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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Hachette Spring 2014 Catalog

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

This week, I've chosen to feature a few picks from the Hachette Spring 2014 Catalog:

Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
Date: April 8, 2014
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By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.
What power can bruise the sky?
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

It feels like I have been waiting for this finale forever! After the stunning ending in Days of Blood & Starlight, I really couldn't be more excited to see where the story will go next. Dreams of Gods & Monsters can't get here fast enough!!


Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Date: April 15, 2014
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Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.
Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.
But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

I've read my fair share of amnesia-centred mystery stories, but I can't say I ever get bored of them. Somehow they always manage to intrigue me! I've never read anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout, but her popularity among readers definitely interests me, so maybe Don't Look Back will be my first read of hers!


The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Date: April 15, 2014
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Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

I was quite charmed by Jennifer E. Smith's previous novel This Is What Happy Looks Like - even if it was perhaps not hugely memorable - so I'm thinking The Geography of You and Me will be similarly charming. And her covers are the cutest!


The Fever by Megan Abbott
Date: June 17, 2014
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The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. 

As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security. 

Immediately I was drawn to this creepily enigmatic cover. And then I read the blurb - also intriguing. If The Fever is as good as the cover and premise promises, then this will be quite a good read indeed!


How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Hachette Spring 2014 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Hachette Spring 2014 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?

23 comments :

  1. All of these look good, I'm especially excited about Gods and Monsters! Enjoy
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  2. Oh my goodness, The Fever sounds really good! And I REALLY need to start the Laini Taylor series soon!

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  3. The Fever looks and sounds really amazing and so do the rest, although I'm not a huge JLA fan, but oh well, the cover is bang on. Thanks for sharing these beautiful books, Aylee!

    Here's what I'm waiting on if you'd like to stop by and take a look. Happy waiting and happy reading!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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  4. I love the sound of Fever! Very interesting and I also can't wait for Don't look back :) Great picks!

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  5. The Fever sounds good. I hadn't heard of that one before.

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  6. SO excited for Gods & Monsters! I'm terrified by how it'll rip my heart out, but I'm absolutely clueless on how this series ends. All I know is that it's not going to be pretty.

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  7. I agree - Dreams of Gods and Monsters can't get here fast enough!

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  8. I have The Fever but haven't started it yet although I am sooo looking forward to doing so. Dreams of Gods and Monsters looks great as well but I still need to start the series.
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  9. The Geography of You and Me & Don't Look Back <- So can't wait for them! Both from my favourite authors. :)

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  10. So, I'm basically excited for all of these. Too many books to look forward to! Especially Dreams of Gods & Monsters - although I still need to finish Days of Blood and Starlight!

    Fabulous WOW choices, Aylee! :)

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  11. Ohh. SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS. All three looks amazing. I love the covers :) Sigh. I hope you will love all of them when you get to read them. <3 Thank you for sharing :)
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  12. Oooh...The Fever sounds good. Something different. I so love Jennifer E. Smith.

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  13. I really like the cover for The Fever. Definitely seems interesting! I haven't read anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout either, but you're right, so many people rave over her books so I need to check out something soon.

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  14. I'm also excited about The Geography of You and Me I really enjoyed all of her other books they're like feel-good fluff reads and I need those every so often! And yes for Dreams of Gods & Monsters! SQUEE!

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  15. Dreams of Gods and Monsters!!! I'm also pretty excited about Don't Look Back :) The Geography of You and Me sounds good too but having read Smith's other books, I feel like it won't be very memorable.

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  17. EEEK, it totally feels like we've been waiting for EVER for Dreams of Gods & Monsters,you're right!! And to be honest, I can't remember the last time in recent memory when I was *this* excited for a sequel...except for Heir of Fire now hehe! Anyways, YES I need that one in my life, now! I've even already pre-ordered it LOL

    I'd never heard about Don't Look Back till now but I'm instantly intrigued! And I've loved all the JLA books I've read so far, so count me in! Thanks for featuring it and bring it to my attention ♥ Oh and The Geography of You & Me looks quite promising, even I can admit. If I ever venture into contemporaries again I'll be checking it out :) Awesome picks girl xx

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  18. Hachette's catalogue is AWESOME right now! :D I still need to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Days in Blood of Starlight, so I'll be waiting a while longer before I even start that trilogy, but the covers are all so gorgeous, and the story sounds AMAZING!!! :D I am seriously excited about Don't Look Back, though!!! :D

    Awesome picks, Eilidh! :D

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  19. Dreams of Gods & Monster - OMG - this one can't arrive soon enough to satiate my desire to read it! Its so hard to wait, agreed it feels like forever since we read the 2nd book in this series. What's super cool is Laini is a local writer! She's from Portland, Oregon.

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  20. I think I am the most excited about Dreams of Gods and Monsters. If a perfect world I would reread the first two books in the next couple weeks in preparation, but I don't think I have time for that. Don't Look back also looks intriguing.

    So many good books out this spring. I'm excited.

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  21. I'm so incredibly excited about Dreams of Gods and Monsters! I loved the way the last book ended, and there is definitely an epic battle on the way. Don't Look Back looks interesting too. Great WoW choices! :-)

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  22. The Fever sound so fascinating! And of course I can't wait for Dreams of Gods and Monsters!

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