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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: HarperCollins Summer 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 Summer 2015 Catalog:

Go Set A Watchman (To Kill a Mockingbird #2) by Harper Lee
Date: July 14, 2015
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Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.
Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

I recently reread the beautiful To Kill A Mockingbird to prepare for this long lost sequel's release. And while I'm a bit unsure what to think about the issues surrounding Harper Lee's consent and while I'm sure there is no way that it could ever compare to the original, I'm still SO curious and excited to read Go Set A Watchman!


The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani
Date: July 21, 2015
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In the epic conclusion to Soman Chainani’s New York Times bestselling series, The School for Good and Evil, everything old is new again as Sophie and Agatha fight the past as well as the present to find the perfect end to their story.
As A World Without Princes closed, the end was written and former best friends Sophie and Agatha went their separate ways. Agatha was whisked back to Gavaldon with Tedros and Sophie stayed behind with the beautiful young School Master.
But as they settle into their new lives, their story begs to be re-written, and this time, theirs isn’t the only one. With the girls apart, Evil has taken over and the villains of the past have come back to change their tales and turn the world of Good and Evil upside down.

The School for Good and Evil Trilogy isn't without its flaws in my opinion, but these books definitely make for a fun escape! I'm curious what The Last Ever After will have in store for the characters, especially with how A World Without Princes ended!


Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
Date: September 15, 2015
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When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…
The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.
Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.
Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.
Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.

Ooh, don't you love twisted fairy tales?! I mean, because as classic as the story of Cinderella is, we've all heard it before. I love it when authors play with classic fairy tales and make it their own and that's why I'm looking forward to Ash & Bramble!


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

34 comments :

  1. YES. So much yes to your picks, Aylee! I'm not a huge fan of the cover for A&B, but I love the sound of it. And Asma lovvvves Soman's books, so I know she can't wait for the next one. Great picks!

    Stop by my WoW

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    1. I'm not a major fan of the A&B cover either, but I'm looking forward to hearing what people think of it!

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  2. Big yes to Go Set A Watchman, though I wasn't aware there were issues of consent. That's not good. I have yet to read The School for Good and Evil series, though I have the first one. I like the sounds of them being a fun escape. And I hadn't heard of Ash & Bramble yet but I do like retellings! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wasn't either until recently... I hope it's all worked out now though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I just recently read Ash & Bramble, and let me tell you - it most definitely wasn't the traditional fairytale! I hope you get a chance to read all of these, great picks :)

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    1. Awesome! I always love to hear that :)

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  4. I love fairytale retellings, very much looking forward to Ash & Bramble! Especially the "ready to rescue herself" bit. And I still need to read the second School for Good and Evil book, I've meaning to catch up. Great picks! :)

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    1. Yes!! I love that bit as well :)

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  5. Aylee your picks were awesome. I really enjoyed looking at your choices this week. Some of them sound like something that I would enjoy.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Cool :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Awww!!! These all books are so amazing!! Amazing PICKS!! The cover of Ash And Bramble is just beautiful!
    My WOW:
    http://booknauthors.blogspot.com/2015/06/waiting-on-wednesday-pretending-to-be.html?m=0

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    1. Thanks! Good to hear you like the cover of A&B!

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  7. These picks^^ I need them. I need THEM ALL!! I desperately need to reread To Kill a Mockingbird before the sequel comes out. There were posters plastered all over BEA for it and it kind of made me crazy because I hardly remember anything about the first book O.O Hell yes, The Last Ever After!! You're right that the series does have it's flaws, but I enjoyed the sequel more than the first book, so I'm hoping the trend will continue with book three :) I've never heard of Ash and Bramble but it sounds fantastic!

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    1. You could reread it via audiobook! I highly recommend the audio actually, I thought it was great. And I agree about the SfGaE series!

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  8. The Last Ever After has my favorite cover from the series! I can't wait for Ash & Bramble. Twisted fairytales are the best indeed :D

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  9. I honestly ahve a very bad feeling about Harper Lee's sequel. There must be a reason why it wasn't 'discovered' before and why it wasn't published. The whole consent thing is making me extremely uncomfortable and I wonder about the quality. The only thing sure is that it will make loads of money, which is sort of the point. I'll still read it, though.

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    1. Eep, I guess I'm still trying to stay... hopeful. We'll see.

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  10. I need to reread the first book in The School for Good and Evil and continue on the series. I enjoyed it so much. I remember really disliking Sophie but I think that was the point.
    I'm excited about Ash and Bramble too. A Cinderella retelling that looks so enticing!

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    1. Heh, yeah I think that was the point. I have kind of a love hate relationship with her.

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  11. Ash and Bramble is one that sounds really good to me. Great choices!
    Check out my WOW

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  12. I never heard of Ash and Bramble before. I'm also a bit curious as to how the author will make the Cinderella story her own. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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  13. Yes!! Love these picks! I read TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD like...4 years ago for school and I remember really liking it. I'm dying to pick up the sequel! I really should pick up Chainami's MG fantasy trilogy, it looks so cute and fun! And I actually have an eARC of ASH & BRAMBLE - so excited to read it soon. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on these once you read them!

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    1. Yay exciting! I hope we both end up loving To Set a Watchman and Ash & Bramble :)

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  14. I'm curious about The School of Good and Evil. They sound fun! I'm not sure about Go Set a Watchman and all the stories about Harper Lee and her consent. I feel bad for her regardless.

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    1. I really don't know what to make of it either :S

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  15. I can't wait for Ash and Bramble either. And I need to read To Kill a Mockingbird to see why it's such a classic.

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  16. Yay for awesome books Aylee :D I hope you'll love all of these books sweetie. <3 I am dyyying for The Last Ever After :)

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  17. Ash & Bramble looks really good. I see a few people in my twitter timeline are reading it right now.

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    1. Nice! I don't know anyone who is reading it myself.

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  18. I'm not sure I'm going to end up reading Lee's second book, but I'm so excited for Ash & Bramble. With that and Mechanica releasing later this year, plus that new Cinderella movie that came out a couple of months ago, it feels like this year is the year of Cinderella retellings haha. (And I still have to read The School for Good and Evil...darn you, TBR!)

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    1. Ooh, you're right, there has been quite a few Cinderella retellings lately!

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