Hiatus

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Waiting on Wednesday 154: The Bane Chronicles

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Name: The Bane Chronicles
Author: Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: November 11th, 2014
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A Collection of Ten Short Stories centred around Magnus Bane. Each short story is going to be published as an ebook followed by a Full Single Print Coming 2014

Ever wondered about the enigmatic, mysterious warlock Magnus Bane? The only character to appear in every Shadowhunter book, Magnus has a past even more shrouded in mystery than his present. I’ve teamed up with acclaimed YA writers Maureen Johnson and Sarah Rees Brennan to create the Bane Chronicles, the back (and front) story of Magnus told in ten linked tales.

Look for short stories like Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale; The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Dumort; Saving Raphael Santiago and What To Buy The Shadowhunter Who Has Everything (And Who You’re Not Officially Dating Anyway). Each story will be available as an ebook on a monthly basis starting April 16 with the tale of What Happened In Peru. 

Each story will be released monthly online for the next ten months — and then for those who don’t read e-books, the full print collection will be available in bookstores and wherever else books are sold after the Chronicles have been finished.
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My Thoughts:
While this book has been released chapter by chapter over the past year, I have been waiting until the full book comes out to read it. I love Cassandra Clare's shadowhunter series, and Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters. I can't wait to read all about his long life.

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 153: In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds # 3)

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Name: In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds # 3)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
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Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds. 

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IANN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.
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My Thoughts:
Alexandra Bracken blew me away with The Darkest Minds. I will forever read every book she writes, no matter what it's about. But, for the time being, I look forward to reading the third book in this series, and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not read it!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 152: Atlantia

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Name: Atlantia
Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Children's
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
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Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.


Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.
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My Thoughts:
Ally Condie caught my attention with her Matched series, and while it wasn't my favorite series in the world, I still keep her on my list of authors to check out. When I saw she was coming out with a new book, I knew that I had to give it a try. I will definitely be picking up a copy of this when it comes out!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 151: Earth & Sky

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Name: Earth & Sky
Author: Megan Crewe
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Release Date: October 18th, 2014
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Seventeen-year-old Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. But despite the panic attacks tormenting her, nothing ever happens, and Sky’s beginning to think she’s crazy. Then she meets a mysterious, otherworldly boy named Win and discovers the shocking truth her premonitions have tapped into: our world no longer belongs to us. For thousands of years, Earth has been at the mercy of alien scientists who care nothing for its inhabitants and are using us as the unwitting subjects of their time-manipulating experiments. Win belongs to a rebel faction seeking to put a stop to it, and he needs Skylar’s help--but with each shift in the past, the very fabric of reality is unraveling, and soon there may be no Earth left to save.
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My Thoughts:
Doesn't this book sounds so interesting? I am always intrigued by books with protagonists who have strange visions, and this one is no exception. I can't wait to read it when it comes out!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Book Trailers: Round Eleven


Hi everyone! Here are some of the book trailers that we at Catching Books loved watching from the past few months. We hope you like them, too!







I'm so excited to read The Iron Trial! I've been reading Cassandra Clare for as long as I can remember, and I love most of the things she writes. I'm also looking forward to Trial by Fire, particularly because I loved Josephine Angelini's Starcrossed series.

What are your thoughts? Do you like book trailers? Which one do you like the most? 
Let me know in the comments :)

Waiting on Wednesday 150: Promposal



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Name: Promposal
Author: Rhonda Helms
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 10th, 2015
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promposal (n.)--an often public proposal, in which one person asks another to the prom, eliciting joy or mortification.

Camilla can't help hoping her secret crush, Benjamin, might randomly surprise her out of the blue with a promposal. However, when she's asked to prom by an irritating casual acquaintance--wearing a fancy tux and standing in front of a news crew--she's forced to say yes. Yet all hope's not lost. A timely school project gives Camilla a chance to get closer to Benjamin...and it seems like the chemistry between them is crackling. But is she reading into something that isn't there?

Joshua, Camilla's bestie, has been secretly in love with his gay best friend, Ethan, since middle school. Just as he decides to bite the bullet and ask Ethan if he'll go to prom with him, even if just as friends, he gets a shocking surprise: Ethan asks Joshua for help crafting the perfect promposal--for another guy. Now Joshua has to suppress his love and try to fake enthusiasm as he watches his dreams fall apart...unless he can make Ethan see that love has been right in front of his eyes the whole time.

The road to the perfect promposal isn't easy to navigate. But one thing's certain--prom season is going to be memorable.
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My Thoughts:
I'm really excited to read this book!! It just sounds super light hearted and the perfect book to read in the winter time. Good thing it comes out in Feburary :)

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Feature and Follow Friday (56)

Hi Everyone! 


Feature and Follow Friday is Hosted By Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. So be sure to check out the original posts as well. 
      

     Question| What character(s) would you like to see with their own twitter account. 




         Answer| When I thought about which character's twitter I would like to see I came to the conclusion i'd prefer to see a funny character twitter. So the first person I thought of when I read this question was Kenji from the Shatter Me series Kenji is hilarious throughout the series and I'd love to see what comic relief he'd have on the real world. Also, I know Kenji would have me laughing at almost every single tweet he posted. 


Then the second person I thought of is Kaiden from The Sweet Trilogy.I honestly have no words for Kaiden because Kaiden is Kaiden and he just needs a twitter.


Who would you like to see have a twitter account?



             

Waiting on Wednesday 149: The Glass Arrow

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Name: The Glass Arrow
Author: Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: February 10th, 2015
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The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.

In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15-year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.
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My Thoughts:
This book sounds really interesting! I'm interested to see if this book is dystopian or is just set in another world. Just by reading the description, I think I am really going to like Aya and I'm excited to read this book next year!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 148: The Blood of Olympus

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Name: The Blood of Olympus
Author: Rick Riordan 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: October 7th, 2014
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Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they're stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake.

The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion from Camp Jupiter, led by Octavian, is almost within striking distance. Though it is tempting to take the Athena Parthenos to Athens to use as a secret weapon, the friends know that the huge statue belongs back on Long Island, where it "might" be able to stop a war between the two camps.

The Athena Parthenos will go west; the Argo II will go east. The gods, still suffering from multiple personality disorder, are useless. How can a handful of young demigods hope to persevere against Gaea's army of powerful giants? As dangerous as it is to head to Athens, they have no other option. They have sacrificed too much already. And if Gaea wakes, it is game over.
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My Thoughts:
I've been reading Rick Riordan's books since at least 7th grade, so I am SUPER excited for The Blood of Olympus. The original series (the Percy Jackson series) will always be my favorite, but I can't wait to see how this book goes. Rick Riordan is an amazing storyteller and I hope this book doesn't disappoint!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 147: The Orphan Queen

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Name: The Orphan Queen
Author: Jodi Meadows 
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 10th, 2015
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Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.
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My Thoughts:
This book sounds right up my alley! I've really been into reading high fantasy books lately and this seems the perfect book for me. I've already been hearing amazing things about The Orphan Queen so I can't wait to read this one when it comes out!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Waiting on Wednesday 146: The Stars Never Rise

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Name: The Stars Never Rise
Author: Rachel Vincent
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
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Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.
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My Thoughts:
I'm already a big fan of Rachel Vincent so it seems super logical that I am so excited for this book!! The story sounds really interesting and I can't wait to read this when it comes out next year!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

Feature & Follow Friday

Hi Everyone! 


 This is my first post on Catching Books and I thought what better way to start off then a Feature and Follow Friday. This is Hosted By Alison Can Read and Parajunkee

      

     Question|

 If you could trade places with any character who would it be and why?







                                  Answer|

This is a very hard question because there's so many strong female heroines I'd definitely want to be. The two characters that come to mind when I thought about this question was Anna from The Sweet Evil Trilogy and Wendy from the Trylle Trilogy.  Ultimately, I think I would want to trade places,the most, with Anna for a couple of reasons. Anna also has the strongest supporters she has her mom Patty, her dad and not to mention Kaiden.  Come on who wouldn't want to have Kaiden and Jay in their life? I have to say although her life is certainty not the safest she still has fun. Anna ultimately is a strong, brave, selfless character who is willing to give up quite a bit to do what's right for everyone else.



          Who would you want to trade places with? 




              

Waiting on Wednesday 145: Vanishing Girls

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Name: Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
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New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.
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My Thoughts:
I can't wait to see what happens with Nick and Dara in this exciting mystery novel! I have been in love with Lauren Oliver's writing since Before I Fall, and I'm sure that Vanishing Girls won't disappoint.

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!