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Countdown To Book Expo America: Galleys to Grab

Posted by Caitie F on May 4, 2013


WIth BEA less than a month away (YAY!) i wanted to do a few posts about it! This first one will focus on the galleys that will be available through giveaways or signings. I only am going to talk about books i have heard good things about from other bloggers or friends or books that I have read already.

I am going to break it down by age.

Adult books – there aren’t as many of these because a lot of the galleys are from major authors that I don’t read. I am sure there will be a lot of great literary fiction, but I will be looking for recommendations on other blogs for those.

Shakespeare's Star Wars William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher – Quirk Books

I haven’t read this yet, but Star Wars + Shakespeare = must read. Also, May the Fourth be with you! This is from Quirk Books who are totally awesome.




Night Film Night Film by Marisha Pessl – Random House

This is from the author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, which I read shortly before starting this blog and lobe. This one is more of a thriller that I have herd wonderful things about. It will most likely go very fast.




FanGirl Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – St Martin’s Press

I adored Attachments and have her YA book sitting on my coffee table, so I am really excited about this New Adult title.




Young Adult – lots of great stuff.

The TestingIndie StudyThe Testing and Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau – Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Both of these books will be a BEA and I cannot wait for others to read it. I am in love with this series. it is the best dystopian series I have read in years. You all know how much I love Legend, but this is better. I even moved around my BEA schedule to meet this author.

Crown of Midnight

Crown of Midnight by Sarah Maas -Bloombury

I haven’t read this one yet, but thought I would let you know that the author is signing this book on Friday





Clockwork ScarabThe Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason – Chronicle

I only read the first fifty pages of this, but it has Holmes’ niece and a Stoker Chosen One in steampunk London/ If these things sounds appealing, get it.




Rose under fire

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein – Disney

This is a companion to Code Name Verity (which i still have to read).





Rithmatist The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson – Tor Books

The first YA book byt the amazing Sanderson. If it isn’t ticketed, it will go fast, but from what I have heard, it is worth the wait.

Middle grade – Middle grade is where it is at this fall. There are so many great titles.



show must go one The Show Must Go On by Kate Klise – Algonquin

This is on the younger side of MG for ages 7-10 but is super cute and fun





Anton and CecilAnton and Cecil: Cats at Sea  by Lisa Martin

This is a really great adventure novel with two great cats in the center. Great book for anyone who loves cats, fun stories, and the idea of the sea.




Fortunately The MilkFortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman – HarperCollins

Nail Gaiman has a new book for kids and it is wonderful. It is hilarious and creative in a way that only Gaiman can do. This is a must-get if you can find it.




League of Pirates The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates: Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson – HarperCollins

If you are a love of adventure and pirates, this is a great book. It has a great main character and a lot of humor. This is a fun book that middle grade readers will really enjoy.




Song of Quarkbeast Song of the Quarkbeast by Jasper Fforde – Harcourt Children’s Book

This is the sequel to the The Last Dragonslayer and should be as fun and entertaining as the first.





family whipple The Fantastic Family Whipple by Matthew Ward – Razorbill

This debut mystery is one of the most imaginative books i have read this year. It has great characters, a fun mystery, and twists and turns that are hard to predict. This might not be one everyone is grabbing, but if you are a middle grade reviewer, it is one you need to get.




What galleys are you grabbing at BEA?


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