Our ninth Buzz Books: Young Adult gives readers the special excitement of being among the first to sample forthcoming young adult novels months ahead of their actual publication. These sixteen substantial pre-publication excerpts highlight YA topics from mental health, school shootings, and grief, to growing up, relationships, and ghost stories. Genres include fantasy, science fiction, romance, and humor. You will discover lots of debut writers, while enjoying early previews from some of the biggest authors in the field.
The Gilded Wolves is award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi’s fantasy set in 19th century Paris. Internationally bestselling author Julie Kagawa introduces a new adventure with Shadow of the Fox. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kody Keplinger’s newest title is That’s Not What Happened. Bluecrowne is Kate Milford’s new Greenglass House book; the series has been a New York Times bestseller, Edgar Award-winner, and National Book Award nominee.
Contemporary coming-of-age books by two bestselling authors are Gary D. Schmidt’s Pay Attention, Carter Jones and Alessandro D’Avenia’s White as Silence, Red as Song. The latter has sold a million copies in Italy, been translated into over twenty languages and was released as a film in 2012.
Debuts include a science fiction retelling of the Mahabrahata, Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan while three of the five Young Adult BookExpo Editors’ Buzz Selections also are included here: Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan; Sadie by Courtney Summers; and The Similars by Rebecca Hanover.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this: I loved 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
Your friends and family can download this free edition of Buzz Books at any major ebookstore. For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2018: Fall/Winter, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
Buzz Books gives you 40 chances to find your next great reads, providing exclusive early looks at the next big thing from favorite authors and hot new discoveries. From bestselling authors we have samples of new work from Barbara Kingsolver, Diane Chamberlain and Jude Devereaux, who breaks away from romance with her first mystery. A rich selection of highly anticipated follow-up books is inside too: Sarah Perry’s Melmoth, a companion to The Essex Serpent; Elizabeth McCracken’s Bowlaway; and Leif Enger’s Virgil Wander.
This edition is packed with 16 big debut novels, including the highly-touted The Silent Patient by British screenwriter Alex Michaelides, already being adapted to film and posed to become an international bestseller, and Kathy Wang’s Family Trust, described as The Nest set in Silicon Valley.
In nonfiction, bestselling novelist and history author Stephen L. Carter writes about his grandmother in Invisible: The Forgotten Story Of The Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster. Journalist Stephanie Land describes her poverty-ridden early years in Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, And A Mother’s Will To Survive, a BookExpo Buzz Editor’s Panel pick. Memoirs on two opposite ends of the spectrum include My Own Devices by rap singer Dessa and Witness: Lessons From Elie Wiesel’s Classroom by Ariel Burger.
Regular readers know that each Buzz Books collection is filled with early looks at titles that will go on to top the bestseller lists and critics’ “best of the year” lists. And our comprehensive seasonal preview starts the book off with a curated overview of hundreds of notable books on the way later this year.
Buzz Books 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 2018: Young Adult Fall/Winter as well. And don’t miss our popular Buzz Books Monthly editions, available on Amazon, iBooks, and NetGalley, for up-to-the-minute monthly publication lists and excerpts.
Free download now available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBooks, and Kobo. These substantial pre-publication excerpts reflect a broad spectrum of today’s young adult writing, from fantasy and romance to suspense and humor. You will discover debut writers to put on your radar, while enjoying early samples from some of the biggest authors in the field and even a memoir for younger readers.
Readers will be happy to see included Stephanie Garber’s sequel to her New York Times bestselling debut novel Caraval, a previous Buzz Books. Other fantasies are Furyborn by Claire Legrand, Fawkes by Nadine Brandes, and Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.
Then come back to the present with Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein’s YA debut about a teen science whiz who tries to crack the chemical equation for lasting love or Buzzfeed writer Farrah Penn’s Twelve Steps to Normal, about a father’s recovery from alcoholism. Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like these:
I love these Buzz Books samplers they give you just enough so you know if you are interested in the book. Plus it introduces me to reads I might have otherwise not have known about.
Free download now available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple’s iBooks, and Kobo. Start off a year of new reading discoveries with substantial excerpts from 40 talked about Buzz Books due to be published in the months ahead. As one reader puts it:
These Buzz Books are such a wonderful teaser to books you want to add to your TBR bookshelf. Just enough of an excerpt to grab your interest.
Be among the first to get a taste of new fiction from major bestselling authors including Allison Pearson’s follow up to I Don’t Know How She Does It and beloved romance writer Kristan Higgins’ work of general fiction, Good Luck with That. Samples from award-winning literary authors include Chris Offutt, with his first novel in 20 years, Country Dark; Ottessa Moshfegh with My Year of Rest and Relaxation; bestselling nonfiction author Sheila Heti’s Motherhood, and Peter Swanson’s thriller All the Beautiful Lies.
The new Buzz Books shines a light on 11 promising debuts. Bestselling nonfiction author Aimee Molloy’s forthcoming novel The Perfect Mother already has been optioned for film by Kerry Washington. Accomplished comic book writer Charles Soule writes a novel that is part comedy, part thriller, The Oracle Year. Other featured debut authors include Luke Allnutt, Alice Feeney, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, and Zoje Stage.
Our fascinating nonfiction section is filled with memoir this time around. In The Fox Hunt, Mohammed Al Samawi describes fighting in the Yemeni Civil War before fleeing to the United States while Tessa Fontaine’s The Electric Woman is about running away to join the circus.
Our second edition of Buzz Books: Romance provides substantial pre-publication 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.
From power players such as Eloisa James, Meredith Wild and Karen Rose to fan favorites Hannah Howell, Shelly Laurenston and Roni Loren, these authors are bestselling, award-winning, and irresistible.
The titles collected here are a great representation of the best of romance. Authors renowned for one genre are stepping into another genre. There’s a lot of romantic suspense—contemporary, contemporary Western and inspirational. You’ll find historical romance in a variety of time frames, including some new directions from beloved authors, plus one with a touch of suspense.
Beyond genre and subgenre, romance aficionados will find favorite themes, too—second chance at love; Beauty and the Beast; enemies to lovers; unrequited love. This sampler has nearly every subgenre, too—historical romances set in different eras and some with a touch of paranormal.
Start enjoying books right now that are sure to show up on your personal “must read” lists. Then invite your reading friends and book groups to download their own free copy of Buzz Books 2017: Romance, the ebook, from any major ebookstore.