June 9, 2012 by Heidi
With Bated Breath is a regular feature at Bunbury in the Stacks where I feature books I’ve recently added to my TBR, whether they be up-and-coming, or books from the past that have been brought to my attention.
Hi friends! As you know, it was a quiet week for me online, but a busy week for me in real life as I attended my first BEA! I thought I’d take this issue of WBB to share with you some of the BEA books I’m most looking forward to. I put in about 15 books, so instead of having an unforgivably long post with all of the blurbs, I’m just giving you links like I do for the monthly posts. Do check them out, they’ll all be out this year, so I hope you find something to put on your own radar!
Book I hadn’t heard of before, but am now SO excited to read:
Don’t Iron Hearted Violet and The Land of Stories look adorable? And Summer and Bird looks absolutely gorgeous. I am in love with this cover, and it doesn’t hurt that the story sounds great as well—they all do!
Debut authors I’m hoping are winners:
So excited to try all of these! I liked The Assassin and the Pirate Lord, so Throne of Glass is already winning for me. I’m most nervous about The Dark Unwinding, because steampunk always makes me nervous, but whenever I fall for one, I fall hard.
Companions/Series Continuations worth aching for:
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente | GoodReads|Amazon
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale | GoodReads|Amazon
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce | GoodReads|Amazon
My excitement over the new Valente book really can’t be contained, but I’ll save my fangirling for my recap post (spoilers: SHE’S LOVELY). I enjoyed Princess Academy and have been wanting more of Hale’s Middle Grade in general, so of course I picked up Palace of Stone. I haven’t actually read Sisters Red or Sweetly yet, but my understanding is that Pearce’s books are just getting better and better, so I feel no shame whatsoever reading Fathomless first! So sad about the cover changes though. I LOVED the style of the old ones, why did they do this?!
Starts to NEW series by authors who’ve done right by me:
Gahhhhh! I’m positively ecstatic about all of these. It’s my sincerest hope that The Raven Boys is of the same caliber as The Scorpio Races, and that The Diviners marries best aspects of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine/Beauty Queens. I’m almost afraid to read A Mutiny in Time before the series is all out, because the Maze Runner trilogy was one of those series that made me the way I am with my series/cliffhanger hatred (really liked that series, but seriously, way too much waiting!).
Just plain excited for:
Again, the drool…it’s puddling. Melissa Marr is one of the only authors I can name who has a decent sized backlog and I have read all of them. Not only that, I have really liked to loved all of them. On top of that, I’m super excited for these other two as well. I haven’t read Marsh or Scalzi before, but I’m thinking these are a great place to start.
Of course, these aren’t the only ones I’m excited for, but they’re a touch of the top! I hope you’re all gearing up for a fantastic second half of 2012, because it’s going to be chock full of awesome.
What are you waiting for with bated breath?