Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Wednesday Wishlist # 7


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Hello my wee little sunbeams!

Welcome to another WEDNESDAY WISHLIST.


* WEDNESDAY WISHLIST # 7*

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.  

*Sweetly*

Title:
Sweetly
Author: Jackson Pearce
Genre: Fairytale Retelling
Publication: August 23, 2011
Pages: 310

Synopsis: As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too.

Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in sleepy Live Oak, South Carolina. They're invited to stay with Sophia Kelly, a beautiful candy maker who molds sugary magic: coveted treats that create confidence, bravery, and passion.

Life seems idyllic and Gretchen and Ansel gradually forget their haunted past -- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel. He tells her the witch isn't gone -- it's lurking in the forest, preying on girls every year after Live Oak's infamous chocolate festival, and looking to make Gretchen its next victim. Gretchen is determined to stop running and start fighting back. Yet the further she investigates the mystery of what the witch is and how it chooses its victims, the more she wonders who the real monster is.

Gretchen is certain of only one thing: a monster is coming, and it will never go away hungry.

Why I Want to Read it:
This is the 2nd in the Fables series by Jackson Pearce. The first was "Sisters Red". First of all, the cover is divine. Secondly, this fable-twist sounds AMAZING. Creative, fun, unique. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on this one.



*The Buddha in the Attic*


Title:
The Buddha in the Attic
Author: Julie Otsuka
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publication: August 23, 2011
Pages: 129

Synopsis: Julie Otsuka’s long awaited follow-up to When the Emperor Was Divine (“To watch Emperor catching on with teachers and students in vast numbers is to grasp what must have happened at the outset for novels like Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird” —The New York Times) is a tour de force of economy and precision, a novel that tells the story of a group of young women brought over from Japan to San Francisco as ‘picture brides’ nearly a century ago.

In eight incantatory sections, The Buddha in the Attic traces their extraordinary lives, from their arduous journey by boat, where they exchange photographs of their husbands, imagining uncertain futures in an unknown land; to their arrival in San Francisco and their tremulous first nights as new wives; to their backbreaking work picking fruit in the fields and scrubbing the floors of white women; to their struggles to master a new language and a new culture; to their experiences in childbirth, and then as mothers, raising children who will ultimately reject their heritage and their history; to the deracinating arrival of war.

In language that has the force and the fury of poetry, Julie Otsuka has written a singularly spellbinding novel about the American dream.

Why I Want to Read It: This seems so compelling. Immigration to America is a topic that I normally enjoy in fiction novels, so this one sets itself up to be pretty decent. I'm looking forward to this one.


*Between the Lines*


Title:
Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Genre: a
Publication: June 26, 2012
Pages: 358

Synopsis: What happens when happily ever after... isn’t?

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.


Why I Want to Read It: This one has really been on everyone's  "Must Read" radar lately and I've seen it featured in a few book news magazines. It will be interesting to see what a mother-daughter duo has come up with.


*Rump*


Title:
Rump
Author: Liesl Shurtliff
Genre: Middlegrade Fairytale
Publication: April 13, 2011
Pages: 272

Synopsis: Rump has never known his full name—his mother died before she could tell him. So all his life he's been teased for his half-a-name. But when he finds an old spinning wheel, his luck seems to change. For Rump discovers he can spin straw into gold. Magical gold.

His best friend Red Riding Hood warns him that magic is dangerous—and she's right! That gold is worth its weight in trouble. And with each thread he spins, Rump weaves himself deeper into a curse.

There's only one way to break the spell: Rump must go on a quest to find his true name, along the way defending himself against pixies, trolls, poison apples, and one beautiful but vile-mannered queen. The odds aren't great for a small boy in a land full of fairytale bullies, but with courage and friendship—and a cheeky sense of humor—Rump just might triumph in the end.


Why I Want to Read It: First of all.... the title is hilarious. I suspect that the rest of the book is just as cute. The cover is fantastic and the dual main-characters are going to offer a lot of different perspective. Yay!


* The College of Magics*

Title: The College of Magics
Author: Caroline Stevermer
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: October 3, 2002
Pages: 480

Synopsis: Teenager Faris Nallaneen is the heir to the small northern dukedom of Galazon. Too young still to claim her title, her despotic Uncle Brinker has ruled in her place. Now he demands she be sent to Greenlaw College. For her benefit he insists. To keep me out of the way, more like it!

But Greenlaw is not just any school-as Faris and her new best friend Jane discover. At Greenlaw students major in . . . magic.

But it's not all fun and games. When Faris makes an enemy of classmate Menary of Aravill, life could get downright . . . deadly.






Why I Want to Read It: This was recommended to me based on my enjoyment of the Diana Wynne Jones novels. I'm only hoping that they are even half as wonderful, because then I'll have a new author to look out for!!!!



* 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 :



*Between the Lines*



Title:
Between the Lines
Author: Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Genre: a
Publication: June 26, 2012
Pages: 358

Synopsis: What happens when happily ever after... isn’t?

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.


Well my love doves, that's all for today!

I'll see you tomorrow for another RELEASE CRAZED!

Until Next Blog,

Read On!

~A.


1 comment:

  1. I want to read Sweetly, too! I love fairy tale retellings. I hadn't heard of the others.

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