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Enjoy the first pre-publication samples of new work from bestselling authors Tracy Chevalier, Jojo Moyes, Kevin Wilson, Jeanette Winterson, and Eoin Colfer, known for his Artemis Fowl YA series. Readers addicted to thrillers will be glad this edition is packed with them: J.T. Ellison, Jeff Lindsay (introducing the first in a new series), Olaf Olaffson, and especially Imaginary Friend, the long-awaited second book by Stephen Chboksy, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
This Buzz Books includes 12 debut novels, including the highly-touted Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (a BEA Buzz Editor’s Panel pick) and the thriller Saint X, by Alexis Schaitkin, along with first novels of distinction by Elizabeth Ames, April Davila, Eliza Nellums, E.R. Ramzipoor, and more.
Memoir dominates our large nonfiction list of 11 titles. From Adrienne Brodeur’s account of her mother’s affair to former United States Ambassador to the United Nations and Pulitzer-Prize winner Samantha Power’s The Education of an Idealist, these stories make for fascinating reading. Two true crime titles re-examine mysteries in Los Angeles and West Virginia: Dark Waters by Jake Anderson and The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg.
Buzz Books collections are meant to be shared, so spread your enthusiasm and “to be read” picks online. For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2019: Young Adult Fall/Winter as well.
Our eleventh Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication.
Two of BookExpo’s Young Adult Buzz Editor’s Panel picks are here with substantial pre-publication excerpts: Julia Drake’s The Last True Poets Of The Sea and Erin Stewart’s Scars Like Wings. Sisters Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite share their love of Haitian culture in Dear Haiti, Love Alaine while friends Gilly Segal and Kimberly Jones offer a gritty story of contemporary racism and chaos. And Sara Ella reimagines the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale about a mermaid in Coral.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like these:
I love this edition of Buzz Books YA. It encompassed a wide variety of YA subgenres, including some that I would never have known about. It made me hungry to read the upcoming releases. I really look forward to future editions of this catalogue. I love that these types of samplers are even in existence. I feel like they broaden readers’ ideas of YA.—Reviewer from New Jersey
For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2019: Fall/Winter, also available now, for 45 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
Our tenth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample the best in forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication.
These substantial pre-publication excerpts include several titles based on historical figures: Joan of Arc (Voices by David Elliott); King Arthur (Once & Future byAmy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy); Romanov by Nadine Brandes; as well as history-based stories such as Christelle Dabos’s The Missing of Clairedelune andWilliam Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls by Ian Doescher.
Mary Weber’s To Best the Boys is a new fantasy from the bestselling author of the Storm Siren trilogy, while Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin is a follow-up to their New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone But You.
You will discover three debut writers to keep an eye on as well. Kosoko Jackson writes about war in A Place for Wolves, Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane is based on Chinese epics, and Crystal Smith offers a romantic fantasy in Bloodleaf.
For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2019: Spring/Summer, also available now, for 44 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
Start off a new year of reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 44 Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead.
Be among the first to get a taste of new fiction from bestselling authors including Cecelia Ahern, with a feminist story collection; Liv Constantine, the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine; Costa Award-winner Sadie Jones, who has written a psychological thriller; and J. Ryan Stradal’s follow up to his popular Kitchens of the Great Midwest.Bestselling author Karl Marlantes offers a family epic spanning Russia to the Columbia River Gorge, while Sarah Blake, Lauren Denton, Tracey Garvis Graves, and Katherine Reay will make their fans happy with new titles. Literary buffs will be delighted to read new work by T.C. Boyle, Madeline ffitch, and Nell Zink.
The new Buzz Books includes a record number of exciting debuts. Critically acclaimed poet Ocean Vuong’s first novel bridges Vietnam and America. Melanie Golding’s mystery, Little Darlings, already has been optioned for film, while Kira Jane Buxton’s Hollow Kingdom, has been sold to AMC for its first animated TV series.
Our always fascinating nonfiction section is memoir heavy this time around. Obama insider Valerie Jarrett shares her experience in the White House, while musician Moby has written a second autobiographical volume.
For still more great previews, check out our separate Buzz Books 2019: Young Adult Spring/Summer.
The third edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial prepublication excerpts from forthcoming romance titles. Enjoy access to the best romance voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the upcoming season as you discover new series, catch up with the latest installments from beloved series, and find great standalone titles from top romance authors.
With her first book in 15 years, The Sweetest Thing, Judith McNaught is sure to excite her legions of devoted readers. Historical romance novelist Jane Feather’s first book in four years is Tempt Me With Diamonds, while Denise Hunter wraps up her Blue Ridge series with a You’ve Got Mail style meet cute in On Magnolia Lane.
Shelly Laurenston charms longtime fans and new readers alike with her new Honey Badger Shifters books, and the second in the series is In A Badger Way. Time travel romance is as hot as ever and Annie Becker brings us a new dark take with the first in her Time Bridge series, Cassie. K. M. Jackson offers her take on small town romance with As Good as the First Time, the first in a new series.
If you want a shot of adrenaline, turn to romantic suspense: Say You’re Sorry by Karen Rose and The Memory House by Rachel Hauck. Then cozy up with The Rancher, Kate Pearce’s contemporary cowboy romance or Latinx romance author Priscilla Oliveras’ Their Perfect Melody. Alexa Martin is makes her debut with Intercepted, drawing from her own experience being married to a two-time NFL Super Bowl winner.
For the best in soon-to-be-published other fiction genres, plus nonfiction, and children’s literature, be sure to read Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter or Buzz Books 2018: Young Adult Fall/Winter, available now. Then be on the lookout for the next two editions of Buzz Books covering the spring/summer 2019 publishing season for both adults and young adults, available in January.