Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Disney-Hyperion

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I briefly mentioned on my Rewind & Review this past Sunday that Disney-Hyperion put out their latest catalogue. You know, the one that absolutely taunted me. The books were beautiful. If anyone has talked to me about books and publishers, you'd know that Disney-Hyperion is at the tippy-top on my favorites because they have a fabulous winning streak with me (and they're super nice). Instead of only picking one, I'm giving you several books to drool over.

Title: Killer Instinct
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Publication date: November 4, 2014
Series: Book 2

Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance.

But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer’s psyche than ever before, will the Naturals be able to outsmart the enigmatic killer’s brutal mind games before this copycat twists them into his web for good?

With her trademark wit, brilliant plotting, and twists that no one will see coming, Jennifer Lynn Barnes will keep readers on the edge of their seats (and looking over their shoulders) as they race through the pages of this thrilling novel.

Title: Stitching Snow
Author: R.C. Lewis
Publication date: October 14, 2014
Series: Standalone? 

Princess Snow is missing.

Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king 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 mysterious young man named Dane crash-lands near her home, Essie agrees to help the pilot repair his ship. 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. With the galaxy’s future—and her own—in jeopardy, Essie must choose who to trust in a fiery fight for survival.

Title: This Shattered World 
Author: Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Publication date: November 11, 2014
Series: Book 2

The second installment in our epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

Title: Invaded
Author: Melissa Landers
Publication date: February 3, 2015
Series: Book 2

The romantic sequel to Alienated takes long-distance relationships to a new level as Cara and Aelyx long for each other from opposite ends of the universe...until a threat to both their worlds reunites them. 

Cara always knew life on planet L’eihr would be an adjustment. With Aelyx, her L’eihr boyfriend, back on Earth, working to mend the broken alliance between their two planets, Cara is left to fend for herself at a new school, surrounded by hostile alien clones. Even the weird dorm pet hates her.

Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life.

The Way clearly needs humans’ help...but with what? And what will they ask for in return?

Title: Dead to Me
Author: Mary McCoy
Publication date: March 3, 2015
Series: Standalone?

LA Confidential for the YA audience. This alluring noir YA mystery with a Golden Age Hollywood backdrop will keep you guessing until the last page.

"Don't believe anything they say."

Those were the last words that Annie spoke to Alice before turning her back on their family and vanishing without a trace. Alice spent four years waiting and wondering when the impossibly glamorous sister she idolized would return to her--and what their Hollywood-insider parents had done to drive her away.

When Annie does turn up, the blond, broken stranger lying in a coma has no answers for her. But Alice isn't a kid anymore, and this time she won't let anything stand between her and the truth, no matter how ugly. The search for those who beat Annie and left her for dead leads Alice into a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets--and onto the trail of a young runaway who is the sole witness to an unspeakable crime. What this girl knows could shut down a criminal syndicate and put Annie's attacker behind bars--if Alice can find her first. And she isn't the only one looking

Evoking classic film noir, debut novelist Mary McCoy brings the dangerous glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age to life, where the most decadent parties can be the deadliest, and no drive into the sunset can erase the crimes of past.

Title: Midnight Thief
Author: Livia Blackburne
Publication date: July 8, 2014
Series: Book 1

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs. 
But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.

So now my question is....WHY ARE ALL OF THESE SO FAR AWAY? 

What are you waiting for? Do you like Disney-Hyperion as much as I do?


  1. I love that you added all of these Disney-Hyperion titles here! I'm excited for so many of these. Killer Instinct especially, because I need to know how the story goes on. And Invaded as well! Love that cover <3 I'm intrigued to see what we'll get in This Shattered World.
    Awesome picks :D

    My WoW

  2. I am ashamed to say I haven't heard a lot of these books yet (ASHAMED), but they sound really interesting.
    PS I love Disney Hyperion's Heist Society series :)

  3. I love Disney Hyperion books. I'm hoping that Shattered World will be at BEA. Awesome picks. New follower via bloglovin.

    Books of Love

  4. AUGH SUMMER. You're making me YEARN for these books even more than I already was! Basically: Dead to Me, Stitching Snow, Midnight Thief, and This Shattered World are all MUST HAVE NOW books. So what I'm saying is that I definitely feel you on that gif. The struggle is real.

  5. Oh wow, I didn't know that the Naturals was going to be a series. Now I must definitely read it. I haven't heard of most of these other books though.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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    1. Yes! Oh, believe me, the ending requires a 2nd book!

  6. I cannot wait to read Invaded! I still need to read Alienated and hopefully by then the date will be a lot closer than it is right now. Thanks for sharing your picks!

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    1. That's what I try to consider when starting series soon! Sometimes it's worth it though :)

  7. Great picks! Yes, it sucks when you have to wait so long to get to read them. Stop by My WoW

  8. I can't wait to read Stitching snow & Midnight thief :D

  9. Ooh!! A SNOW WHITE RETELLING! EEP! I LOVE the sounds of it!! And Dead to Me sounds really interesting too - I'm glad you brought them both to my attention! :D

    1. Livia, another author listed here, is reading it and says it's really good so YAY so far so good :)

  10. Dead to Me sounds really good! I'm always up for a good mystery and I loved LA Confidential! Great picks here, Summer! :)

    1. I haven't read LA Confidential so I'm glad it was good, it makes me more excited about this next one :)

  11. Now that I think of it, I've had pretty awesome luck with their books too! I totally can not wait for the These Broken Stars sequel, and Midnight Thief!

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  13. Disney Hyperion is pretty great! What publisher isn't, really? I haven't read The Naturals or Alienated yet, but I'm sure I'll be excited for the sequels as soon as I do since you've given both high praise. :)

  14. I WANT ALL OF THESE!!! Disney Hyperion is really stepping it up. :) Hope we both love them all!