Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Henry Holt (BYR)

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: 
Henry Holt (BYR).
(Imprint of Macmillan)

 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've actually already read this book and it's GOOD. 
 See my spoiler free review HERE.

by Keristin Gier
October 8, 2013

Emerald Green is the third book in the Ruby Red trilogy. Time travel, romance, intrigue, gorgeous costumes. Fun Fun. 

Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is.

She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along.

This stunning conclusion picks up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate.

Okay, this one sort of sounds like Lord of the Flies, which isn't my favorite book, and I'm not sure if I should be running away from this because of that. But I'm definitely curious about what is going on in this story. 

Lynne Matson
March 4, 2014

On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die.

Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field.

Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly.


The Kiss of Deception is the "first in a trilogy about a defiant princess living in the ruins of a bygone world" (description found here). I'm a sucker for princesses.

Mary E. Pearson

Morrighan is ripe for war and only 17-year old Princess Lia may be able to save her kingdom from repeating history. But as unexpected destinies intertwine to change the world, she will have to choose – duty or love – to prevent Morrighan from sharing the fate of peoples and times before her. The first in the series is scheduled for spring 2014.


OF COURSE I had to include this book! Who isn't waiting for it??
(obviously not the correct cover)

Ruin and Rising
Leigh Bardugo
June 5, 2014

What books are you waiting on this week? 

Are you waiting on anything specific from this publisher?


  1. I had not heard of The Kiss of Deception but I like the sound of it-I just added it to my to-read list. I love the conflict of duty vs love, which is what grabbed me from the synopsis shared above.

  2. Emerald Green! I CAN'T WAIT! And Ruin and Rising OF COURSE! The Kiss of Deception sounds great too!

  3. Yup, Ruin & Rising. I'm going to go crazy waiting for that to release. I actually haven't heard of these other titles - except Emerald Green - but I'll be keeping an eye out for them. Wonderful post, Lauren!

  4. Emerald Green has such a pretty cover! I'm not sure it is my kind of book, but I hope you enjoy it!
    Here's my WoW!

  5. Nil sounds fabulous and, of course, I can't wait until Ruin & Rising! That whole series as been one of my favorite these past couple of years.

  6. I wan Nil!!! It looks awesome.

    Here's my WoW

  7. I can't wait for Emerald Green, I love this series! And Nil sounds really good, I'll have to check that one out. And of course Ruin & Rising. Great picks! ~Pam

  8. Awesome picks. All have great covers. Hope you get to read them soon :)

    happy Wednesday!

  9. Nil looks prety interesting but my main focus here is Ruin and Rising. I think every blogger is probably DYING to get their hands on it like we are. Great picks for this Wednesday! :)
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

  10. I have begun to feel myself nervous about Ruin & Rising, which is surprising because I didn't think my series finale fear would apply to this one. But I think it's going to BUT BUT I'm also really excited for it. It is EXHAUSTING.

  11. Oh! The Ruby Red series has such beautiful covers. :) I really want to dive into that series! The Kiss of Deception sounds interesting; I look forward to your thoughts in the spring, Lauren. I STILL need to read Siege and Storm. Is S&S better than S&B? Please say yes! lol! I really WANT to be excited for Ruin & Rising, but if Siege and Storm displeases me, I'm afraid I won't be. :(

  12. I can't wait for Ruin & Rising and Emerald Green! I love your publisher WoWs, especially when I discover something new...which is like, every week. :)

  13. Oh, gosh, I am SO exciting for NIL! Great books to be waiting on all around, doll!

  14. Nil and Ruin and Rising are definitely at the tops of my Macmillan list---as is the Elizabeth Fama book and the new Marcus Sedgwick! I am SO excited that he has a new book coming out, and of course it's with them. They consistently publish so many of my favorite (and often unusual) titles, and of course they're just the greatest people to work with, too.

    I've already said it, but I'll say it again--I love this focus on different publishers for your WOWs. So organized. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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