BEA 2015: Day One Haul

Belinda Huang ’17/ Emertainment Monthly Books Editor

The first day of BookExpo America is complete, and it was a full one! The Exhibit Hall was open from 1pm to 5pm, which meant a half-day of collecting Advanced Reader Copies and exploring the space. Here’s a peek at Wednesday’s book haul.

Zeroesby Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti

Publisher: Simon Pulse (an imprint of Simon and Schuster)

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Genre: YA, Fiction

“Don’t call them heroes. But these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart…Filled with high-stakes action and drama, Zeroes unites three powerhouse authors for the opening installment of a thrilling new series.”

The Copper Gauntlet, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Release Date: September 2015

Genre: Middle Grade, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Fiction

“Callum Hunt’s summer break isn’t like other kids’. His closest companion is a Chaos-ridden wolf, Havoc. His father suspects him of being secretly evil. And, of course, most kids aren’t heading back to the magical world of the Magisterium in the fall…As the mysteries of the Magisterium deepen and widen, bestselling authors Holly Black and Cassandra Clare take readers on an extraordinary journey though one boy’s conflict — and a whole world’s fate.”

The Wake, by Paul Kingsnorth

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Release Date: September 2015

Genre: Fiction

The Wake is a “post-apocolyptic novel set 1000 years in the past…A tale of lost gods and haunted visions.” This book is the first of a trilogy, set in 1066 England during the Norman conquest. It was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize after its original print in England, but is making its US debut this September. The next book will be set in present day, and the final book in the trilogy will be set 1000 years from now.

Illuminae (The Ililuminae Files_01), by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

Release Date: October 2015

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Romance

“What starts out as a breakup story quickly spirals into a masterful, pulse-pounding, horrifying, romantic (yes, romantic!) even hilarious, all-out interstellar war…Composed from a dossier of hacked documents, Illuminae is a found-footage-style read that puts you dead center of the action.”

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fistby Sunil Yapa

Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books (imprint of Little, Brown)

Release Date: January 2016

Genre: Fiction

“Over the course of just one life-altering afternoon, the lives of seven people will change forever: Victor, his father, two police officers in the street, two protesters struggling to stay true to their nonviolent principles as the day descends into chaos, and the coolly elegant finance minister from Sri Lanka whose life, as well as his country’s fate, hinges on getting through the angry crowd, out of jail, and to his meeting with President Clinton.”


This is just a sampling of what BEA had to offer on its first day. If there’s anything you’d like to hear more about, drop us a comment and let us know!


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