First Second is my favorite publisher of graphic novels...things like Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol, Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang, and Relish by Lucy Knisley, among others. The quality of the writing, illustrations and the physical quality of the books are always stellar. I've been requesting their review copies like crazy, including Scott McCloud's upcoming work, The Sculptor as well as Ariel Cohn's The Zoo Box. And I can't forget Andi Watson's quirky Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula!
The Boy Who Drew Monsters, by Keith Donoghue was one of those books I snapped up IMMEDIATELY when I heard about it because I loved his novel, The Stolen Child, years ago.
The Girl With All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey, just sounded too dang good to ignore, and the same with The Supernatural Enhancements, by Edgar Cantero.
Finally, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, by Rose George, falls right into my "niche non-fiction" interest. This one sounds vaguely Mary Roach'ish, so we'll see how it shakes out.
What are you excited to review?