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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Hachette Fall 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 Fall 2012 Catalog:

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Date: September 27, 2012
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When Barry Fairweather dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

Well, this one is obvious. And I've already decided that the boring tone of The Casual Vacancy is done on purpose and there is no cause for concern.


Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
Date: October 2, 2012
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IRON-HEARTED VIOLET is a story of a princess unlike any other. It is a story of the last dragon in existence, deathly afraid of its own reflection. Above all, it is a story about the power of stories, our belief in them, and how one enchanted tale changed
the course of an entire kingdom.
Princess Violet is plain, reckless, and quite possibly too clever for her own good. Particularly when it comes to telling stories. One day she and her best friend, Demetrius, stumble upon a hidden
room and find a peculiar book. A forbidden book. It tells a story of an evil being—called the Nybbas—imprisoned in their world. The story cannot be true—not really. But then the whispers start. Violet and Demetrius, along with an ancient, scarred dragon, may hold the key to the Nybbas's triumph…or its demise. It all depends on how they tell the story. After all, stories make their own rules.

Iron Hearted Violet caught my attention immediately because Princess Violet looks an awful lot like Princess Merida from Brave. And I adore dragons. This sounds like an awesome middle grade read!


Beautiful Redemption
Date: October 23, 2012
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Is death the end . . . or only the beginning?
Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. So when Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.
Back in Gatlin, Lena is making her own bargains for Ethan's return, vowing to do whatever it takes -- even if that means trusting old enemies or risking the lives of the family and friends Ethan left to protect.
Worlds apart, Ethan and Lena must once again work together to rewrite their fate, in this stunning finale to the Beautiful Creatures series.

Though I've only ever read Beautiful Creatures, I just loved the story, the beautiful writing, and the colourful characters. With the last in the series coming out, Beautiful Redemption, and the movie on the way, I'm excited more than ever to get to finishing them all.


Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
Date: November 6, 2012
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In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

I was a little nervous of all the hype when Daughter of Smoke and Bone first came out, but now that it's been out for some time I'm super excited to read it because I think it'll probably be a very special read for me! I would love to get it read before its sequel, Days of Blood & Starlight, comes out.


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

31 comments :

  1. Yes, I will definitely be picking up The Casual Vacancy when it's released! I hope you love Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It was in my top ten of last year and I am so, so eager for Days of Blood and Starlight. I will probably cave and read the chapter sampler I have soon, haha.

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    1. Jealous that you have a chapter sampler! That's neat! I hope to read it before the sequel is released.

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  2. Princess Violet for the WIN!
    I want to read that book now!! Thanks for this list.

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  3. I am looking forward to read J.K. Rowling's new book even though I hate the cover lol Awesome picks! I still need to read Daughters of Smoke and Bone too!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

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  4. Casual Vacancy! I cannot wait to read this one! I actually like the cover because it's understated :) Great picks!
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    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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    1. Yeah, I tend to like understated covers more.

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  5. CANNOT WAIT for Days of Blood and Starlight, and I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone yesterday! Haha. Iron Hearted Violet also sounds like one I'll like. And I can't wait to read some reviews of Rowling's new book. Great picks! :)

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  6. I don't know - I'm kinda of not feeling that JKR book. :(

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  7. I am so dying to read Beautiful Redemption and Days of Blood and starlight!

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  8. Have to agree with ALL of these! Little Brown has such an awesome fall lineup!

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  9. Yes i am waiting for all of these :-)

    Great List!
    Also i love your header and i am a new follower :-)

    -Cassie
    GreatMunchieReads

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  10. The only one that I'm actually waiting on is Days of Blood and Starlight, to be honest The Casual Vacancy really doesn't grab my interest, despite me being a big fan of the Harry Potter series.

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  11. Days of Blood Starlight is coming out, yet I haven't read the first book! Nay. :(
    Btw, here's mine.
    *New follower. :)
    Happy Wednesday!

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  12. Iron Hearted Violet is new for me, but I've added it to my GR right away. It sounds amazing! And the cover is really pretty ^^ I'm still not sure about The vacancy.. I'm so scared that I won't like it. And I still need to read the first books from the others you've chosen, but I'm definitely going to read them a.s.a.p :)

    Nice picks!
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  13. Great picks! The Casual Vacancy sounds good. I know it won't disappoint... it's written by J.K. Rowling! :)

    I really need to start the Beautiful Creatures series. The movie comes out next year!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. I feel the same way about The Casual Vacancy!

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  14. I cannot wait for these books. The Casual Vacancy sounds great, I just wish it had a different cover.

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  15. So excited for The Casual Vacancy and Beautiful Redemption!

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  16. How fab is the Iron Hearted Violet cover? LOVE it.

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  17. The Casual Vacancy looks interesting.

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  18. Iron Hearted sounds amazing! I've not heard of it before but the summary along with the awesome cover makes me want to read it NOW. And the main character is called Violet :')

    Excellent picks, Aylee :)

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  19. those sound really good. :) I am a new follower too,
    here is my post
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  20. Beautiful Redemption and Days of Blood and Starlight are both on my radar even though I haven't read the previous books in both series. I hope you enjoy all the books when they come out! Great picks.
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  21. A princess, a dragon, a forbidden book - Iron Hearted Violet sounds fabulous! I'm also extremely excited for The Casual Vacancy and Days of Blood & Starlight. I hope you enjoy Daughter of Smoke & Bone when you read it :)

    Fantastic WOW choices!

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    1. I know - it sounds like the perfect MG read!

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  22. Iron Hearted Violet sounds like a fun middle grade book. Also heart the cover! Fabulouso!

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  25. I'm totally waiting for the Casual Vacancy too. I agree with your boring on purpose post - I'm sure that there's going to be a lot more going on than meets they eye.

    Lots of great sequels from Hachette but sadly I haven't read the first books for them. Iron Hearted Violet looks stunning. The last dragon on earth and a princess. Kind of reminds me of The Last Unicorn. I haven't seen it before and I'm so glad you picked it because i'm totally adding it to Goodreads :)

    Jessica @ Books: A true story
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    1. Yeah, I'm sure it won't actually be that boring! Iron Hearted Violet definitely reminds me of The Last Unicorn too!

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