Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Wishlist # 6

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Hello my wee little sunbeams!

Welcome to another WEDNESDAY WISHLIST.


* WEDNESDAY WISHLIST # 6*

Every week Auggie-Talk features WEDNESDAY WISHLIST.  On Wednesday I list 5 books that are on my wish-list along with a little blurb about why I want to read/own them. 

What are you wishing for? Link up at the bottom of this post. At the end of the month there will be a GIVEAWAY for the most wished for book.  

 *Shatter Me*


Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication: November 15, 2011
Pages: 338

Synopsis:
   Juliette hasn't touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don't fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war-- and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she's exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.

In this electrifying debut, Tahereh Mafi presents a world as riveting as The Hunger Games and a superhero story as thrilling as The X-Men. Full of pulse-pounding romance, intoxicating villainy, and high-stakes choices, Shatter Me is a fresh and original dystopian novel—with a paranormal twist—that will leave readers anxiously awaiting its sequel.

 
Why I Want to Read:
  I'm, weirdly, getting more and more into dystopian literature. It's started to grow on me. This one sounds pretty decent, though I have numerous problems with the cover.

 *Something Strange and Deadly*

Title: Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
Genre: YA Historical Paranormal Fiction
Publication: July 24, 2012
Pages: 400
Synopsis:
   The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

 
Why I Want to Read:
I don't like zombie books. Period. So I made the absolute decision that I was going to FORCE myself to read one. I mean, I can't really go around screaming that I hate zombie books if I haven't even read any. This one looks as good as any of the others I suppose, and it's highly anticipated by a lot of other bloggers. Might as well!


 *Apothecary*

Title: Apothecary
Author: Maile Meloy
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publication:  October 4, 2011
Pages: 362

Synopsis:   It’s 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows—a fascinating boy who’s not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin’s father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary’s sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies—Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.


Why I Want to Read:
This seems to have the potential to be a very adventurous middlegrade. Haven't read one of those in a while! 

 *The Possession of Cassie Quinn*

Title: The Possession of Cassie Quinn
Author: Maile Meloy
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Publication:  June 1, 2012
Pages: 200

Synopsis:   A long, dark driveway towards an old farmhouse. A new stepsister with a nasty streak. A little sister who runs off. Something sinister lurking in the woods. Cassie Quinn's new home comes with . . . complications. Cassie never believed in ghosts before. But now she is receiving strange messages, telling her to stay out of the woods. Are the messages just a ploy by her stepsister? Or are they warning her of an evil that stalks the shadows of the woods beyond her home?



Why I Want to Read:
Can you say SPOOKY! And I mean spooky. This cover is chilling! I can only hope that the story inside is just as! 


 *Wicked Autumn*

Title: Wicked Autumn
Author: G.M. Malliet
Genre: Mystery
Publication: September 13, 2011
Pages: 320

Synopsis:
What could be more dangerous than cozy village life in the English countryside?
Max Tudor has adapted well to his post as vicar of St. Edwold’s in the idyllic village of Nether Monkslip. The quiet village seems the perfect home for Max, who has fled a harrowing past as an MI5 agent. Now he has found a measure of peace among urban escapees and yoga practitioners, artists and crafters and New Agers. But this new-found serenity is quickly shattered when the highly vocal and unpopular president of the Women’s Institute turns up dead at the Harvest Fayre. The death looks like an accident, but Max’s training as a former agent kicks in, and before long he suspects foul play. 

Max has ministered to the community long enough to be familiar with the tangled alliances and animosities among the residents, but this tragedy surprises and confounds him. It is impossible to believe anyone in his lovely village capable of the crime, and yet given the victim, he must acknowledge that almost everyone had probably fantasized about killing Wanda Batton-Smythe.

As the investigation unfolds, Max becomes more intricately involved. Memories he’d rather not revisit are stirred, evoking the demons from the past which led him to Nether Monkslip. In WICKED AUTUMN, G.M. Malliet serves up an irresistible English village—deliciously skewered—a flawed but likeable protagonist, and a brilliantly modern version of the traditional drawing room mystery.



Why I Want to Read:
I needed to pick up a really good mystery. This one is set in an English village full of new-agers, yoga fanatics, and a former M15 agent? This sounds like it could be some amazing fun!



* Wishlist Books I've Obtained*







* Wishlist Wednesday *
(Pen To Paper)  
I've decided to start participating in this fantastic little meme hosted by Pen to Paper. Looks like fun!

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.
CURRENTLY my most wished for book on my wishlist is :








*Scarlet*



Title: Scarlet
Author: A.C. Gaughen
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: February 14, 2012
Pages: 292

Synopsis:
Many readers know the tale of Robin Hood, but they will be swept away by this new version full of action, secrets, and romance.

Posing as one of Robin Hood’s thieves to avoid the wrath of the evil Thief Taker Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only the Hood and his band know the truth: the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. Helping the people of Nottingham outwit the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham could cost Scarlet her life as Gisbourne closes in.

It’s only her fierce loyalty to Robin—whose quick smiles and sharp temper have the rare power to unsettle her—that keeps Scarlet going and makes this fight worth dying for.

 
Why I Want it: I must continue to feed my addiction to fable twists. Must. Must. Must. Not to mention, this female heroine seems like one I could really follow. She doesn't seem falkey or 'accidentally" special. Seems like she was made to be someone amazing and I'm looking forward to seeing how the author represented her character. I'm also very interested in seeing how Robin is portrayed. Love Robin Hood!



Well, That's all for this week's WEDNESDAY WISHLIST guys and dolls!

See you tomorrow for "Release Crazed" and hopefully a review!

Until Next Blog,

Read On!

~A.


5 comments:

  1. Wicked Autumn appeals to me on so many levels that I have added it to my wishlist as well. Your Wednesday Wishlist is always full of potential new treasures! :)

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  2. I'm dying to get my hands on The Possession of Cassie Quinn. Great choices this week!

    <33 Doodle

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  3. whoa. I love the cover for sisters red. It is so cool!. My friend has read the first book on your wishlist and she said it was really good. I have also been looking forward to Something Strange and Deadly. :)

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  4. Scarlet sounds wonderful and I love the cover. I've been eyeing up Sisters Red too

    Here are our picks!
    Lauren from Northern Plunder

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  5. Uuuu, Shatter me and Scarlet is something I also want! They both sound great :D Hope we get to read it soon :)

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