I'm not going to BEA. I really wish that I were, but I'm not. Well, Publishers Weekly has a list of must have ARCs from BEA, and here are the ones I'd grab if I could. Books with an asterisk* are the ones I'm looking forward to most.
- *Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (S&S/McElderry) launches the Infernal Devices trilogy, which will be a prequel series to the Mortal Instruments books. - I've already had this in a WoW post.
- *Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Harper) is a dystopian novel from the author of Before I Fall, in which love is considered a disease. - I've heard nothing but good things about Before I Fall, and this one sounds interesting.
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (Harper) is first in an SF series, pseudonymously co-authored by James Frey, about alien teenagers hiding on earth. - I'm not normally one for aliens, but I'm excited for this one.
- *Reckless by Cornelia Funke (Little, Brown) begins a new series, set in a world inspired by the Brothers Grimm, in which dark fairy tales come alive. - I love Funke's work, and I can't wait for this!
- Another Pan by Daniel and Dina Nayeri (Candlewick). An Egyptian spell is turning Marlowe School into an underworld in this sequel to Another Faust. - Another Faust was great, and I'm looking forward to this one.
- **Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (Little, Brown) is a sequel to the bestselling fantasy Beautiful Creatures. - Do I have to say anything about this one?!
- Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon (Disney-Hyperion). After her parents’ deaths, 16-year-old Renée is drawn to a boy at her new boarding school. - Sounds a little bland, but the title suggests otherwise.
- Girl Parts by John M. Cusick (Candlewick). A robot designed to be a boy’s companion develops a will of her own. - The cover is great, and it sounds very unique.
- Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride (Holt) stars a boy who discovers he is a necromancer, falls in love, and must save Seattle. - I love the title, and there aren't a lot of necromancer books out there.
- *Matched by Ally Condie (Dutton). This dystopian novel, set in a world where people are paired with their ideal mates, is being featured in BEA’s YA Editors Buzz Panel. - Dystopian is looking to be the next big trend in YA, and I'm all for it.
- Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Philomel) is a paranormal romance in which a shapeshifting wolf falls for a human boy. I'm not normally a werewolf guy, but I've been waiting on this one for a while.
- *The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff (Razorbill) is a horror novel about a boy who discovers he is a “replacement” from an underground world. - The cover is great, and the story sounds amazing.
- Wildthorn by Jane Eagland (Houghton Mifflin) is a YA romance set in a Victorian insane asylum. - Asylum stories catch my attention. They're creepy though, so I'm interested to see how a romance would do...
- *Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler (HMH/Graphia). In Kessler’s first book for teens, an anorexic teenager becomes one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. - Another WoW featured book.
- The Limit by Kristen Landon (Aladdin) is set in a world in which children are taken to “workhouses” when their families exceed their monthly debt limits. - Interesting and scary because it's not too far-fetched.
- Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin (Bloomsbury). In this paranormal mystery, pseudonymously written by Elizabeth Scott, Avery connects with a new boy who could be involved in her parents’ mysterious deaths. - Sounds interesting, and I've been meaning to pick up an Elizabeth Scott book.
- Thaw by Rick Jasper (Carolrhoda Lab). The cryogenically frozen bodies of 27 federal inmates thaw out—and disappear—after a blackout. - Sounds like a good thriller.
- Virals by Kathy Reich (Razorbill) launches a YA mystery series set on an island near Charleston, S.C. - I live near Charleston, so I'm interested in this one. Also the title is intriguing.
What are your "must have" ARCs from BEA?