Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Wishlist

Giveaway Reminders: 200 Follower Giveaway and "Pledged" Giveaway 

Happy Wednesday love doves!

Lots to cover today, so let's hop to it!


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. 

*Gilt (The Royal Circle #1)*

Title: Gilt
Author: Katherine Longshore
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Publication: May 15, 2012
Pages: 405
  In the court of King Henry VIII, nothing is free—
and love comes at the highest price of all.

When Kitty Tylney’s best friend, Catherine Howard, worms her way into King Henry VIII’s heart and brings Kitty to court, she’s thrust into a world filled with fabulous gowns, sparkling jewels, and elegant parties. No longer stuck in Cat’s shadow, Kitty’s now caught between two men—the object of her affection and the object of her desire. But court is also full of secrets, lies, and sordid affairs, and as Kitty witnesses Cat’s meteoric rise and fall as queen, she must figure out how to keep being a good friend when the price of telling the truth could literally be her head.

Why I Want to Read:
I love historical fiction. Just love it! This one looks like it will be particularly interesting. I do enjoy the cover... though Mr. J pointed out that this woman has a rather fuzzy nose. When he said this I rolled my eyes but upon closer inspection I found that he was right. The white makeup on the girl's face really makes the delicate hairs on her nose more noticeable. Interesting.

*Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1)*

Title: Birthmarked
Author: a
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication: March 30, 2010
Pages: 361

  In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the walled Enclave and those, like sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone, who live outside. Following in her mother’s footsteps Gaia has become a midwife, delivering babies in the world outside the wall and handing a quota over to be "advanced" into the privileged society of the Enclave. Gaia has always believed this is her duty, until the night her mother and father are arrested by the very people they so loyally serve.

Now Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught, but her choice is simple: enter the world of the Enclave to rescue her parents, or die trying.

A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish.

Why I Want to Read:
I'm normally not a huge fan of dystopian, but lately I've been getting a hold of some dystopian books that I've really really enjoyed. This one looks pretty good too. Points for the cover.

*I am Forbidden*

Title: I am Forbidden
Author: Anouk Markovits
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Publication: May 8, 2012
Pages:  271

  A family is torn apart by fierce belief and private longing in this unprecedented journey deep inside the most insular sect of Hasidic Jews, the Satmar.

     Opening in 1939 Transylvania, five-year-old Josef witnesses the murder of his family by the Romanian Iron Guard and is rescued by a Christian maid to be raised as her own son. Five years later, Josef rescues a young girl, Mila, after her parents are killed while running to meet the Rebbe they hoped would save them. Josef helps Mila reach Zalman Stern, a leader in the Satmar community, in whose home Mila is raised as a sister to Zalman’s daughter, Atara. With the rise of communism in central Europe, the family moves to Paris, to the Marais, where Zalman tries to raise his children apart from the city in which they live. Mila’s faith intensifies, while her beloved sister Atara discovers a world of books and learning that she cannot ignore.

     A beautifully crafted, emotionally gripping story of what happens when unwavering love, unyielding law, and centuries of tradition collide, I Am Forbidden announces the arrival of an extraordinarily gifted new voice and opens a startling window on a world closed to most of us.

Why I Want to Read:
I have a vaguely distinct feeling that this is going to be YA historical fiction at its finest. I hope I'm right.

*A Temptation of Angels*

Title: A Temptation of Angels
Author: Michelle Zink
Genre: YA Supernatural Romance
Publication: March 20, 2012
Pages: 435

  Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

Why I Want to Read:
If it's going to identify itself as an "epic romance", at least it has a descent cover. Though, I already decided this one seemed good enough to pick up so I'm not going to talk myself out of it! Will-read-this-book!


Title: Swoon
Author: Nina Malkin
Genre: Supernatural
Publication: May 19, 2009
Pages: 421

  Sin is coming... Prepare to Swoon.Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to accept her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut...until Dice's perfect, privileged cousin Penelope nearly dies in a fall from an old tree, and her spirit intertwines with that of a ghost. His name? Sinclair Youngblood Powers. His mission? Revenge. And while Pen is oblivious to the possession, Dice is all too aware of Sin. She's intensely drawn to him—but not at all crazy about the havoc he's wreaking. Determined to exorcise the demon, Dice accidentally sets Sin loose, gives him flesh, makes him formidable. Now she must destroy an even more potent—and irresistible—adversary, before the whole town succumbs to Sin's will. Only trouble is, she's in love with him.  What do you do when the boy of your dreams is too bad to be true?
Why I Want to Read:
Demons. Sin in human form. A doomed romance? Hm. Could be just about interesting enough to get through! (Iffy on the romance bit, but we'll see.)

* 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 :

❖❀❖❈❖ ❖❀❖ BORN WICKED ❖❀❖❈❖ ❖❀❖

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 currently have this fantastic looking book on hold at my local library. It's not due to be checked back in until the end of the month, though. *Sigh*

Well dearlings, that's all for today!

Find me tomorrow with a review for "HOURGLASS" by Myra McEntire.

Until Next Blog,

Read On!



  1. I really enjoyed Born Wicked. It's a slower paced book, but I really liked it.
    I remember that I read Swoon, but I barely remember it at all! And Gilt is one I've been eying too. Too many FANTASTIC books out there that I want!

  2. Great choices! Happy reading.

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva