Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The Hearts We Sold & Foolish Hearts

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pub. Date: December 26th 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Book Depository 
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

I'm extremely picky when it comes to contemporary books because I generally prefer fantasy. However after reading Emma's last book, This Adventure Ends (which I reviewed here), I wouldn't miss out on Foolish Hearts for the world! 


Plus, I absolutely adore anything Shakespeare-related, so this sounds like the perfect cute contemporary read for me :D

Emma Mills is an author better known to her subscribers as vlogger Elmify. She is also cocreator and cohost of the "life skills" channel How to Adult, which ended in 2016.
Connect with Emma: Twitter | YouTube



Publisher: Little, Brown BFYR/Hachette Book Group 
Pub. Date: August 8th, 2017
Pre-Order it: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository 
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?

The Hearts We Sold first grabbed my attention because the lovely cover reminds me soooo much of Tim Burton's work!


I'm really intrigued by this heartless concept and by the "charming but secretive James Lancer." I have no shame when it comes to book boyfriends ;D



Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College just outside of Philadelphia. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and writing by night. Illusive is her debut novel.
Connect with Emily: Website | Twitter | Instagram


Are these books on your TBR? Is this the first time you're hearing about them? Let me know! 

41 comments:

  1. Foolish Hearts looks SO good :) I love Shakespeare, and the premise sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing, Brittany!
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. I agree, Shakespeare is the best :D I can't wait to read it :)

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  2. OOh nice picks! Feeling more intrigued by the second one! Definitely more my kind of read! Will have to keep an eye out for it! Hope you love these two once you get to read them!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Ooo well I hope you end up reading and enjoying it :D Thank you, Jessica!

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  3. Foolish Hearts has the lovliest cover, and who can resist Shakespeare bridging relationships lol

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  4. The Hearts We Sold sounds awesome - it's definitely going on the wishlist.

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  5. Both of these books look and sound really great. And I totally have What's This stuck in my head now. One of my favorite movies! :D

    My WOW

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    1. HA! I also love The Nightmare Before Christmas :D

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  6. Your GIF game is so on point! I adore the cover for Foolish Hearts so much and I cannot wait to read it. The whole Midsummer Night's Dream connection has me so intrigued. The Hearts We Sold is a new one to add to my TBR. It sounds amazing!! :)

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    1. I looove GIFs, so thank you! I try ;D haha. Agreed, it does sound amazing!

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  7. Foolish Hearts looks amazing. Don´t know any of the authors, but your info sounds very promising.
    Have a great week.

    Best wishes
    Vi

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    1. I only know Emma Mills, I loved her last book, This Adventure Ends :D Thank you <3 Hope you have a lovely week as well!

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  8. I love the cover of Foolish Hearts! I don't think I'd heard of either of these books before your post. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my WOW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier!

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    1. I always love hearing that people find new books through my blog! Hope you have a fabulous week, Lisa <3 Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. This is the first time I've heard of either of these, but they both sound great! Especially that first one! That one sounds like something I would enjoy. Great picks!

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    1. That's great, I hope you end up reading it and enjoying it! I can't wait to hear what you think :D Thanks for stopping by <3

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  10. I honestly don't know which one of these I'm more looking forward to - although I'm in love with the cover of the new Emma Mills book. I haven't read any of her other books, but the covers are all so gorgeous!

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    1. Why pick? XD haha. I hope you read and enjoy both! :D

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  11. I am DYING so so much for Hearts We Sold! I love that cover, too, but what's inside sounds just as amazing and bizarre and perfect. Hope we both enjoy it!

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    1. I know, you're the one who first put the book on my radar, so thank you for that! <3 Yess I hope we both love it :D

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  12. Both of these are new to me and both of them sound so good! Thanks for bringing them to my attention this week :)

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  13. My TBR keeps growing and growing :l I blame you for this!!! LOL Great post! Both books sound super amazing❤❤❤❤

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    1. Hahaha I take this as a compliment :D Thank you, lovely <3

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  14. Great picks, especially the Heart we Sold! I hope you enjoy these books!

    Here’s my WoW !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  15. Both of these sound so good, especially Foolish Hearts. I'll definitely be adding that one to my TBR! Great picks, Brittany! :)

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    1. Yay!! I hope you love it :D Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Both of these books are new to me. I hope you enjoy reading them, Brittany. Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

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  17. How interesting that you're waiting for TWO books with the word "hearts" in the title! I prefer "Foolish Hearts". That cover has me FANGIRLING!!!! LOVE IT!! I think I'll feature it on my book cover meme this Saturday, so thanks so much for sharing! And the plot sounds SUPER cute! Plus, it has a Shakespeare theme, AND it happens to refer to one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, as well. An ALL-AROUND winner!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting on my own CWW post!! Hope you're having a GREAT week!! <3 :)

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    1. I AGREE, and you're the only one who mentioned that the titles both have the word "Hearts" AND if you can tell, both have "sewing" elements that look like the cover had stuff sewn onto it :) I guess I thought I was being clever by sticking these two together, and I'm glad you noticed :D haha. Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. The Hearts We Sold looks amazing. I can't wait to read it myself.
    Great choices this week :)

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    1. Eeep, I hope you end up loving it! Thank you for stopping by :D

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  19. OMG THE HEARTS WE SOLD THO. THAT SOUNDS LIKE A ME BOOK IF EVER I HEARD OF ONE. 😍😍 And Emma Mills always seems to be coming out with a new book?! Haha. Good on her!!

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  20. The Hearts We Sold is one of my most anticipated releases this year. I absolutely loved Emily Lloyd-Jones' Illusive series. And Foolish Hearts sounds really cute, I hope you love both of these. :)

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  21. I haven't seen these books before now, but gosh, they both look GORGEOUS :D I hope you will love them tons Brittany. <3 Curious now :)

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