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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Penguin 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 Penguin Spring 2015 Catalog:

An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Date: April 28, 2015
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LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.
ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.
When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

What's this, a new YA fantasy to sink my teeth into despite the plethora of other YA fantasies that I already have on-the-go currently? Sign me up! Heh, no really, I can never resist these kinds of reads. And An Ember in the Ashes sounds fantastic!


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Date: May 5, 2015
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When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.
As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

Note: Bloomsbury titles are distributed by Penguin in Canada.

EEEEP ACOTAR!! NEW SARAH J. MAAS!! EVERYONE FREAK OUT!! Or that seems to be everyone's attitude over this one anyway, heh. Already the early reviews for A Court of Thorns and Roses have been pretty stellar, so I really can't wait to get my hands on a copy of my own!


The Wrath And The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Date: May 12, 2015
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Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi's wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.
She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

Ooh, a One Thousand and One Nights retelling! And another one with a bunch of extremely positive early reviews. And that cover! SO curious about The Wrath and the Dawn and I'm really hoping it lives up to my expectations!


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

30 comments :

  1. YES THESE THREE BOOKS. They are probably the most coveted by most of 2015!! I'm DYING to read all three of them, probably ACOTAR mostly though. Hopefully you'll get your hands on them a little early? Lovely picks this Wednesday, Aylee!

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    1. SAME!! I think I'm most excited about ACOTAR too :) It would be nice to get a chance to read these early, but I'll survive somehow if I don't :)

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  2. These three books. I want them sooooo bad! It's a good thing they don't all come out at the same time or I'd have a hard time picking which to read first! Great choices!

    Denise @ Dandelionn Wine

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    1. Great point, it would be hard to pick!

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  3. All very good picks!

    The covers are so pretty and the stories sound intriguing!

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  4. I can't wait to get a shiny, pretty copy from A court of thorns and roses <3 An ember in the ashes sounds good, I love it when girls go undercover. The wrath and the dawn is a retelling, so sign me up! And I've heard some good things about it.

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    1. Yayy I'm so excited that you loved ACOTAR so much and I can't wait to read it (and the other two) myself!

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  5. I'm very excited about all of these as well! I was fortunate enough to pick up copies of both An Ember in the Ashes (and talk with Sabaa Tahir - who's really nice!) and The Wrath and the Dawn. Can't wait to read them!

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    1. Ooh, you mean at ALA?! That's exciting!

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  6. I want all three of those! Such great picks!
    Check out my WOW

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  7. Gah! You picked like 3 of my most anticipated reads this year :D ACOTAR *freaks out*...is clearly the front-runner for me. I NEED that book in my life asap, new SJM to flail over is like a dream come true ♥ An Ember in the Ashes sounds epic, unique and INTENSE - and of course, I'm partial to Rome-like settings to that's a huge plus for me XD And I actually *just* started The Wrath and the Dawn (I'm only like 2 chapters in, so too early to tell what's what) but I have high hopes!

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    1. Right?! They're definitely among my most anticipated reads of this year as well!! And I'm sure ACOTAR is the front runner for most of us *freaks out with you* And eeeppp I hope you end up loving The Wrath and the Dawn solo much because damn it sounds good!!

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  8. I'm so excited for all three of those books! They are definitely among my most anticipated reads for the spring. I even picked The Wrath and the Dawn as my WoW pick this week! Great choices.
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

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  9. Yes yes and yes. I am DYING for all three of these books :D Especially ACOTAR. <3 Heard so much love for all three. Sniffs. I cannot wait to read them all :D Great picks sweetie. <3 Fingers crossed we will both love these three books :D

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    1. Yes, fingers crossed! I have a good feeling :)

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  10. I'm anxiously awaiting for all three titles too, Aylee. I have yet to read The Throne of Glass series, but I plan on changing that very soon. I can't keep track of all the books that I need to read!

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    1. Heh, well me neither! SO many books, NEVER enough time X)

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  11. I hadn't heard of An Ember In The Ashes yet but it sounds really good. The other two already were on my TBR. Great picks!

    My WoW @ So Bookalicious

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  12. An Ember In The Ashes is getting a LOT of buzz. I think I'll try to put it on my March reading pile...

    Kate @ Ex Libris

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  13. I'm def most excited about The Wrath And The Dawn! I also need to read that Sarah J Maas series eeek! >.<

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  14. A Court of Thorn and Roses does sound quite interesting. I've never read anything by Maas though!

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  15. YES TO ALL OF THESE AYLEE!!!! I can't even decide which of the three here I would want to read first. Maybe ACOTAR. Sarah Maas for the win!!! *tries to wait patiently for release day*

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  16. All books I cannot wait to read :D And I'm supposed to receive An Ember in the Ashes and The Wrath & The Dawn so...can't wait! Not successful enough to get an ARC of Court of Thorns and Roses though, LOL!

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  17. They all sound pretty good, acoftar is definitely the most coveted

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  18. AH! Retellings are the best! I want to read The Wrath and The Dawn right now.

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  19. I'm anxious to see if Wrath and the Dawn lives up to its hype! I think I must have entered at least 3 different promo giveaways for it. Love the coral color on the cover art.

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  20. I'm anxious to see if Wrath and the Dawn lives up to its hype! I think I must have entered at least 3 different promo giveaways for it. Love the coral color on the cover art.

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  21. I'm dying to read all of them, The wrath and the dawn more than anything else!!! *-*

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