Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#86): The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: January 13, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

To fight her destiny as the missing heir to a powerful and dangerous secret society, sixteen-year-old Avery West must solve an ancient puzzle in a deadly race across Europe. Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code.

Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. 

They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead. 

To thwart their plans, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the landmarks of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul and through a web of ancient legends and lies. And unless she can stay one step ahead of beautiful, volatile Stellan, who knows she’s more than she seems, and can decide whether to trust mysterious, magnetic Jack, she may be doomed after all.



Okay, yes, it's contemporary... but it's thriller-ish, and it sounds great! Europe! Forbidden love! Secret society! :D

58 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun read... wonder what the cover will be like.

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    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  2. Nice! Haven't heard of this one! Cover reveals are so hard to wait for when they're a read you really want!


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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one before. Intrigued to see the cover now. Nice choice. I'll be adding this to my TBR list.
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    Have a great week. :)

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    1. I want to see it too! Good to hear, Tracey. And thank you so much!

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  4. I saw this one somewhere and it does sound intriguing! A thrillerish secret society and puzzle solving and forbidden love!

    My WOW

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    1. YES! There are many attracting factors ;D

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  5. This sounds interesting. Wish there was a cover, oh well can't have everything. This book might be a wish list contender.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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    1. Soon, I suppose. I hope you add it, Grace!

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  6. Sounds like a great concept. I hope you get to read it soon.

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  7. BOOOOOOOOOO, why 2015? :( No fair. Can't wait to see the cover, too!

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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    1. Right?! All of my WoWs from now on will be post-2014 D: I hope the cover is pretttyyyy ;)

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  8. Sounds very exciting, Alyssa, and it's all new to me. Guess I'm adding it to my TBR :) Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  9. Oh my gosh, this sounds freaking amazing!! I am definitely adding this on Goodreads :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Zareena @ Books and Books

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    1. It does! I'm pretty excited. Awesomeeee, Zareena! You're very welcome!

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  10. Wow, this sounds amazing. I hadn't heard of it, but I'm adding it to my TBR list right now. Thanks for sharing!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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    1. I agree! I just happened upon it on Goodreads. I hope you enjoy it if/when you read it, Amber!

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  11. Love the idea of a YA Davinci Code -- great pick :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  12. I'm not big on Contemporary books, but I know A LOT of bloggers are, so I hope you get this one soon and enjoy it!!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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    1. Personally, I'm not either, but I make a lot of exceptions (I try and be as diverse in my reading as possible). Thank you!

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  13. I haven't heard of this one, but it sounds exciting. I hope you enjoy reading it! Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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  14. Hmmm, I hadn't heard about this one before, but thriller with secret societies sounds quite up my alley!
    Thanks for sharing, Alyssa!

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    1. Exactly! I think so too! You're very welcome, Pili, and thank you!

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  15. This sounds amazing! Secret societies? Sign me up! I can't wait to see what the cover looks like! :D

    Amber @ The Book Bratz
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    1. Right?! Yes! And I hope it's as gorgeous (or more) than its placeholder cover!

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  16. Sounds interesting :D Probably not for me, hah, but I hope you love it Alyssa :D Thank you for sharing. <3

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  17. I have this one in my TBR list too. It sounds so exciting and original. Great pick Alyssa!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that! Thank you, Liza :)

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  18. Sounds interesting! I like Dan Brown's books and I can never pass up a good thriller. Europe as a setting is a plus too ;D Can't wait to see the cover for this one. Really cool pick! Hope you have a nice rest of the week :)

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    1. I want more YA books set in Europe! I can think of... Amy Plum's debut series o.O I hope it's a great cover! Thank you, Roy ^_^

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  19. That is a very interesting sounding premise! Quite a bit going on there! Great choice! Thanks so much for stopping by my post earlier.

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    1. I think so too! You're welcome, Lisa, and thank YOU!

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  20. This really does sound good, Alyssa! But I'm dying to see the cover, I hope it gets revealed soon! Thanks for visiting my WOW:-)

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    1. I hope they reveal it soon! I want to see it - if the placeholder is so pretty, I can't imagine the actual cover :D You're welcome, Tammy!

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  21. This one sounds really, really good. I love that it is set in Europe too! I can't wait to see the cover. Great pick!

    -Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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    1. I'm excited about the setting! And the cover. Thank you!

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  22. This book sounds so interesting! I can't wait to see the cover! Great pick Alyssa! x

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  23. Honestly I was sold at the forbidden love part lol I am such a sucker for that. Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. ME TOO :D Well, when they have happy endings. Thank you!

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  24. IT GOT A NEW TITLE! I'm decently sure this used to be called THE ELITES lol. BUT OH MY GOSH RIGHT? This one sounds absolutely AMAZINGGGGGGG. Thrillers. Yes. Socialites. Yes. Also conspiracies? Yesssssssssss

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    1. Yup! I think the new title is pretty cool. I hope it's awesome! Definitely a book you'd probably enjoy, Nikki :D

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  25. Haha, I'm thinking the same thing. Europe + forbidden love + secret society = yes, please! I'm looking forward to this. Great pick. :)

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    1. EXACTLY!! We're in for a treat, I'm sure of it, Kaitlin :D Thank you!

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  26. This makes me think of Ally Carter's Heist Society! Which I LOVE, so I'm in! (Oh, and look! The synopsis on Goodreads mentions Ally Carter! I'm so good.) I can't decide if I like the new title better than the old one, but whatever. :D

    Great pick, Alyssa!

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    1. Hmm, I've never read her Heist Society, I don't think. And yup, it seems to be a *you* book. I like the new title! I hope you enjoy this one when you read it, Rachel ^_^

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  27. I thought this book sounded so cool, but then I read somewhere that there would be a love triangle.... ugh. There seems to be so many next year. :(

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    1. Am now seeing this comment O_O I hate to hear that, ughhh! But I still want to read the book. Hopefully there won't be one...

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