Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Bloomsbury

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

It's been a while since I've done a WoW post, but at one time I had been using the meme to highlight upcoming books by specific publisher or imprint. When I started blogging, I was so confused about who published what, and this has been a great way to get to know different publishers better. 

This week I can't wait for: 

I just had to revive this WoW concept when I saw all the Winter/Spring Bloomsbury books I'm dying to read! The Mime Order will be published by the Bloomsbury adult division - though it has fantastic crossover - the other 3 books will be published by Bloomsbury Children's imprint. 


I really enjoyed The Bone Season and I cannot wait to get into the sequel and find out what Paige is up to next. I'm definitely going to need to do some recapping prior to reading this, however. The world building is quite complex. 

by Samantha Shannon
Published: January 27, 2015

Paige Mahoney has escaped the brutal penal colony of Sheol I, but her problems have only just begun: many of the fugitives are still missing and she is the most wanted person in London.

As Scion turns its all-seeing eye on Paige, the mime-lords and mime-queens of the city’s gangs are invited to a rare meeting of the Unnatural Assembly. Jaxon Hall and his Seven Seals prepare to take center stage, but there are bitter fault lines running through the clairvoyant community and dark secrets around every corner.

Then the Rephaim begin crawling out from the shadows. But where is Warden? Paige must keep moving, from Seven Dials to Grub Street to the secret catacombs of Camden, until the fate of the underworld can be decided. Will Paige know who to trust? The hunt for the dreamwalker is on.

I enjoyed Open Road Summer so much when it debuted last year, and I've actually just finished Lord's sophomore story The Start of Me and You. It's another winner - preorder your copy everyone! I can't wait for it to come out so I can get my own too.

by Emery Lord
Published: March 31, 2015

Following her pitch-perfect debut Open Road Summer, Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, & second chances.

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for a year, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?

Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.


While I liked Scarlet, I LOVED Lady Thief and I cannot wait to read the third book in this Robin Hood retelling where Will Scarlet is a cross dressing girl. The end of the last installment was so intense! I'm biting my nails to find out what will happen next. 

by A.C. Gaughen
Published: May, 19 2015

No description yet, but I already love it!


Confession time. I haven't read Maas's Throne of Glass series (yet). If you read my blog at all, you can probably guess that it has something to do with my fear of love triangles - even though several people have said it disappears. But I do plan to pick it up when a few more books are released. However, I cannot resist Beauty and the Beast retellings and this one sounds FANTASTIC. 

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by Sarah J. Maas
Published: May 5, 2015

For Feyre, the downfall of her merchant-class family into poverty wasn’t easy, but after five years, she’s starting to get the hang of things. Hunt, and her family lives; fail to catch anything, and they starve. It doesn’t help that her two older sisters are lazy and ungrateful, or that her father hasn’t bothered to recover from his misfortune, but Feyre is managing.

All that changes when a ferocious beast barges into their cottage, demanding that Feyre come live with him as payment for plucking an ordinary forest rose. Dragged off into the night, the beast brings her to a beautiful manor located in Faerie, the mysterious and deadly lands bordering the mortal world. There, he sheds his animal skin, and reveals himself to be Tamlin, a young, handsome Faerie Lord.

But the estate is overshadowed by a curse: each of its inhabitants wears a mask permanently attached to their face, and Tamlin is no exception. Despite her initial desire to loathe Tamlin and his world, Feyre soon finds herself attracted to the Faerie Lord by more than her curiosity.

Just when Feyre accepts the depth of her feelings for Tamlin, they’re torn apart by forces so dark that there’s little hope of standing against them. But Feyre has endured hardship before, and she refuses to accept that her happiness could be forever stolen from her. Resolving to save her beloved and discover a way to break his curse, Feyre sets out into Faerie, where unknown challenges and dangers await, and where her love and strength will be tested in ways she never imagined.

A retelling of ”Beauty and the Beast,” “Tam-Lin,” and ”East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” A Court of Thorns and Roses tells the story of a young woman growing into herself, learning to love, and understanding the true nature of sacrifice.

What books are you waiting on this week? 

Are you waiting on anything specific from this publisher?


  1. Yay :D Bunch of awesome books. <3 I'm dying for Lion Heart. That cover is gorgeous, isn't it? Sigh. So pretty. <3 I hope you will love all of these when you get to read them, Lauren :D

  2. I loved The Bone Season so I can't wait to read The Mime Order. I'll probably reread The Bone Season in preparation (my book memory is horrible), but I think recaptains has summarized The Bone Season if you don't want to reread. I think.

    I actually wasn't the biggest fan of Open Road Summer (I hated the main character), but The Start of Me and You sounds really cute so I'll probably read it. And yes…Lion Heart…can't wait!!!!! With the way Lady Thief ended, I have to read that one the day it comes out.

    Throne of Glass…you need to read it. It's not really a love triangle at all, if you ask me. Regardless, it ends. Sarah J. Maas is an auto-buy author for me now so I'll definitely be reading her new book, but part of me is not happy since this has to be taking her away from finishing the Throne of Glass books. Finish that series first!!!!! ~Pam

  3. YES TO ALL OF THESE LAUREN!!!! I can tell Bloomsbury is going to knock my socks off with everything they have coming out next year. I need The Mime Order like I need chocolate in my life, which is A LOT. Can't wait for Lion Heart either, though I know that book will probably rip my heart out and stomp on it as the last one did. *sobs just thinking about it*

  4. So many great books!! I'm reading The Start of Me and You right now. It's so fabulous!! I just love Emery Lord. <3

  5. I'm definitely planning to read Maas's Court of Fire and Thorns as it sounds immensely promising and I cannot wait for both The Mime Order and Lord's new novel as well. I wasn't a fan of Scarlet but I cannot deny that Gaughen gets some of the most beautiful covers...just gorgeous! :)

  6. I'm waiting until all the books are released in The Bone Season series until I pick it up. It will be easier for me to keep all the complicated facts straight in my mind that way. I'm happy to hear you loved it, Lauren. I'll have to check these other ones out as well, too! :)

  7. OMG. YESSSSSS to all these!!! They're all so different but the authors are all fantastic and so are the blurbs and why can't I have this in my hands and in my brain right now?

  8. Some of these sound so good and they are all new to me! Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  9. Very excited about all these. I need to get going on Scarlet and Lady Thief!!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  10. I enjoyed The Bone Season as a whole, but I wish it didn't have that much info-dump. Anyhow, I'm definitely going to explore this one and see where Samantha takes Paige and co. Eeep! Open Road Summer is the next book I'm going to review and in fact I'm going to write my review after I finish commenting on your and Nereyda's blogs. I think Emery Lord is a fantastic author and just as you, I'm excited about The Start of Me and You :) Heh, I know how much you loved Lady Thief and thanks to you and Jenny, now have Scarlet on my shelf waiting to be read ;) I hope the finale gives you all the feels, Lauren! SJM is a goddess and I can't wait to explore her new series. Here's to hoping we both love it!

  11. I still have to catch up on The Bone Season and Scarlet, but I definitely plan on doing both! The latter I'll just have to speed through until I make it to book 2 haha. Can't wait to read The Start of Me and You - hopefully I'll have better luck with it than I did ORS. ;)

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  13. I am sooo excited for all three of these. Equally so, too, not one above another. (Okay, well, MAYBE A Court of Thorns and Roses has the edge, lol.) I have a sample from The Mime Order, but I've been putting off checking it out until closer to the release.


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