Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter
by Publishers Lunch
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 02 May 2016 | Archive Date 16 May 2017
You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here—fantasy, humor, romance, and dystopian—and you will find works for tweens and middle-grade readers. As always, many Buzz Books are sure to make bestseller and “best of” lists.
Two New York Times bestselling authors share innovative new work. Melissa de la Cruz’s Something in Between launches Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen, a collaboration with Seventeen magazine, while Lauren Oliver’s Replica is a “flip book” that contains two narratives in one.
Several titles will be featured at this year’s Book Expo America convention on their YA or Middle Grade Editors Buzz Panels. In addition, half of our 20 Buzz Books: Young Adult authors will be in attendance at BEA.
Fans of series will be delighted to read excerpts from the first title in four new debut series by authors such as Jeff Giles, editor of Entertainment Weekly. Standalone titles by award-winners David Arnold, Kendare Blake, and Sharon Cameron are here, along with YA books by memoirist Josh Sundquist and Nadia Hashimi, who previously wrote for adults.
Start reading the bestsellers of tomorrow right now to see why reviewers rave with comments like this:
I have really enjoyed the Buzz Books samplers. You really get a feel for the book based on the summary plus a generous excerpt. A great way to discover great new and upcoming books. Well organized and concise.
For broader reading, check out Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter, also available now, for 40 excerpts from the top forthcoming adult fiction and nonfiction: http://netgal.ly/HJtqcd
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Awesome as always! Discovered a few new titles and was able to request a few I've been waiting for all year!
Another super helpful Buzz Books edition! I've been out of the book scene for quite a while and this again was an easy way to find out what's happening. Reading excerpts gives you more of a feel for the book and helps you decide if it's something that interests you more than just seeing the blurb does.
As an avid reader I am always looking to see what is coming out in the upcoming season and discovering those hidden gems I have not heard about and these are the best resources to find that out. I have discovered so many books that either I didn't know about or wasn't sure about reading. This is a great book that does all that.
Thank you for another great addition of Book Buzz! Always such great titles and a great way to get a look into the upcoming books to see what would be good to read in the coming months!
What an amazing crop of books to look forward to! Just scanning through the table of contents and summaries, I added at least a dozen new titles to my TBR list. I'm especially excited for THE READER, THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, REPLICA, ONE HALF FROM THE EAST, and CARAVAL.
Buzz Books always provides the most helpful excerpts when choosing titles from the upcoming season. This is another excellent roundup of titles. Looking forward to reading the full books!!
So many good novels coming out! I requested quite a few, wished for one and added some to my TBR pile! The best thing about Book Buzz is that I am exposed to books I normally wouldn't even look at and that expands my comfort zone. I love finding new authors and am usually pleasantly surprised when I request a book from Book Buzz that is outside my normal genre and wind.up loving the book!
Thank you for another great sampler! Looking forward to reading these books!
Buzz Books are great! I love the chance to sample some of these new books. I will be adding some of these to my TBR list and featuring them on my blog.
Wow. I need all of these books! This is probably the best collection I've seen so far!
This sampler was so exciting! I'm anticipating Kendare Blake's book so much more, and it was great to check out the books I hadn't heard of yet. So many promising titles.
A great variety of intriguing excerpts in the YA genre. As usual, Buzz Books offer a collection of snippets from exciting new releases.
This is such an amazing collection! I am definitely looking forward to reading all of these awesome novels!
I really liked this! There was a good selection of different genres = a little bit of something for everyone. I'll for sure be looking into some of these books when they're released later this year. I would recommend this book. 5 out of 5 stars.
I was surprised to not be familiar with most all of the featured authors in this collection. Will give me something to look forward to.
I'm pretty excited for the YA Fall/Winter season. There are a few gems in this sampler that will rock the genre to its core! This is not good for my to-be-read pile. I keep adding books to it!
I got the Adult catalog this afternoon and just found out about the YA one. So excited!
Some great titles here that I've added to my "to read" shelf. Always grateful for these awesome previews!
Excellent Excerpts - plenty of titles that are worthy of being added to the library collection.
Quite a few titles I'm looking forward to. I've put my requests in - now just to cross fingers during the waiting game. These samplers are very helpful because even when a book's description grabs my interest, it doesn't always work out (usually I just can't get into the author's writing style, which is no one's fault, just a preference thing), but the samplers give a good idea of what the reader is getting into.
I look forward to the release of buzz books sneak peeks so much. It definitely plays a big part in deciding my future TBR list. This edition did not disappoint with excerpts of books I already had on my radar including... wait for it...CARAVAL! It is worth downloading for that excerpt alone.
Very helpful to see all these excerpts all in one place and got to see many books I hadn't heard about yet.
Thank you for another wonderful selection of excerpts! Buzz Books are the perfect first look at upcoming releases!
This Buzz Books 2016 Young Adult Fall/Winter features an exciting array of excerpts from nine different publishing houses. The breadth of choice is really helpful and i hope that several titles will be available on NetGalley.
Thanks for an amazing set of excerpts! I've discovered a couple of new titles, and it was great to get a peak at some that I've really been looking forward to.
This is a collection of excerpts from some of the most highly anticipated YA books of 2016, focusing on those being released later on in the year. My can't wait for books: 1. Frostblood by Elly Blake. I wasn’t interested in this at all before I read the excerpt but now I am definitely intrigued. 2. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake 3. The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irean Brignull 4. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron 5. The Reader by Traci Chee 6. Caraval by Stephanie Garber 7. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow 8. Replica by Lauren Oliver. Another pleasant surprise, which is something I love about these collections. 9. Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
Buzz Books are one of my favourite things to look forward to now that I've discovered them. Thanks to the excerpts, I am now looking forward to a number of books that I hadn't known about before. This is a great way to put a book out there and keep readers on their toes for the rest!
Love these 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.
This was a fantastic set of excerpts! I have so many new books to add to my tbr list now. Most of these authors were new to me so I'm super excited to give them a read. Thank you so much for providing this!
The best thing about these is that I get to see if I like the author's voice before requsting the full galley. Love!
As always, Buzz Books Young Adult provides an exciting insight into the next season's premier upcoming titles, with a great mix of new and returning authors. Here are the samples that caught my particular interest. Kids of Appetite - David Arnold What an intriguing story. "Victor Benucci and Madeline Falco have a story to tell. It begins with the death of Vic’s father. It ends with the murder of Mad’s uncle. The Hackensack Police Department would very much like to hear it." I wouldn't mind hearing it either. The excerpt starts with Vic in a police interrogation room. From what I can work out he is stalling while his friends play out the rest of their plan. It sounds adventurous, slightly crazy and yet dark and edgy. Three Dark Crowns - Kendare Blake Every generation three queens are born. They are raised separately, depending on their power's affinity, by the elementals, poisoners or naturalists. In the year of their sixteenth birthday, they must engage in a battle for the crown - a battle that will see two sisters dead and the third crowned as the ruler of the kingdom. This sounds to be a deadly and exciting book. And with any good book about royalty and battles there is sure be an abundance of politics, romance, murder, secret plots and self discovery. There is also more than meets the eye to these three sisters. We start with Katharine. She has been raised by the poisoners and has suffered under the weakness of her gift. Her immunity to poison is weak, leaving her and her chance to win the throne weakened. The perspective then switches to Arsinoe, who too only has the weakest of naturalist powers. They both strive to keep their powers, or lack of them, a secret from their sister Mirabella, but the battle is looming. The Forgetting - Sharon Cameron Okay, forget the excerpt, let's all just take a moment to enjoy that cover... At first a little confusing, The Forgetting weaves an intriguing tale and asks the question what would you choose or do if you knew you and everyone else would forget it? Nadia is the only person who does not forget. Every twelve years the people of Canann go through the Forgetting. In her seventeen years the last time Nadia witnessed the Forgetting her whole world changed. Now, she explores beyond the wall that encompasses her city, until she is discovered by Gray, the glassblower's son. And while the excerpt ends there, I feel that this will be a very interesting and beautiful book. The Female of the Species - Mindi McGinnis "This is how I kill someone." With that as the first line, you know this book has no choice to be edgy and direct in its honesty. The chapters alternate between three teens, Alex, Peekay and Jack. You can tell that this will be a book that doesn't hold back and will appeal to the mature end of the ya market with great crossover potential. I enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait to read the entirety of this book. Love and First Sight - Josh Sundquist I enjoyed this excerpt and Love and First Sight is set to fill the gap I've had since Eric Lindstrom's Not If I See You First. Will Porter is going to high school. He expects to handle the transition to his new school just fine. It's the rest of the school community who may not know how to best handle his blindness. On his first day he gropes a girl on the stars, makes another girl cry for 'staring' and makes friends by sitting on someone during lunch. Will narrates with an honest and humorous voice that is instantly likeable and authentic. I can't wait to read the rest of the book. The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Buzz Books are one of my favorite ways to discover new books and I eagerly await each new release! Here are some of the samples that caught my eye in this edition. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake has the unique premise that really piqued my interest! In every generation, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessing a coveted magic. On their sixteenth birthday, they must fight for the crown and the survivor becomes queen. Wow! The next story that really intrigued me is The Hawkweed Prophecy by Irena Brignull. A switched at birth premise, but one of the girls is a powerful witch destined to rule them all! Apparently Fate steps in to make sure the girls meet and the prophecy comes to pass. The sample was so good that I can't wait to read the rest! Next on my wishlist is The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron. The main character, Nadia, lives in a walled city where every twelve years the citizens undergo a collective Forgetting. Like amnesia, they lose all memories of themselves, their lives, and their families. Nadia is unique in that she has never forgotten. Can she find out why and if there's any way to prevent it from happening again? Since Lauren Oliver is one of my favorite authors, I was excited to read the Replica excerpt. I'm a sucker for stories about clones and this one sounds fascinating! The physical book is supposedly a "flip book" where you turn the book one way to read Gemma's story, then upside down to read Lyra's story. Sounds like an annoying gimmick, so glad that the ebook is a normal read. Looking forward to reading this one, as I really liked both girls! The last sample to whet my appetite surprised me a little, as I didn't think I'd like it. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti isn't my usual type of read, but I fell for the main character after only a few pages! I mean, how can you not love a girl who immediately assumes her brother has become a zombie because he's acting weird? Or that her best friend has been replaced with a pod person when she disagrees with her about something? Hawthorn is quirky, and I love quirky! I should probably stop reading Buzz Book samplers because my wishlist is getting out of control, but it's one of my guilty pleasures!
Another really helpful edition for any serious reader. I loved getting excerpts of many amazing books that are coming out later this year. Having links to many of the books so that you can get the full title to review is also such a wonderful feature. All serious reviewers need to read this book.
A dream come true for reviewers and book enthusiasts. A valuable list of the hottest upcoming books. Thanks a ton!
Love the buzz books! Young Adult has some of the most exciting books and these buzz books make sure you don't miss out on new ones that you may look over.
Great collection, as always! I am always happy to see these previews, and after I'm done reading them, I am already waiting for the next one.
I love that you offer just enough of some of the great upcoming titles. It allows me to read what I need to and be familiar enough with the titles I won't get to.
This has been incredibly helpful for spotlighting books that I'm planning on reviewing and featuring as upcoming releases on my blog - thank you so much!
These excerpts are the best thing ever. They give you just enough information to "taste" a book and see if you'd really be interested in reading it. As a book blogger, it's super important to me to be able to read books that I really think that I'll enjoy and this is a HUGE time saver.
Loved being introduced to so many exciting new releases this way. Some books can't come soon enough!
I always love reading the Buzz Books and this seasons edition definitely did not disappoint!! I loved most of the extracts in the 2016 young adult fall/winter book. There are loads of really great fantasy novels in it that I am really looking forwards to being released or becoming available on NetGalley,
I just love these Buzz Books! And once again, I have too many books on my "To Be Read" list. This is the perfect way to determine if you are interested in a book and want to read the entire thing.
I absolutely love Buzz Books. There are so many great titles to explore, and my TBR is totally not complaining. Love love LOVE it!
This book is fantastic as always, with tasteful, interesting excerpts from highly anticipated YA novels. Truly a useful tool.
Good way to taste a bit of the books that are in the publishing pipeline! Reading chapters is always better than reading blurbs.
I always look forward to the Buzz Books seasonal release! Learning what titles are being talked about is a great help to my reading list.
This is such an excellent resource for YA librarians to use when ordering for their teens. There is a good variety of genres, and enough of an excerpt to give you a good feel for the story line. I'll definitely be recommending this to our YA librarian to help her make decisions on her book orders!
This book sampler gave me a chance to read through some possible book samples. I was even able to request a few galleys from NetGalley. I also talked over some of the titles with my teenage children and we found some books they would like to read. All in all, a great sampler!
I love these samplers! It's a great way for me to try out some of the buzz books and see which ones I'm interested in giving a full read, and which ones aren't for me. Thanks to this sampler, I got a taste of some books I've been hearing a lot about, and discovered a couple that I was unfamiliar with that I now can't wait to get my hands on!
Another great sampler full of titles that sound intriguing. I found several new titles that I'm looking forward to reading this fall/winter, and I can't wait to share them with the internet, friends, and family.
I always eagerly await the release of these collections! Buzz Books picks some of the finest releases for the up coming season. Once again, I'm not surprised to have placed the majority of these on my TBR. Many of these authors are new faces to me & I previously wasn't interested in their work (based off covers alone) until I read the excerpts included in this bundle. I do it all the time, but I need to stop judging books by their covers!!
As always, Buzz Books YA is a great resource for teen librarians wishing to stay ahead of upcoming titles. It can sometimes be hard to take recommendations based on a short review and a cover, so Buzz Book's excerpts allow librarians to take a closer look at new publications and make informed decisions based on style and content.. Thanks!
Great selection! It's amazing how reading an excerpt can totally change your mind about a book. I've discovered a few titles which I would've overlooked without having read the excerpt. Yet I also thought I would like certain titles and then the writing style in the excerpt was just not my cup of tea. This will prevent me from wasting time with something I obviously don't like, as well as the opposite. Great stuff!
I liked quite a few of these, including some I had heard some YouTubers talking about already. I'd like to finish: Kids of Appetite, Three Dark Crowns, Something in Between, Caraval, Girl in Pieces, The Thousandth Floor, The Female of the Species, Replica, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, Love and First Sight and Frazzled.
A great resource for busy librarians and educators of middle grade and young adult readers. A valuable tool for discovering and choosing future titles and to stay current and on trend with the targeted age group. Excerpts from 20 upcoming titles in a wide range of topics and genres that are sure to appeal to the intended audience. Highly recommend!
Thank you Buzz Books for allowing me to preview some of the most anticipated Fall & Winter reads! I love discovering new authors, this is amazing! I absolutely cannot wait for Caraval by Stephanie Garber! Also Frost Blood, ahh chapter 1 had my heart racing! But most of all I discovered Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist! Thanks again for compiling this wonderful list and excerpts of Fall/Winter YA reads!
Buzz Books was an excellent tool in order to know a Little bit more about the upcoming books in the YA and middle grade genre. There were some books that I am really looking forward to read. And obviously when the next edition of the Buzz Books Young Adult came out I will want to pick up.
This book offers readers the opportunity to see some of the hottest titles being published in the YA genre for the Fall/Winter seasons. And, while I was not pleased to see some tropes still being published (can we please just stop with the love triangles and the dystopian books now? It'd be greatly appreciated.), there definitely are some great books coming up! I especially liked that this book gives the reader an opportunity to sample a variety of genres. While every genre may not be your favorite to read, you're bound to find something good to sample in this book. A few that I'm personally looking forward to are Three Dark Crowns, The Hawkweed Prophecy, and A Shadow Bright and Burning. Yes, I am unashamed to admit that I have a favorite genre, but there's a ton of great literature coming out this fall to look forward too!
I requested this title as I'd already heard a bit about 'Replica' and was keen to take a look. The idea still intrigues me but I don't feel I have had enough of a taste of the novel based on what I read of the excerpt. I am still keen though to buy the novel and read it for myself when it is released. I normally read e-books these days but for 'Replica', I think I will buy a hard copy just so I can get more enjoyment out the unique reading experience of this novel (cover to cover, or interchanging character chapters). I wasn't particularly interested in the rest of the novels but read them regardless. I enjoyed 'The Female of the Species', as well as 'Love and First Sight', even though they're not my favourite genres. Both included an interesting view of the world. 'Frazzled' reminded me of Anh Do's series 'Weirdo', with its illustrations and look at a quirky family. 'Frazzled' is obviously targeting slightly older readers but there were some distinct connections there. I will recommend some of these titles for our school library.
Buzz Books Young Adult List is a holy grail for bloggers like myself, it means I can keep up to date with upcoming releases that are very anticipated. It is also super helpful for any book lover as well because it also means I can keep up to date with future releases, I love how it incorporates the cover (if it has been released), a summery and a snippet from the book so I can read a section and see if it would be for me. I particularly enjoyed this Fall/Winter release and found numerous books I am anticipating to be released. It's an even greater tool for those that live outside of the USA, I myself live in the UK therefore we tend to have different release dates so I can keep up to date with US releases. Definitely going to be requesting more of these in the future so I can up to date with everything new!
Buzz Books 2016: Young Adult Fall/Winter is a great resource for people who are interested in getting an overview of a variety of upcoming YA titles. I loved that the entries had both synopses and excerpts, and that there was the option for obtaining the full-length galley for many of them. I am particularly looking forward to A Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis and Frazzled by Booki Vivat.