Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Disney - Hyperion

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine 
that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to read.

This week I can't wait for: 

 I'm still trying to learn all the publisher and their imprints, something I was completely oblivious to before I was a blogger. To help me out with this process (and you too, if you're anything like me), I wanted to start using my WoW posts to highlight upcoming books from specific publishers that I'm excited about reading.


I love that when you get to the point where you're awaiting book 4 of a series that is actually really book 9 in an over all story world, everyone else anticipating the book is a fan and knows it's going to be awesome. But I also know it can be daunting if you haven't started the series yet. All I can say is that I love Percy Jackson and I can't wait to see what he does next.  

(The Heroes of Olympus #4)
by Rick Riordan
October 8, 2013

Description: At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors both sides and prevent the giants from raising Gaea. But, Leo wonders, if the Doors are sealed, how will Percy and Annabeth be able to escape?

They have no choice. If the demigods don’t succeed, Gaea’s armies will never die. They have no time. In about a month, the Romans will march on Camp Half-Blood. The stakes are higher than ever in this adventure that dives into the depths of Tartarus.


I actually have this book in my possession, and keep telling myself "what are you waiting for?" But I want to LOVE it so much that I am fearful to start it.  

by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
December 10, 2013

Description: It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.


Jennifer Armentrout has been hit or miss for me recently. BUT this one definitely has me intrigued. I'm pretty interested in the amnesia plotline, even if it's been done before. Hope this one pays off!

Jennifer L. Armentrout
April 15, 2014

Description: Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. 

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. 

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?


This one doesn't have a cover yet, but I'm completely salivating from the description. It seems Disney-Hyperion has been attracted to space travel recently.

RC Lewis

Princess Snow is missing.

Description: Her home planet, once known for lush landscapes, is now filled with violence, fear, and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. King Matthias will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back—but that’s assuming she wants to return at all.

Essie has grown used to being cold. Temperatures on the planet Thanda are always sub-zero, and she fills her days with coding and repairs for the seven loyal drones that run the local mines.

When a ship crash-lands near her home piloted by a mysterious young man named Dane, Essie agrees to help him repair his craft. But soon she realizes that Dane’s arrival was far from accidental, and she’s pulled into the heart of a war she’s risked everything to avoid.

In her enthralling debut, R. C. Lewis weaves the tale of a princess on the run from painful secrets—and a poisonous queen. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.

What books are you waiting on this week? 

Are you waiting on anything specific from this publisher?


  1. I figured you would have These Broken Stars on your list-that's one of my most anticipated too as I'm a sucker for that gorgeous gown!

  2. The "Percy Jackson" series is one I have to get started on! I feel so behind on the times. "These Broken Stars" has already been placed on my Christmas wish list! Judging by the cover, the synopsis, and the glowing reviews, I think I'll love it! "Don't Look Back" and "Stitching Snow" are new to me. Out of the two, I think "Stitching Snow" would be more of my style of read. Though I do look forward to your thoughts of Armentrout's upcoming title in the spring. All in all, I think you've got some great picks here, Lauren! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  3. JLA has been a hit-or-miss for me lately too - is it possible to grow out of an author? - but I'm really excited for These Broken Stars. I loved the original PJ Series, but the spin-off isn't something I've been too interested, though I've heard the recent novels have been really good, so I'm glad you're enjoying those. Great choices, Lauren!

  4. Ohhhh, These Broken Stars is so high on my desperately-want-to-read list. I love the blurb and the cover and the font and...everything. Yep. I'm that bad. ;)

    My WoW!

  5. I feel a little icky about space stories lately since I feel like their time has come up. I think the last one does sound promising though. OHHHH and Jen's books have been rather a miss than hit for me lately. I hope my "luck" with her books will turn around. I haven't read any of the books in PJ series, so when I watched the movie, it felt like an ordinary, entertaining film and I had very few problems with it. I can't wait to watch the second one soon. Btw, this WoW theme thing is so awesome! I'm still not aware of all the imprints of these famous publishers so.. it's educational for me as well:)

  6. I feel like Hyperion's slowed down in the book producing -- is this right or is it just me? However, that doesn't mean that what they're publishing doesn't sound fabulous! While, like you, Jennifer Armentrout's books are really hit or miss with me, this particular book sounds fabulous. And I have THese Broken Stars on my Kindle, too. Need to read it.

  7. Another Jennifer L. Armentrout book?? HOLY CRAP I CAN'T KEEP UP! I've loved every book I've read of hers so far but there are several I haven't even had the chance to get to yet. I'm also dying to read These Broken Stars. Unfortunately I don't have it yet, but I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it!

    Kelly @ Dandelion Dreams
    My WoW

  8. Indeed, hyperion always have some cool books coming out. Great picks there :)

    Happy Wednesday!

  9. I haven't read the Percy Jackson books (fail), but I'm with you on all the rest of these! And of course, I haven't started These Broken Stars yet either for the same reason. I want it to be awesome and as long as I don't read it, it will stay awesome in my head:) Ridiculous, I know. Super excited for Don't Look Back, I didn't know about that one! WOOT!

  10. I need to catch up on Heroes of Olympus!! Percy Jackson was awesome and I only got through the first book of THe Heroes of Olympus. It was soooo good. Almost better than the Percy books :)

    My WoW

  11. I love Jennifer Armentrout, I ready whatever she writes. And These Broken Stars, I cannot wait for it, it sounds so good! I hadn't heard of Stitching Snow, but it sounds fantastic! ~Pam

  12. I'm doing the same with These Broken Stars. I've had it for months...what am I waiting for? Plenty of blogger friends have loved it. I don't want to be the exception. :(

  13. Of these, I'm most excited for House of Hades. Like... SO EXCITED.

  14. Space travel is THE THING lately! I'm okay with that though. You need to read These Broken Stars, I want to hear what you think of it. I'm super curious but I need some reviews to know if I REALLY want it.
    And Jennifer is published with like every publishing house by now! I didn't know she had one coming from Scholastic too! She's a writing MACHINE!

  15. Ohh, I'e been looking forward to These Broken Stars since like, forever! The cover is so gorgeous, and I'm all for awesome space stories.
    I'm curious but wary about Armentrout's new book. Hers are always hit or miss for me, rarely do they fall in the middle. I hope this one ends up being a huge hit.

  16. I really quite adore that you're highlighting publishers and their imprints, btw :) Disney-Hyperion is seriously my favorite publisher!

    And I'm completely, utterly, head over heels in love with these book descriptions. I agree with you on the fear of THESE BROKEN STARS. I love the sound of DON'T LOOK BACK. It's kind of like SIX MONTHS LATER, but still very very cool in its own right. I think I'm already fawning over Carson. I can't believe I want to read a book without a cover so much, but I do with STITCHING SNOW. Keep it up, Disney.

  17. Stitching Snow sounds awesome!! It almost has a Lunar Chronicles vibe to it, no? Thanks for putting it on my radar, L:)


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