Friday, May 28, 2010

Books Getting Buzz at BEA

I'm green with envy over all of the talk about BEA 2010. I thought it would be fun to list the books that I've been hearing a lot of buzz for on Twitter and other blogs. It always seems like this time of year, due to BEA, I always hear about the books that everyone is excited to nab an ARC or can't wait to read.

Here are a few that I'm excited about! Do you have any upcoming books on your wish list? Let us hear about them in the comments section!


The Replacements by Brenna Yovanoff- release date September 21, 2010:
(from http://www.brennayovanoff.com/) Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie comes from a world of tunnels and black murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattooed princess. He is a Replacement—left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood, and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world.

Mackie would give anything to live among us, to practice on his bass or spend time with an oddly intriguing girl named Tate. But when Tate’s baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem. He must face the dark creatures of the Slag Heaps and find his rightful place, in our world, or theirs.


Matched by Ally Condie- release date November 30, 2010:
(from goodreads.com) In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s barely any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one . . . until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion. Matched is a story for right now and storytelling with the resonance of a classic.



Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- release date October 12, 2010:
(from Amazon.com) Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. Sometimes life-ending. Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.



Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund- release date September 28, 2010
(from goodreads.com) Now a fully trained unicorn hunter, Astrid Llewelyn is learning that she can’t solve all her problems with a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend has left Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend’s powers are mysteriously disintegrating, and her hope of becoming a scientist seems to be nothing but an impossible dream. So when she’s given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and use her skills as part of a scientific quest to discover the Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she wants—or can she? At Gordian headquarters deep in France, Astrid begins to question everything she had believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and—most of all—her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns or saving unicorns from the world?



The DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by Kody Keplinger- release date September 7, 2010
(From amazon.com) Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn't think she's the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She's also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her "Duffy," she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren't so great at home right now. Desperate for a distraction, Bianca ends up kissing Wesley. And likes it. Eager for escape, she throws herself into a closeted enemies-with-benefits relationship with Wesley. Until it all goes horribly awry. It turns out that Wesley isn't such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she's falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.

6 comments:

Steph said...

Sooo excited to read THE DUFF!! Thanks for posting this!

bookaholic said...

I so wanna read DUFF!

Tami Klockau said...

Thanks for commenting! I can't wait for The DUFF either! Sounds great.

Sorry all for the weird formatting, not sure what's going on with it and it doesn't want to see to want to be fixed!

Bee said...

I so want The Duff and Mockingjay.
Others on my wishlist:
The Tension of Opposites
Endless Summer
Forget You

Bee said...

Oh, and I've shot you an email, so tell me when you receive it.
Thanks!

Tami Klockau said...

Thanks Bee, I just replied back to an old email from you I found in our spam folder. I didn't see one from you in the past few days though. Seems like our email is having issues with yours! Let me know if you get my email.

Mockingjay! How could I have forgotten that one! Not sure they were giving ARCs out this year though. That will be a must read for everyone I'm sure.