Sunday, April 7, 2013
By now everyone knows that BEA, in their infinite wisdom and new motto to be more open with readers, has released a preliminary Autographing Authors List (for the tables only, not the booths). Its of course subject to change, but we won't let that deter us from gleeful happiness right? RIGHT.
Without further ado here's the authors I'm excited for (covers link to Goodreads).
Bella Andre The Look of Love - I have the ebook edition of most of the Sullivan Books, but like Kristan Higgins or Jill Shalvis, Bella Andre does contemporary romance in such a way that I enjoy it. I'm looking forward to playing the comparison game between the self-pubbed ebook and traditionally pubbed print book.
Jennifer L. Armentrout Frigid - I'm on the fence about JLA's contemporary non-YA books. I enjoy her writing, but I'm so in love with Katy and Daemon its hard for me to love her other characters as much.
Kendare Blake Antigoddess - I freely admit I haven't read Blake's other series (Anna Dressed in Blood), however this series is about mythology and if there is one thing that grabs me more than anything else its mythology.
Erin Bowman Taken - The premise is interesting (hey at least its boys being secreted away instead of girls), but I'm kind of 'eh' about Bowman's writing so we'll see.
Soman Chainani The School for Good and Evil - Looks rather interesting. Middle Grade fantasy about a school where you can't fail your Fairy Tale. I'm all over it.
Cathryn Constable The Wolf Princess - Someone somewhere picked up that 'fairy tale' is the key to getting me to want a book and this book (set in Russia!) is no exception.
Andrea Cremer and David Levithan Invisibility - Cremer, Levithan and myself have all had a rocky relationship with my enjoyment levels of their individual books. However maybe the strengths they have will balance out the weaknesses of the other?
Ellen Datlow (Editor) Queen Victoria's Book of Spells - Ellen Datlow editing and Leanna Renee Hieber has a short story. Sold.
Eloisa James Once Upon a Tower - I've read all the other 'Fairy Tale' Romances James has produced and this one sounds just as delightful.
Anna Jarzab Tandem - Multiverse. I'm down to get down with this theory of life. I wonder if an alternate me is as interested?
Annie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner These Broken Stars - Scifi, ship wreck and secrets abound. Admittedly the blurb doesn't grab me, but I followed the tour they recently had and the authors were so enthused I got excited.
Alethea Kontis Hero - Aside from loving the first book (Enchanted), Kontis was so excitedable at NYCC about this book and the cover is so pretty!
Edward Lazellari The Lost Prince - Had my issues with book one (Awakenings), but I have hope that this will smooth out those issues.
Sarah MacLean One Good Earl Deserves A Lover - I can NOT find my copy at all so this is fortuitous isn't it? I love MacLean's writing and while this series hasn't been as strong as her 'By the Numbers' Romances, I'm still enjoying them greatly.
Gretchen McNeil 3:59 - McNeil is hands down one of my favorite authors and one of the very few I trust to give me chills and a good mystery to boot. So yes. I want.
Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young Just Like Fate - Sounds just like the Gwyneth Paltrow movie "Sliding Doors", which I adore, or even the German movie "Run Lola Run". I love the concept so much.
Diana Peterfreund Across a Star Swept Sea - While I'm still playing catch up on her books, I do like her writing style and I am interested to see how things play out from "Among the Nameless Stars"
Rick Riordan The Serpent's Shadow - Egyptian Mythology, I'm down for it. The Kane Chronicles are my favorites of his series, so yes I am super excited.
Maya Rodale The Wicked Wallflower - Rodale's new historical romance series and I enjoy her writing quite a bit. Her characters are just different enough to keep me interested (though often times rather anachronistic).
Brandon Sanderson The Rithmatist - Sanderson, like Maas or Snyder, is an auto-buy author for me. If I don't make it to one of his other tour stops, I will definitely be hitting this up.
VE Schwab Vicious - An excerpt at Tor.com is what sealed the deal for me on this one, though I haven't been a fan of Schwab's YA efforts (The Near Witch and The Archived)
Eve Silver Rush - I'll admit at first I was 'oh she's pulled through time and space, Doctor Who Gone Evil?' when I read the first line of the blurb. Its actually rather like an episode from the 9th Doctor's Adventures so I'm rather interested still.
Cristin Terrill All Our Yesterdays - Future Self comes back to stop Past self from making a BIG TIME MISTAKE? Sign me up yesterday.
HAS NO COVER YET (links lead to Goodreads):
Alexandra Bracken Never Fade - I haven't read The Darkest Minds yet, but I plan to soon and I fully expect to want this book given how much I enjoyed Bracken's other book Brightly Woven
Cinda Willians Chima The Enchanter Heir - I have read the other 'Heir' Chronicles books, so I'm interested to see where Chima takes this book.
Sarah J. Maas Crown of Midnight - I daresay no one in their right mind would think I'd turn this down considering my adoration of Sarah and her writing. Just saying.
Maria V. Snyder Storm Watcher - This is a bit of a cheat really, Snyder was talking about this to me and my friend at a signing and thus I was really hopeful it would be at BEA.
#BEA13 Autographing Sneak Peek