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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: HarperCollins Spring 2015 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 HarperCollins Spring 2015 Catalog:

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Date: April 28, 2015
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Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.
So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.
Only her best friend, Jason, listens. Jason, who’s always been there. Jason, for whom she might have more-than-friendly feelings. But before Aza can consider that thrilling idea, something goes terribly wrong. Aza is lost to our world—and found, by another. Magonia.
Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power—and as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war is coming. Magonia and Earth are on the cusp of a reckoning. And in Aza’s hands lies the fate of the whole of humanity—including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?

Ahhhh, THIS COVER. Just SO gorgeous. And the synopsis is mighty intriguing, too - really out of this world, heh. I'm really hoping Magonia will blow me away!


Omega City by Diana Peterfreund
Date: April 28, 2015
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Gillian Seagret doesn't listen to people who say her father's a crackpot. His conspiracy theories about the lost technology of Cold War–era rocket scientist Dr. Aloysius Underberg may have cost him his job and forced them to move to the middle of nowhere, but Gillian knows he's right and plans to prove it.
When she discovers a missing page from Dr. Underberg's diary in her father's mess of an office, she thinks she's found a big piece of the puzzle—a space-themed riddle promising to lead to Dr. Underberg's greatest invention. Enlisting the help of her skeptical younger brother, Eric, her best friend, Savannah, and Howard, their NASA-obsessed schoolmate, Gillian sets off on a journey into the ruins of Omega City, a vast doomsday bunker deep inside the earth.
But they aren't alone inside its dark and flooded halls. For while Gillian wants to save her dad's reputation by bringing Dr. Underberg's secrets to light, there are others who will stop at nothing to make sure they stay buried . . . forever.

Oooh, I do love Diana Peterfreund! She always writes winners in my eyes. Omega City is her first Middle Grade novel and I can't wait to see what she brings to a new age genre!


The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Date: June 9, 2015
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With each passing day, Kelsea Glynn is growing into her new responsibilities as Queen of the Tearling. By stopping the shipments of slaves to the neighboring kingdom of Mortmesne, she crossed the Red Queen, a brutal ruler whose power derives from dark magic, who is sending her fearsome army into the Tearling to take what is hers. And nothing can stop the invasion.
But as the Mort army draws ever closer, Kelsea develops a mysterious connection to a time before the Crossing, and she finds herself relying on a strange and possibly dangerous ally: a woman named Lily, fighting for her life in a world where being female can feel like a crime. The fate of the Tearling —and that of Kelsea’s own soul—may rest with Lily and her story, but Kelsea may not have enough time to find out.

The Queen of the Tearling wasn't a perfect read by any means. But it did deliver on what it promised to be: a high-stakes political fantasy. I'm definitely curious what will happen next in The Invasion of the Tearling!


How about you? Are you waiting on any of these HarperCollins Spring 2015 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the HarperCollins Spring 2015 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?

20 comments :

  1. I'm interested in Magonia but I've been wary of dystopia lately because of how repetitive it gets. I guess I'll wait for the reviews on this one.

    I'm excited to see how Omega City turns out to be and I'm hoping I can get to more MG books this year.

    Ooh, I own The Queen of the Tearling and it's one of those books that had made me very curious because of people's reactions to it as well as the fact that it's fantasy.

    And oh, I recently read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which is an LGBT story about Simon and it's become my favorite! You should check it out. I'm also very excited to read A Wicked Thing.

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    1. I hear you on dystopia, definitely! I will of course wait for reviews on all of these before deciding if I should pick it up.

      Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - wow, sounds great! I'll have to check out your review if you've posted one.

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  2. A lot of people seem to be waiting for Magonia! Hope you get to read this soon enough :)
    Kim @ Divergent Gryffindor

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  3. I am really curious to see what happens in the Invasion of the Tearling. great picks Aylee! :)
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  4. Harper Collins has some great books releasing this year. Out of these however, Magonia is probably my most anticipated although Invasion of the Tearling sounds good as well.

    My WoW

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  5. Have I mentioned how AWESOME it is to have you back to blogging? I haven't? Well, it is freaking fantastic!! I've missed you *hugs*

    Ok back to business: YES I am dying to get my hands on Magonia! Hoping it'll blow us both away :D I don't think I've ever heard of Omega City, and I certainly haven't read anything by Diana Peterfreund...but I love a good MG read and this one sounds original, charming and exciting. I'll be adding it to my tbr shelf :) As for Invasion of the Tearling, well I guess I'd better read the first book before it comes out heh Awesome picks my dear xx

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    1. Awww, and I've missed YOU!! *hugs* <3<3

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  6. Omega City sounds kind of cute. I do want to read more MG in general. I've never read anything by the author, though I do know OF her work of course. lol

    -Lauren

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  7. Magonia and Omega City sound so good!!! I haven't read The Queen of the Tearling though so I can't muster up any excitement for its sequel lol.

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  8. Stop everything. Diana Peterfreund is writing MG now?? I will definitely be adding Omega City to my TBR list! (Also, I notice you haven't reviewed her fantastic Killer Unicorns duology. I would highly suggest you look into those. ;))
    And pretty cover for The Invasion of the Tearling! I wonder if that's the US version?

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    1. Oh no, it's true I haven't read her Killer Unicorn duology yet though I've been fascinated by the idea of it ever since I heard of it a number of years ago!
      Goodreads says it's the US version of The Invasion of the Tearling, though it doesn't completely match the first book.

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  9. MAGONIA <3 I cannot wait to read it!! Such a great pick. And, woah, the cover stunning! Omega City looks nice too :D

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  10. I have way too many Harpercollins titles on my wishlist. I'm looking forward to Omega City the most from this WoW. Magonia's synopsis and cover look intriguing, but I'm going to wait for the reviews on that to make sure it's not one of those hyped books that ends up flopping. And, I need to get around to reading The Queen of the Tearling.

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  11. Magonia, YES. Mysterious long disease, land of trading ships, immense powers, I'm so in :)
    I really liked The queen of the Tearling and I can't wait for the sequel.

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  12. These all sound awesome! I hadn't heard of Magonia, but I'm definitely adding it to my list. Can't wait for the Invasion of the Tearling. Very excited for Diana's new book too! Great WoW list!

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  13. I'm really excited for MAGONIA as well! I have a copy so I'll definitely have to get to it very soon. Unfortunately, I haven't read anything by Peterfreund or Johansen, but I'm glad you're excited for their books! I hope you get to read at least one of these before their release date. :)

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  14. I love the concept of Magonia! Definitely a different worldbuilding from a lot of the fantasy I've been reading lately.

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  15. Magonia and Omega City pique my interest. I'm not familiar with the series book.

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  16. Nice! I hope you love all these books once you get to read them. Thank you for sharing!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

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