her bff’s boyfriend, whom she’s had a crush on since forever, kisses her when they, with her best friend’s permission, go to prom together because she’s sick. Before she can tell her the truth, somebody hacks into her Facebook and posts pictures that tell all.

 

 

 

Random by Tom Leveen

Random by Tom Leveen (August 12, 2014 – Simon Pulse- Add To Goodreads)

Tori already finds herself connected to a cyberbullying suicide at the moment and one night she receives a random call from a guy wanting to talk and asks her to give him one good reason not to kill himself putting his life in her hands.

 

 

 

 

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There Will Come A Time by Carrie Arcos (May 6, 2014 – Simon Pulse- Add To Goodreads)

Mark’s twin sister is killed in a car accident and he is drowning in grief. His sister’s best friend tries to help him and convinces him to do the bucket list from her journal which contains things that makes him feel like he didn’t really know his sister at all.

 

 

 

 

 

Killer Instinct

 Killer Instinct by S.E. Green (May 6, 2014 – Simon Pulse- Add To Goodreads)

The catalog compares it to Dexter and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo so that’s intriguing! The MC is obsessed with studying serial killers and she secretly exacts her own vigilante justice but hasn’t killed anybody…yet. A serial killer is loose in her town and, while she tries to crack the case, she finds herself in direct contact with the serial killer and in a mess of her own lies.

 

 

 
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Magnolia by Kristi Cook (August 5, 2014 – Simon & Schuster- Add To Goodreads)

I love books set in the South!! Jemma and Ryder come from neighboring families who are practically royalty. They’ve basically been set up since they’ve been born but they absolutely do not want to give in to their parents’ wishes — mostly because they hate each other. A huge storm rolls into town and bring Jemma and Ryder together in ways they never thought.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke (August 5, 2014 – Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers- Add To Goodreads)

HECK YES PARALLEL WORLDS — like ones that manifest after ever little choice you make. Make choice A instead of B but there is an alternate world out there that is living B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Faire Lady by Laura Wettersten (June 3, 2014 – Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers – Add To Goodreads)

The MC finds out her boyfriend was cheating on her and takes a summer job away from her town and winds up working at the Renaissance but romance complicates things even there. Looks like a cute and fun romance!

 

 

 

 

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Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols  (May 20, 2014 – Simon Pulse – Add To Goodreads)

This looks super cute! Tia just wants to have fun her senior year, no commitments, so she turns down the cute new guy she started to hit it off with. Things get awkward and Tia reconsiders her feelings after she and Will, now with a girlfriend, get nominated as Biggest Flirts for yearbook and sparks start to fly again.

 

 

 

 

Which ones are you most excited for?? Did you discover any from my list you’ve never heard of? Any other Spring/Summer 2014 releases from Simon & Schuster that may have flown off my radar?

Catalog Creepin Spring/Summer 2014: Hachette YA and Adult

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.

 

I’m REALLY excited for the upcoming Hachette books (Little Brown, Grand Central) — YA and adult! Apparently Hachette also bought Hyperion but I’m not clear on that sooo I’m going to not include it under Hachette for now until I figure out if it was just the adult that was bought or the children’s side as well.

 

YA new releases 

 

Torn Away - Jennifer Brown

Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (May 6, 2014 – Little Brown Books For Young Readers- Add To Goodreads)

Jersey loses everything in a powerful tornado — her family and her home — and she is sent to live with biological father and grandparents as she comes to terms with her grief. THIS SOUNDS SO GOOD. Love the family dynamics to be explored plus you know I’m a sucker for books dealing with grief.

 

 

 

 

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me - Julia Ann Peters

 

Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Ann Peters (June 10th, 2014 – Little Brown Books For Young Readers Add To Goodreads)

I liked By the Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters and I think that this one sounds great! Alix’s girlfriend dies suddenly and as Alix clings to all the mementos she finds out that her girlfriend has text messages from someone else she appeared to be dating at the same time. Alix pretends to be her girlfriend, through texts, to find out more information before she breaks the news.

 

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The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson (June 3, 2014 – Little Brown Books For Young Readers- Add To Goodreads)

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book featuring a teen runaway but this will be the first! He lives in a treehouse and surfs and generally has no plans until a PI tries to get his help in finding someone who doesn’t want to be found on the streets — a beautiful girl named Reese Abernathy. I CANNOT WAIT. This sounds so good and I kind of love the cover.

 

 

 

 

Illusive Emily Lloyd-Jones

 

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones (July 15, 2014 – Little Brown Books For Young Readers- Add To Goodreads)

A vaccine to stop a virus but accidentally gives some of the population superhero-like powers?? HELL YES. Plus the catalog said Shatter Me was a comp title and you KNOW how much I love that series.

 

 

 

 

 

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 A Blind Spot For Boys by Justina Chen (August 1, 2014 – Little Brown and Company- Add To Goodreads) *will update cover – this is placeholder*

This one looks a cute romance with some travel but dealing with a hard situation — the main character’s dad is going blind. They take a trip to Machu Picchu so that excites me! I don’t quite understand, from what I read out of the Frankfurt 2013 rights guide, how the romance factors in on this trip but I will update when we get a summary!

 

 

 

 

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Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan (August 5, 2014 – Little Brown Books For Young Readers- Add To Goodreads) *will update cover — placeholder*

I love, love loved I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan and this one is a follow-up that takes place about 2 months after (this according to Holly herself). BEST NEWS EVER.

 

 

 

 

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Wildflower by Alecia Whitaker (July 1, 2014 – Poppy- Add To Goodreads) *will update cover*

YES. I am obsessed with the show Nashville and pshh I love T Swift. No shame in my game. Plus I like to “brag” that I saw her when her first album came out in a tiny venue here. SO HIPSTER OF ME. Anyways, a contemporary series revolving around a young country music star a la T. Swift. COUNT ME IN. Please.

 

 

 

The Geography of You and Me Jennifer E. Smith

The Geography of You & Me by Jennifer E. Smith (April 15, 2014 – LBBFYR – Add To Goodreads)

I really loved The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight so I’m really excited for this. If you like cute romances, you need to check out Jennifer E. Smith. The premise of this looks awesome — a guy and a girl meet in a blackout when they are stuck in an elevator, they hang out all night after they are rescued but then they both go their separate ways across the globe but keep in contact.

 

 

 

 

Summer State of Mind - Jen Calonita

Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita  (April 22, 2014 – Poppy- Add To Goodreads)

YES YES YES. Sleepaway camp. I wanted more of this. I didn’t read the first book in the Whispering Pines series (probably will now) but it seems this can stand alone but does feature some of the same characters. The MC in this one gets sent to Whispering Pines because her dad thinks she’s a spoiled brat in need of a reality check! This cover makes me miss summer already!

 

 

 

 

Adult-New-Releases

 

 

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

 

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue (April 1, 2014 – Little Brown and Company- Add To Goodreads)

This one is a murder mystery set in San Francisco in 1876 — a summer of a crazy heatwave and smallpox epidemic. A young woman is murdered and her friend, a burlesque dancer, tries to bring her killer to justice. This one sounds so good!

 

 

 

 

The Fever by Megan Abbott

 

The Fever by Megan Abbott (June 17th, 2014 – Little Brown and Company- Add To Goodreads)

I’m fascinated by this one — an epidemic is leashed upon a quiet suburban town and the town comes together but the hysteria threatens to break apart family and friends and to unearth secrets.

 

 

 

 

 

The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand

 


The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand (June 24, 2014 – Little Brown and Company- Add To Goodreads)

This one looks like a tearjerker! The MC has found out that she has pancreatic cancer and she wishes to use her matchmaking skills, she’s matched 54 couples successfully, before she leaves her loved ones. She gets to work on finding love for her husband, her lover and her daughter who is already engaged but to the wrong person.

 

 

 

 

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Home Leave by Brittany Sonnenberg (June 3, 2014 – Grand Central Publishing- Add To Goodreads)

I love reading about ex-pats so I’m excited for this one as a family has moved around because of the husband’s career and everyone in the family has adjusted differently to all the moving and then in a wake of a tragedy. Sounds like an interesting story about family and about sisterhood as the two children of the family use each other as their only stability.

 

 

 

 

 The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons

The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons (July 8, 2014 – Grand Central Publishing- Add To Goodreads)

I love friendship novels so this one is a definite on my list — ever since they were in their 20’s, four friends would spend a week at the beach together. One of the girls tragically dies and the remaining three drift further apart until years later when they are reunited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Girl With All The Gifts M.R. Carey (March 27, 2014 – Orbit- Add To Goodreads)

I honestly don’t know EXACTLY what this is about but the catalog says, “The Girl With All the Gifts is a terrifying, heartbreaking, genre-defying thriller about hope and humanity and a little girl who tries to save the world” and that excites me. Then it says it’s perfect for fans of Stephen King, Justin Cronin and Neil Gaiman sooo there’s the cherry on top. Definitely on my list.

 

 

 

 

 

Which ones are you most excited for?? Did you discover any from my list you’ve never heard of? Any other Spring/Summer 2014 releases from Hachette or any of their imprints that may have flown off my radar? Little Brown For Young Readers 2014 Spring/Summer catalog is especially exciting to me this season!

Catalog Creepin Fall 2013: Macmillan,St. Martin’s Griffin, Bloomsbury-Walker’s Children & more!

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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 Leila Sales

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 Alexandra Coutts

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?

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.

YOUNG ADULT

 

 

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.

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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?

Catalog Creepin Spring/Summer 2013: Macmillan, Tor Teen, St. Martin’s Griffin, Bloomsbury-Walker’s Children & more!

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.

 

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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!


 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

No cover: Taste Test by Kelly Fiore (Bloomsbury-Walker Children’s): Top Chef-esque competition meets YA? Heck yes! And I HEAR that it even has recipes in it!

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?

Catalog Creepin: Scholastic Spring/Summer 2013 & Disney Hyperion 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.

Scholastic Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson  (March 1st 2013)

Futuristic Brazil?? Count me in!! Plus romance & a messed up government? Yep, I’m excited. I think this one looks really cool!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenge of the Girl With the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg (March 1st 2013)

I really enjoyed Elizabeth Eulberg’s Take A Bow so I’m really excited that she has a new book out! Sounds cute & fun and who doesn’t love a good makeover story sometimes? I know I sure do!

 

 

 

 

The Last Academy by Anne Applegate (May 1st 2013)

Firstly..BOARDING SCHOOL SETTING FTW! The blurb I saw describes it as “Curtis Sittenfeld’s PREP meets THE SIXTH SENSE in this spine-tingling, unforgettable debut” which sounds pretttyyy cool!

 

 

 

Since You Asked…   by Maurene Goo (July 2013)
This looks fun! A Korean-American high school girl who gets to write her own column in her school newspaper and she writes all sort of ranty things that her peers love — all because she wrote a ranty piece ripping people to shreds that accidentally gets published (I always fear those sorts of things — emails, texts, etc getting sent to the wrong person or I tweet a DM to everyone.). It also seems like this book deals with her struggling with her family’s traditional Korean values. I love reading books from a different cultural tradition that me and especially with how the younger generations deal with keeping those values in the face of modern American culture.

 

 

 

The Boy on the Bridge   by Natalie Standiford (August 1st, 2013)
I LOVE historical fiction plus books set in other countries so this book is super exciting to me because it is set at the start of the Cold War in Russia!! The MC is an American girl who falls in love with a Russian and has to figure out if he loves her or if he’s just trying to marry her to escape to America. I’ve heard great things (and still have to read) about Natalie Standiford’s book How To Say Goodbye In Robot so I’ll definitely be reading that one while I wait for this one to come out! I AM super stoked for this one. *will update cover when it’s officially on Goodreads *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Corner of White: Book 1 of The Colors of Madeleine   by Jaclyn Moriarty (April 1st  2013)
This is an author I’ve heard great things about but have never read. This book sounds fantastic and had me at “genre-busting” but I LOVE books like that (a la Every Day by David Levithan). It’s set in two different worlds and seems like an amazing blend of contemporary set in England and some sort of fantasy world.

 

 

 

 

 

Disney Hyperion Spring/Summer 2013

 

 

  The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston (May 14th 2013)

I love the sounds of this one! A girl whose family is in the Witness Protection Program (something really intrigues me) and who has been a bunch of different people yet has NO idea what her father was involved in to make them have to keep picking up their lives like this. She meets a cute Louisana boy who knows she is hiding something and they realize just how dangerous it might be. SO EXCITED.

 

 

 

 

Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland (May 7th 2013)

This looks like the perfect summer read filled with tragedy, friendship lost, romance and more! Definitely going to pick this up for my beach bag when it comes out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rules by Stacey Kade (April 23rd  2013)

When I first read the synopsis for this I thought it was a little reminiscent of Roswell (which I loved!). The MC was created in a lab from human and extra-terrestrial DNA. She’s supposed to blend in and make sure the people searching for her, their “project, don’t find her. She’s done just that until an incident at school when she gains the attention of the police chief’s cute son.

 

 

 

 

Which ones are you most excited for?? Any other 2013 releases from either of these publishers that may have flown off my radar?

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.

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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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