Friday, April 13, 2012

A Snapshot of the Little Brown Fall Preview

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be invited and to attend Little Brown and Company's fall book preview. It's always fabulous day. I loved talking with other librarians and book people. It's the BEST!

Libba Bray was the special guest star. She was there to chat about her upcoming book The Diviners. The book, set in the 1920s, is part of a four book set. It sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it.

It took her 4 years of research once she had the idea. She's always loved the 1920s and wanted to blend historical fiction with the supernatural (again).  Her idea came during a book tour in Germany during an election. People were fascinated with the election.  Issues kept coming up and she realized they paralleled the 1920s.  She found that Americans tend to forget out history. And voila! The book comes out in September.

She even sang for us...using action figures! It was magical! There's even a video so you can watch it too!!!

I learned about several books that I'm excited to read or re-read with the picture books!

And here they are:

Etiquette and Espionage: Sounds like a cross between Gallagher Girls and Grave Mercy plus...steampunk. The cover is GORGEOUS! It comes out February of 2013

Ten Tiny Toes: Looks VERY sweet. I adore the illustrations by Mark Brown. Here's one of the collages, which are amazing in person. I love the textures and the depth of them.  This one comes out September 2012

Iron Hearted Violet:  This middle grade looks super cute! It's about a princess who uncovers a secret library...and a magical book. She lets loose a magical being, who might want to destroy the world. This book had me at the cover - but also Princess and secret library!! October 2012 (The final cover will be a bit lighter)

Return to Me: One girl has her life all planned out. She graduates high school and during the summer in between high school and college - life happens. There's romance, family drama, and big decisions made. Sounds awesome! Out January 2013

Monster's Monster: This one sweet, playful, and funny! Out September 2012

Nighttime Ninja: Fun cover - the leaves are textured! A fun story with some spooky moments. Loved the end! Out September 2012

Ones I think teens at my library will love:

When We Wake:  Medical testing in the future. Great cover! Out March 2013

Zom-B by Darren Shan - about...zombies. The first one will be out October 2012

Two that we didn't talk about, but were there in ARC format:

White Winter - book 2 of the Belles books by Jen Calonita. I confess that was my train book and I finished it during lunch today. I LOVED it! I've adored all her books. It comes out October 2012

and finally

The Land of Stories - out July 17th


Unknown said...

Ah, all of these look so incredibly good. :3

Aleksandra @ Divine Secrets of a Little Bookworm

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

Thanks for the sneak peek! A lot of these look fun, especially Iron Hearted Violet!