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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Simon & Schuster Winter 2013 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 Simon & Schuster Winter 2013 Catalog:

Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
Date: January 1, 2013
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Rudy’s life is flipped upside-down when his family moves to a remote island in a last attempt to save his sick younger brother. With nothing to do but worry, Rudy sinks deeper and deeper into loneliness and lies awake at night listening to the screams of the ocean beneath his family’s rickety house.
Then he meets Diana, who makes him wonder what he even knows about love, and Teeth, who makes him question what he knows about anything. Rudy can’t remember the last time he felt so connected to someone, but being friends with Teeth is more than a little bit complicated. He soon learns that Teeth has terrible secrets. Violent secrets. Secrets that will force Rudy to choose between his own happiness and his brother’s life.

I'm not really sure what to make of Teeth based on mixed reviews, but I am definitely intrigued with the story and I kind of want to find out what the deal is with this fishboy named Teeth. Also, I understand that Hannah Moskowitz's writing is pretty amazing.

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
Date: January 15, 2013
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Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her time on Earth and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and Neil, the boy she loved.
Then a girl in a neighboring chamber is found dead, and nobody but Felicia recalls that she existed in the first place. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, Felicia learns the truth: If she joins the rebellion to overthrow the Morati, the angel guardians of Level 2, she can be with Neil again.
Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself at the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.

I'm always interested in reading books that seem like they can introduce a new and original take on the same old dystopian/fantasy stories, and Level 2 sounds like it could deliver on that promise - there are so many different elements present in the synopsis, I don't know what to think!

Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger
Date: March 5, 2013
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Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.
Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

I mean, I would want to read Let the Sky Fall based on that gorgeous cover alone! But also, I really love books that involve elemental type powers and I am tickled that the main character's name is Vane (like a weathervane).

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
Date: March 19, 2013
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Danger intensifies for the Shadowhunters as the New York Times bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy comes to a close.

If the only way to save the world was to destroy what you loved most, would you do it?

The clock is ticking. Everyone must choose.

Passion. Power. Secrets. Enchantment.

Danger closes in around the Shadowhunters in the final installment of the bestselling Infernal Devices trilogy.

So who is NOT waiting on Clockwork Princess, the third and final book in The Infernal Devices series?! I am sure it is atop many people's most anticipated books of 2013 list and I am with them - I CANNOT wait to see how it all concludes and Clare has never been known to shy away from an action-packed finale.

How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Simon & Schuster Winter 2013 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Simon & Schuster Winter 2013 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?


  1. Sounds lovely! I hope you enjoy it when it comes out :)

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  2. Aylee - Thanks for featuring LEVEL 2! I hope you enjoy it :)

    1. Well, hellloo author!! Heh, I am very much looking forward to your book :)

  3. I agree. There isn't a single one of us NOT waiting on Clockwork Princess!!!

    Let the Sky Fall has one of the best covers I've seen in a long time. I knew I would read it before I read the summary!!!

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  4. Oh, gosh, they're all really good choices! I've heard a lot about Teeth and the others. If I remember correctly, I think it's only the contemporary novels I haven't got on my TBR list. Thanks for mentioning them in your post. :)

  5. I'm desperately waiting for Level 2 and Let the Sky Fall! Great choices! :)

  6. Definitely Let the Sky Fall and Clockwork Princess!! Can't wait for those! Great picks!

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  7. Great choices! All of these look fantastic! Teeth sounds intriguing, and I can't wait for Level 2 and Let the Sky Fall. I haven't read any of the Infernal Devices series (or Mortal Instruments for that matter), I really should get into them too!

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  8. Teeth sounds incredible. All the books do actually! c: Although Let the Sky Fall has the whole "the people in my dream are real" concept it still sounds original so I will defiantly be putting it on my TBR list. c:

  9. Let the Sky Fall, Level 2, and Clockwork Princess all sounds so good. I'm definitely waiting on those as well!

  10. Teeth sounds really creepy! All of these books sound pretty cool!

  11. Teeth, Level 2 & Let the Sky fall are all ones that I am dying to get my hands on too! I don't read that Clockwork series but all the others sound so good.

  12. Level 2 looks SO epic! I'd never seen it before so thanks for spotlighting it :D I still have to read The Infernal Devices series - I have book 1 sitting on my shelf...taunting me! Great selections all around Aylee, thanks for sharing!

  13. Level 2 and Let the Sky Fall look so good! I'm excited for them. :D

  14. SO MUCH GOOD STUFF AYLEE! I still need to read Clockwork Prince, but I'm trying to hold off until it's closer to March so I can just pick Clockwork Princess up right away:) Super excited for Let the Sky Fall as well - love that she's an air elemental:)

  15. Lots of picks, Teeth sounds captivating.


  16. GREAT picks. I'm putting all of these on my TBR. I'm particularly excited for Lenore's book - she's a wonderful book blogger!

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  17. I can't wait for Let the Sky Fall! I featured it a few weeks ago on another WoW post :) Teeth and Level 2 also sound really, really good as well, they've both been on my list for a long time.

    I always love your picks!
    Books of Amber

  18. I'm dyyying to read Level 2 and Let the Sky Fall! I think both of those sound insanely awesome. Great choices!!

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  19. Oh, Teeth sounds really intriguing! Hmmm. These all look really great :)


  20. Clockwork Princess may be the coolest cover EVA!

  21. I was very excited for Teeth, but when I read my eARC I had to put it on "DNF" It wasn't my thing, I guess. Level 2 & Let the sky fall sound amazing and I LOVE the cover from Clockwork Princess.


  22. I'm super excited for Level 2. I love the cover and the synopsis is so intriguing! Thanks so much for sharing-you had great picks!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  23. Nice picks! I'm very curious about Level 2 as well! I hope it's good!! :D

  24. I must read Level 2 because I've loved Lenore and her blog for a long time now. I'm curious about Teeth too, but I've only read one review and it wasn't very positive. Ah well, still interested!


  25. I spot Clockwork Princess. Need that in my life so bad. I love those books.

    Awesome picks. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  26. So many great books! I am particularly interested in Level 2 and Teeth. Thanks for sharing!

  27. I am in love with all your choices! Definitely awesome titles here, and I want them all! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Gosh, Clockwork Princess. I'm pretty sure that book is going to kill me, or at least cause some therapy. =b

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  29. The S&S Winter Catalogue is NOT MY FRIEND.

  30. I've been seeing these books everywhere. They're already on my tbr. Nice picks! :)
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  31. Ooh nice picks! Level 2 sounds so cool I can"t wait for that one! I also have been seeing a LOT of great reviews for Teeth!

  32. Nice picks i cant wait as well for Let the Sky Fall March hurray up!

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  33. Clockwork Princess! *jumps up and down* I cannot wait to read this one at all! :D Eeek! Especially after how intense CP ended!!!! And we're supposed to get a genealogy map, too...I definitely have to make sure I get a copy with that in it! ;D

    I try to resist checking out the catalogues...too many books that I want! haha

  34. All of these look good! I'm especially waiting for Let the Sky Fall Down and Level 2 (cause she's a blogger!)

  35. Teeth and Let the Sky Fall sound amazing, okay they all really do!! I still haven't read The Infernal Devices, I'm horrible! Awesome waiting on Wednesday post, thanks for bringing these to my attention! :)