Egmont tends to offer a limited YA selection but the ones they do offer are usually winners. There were 18 selections in the Summer 2012 catalog and only two really stood out. Their Fall Catalog was not yet available. BEA Exhibitor Booth 4048
Quaranteen by Lex Thomas: It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High-until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning. A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school. In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive. Publication Date: 7.10.2012
One Moment by Kristine McBride: A teen girl struggles to remember what happened in the instant before the cliff-diving accident that left her boyfriend in a coma, but as she pieces together events, she’ll uncover secrets that shatter everything she believed about her perfect life. Publication Date: 6.26.2012
Sequel to Watch for:
Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel by Myra McEntire.
Publication Date: 6.12.2012