Waiting on Wednesday – Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers & Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Posted January 27, 2016 by Emz Chang in Meme / 4 Comments

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week, I has such a hard time just picking one book so I chose two! 🙂


Waiting on Wednesday – Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers & Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
TITLE: Assassin's Heart
AUTHOR: Sarah Ahiers
SERIES: Assassin's Heart #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2nd 2016
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In the kingdom of Lovero, nine rival Families of assassins lawfully kill people for a price. As a highly skilled member of one of these powerful clans, seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana has always trusted in the strength of her Family. Until she awakens to find them murdered and her home in flames. The Da Vias, the Saldanas’ biggest enemy, must be responsible—and Lea should have seen it coming. But her secret relationship with the Da Vias’ son, Val, has clouded her otherwise killer instinct—and given the Da Vias more reason than ever to take her Family down.

Racked with guilt and shattered over Val’s probable betrayal, Lea sets out to even the score, with her heart set on retaliation and only one thought clear in her mind: make the Da Vias pay.

With shades of The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet, this richly imagined fantasy from debut author Sarah Ahiers is a story of love, lies, and the ultimate vengeance.

Assassins? Complicated love? Sign me up! I hope it turns out to be something like Graceling or Grave Mercy.



Waiting on Wednesday – Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers & Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell
TITLE: Unhooked
AUTHOR: Lisa Maxwell
Publisher: Simon Pulse
PUBLICATION DATE: February 2nd 2016
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For as long as she can remember, Gwendolyn Allister has never had a place to call home—all because her mother believes that monsters are hunting them. Now these delusions have brought them to London, far from the life Gwen had finally started to build for herself. The only saving grace is her best friend, Olivia, who’s coming with them for the summer.

But when Gwen and Olivia are kidnapped by shadowy creatures and taken to a world of flesh-eating sea hags and dangerous Fey, Gwen realizes her mom might have been sane all along.

The world Gwen finds herself in is called Neverland, yet it’s nothing like the stories. Here, good and evil lose their meaning and memories slip like water through her fingers. As Gwen struggles to remember where she came from and find a way home, she must choose between trusting the charming fairy-tale hero who says all the right things and the roguish young pirate who promises to keep her safe.

With time running out and her enemies closing in, Gwen is forced to face the truths she’s been hiding from all along. But will she be able to save Neverland without losing herself?

I love retellings since they can be done in so many different ways. I’m definitely interested in Unhooked‘s take on Peter Pan.

What are you waiting on?

Emz Chang

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