Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST

Happy Wednesday my lovelies!

We're halfway through the week ALREADY?! Oh my goodness! I tell you what, yesterday was SO MUCH FUN but painting a kitchen does take up a lot of time so I wasn't able to give you guys a post. I'll make up for it tomorrow with ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! How's that sound? Good? GREAT!

For today, though, I've got another WEDNESDAY WISHLIST for all of my peaches out there! What are you clamoring to read?

Enjoy!


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Title: The Restorer
Author:  Amanda Stevens
Genre: Supernatural
Publication: April 19, 2011
Pages: 376

Synopsis: Amelia Gray has always been aware of ghosts, and now she travels all over the South cleaning up forgotten or abandoned graveyards. When an enigmatic yet haunted police detective asks for her help to trap a serial killer, their growing attraction constitutes the very gravest of threats.

Why I want to read it: 


I very much enjoy paranormal mysteries/thrillers. The cover of this book caught me, and I remember thinking to myself the first time I saw it "Wow! I need to read this."I haven't read a good mystery/thriller in a while. I figure I'm past due!


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Title: SplinteredAuthor: A.G. HowardGenre: YA FantasyPublication: January 1st, 2013 (To Be Released)Pages: 400
Synopsis:
For sixteen years, Alyssa Gardner has lived with the stigma of being descended from Alice Liddell—the real life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s famed novel, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But cruel jokes about dormice and tea parties can’t compare to the fact that Alyssa hears the whispers of bugs and flowers... the same quirk which sent her mother to a mental institution years before.

When her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong for Alyssa to bear, she seeks the origins of their family curse. A set of heirlooms and a moth tied to an unusual website lead Alyssa and her gorgeous best friend / secret crush, Jeb, down the rabbit hole into the real Wonderland, a place more twisted and eerie than Lewis Carroll ever let on.

There, creepy counterparts of the original fairytale crew reveal the purpose for Alyssa’s journey, and unless she fixes the things her great-great-great grandmother Alice put wrong, Wonderland will have her head.
Why I want to read it: 

For those of you who don't know, I'm a sucker for Alice in Wonderland. I love Lewis Carols original stories and have been fond of many of the remakes. After this latest movie I've been kind of itching for more Alice. I know I'll have to wait until next year, but this book seems like it will be WELL worth it!



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Title: The Trouble With Magic
Author: Madelyn Alt
Genre: Supernatural Mystery
Publication: January 3, 2006
Pages: 261

Synopsis:
Antiques-shop clerk Maggie O'Neill was a little weirded out when she discovered her new boss Felicity was a witch. But when Felicity becomes the suspect in a local murder, Maggie must enlist Felicity's wiccan friends for help--and discover her own spellbinding talent.Why I want to read it: 

I've begun to enjoy the magical mystery books. There are quite a few of them out there and I have to say that it really does take the bad taste out of my mouth left by other mystery series that had nothing but suspense. I enjoy suspense and thrill but only if there are other aspects as well.







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Title: Cinder
Author: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: January 3, 2012
Pages: 387

Synopsis:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, the ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.
Why I want to read it: 

I've been seeing this on the shelves for months now and I've almost picked it up SO MANY TIMES! GAH! Every time I go for it though I talk myself out of it. I very rarely buy full-priced hard-cover books. VERY RARELY. The prices are too expensive for what I know I can get on kindle for less. I can usually be pretty patient enough, as well, to wait for the paperback versions. This one though... this one keeps singing to me from the shelves. I think next time I got to my LBS I'll have to pick it up.

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Title: Girl Of Nightmares
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication: August 7, 2012
Pages: 304

Synopsis:
It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on.

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live--not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.
Why I want to read it: 

I own the first in this series, "Anna Dressed in Blood", on my kindle so I'm excited to be getting my hands on this second one. The cover-art is really compelling (and creepy, which is a plus). I'm just hoping that these books can live up to their creepy boasting!


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Title: Dark Companion
Author: Marta Acosta
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publication: July 3, 2012
Pages: 368

Synopsis:
When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She's even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper's cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something's not quite right about the school -- or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She's also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member.

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school...and be bound to Birch Grove forever?
Why I want to read it: 

Everywhere I see this book. Everyone wants this book. I have to say that this normally wouldn't be a cover I'd snatch up right away, but with as many people clamoring to read this I'm going to have to check it out for myself.


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Title: The Selection
Author:  Kiera Cass
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: April 24, 2012
Pages: 378

Synopsis:
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself- and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.


Why I want to read it: 

Biblical Esther meets Princess Society meets Miss America pageant? I have noooo idea. Honestly I'm really not expecting to LOVE this book, but I'm interested enough that I do want to grab it up and hopefully after reading be pleasantly surprised!


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Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication: May 3, 2011
Pages: 487

Synopsis:
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
Why I want to read it:

This one is really simple... I want to read Insurgent. Badly. I thought that Insurgent was the first in a series and just when I was going to buy it I was confronted with the information that it's actually #2. This means I'm going to have to read #1 first! Yeeg!
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Title: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: June 5, 2012
Pages: 358

Synopsis:
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.
Why I want to read it: 

This book seems very very very promising. The Synopsis itself wasn't long enough for me! I wanted to read more! If that's any indication then I'm going to be flipping through these pages rather quickly and I'm probably going to end up getting stuck anxiously waiting for the next one by this author. Hmm. I don't mind that at all!

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Title: The Mark of Athena
Author: Rick Riordan
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: October 2, 2012
Pages: 608

Synopsis:
In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven?
The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophesy remains a mystery. . . . With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.

Why I want to read it: 

This one is easy! I love Rick Riordan and I've read all of the "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" books as well as all of the previous "Heroes of Olympus" books. The last one in this series was fantastic! I'm really gearing up for this one to be available!

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Alright dearlings! That's all for this Wednesday!

Everyone have a great day and we'll see you tomorrow!

Until Next Blog,

Read On!

~A.



2 comments:

  1. Most of these I also want to read starting with the Selection!

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  2. Cinder is amazing!

    And I really cannot wait for Splintered. That cover is so completely fantastic. I expect it fits the story perfectly.

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