Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday - Galleys from BEA

Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you courtesy of Breaking The Spine - check out her blog for more book ideas.

Here's a link to PW's post on what Galleys will be available at BEA. I, unfortunately, cannot go to BEA and hope these will be available at ALA in Chicago! Here are the ones I'm salivating for:

The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Disney-Hyperion) kicks off a trilogy starring a reformed thief and a princess heir.

Loved the Heir series!

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, illus. by Keith Thompson (Simon Pulse). The author of the Uglies series sets his new novel in 1914 at the brink of WWI, in an alternate world with fantastic machines.

Westerfeld writes a kick ass alternate world. Uglies was my intro to YA when I moved to the middle school and I was totally converted never to return to elementary!

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey (S&S). Assistant to a monster-hunting doctor, Will uncovers a terrifying threat to the world.

Loved the Alfred Kropp books - hope this one is just as good.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Press). Grace meets Sam, who is a wolf during certain times of the year.


Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd, edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci (Little, Brown), collects short stories from more than two dozen top YA authors, including M.T. Anderson, Cassandra Clare and David Levithan.

all my favorite writers!! will disappear fast!

The Maze Runner by James Dashner (Delacorte). Thomas finds himself with a group of ragged boys in a dystopian world.


Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr (Little, Brown). For a 15-year-old girl, personal and local tragedies run parallel.

I love Sara Zarr - she could write anything and I would buy it and read it and pass it around!

Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser (Egmont). High school students disappear after being mentioned in an anonymous blog.

Kid's who say they don't like reading - love Todd Strasser.

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation (Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky) is a middle-grade novel set in a world where magic has been banned.

The author's name is Kaleb Nation - I will buy it just for that!

I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President by Josh Lieb (Razorbill). For Oliver, world domination might come easier than the class presidency.

It sounds like a book about me but with a name change - :)

School of Fear by Gitty Daneshvari, illus. by Carrie Gifford (Little, Brown). Four 12-year-olds attend a strange school to eradicate their fears.

I liked The Makedown as a grown-up book. Will see if writing works well in YA.

Viola in Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani (HarperTeen) is the bestselling author's first YA novel, about an aspiring filmmaker stuck at boarding school.

another promising adult writer writing YA.

Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga (Houghton). Kyra returns from six months in a mental health facility in this sequel.

Yahoo! Loved The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl - this will be read in one sitting - I know it!

Front and Center by Catherine Murdock (Houghton) is the final book in the Dairy Queen trilogy.

Good news - Yeah more DJ - Bad News - last book in series :(

So what are you waiting on?


  1. I just found out that I'm going to be able to make BEA after all, and now you've made me even more excited about it! Can't wait.

  2. Me me me! I'll be at ALA, and so will SHIVER ARCs. :)

  3. good stuff. exciting things coming our way.

  4. hey, Kathy, I'll be at BEA and ALA with ARCS of The Demon King. My signing at ALA is on Monday, so hope friends will stop by!
    Cinda Williams Chima


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