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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Hachette Spring 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 Hachette Spring 2013 Catalog:


This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Date: April 2, 2013

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?
When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.
Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs? 

So, I never read The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, but I understand it to be a very cute, fun romance. Thus, I assume This Is What Happy Looks Like will be a winner, as well. Also, I really love these covers!


Icons by Margaret Stohl
Date: May 7, 2013
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Your heart beats only with their permission.
Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.
Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.
She's different. She survived. Why?
When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.
Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

LOVE Margaret Stohl, both as a writer and as a person. I am curious to see how her writing will differ, if at all, as an individual compared to when she writes with her writing partner, Kami Garcia. I'm excited for Icons!


The Originals by Cat Patrick
Date: May 7, 2013
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17-year-olds Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey Best grew up as identical triplets... until they discovered a shocking family secret. They're actually closer than sisters, they're clones. Hiding from a government agency that would expose them, the Best family appears to consist of a single mother with one daughter named Elizabeth. Lizzie, Ella, and Betsey take turns going to school, attending social engagements, and a group mindset has always been a de facto part of life...
Then Lizzie meets Sean Kelly, a guy who seems to see into her very soul. As their relationship develops, Lizzie realizes that she's not a carbon copy of her sisters; she's an individual with unique dreams and desires, and digging deeper into her background, Lizzie begins to dismantle the delicate balance of an unusual family that only science could have created.

Is it just me, or does Cat Patrick always seem to come up with the most interesting and original premises for her books ever? Because I remember thinking her previous book concepts were pretty cool and there's no exception for The Originals.


When You Were Here by Daisy Whitney
Date: June 4, 2013
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Filled with humor, raw emotion, a strong voice, and a brilliant dog named Sandy Koufax, When You Were Here explores the two most powerful forces known to man-death and love. Daisy Whitney brings her characters to life with a deft touch and resonating authenticity.
Danny's mother lost her five-year battle with cancer three weeks before his graduation-the one day that she was hanging on to see.
Now Danny is left alone, with only his memories, his dog, and his heart-breaking ex-girlfriend for company. He doesn't know how to figure out what to do with her estate, what to say for his Valedictorian speech, let alone how to live or be happy anymore.
When he gets a letter from his mom's property manager in Tokyo, where she had been going for treatment, it shows a side of his mother he never knew. So, with no other sense of direction, Danny travels to Tokyo to connect with his mother's memory and make sense of her final months, which seemed filled with more joy than Danny ever knew. There, among the cherry blossoms, temples, and crowds, and with the help of an almost-but-definitely-not Harijuku girl, he begins to see how it may not have been ancient magic or mystical treatment that kept his mother going. Perhaps, the secret of how to live lies in how she died.

I have The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney waiting for me on my shelf to read because I've heard good things, but I haven't yet because I suck. I've read a few early reviews for her newest book When You Were Here, and they make it sound amazing so now I have it added to my tbr, in addition to The Mockingbirds.


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

37 comments :

  1. Have to agree with you on all four of these! Hatchette definitely has some great titles coming out this year!

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  2. Such great picks! I'm really excited for The Originals and Wish You Were Here! I just love Cat Patrick and Daisy Whitney. :D

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  3. I still giggle every time I see your blog header. I've been following you for almost a year now and it still amazes me how recent the HP phenomena came to an end - published book-wise. I like to imagine reading the HP series again as I get older and being able to learn something new that I might not have seen as a teenager, and also when I get to read it to my kids at bedtime. J.K. Rowling really did know how to write for all ages and made it enjoyable along the way.

    Anywho! I'm looking forward to Icons by Margaret Stohl. Every time I read the description for it, I'm left with a different opinion on what could happen in the story, and for a book that hasn't even come out yet to continue to stretch my imagination is worth waiting for!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These are all amazing choices! This is what happy looks like and The Originals sound great. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I really want to read The Originals and Icons both book sound right up my alley!! Great picks!


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  6. Oh, geez! Every book on here has been added or already on my to-read list. I don't know ... is it me or does the to-read list never stop?

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  7. Icon's looks AMZING! The Originals too! Happy reading :) New GFC Follower

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  8. Aw, This Is What Happy Looks Like and When You Were Here were my picks sometime back and I seriously hope we get to read them SOON, Aylee! Icons sounds great and The Originals has such a smashing cover. Lovely picks, Aylee! :D

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  9. All of these sound really good. But my favorite is 'This is what happy looks like' it sounds so cute and romantic .. I have to read that one ;-)
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  10. I can't wait to read Icons! :) I love the blurb. The first line is enough to make me excited, haha.

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  11. Icons sounds amazing! Can't wait to read a new series by her!
    My WoW :)

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  12. I want all of these books! I have done WOW's for all of them but the last one. However, that last one looks super good too! I pretty much jumped up and down as soon as I realized Jennifer E. Smith was writing another one!

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  13. I want every book on this list! *grabby hands* Icons sounds so good, I haven't read anything by Stohl but I loved her at the signing and wonder if her writing is as hilarious as she is. I see her as someone who would write some kick-ass sassy characters.

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  14. YES TO ALL OF THESE AYLEE! I'm particularly excited for This is What Happy Looks Like and Icons, they both sound unbelievably good. Looking at the cover for This is What Happy Looks Like just makes me happy.

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  15. I hope that you enjoy! your choices.

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  16. Ooh When You Were Here sounds great. I also like books that take place in other countries. I need to read more. I also need to read Mockingbirds, but I do own that one, like you. People raved about it and I'm ready to check it out...just haven't had much time.

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  17. Some really great ones! I'm quite partial to This Is What Happy Looks Like though, will definitely be checking that one out. :) Great picks!
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  18. I'm really looking forward to When You Were Here! I love the cover too. I always look forward to your WoW posts XD

    Books of Amber

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  19. I'm so excited for WHEN YOU WERE HERE! And ICONS....then again, I'm pretty much excited for all four of these ;)

    Fabulous WOW choices!

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  20. I'm super excited for This is What Happy Looks Like! I haven't read The Statistical Probability either, but I met my boyfriend online so I'm really curious how this one plays out. :)

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  21. A new Daisy Whitney! I can't wait for that!!


    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  22. Great picks! I want to read The Originals and This is like happy looks like.

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  23. What a great list of books. I have read and enjoyed a few of Kat Patrick's novels and YES she really does have such original, exciting ideas! The triplet clones sounds awesome! I'm not super in love with contemporary novels, but I have to admit, When You Were Here has captured my attention. This is What Happy Looks Like reminds me of a movie that I saw, can't remember the title though. Same sort of story line, a movie star comes in and sweeps a young small town girl off her feet. However, in this one she wins a date with him. He falls in love with her and the guy that really loves her (another small town guy) is left behind because he's too chicken to admit his feelings to her. Oh nice I just remembered the title "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton" have you ever watched it before?

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  24. I have the Mockingbirds on my shelf too, the cover is LOVELY but I haven't have time to read it.
    I'm also looking forward to This is What Happy Looks Like, and the Originals sounds really good!!

    Thanks for sharing your picks

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  25. I really want to read "This is What Happy Looks Like", and also her other book. They seem so cute!! Also, Icons by Margaret Stohl sounds pretty interesting. I haven't read her other book because of the mixed opinions, but I still want to give her writing a try! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  26. Wow, amazing picks! This is What Happy Looks Like is already on my TBR for a long time, and I only just found out about When You Were Here in a post a while ago! The Originals' plot is so amazing, interesting and unique! Another great book to add to my TBR: )

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  27. When You Were Here actually sounds pretty great. And the fact that it takes place in Japan is actually quite awesome. definitely different.

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  28. I really like the sound of This is What Happy Looks Like and Icons and I'd love to read them/ Great picks!
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  29. Never heard of some of these but they look awesome! Adding a few to my TBR :D

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  30. I'm also so excited for This is What Happy Looks Like and I really need to read The Mockingbirds too! Her new book looks really good! Awesome 'waiting on' picks! :)

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  31. Some really promising titles here Aylee, awesome choices! I'm especially curious about Icons & The Originals. Thanks for spotlighting these :D

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  32. I'm really looking forward to This is What Happy Looks Like and Icons. I think they're both going to be fantastic

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  33. These look good! I'm soon not going to be able to see the end of my tbr!

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  34. I've got a copy both The Mockingbirds and The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight but haven't read either. I've got When You Were Here and This Is What Happy Looks Like on my wishlist though.

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  35. The Originals sounds crazy cool! Clones instead of sisters. That is an awesome idea for a book. You always pick the coolest books I haven't seen yet :)

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  36. I totally agree: Cat Patrick's books just sound so unique! I enjoyed Forgotten, but this blurb intrigues me even more! And I adored The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight: it was VERY short, but just a fun, light read. Definitely looking forward to Happy as well :)

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