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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Macmillan Spring 2016 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 Macmillan Spring 2016 Catalog:

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Date: April 26, 2016
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Cursed with a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, sixteen-year-old Maya has only earned the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world is upheaved when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. But when her wedding takes a fatal turn, Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Yet neither roles are what she expected. As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds friendship and warmth.
But Akaran has its own secrets - thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree that bears memories instead of fruit. Beneath Akaran's magic, Maya begins to suspect her life is in danger. When she ignores Amar's plea for patience, her discoveries put more than new love at risk - it threatens the balance of all realms, human and Otherworldly.
Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves.

I've always adored mythology, but my experiences have been almost entirely with Greek mythology. Now here's something new: The Star-Touched Queen is inspired by Indian mythology! So cool.

True Born by L.E. Sterling
Date: May 3, 2016
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Welcome to Dominion City.
After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated...and their genetics damaged beyond repair.
The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…
And then there's Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.
When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?
As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.

From what I understand, True Born gained a great many number of readers on Wattpad before getting a publishing deal. I have never been immune to the effects of buzz so of course I'm intrigued to read what all the fuss is about over this one!

False Hearts by Laura Lam
Date: June 16, 2016
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Raised in the closed cult of Mana’s Hearth and denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined.
Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins’ home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest her for murder—the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Zeal, a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.

There's a lot going on in that synopsis: conjoined twins, a scary cult, a murder plot, and psychoactive drugs, to name a few. So how could I not be curious about False Hearts?!

How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Macmillan Spring 2016 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Macmillan Spring 2016 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?


  1. I can't wait for these! Great picks!

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  2. Great picks! I'm most looking forward to False Hearts as I love Laura Lam's previous series. Hope you get to read them all soon :)

  3. Oh these all sounds great. Especially The Star Locked Queen.

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  4. I'm really looking forward to The Star Locked Queen too. Great list! You definitely added to my TBR list! :)

  5. True Born sounds VERY promising, I agree! I recently saw it featured on someone's blog and I was instantly intrigued. The cover for The Star Locked Queen is gorgeous and I am partial to Mythology - especially one outside the usual Greek and Roman. False Hearts sounds like it could be one hell of a thrill ride! Eeeep! Awesome picks^^

  6. I'm really excited for The Star Locked Queen. The premise and book cover are both awesome. I just hope we both love it, Aylee!

  7. Great picks! The Star-Touched Queen sounds really good and is going on my wish list.

  8. True Born by L.E. Sterling and The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi Look like they will be very interesting. I'm especially interested in True Born since I haven't yet read anything that as on wattpad first.

  9. I really want to read The Star-Touched Queen! It sounds so good :) I've already got it on my TBR shelf on Goodreads.

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  10. I'm waiting for the star touched queen too.

  11. True Born and False Hearts sound soooooo good! I'm adding them to the list for sure!

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  12. Great picks. They sound really good!

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  13. Yay for such pretty books out this year :D I am SO excited about The Star-Touched Queen. <3 It sounds so amazing. Sigh. Fingers crossed it will be the best :) I hope you will end up loving all of these books Aylee. <3 Thank you for sharing :)

  14. I'm looking forward to all of those! The cover for True Born is just so pretty, and the Indian mythology of The Star-Touched Queen will hopefully rock. And I already like Laura Lam's writing, so can't go wrong there. Hope you enjoy!

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  15. Whew, False Hearts seems to be full of interesting topics. I'm really curious though. I hadn't heard of it until now, so thanks for sharing. I love the cover - kind of creepy cool.