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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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

The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Date: November 29, 2016
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In less than a year, Kelsea Glynn has transformed from a gawky teenager into a powerful monarch. As she has come into her own as the Queen of the Tearling, the headstrong, visionary leader has also transformed her realm. In her quest to end corruption and restore justice, she has made many enemies—including the evil Red Queen, her fiercest rival, who has set her armies against the Tear.
To protect her people from a devastating invasion, Kelsea did the unthinkable—she gave herself and her magical sapphires to her enemy—and named the Mace, the trusted head of her personal guards, Regent in her place. But the Mace will not rest until he and his men rescue their sovereign, imprisoned in Mortmesne.
Now, as the suspenseful endgame begins, the fate of Queen Kelsea—and the Tearling itself—will finally be revealed.

The Fate of the Tearling is the third and final book in The Queen of the Tearling trilogy - a trilogy that I have for the most part enjoyed for its headstrong protagonist and intriguing alternate world. I'm interested in seeing how this finale pans out...

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Date: January 17, 2017
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On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not — their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power — something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is from the peace-loving nation of Thuve, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Though protected by his unusual currentgift, once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive — no matter what the cost. When Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. They must decide to help each other to survive — or to destroy one another.

At times I have loved the Divergent series and at times I have... less than loved the Divergent series. But I do think Veronica Roth is a talented writer with great ideas so I'm excited to see what she has planned for us next with Carve the Mark!

Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Date: March 14, 2017
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Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?

Bring on the Beauty and the Beast retellings! Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favourite classics, a story that never gets old for me. And in Hunted, it sounds like Meagan Spooner has added a bit of a twist to it that should be interesting!

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


  1. I wasn't a fan of Divergent at all. I mainly read them because they were popular with my teens but I'm hoping Carve the Mark would work better for me. I'm also really looking forward to Megan Spooner's Beauty and the Beast retelling. I really enjoy her writing.

  2. I feel like I need to try Queen of the Tearling again, because the first time I read it I really didn't enjoy it much, but the subsequent books have sounded so good! I'm also skeptical of Veronica Roth's new book because I actually didn't end up enjoying them as much, but I have high hopes! Also really excited for Hunted! Great list. :)

  3. Beauty and the Beast is one of my faves, too! I've only read the Starbound series co-written by Spooner (but absolutely loved it!), so I'm excited to try some of her solo work!

  4. Oh man, the whole Harper Winter '17 catalog is filled with winners! I'm especially looking forward to reading Kasie West's new book, and Kimberley Griffith Little's conclusion novel. I hope you enjoy these books when you get a chance to read them!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

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  5. Hunted sounds phenomenal! I agree with you: bring on the Beauty and the Beast retellings - especially one that sounds this kick-ass! I still need to even start with the Queen of the Tearling books - thanks for reminding me about them - it's hard to keep track of all the books one needs to read you know LOL! As for Roth, well I'm still not over Allegiant so I'm not quite ready to give her another chance just yet. I'll wait and see what my blogger friends make of Carve the Mark before deciding if I'll read it :)

  6. I never read the Divergent books, but I AM really curious about Carve the Mark. Hopefully we'll both enjoy it.

  7. Ahhhh- I need to get Queen of Tearling read- or listened to. I have the audio book and have had it since forever. I am also pretty exited about Carrier of the Mark. SO many books!

  8. Yay for awesome picks :D I hope you will love all of these Aylee. <3 I cannot wait to read Carve the Mark :D And ahh, I loved Hunted. <3 Oh so much. Such an amazing book :)