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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Hachette Summer 2012 Catalog

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking The Spine in which an upcoming, eagerly anticipated release is highlighted on the blog.

This week, I've chosen to feature a few picks from the Hachette Summer 2012 Catalog:

Fathomless by Jackson Pearce
Date: September 4, 2012
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Celia Reynolds is the youngest in a set of triplets and the one with the least valuable power. Anne can see the future, and Jane can see the present, but all Celia can see is the past. And the past seems so insignificant -- until Celia meets Lo.
Lo doesn't know who she is. Or who she was. Once a human, she is now almost entirely a creature of the sea -- a nymph, an ocean girl, a mermaid -- all terms too pretty for the soulless monster she knows she's becoming. Lo clings to shreds of her former self, fighting to remember her past, even as she's tempted to embrace her dark immortality.
When a handsome boy named Jude falls off a pier and into the ocean, Celia and Lo work together to rescue him from the waves. The two form a friendship, but soon they find themselves competing for Jude's affection. Lo wants more than that, though. According to the ocean girls, there's only one way for Lo to earn back her humanity. She must persuade a mortal to love her . . . and steal his soul.

I haven't read any of Jackson Pearce's other fairy tale retellings, Sisters Red and Sweetly, but I have heard good things about both. I love the story of the Little Mermaid - both the original and the Disney version - so I think I'll enjoy Fathomless.

The Diviners by Libba Bray
Date: September 18, 2012
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Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies."
When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first.

I have never read any of Libba Bray's books before, but I understand she is quite the well loved author. I love the time period in which The Diviners takes place and I'm loving the dark overtones of the synopsis and cover.

Adaptation by Malinda Lo
Date: September 18, 2012
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Reese and David don’t remember what happened to them after a bird flew into their headlights on the Extraterrestrial Highway--not the resulting car accident and certainly not a bit of the 21 days of care at the military hospital in Nevada. It’s a good thing, the doctors and colonels tell them, that they crashed on a military base, but they won’t tell Reese and David what the extent of their injuries were, or how they were healed. They do tell them they’re not going home, though, until they sign a confidentiality agreement.
When they get home, Reese can’t help but find everything a little weird. Worldwide bird strikes resulting in plane crashes have grounded air travel, David won’t talk to her, and she could swear she’s seen her military doctors around the neighborhood. It’s only when she meets Amber Grey that things in her life begin to really fall apart, and the mysteries of the bird strikes, the military, and her own treatment come together. Reese realizes that she must find out what they did to her in that hospital, but her search for the truth threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.
What if we aren’t alone in the universe? What if the alien is inside us?

Mysterious bird strikes and a vast global conspiracy - sure sounds like aliens to me. Although the last line of the synopsis for Adaptation throws me for a loop: "What if the alien is inside us?" Sounds freaky!

How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Hachette Summer 2012 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Hachette Summer 2012 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?


  1. Um, what!!! I MUST have Adaptation in my hands asap. I'm all about aliens and YA needs more of them! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

  2. I forgot about the Malinda Lo book. I haven't read any of her others. I need to. I am super excited for Diviners and Fathomless.

  3. They all sound pretty good especially the last one

  4. Great pick for this waiting on wednesday :D !
    I really want to read Fathomless by Jackson Pearce. I only read her debut novel As you wish but I loved it and already read it twice :).
    Thanks for sharing all these books with us !

  5. I managed to picked up an Arc of The Diviners at BEA. The Melinda Lo book looks interesting.


  6. Oh, Adaptation sounds really awesome. Great picks! :D

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  7. I'm so excited to read Adaptation! It sounds amazing. Great picks, Aylee! :)

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  8. Uber great picks! I was so jealous with all the people who were able to get a copy of The Diviners! It sounds so good!

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  9. All three are really great picks! Here's my wow
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  10. YES!!!! SO excited for Fathomless and The Diviners Aylee! Adaptation is completely new to me but is absolutely going on my list - love the kind of gorgeous creepiness of that cover:) I'm in love with all Jackson Pearce's books, and the Little Mermaid is a favorite story of mine, so I have high hopes that Fathomless is going to be amazing:)

    1. I really want to read her books! I always hear great things.

  11. They all sound like great picks.


  12. Love the covers on all of these! Nice picks!

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  13. Yes! The Diviners! Libba Bray is one of my all-time favorites. Definite must-have. Great picks! :)

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  14. I've really appreciated your themed WoW's. I am really curious about Libba Bray's novel. That sounds like a lot of fun.

  15. Jackson Pearce! Malinda Lo! Libba Bray! *faints*

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  16. Ohh, cool!!
    The Diviners looks so good!
    Nice picks!

  17. Yes! All three sound amazing! I'm most excited for The Diviners, I think.
    Candace coming from Novels, News & Notes this week.

  18. Awesome picks. Adaptation is new to me. Definitely one for the reading list. :) Thanks for sharing.

  19. They all sound so fantastic, but I think my favorite one is Fathomless.

  20. OMG! Fathomless! The synopsis made me shiver. Yes, me want.