Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer
by Publishers Lunch
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Pub Date 13 Jan 2017 | Archive Date 26 Jan 2018
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.
Three New York Times bestselling authors share new work: Renée Ahdieh (The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger); Cora Carmack (the Losing It series); and Joelle Charbonneau (the Testing trilogy). Ahdieh and Charbonneau are previous Buzz Books authors, so we’re delighted to have them back.
Beyond the boundaries of YA, we also feature two middle grade titles from JIMMY Patterson, the children’s imprint that James Patterson founded to encourage every child to love reading.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like these:
Love Buzz Books! They are so helpful for librarians. This YA sampler is particularly great for any librarian with a sizable teen population. Some very interesting titles highlighted here, in a wide variety of genres.
Your reading friends can download this free edition of Buzz Books at any major ebookstore or at buzz.publishersmarketplace.com. For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2017: Spring/Summer, also available now, for 40 excerpts from top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
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Average rating from 426 members
I love when I see a new Buzz Bucks is available! I get so excited! I get exposed to stories that I wouldn't normally pick up. I love that!! Anyway, I requested way too many, wrote quite a few down to look for, and I am happy happy happy.
Great previews,. Its great to have a heads up about whats coming up. Helps me plan what I need to buy in for out store.
A great look at some upcoming books. I requested The One Memory of Flora Banks because it looks really good. It's fun seeing the wide range of books getting released because I might not have known about them otherwise.
There are some amazing new YA books coming out this spring and summer, and this was an amazing look at whats to come. The excerpts published are so intriguing I cannot wait to get my hands on almost all of these books. This spring/summer will have some amazing new bestsellers.
These books sounded great and I can't wait to read them!
I am always so excited to dive into a new BuzzBooks to learn about upcoming releases and this one certainly didn't disappoint
This book has a great selection of excerpts. I plan to add several of these books to my TBR and feature others on my blog.
Great selections! Nice variety- looking forward to many of the titles!
The one thing I miss since I no longer work in a bookstore is the ease in finding out when something I am dying to read is released. These previews of books that are waiting for release have made up for that. I love when the new ones come out.
I always look forward to this book and preorder several upcoming novels.
I always jump on these as soon as they are here. I always find something I have overlooked . Don't miss out on these because your next favorite book is waiting!
Spring and Summer 2017 is going to be an amazing season of books that will be coming out. I can't wait to pick up a majority of these titles to read either by the pool or on vacation. So many great titles that I didn't know about and a few hidden gems. I love being able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming titles and there was many I didn't know about as well and many I was shocked that I actually end up liking. This is the perfect sampler to read because as a reader/blogger I need to know what is new and exciting and all these titles are just that.
So many of these look so good! I'll be requesting a bunch - thanks for the preview!
This is a really great collection of books, very interesting.
This included a ton of books I hadn't heard of yet, so getting to sample those was very helpful. I've added a lot to my TBR list now.
A wonderful selection to think about! Cannot wait to tell my granddaughter, who I know will be eager to read several of the books mentioned in this Buzz Book.
Great excerpts with a fantastic mix of genres and themes! Can;t wait to see these titles on the shelves particularly, ROAR and Dividing Eden!
I love the Buzz Books collection from Publishers Lunch – there is always a wonderfully diverse collection of upcoming releases, in this instance for the young adult and middle grade market. Although this particular collection didn’t hold as many books that piqued my interest as the previous two collections I’ve read, I know that many people will benefit from getting a sneak peek at some forthcoming novels.
My can’t wait for books:
1. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
2. Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan
3. Roar by Cora Carmack. This could be wonderful or terrible, I’m hoping for the former.
4. The Black Witch by Laurie Forest
5. Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor
Read: January 15th 2017
I love these Buzz Books samplers. I was excited to see there was a new one. I thought some of the samples in this one were shorter than usual. But I was glad to see several popular, highly anticipated upcoming books included as well as some I hadn't heard about yet. My TBR list kept growing as I worked my way through the book.
I love getting the heads-up about upcoming YA books from Buzz Books
I love them gems! They show me reads I probably would never have known of.
What a fantastic selection of upcoming books! I was able to get a glimpse of some of my most anticipated upcoming reads and was introduced to some that had flown under my radar. I will definitely be requesting several of these in the near future.
Love the titles contained in this book. Really interesting, definately going to read some of the books when they are released
My favourite release as it lets you sample all the upcoming books and decide what you actually want to read. After I read an extract from a book I'd previously overlooked I immediately requested it on NetGalley.
Very informative. I love having the descriptions for all the newest books in one place.
So many amazing books are being released this year. I'm most excited about THE FLAME IN THE MIST by Renee Ahdieh and THE BLACK WITCH by Laurie Forest.
I really liked Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult. I do not usually read a lot of YA-genred books, but there were quite a few in this compilation that looked interesting:
-Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
-Roar by Cora Carmack
-Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
-Geekerella by Ashley Poston
I will definitely be keeping an eye out for these upcoming releases. Thank you NetGalley for the heads up!
These excerpts are amazing. Which one of these books am I most excited for? I have no idea. I can't wait for them to be published.
I really enjoy getting the samples from the books, giving me a chance to get a bit of an understanding what books i want to pick up right away and which one might not be for me after all because the sample was not as i wanted it to be (or the opposite made me so curious about the book that i can not WAIT to be able to pick it up and read it!)
As nicely done as always!
Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer selection once again does not disappoint. Filled with a broad range of pre-publication excerpts there's really something for any YA reader to discover genre wise and new authors to meet. I a fan of MG titles, so it was nice to their inclusion here as well. A great addition to any librarian's and reviewer's repertoire.
Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer is the latest in the preview collection filled with a dozen and a half excerpts from authors representing a variety of publishers (Albert Whitman, Amberjack, Chronicle, Hachette, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Houghton Harcourt Mifflin, Macmillan, Penguin Random House and Quirk Books). For my high school students, I am most interested in seeing a copy of Sara Zarr's new GEM & DIXIE, about two sisters and their dysfunctional family (starred review from Booklist), and am intrigued by Emily Barr's young adult debut, THE ONE MEMORY OF FLORA BANKS.
I highly enjoyed these samples of upcoming YA releases! I can hardly wait to see them hit the shelves! :D
I added so many books to my TBR thank to Buzz Books that I've lost count of them. Excellent titles!
Thank you for this compilation of buzz books for YA literature in 2017. I look forward to unearthing some promising reads.
Another interesting list of books. This time YA ones. I have to say that it has quite a few interesting titles which I can recommend to people.
Buzz Books are always full of awesome new titles that I can't wait to read in full!
I just loved to read various excerpts of new upcoming books. Specially the ones that I knew almost or nothing about.
It gives you, this book, a really good expectation for what is to come and what we should order.
I still haven't posted this comment in anywhere eslse but here, but I will do on Goodreads and probably on Twitter.
This YA Spring/Summer edition of Buzz Books shows that we have some great YA books to look forward to this year! I've already had the pleasure to read The One Memory by Emily Barr, which is in one word BRILLIANT. Other titles that stood out for me after reading the previews were Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs, Roar by Cora Carmack, This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack, How To Be A Supervillian by Michael Fry and Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt. What a great selection of promising stories from a variety of different genres!
What a fantastic way to quickly and easily read sneak previews of up coming books! I will definitely be looking out for some of these books when they are released!
This is an awesome collection of upcoming releases! The previews definitely helped peak my interest in a bunch of the upcoming releases. Lets just say that I am definitely adding a lot of these books onto my TBR.
These samplers are the perfect way to cull your over the top TBR pile. You get a taste of what is coming and then can make a request to get more. I recommend this to any reader who has a bigger stack of books than they can get through.
It has good excerpts of upcoming books. Although some books I ended up not liking, the excerpts of it were still good
I love all of these excerpts and I look forwards to reading them every year!!
As usual, I love it! The synopsis are always very useful, and it's always a nice surprise to find the link to the full novel.
Buzz books are just like a box of chocolates, you open it and you can smell the wonderful aroma and they all look so good that you don't know which one to pick. My advice: pick them all. All the excerpts in this 2017 Young Adult Spring /Summer novel will appeal to many types of readers. There's fantasy, love, hatred, fights, and even comics.
If I had to choose one to start with, I would choose Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt. In this novel the author deals with the unthinkable idea of a segregated prom in a rural community and a girl who has to face the fact that being half black is still a problem in some parts of her country.
Find incredible titles here! I highly recommend if you have doubts about your next reading :)
I really enjoy Buzz Books and look forward to each edition.
Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer edition includes:
Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr
Dream Me by Kathryn Berla
Future Threat by Elizabeth Briggs
Piper Perish by Kayla Cagan
Roar by Cora Carmack
This is Really Happening by Erin Chack
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau
Spirit Quest by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert
The Black Witch by Laurie Ann Forest
How to be a Supervillain by Michael Fry
The End of our Story by Meg Haston
Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein
Aftercare by Bonnie Pipkin
Geekerella by Ashley Poston
Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt
Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor
Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr
I love these Buzz Books because they let me know which books to be on the lookout for in the coming months. The summaries and excerpts allow the reader to get insight into which books they want to read.
The following books interest me and I will be trying to request the following titles: Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh , The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, Roar by Cora Carmack, Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau, Laugh Out Loud by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt.
Overall, this was a good edition and I really enjoyed learning more about all of the books featured.
I had never heard of or had read any of the Buzz Books before but was intrigued by the link on the main page of NetGalley and so took a look. The young adult titles in this volume were very a very diverse mix. I am glad to have picked up a copy. I particularly loved the formatting of blurbs, excerpts, and then more technical information. One of the best things about being a reader are all of the recommendations I receive from sources like NetGalley and Buzz Books. It definitely helps expand my reading horizons. Looking forward to reading more of these.
This is a very useful tool. I discovered several books to add to my wish list (Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh, This Is Really Happening by Erin Chack, The End of Our Story by Meg Haston, Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, and Rebels Like Us by Liz Reinhardt among others). Only one of those had been on my radar previously.
I loved reading the except of "Dividing Eden". I hope Charbonneau decides to open it to NetGalley first, but even if not, It's on my TBR list for 2017!
The Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer was a great sampling of many books that are anticipated for release in the coming months. Each excerpt is approximately a chapter, with some being much longer. In particular, the excerpts I enjoyed the most included Roar by Cora Carmack, Spirit Quest by Jennifer Frick-Ruppert, Geekerella by Ashley Poston, The End of our Story by Meg Haston, and Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh.
Renee Ahdieh is one of my favorite writers thanks to her duology The Wrath and the Dawn, so naturally I was incredibly excited to see her new book excerpt as the FIRST excerpt in the book. The Flame in the Mist is set in Japan and opens with a back story involving samurai, followed by a first chapter that highlights a journey of a young woman on her way to an arranged marriage. The setting is detailed, dark and atmospheric. I cannot wait to read the rest of it!
The second big winner for me is Roar by Cora Carmack. I have never read any of her numerous previous works, however I have heard her name several times before. I did not know what to expect, and far as I'm aware, this is her first fantasy genre book. Aside from the cover being absolutely stunning, the story itself engages you right away. We get a taste of the heaviness of Aurora's character, the crossroads that she is standing upon, the weight of her family duty, and the uniquely interesting world of magic and storms that threatens the lives of her people. If for only this sample, the whole Buzz Books 2017 was worth reading. I look forward to picking up several of these books this year!
I'm very excited by the titles provided in Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult. The Buzz Book previews are invaluable to me - they give me a jump start on my new book selections!
I always enjoy the chance to read a Buzz Books book as it allows me to read excerpts of many books being published in the coming months, helping me to decide which ones I want to put on my reading list. As expected, this book of excerpts showed me several books that I'd like to read.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Publishers Lunch for enabling me to read this edition of Buzz Books!
This has made me very excited for the books coming out in 2017....Looking forward to the majority of them especially Flame in the Mist and Laugh Out Loud!
I'm excited for a lot of these! Great previews. I will definitely add these to my TBR list!
This is great, this was the first time I grabbed one of these books and I will be grabbing more. Has so many excerpts and has made me very excited about upcoming releases. This is great way to stay informed and find out what is going to come up next. Love this!
Very helpful for reviewers like myself to get a good idea of what's coming out in the next few months!
Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer by Publishers Lunch; release date January 13, 2017; Published by Publishers Lunch; ISBN 9780997774412
Always a great resource for upcoming releases, Buzz Books 2017: Young Adult Spring/Summer highlights a number of books for the middle school to teen and young adult set being released between March and July of this year.
Not that I needed to add any more titles to my already unmanageable to-read list, but if you are looking for something new to read, here's a list of some notable standouts:
Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh; release date May 2, 2017; published by G.P. Putnam's Sons; ISBN 9780399171635
The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr; release date May 16, 2017; published by Philomel Books; ISBN 9780399547010
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau; release date June 6, 2017; published by HarperTeen; ISBN 9780062453846
The Legend of Skyco: Spirit Quest by Jennifer Frick-Rupert; release date April 4, 2017; published by Amberjack Publishing; ISBN 9781944995119
How to be a Supervillain by Michael Fry; release date May 2, 2017; published by Jimmy Patterson Books; ISBN 9780316318693
Thank you to NetGalley and Publishers Lunch for providing a digital copy in return for an honest and unbiased review.
This edition of Buzz Books gives samples of 18 upcoming spring/fall release YA books. Each sample contains a picture of the cover and a brief summary of the book. The sampling includes both established authors and debut. It would be nice if the samples were arranged more by genre, making it easier to dive right into your specific book interest. However, there are only 18 samples so it is not difficult to navigate to find titles that appeal to you. I highly recommend the Buzz Books 2017 YA edition, It's always fun to get a sneak peek at what is on the horizon.
This is a great reference! It gives enough of a sample of the books to truly get an understanding of what they're about and I appreciate the publishing information at the end
These books are so wonderful and I can't wait the chance to read these amazing books.
I love the Buzz Books samplers, they're such a fun way to discover new books that maybe I wouldn't have heard of otherwise. This season I'm particularly looking forward to "This is Really Happening," "The End of Our Story," "Aftercare Instructions," and "Definitions of Indefinable Things."
Once again, a great collection of samples of upcoming YA releases! There were a lot of books I hadn't heard of before, but are now on my radar. Can't wait for some of these books!
So many great books are on this list. My TBR will definitely get heavier after this.
Great preview of what's coming out in YA this Spring/Summer. I plan on purchasing several of the titles for my library's collection.
// Netgalley provided me with a copy of this in exchange for an honest review //
If you're like me, and know that one of your favourite authors is releasing another book soon but you can never remember when OR you want a browse of some of the most anticipated YA novels about to hit the shelves? This book is a GODSEND.
Here's the best bit: at the end of each section (composed of a blurb/summary and then an extract from the novel), there is a link to where you can request the novel on NetGalley - no fuss.
Suuuuuuper helpful, thank you NetGalley & the Publisher (Publishers Lunch)
I've only just discovered these YA book previews, and I love them! The blurb and excerpts are a great way for me to explore new books, plus they usually give me enough information to booktalk the book with my students, even if I haven't read the entire book. Thank you so much for putting these together!
This is my first time reading Buzz Books. It offers a great mix of upcoming ebooks, all of them high quality picks worthy of looking at! I look forward to reading some of these in more detail.
Love getting a quick little look into what is coming out.
This is a great overview of new books coming out! There were some titles that I wasn't interested in initially, but after getting the chance to read some excerpts, I will be on the lookout for them! Thanks for putting this together! I definitely recommend checking these Buzz Books compilations!
I always waiting the Buzz Book because I can get an idea about a lot of book that I'm waiting. I have to say I only read the fantasy book because it is my jam.
And I cannot wait to have a lot of this book in my hand.
I really enjoyed the mix of excerpts from all "young adult" age groups. I am looking forward to the release of some of these books.
I wish I'd seen this sooner. A great choice of books!
Wow! This is really a great selection of books. While reading this, I preordered two of the books and added many more to my To Be Read list. I think this is one of the best Buzz Books to date.
Love this book of excerpts, this always gives me great books to look out for in the upcoming months. A small excerpt from a selection of books gives you an idea if you are going to enjoy the book and the writing style. If you haven't read one of these yet...you need to.
More fantastic sounding YA reads. I'm looking forward to some of these
Great - so useful when planning book buys for the library and author events.
A great selection of books as always! This catalog always helps me keep track of what is published, or being published, and what I would like to request for review. Thank you!
Brilliant way to read tasters/discover new books and authors as well as guessing what you personally think will be a big hit with readers. Then going into a store and seeing the book you previewed on the shelf and being able to say to other people that you'd recommend it etc.
I love being able to read sneak peeks and snippets of upcoming novels. It helps get you excited for what's to come and determine which books you want to purchase.
Great collection of samples for upcoming novels, have found a number that I'll be buying this year.
Great for readers who are trying to find books for their TBR reads and new upcoming books. or if someone is bored they can read this for enjoyment and maybe find an interesting book or a soon to be favourite book in the process!
One of my favorite things about NetGalley are these Publishers Lunch samplers showing some fantastic upcoming titles. I always enjoy reading through the selections and often find books I probably might have missed otherwise. Thanks, NetGalley!
These wonderful collections are always great to see upcoming books! Never stop releasing these please. it's good to get hyped.
This list of YA releases for this year is absolutely awesome. There are a lot of them that I would love to read.
Having access to these excerpts is great as it gives you the chance to find out which author's writing really speaks to you so that you can be a bit more educated on the Netgalley requests you make.
My TBR just got bigger thanks to Buzz Books. I cannot wait to read some of these books. I'm already looking forward for the Fall/Winter edition of Buzz Books.
As a big reader, I am always interested in what upcoming releases there are. I love compilations like this one, where you are able to read a chapter sampler of many popular books, as well as other books that you may not have heard of. I can not wait for the books in here to be released as now that i have had a taste of some of these books i need more!
I'm super excited about these books! I'll be on the lookout for some of them here on NetGalley and in bookstores. Thanks for the opportunity!
This was an interesting selection of teases for new books coming in 2017
I really enjoyed looking through this! It gave great excerpts and descriptions of books. I added a lot of them to my "anticipated releases" list.
I'm really excited to read about the books in the line up. It was presented easily and clearly and in a fun manner.
As always, I love these samplers. I can understand why some people hate them -- you just get a feeling for the book and the characters and the sample is done and you need to wait for the release or buy the book. But I love being able to jump into a world and see if I'm going to like it before having to spend money on the book in question.
There's a wide variety of books in this batch and I pretty much liked all of them and would recommend them all to someone I know. There's something here for everyone. 5 out of 5 stars.
Good. It's good that I can get to know new books that will soon be here. I can't wait to read them!!!
I'm a huge fan of Young Adult genre; thus, this magazine is pretty useful to me.
Oh my goodness! I have just discovered through a fellow reader the delight of these "buzz" books. I am so excited about the upcoming selection of YA books. Although not all of the books caught my interest, there are a few that I just cannot wait to read.
Buzz Books is a great opportunity to get sneak peaks into some of the upcoming releases. I think it's a very balanced selection of different genres. And it's a great overview to see what's going to be published!
Through reading this book, I've found some books that I'm definitely going to read, even if I don't get approved by the publisher on netgalley.
I especially liked The One Memory of Flora Banks, Dream Me, Roar and The End of Our Story. I might also read Definitions of Indefinable Things, Gem & Dixie, Geekerella, Aftercare Instructions and Dividing Eden. Many of the excerpts made me want to continue reading immediately.
Recommended to anyone who's looking for new books to read.
This was a neat look into some interesting titles coming out this year and I'm positive of a couple that I definitely want to order to have on hand after getting a look at this.
very helpful, interesting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The best way to find out which YA books we should be keeping an eye out for!
Love this collection! So many great upcoming YA books to look forward to.
Loved getting this preview ----- thank you for sharing this with me!
As always, I found this helpful in my selections duties as a teen librarian.
I always love these publications and look forward to them! They are extremely informative.
Another great buzz books. Looking forward to quite a few of these. Especially Flame in the Mist and Geekerella. I'm always impressed by the length of the excerpts, they don't give too much away, but leave the readers wanting a little more.
Awesome as always!! Can't wait to dive into some great new reads!!
As usual a fantastic array of books to get excited about. Big and small, contemporary and fantasy - there's something for everyone here and your TBR will thrive on this release!
Like always Buzz Books was extremely helpful in helping me learn more about upcoming books! I found some books in here that I didn't know existed which is always great. These collections are really helpful especially if you're not always able to keep track of upcoming releases!