Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly Meme where we list the one book we wish for the most! Auggie and Tori will both list theirs. Add your wish to the Linky and at the end of the month maybe you'll get a surprise!

Auggie's Pick


Title: Spellbinder

Author:  Helen Stringer
Genre: Middlegrade Paranormal
Pages: 384
Publication Date:  January 1, 2009


Belladonna Johnson can see ghosts. It’s a trait she’s inherited from her mother’s side of the family, like blue eyes or straight hair. And it’s a trait she could do without, because what twelve-year-old wants to be caught talking to someone invisible?

It is convenient, though, after Belladonna’s parents are killed in a car accident. They can live with her the same as always, watching the same old TV shows in their same old house. Nothing has changed . . . until everything changes.

One night, with no warning, they vanish into thin air—along with every other ghost in the world. It’s what some people think ghosts are supposed to do, but Belladonna knows it’s all wrong. They may not be living, but they’re not supposed to be gone.

With the help of her classmate Steve, a master of sneaking and spying, Belladonna is left to uncover what’s become of the spirits and to navigate a whole world her parents have kept well-hidden. If she can’t find her way, she’ll lose them again—this time for good.

Why It's On My List: 
First of all... the girl's name is Belladonna. BELLADONNA! My unyielding love for this name alone could have easily stoked the coals of my interest but then they have to go and add ghosts and psychic children to the mix. I haven't gotten over my young-outrage at the lack of spooky and spectacular books for readers my age when I was...well... that age. A girl can read the Goosebumps series only so many times.

Anyway.  I've got a soft spot for awkward, dorky, psychic children so this one is right up my alley.

Tori's Pick


Title: Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Paige
Genre: YA/Fairytale Retelling
Pages:  452
Publication Date: April 1, 2013

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.

But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened? Dorothy.

They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.

I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.

I've been trained to fight.

And I have a mission.

Why It's On My List:

I was, to put it delicately, absolutely obsessed with The Wizard of Oz when I was a child. The witches, the munchkins, and a road made of "gold" leading you to a wizard that can give you what you want? ABSOLUTELY! I watched the very very very old VHS tape until it finally had to be retired. So "Dorothy Must Die" is an absolute must read for me. I see some ruby red slippers in my future! 

So What's on your wishlist?

Link up for a fun Wednsday hop! Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly Meme where we list the one book we wish for the most! Add your wish to the Linky and at the end of the month maybe you'll get a surprise!

1 comment:

  1. Great books, the second one is on my wishlist as well!