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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Macmillan 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 Macmillan Fall 2012 Catalog:

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Date: October 2, 2012
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Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.
While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything... until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.

I love the concept for Eve & Adam and I think it has a lot of potential to be a great story. Assuming that is that I will be able to get past those ridiculous names. I mean, Evening? Ugh.

Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Date: October 16, 2012
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Incapable. Awkward. Artless.
That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.
Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

Holy creativity. I'm not really sure what to make of Crewel and its strange premise; all I know is that I need to find out what it's about for myself and I can't wait!

Midnight City by J. Barton Mitchell
Date: October 30, 2012
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In a post-apocalyptic world controlled by alien invaders, two teens and a young girl with mysterious powers embark on a dangerous journey. What they find will change everything...
Earth has been conquered. An extraterrestrial race known as The Assembly has abducted the adult population, leaving the planet’s youth to fend for themselves. In this treacherous landscape, Holt, a bounty hunter, is transporting his prisoner Mira when they discover Zoey, a young girl with powerful abilities who could be the key to stopping The Assembly. As they make their way to the cavernous metropolis of Midnight City, the trio must contend with freedom fighters, mutants, otherworldly artifacts, pirates, feuding alien armies, and perhaps most perilous of all: Holt and Mira’s growing attraction to each other.

Aliens aren't super popular in YA, which is a shame because I feel like there's a lot of untapped potential in this sub-genre. Midnight City sounds like it will be the perfect thing to satisfy my wish.

Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler
Date: November 13, 2012
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Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out.  Plus there are those who wonder, is there life outside the dome or is the world still consumed by fire? When one of Wren's friends escapes the confines of the dome, he is burned alive and put on display as a warning to those seeking to disrupt the dome’s way of life. But Alex’s final words are haunting. “The sky is blue.”  What happens next is a whirlwind of adventure, romance, conspiracy and the struggle to stay alive in a world where nothing is as it seems. Wren unwittingly becomes a catalyst for a revolution that destroys the dome and the only way to survive might be to embrace what the entire society has feared their entire existence.

Ooh, okay I love these types of dystopians, like Ashes of Twilight, in which a population has been hermit-ed away from the rest of the world for years, a la Across the Universe, because it always seems to lead to some interesting situations.

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


  1. Great picks! I have the first three on my shelves waiting to be read and they all look awesome. Here's my pick.

  2. *squeee* I'm so excited for all of these! Macmillan seriously has a lot of A M A Z I N G books coming out this fall, or spring for me x) Especially excited for Crewel though, because I think the concept and cover are absolutely fantastic <3 Awesome picks!

    Kim @ The Paper Planes

  3. Gah, I put my comment in the reply box first.Gosh, Crewel looks amazing. I have my doubts about Eve and Adam, but the tagline is so great. I run away from aliens, but "otherworldly artifacts"? "Pirates"? Great picks, lots of things to read this fall. I'm a happy girl.

  4. Great picks! I have the first two books waiting to be read - hopefully soon :)

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  5. All the books sound amazing. I really like Eve & Adam and Midnight city. I would love to read the two when they come out. Great picks.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  6. I'm really excited for Eve & Adam! I love sci fi! Some others are new to me so thanks for sharing!
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  7. Some great WoW picks. I'm looking forward to Crewel. Synopsis sounds really interesting and different.

  8. I have the first two, and started Crewel, which is so original, so far! Great picks!

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  9. I'm really looking forward to Crewel.

  10. Everyone seems to be raving about Crewel! Great picks, Aylee!

  11. Great picks... All of these sounds sooo good.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  12. I can't believe I haven't come across your blog before! Can I just live here? I'm recovering from a Potter Hangover too :( Great picks! I'm really excited for Eve and Adam, too.
    Here's my pick: http://projectreadandreview.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/waiting-on-wednesday-22.html

  13. I love dystopian books too! I just finished Shatter Me and loved it! I will have to add these books on my To Read list!

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  14. ALL these covers are so pretty! I like the way Eve and Adam is written! Great choices here. :)

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  15. SO excited for all of these Aylee! I just finished Eve and Adam and had so much fun with that one. It was just entertaining and funny with a slight edge to it that I found enjoyable:) I can't wait to get my hands on the other three, especially Crewel, I've been waiting on that on forever!

  16. I can't wait for Crewel and Eve and Adam! They both sound absolutely amazing and I really love their covers. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  17. Definitely some great picks, and great covers, too! I think Crewel is my number one pick from the bunch. It sounds so unique and epic that I can't wait to crack into it. Great picks!

    --Megan @ Book Brats

  18. Some great picks, enjoy!


  19. Hmmm...not sure about any of these for me, but they do sound different. I need to break out of my comfort zone and try different.

    Evening Spiker sounds like a stripper name. :)

  20. I actually snagged the first two from Comic-Con so I'm really excited to read them!!! Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant are going to be at my local indie and I get to interview them!! I'm so excited :) Great picks!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  21. AWESOME picks! I've been meaning to read these...so I can't wait either! LOL ;p Midnight City sounds especially great! :D

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  22. I have to admit, I kind of just want these because of the covers *__* They're all AWESOME.

    Books of Amber

  23. They all sound awesome! I hadn't heard of Ashes of Twilight (the other books were already on my list), but now i'll have to add it. Great picks :)

  24. Those sound good, I actually have a few request in for Crewel, and Eve and adam ones, my have them soon.
    The others sound good too.
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    1. oh, and I forgot ,i have an request in for Midnight City too, should have it soon too. Then I will do reviews on them.

  25. Oh my, every single one of those reads sounds fantastic. I've been waiting for Crewel and Eve and Adam for a while now but Midnight City and Ashes of Twilight are both new to me. Added them to my TBR on GR - thanks!

  26. I got Crewel last week and waiting for approval for Eve & Adam. Good choices!

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  27. They all sound very good :) I especially can't wait for Crewel and Eve & Adam. Crewel sounds so creative and unique and also strange but also amazing, haha :)

  28. I got Crewel from Netgalley already and I'm hoping I'm approved for Eve & Adam too!

    These all sound great!

    Love your blog as well. New follower. :]

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    -Kait @ YA Vixens

  29. Awesome picks! You always have excellent taste in picks (see Eve and Adam that I've been dying to read) but I love seeing your picks that I haven't heard of yet. Ashes of Twilight looks so awesome!! What a cool dystopian. The sky is blue is giving me chills right now.

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  30. All of these are WIN!! Totally looking forward to them all. Fantastic picks!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
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  31. Wow! Great picks! I'm excited to read Eve & Adam! :D
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  32. I'm really looking forward to Crewel because the premise kind of reminds me of The Fates from Greek mythology. I'm also looking forward to Eve and Adam. I've got an ARC of that so we'll see how it goes :)

  33. I am SO looking forward to Crewel! I am excited to read about something different. Eve and Adam looks great as well.

  34. Looking forward to all of these! Especially, Eve and Adam!

  35. Ashes of Twilight sounds like my kind of book!!! (Gears!)
    And I agree that aliens are untapped and potentially awesome. I was totally that kid obsessed with the Animorph series in my younger years. So Midnight City is going on my TBR list.