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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Simon & Schuster Fall 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 Simon & Schuster Fall 2014 Catalog:

Winterspell by Claire Legrand
Date: September 30, 2014
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New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor's ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother's murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted--by beings distinctly nothuman. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they're to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets--and a need she can't define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won't leave Cane unscathed--if she leaves at all.

The Nutcracker retelling - OMG!! I used to go see The Nutcracker ballet every Christmas growing up and I absolutely loved it. So to have a book inspired by the story of The Nutcracker?! I can't imagine the feeling of nostalgia it will inspire in me! Can't wait for Winterspell!


Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Date: October 7, 2014
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Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.
Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.
But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally? 

I never really got into Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush Series, but I remember thinking the story was fun in that easy, addictive kind of way. I'm hoping the same can be said for Black Ice - it certainly sounds like an exciting thriller!


Sublime by Christina Lauren
Date: October 14, 2014
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When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

Colin has never been captivated by a girl the way he is by Lucy. With each passing day their lives intertwine, and even as Lucy begins to remember more of her life—and her death—neither of them is willing to give up what they have, no matter how impossible it is. And when Colin finds a way to physically be with Lucy, taking himself to the brink of death where his reality and Lucy’s overlap, the joy of being together for those brief stolen moments drowns out everything in the outside world. But some lines weren’t meant to be crossed…

Sublime sounds pretty romance-heavy, which I'm not usually a huge fan of, but I have to say that I am super intrigued by the premise and the cover here. Seems like ghostly love stories never end well, but I'm still pretty curious to see how this couple will work things out.


The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Date: November 4, 2014
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Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

And Mara Dyer is finally back for the final instalment of her exceptionally trippy psychological mindf*ck of a story. It's always fun getting caught up in her strange and confusing mind, so I'm looking forward to The Retribution of Mara Dyer!


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

25 comments :

  1. The cover for these are all amazingly gorgeous.

    I do own book 1 in the Mara Dyer series, need to read that. Thanks for sharing.

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  2. I love the sound of all of these especially Sublime :)
    Here's my WoW
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  3. All these books look amazing and sound incredible. *I can hear my tbr growing :))* Happy reading!

    My wow: http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/2014/09/waiting-on-wednesday-atlantia-by-ally.html

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  4. All great picks, I hope you'll enjoy them all when you get to read them :)

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  5. I'd never realised WInterspell was a Nutcracker retelling! What an incredible concept! I, too, adore the Nutcracker, and performed in it a few times, and the story is so magical that, even though I'm not 100% sure whether or not this would be for me if it weren't nutcracker-esq, I'm adding it to my tbr. AND MARA DYER! SO EXCITING!

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    1. Ooh you performed in the Nutcracker??! SO cool. And basically a childhood dream of mine, haha. I do hope you love it!

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  6. Awesome picks! These are all interesting books. Hope you enjoy them :)

    Happy Hump Day!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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  7. Ack. So excited for many of these! MARA DYER. I want it so badly. It better be worth the very long wait ;p And oh, I loved Winterspell. <3 cannot wait to own it. I hope you will love all of these :) great picks sweetie. <3

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    1. Ooh so glad to hear you loved Winterspell!!

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  8. Winterspell!! Fairytale retellings are the best, especially when authors use those not-very-popular tales. I like the cover from Sublime for some reason.

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    1. Yes, I agree - it's so nice and fresh getting to read retellings that aren't the ones they do again and again.

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  9. Winterspell and Black Ice are probably the two I'm most excited for but really all of them sound good. Great picks!!

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  10. Yes Yes YES!, Winterspell is my most eagerly anticipated one of the bunch but I am waiting on Black Ice and Sublime right along with you too :D Oh how I wish I had requested an arc of Winterspell when I had the chance D: I simply MUST read something by Claire Legrand soon, I MUST. I still need to get into the Mara Dyer books though but I hope this last one blows you away!!

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    1. Wooo! Glad you share my enthusiasm! And really must read something by Claire Legrand soon, as well - I just have a really good feeling that I would really enjoy her books.

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  11. Sublime looks interesting and I'm curious to see what the reviews will be like. I also need to read the Mara Dyer series. I'm glad the last book is coming out so I can finally start this series!

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    1. Heh, yeah Mara Dyer is a good one to binge-read because it can get pretty convoluted!

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  12. I can't take my eyes off that second cover. It's stunning. So alive.

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  13. I'm waiting on all of them too! especially retribution, I CANT WAIT!

    Here is my Wow!

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  14. I'm only waiting on Winterspell because I've enjoyed Legrand's previous novels. I'm looking forward to seeing what she can do with a YA novel and since it's a retelling of The Nutcracker, I'm even more excited.

    I didn't like Hush, Hush so I probably won't be reading Black Ice unless it gets very favourable reviews and Sublime is a ghost love story which I don't really enjoy.

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    1. Is Winterspell her first YA novel? I didn't realize. I have yet to read anything by her, but I really, really want to - especially upon hearing you speak highly of her - so I hope I can read something of hers soon.

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  15. The Fall Catalog looks great. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  16. I think I'm the most interested in Winterspell. I've never seen The Nutcracker live, but I like the idea of a re-telling.

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  17. I need to read the Mara Dyer series. I have the hardcover book #1 sitting on my nightstand, I've just not made myself pick it up. I really should now that the entire series is going to be published. I think out of all the new releases this series sparks my interest the most.

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  18. Sadly I was declined for Black Ice on NetGalley... but I will definitely be looking into getting it and Winterspell :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

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