TODAY is WEDNESDAY WISHLIST! I also participate in WISHLIST WEDNESDAY by Pen to Paper. You'll find that as well, just read on!
* WEDNESDAY WISHLIST # 11 *
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.
Genre: YA Supernatural
Publication: September 5, 2012
In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.
All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.
From Melissa Marr, bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series and "Graveminder," comes a brand-new tale of lush secrets, dark love, and the struggle to forge one's own destiny.
Why I Want to Read It: I'm not entirely sure about this one. But, why not? Plus, the cover is actually very intriguing. I don't have very high hopes for this book to be incredible based off of the synopsis but my curiosity has been engaged with the whole "Carnival of Souls" thing.
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Publication: April 1, 200
The novels of the Dresden Files have become synonymous with action-packed urban fantasy and non-stop fun. Storm Front is Jim Butcher's first novel and introduces his most famous and popular character-Harry Dresden, wizard for hire.
For his first case, Harry is called in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with the blackest of magic. At first, the less-than-solvent Harry's eyes light up with dollar signs. But where there's black magic, there's a black mage. Now, that black mage knows Harry's name. And things are about to get very...interesting.
Why I Want to Read It: Honestly, a customer today talked me into wanting to begin this series. She went on and on about how great and dynamic it was. "Cold Days" was released recently and is really popular amongst book-readers. So, why not?
Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Publication: August 30, 2011
Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.
Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime.
In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation.
But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.
Why I Want to Read It: I mean... COME ON! Did you even read the synopsis? Battle between the strong "wanteds" and the band of those who managed to escape extermination. We've got magic, we've got adventure, we've got two twins separated by a huge and seemingly uncrossable social gap... yes, this sounds like a book to read.
Publication: October 1, 2009
First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire - and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Why I Want to Read It: A soulless woman in Victorian society? Vampires and werewolves of course... but I'm intrigued to see how this author maneuvers an old and worn out paranormal setting into a splendidly fun sounding setting.
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publication: February 22, 2011
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical—born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way—every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.
Why I Want to Read It I've been more and more into dystopian recently. Actually, I'm rather surprised at myself over it, but this seems fantastically creepy and adventurous all at the same time. A bit dark and shadowy with a splash of color from a good storyline... that's what I'm hoping to find in this book.
* Wishlist Wednesday *
(Pen To Paper)
I participate in this fantastic little meme hosted by Pen to Paper.
CURRENTLY my most wished for book on my wishlist is :
Publication: January 20, 2011
A major new talent tackles the complicated terrain of sisters, the power of books, and the places we decide to call home.
There is no problem that a library card can't solve.
The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home, ostensibly to care for their ailing mother, but really to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. See, we love each other. We just don't happen to like each other very much. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from-one another, their small hometown, and themselves-might offer more than they ever expected.
And that's all for this Wednesday Wishlist, my dolls.
Until Next Blog,