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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Random House Summer 2017 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 Random House Summer 2017 Catalog:

No Good Deed by Kara Connolly
Date: July 18, 2017
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Ellie Hudson is the front-runner on the road to gold for the U.S. Olympic archery team. All she has to do is qualify at the trials in jolly old England. When Ellie makes some kind of crazy wrong turn in the caverns under Nottingham Castle—yes, that Nottingham—she ends up in medieval England.
Ellie doesn’t care how she got to the Middle Ages; she just wants to go home before she gets the plague. But people are suffering in Nottingham, and Ellie has the skills to make it better. What’s an ace archer to do while she’s stuck in Sherwood Forest but make like Robin Hood?
Pulled into a past life as an outlaw, Ellie feels her present fading away next to daring do-gooding and a devilishly handsome knight. Only, Ellie is on the brink of rewriting history, and when she picks up her bow and arrow, her next shot could save her past—or doom civilization’s future.

No Good Deed has kind of a silly premise - an Olympic archer ends up back in time in the Middle Ages and assumes the role of Robin Hood - but honestly, I'm into it! I haven't seen any early reviews for it yet though, so I will wait and see how it is received before choosing whether to read it myself.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Date: August 29, 2017
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She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

OMG YES!! Everyone who's read Leigh Bardugo's books knows she's a tremendously talented writer. I really cannot wait to see her try her hand at some superhero lore in Wonder Woman: Warbringer!


How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Random House Summer 2017 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Random House Summer 2017 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?

12 comments :

  1. I'll admit it - I've never read anything by Leigh Bardugo, but I AM curious about this one. I really hope it's a good read!!

    -Lauren

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    1. Ooh Lauren, I bet you would like Leigh's books!!

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  2. I've not heard of No Good Deed, but while the premise is a bit odd, I am very intrigued! And I have to admit, as soon as I read the title, I immediately started singing the song with the same name from Wicked, so that's another reason I'm drawn to this book! I don't know how to feel about the Wonder Woman book, I tend not to read much about comic superheroes (though I love watching the films!), but as it's Leigh Bardugo, I might give it a go!

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    1. omg me too (re: Wicked song). And I tend not to read about superheroes either... mainly stick to the films, but as you say it's Leigh Bardugo!

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  3. No Good Deed is new to me, and it does sound a little silly, but I'd totally read it!

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    1. Yeah, I know. I think it's because it's hard to resist a good time travel story :)

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  4. I don't read superhero books but I'm willing to make the exception with WW because it's written by Leigh.

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  5. These look like fun reads! You can find my WOW here if you'd like to stop by.

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  6. I hadn't heard of No Good Deed and think the plot sounds silly but interesting too. I'll wait for the reviews before judging whether it would be something worth reading. As for Wonder Woman, I enjoy Leigh's writing but am not crazy about comic superheroes so I'm unsure how much I'll be into Wonder Woman.

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  7. EEE! I am SO excited about Wonder Woman :D WANT IT NOOOOW. Gorgeous picks Aylee. <3 I hope you will end up loving them both so much :) I'm sure that WW will be aaaamazing. Eee.

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  8. I have yet to experience Bardugo but I am PUMPED for that Wonder Woman book!! I feel like I should try out Bardugo beforehand but if I don't get the chance to, I'm sure Warbringer will motivate me all the more to FINALLY get going LOL! No Good Deed does sound a bit silly but I could see it being awesome too! Thanks for putting it on my radar :)

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