Los Angeles Times Festival of Books -- Sunday


On Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April  23, Mysterious Galaxy will be hosting dozens of authors in our booth on the grounds of USC University Park Campus as part of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Mysterious Galaxy’s booth location is Booth #368.

Stay tuned to this web calendar page for the most up to date information on our LATFB activities and spotlight authors.

Signing etiquette:  Attendees are limited to no more than three books at a time per author, and no more than six books per author total.  ** Some authors may have less availability – see staff for details. Please purchase your books prior to author signature.

Giveaways: We have some great gifts with purchase available during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Ask a staff member for details.

For more information about the Festival, directions, and more, visit the official web site: LA Times Festival of Books Website.

Event date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Event address: 
USC Campus
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Silent Cover Image
ISBN: 9781507201688
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Published: Simon Pulse - March 7th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 noon.

For fans of The Book Thief and Raiders of the Lost Ark, this thrilling new novel set during World War I features a girl who must pretend to be a male soldier to save her younger brothers. 

Pacific Homicide: A Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738750217
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Published: Midnight Ink - November 8th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 noon.

Most cops spend their entire careers without firing a weapon in the line of duty. LAPD Homicide Detective Davie Richards is an outlier, a cop who killed a suspect to save another officer’s life.

While she waits for the police commission to rule on the shooting, she’s called out to probe the gruesome homicide of Anya Nosova, a nineteen-year-old Russian beauty whose body is found in the Los Angeles sewer system. With her own case in limbo, Davie knows that any mistakes in the investigation could end her career. As she hunts for the murderer, somebody begins to hunt her . . . and it’s no longer just her job that’s on the line.

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ISBN: 9781532902291
Availability: Special Order
Published: All Due Respect Books - May 15th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 noon.

Life is a constant party for restaurant manager, Finn Roose. Finn is an expert manipulator but his lies about seducing a missing underage girl only tighten the screws on himself and his best friend. He scrambles to set things right which may be too much to ask from a guy who can't resist a hot babe and a stiff drink.

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The Nowhere Man: An Orphan X Novel (Evan Smoak #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250067852
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Minotaur Books - January 17th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 noon.  

Continuing his electrifying series featuring Evan Smoak, Gregg Hurwitz delivers a blistering, compelling new novel in the series launched with the instant international bestseller, Orphan X.


*30 minutes only!

Darkness Savage (Dark Cycle #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503950306
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skyscape - October 11th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM.  

In this thrilling final installment of the Dark Cycle series, will Aidan find the help he needs to release the world from Darkness's grip? Or will he lose everything he's been desperately trying to save, including his soul?

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Emerge (Mer Chronicles) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781944816322
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Published: Month9books - August 30th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM.  

Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia's entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right? That is, until Lia finds out she isn't the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn't realize the danger he's in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.

Lost Girls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781633756052
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Entangled Publishing - January 3rd, 2017

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM.  

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy's quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn t recognize the person she's become: She's popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She's not the only girl to go missing within the last year but she's the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad: sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker something she still craves. The rush of the fight, the thrill of the win something she can t resist, that might still get her killed

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ISBN: 9781942664994
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Month9books - September 13th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 1:00 PM.  

Meet Tenley Tylwyth, an Elemental Teen born with the power to produce weather. Cool? Not really. 
Elementals make Mother Nature angry. And who can blame her? Humans have been destroying her planet long enough. It's time she got rid of them all together. Tenley, and those like her, are the only things standing in her way and they don t even know it. 
It's a Fair One's job to keep Elemental Teens safe. These ancestors of fairies have created a perfect plan to keep kids like Tenley out of harm's way from afar. 
But when rookie Fair One, Pennie, allows her charge to use elemental powers once too often, she's forced to travel to Earth a place where no Fair One wants to go to save her. 
Now, Pennie has 48 hours to convince Tenley to stop manipulating the weather. But it won t be so easy. Tenley's got a way with wind and has no plans to stop using it. 
But then a field trip provides the perfect opportunity for Mother Nature. She catapults Tenley deep into her gardens, where trees grow upside down and insects attack on command. 
For Tenley, things get real, fast. And suddenly, knowing she's got a few Elemental powers up her sleeve might be just what Tenley needs to survive . . . even if it kills her.

Thunderbird (Miriam Black #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781481448710
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Published: Saga Press - February 28th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 2:00 PM.  

In the fourth installment of the Miriam Black series, Miriam heads to the southwest in search of another psychic who may be able to help her understand her curse, but instead finds a cult of domestic terrorists and the worst vision of death she's had yet. 
Miriam is becoming addicted to seeing her death visions, but she is also trying out something new: Hope. She is in search of another psychic who can help her with her curse, but instead finds a group of domestic terrorists in her deadliest vision to date.

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ISBN: 9780765381385
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Published: Tor Books - February 28th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 2:00 PM.  

A young man plagued by the ability to see ghosts races to save the mythological land of Tara from a terrible fate in Erika Lewis's stunning debut, Game of Shadows.

Hungry Ghosts (Eric Carter #3) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756409418
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Daw Books - February 7th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 2:00 PM.  

Stephen Blackmoore's dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts - -Gritty, emotional and phenomenally imaginative.- --RT Reviews 

The Vanquished (Bruno Johnson #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781608092161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oceanview Publishing - February 7th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 2:00 PM.  

“Bad Boy Bruno Johnson comes out of hiding to battle a vicious biker gang that threatens his family. Bring an oxygen tank with you when you read The Vanquished because you'll be holding your breath the whole time. Unrelenting action with more twists than a sidewinder trail. A lightning read!”
―Matt Coyle, Author of the Anthony Award-winning Rick Cahill crime series

Idle Ingredients (Sin Du Jour Affair #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765390035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - February 7th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 3:00 PM.  

Catering for a charismatic motivational speaker, the staff of the Sin du Jour catering agency find themselves incapacitated by a force from within their ranks. A smile and a promise is all it took.

And for some reason, only the men are affected. It's going to take cunning, guile and a significant amount of violence to resolve.

Another day of cupcakes and evil with your favorite demonic caterers.

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ISBN: 9780765393159
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Published: St. Martins Press-3pl - September 20th, 2016

Signing Booth #368 3:00 PM.  

X doesn t have a name. He thought he had one or many but that might be the result of the failing memories of the personalities imprinted within him. Or maybe he really is called X.

He's also not as human as he believes himself to be.

But when he discovers the existence of another above ground, outside the protection of the Warren X must learn what it means to be human, or face the destruction of their two species.

Disappearance at Devil's Rock: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062363275
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 14th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 3:00 PM.  

“When a young boy goes missing, his mother and sister begin finding pages from his diary revealing secrets they had never suspected. Where did he go, and why won't his friends tell anyone the truth? Tremblay peels back the layers of a quaint New England town to expose the ugly underbelly of family life in the U.S. Disappearance at Devil's Rock is a shocking, scary, and disturbing read, the result of a powerful storyteller at work, and it solidifies Tremblay's reputation as a master of psychological suspense.” 
— William Carl (E), Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Walkaway Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765392763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - April 25th, 2017

Signing Booth #368 4:00 PM.  

Cory Doctorow's first adult novel in eight years: an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.

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