Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wednesday Wishlist

Happy Wednesday my peachy peaches!

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 and a GIVEAWAY might result! 

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Title: A Wind in the Door
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication: March 1976
Pages: 203

A Wind in the Door is a fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe, the chief characters of A Wrinkle in Time. The seed from which the story grows is a rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's having difficulty in adapting to school. He is extremely bright, so much so that he gets punched around a lot for being "different". He is also strangely, seriously ill (mitochondritis - the destruction of farandolae, minute creatures of the mitochondria in the blood). Determined to help Charles Wallace in school, Meg pays a visit to his principal, Mr. Jenkins, a dry, cold man with whom Meg herself ahs had unfortunate run-ins. The interview with Mr. Jenkins goes badly and Meg worriedly returns home to find Charles Wallace waiting for her. "There are," he announces, "dragons in the twins' vegetable garden. Or there were. They've moved to the north pasture now."

Dragons? Not really, but an entity, a being stanger by far than dragons; and the encounter with this alien creature is only the first step that leads Meg, Calvin, and Mr. Jenkins out into galactic space, and then into the unimaginable small world of a mitochondrion. And, at last, safely, triumphantly, home.

Why I Want to Read:

I LOVED "A Wrinkle in Time". It was one of my childhood favorites and to this day whenever I read it or watch the movie I can't help but feel that cozy, comfortable, feeling of being young again. As much as I loved the first book I never actually finished the series so I am aching to get a hold of the second book now and enjoy L'Engle the way I did when I was a little girl.

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Title: Born Wicked
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Genre: YA Fantasy

Publication: February 7, 2012
Pages: 330

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

Why I Want to Read:
Aside from the fact that this cover is beautiful (and I do tend to lend a bit of a judgement on book-covers) the description of the book sounds absolutely fabulous. A story I could really get into. I've walked by this book numerous times at our local book seller and have yet to pick it up. And so... I am without "Born Wicked". I plan to remedy that during my next visit to the bookstore!

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Title: Nevermore
Author: Kelly Creagh
Genre: Fantasy
Publication: August 31, 2010
Pages: 543
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

His life depends on it.

Why I Want to Read:
Okay, to be very honest, I think this cover is awful. If I would have seen this just walking through the book store I would have skipped it. Pale, dark haired, high-cheek-boned man (who looks 30 by the way, not like a teenager at all) and the... what... 12 year old blonde girl in what looks like a bra (I know it's a dress, people, but still) pressed up against him. Yeeeeaaah... no. However, after reading the synopsis and then getting a gander at a decent review of the book, I decided that it's worth a try. I love Poe, so I'm interested to see what new twist this will put on things.

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Title: Neverwhere

Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Modern Fantasy/Thriller
Publication: November 1, 1998
Pages: 370

Richard Mayhew is a plain man with a good heart - and an ordinary life that is changed forever on a day he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. From that moment forward he is propelled into a world he never dreamed existed - a dark subculture flourishing in abandoned subway stations and sewer tunnels below the city - a world far stranger and more dangerous than the only one he has ever known...
Why I Want to Read:
It's Neil Gaiman! It's a crazy under city society!  Did I mention that it's NEIL GAIMAN! Okay. Thought so. Just making sure.

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Title: The Little Prince
Author:Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Genre: In a Genre of its Own
Publication: 1943
Pages: 91

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

Why I Want to Read:
I would prefer the French version of this book considering my French Studies...studies... and what not, but I'm happy happy to look for  the English version too. I hear people quote this book when they've never even read it, that's just how awesome it must be. Anyway, I know the story but I've never read cover to cover. It's about time I did. Wish list!

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That's all for this Wishlist Wednesday love doves!

Until Next Blog,

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  1. Some wonderful picks on your wishlist. I loved Neverwhere and need to read The Little Prince again as well as the L'Engle trilogy (they sit dusy and neglected on my shelves) but Born Wicked and Nevermore! Holy smokes those sound awesome (I agree about the covers by the way!). I think I am going to add those to my wish list as well... :) Best!

  2. Well, the cover of Born Wicked is definitely enchanting, I will have to check it out, probably all the books you mentioned up there :) But thanks for sharing <3
    xoxo, Mariam @Book-A-Holic

  3. I've read Born Wicked and it was definitely an entertaining read with creative twists in the plot! Hope you won't have to be waiting long for it ;)

    And I loved A Wrinkle In Time as well, it was, and still is, my all-time favourite! I'm now a proud new follower of your blog, do drop by mine @ too!