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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Macmillan Winter 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 Macmillan Winter 2017 Catalog. And also, one from Macmillan's Fall 2016 Catalog because I haven't gotten to feature it yet:

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Date: November 8, 2016
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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

I'm so excited for Heartless, Marissa Meyer's take on the Queen of Hearts. Marissa Meyer knows how to write good fairy tale retellings and she can do no wrong in my eyes. Plus, early reviews I've read for Heartless so far have all been positive!

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
Date: January 3, 2017
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Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.
Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House—but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts—at whatever cost.

The Book Jumper was first released in 2015 in German, and is now being rereleased this winter in English. I think I speak for all book lovers in sometimes wishing to be able to jump into the pages of our favourite bookish worlds and frolic about!

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer
Date: January 31, 2017
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In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.

Another new release by Marissa Meyer and one I'm equally as excited for! I've finally become a graphic novel reader this year and it has led to some great reads. Wires and Nerve will take us back to the Lunar Chronicles universe, this time featuring fan favourite Iko, and I can't wait to catch up with the Rampion crew!

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


  1. I am SOOOO looking forward to 'The Book Jumper' -- I only wish it was being released a little earlier so that I could put it on my holiday wishlist.

  2. HEARTLESS! I'm so excited about the graphic novel too.

  3. I'm really looking forward to Heartless. I like the sound of The Book Jumper but wonder whether I will actually like it since I didn't really love Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red which was also originally written in German.

  4. I'm not a graphic novel reader, but I'm looking forward to Wires & Nerve. :)

  5. The Book Jumper sounds like a really fun read, and it takes place in Scotland... yes please. I am also very eager for anything by Marissa Meyer (however, I have to admit I haven't read Winter yet).

  6. Yes. Yes! and YES! I want to read ALL of these my friend^^ Heartless and Wires and Nerve because Marissa Meyers ♥ I just can't get enough of her stories! And The Book Jumper sounds fascinating PLUS Scotland :D

  7. I have Heartless from ALA but I want to read Winter first.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  8. I want all of these but especially Heartless. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of that. Not too much longer, thankfully!

  9. Eee, such awesome picks :D I loved Heartless so, so much. <3 And ahh, dying to read Wires and Nerve :D It shall be so awesome. Happy reading Aylee. <3