Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Wednesday Wishlist

Happy Second Day of the New Year, my dolls!


I hope that you all had a wonderful star to the New Year and that your resolutions are firmly made. I kept mine pretty simple this year. Less sweets, more reading, and more writing.

On to Wednesday Wishlist! 
* WEDNESDAY WISHLIST # 12*

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. 




Timepiece
Title:  Timepiece
Author: Myra McEntire
Genre:
YA Supernatural
Publication:
June 12, 2012
Pages:
325

Synopsis:


A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples - cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers' return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered - with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...


Why I Want to Read It:  I read the first of this series earlier this year and enjoyed it well-enough. Actually, I wasn't too keen on hopping right into the next one but now that some time has passed I'm interested in seeing how Hourglass is holding up.



Mermaid
Title:  Mermaid
Author: Carolyn Turgeon
Genre:
YA Fairy-Tale Twist
Publication:
March 1, 2011
Pages:
240

Synopsis:


Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning, as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a nearly drowned man in her arms. By the time Margrethe reaches the shore, the mermaid has disappeared into the sea. As Margrethe nurses the handsome stranger back to health, she learns that not only is he a prince, he is also the son of her father's greatest rival. Sure that the mermaid brought this man to her for a reason, Margrethe devises a plan to bring peace to her kingdom.

Meanwhile, the mermaid princess Lenia longs to return to the human man she carried to safety. She is willing to trade her home, her voice, and even her health for legs and the chance to win his heart...

A surprising take on the classic tale, Mermaid is the story of two women with everything to lose. It will make you think twice about the fairy tale you heard as a child, keeping you in suspense until the very last page


Why I Want to Read It:  I'm aching to read this! Disney was cute, but the legitimate story is reviting and heartbreaking...complete with betrayal,  attempted murder, and suicide. Okay, not my favorite fairy-tale, but I'm still interested in seeing how Ms. Turgeon throws our perspectives for a loop with regards to the human woman, because who DOESN'T feel angry towards the tart in the original story that stole the prince away from the mermaid girl? I mean geez.


Sweet Venom
Title: Sweet Venom
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
Genre:
YA Mythology
Publication:
September 6, 2011
Pages:
345

Synopsis:


Grace just moved to San Francisco and is excited to start over at a new school. The change is full of fresh possibilities, but it’s also a tiny bit scary. It gets scarier when a minotaur walks in the door. And even more shocking when a girl who looks just like her shows up to fight the monster.

Gretchen is tired of monsters pulling her out into the wee hours, especially on a school night, but what can she do? Sending the minotaur back to his bleak home is just another notch on her combat belt. She never expected to run into this girl who could be her double, though.

Greer has her life pretty well put together, thank you very much. But that all tilts sideways when two girls who look eerily like her appear on her doorstep and claim they're triplets, supernatural descendants of some hideous creature from Greek myth, destined to spend their lives hunting monsters.

These three teenage descendants of Medusa, the once-beautiful gorgon maligned by myth, must reunite and embrace their fates in this unique paranormal world where monsters lurk in plain sight.



Why I Want to Read It: Monster hunting descendants of MEDUSA? Wowers. Finally, an author that's picking a less loved Mythological character and making their offspring non-repulsive and kind of awesome. Way to go!


Unspoken
Title:  Unspoken
Author: Sarah Rees BrennanGenre: YA Supernatural
Publication:
September 11, 2012
Pages:
370

Synopsis:


Kami Glass loves someone she’s never met . . . a boy she’s talked to in her head ever since she was born. She wasn’t silent about her imaginary friend during her childhood, and is thus a bit of an outsider in her sleepy English town of Sorry-in-the-Vale. Still, Kami hasn’t suffered too much from not fitting in. She has a best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is in order, just the way she likes it, despite the voice in her head.

But all that changes when the Lynburns return.

The Lynburn family has owned the spectacular and sinister manor that overlooks Sorry-in-the-Vale for centuries. The mysterious twin sisters who abandoned their ancestral home a generation ago are back, along with their teenage sons, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami. Kami is not one to shy away from the unknown—in fact, she’s determined to find answers for all the questions Sorry-in-the-Vale is suddenly posing. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him? Does she hate him? Can she trust him?



Why I Want to Read It: Aside from the cover-love, I like the spectacularly spooky potential of "Unspoken".


The Spindlers
Title:  The Spindlers
Author: Lauren Oliver
Genre:
Middle-grade Supernatural
Publication:
October 2, 2012
Pages:
246

Synopsis:


One night when Liza went to bed, Patrick was her chubby, stubby, candy-grubbing and pancake-loving younger brother, who irritated and amused her both, and the next morning, when she woke up, he was not. In fact, he was quite, quite different.

When Liza's brother, Patrick, changes overnight, Liza knows exactly what has happened: The spindlers have gotten to him and stolen his soul.

She knows, too, that she is the only one who can save him.

To rescue Patrick, Liza must go Below, armed with little more than her wits and a broom. There, she uncovers a vast world populated with talking rats, music-loving moles, greedy troglods, and overexcitable nids . . . as well as terrible dangers. But she will face her greatest challenge at the spindlers' nests, where she encounters the evil queen and must pass a series of deadly tests--or else her soul, too, will remain Below forever.

From New York Times best-selling author Lauren Oliver comes a bewitching story about the reaches of loyalty, the meaning of love, and the enduring power of hope.



Why I Want to Read It: This reminds me of something that Diana Wynne Jones might have penned, and I'm looking for that next author that really catches my interest the way she was able to. The cover is gorgeous and the story sounds promising. I can't wait to give it a read!
 



* Wishlist Wednesday *
(Pen To Paper)  
I participate in this fantastic little meme hosted by Pen to Paper.

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 :



Shadow of Night
Title: Shadow of Night
Author: Deborah Harkness
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
Publication Date: July 10, 2012
Pages: 584

Synopsis: "Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown"—the thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.  


I've already checked this one out from the library, but this is a book that I want to OWN. It's on sale 50% off right now at my Local Bookstore. It's the Hardcover version but, I know this sounds a bit nuts, because I own "Discovery of Withces" in paperback I feel the need to keep with the theme. I started the series in paperback so I suppose I'm going to finish it that way.


And that's all for this Wednesday Wishlist, my dolls. 

Until Next Blog, 

Read On! 




8 comments:

  1. I still need to read Hourglass and Sweet Venom :) Awesome choices!

    Janina
    My WW!

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  2. I've been craving to read Timepiece! Also Shadow of NIght! Hope you get to it soon!

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  3. I have read none of these books! I want to read that Lauren Oliver book, Lauren is my fav. author!
    Here's my WW
    http://iloveteenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-7.html
    Have a great day!

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  4. I really want to read Hourglass and Sweet Venom is on my wishlist too. You chose lots of good books!

    Here's my Wishlist Wednesday!

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  5. Shadow of Night was recently on my wishlist as well! I loved the first one and can't wait to get my hands on that one. I was really intrigued by Mermaid and will be adding that one to my list! Sweet Venom was really good. I still have to read the second one. Happy Reading!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
    My WW: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4087694888589694870#editor/target=post;postID=7970491586630133458

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  6. Wow, so many great books, I want all of these myself! Hope we get them soon :)

    Happy reading.
    My WW

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  7. Ow I know that feeling that you want your series to match so do not be ashamed. For one series I actually exchanged books in the second hand bookstore to get the ones matching my *most* of the series. I read Shadow of the Night last year and liked it a lot. Hope you will be able to get it from the library soon so you can sit back and wait for your paperback match.

    I love the cover of Timepiece.

    My wishlist wednesday

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  8. Some of the books sound so good. I love the take on the Little Mermaid fairy-tale, sounds really interesting. Unspoken sounds rather sinister too might have to check that one out. I read Shadow of the Night last year and it was so good. I loved A Discovery of Witches and the ending left me wanting more so getting to read it was great.

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/wishlist-wednesday-23.html

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