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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday: Hachette Summer 2014 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 Hachette Summer 2014 Catalog:

Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Date: July 8, 2014
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Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.
Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.
When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

It feels like I ain't never going to get tired of high fantasy novels involving assassins - they're always good! Plus, how can I resist the hate-turned-love dynamic? Midnight Thief sounds GREAT and I seriously cannot wait to read it!

Illusive by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Date: July 15, 2014
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When the MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist...She's also a thief.
After a robbery goes awry, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super-powered criminals on another job that most would consider too reckless. The formula for the vaccine that gave them their abilities was supposedly destroyed years ago. But what if it wasn't?
The lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race against the government that could cost them their lives.

Books involving superhero-like powers is another sub-genre that I can't seem to get enough of. They're so fun! And Illusive isn't your typical superhero book, because these characters are actually criminals with superpowers! Fun, no?

The Young World by Chris Weitz
Date: July 29, 2014
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After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when another tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure to the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip to save humankind.

The tribe exchanges gunfire with enemy gangs, escapes cults and militias, braves the wilds of the subway and Central Park...and discovers truths they could never have imagined.

Yet another post-apocalyptic read... but I must admit that The Young World caught my attention because it is written by Chris Weitz, the director of New Moon and The Golden Compass. Not that I am a fan of those movies in particular or anything, but I am curious to see what he can do as a writer.

Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Date: August 5, 2014
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After a supernatural showdown with a serial killer, Evie O'Neill has outed herself as a Diviner. Now that the world knows of her ability to "read" objects, and therefore, read the past, she has become a media darling, earning the title, "America's Sweetheart Seer." But not everyone is so accepting of the Diviners' abilities...

Meanwhile, mysterious deaths have been turning up in the city, victims of an unknown sleeping sickness. Can the Diviners descend into the dreamworld and catch a killer?

So I haven't actually read The Diviners yet, but I'm well aware how well received it was and how much people seem to enjoy Libba Bray's books in general, of which I have read none. I have a feeling I would really like The Diviners so I would like to get to it sometime, hopefully before its sequel, Lair of Dreams, comes out. Side note: I really wish they hadn't changed the covers of this series because I freaking LOVED the original cover of The Diviners.

How about you? Are you waiting on any of these Hachette Summer 2014 reads? Are there any upcoming books from the Hachette Summer 2014 Catalog that I didn't include here that you feel I should add to my list?


  1. Dying for Libba's new book! The Midnight Thief sounds great. It's kind of an oft played subject lately, assassins, but I still love it.

  2. I am dying for all of these, especially The Midnight Thief! =)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Midnight Thief sounds amazing, that one's going on my Need to Read list! Lair of Dreams also looks really good, love the cover! :) Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week!
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  4. Oh, Illusive sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing.
    Glass @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  5. Those are all great choices! Might have to add a few to my TBR!

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  6. I love the sound from Midnight thief :D Assassins guild, I can't wait! The Diviners is on my reading list for this year, so I hope to catch up before Lair of Dreams is published.

  7. Oh no a Photobucket fail or changing background? Pretty much every single one of these are books I'll be reading. I need to catch up in The Diviners series but at least I own them all. My WoW

  8. I love superhero books so Illusive is definitely at the top of my list. Midnight Thief also sounds really good.

  9. I AM SO EXCITED for Lair of Dreams - like I seriously can't wait to get that to my hands!

  10. YES to the Midnight Thief - it was my pick last week :-D All of the rest of your awesome picks are new to me but I know instantly I want to read Illusive. Superpowers = win. The Young World sounds like it could be brilliant - I'll have to check it out once it comes out. Oh and I still haven't read The Diviners either (D'oh!) but I do own a copy...and I hope to tackle it soon, what with book 2 coming out!! Lovely selection here ^^ xx

  11. Yes, yes, yes to The Midnight Thief. I read the prequel novella a few weeks ago, and it was intriguingly dark, so I cannot wait to see what she does with the series. Great picks this week! :)

  12. Oooh! I love the cover of The Midnight Thief, and assassins are always a must for me. I also can't wait for Libba Bray's book. Such great choices!

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  13. Kind of off subject: They all have gorgeous fonts.

  14. I can't wait for Libba's new book, and The Young World looks cool too! I love the covers for Illusive and Midnight Thief, the fonts are lovely. :-)

  15. I haven't read Diviners yet either, Aylee but I need to fix that before August so I can read her next one. I just love her and her writing. Midnight Thief sounds awesome. Looks like I have to add that one to the tbr!

  16. Illusive sounds really good. I'm fascinated by superhero type books too, but I need to read more. I also haven't read The Diviners, but I want too!

  17. MN Thief and Illusive sound right up my alley. Never knew The Diviners was a book one of a series. I haven't read it but like many others it sits patiently waiting on my TBR.

  18. "It feels like I ain't never going to get tired of high fantasy novels involving assassins...Plus, how can I resist the hate-turned-love dynamic?"

    ^ I so agree with what you said. I really hope it's a good one!

  19. That's it! I need to read The Diviners sometime soon! It's been on my TBR list for too long, and now the sequel's coming out. Great picks, Aylee! :D

  20. I've never heard of Midnight Thief before but it sounds AMAZING! I want a copy :P
    I've not read the Diviners either but I got a copy the other day and am about to start it. I like Libba Bray so I'm sure it's going to be great and the sequel will be just as great. Okay... too many greats. But I think you get what I mean :P

    Hope you get to read all these books, Aylee!

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  21. The Midnight Thief and Illusive are on my to-read list, too!!! :D Hachette has some fantastic books coming soon...I"m so excited for them! I'll definitely have to look into The Young World though....and one of these days I really NEED to read something by Libba Bray! :P I always hear such fantastic things about her writing! :D

    Awesome picks, Eilidh!!! :D

  22. All of these sound seriously good!!! Midnight thief particularly :D

  23. yeees, Midnight Thief does sound really great!! I'm really bummed they changed the covers of Diviners too. UGH, it looks so generic now.

  24. I'm waiting for the first two on this list too, Aylee. I still haven't read any of Bray's books and want to give them a try, but I feel like they'd require a bit of a time commitment because they're so big.

  25. I really liked The Diviners! I feel like I've been waiting for the sequel forever. :D Midnight Thief is one that I'm curious about too, but I wasn't a huge fan of the prequel novella, so I'm going in with lower expectations. I also can't wait to read Illusive. Great picks as always, Aylee! :)

  26. Lots of awesome picks. <3 I think they all sounds pretty amazing :D I hope you will enjoy them all sweetie. <3 Though ohh. I'm dying for Lair of Dreams as well. But holy crap. Release date is changed again :( Goodreads says April 1st 2015. SOBS. Anyway. Thank you for sharing. <3
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